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  • Naturally, a manuscript

    A friend called, asking me whether I had a particular book and, if yes, whether I could lend it to him. That request landed me straight at the entrance to the dark forest (coincidence has it that I’ve just passed the middle of the journey of my...

  • Helping you limit risk

    Helping you limit risk

    In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies and organisations spend considerable time researching and reviewing their IT strategy. Performance issues or unexpected downtime are inevitably experienced due to increasing demand and...

  • In the flash

    In the flash

    Two years ago, while speaking at a private event held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom made a rather bold claim. According to him, the photo-sharing app had changed the way people see the world. Very...

  • Too much information

    Too much information

    In the last 50 years, we have produced more information than in the previous 5,000 years. But can we understand all of it, Marc Kosciejew asks. It seems, even feels, as though we are overloaded with information. There seems to be so much of the...

  • A colourful app

    A colourful app

    Paint colour can have the most dramatic effect on a space. When choosing a room colour, consider the mood. In a bedroom do you want the feeling to be restful and soothing or dramatic and intimate? Soft, cool colours and neutrals usually create a...

  • No comment

    No comment

    In theory, online comments are a good thing. They build a relationship between writer or journalist and reader, giving the former valid feedback and the latter an opportunity to respond. In practice, however, it’s only a small percentage of online...

  • Play to win

    Play to win

    FIFA’s annual outing was released a few weeks ago. In a series that has been running for so long, it must be tough to offer something new, innovative and fresh each time round, while keeping the game familiar enough to fans. Yet that is exactly...

  • It’s time

    It’s time

    Having cemented its reputation for building reliable smartphones, Chinese manufacturer Huawei is expanding into the smartwatch market. The new Huawei Watch is its first foray into wearables and it’s not a bad start. The smartwatch market is...

  • Makes a change

    Makes a change

    So the launch of the iOS 9 came and went without any major hiccups. The launch was smooth and the update had fewer bugs and needed much less fiddling with to get it working properly. In fact, I simply had to download and install. The best things...

  • In Spectre gadgets

    In Spectre gadgets

    As befits a spy thriller, everything about the new James Bond film, Spectre, is being kept under wraps. Such secrecy, of course, fuels speculation. There are indications, for instance, that Bond – played by Daniel Craig in his fourth outing as 007...

  • Microsoft ushers in new era of Windows 10 devices

    Microsoft ushers in new era of Windows 10 devices

    Microsoft Corp. unveiled new Surface, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices, taking advantage of powerful and versatile hardware to unlock new Windows 10 experiences. Showcasing the innovation possible with Windows 10, Microsoft also shared new details...

  • We have no choice but choice

    I just bought a pair of running shoes. Don’t let the suddenness of that statement genie-lamp you the illusion that this was some impulse buy. I actually took the time to decide whether I should opt for a rubber outsole heel or a cushioning system...

  • Fully serviced offices in a cost-effective hub

    Fully serviced offices in a cost-effective hub

    The Hub Workspace in San Gwann is a newly refurbished office block offering individual and shared offices for long-term and short-term rent. At The Hub you’ll find a stark difference to the traditional, clinical offices that we’re used to because...

  • Comet relief

    Comet relief

    The Space Mission: Comet 67P event was both entertaining and educational. It also asked questions about where we came from, Jackson Said from the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy, says. Many think that space research is something that...

  • Gaining insight

    Gaining insight

    One year after its launch, Hotjar is already being used by more than 50,000 organisations, who use the tool to know their users better. David Darmanin, founder and CEO of Hotjar, explains what a start-up needs to get it right. After working as a...

  • Local start-up to launch crowdfunding campaign

    Local start-up to launch crowdfunding campaign

    “What if you could get your money back on anything,” Lewis Holland once asked his colleagues. What followed was a discussion that led to the launch of Discountif, an innovative way to shop online and get money back on your purchases. Buy a product...

  • In need of a signal

    In need of a signal

    The current refugee crisis is witnessing the emergence of a new phenomenon: the iRefugee, the iAsylum seeker, the iMigrant. Like water, food and shelter, information has become an essential resource for many refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

  • In search of the future

    In search of the future

    For many, Google is just a search engine, a tool which gives you access to knowledge and information. That’s how it started out close to two decades ago, as a research idea by two PhD students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who first began...

  • CAIP 2015 held in Malta

    CAIP 2015 held in Malta

    The historical Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta was chosen as the venue for the 16th edition of the CAIP 2015 conference. Over 135 participants from universities all around the world travelled to Malta specifically for this biennial...

  • A solid performance

    A solid performance

    One advantage of the fast pace of mobile phone development is that the trickle-down effect doesn’t take long to reach the rest of the market. Innovations and features seen on premium phones one year will reach the mid-range the next and budget...

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