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Monday, 11 June, 2012, 12:00am

Lose your phone ... and your life

Lose or have your smartphone stolen - as thousands of Hongkongers did last year - and it's almost guaranteed that someone will check your personal e-mails, look through your photos and try to log onto your Facebook account.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Out of line

I am a member of a tiny minority of Hong Kong people who do not have, have never had and do not wish to have a mobile phone.

So my heart sank when I read that some Cathay Pacific passengers can now 'choose to receive a boarding pass directly on their mobile devices via e-mail or SMS text message'.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Executive extras

for him

1 Tiffany & Co's Bull & Bear cuff links (HK$2,650).

2 Dunhill's Chassis leather travel watch case (HK$2,150).

3 Aesir and Yves Behar 's AE + Y mobile phone, in 18k gold, screen with ultra resilient coating and scratch resistant ceramic casing (HK$462,000). Exclusively at Lane Crawford stores.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dissident voices must be heard

The silence that followed the release from secret detention of mainland rights advocates hinted at what they had gone through at the hands of authorities. Lawyer Jiang Tianyong has shed light on the torture, fear and intimidation by detailing his two-month ordeal this year. He has shown courage in doing so despite signing pledges to end his activism and warnings about the consequences.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Blackmail accused 'tampered with phone'

A businessman told the District Court his mobile phone had been tampered with by his business partner's former mistress after he was taken hostage in Shenzhen.

The man, identified only as Mr Y, said he was kidnapped by Ki Chun-yim, 39 - who is accused of blackmailing her ex-lover - and two accomplices.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Phone sales code not broad enough

Fierce competition in the market has prompted the use of aggressive and sometimes unscrupulous sales practices in promoting internet and mobile phone services. Customers are often persuaded to believe that what is on offer is too good to resist and therefore rush to make decisions which they may regret afterwards.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fears of bad driving

A survey of 1,000 British children aged four to 16, shows many are scared by their parents' driving.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fear, sleepless night on news trail

The first indication that something was wrong, as I took the express train from Yokohama to Utsunomiya on Friday afternoon, was when the driver of the train slammed on the emergency brakes, an automated voice gave a warning and the lights flickered out.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lifelong joy of foraging for fungal delights

Professor Liu Xingzhong is China's top fungus expert. Twice a year for the past two decades, the principal investigator of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Microbiology has obtained government funding for fungus forays in the high mountains and deep valleys.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am