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  • Company briefs

    Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 as well as updates to its Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing services will be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2014. The new updates...

  • Fur enough

    The Meow Chat app has been around for a while, quietly building a following. Then suddenly, the developers started sending thousands of invites through Facebook. So what is it and what can it do for you? The Meow Chat app is a cross between...

  • Malta’s insurance market

    Malta’s insurance market

    Insurance activities have long been part of Malta’s tradition because of the link with Malta’s maritime trade with other Mediterranean countries. This long tradition can be traced as far back to the 14th century, when Maltese merchants partnered...

  • Put the kettle on

    Put the kettle on

    Despite what its name may suggest, the iKettle isn’t part of Apple’s drive to take over your life. Rather, it’s a British invention that continues the long tradition of making a cup of tea as convenient as possible. The Wi-Fi enabled kettle lets...

  • Real estate agent expands its operations

    Real estate agent expands its operations

    Simon Mamo, the estate agency set up in the 1980s along with Perry, Dhalia, Sara Grech and Frank Salt, had taken the decision to focus on the rental market from early days. As the market evolved and IT became widely available and efficient, Simon...

  • Disclaimer

    The information published in this page is intended for information purposes only. Any legal claim or action taken in the event of a dispute should be based solely on the legal texts concerned. For more information, call the Office for Consumer...

  • Switching it on

    Switching it on

    Three projects run by the Malta Communications Authority in connection with the Digital Malta strategy are helping citizens become more digitally enabled. MCA chairman Dr Edward Woods tells Stephanie Fsadni about the work involved. Malta’s future...

  • Planes, mazes at City Gate

    Planes, mazes at City Gate

    St George’s Square will be hosting parts of an aircraft and an artistic maze at this year’s Science in the City, to take place on Friday. Lufthansa Technik Malta will be displaying a model aircraft and real-sized sections, while Logix Creative and...

  • Being prepared to complain

    Being prepared to complain

    When faced with a problem, consumers should first speak to the seller or service provider who sold them the product or service. When complaining, consumers should present the documents related to the purchase, the most important of which is the...

  • A life as a computer specialist

    Today, technology is no longer the reserve of specialists – rather, it’s in the realm of every individual in the developed and the developing world. The intensity of technology is on the increase even in our daily lives: as an example, just...

  • WebCheck initiative targets sports

    The implementation of the WebCheck project in the tourism sector, in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority, has led the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) to offer a similar initiative targeting the sports sector, in particular, small...

  • Purchase of tiles

    Purchase of tiles

    Q: I needed to buy tiles for my new apartment and went to a local shop. I submitted the plan of my apartment, so that the seller could calculate the exact amount of tiles I needed. After doing so, the seller suggested the amount of tiles and...

  • Rank it up

    Rank it up

    It’s a known fact that the higher a website ranks for related keywords on a search engine, the busier the traffic. This subsequently results in higher profits or exposure for the company or organisation owning that particular website. Two decades...

  • Presentation of credentials

    Presentation of credentials

    Maltese WHO director general Margaret Chan and Pan American Health Organisation director Carissa Etienne recently appointed Godfrey Xuereb as the PAHO and WHO representative for Barbados and the eastern Caribbean countries. Dr Xuereb, who is based...

  • Public statements

    The director general (Consumer Affairs) has issued a public statement according to Article 8 of the Consumer Affairs Act (Cap. 378), whereby he announced that Light Projects Limited, Di Natura International and Francis Camilleri, holder of...

  • Far from just an online business card

    In an environment where the dynamic and eventful world of social media has become an intrinsic part of any business’s marketing and client base development platform, companies often find themselves questioning the viability and value of their...

  • Maltese graduate from the Rambert School of Ballet

    Zoe Camilleri has graduated from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance earlier this summer with a BA (Hons). For the past three years, she has lived and trained in London, focusing on ballet and contemporary dance techniques. She...

  • Weekly advice

    • When faced with a problem, consumers should first speak to the seller or service provider who sold them the product or service. • The proof of purchase is indispensable to sustain a claim for remedy or compensation. • Consumers are legally...

  • Scottish No ‘a relief’ for businesses

    Scottish No ‘a relief’ for businesses

    New powers for Scotland must be used to boost its competitiveness after businesses breathed a “collective sigh of relief” at the No vote. Simon Walker, director general of the Institute of Directors (IoD), said it was likely that the devolving of...

  • Global shares flat as equities pull back from advance

    Stock markets around the world were little changed yesterday, paring early advances though equities remained on track for a week of strong gains and Alibaba rallied in its trading debut. Equities pulled back from an early advance, pressured by...