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14 February, 2013
14 February, 2013

The main purpose of this article is to familiarize the reader with some widely used terms concerning mobile phone technology and hacking techniques, as well as security measures that one could take to protect the privacy of ones personal data stored in a mobile phone. It doesn’t matter whether it is Magticom, Geocell or Beeline Georgia mobile.

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07 February, 2013
07 February, 2013
The current labor code was designed for employers and gives very few - almost no - rights to workers. The idea was that any rights to workers would be to the disadvantage of employers, and would discourage them from hiring.
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07 February, 2013
07 February, 2013
Inspired by a line on a randomly seen cover of the novel The Gifts of Imperfection: ”Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are.”
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07 February, 2013
07 February, 2013
Some restaurants have started banning customers from taking photos of their food, “the New York Times” reports, quoting several chefs in New York City. Georgians like to take pictures at the table; this is a part of national tradition, especially while they are hosting guests, close friends and relatives. One can find plenty of pics on Facebook, Instagram, Livejournal, Twitter and other social networks.
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31 January, 2013
31 January, 2013
In many parts of Georgia fewer than half of the children go to any type of preschool before school starts. Even in Tbilisi, it is lower than international averages. Over the last several years there have been several studies that have shown the advantages of just a few hours a day of preschool. Some studies have gone on over decades, and have looked at children who went to pre-school from the age of three until school starts usually at age six and compared them with children from similar backgrounds who didn't.
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31 January, 2013
31 January, 2013
The good news about the Internet and its most visible component, the World Wide Web, is that there are hundreds of millions of pages available, waiting to present information on an amazing variety of topics. The bad news about the Internet is that there are hundreds of millions of pages available, most of them titled according to the whim of their author, almost all of them sitting on servers with cryptic names. When you need to know about a particular subject, how do you know which pages to read? If you’re like most people, you visit an Internet search engine.
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24 January, 2013
24 January, 2013
Dog Poop There are some stray dogs in Tbilisi but not so many now, mainly people who own dogs as pets. Those people walk their dogs, those dogs poop on the sidewalk, and usually the owners just leave it there. There are several aspects of this phenomenon. We'll discuss them one by one.
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24 January, 2013
24 January, 2013
I see more and more chaps in the restaurants and cafes in the city of Tbilisi with iPads and tablet computers. It means a new tablet computer ”battle” of Apple Corp.’s IOS operating system with Google Corp.s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software is on.
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17 January, 2013
17 January, 2013
The Minister of Defense has announced that gradually military conscription will be phased out over the next four years. This is a good move, the current system doesn't make any sense. "The Draft" as it is called in America or conscription as it is called everywhere else, has been around for millennia.
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17 January, 2013
17 January, 2013
As it was mentioned above with SMS voting function of any Mobile Operator like Geocell, Magticom or Beeline Georgia SMS Gateway you can create various SMS voting events, for example, SMS quizzes, SMS polls, SMS surveys, etc. SMS voting is the best way to get people’s opinion. It can be applied in entertainment and business sectors as well. So it can be used for two reasons: for entertainment and for marketing reasons.This application is not currently used by mobile carriers in Georgia.
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27 December, 2012
27 December, 2012
Writing this column, I am often accused in the various forums of looking down on Georgia, of being judgemental and having a sense of superiority. Here's an example from a forum about the Georgian version:
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27 December, 2012
27 December, 2012
Perhaps one of the most important aspects that shape a country’s essence is tourism. Hospitality is an art that every nation’s people should master. It is how a country welcomes a foreigner that really reflects its image back to the world. Being a native Georgian, I never had a chance to experience what it is like to be a tourist in Tbilisi. I did however live in Egypt for sixteen years before moving to the United States. This is a recollection of my last day in Egypt, before I headed off to a different world. I was a tourist in Cairo, and am a tourist now as well. I’ve been a tourist for my entire life.
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27 December, 2012
27 December, 2012
Christmas does not only leave its mark on our homes and streets, but also on our personal belongings. Naturally, it is also possible to add zest to your computer with Christmas-themed screensavers, games, and music.
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27 December, 2012
27 December, 2012
Another doomsday prediction come and gone without much fan fare. A bit of a letdown, wouldn’t you say? No blazing asteroids headed towards the earth, no oceans swallowing up California.
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20 December, 2012
20 December, 2012
From 2004 until now, Georgia had the most employer friendly legislation in the world. Labor unions were for all practical purposes forbidden from operating. That's changing. There have been very many strikes after the elections and union organizing is enjoying a renaissance.
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20 December, 2012
20 December, 2012
After several-year interval Georgian-Russian dialog has ensued. What does Georgia expect from this dialog with 88% of its population, supporting relations with Russia? Answer to this question is intertwined with the reasons that conditioned increase of the supporters of the dialog with Russia while Russia as an image of enemy, is considered as a stigma for the last 20 years and not only desire of relations but even mentioning it in a slightly positive context, was almost equivalent of expulsion from the society.
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13 December, 2012
13 December, 2012
For the first time I can remember in my fifteen years of watching Georgia, judges have publicly disagreed with prosecutors on high profile cases. This is something new and important, and I'm surprised that there is little conversation about it in the media.
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06 December, 2012
06 December, 2012
Waste a.k.a. garbage, rubbish, trash, refuse, junk and litter is unwanted or useless materials, as our beloved Wiki is teaching us. Litter refers to waste disposed of improperly, hence the title of this distressing editorial. One of the biggest paradoxes of life in Georgia is that in this country of hi-tech, ubiquitous cell phones, ostentatious fashion-shows and, let us say, of European culture, waste is mismanaged regardless the efforts of authorities, and litter is mishandled by the public in spite of our claim to be called a civilized nation.
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06 December, 2012
06 December, 2012
When you take a taxi now, the driver doesn't seem to mind if you wear a seat belt or not. Mind you, it is still officially the law that everybody in the front seat of a car wear a seatbelt, but now it is treated as one of those optional laws. Some taxi drivers still wear theirs out of habit or fear or maybe because they're just plain smart. Some don't. Many will tell you that passengers don't need to anymore now that Georgian Dream is in power. I find this very interesting and will often ask taxi drivers about it. I have been told by several that it was Misha's law or, more often, that it was Vano's law and that they aren't in power anymore so it is optional.
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29 November, 2012
29 November, 2012
There used to be a statue of Stalin at a school in the village of Zemo Alvani. On the night of 17 June 2011 it disappeared, officials claiming they didn't know anything about it. One recent morning, it came back to where it once was but now wrapped up. The new officials are pleading ignorance, but locals say it will be unwrapped on Stalin's birthday, 22 December 2012. Putting up or in this case the re-putting up a statue of Stalin will become international news, particularly in this period of trying to figure out the likely direction of the new Georgian Dream government.
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12 November, 2015
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Just in Denmark, not in Georgia! Aren’t we lucky that nothing
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New Georgian book corners for Georgian migrants have been opened in Rome and Milan.
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“Have you ever thought it was possible to mix American rock music with Georgian folklore?
The daughter of Maia Asatiani, a popular Georgian talk-show host, died yesterday at a hospital in France.
Yet another fashion publication Women's Wear Daily (WWD), a fashion-industry trade journal sometimes called "the bible of fashion”, has dedicated an article to Georgian designer
Electronic libraries are already being installed in Georgian capital.
Georgian boat-shaped cheese bread named Adjaruli Khachapuri is not only Georgians’ beloved dish but now has already become a favorite dish of many people internationally.
First graffiti shop, gallery and studio Fabrikaffiti will open on February 25th at Fabrika, the multifunctional space and a hostel located in an old textile plant.
Georgian National Ballet ‘Sukhishvili’ are on a 2-month tour at the moment.
Unprecedented cleaning efforts of River Mtkvari have been launched by Tbilisi City hall.
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