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Technology

  • Citizens, business and government at the heart of new ICT strategy

    Citizens, business and government at the heart of new ICT strategy

    Malta has a new strategy that supports the country’s efforts to embrace ICT at all levels and truly foster a digital economy. Digital Malta covers the period 2014-2020 and lists objectives and goals to be achieved during this time to make such a...

  • Considering cloud solutions

    Considering cloud solutions

    The cloud and its associated language of things ‘as a service’ can be very intimidating for the executives of large enterprises, let alone the owners and management of SMEs. At the same time, cloud solutions are becoming more and more intrinsic to...

  • Company briefs

    ICE Malta’s third conference will focus on the use of tablets in the classroom. ‘Your classroom. Their future’ will be held on April 22 between 10am and 1pm at the University of Malta. The event is being organised in collaboration with the...

  • No more home and away charges for mobile phones

    No more home and away charges for mobile phones

    The abolition of mobile roaming charges as from the end of next year is the culmination of years of efforts by EU institutions, especially the European Commission, to bring down roaming tariffs and bring the Single Market in the telecommunications...

  • Hackathon promotes open data

    The Hack4Malta hackhaton held on March 29 promoted the principle of ‘open data’ – the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms...

  • Social media mistakes

    Social media is a much-discussed topic, and with good reason: the phenomenon is all around us, and everyone has questions to ask about it because it’s still so new. Of course, of great interest is how to avoid making crucial mistakes when using...

  • Footprint of internet companies getting larger

    Internet companies are no longer limited to the web browser as they look for new ways to grow their businesses. In recent years, the top internet companies have increasingly expanded the scope of their activities and ambitions, raising the...

  • A photo app-ortunity

    A photo app-ortunity

    Apps will never replace a DSLR and a couple of hours editing at your desk. However, if you want to add a retro filter, edit contrast or share a photo, there’s an app for that. Lab HD Platform: iOS, Android This app adds plenty of fun to your photos.

  • 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...

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