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  • 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...

  • In your pocket

    In your pocket

    As tablets become more a part of our everyday lives, we ask more of them, sometimes to the point where touch isn’t enough. That’s where the Zagg Pocket wireless keyboard comes in. By using Bluetooth to connect to your tablet, it provides instant...

  • Drawn in

    Drawn in

    Osmo Masterpiece is a neat little app designed to help children express their artistic abilities. It’s a creative app that allows you to take a picture of something and then draw it exactly as you see it. The app also extends the Osmo hardware...

  • To the power of one

    To the power of one

    Smartphones can be a bit expensive. But let’s do our homework first. Consider what you can do with a smartphone: take photos, record and watch videos, call and send messages, listen to music and record voice, tell the time, do sums, plan your...

  • A vote for technology?

    A vote for technology?

    Free elections are the pillar of any democracy. And given that technology is the great enabler in any free and democratic country, it goes to follow that it is increasingly playing an important role in elections. At the simplest level, technology...

  • Tech geeks’ mecca

    Tech geeks’ mecca

    The recently opened Klikk Concept Store in Zejtun is a mecca for all tech geeks, gadget lovers, gamers and film enthusiasts alike. The store is not only what it deems to be – concept oriented – but it also offers the largest selection of products...

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