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  • Online addicts may engage in cyberstalking

    Online addicts may engage in cyberstalking

    Cyberstalking behaviour can be linked to people suffering an online addiction, who increasingly lose touch with the real world because they are tapped into social networks and websites, experts warned. People spending a lot of time on their...

  • Set the difficulty level to high

    You know how it is. You spend the best part of a year planning your holiday in all its minutest, what-is-the-tipping-etiquette detail, daily tweaking the itinerary with currency-conversion precision. And then when you get there, you’re so out of...

  • The robots are coming

    The robots are coming

    In 2011, the Department of eLearning held the first edition of the Malta Robotics Olympiad, which coincided with the introduction in the same scholastic year of the Lego Education Mindstorms NXT robotic kits in the computing secondary curriculum.

  • First shot

    First shot

    • Selfie stick There isn’t anything left to say about selfies. And whether they should be considered as a form of narcissism or a cool way of framing yourself in a time and place, selfies are here to stay. Especially now that selfie sticks have...

  • Looks like a bargain

    Looks like a bargain

    Over the past decade there has been an increase in online retailers selling cheaper unbranded electrical products as their main business focus. These products are manufactured and distributed all over the world. Unbranded products or original...

  • Finding the right solutions

    Finding the right solutions

    Our job is to empower customers to change IT from a cost centre to a business enabler, says Liam Pace, Commercial Services Manager, ICT Solutions. What is your role at ICT Solutions and what responsibilities does it involve? Having spent nine...

  • On the edge

    On the edge

    The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are Samsung’s latest flagship phones and the biggest news to come out of this year’s Mobile World Congress. But are they good enough to compete against the iPhone 6? The new Galaxy is easier to use thanks to a lot of user...

  • To infinity and beyond

    To infinity and beyond

    Sid Meier’s Starships arrived rather suddenly earlier in March to very little fanfare. That’s a shame as it’s a very good little game. It isn’t directly related to the Civilization series yet it has similar characteristics and story and continues...

  • In your pocket

    In your pocket

    As tablets become more a part of our everyday lives, we ask more of them, sometimes to the point where touch isn’t enough. That’s where the Zagg Pocket wireless keyboard comes in. By using Bluetooth to connect to your tablet, it provides instant...

  • Drawn in

    Drawn in

    Osmo Masterpiece is a neat little app designed to help children express their artistic abilities. It’s a creative app that allows you to take a picture of something and then draw it exactly as you see it. The app also extends the Osmo hardware...

  • To the power of one

    To the power of one

    Smartphones can be a bit expensive. But let’s do our homework first. Consider what you can do with a smartphone: take photos, record and watch videos, call and send messages, listen to music and record voice, tell the time, do sums, plan your...

  • A vote for technology?

    A vote for technology?

    Free elections are the pillar of any democracy. And given that technology is the great enabler in any free and democratic country, it goes to follow that it is increasingly playing an important role in elections. At the simplest level, technology...

  • Tech geeks’ mecca

    Tech geeks’ mecca

    The recently opened Klikk Concept Store in Zejtun is a mecca for all tech geeks, gadget lovers, gamers and film enthusiasts alike. The store is not only what it deems to be – concept oriented – but it also offers the largest selection of products...

  • Hitting the search button

    Hitting the search button

    This week, the European Union has accused Google of cheating competitors by distorting internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service. The EU has also launched an antitrust probe into Google’s Android mobile operating system. “I...

  • Free flights to Europe

    SoundMachine, the local representative of the world-renowned brand Samsung, launched an exciting innovative promotion which can take you to a European city of your choice. Anyone purchasing one of the participating Samsung washing machines or...

  • A flexible way to grow

    A flexible way to grow

    What are the main advantages that cloud computing gives to SMEs? Many local SMEs are currently not making the maximum use of technology. This is mainly driven by the lack of understanding that such businesses may have on how technology could help...

  • Students’ infusion into the world of commerce

    Students’ infusion into the world of commerce

    The journey that a group of students from St Aloysius College’s Sixth Form has travelled so far has been full of new experiences and initiatives. All 10 members joined Fusion, a Young Enterprise company, at the beginning of the scholastic year...

  • Write till the end

    You grab your popcorn and drinks and, with your friends in tow, sit down for a relaxing two hours immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the latest blockbuster movie. Through the movie’s website you are familiar with the characters and...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 range now in Malta

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 range of smartphones is now available in Malta, local distributor SoundMachine said. The S6 Edge takes design and functionality to a whole new dimension with a dual edge display. Both the S6 and S6 Edge are packed with...

  • Words don’t come easy

    Recently, there was a bit of a storm in a teacup about loan words from English and their spelling in Maltese. I like that saying: storm in a teacup. Say it once, twice, three times and it leaves dregs of meaning at the bottom. There’s a hint of...

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