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  • Halfway mouse

    So I got another pet. Another one, I hear my inner homemaker complain. You realise that you have too many pets when you start jigsaw-puzzling their names. I’m now confusing the name of the half-a-kilo kitten with that of the 50-kilo dog. Two of...

  • The importance of mobility

    The importance of mobility

    Exigy has partnered with MultiSoft to act as its official distributor and implementer of MobileNAV in Malta. MultiSoft is an international company with 14 years ­experience and unrivalled expertise with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. MultiSoft are the...

  • Through the Bashdoor

    Through the Bashdoor

    Computer hacking is not old as the world itself but it is surely becoming a common occurrence. The latest incidents involving the Bash bug have again highlighted the fact that irrespective of all our information security investments, we are still...

  • In at the deep end

    In at the deep end

    The dark web is a hiding ground for crooks but it’s also a home for heroes. What lurks beneath the surface of the known web, asks Ian Vella. Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked classified information from the US government’s National Security...

  • A winning campaign

    As the saying goes, “Looks may capture the eyes but personality captures the heart.” What if this saying was also applicable to your business and could help you increase your return on investment? Look at it this way. A captivating name and an...

  • This is smart

    This is smart

    Wearables are big news right now, at least from the perspective of the manufacturers. While they still seem to be building their market, the innovations and improvements are coming quickly. Aside from the other big smartwatch announcements by...

  • All gore

    All gore

    The Evil Within takes inspiration from survival horror genres across many me-diums. Think Resident Evil crossed with Hostel and you’re nearly there. It’s a curious game with a lot going for it. It’s strangely ­beautiful but not scary, yet contains...

  • New generations

    New generations

    Two new iPads were recently announced in Cupertino, California: the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. To call the iPad Mini 3 new may be a little misleading though, as apart from the inclusion of a touch ID fingerprint sensor, it’s exactly the same as...

  • Come in handy

    Come in handy

    Together with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the other big reveal this year was the Apple Watch. Like most of you, I thought this would be called iWatch, but it appears we were wrong. The Apple Watch is an iOS 8 compatible device that will work...

  • Don’t hide the key

    Don’t hide the key

    The internet is a neutral digital space that has radically transformed all kinds of economies and industries while opening new and dynamic avenues for political participation, educational advancement, cultural development and social relations. Its...

  • A new lease on life for your IT costs

    Nowadays, the success of any business depends a lot on a sound IT platform that is supported by the latest technology and systems. Consequently, such IT platforms would need constant reviewing and updates so as to ensure that they meet the...

  • Being an e-citizen

    Being an e-citizen

    The internet is a world of opportunities but also of dangers. Mark Spiteri, BeSmartOnline! project coordinator, explains what is being done to make the internet a safer experience. The Malta Communications Authority is organising a national...

  • Local start-ups think big

    Local start-ups think big

    Malta based start-ups came together for a week full of activities and action. Start-Up Week gave local start-ups the opportunity to practise their pitch, learn about the various forms of start-up financing, as well as attempt to start a high...

  • Global market opportunities

    Global market opportunities

    SAP has just hosted its first ever conference in Malta which addressed over 100 industry experts. Manos Raptopoulos, COO head and Carlos Diaz Sales, vice president innovation for SAP South Europe speak about SAP’s strategy for Malta, the country’s...

  • A special event

    A special event

    In line with the recent launch by Apple of the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMAC with Retina display, iCentre, Malta’s only Apple premium reseller, held a special event on Saturday, November 15, in Sliema to showcase these new products. Also on...

  • Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world

    The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015 (www.pwc.com/gsiss2015) – conducted by PwC, CIO, and CSO, and involving more than 9,700 director- and C-level IT and information security officials, across 154+ countries – has identified key...

  • Bridging the digital divide

    Bridging the digital divide

    Roughly, a quarter of Malta’s population is over 60. What challenges, within the communications and technological context, does this present? With the growing presence of technology in today’s daily life, there is an increasing digital divide...

  • Smart headset ‘creates mental map’

    Smart headset ‘creates mental map’

    Microsoft has partnered with charity Guide Dogs to develop a new smart headset that creates a 3D sound map to help visually impaired people navigate better as well as discover more of the world around them. Built into an existing piece of headwear...

  • My name is…

    So, what’s your addiction? Maybe it’s that tub of ice cream, waiting for you to open the freezer door and embrace it, like some long-lost relative on C’è Posta Per Te, in the glory of the little yellow freezer light. Or it’s the guilt-spiked bag...

  • IT in education

    IT in education

    What started off in 2011 as a tentative pilot project involving 80 students from three Year 5 classes at Stella Maris College has now entered its fourth year and today it involves 350 students from Year 5 to Form 2. This initiative was undertaken...

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