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  • Spotify to ask users to re-enter passwords after cyberattack

    Music streaming service Spotify AB will ask some of its 40 million users to re-enter their passwords and upgrade their software in coming days after detecting unauthorised access to its internal systems and data. Chief technology officer Oskar...

  • Burning ambition

    It’s Sunday, so we’re all due for a bit of spiritual unbosoming. So, here goes: my name is (declare your name here) and every time I hear about someone being witch-hunted out of a public place for wearing a precious pair of Google Glass, I snigger.

  • Security concerns with outsourcing IT services

    Security concerns with outsourcing IT services

    The outsourcing of IT among businesses and organisations has become increasingly common. Companies have realised that establishing a solid framework and IT infrastructure is best left in the hands of the real experts so that they can focus more on...

  • Securing your web-enabled business applications

    IT complexity in today’s businesses has increased drastically and businesses no longer have one core system providing all the required business functions. It is not unusual for businesses to be using four or more business applications for their...

  • Brazilian fever...

    Brazilian fever...

    In a few weeks, the attention of football fans will be drawn to the land of Falcao, Socrates and Zico. However, my interest in Brazil started a bit earlier. Late in April of this year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ratified the Marco Civil Da...

  • Know your weakest link

    Know your weakest link

    In the past decade, we have witnessed the increasing amount of data that can be heard, accessed, downloaded and captured through internet devices. However, such efficiency has come at the expense of security, since whatever is said or done online...

  • Where art and games collide

    Those with even the slightest background of digital gaming have probably heard of, if not played, massive game franchises like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. Popular games created by mainstream publishers like Ubisoft and EA...

  • Screen test

    Screen test

    The prospect of summer is fuelling our fitness resolve and we have hit the gym in an effort to burn off that unwanted flab and get ready for the beach. To further strengthen our resolve, the usual range of magical products have made an appearance,...

  • A worthy contender

    A worthy contender

    The Sony Xperia Z2 is the third iteration of Sony’s flagship Xperia series and this one is better than ever. It’s smarter, lighter, brighter and faster than its predecessors and it looks pretty good too. The Z2 has to deliver the goods if it is to...

  • This is personal

    This is personal

    Kinect Sports Rivals is part of the larger Kinect Sports series for the Xbox One. It builds on the legacy of Wii Sports and brings it firmly up to date. Some might not like having to kneel in front of a games console, but that’s what you need to...

  • Not just a voice

    Cortana is Microsoft’s attempt to rival Google Now and Apple Siri. It’s a virtual assistant that lives in your phone and whose sole purpose it to make your life easier. A lofty ambition, but does it deliver? A good virtual assistant is like a...

  • Photo finish

    Carousel from Dropbox is a companion app for iOS and Android designed to make image management faster and easier. It’s a simple app that helps you manage your photos stored on Dropbox. Carousel integrates with Dropbox and can automatically upload...

  • So it’s game over

    So it’s game over

    We’ve all heard stories of women who, tired of watching their husbands spend hours playing Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto, pack their bags and exit through the main door. In most cases, the husbands don’t even notice as their head is buried too...

  • A career in policing the net

    The electronic handling of information is a defining technology of our age. Enormous volumes of information are routinely stored and transmitted worldwide. Indeed, most aspects of our daily lives would come to a halt should our information...

  • War of the words

    War of the words

    Intertextual references in computer games enhance the gaming experience, often adding a good dose of humour. However, this technique also means the games refer back themselves, sometimes verging on the cynical. Does it work, asks Veronica...

  • Google gets take-down requests after European court ruling

    Google Inc. is already getting requests to remove objectionable personal information from its search engine after Europe’s top court ruled that subjects have the “right to be forgotten”, a source familiar with the matter said. The world’s...

  • New e-commerce strategy and action plan in pipeline

    New e-commerce strategy and action plan in pipeline

    The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) is working on the final touches of a new e-commerce strategy and action plan in a bid to drive online commerce which so far has had mixed results in Malta. Developed within the ambit of the...

  • Engaging with customers through gamification

    Engaging with customers through gamification

    A few years ago, turning a business or a brand into a sort of game was considered an oxymoron. But as customers become more tech savvy, they are demanding a change in the way in which companies communicate with them. This new breed of customers...

  • New local game development hub

    New local game development hub

    A new independent local game development hub has been launched with the aim of becoming a focal point for all the stakeholders in the exciting new area in digital media. The site was created by Simon Cutajar, a qualified Maltese games developer...

  • Please read the small print on your screen!

    Please read the small print on your screen!

    In the world of internet and websites, we come across many terms asking for our consent for the continued use of the site. There are also privacy policies, disclaimers and many other legal texts that we are expected to study thoroughly. We all...

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