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  • Hitting the search button

    Hitting the search button

    This week, the European Union has accused Google of cheating competitors by distorting internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service. The EU has also launched an antitrust probe into Google’s Android mobile operating system. “I...

  • Free flights to Europe

    SoundMachine, the local representative of the world-renowned brand Samsung, launched an exciting innovative promotion which can take you to a European city of your choice. Anyone purchasing one of the participating Samsung washing machines or...

  • A flexible way to grow

    A flexible way to grow

    What are the main advantages that cloud computing gives to SMEs? Many local SMEs are currently not making the maximum use of technology. This is mainly driven by the lack of understanding that such businesses may have on how technology could help...

  • Students’ infusion into the world of commerce

    Students’ infusion into the world of commerce

    The journey that a group of students from St Aloysius College’s Sixth Form has travelled so far has been full of new experiences and initiatives. All 10 members joined Fusion, a Young Enterprise company, at the beginning of the scholastic year...

  • Write till the end

    You grab your popcorn and drinks and, with your friends in tow, sit down for a relaxing two hours immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the latest blockbuster movie. Through the movie’s website you are familiar with the characters and...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 range now in Malta

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 range of smartphones is now available in Malta, local distributor SoundMachine said. The S6 Edge takes design and functionality to a whole new dimension with a dual edge display. Both the S6 and S6 Edge are packed with...

  • Words don’t come easy

    Recently, there was a bit of a storm in a teacup about loan words from English and their spelling in Maltese. I like that saying: storm in a teacup. Say it once, twice, three times and it leaves dregs of meaning at the bottom. There’s a hint of...

  • And now for a bite of fashion

    And now for a bite of fashion

    Proof – if ever we needed any – that technology is increasingly becoming a fashion statement is Apple’s launch of its new watch. Wearing an Apple Watch will be one of the biggest fashion statements that you can make this season. And not only...

  • Get app and move

    Get app and move

    Three months ago, you cornered your failings and decided to bully them into submission. No more finger-dipping into the crisps packet while watching telly. You will huff and puff for a daily 30-minute walk. You will exercise more, eat less and...

  • Coming to a computer near you

    Coming to a computer near you

    Cybercrime is big business that is increasing in frequency, intensity, and sophistication, targeting both businesses and individuals. As the official economy continues to struggle, its dark cyber-underbelly has become one of the world’s largest...

  • The shape of things to come

    The shape of things to come

    Drawing comparisons between the gadgets of yesterday and today helps us appreciate the speed at which technology develops. The earliest computers were so slow that they would be overtaken by a modern child’s tablet. Nowadays, your average laptop...

  • A chip off the old brain

    A chip off the old brain

    The human brain has long fascinated scientists: we’ve discovered enough to appreciate this amazing organ, yet haven’t discovered enough to completely understand it. In fact, some of the brain’s inner workings are still a mystery today: some...

  • Me, myself and I

    Me, myself and I

    Whatever we do is marinated in routine. You wake up, brew a coffee with one teaspoon of sugar and half a second of milk, and read the paper. You get in the car, look in the rear-view mirror, brush off a speckle of imaginary dandruff from your...

  • Just for kicks

    Just for kicks

    Kik is a messenger app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. In an environment full of messenger apps, what makes this one different? First of all, Kik doesn’t use your phone number to communicate. It’s a username-only app that offers a little more...

  • You’ve got mail

    You’ve got mail

    Outlook iOS has been a long time coming. Given the inherent problems that Apple Mail has with Exchange, it couldn’t have come soon enough. Outlook iOS isn’t perfect and it seems to have been a rushed release: however, all the nuts and bolts are in...

  • Game changer

    Game changer

    You know #IDARB has got you the first time you start yelling at the TV when you’re playing it. It’s one of those games that slips under the radar while looking completely innocuous and ambushes you. I love it for that. I admit to being completely...

  • Through the Windows

    Through the Windows

    After the somewhat mediocre reception that greeted Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows 10 has a lot of work to do to rebuild trust in Microsoft. With a preview of the new operating system now available, we can get a first look at how it’s shaping...

  • Weapons of must destruction

    James Patterson’s new book is a blast. Literally so because 1,000 readers are being offered Private Vegas as a self-destructing app. Once you start reading the book, you only have 24 hours to finish it and each page disappears forever as soon as...

  • Cloud computing: value proposition or leap of faith?

    Cloud computing: value proposition or leap of faith?

    Microsoft is currently the only company whose enterprise cloud services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM and Windows Intune services meet the standards of EU privacy laws. What is the status of cloud computing in Malta and what...

  • Kill bill shock

    Kill bill shock

    The phenomenon of unexpected high bills, also commonly known as bill shock, is fairly common in the electronic communications sector. The wide availability of fast mobile data further augmented this problem, especially when one puts into the...

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