Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Friday, October 24, 2014   



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.

Supply cools iPhone 6 fever
An adequate supply of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has very much cooled the frenzy sparked a week back.

Joined-up thinking
Many companies are seeking ways to crack into the virtual world, thanks to the growth in mobile penetration. But the polarization between information technology and sales/marketing departments has made it difficult for firms to take advantage of that.



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