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  • Monitoring your safety

    John Camilleri (fictional name) was abroad on holiday when he received a phone call from his neighbour telling him that his house’s alarm went off. Yet he couldn’t do anything about it as he had no one who could go and check. Luckily, upon his...

  • The fight against cybercrime

    The fight against cybercrime

    What are cybercrime and digital forensics? Cybercrime is the virtual activity of a criminal using ICT related technologies. This can include online fraud, denial of service, hacking, cyber terrorism, social engineering, cyber bullying, creation...

  • Let us entertain you

    Let us entertain you

    Entertainment and communications are the two primary movers in technology. How have these elements, in recent years, changed the way we work and play? In recent years we have experienced a communications revolution. Nowadays, we are connected all...

  • Putting out the fire

    Putting out the fire

    Will Twitter’s latest announcements to sever all ties with third party service providers and start licensing fire hose data directly itself to customers benefit your privacy, asks Antonio Ghio. A few days ago Twitter announced a bold move which...

  • Learning curve

    Learning curve

    The LG G4 is the flagship successor to last year’s LG G3 and comes equipped with a few new improvements. From what I have seen, the internals are far better than the chassis but it’s still a solid phone. The LG G4 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808...

  • Take your time

    Take your time

    The Hipstamatic DSPO iOS app is a social photo app that allows you to share images, but with a neat twist. Let’s be honest, it needs a twist to get noticed in a crowded photo app market. Hipstamatic DSPO builds on the disposable camera theme that...

  • A new old favourite

    A new old favourite

    Mortal Kombat X is the newest instalment of one of the most established fighting game franchises still in operation. The Mortal Kombat series has been running for a couple of decades and each game has built upon the lore, mechanics and affection...

  • Ripe for trading

    Ripe for trading

    Summer is the perfect showcase for tomatoes. Red, ripe and juicy, tomatoes add plenty of taste to any recipe. And they are so diverse: fresh and zingy in a salad, full and flavourful when dried by the sun, dark and simmering in a pasta sauce. No...

  • A view of the world

    A view of the world

    When choosing a travel destination, do you consider photography opportunities? Therese Debono: I do factor in the possibility of photography opportunities. However I believe that opportunities are everywhere. You just have to be receptive enough...

  • As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear

    As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear

    Forget ‘wearables’, and even ‘hearables’. The next big thing in mobile devices: ‘disappearables’. Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components...

  • Microsoft opens its door to Android, Apple phone apps

    Microsoft opens its door to Android, Apple phone apps

    Microsoft Corp. is making it easier for apps written for rival Google Inc.’s Android and Apple Inc.’s iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices, the company’s operating systems chief said on...

  • Tattoos irk inked Apple Watch wearers

    Early adopters of the Apple Watch, Apple Inc.’s first new product in five years, are complaining that a number of its key functions are disrupted by their tattoos. Owners of Apple Watch – including this reporter, who bought a 42mm version with...

  • 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...

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