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Web Browsers

New-look homepage proves to be a dud

Coming quickly on the heels of having replaced the old self-serve betting machines on the racecourses with shiny new ones of dubious worth (beware, they don't read the input tickets any better than the so-called dinosaurs they replaced), the Jockey Club last week upset mo

Wednesday, 12 May, 2010, 12:00am

Sex cells

From the moment the Web became world wide, sex was an essential part of its cash flow. Folks who had previously had to dash into backstreet shops to sneak smutty magazines inside their raincoats could now get their fix in the comfort of their own home. The relative privacy provided by the internet has caused an explosion in pornography and the industry has never been busier.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


I bank electronically and pay my bills using my computer. A few years ago, I tried the government's ESDlife website and couldn't get anywhere. It was dreadfully difficult to use. I was also uncertain if it supported my Mac.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


I bank electronically and pay my bills using my computer. A few years ago, I tried the government's ESDlife website and couldn't get anywhere. It was dreadfully difficult to use. I was also uncertain if it supported my Mac.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Big scope for small-screen web developers in mainland

For developers wanting to make a living creating websites for PDAs and mobile phones, Hong Kong is not a good place to be, according to industry experts. The place to be is the mainland.

A few years ago, Hong Kong was caught up in the wireless application protocol (WAP) excitement that had nearly everybody looking to create webpages that could run on the protocol.

15 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Giant leap forward in website management

Years ago, I had a vision while speaking to a Mac user group. I realised that each person in my audience had a hobby or a craft in which they created wonderful and unique treasures ranging from hand-carved birds to quilts or poetry.

10 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Synchronising bookmarks a pesky problem

I use a number of computers, including a notebook, with different operating systems and different browsers. It is a pain to have to remember which machine has the bookmark I'm looking for.

5 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Blockheads will be forced to open the WAP world

Over the years, I have become something of a gadget freak. I have spent what many would consider an obscene amount of money buying everything from the latest digital watches to the top line in PDAs. I have a collection of Palmtop computers that someday I hope to give to a museum; it is so comprehensive.

18 May 2000 - 12:00am

Little guys do well in browser gorilla wars

Ever since Microsoft awakened to the fact that the Internet was going to be a key force in personal computing, it has concentrated its energies and power on taking over the position that Netscape, as the first real player, has had in leading the browser market.

18 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

It pays to check whether browsers are disconnected

Every time I choose off-line mode, I notice the DUN duration keeps on running.

25 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Time to get connected to browsing off-line

Browsing the Web can be a time-consuming and often expensive process. This is true even if your Internet service provider offers a fast proxy server, you still have to be on-line to access the information.

16 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Off-line browsers can save time and money

I find surfing the Web can be a thankless task, especially if I'm doing it for anything but fun. Search engines and Web indexes such as Alta Vista and Yahoo are useful, but even with them, using the Web still takes up valuable on-line minutes that I have to pay for. Besides using search engines, what can I do to reduce this hassle and to keep my dial-up bills down?

17 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

NEC removes the clicks

NEC has developed a 'push' technology for Web browsers to take the mouse clicks out of looking for sites or information. Trial versions can be downloaded at www.meshnet.or.jp/wish/webtheater.

15 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Surfing at leisure and on the cheap

Off-line browsers are designed to download information from the World-Wide Web to be viewed at high speed and at a cheaper price than live on-line.

Off-line browsing is not a well-defined form of software. It combines software performing a range of functions, including automatic page retrieval.

18 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Life does exist beyond the Web

IT'S interesting to see how coverage of the Internet has developed over the past few years.

Almost without exception, any look at the Internet's content has come to focus almost exclusively on the World Wide Web.

This is happening for good reason.

After all, most of the recent developments and new resources have been on the Web.

28 Mar 1995 - 12:00am