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  • Delivering customer relationship management solutions

    Delivering customer relationship management solutions

    Exigy continued building on its successes with Microsoft solutions through the recent appointment as Key Solutions Provider for Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions in Malta. Such a status is a direct recognition of Exigy’s knowledge and experience...

  • Take note

    Take note

    The Samsung Galaxy Note range has been locked in solid rivalry with the iPhone since its launch in 2011. Now, three years later and four models in, is it still keeping Apple on its toes? Details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 were released a few...

  • In the round

    In the round

    The Moto 360 is a new smartwatch from Motorola. It’s also the first device to feature a round face and is available now for purchase. If you’re in the market for a smartwatch and don’t like the chunky options currently on offer by other companies,...

  • It’s real

    It’s real

    Virtual reality is being touted as the next big thing, especially after the failure of 3D TV. Manufacturers across the world are building VR headsets to capture the market as it emerges and now Samsung want in on that action with their Samsung VR...

  • Students’ little helpers

    Students’ little helpers

    Dropbox Sharing notes and media files without bursting your e-mail at the seams is easy with the Dropbox app. When you sign up, you get 2GB of storage for free, which you can use to share anything from lecture notes to photos and e-books. You can...

  • Watch and don’t learn

    April is the sweetest month, wrote Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. Five centuries later, T. S. Eliot countered with, “April is the cruellest month.” A slight discord there. And yet, the two poets would probably agree that the most boring...

  • A job well done

    A job well done

    Increasing job mobility, a European market full of opportunities, and companies using technology to save time and money means that job interviews are no longer the traditional eyes-across-a-crowded-boardroom scenario. Thanks to conferencing...

  • Delivering local results

    A new local search engine, www.firstmalta.com, has been launched with the aim of delivering local results and helping internet users save energy by a simple change in the website’s background colour from white to black. The new search engine uses...

  • The Schrems effect

    The Schrems effect

    Have you ever spent more than a couple of seconds pondering on the huge amounts of data that social networks collect and process about you? And have you ever contemplated the fact that, even though you think that you have deleted your information,...

  • Lessons for life

    Lessons for life

    Online education gives students access to learning opportunities anywhere, anytime. Melanie Vella speaks to e-learners who are seeing the results of this increasingly popular learning model. Participate in online classes while living in Nepal?...

  • Bringing down lingual communication barriers

    Derived from years of research in speech recognition, automatic translation and machine learning technologies, the Skype Translator is now being developed jointly by Skype and Microsoft Research teams. Combining voice and IM technologies with...

  • Just in case

    Just in case

    If I had to ask you if you would be willing to buy a smartphone case for around €170, what you would say? Your answer will probably be in the negative. But what if I had to add that the case would make your phone impossible to hack? That might...

  • Lording over

    Lording over

    Godus by Peter Molyneux and 22Cans is a very interesting game. And it couldn’t have been otherwise because, with a disastrous first release, a return to the drawing board and a second attempt at success, this version of Godus has a lot of work to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A career in information technology

    A career in information technology

    Personal achievement is equated to income and wealth of an individual.  For the vast majority of society the ability to generate income, and enough of it to live in relative affluence, will only happen if the individual painstakingly accumulates...

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