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  • €63 billion app boom to create 5m jobs in the EU

    €63 billion app boom to create 5m jobs in the EU

    The EU’s app sector has gone from zero to digital superhero in less than five years. By 2018 it could employ 4.8 million people and contribute €63 billion to the EU economy according to a report presented in Brussels. The study, carried out by...

  • Next generation internet is MCA’s main challenge

    Next generation internet is MCA’s main challenge

    Next-generation access networks in Malta, the implementation of e-signatures regulation and the EU’s 2020 targets have been singled out as the main challenges that the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has to work on in the coming months. These...

  • MEPs’ proposals to protect digital privacy

    The European Parliament should withhold its consent to an EU-US trade deal unless it fully respects EU citizens’ data privacy, says an inquiry report. The report on US National Security Agency (NSA) and EU member state surveillance of EU citizens...

  • Mobile apps fuel last-minute hotel bookings

    Mobile apps fuel last-minute hotel bookings

    As mobile phones have become an increasingly omnipresent part of our daily lives, they have had the effect of spearheading widespread spontaneity. Due to this effect, the majority of us find it almost impossible to plan properly, choosing to...

  • Digital media could improve health

    Digital media could improve health

    After a desperate mother in South Wales, UK, posted a video of her baby having a seizure on Facebook, one of her friends provided the diagnosis that had eluded the boy’s doctor. The discovery that Evan Owens suffers from reflex anoxic seizures, a...

  • The false sense of security in IT

    As part of its drive to raise awareness and provide education on information security, ISACA Malta Chapter organised an educational session on protection from security threats and system vulnerabilities for IT professionals and members of the...

  • Two events on Open Data

    As part of the local pilot activities of the EU-funded project Homer, the Local Government Association, in cooperation with the Faculty of ICT of the University of Malta, is planning two large events to enhance citizens’ participation in the Open...

  • Not so sweet

    Earlier this year, The Huffington Post voted mindfulness as one of this year’s main trends. I gave it my first preference as well and retired to an island in the Indian Ocean to practise living the moment. And live the moment I did. Actually, I...

  • Adding value to the local hotel industry

    Adding value to the local hotel industry

    Following the recent announcement by Smart Technologies Limited of its new official representation of global hotel technology company MICROS in Malta, MICROS is now announcing its Premium Partner Certification of TripConnect, TripAdvisor’s online...

  • In your defence

    In your defence

    We’ve all seen the headlines about hackers stealing credit card data from online retailers and cyber attacks bringing down online service providers for 24 hours. These headlines rattle corporate nerves. Are we at risk? Is our IT department doing...

  • Cybercrime and punishment

    Cybercrime and punishment

    Technological developments and the myriad of increased cyber attacks reported in the last few years have led European legislators to publish a new directive focusing on attacks against information systems. Published in August last year, the new...

  • It’s all child’s play

    It’s all child’s play

    My friend’s son Billy is two-and-a-half years old. He is familiar with the YouTube app on his dad’s smartphone and knows that it is a source of cartoons. Once his dad renders a search, he can scroll through similar videos on his own and chooses...

  • Learning in the 21st century

    Technology is a game-changer. Educational professionals who choose to resist deploying educational technology will simply be left behind by those who will achieve far superior results. Those who think they can do perfectly well without it will...

  • To the power of two

    To the power of two

    Motorola has been busy these past couple of months and has released a premium handset dubbed the Moto X and a budget handset, the Moto G. The two Android phones are aimed at different markets and are a result of the recent collaboration with...

  • Fast bird

    Love it or hate it, Flash is still a big part of the web. It is not natively supported on mobile, though – Adobe, Chrome and Firefox don’t support it and neither do Android or iOS. That’s where the server-based Puffin web browser comes in. To...

  • Shopping made easy

    Shopping made easy

    You would be forgiven for never having heard of Apple iBeacon. It was released along with iOS 7 last year, but only warranted a single mention in the keynote speech and news coverage afterwards. So what is it and why should we care? Essentially,...

  • Finding the light solution

    Finding the light solution

    We’ve all been there. A deadline is holding its gun against our sweating neck like a sharp-suited swag straight out of a Raymond Chandler novella. We hang our head, brew another cuppa and brace ourselves for a long, solitary night, occasionally...

  • Protect children and report illegal content today

    The Childwebalert Hotline is a service within Aġenzija Appoġġ which provides an online reporting system where the public can report, in a confidential and secure manner, websites which host child sexual abuse material. Your report will help...

  • When hacking is fun, useful and perfectly legal

    When hacking is fun, useful and perfectly legal

    Here in Malta we have come to associate the word ‘hacker’ with someone who tries to access computers and computer networks without authorisation for a dishonest purpose. However, the term ‘hacker’ or the act of ‘hacking’ originally had a positive...

  • Internet of Everything good for govts and citizens

    Internet of Everything good for govts and citizens

    The Internet of Everything (IoE) could generate $4.6 trillion in value for public sector organisations over the next decade, according to a new study just released by Cisco. IoE can help governments create value by saving money, improving employee...

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