Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, November 22, 2014   

Making a case for protection
Smartphones are expensive so many consumers invest good money to ensure their devices are well protected. But phone cases are more than just protective gear, many have an ornamental side.

Beat hackers at their own game
Ordinary computer users may at times be too loose when it comes to security - browsing unknown websites and downloading unauthorized programs. And that makes life easier for the hacker.

Asian users firmly in sights
Google is designing many devices and applications to cater for the needs of Asian users, Chris Yerga said.

Smart thinking
Mobile devices are no longer "just" gadgets. Instead, they have greatly reshaped the world, especially in Asia, where smartphones are the first devices that allow some users to get connected to the internet.

Start-ups getting on their bikes
The ecosystem for local start-ups is maturing, thanks to help from Cyberport, the Science Park, various universities and others.

Book this bag
Primary school children are commonly seen carrying heavy bags loaded with books. Some even bring trollies like those mainland tourists who frequently roll over others' feet on the street.

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.

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