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Pokemon Go frenzy takes over the world including Jamaica
Tech News, Video Games, Internet

Pokemon Go frenzy takes over the world including Jamaica

There is a new king of the Appstore and Playstore - bigger than Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and more in-app time than Facebook; that app is Pokemon Go. The game was released in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States on July 6, 2016 and like contagion spread across the interwebs infection iPhones and Android phones alike even in territories where the app isn't officially released. Every has got to catch 'em all! Users were setting their Appstore locations to places where the app was released and eagle-eyed Android users sideloaded the APK file resulting in a tremendous strain on the Pokemon go server(s). Niantic, an American software development company based in San Francisco, California has been doing their best to keep the service online and slowly expanding to other countri...
Huawei Mate 8 Review: The Whole Package
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Huawei Mate 8 Review: The Whole Package

It may seem that Huawei appeared out of nowhere a couple of years ago, but this is far from the truth. In fact, this global company, with 16 research and development centers around the world, became the 3rd biggest smartphone manufacturer in 2015, and its success has relied in one key difference: having the best possible hardware, user experience and bang for your money. One of the latest manifestations of this thinking is the powerful Huawei Mate 8, a high end phablet that is set to be a favorite of both business people and media consumers, since Huawei’s Mate line is being marketed for always connected professionals with good taste and a fashion sense. On that same line, when we think of the perfect smartphone, more often than not, we associate this adjective with battery life, pro...
Samsung Galaxy S7 First Impressions
Gadgets, Opinion

Samsung Galaxy S7 First Impressions

The Samsung Galaxy has received its yearly update. Samsung's flagship device from one of the world's biggest mobile phone maker is definitely an improvement on its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S6. I have been taking the Samsung Galaxy S7 for a spin as my primary mobile device for the last few days and my first impressions have been mostly positive. More and more our smartphones are becoming one with us and the S7 does a great job of connecting with its owner and responding to our needs. Different owners will have different needs; if my case I am a tech savvy video gaming photographer with very little patience. I've tried hard to my best to put pressure on the S7 but almost all the time I call the phone responds. Need to record a video? snap selfies? send a tweet, check my calendar?...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch #TheNextGalaxyJa
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch #TheNextGalaxyJa

Samsung certainly knows how to serve you breakfast!! They did just that, for which I was grateful, when I got invited to their launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Tuesday March 29th 2016 at 9:00 a.m. For those following  Geezam Tech Blog, this is the same Samsung Galaxy S7 given away by Digicel’s Sponsorship and Development Manager Kamal Powell at the Bacchanal Fridays’ ‘Digicel Night’ on Friday March 18th 2016 as noted in Digicel’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Giveaway hints at Samsung Launch Event. Still, I was quite excited as I sauntered through the automatic doors of the Pegasus Hotel at 8:25 a.m., to see the crowd-pleaser of MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 as described in Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge makes a big splash at MWC 2016. Samsung Galaxy S7 Breakf...
How Spotify’s playlist and song sharing in FB Messenger challenges Apple Music
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How Spotify’s playlist and song sharing in FB Messenger challenges Apple Music

Facebook Messenger is becoming more useful by the day as they plot to take over your smartphone as I'd predicted in How Facebook Messenger will replace your smartphone in 2016. Now it's possible for users to share songs or playlists directly within Messenger from Spotify. This was already possible via email, Facebook and WhatsApp, so Messenger is the latest battleground for Spotify's ongoing music War with Apple Music. All while being serenaded by pizza coupon bearing chess playing chatbots as predicted in How FB Messenger Ads means Chess playing Chatbots with Fast Food Coupons. How to share Spotify playlists and songs in Facebook Messenger  To enable this feature is quite simple: Go to the “more” tab in Facebook Messenger Send your playlists to your Facebook Messenge...
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge makes a big splash at MWC 2016
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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge makes a big splash at MWC 2016

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 has been officially announced at Samsung's Unpacked event. The high-end smartphones with great design keeps iterating each year and in 2016 the Samsung S7 has made bigger splash just from its announcement that the S6 did last year. Before I look through the notable features and upgrades for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge check out the video below. The S6 a step forward in design and use of premium materials but took a step back by stripping expandable storage, water-proofing and a few other Galaxy staples. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has restored those features and revamped some of the excellent features of the galaxy S6 such as the camera, processor and design. Below are the 5 killer features of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that will make Smartphone lovers w...
Instagram app now allows switching between multiple accounts
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Instagram app now allows switching between multiple accounts

Social media managers, pet owners, Instagram addicts and super users rejoice! You can now add multiple accounts (up to five) to your Instagram app on iOS and Android when the most recent update. Version 7.15 onward Account switching is available as part of Instagram version 7.15 for iOS and Android. The company explained in a short blog post how to use the feature: Go to your profile settings to add an additional account. From there, tap your username at the top of your profile to switch between accounts. Once you have multiple accounts added, you’ll see your profile photo appear in places throughout the app so you can always tell which one you’re using at the moment. A link to the Instagram Help Center goes on to explain the feature further.
On Time Taxi Service’s Android App
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On Time Taxi Service’s Android App

Another Jamaican company has released an Android application. This time, it is On Time Taxi Services Ltd. A reputable and popular Taxi business with 20 years experience in their industry. They recently released app, though a step in the right direction, is unusable in its current state due to frequent crashes and usability. Launching the app you are greeted by a loading screen and from the main screen cabbies can login while a commuter you can: confirm a Booking Request a Cab - Shows a map view and location of caps Display location - Shows your current location using GPS data on a map The Taxi App that crashes I would change the locations of the confirm, request and location options to be more intuitive as I believe requesting a cap and your location would be the more im...