Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, November 1, 2014   



BlackBerry gets a posh accent
Blackberry has launched one of its most expensive mobile devices in the local market.

In a new direction
Online directory services provider Yelp has arrived in Hong Kong as part of the expansion of its Asian presence. It now has 29 countries in its profile and the SAR is its third spot in Asia after Yelp's Japan debut earlier this year.

Wake up to the music
Many people use their smartphones to double up as alarm clocks. But that doesn't mean alarm clocks will soon be a thing of the past.

Out to launch
Android devices are known to be much easier to customize than Apple ones. Users can alter their desktop appearance by changing layouts, icons, fonts and many other things.

Learn how to measure rising sea levels
Hongkongers are familiar with the sea. Our daily commute may involve crossing the harbor. We go to the beach to sunbathe and swim. We enjoy the easy luxury of walking on a promenade for a harbor view.

Meshing around
The Occupy Central movement was helped by the high penetration of mobile devices that speeded up the sharing of news faster than anyone could have imagined.

Smart viewing with Chromecast
High-definition televisions with big screens are popular and the plethora of internet media is seen as a boon for television watchers.

Forget charity checks - use your mobile
Social media platforms are getting so popular that charities are seeking to leverage on them. Then they don't have to send volunteers with money boxes and clipboards to stand on the street seeking donations.

Knowledge is power
September 28 was International Right to Know Day, a prescient day for Hong Kong in light of recent curbs on press freedom.

Better Xperience
The smartphone market has recently been dominated by the hype over Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. But this has not deterred rivals from launching Android devices to give their customers more choice.



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