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Technology

  • Campaign to help people browse the internet safely

    Campaign to help people browse the internet safely

    Browsing the internet safely, and not just by the younger generation, is such a hot issue that Vodafone Malta has taken the initiative to launch a campaign that educates people on how to thrive in digital world without falling prey to the many...

  • New network to foster web talent through MOOCs

    New network to foster web talent through MOOCs

    The European Commission is launching a network of providers of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) related to web and apps skills. MOOCs are online university courses that enable people to access quality education without having to leave their homes.

  • The power of visualisation

    The power of visualisation

    It is October 19, 1812, and Napoleon’s Grande Armée is slowly retreating from the cold Moscow winter. The prospect of sheer starvation, as well as the incessant and vicious raids from increasingly hostile Russian Cossacks contribute towards the...

  • Company briefs

    Crimsonwing, a local IT Solutions provider, has announced the successful implementation of a custom route management module on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ERP for the Nectar Group, a major importer and distributor. The solution was implemented to...

  • Shiny and app-y

    Shiny and app-y

    Gone are the days when travel used to be a stomach-churning, three-month tour of Europe, India or Africa, battling disease, hostile natives and an absolute lack of signage. Nowadays, we can book a weekend break in seconds or get honeymoon ideas...

  • App ensures peaceful nights

    App ensures peaceful nights

    A dream-shaping mobile phone app can help ensure a restful night, research has shown – and the best time to use it might be when there is a full moon. The free iPhone app, launched in 2012, monitors sleep patterns and plays carefully-constructed...

  • Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

    Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

    Microsoft is unveiling Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple’s hugely-popular tablet computer. The app will be available for download in the App Store. Office for...

  • Melita’s indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi service is launched

    Melita’s indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi service is launched

    Melita customers can now enjoy seamless internet connectivity both at home and outdoors thanks to the MelitaWiFi service launched by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this week. Following a soft launch last November with a few thousand customers, the...

  • Malta an ‘amazing’ place to launch an ICT product

    Malta an ‘amazing’ place to launch an ICT product

    According to one of Malta’s budding entrepreneurs in the ICT industry, Malta is an “amazing” place to launch a product or service as it is well served by the infrastructure, a good business climate and does not offer unique and insurmountable...

  • Riding the neurowaves in aid of the autistic

    Riding the neurowaves in aid of the autistic

    A few weeks before the fourth birthday of my twin autistic nephews, I scoured the internet and chatted up a few tech guys on my Facebook friends list in search of the perfect present. I wanted to get them something they would actually use, but no...

  • Maltese internet content access is free-flowing – survey

    Maltese internet content access is free-flowing – survey

    A quarter of European internet users say they are prevented by their providers from watching videos, listening to music or using other applications of their choice, according to a new Eurobarometer survey of 28,000 citizens across the EU. But...

  • The future of wearable technology

    The future of wearable technology

    The future of wearable technology will see humans upgrade themselves using computers microscopic in size, according to an industry expert. David Evans, the chief futurist at network design multinational Cisco, told the Wearable Technology...

  • Fixed-line telephony not killed by mobile as yet

    Fixed-line telephony not killed by mobile as yet

    The latest key market indicators in the communications industry confirm the rise of the mobile device, the decline of fixed-line telephony communication, the noteworthy rise in the amount of parcel mail received from abroad, and the consistent...

  • University workshop on entrepreneurship

    University workshop on entrepreneurship

    How can your ICT idea be turned into an invoice? What are the emerging technologies in ICT? What ideas are close to market and which are the disruptive fundamental research concepts that are currently underway? For the sixth consecutive year, the...

  • Museum visits to become more fun

    Museum visits to become more fun

    An EU-funded project has come up with a mobile device app that makes a visit to a museum or historical site much more entertaining and interactive through augmented reality and geo-localisation technologies. A consortium of academic, industrial...

  • The influence of social media on purchases

    What is the role of social media on our purchasing decisions? A TripAdvisor survey conducted in December 2013 by PhoCusWright shows how users used TripAdvisor when it came to planning their trip. In fact, an astounding 83 per cent from the 12,225...

  • iPad generation shuns Office

    It may be one of Microsoft Corp.’s biggest squandered opportunities. Tired of waiting for Office to be optimised for their mobile gadgets, a growing contingent of younger companies is turning to cheaper, simpler and touch-friendly apps that can...

  • Google redesigns PC search results

    Google redesigns PC search results

    Web surfing through the internet’s main gateway now looks slightly different on personal computers, thanks to a few cosmetic changes to Google’s search engine. The tweaks to the way Google’s search results appear on desktop and laptop computers...

  • In denial

    A lot of things are way beyond my understanding. Not just complicated stuff, like the technology that fuels NASA’s next generation vehicle for space exploration, but even simpler matters, like how to wire a plug without blasting the whole...

  • Gaming innovation

    Gaming innovation

    Maltese gaming company Bit8 has achieved outstanding success after its participation at the ICE Totally Gaming event. In London, the company, whose main investors are considered among the top in the industry, was nominated in the top category as...

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