Product Release

iPad 2 came too soon after the original

Apple's iPad has changed many people's lifestyles. With the iPad, you can read a book anytime and anywhere, because books can be stored in an electronic format in the device. It has changed people's reading habits.

Tuesday, 29 March, 2011, 12:00am

SKIN deep

A living, breathing organ exposed to the elements, skin often needs special care as seasons change. Now that summer is on the way, it's time to perfect a tailored daily regimen.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Clean and not heard

For those arriving in Geneva by air for the annual motor show this month, it was difficult to miss the Nissan LEAF. The 100 per cent electric car was stationed at a number of reception points for a 30-minute test drive, including one in Cointrin Airport. Electric vehicles starred at this year's motor show in the Swiss city.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Many reasons seen for big PLA spending rise

China's defence budget will probably return to double-digit growth this year because domestic inflationary pressure will increase the cost of weapon upgrades and peace-keeping missions overseas, military experts said.

3 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Action packed

There are many stereotypes about men. The more popular generalisations include; they can't tell the truth, they are afraid of commitment and they care more about sports than real conversation. None of these stereotypes are true, of course. Although, being a man, I could be lying.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am aims for 20pc revenue growth International, the mainland's leading online travel services provider, is aiming for 20 per cent net revenue growth this quarter after posting hefty gains in the fourth quarter last year.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

On your marques

The world's recession-hit marques continue to woo the mainland's rich, but they are not forgetting their more long-standing - and arguably, trendsetting - customers in booming Hong Kong.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Windows 7 to catch on fast, says Microsoft

Microsoft expects faster corporate adoption of its flagship Windows 7 computer operating system on the mainland this year, bolstered by Beijing's intensified campaign against illegal software users.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Snooze reports

News reporter Yan Bingguang was recently removed from her reporting job by China's official Xinhua News Agency, after she was found to have used her own relatives as sources in a number of news reports. The scandal began, as so many scandals in China now do, on the internet, as Web users subjected Yan's reports to scrutiny and the allegations were followed up by her employer.

28 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Baby-care products provider Biostime plans HK$1.8b IPO

Biostime International Holdings, a Guangzhou-based paediatric nutrition and baby-care products provider, plans to raise up to HK$1.8 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Van wars heating up

Luxury multipurpose vans (MPVs) have a strong following in Hong Kong. They transport executives in comfort and can be easily converted into mobile offices, celebrity retreats or family entertainment centres at weekends.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

CSL steals march on early 4G frontrunners

CSL, which launched Asia's first 4G network yesterday to cope with growing mobile broadband demand, will provide its new super-fast service to Hong Kong consumers early next year.

The city's largest wireless network operator has started offering 4G connection, with internet download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second, to its enterprise customers.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Dell bets on smartphones, media tablets

Dell, the No 2 personal computer supplier in China, plans to expand domestic sales of its smartphones and media tablets after its mainland revenue grew 20 per cent year on year in the third quarter.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

CSL to launch speedy 4G network next week

CSL, Hong Kong's largest wireless network operator, is set to formally introduce its 4G service in Hong Kong on Thursday.

It will be the first carrier in Asia to launch the super-fast mobile service.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Mainland cyberwar raises fears for privacy

A turf war between two rival software giants has sparked privacy fears among the mainland's 420 million internet users, with each side accusing the other of stealing information from computers.

Users face being forced to choose between the mainland's most popular free instant-messaging service or its most popular anti-virus software.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am