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A free and open Internet

President Obama has proposed a keen plan to keep the Internet free and open. The principle in question is known as net neutrality and ensures that providers don’t block or limit content. For this...

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Lessons from Hong Kong

In a country in which it is customary to prioritise the trivial and ignore the offshore narrative, Malta would do well to dissect the source of Hong Kong’s protests. Baptised (and well branded) as...

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The Italians discuss constitutional amendments

It’s great to see Italy making some progress in this area. I have felt, for many years, that since the Internet is critical to the functioning of society, its access and utilisation needs to...

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Annoying password loss in Outlook 2011 for Mac

Following the release of OS X Mavericks, some applications manifested odd behaviour. Outlook for Mac 2011 is one such app! This generally occurs when the development team behind the app don’t release updates to...

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New iMac in Target Display Mode: A common issue

The late 2013 iMac is a great piece of hardware – one of it key innovations is the thunderbolt connector. When paired with a MacBook Pro (I have the Retina model) the iMac can...

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Another solution to Apple Preview crashes

Apple’s preview app has a bad habit of hanging and although I addressed the issue in a previous post, I still get many emails from readers of this blog complaining of the same issue....

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Where to get a good espresso in Malta

Bad coffee is bad news. I’m rather particular about my espresso and find it increasingly important to have it served just right. As a result I have decided to keep this running blog of...

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The authenticity of a brand

One thing I look out for in a brand is authenticity. This is what draws me to the age-old Wilkin & Sons products. Established in 1885 the Tiptree-based family has been farming in this...

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A space for carols

It’s too easy to squeeze music out of Christmas. Busy bars, stressful schedules, long lists and a cacophony of other requests can distance one from the music which is rightfully part of Christmas. Then...