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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

Shadow IT only a threat to an out-dated IT definition

Centrica CIO Rod Carr says shadow IT isn't a threat to organisations and has no problems with staff 'killing their own food and solving their own problems'.

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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

Cloud boosts ShoreTel first earnings growth

Posts revenue of US$90.4 million - up 7 per cent.

DATA CENTER

20th Century Fox deploys HP Moonshot servers

HP launches new HP ProLiant Moonshot solutions.

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

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.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

French railway company tests Google Glass for ticket checks

The glasses allow staff to maintain eye contact with passengers while checking tickets.

NETWORKING

U.S. FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 tablet is selling at twice the rate of the Pro 2

Buyers are snapping up the well-regarded Surface Pro 3 tablet, which has replaced virtually all other versions on Microsoft's website. In the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also talked up the Xbox and Lumia businesses.

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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