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  • Apple to replace batteries for some iPhone 6s after unexpected shutdown

    Apple to replace batteries for some iPhone 6s after unexpected shutdown

    Apple is to replace faulty batteries in some iPhone 6s handsets that cause the smartphone to "unexpectedly shut down", the technology giant has said. The iPhone maker is asking any users of the 6s who have encountered the issue to visit an Apple...

  • Taking off, and then what?

    Taking off, and then what?

    As manager of Takeoff business incubator, what have you seen improve in our start-up landscape in the past few years? And conversely, what has not improved that much notwithstanding the work put in? I was managing Takeoff between October 2014 and...

  • Key features of a leave management system

    Key features of a leave management system

    Leave management systems can sometimes be an afterthought in many organisations. Some use a paper-based system, others just mark the day in their calendar, if at all. This practice brings to mind a lot of questions, especially when it is asked...

  • Gamification in recruitment

    Gamification in recruitment

    The selection process in the world of recruitment has remained unchanged for decades, but is it the best formula to identify the most suitable candidate for an open vacancy? It is worth questioning age-old practices to see if they are the best...

  • Someone is trying to break the internet

    Someone is trying to break the internet

    The internet is under siege. On October 21, 2016, a massive distributed denial-of-service attack was launched against the company Dyn, whose servers play an important role in monitoring and rerouting internet traffic. This distributed...

  • Information is key

    Any experienced businessman knows that business is not merely about having a product but also about knowing how to build a rapport with your public audience, with the intention of getting them to consume the product subconsciously. Companies need...

  • A showcase for innovation

    A showcase for innovation

    Since the first edition of 2011, how have the eBusiness Awards developed and in what way do they recognise and promote innovation and ideas? Ever since the first edition in 2011, our aim was to create a channel that recognises and showcases the...

  • Ongoing learning

    Ongoing learning

    MITA, the public sector agency that is driving Government’s ICT policy, programmes and initiatives in Malta, has engaged Information Systems Limited to provide Skillsoft’s eLearning programmes in project management, IT and technical skills for 12...

  • Why go looking for a plumber, when they can come to you?

    Why go looking for a plumber, when they can come to you?

    A soon-to-be launched online marketplace which seeks to make it easier than ever to find a plumber, electrician, photographer, designer or other professional has registered over 500 service providers to its database. Kwotani, which literally...

  • Instagram to launch online shopping trial

    Instagram to launch online shopping trial

    Instagram is to begin trialling online shopping from within the photo-sharing app, the social media site has said.Beginning in the US next week and involving an initial group of 20 retailers, posts to the Facebook-owned site from brands including...

  • Windows 10 update to include 3D photo compatibility

    Windows 10 update to include 3D photo compatibility

    Microsoft today announced a free update to its Windows operating system that lets users take photos and edit content in three dimensions, in a bid to raise excitement for its declining computing business. The Windows 10 Creators Update, coming in...

  • Start-up activity

    Start-up activity

    The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) is partnering with Start-up Genome, authors of the 2015 Global Start-up Ecosystem Ranking (GSER), to carry out an international benchmarking exercise on the status of Malta’s start-up ecosystem. The...

  • Fleeing Brexit to Berlin? Beware the red tape

    Despite a slick campaign to lure companies from London to Berlin after Britain voted to leave the European Union, some of those which have moved say it is not as easy as it first appeared. Following the referendum decision in June, Germany’s...

  • Is HR the new marketing?

    Is HR the new marketing?

    Work-life balance is playing an increasingly pivotal role when companies formulate their HR strategies. This is in part due to the established reality that candidates are no longer subjected to one-sided corporate directives, ever more so within...

  • Self-driving technology

    Self-driving technology

    Chief Executive Elon Musk said last Wednesday all new Tesla Motors models will come with hardware to enable them to be fully self-driving, as the Silicon Valley electric car company bids to be the first among many rivals to get autonomous vehicles...

  • Born in the USA

    Born in the USA

    Many information communication technologies are the products of mostly American digital technology companies. These companies are largely responsible for the majority of the most popular and widely used digital devices, infrastructures, systems,...

  • Finding and building solutions

    Finding and building solutions

    Since the company’s setting up, how has the world of ICT changed and how has DataByte adapted to meet new challenges? This is the colourful question which reminds us of the diverse building blocks of present day technology. It is a privilege that...

  • Back it up

    Back it up

    Have you ever lost a file that was important to you, only to spend the rest of the day angry at yourself for having procrastinated backing up your data? Unfortunately, this story is all too common even in this day and age, and with companies the...

  • Cyber attacks disrupt Twitter, Spotify, other sites on US East Coast

    Cyber attacks disrupt Twitter, Spotify, other sites on US East Coast

    Cyber attacks targeting the internet infrastructure provider Dyn disrupted service on major sites such as Twitter and Spotify, mainly affecting users on the US= East Coast. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. Officials told Reuters...

  • Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 production, South Korean media reports

    Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 production, South Korean media reports

    Samsung has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires in replacement devices, South Korean media said today, a further setback for the tech giant in the midst of its worst ever phone recall crisis. Samsung's...

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