Telecoms chief is still learning

Tarek Robbiati is group managing director of Telstra International Group and also chairman of CSL.

Saturday, 26 May, 2012, 12:00am

Power transfer system means no more cables

Refrigerators with no power cords and mobile phones that can be charged though a wall are on the way thanks to a wireless power transfer system developed by University of Hong Kong researchers.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

iPad at Work

iPad at Work by David Sparks Wiley Publishing

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

TP-Link MR3020

We all take internet access for granted these days. Nearly everybody has some kind of wireless internet access at home, at the office or at the neighbourhood coffee shop. So why would you need something like the portable TP-Link MR3020 router?

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Mobile marketers must be die-hard techies and able to craft great campaigns

Smartphones and applications stores have revolutionised the software market. With apps stores, developers of software or games can share their work with everyone. The boom in apps design has given birth to another budding industry, namely, mobile marketing.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Taste of life without a mobile phone

About two weeks ago, my mobile phone stopped working, and I started to live without one. My friends wondered why I didn't buy a new handset. The reason was I wanted to experience what life was like before mobile phones were invented.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Mobile schmobile

Life is becoming increasingly difficult for people who refuse to acquire a mobile phone. There are few public telephones nowadays - and even fewer that work - and the majority of people are forgetting the art of forward social planning, at least with any rigidity ('I'll call you when I'm there').

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Graduates find a way to talk underwater

People are now so used to having their Bluetooth headset glued to their ears that many cannot stand to part with it. That is the only reason we can think of as to why some users might want a waterproof headset and mobile phone.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

China Mobile wins right to offer TV services

China Mobile yesterday won a landmark public auction on the right to offer broadcast-type mobile TV services across Hong Kong, the Office of the Telecommunications Authority said.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Samsung P800

Digital photo frames have been around for a while now, but many of them are just that: photo frames. They don't play videos, or play music, unlike Samsung's new P800.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Confusion rules over curbs on 'obscene' texts

Plans to freeze mobile phone accounts responsible for sending 'obscene' text messages are in confusion, with a Beijing provider yesterday announcing it would introduce the measure, while its Shanghai counterpart apparently issued a denial.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Guidelines on way to tackle SMS charges

The government has begun drafting a code of practice for mobile network operators to safeguard people from misleading pay text messages that can hit them hard in the pocket.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Tricks of the trade

Modern technology allows tiny cameras to be hidden almost anywhere

'Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera,' Simon and Garfunkel sang in their hit single America almost 40 years ago. These days the camera is more likely to be hidden in a watch, the crack in the door of a karaoke room or even in a Bluetooth headset.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

WiFi networks expose users to hacking

At least two out of 20 WiFi networks inspected during an audit organised by the Wireless Technology Industry Association were found to be unsecured, allowing hackers to gain access to users' shared folders. The association expressed concern that the small companies behind the networks were not aware of the risks presented to users.

31 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Devotec Solar Sound

When it's so hot and sunny, there's nothing better than going to the beach or the pool, to cool off and relax with your friends. And with Devotec's Solar Sound Bluetooth Stereo Travel Speakers, you can share your music while you do it.

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am