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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


Take the time to recycle everything

People often do not care which bin they throw their rubbish into. Maybe they feel they don't have time, or they just do not care about the planet, even though she is suffering.

I was one of those who did not recycle. But my attitude changed after what I saw last week.

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Alleged attacker traced through victim's phone

Police arrested a 29-year-old two-way permit holder in Mong Kok yesterday for allegedly stabbing and robbing a woman on Wednesday night in Sham Shui Po. In a search of the man's home, officers found a purse, an Octopus card and a mobile phone believed to belong to the victim. Police also found a blood-stained 22-centimetre-long foldable knife.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Boy leaps to death after sending parents SMS

'Goodbye, daddy and mummy. Mum, don't play mahjong again.' That was the message a 13-year-old boy left his parents before leaping to his death in Tin Shui Wai yesterday.

8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Woman stabs nine asleep on train

A woman stabbed nine passengers in their sleep on a train early yesterday morning in Heilongjiang, according to the province's internet portal, Northeast Net.

At about 2am on a train travelling east from Harbin , a man who was fast asleep suddenly felt a sharp pain in his leg. The next thing he saw was the back of a short-haired and slightly plump woman in her 40s.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Handy packs

1 Cap by Just Cavalli (HK$1,100)

2 Scarf by Hermes (HK$8,300)

3 Sleeping mask by Chanel (HK$3,800)

4 Sunglasses by Bulgari (inquiries 2523 8057)

5 Mobile phone holder by Versace (HK$3,450)

6 Chassis suit carrier by Dunhill (inquiries 2537 1009)

7 Poker set by Hermes (HK$85,600)

7 May 2010 - 12:00am