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Letting IT Go in the Smart City of Hong Kong

This year, the HKCS's flagship event HKICC is set to focus on the development and application of technologies tipped to transform the cities of the world and enhance the quality of life of its denizens for decades to come.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to US$27 million

Execs under CEO Tim Cook receive uniform stock grants, part of Apple's 'internal equity' compensation philosophy.

IT GOVERNANCE

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

5 tips for transforming enterprise IT towers Into cloud services

With more cloud IT services in play, traditional IT has lost relevancy. Here are five tips for successfully transforming IT into a process-driven organization.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Two good reasons to stick with POP3 email over IMAP

If storage quotas or privacy concerns are issues for you, then POP3 is probably a better choice than IMAP.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Bitcasa nixes unlimited cloud storage, even for existing subscribers

All-you-can-store is gone for good as Bitcasa blames user abuse and low demand.

DATA CENTER

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

The ProLiant m710 is designed for app delivery and video transcoding.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Researcher works to make 3D-printed metals stronger, customizable

WPI engineer's work involves printing with semi-solid metals, instead of limited powders.

INDUSTRIES

Dragon Age gets sexy, Assassin's Creed: Unity gets ridiculous, and more must-know gaming news

Plus Mortal Kombat is getting a live-action series, we get a glimpse of the Star Wars Battlefront sequel that never was, and someone threatens Gabe Newell's life.

INTERNET

Why Google wants to replace Gmail

Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday.

NETWORKING

Wireless price war's good for consumers, but challenges carriers

Profits are in doubt at big carriers, posing concerns about long-term network, spectrum investments.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Bugs & Fixes: Solving a Yosemite post-install disaster

Updating to a major new version of OS X can seem akin to walking through a mine field, albeit one with relatively few mines. In most instances, you'll be fine. But you never know when disaster may strike.

SECURITY

5 ways Facebook's Rooms stands apart from the anonymous app pack

Here are five ways Rooms aims to be better and more unique than the current crop of mostly useless anonymous apps.

STORAGE

Bitcasa nixes unlimited cloud storage, even for existing subscribers

All-you-can-store is gone for good as Bitcasa blames user abuse and low demand.

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BLOGS

Fresh blood

CIOs should look to start-ups for new ideas

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

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