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How To Save 20-50% On Your Electricity Bill Using PowerPree
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How To Save 20-50% On Your Electricity Bill Using PowerPree

Yo! Why Pree!? A PowerPree eh-nuh.. Ever asked yourself: Why am I paying so much for your electricity bill? I am conserving on power usage but why are my monthly bills not reflecting such? You are not alone my friends! Jamaicans are all too familiar with the high cost of electricity over the years - which has gotten higher as the recent rate increase was approved. We are known for having one of the highest electricity rates. That is one factor we (you and I) have no control over, but there is something we can control - excessive usage. Do you have any idea how much of your precious dollars are being wasted because you forgot to unplug the TV or the iron? As for a company, forgetting to power off a few computers on a daily basis can eat away your profits. Energy conserv...
System76 Lemur: My Purebred Linux Laptop
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System76 Lemur: My Purebred Linux Laptop

As an advocate for Open Source Technology, I've put my money where my mouth is and purchased a purebred-Linux based laptop, the System76 Lemur. I'm pleased with this purchase and I'll be sharing a few bells and whistle along with the deltas that I've noticed over the past seven months.   , you may not have heard of this company before but they are a US based computer reseller store with their primary focus on preinstalled-Linux notebooks, desktops and servers. They partner with the electronics manufacturer, Chicony, in packaging some beautiful hardware products for their customers.   Why I purchased it? First I'm not a fanboy for System76. But I do put my money where my mouth is and being a supporter of Open Source, it is incumbent upon me to support an organisa...
Vyral Events App Review
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Vyral Events App Review

Young entrepreneurs doing something for themselves and fulfilling a need instead of waiting on governments to provide mediocre jobs so they can survive I always will support 100 percent. Came across this app from reading a Gleaner Article on April 16, 2017, titled Mobil App For Party Fans - ‘Vyral Events’ Links Promoters And Patrons In Cyberspace. So I downloaded I haven't found anything to buy just yet but here's what I think Pros Love the App tour - Was a welcoming feature that let me know what to expect when using the app. Short clear and to the point. Open to feedback - Listening to your users and giving them an avenue to be heard even if you don't use it is refreshing. Events today - Loved the In progress tagging and also estimated time until events end. This inform...
Stay Alert App Review
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Stay Alert App Review

So by now we all have been bombarded with advertisement for the GOJ-MNS Stay Alert App. So if its getting this much attention then it needs a review. I played around with some of the features of the app for about a month or more and I would give this app a 2 out of 5 for design, 4 out of 5 for functionality. It provides the basic functionality to help residents and visitors when in an unfortunate situation to safely and discretely seek help. Merit to whoever conceptualize this app. However, lets make this app better. You may be able to offer it to other Caribbean neighbors. Logo This is your first representation of any app, this is also how you court your users. Stay Alert App logo lacks the basic necessities for logo designs, its Flat, lacked creativity and ineffective. ...
Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy
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Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy

“As clean energy reaches price parity with traditional energy, companies are taking aggressive steps to integrate renewables. We are seeing tremendous demand from clients to source a mix of green energy at a competitive rate” Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President of Energy and Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric commenting on the purchase of Renewable Choice Energy Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced in March 2017 that they'd acquired Renewable Choice Energy. Renewable Choice Energy is a leader in helping commercial, industrial, and institutional clients navigate their clean energy purchasing options. The acquisition further enhances Schneider Electric’s existing position in the rapidly growing renewables market as p...
The new Nokia 3310 sees Nostalgia and logic argue at MWC 2017
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The new Nokia 3310 sees Nostalgia and logic argue at MWC 2017

MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 has got to be the year that the Nokia 3310 makes a comeback.   That brick like cellphone that was a blast from the past, a simpler time before apps that had crowd leaving Samsung's booth and their Galaxy S8 and mobbing the Nokia booth to get a look at the Emperor's new clothes. I say this as this is really taking it back to the 90's. You can basically use it to make phone calls...you know, by using those things called phone numbers that come assigned with your phone. it can send and receive SMS......the thing that IM (Instant Messenger) replaced. It can take photos and videos with its 2 MP with a LED flash, nowhere near the quality of even the most basic smartphone such as the Alcatel One Touch Pixi 4. FM Radio is back...as long ...
Huawei G8 on Sale at FLOW Jamaica Stores where Earth Meets Sky
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Huawei G8 on Sale at FLOW Jamaica Stores where Earth Meets Sky

I was on my way to the Huawei Experience Store located at Shop No. 10 in Tropical Plaza Half-Way-Tree when I happened upon this piece of news related to the Huawei G8! I quickly realized that the Huawei Mate 8 and the Huawei G8 was on sale. I'm sure you remember the Huawei Mate 8 which Editor-in-Chief Kelroy Brown had reviewed in Huawei Mate 8 Review: The Whole Package? Well, I’d covered the same device in an exclusive hands-on with emphasis on its advance privacy features as noted in Huawei Mate 8 brings privacy with Kirin 950’s TrustZone and secure OS. A Quick check of @FLOWJamaica Twitter page revealed that this was indeed the case. https://twitter.com/FLOWJamaica/status/768564735998513154 Now they're both on sale at FLOW Jamaica Stores as follows: JA$32,295 + GC...
Huawei TalkBand B2 is Bluetooth Calorie Counter for the Corporate Gym Rats
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Huawei TalkBand B2 is Bluetooth Calorie Counter for the Corporate Gym Rats

My visit to the Huawei Experience Store located at Shop No. 10 in Tropical Plaza Half-Way-Tree just keeps getting better and better. Imagine, not only does Huawei have unlocked smartphones but they also sell smartwatches like the Android Wear powered Huawei Watch as parlayed in Huawei Watch is an Android Wear Wristwatch with a Touch of Sapphire. As I’d pointed out in that article, I'd done a photo shoot with a second device, the Huawei TalkBand B2. The two products are as different as night and day; the Huawei Watch is for the Red Carpet whereas the Huawei TalkBand B2 is for the Fitness freaks and their Exercise Rats. More specifically, the gym rats that think hitting the gym at 4am in the morning in their sweat bottoms, t-shirts and Yoga pants is the way to start the day befo...