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Application Software

iTunes won't put an end to piracy

With Hong Kong being so well-connected when it comes to the latest gadgets and technology, it is astonishing that Apple's iTunes digital media store took so long to arrive.

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012, 12:00am

Uplifting experience

New trend on the web


Remember all the publicity hype last year for Siri, the voice-activated feature on the new iPhone? It lets you keep a virtual assistant right there in the palm of your hand. Sort of. On the downside, you need an iPhone 4S for it.

Or then again, you don't. Meet SimSimi.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The case of the incredible shrinking women

We've all heard of the Photoshop diet. There is a series of amusing YouTube videos that document how technological manipulation can make Gisele B?ndchens out of us all. Photoshop is used in almost all fashion editorials and ad campaigns these days, but excessive use has landed beauty companies in hot water with advertising authorities.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Photo software could put crime scenes in focus

The image of crime-fighting technology just got a lot sharper with the unveiling yesterday of home-grown software designed to take the blur out of digital photos.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Great snaps with these apps

While the availability of low-cost digital cameras enables even budding photographers, it's the camera apps that seem to really excite us. 'iPhoneography' is changing not only the way we share photos but also how we take them.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

What's hot and hip now

Top game

Cut the Rope: Experiments

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

All the rage

Top quote

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Stay tuned to developments if you have designs on Web career

For Web designer Carl Leung, having to keep abreast of the latest technological developments is the best and worst part of his job.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Show your creativity with Adobe

Hong Kong teenagers can demonstrate their creativity in a new innovation competition for Asia-Pacific youth.

The first Adobe Asia Pacific School Innovation Awards, set up by computer software company Adobe, invites students aged 14 to 19 to explore issues that affect them and the world around them, and tell people about them.

17 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Mok calls the tune on latest release

Like singers everywhere, Hong Kong artists are struggling to get their royalties as record sales continue to plummet. Karen Mok Man-wai is now banking on her mainland fans to use their phones to call up her tracks.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Jazz has developed more or less in tandem with the media of sound recording and distribution. One of the earliest hits of the phonograph record era was the first commercially issued jazz recording, Livery Stable Blues, by the Original Dixieland Jass (sic) Band in 1917.

14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


I want to put documents and certain passages of books in my computer but I'm not sure how to do it. Obviously, I need a scanner and some special software. Will this be expensive?

Name and address supplied

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


I installed a lot of music files from CDs in iTunes on my Mac but had to move this collection to an external hard disk when my computer started to run out of space. I thought I had done everything correctly, but now nothing works. Can you help?

Name and address supplied

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A new look for an old icon

Illustrator Theresa Lee has brought back the fashion icon 13 Dot.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Our family has four computers - two Macs and two Windows-based machines - and a decent stereo system. I hooked up the stereo to my Mac and play iTunes music from it. But now we have a family dispute: is it only when my computer is on that I can control my iTunes program? Or is it possible to control iTunes remotely from a Windows machine? Can you help and bring peace to our family?

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am