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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers
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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers

A humiliating security lapse with far-reaching consequences and effects has been reported by TechCrunch involving Amber Group. Amber Group were contracted by the Jamaican government to develop the JamCOVID19 website and app. Functionality includes publishing daily coronavirus figures, self-reporting of symptoms and pre-approval of travel applications after uploading a negative COVID-19. Jamaica’s immigration website exposed TechCrunch further reports that the Amazon Web Services server used to store the data was left unsecured without a password exposing all its contents such as: immigration documents including the traveller’s name, date of birth and passport numbers quarantine orders travellers’ signatures Jamaican passport, immigration and citizenship agency data 1...
ShipMe releases Android and iOS apps
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ShipMe releases Android and iOS apps

ShipMe has recently launched its Android and iOS App. Use the ShipMe Mobile app to get shipping estimates, upload attachments, view invoices, schedule deliveries, schedule express pickups, and check-in at your ShipMe store. If users need an account they can signup directly from the app. Have all your package updates and other important notifications, pushed directly to your phone so you'll never have to miss another notification! ShipMe Mobile Apps Key Features Sign up for a ShipMe Account Get Shipping and Customs Duty estimates Create and cancel Pre-Alerts Pay for shipments online Schedule deliveries Schedule in-store pickups Track the status of your shipments Track your delivery driver's progress Receive push notification updates on your shipments Upload invoices and other...
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...
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.
WhatsApp is the #1 Mobile Messaging App in the World
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WhatsApp is the #1 Mobile Messaging App in the World

Some say that WhatsApp is the the most popular mobile messaging app in the world. The app is now boasting one billion monthly active users. That's more than Facebook Messenger, more than iMessage, more than LINE, more than Skype; basically any and all popular mobile messenger apps in the world. Developing Economies driving growth WhatsApp has not been the dominant messaging service in developed the economies of North America and Europe. It has had the most success in the developing economies of South America, Central America, The Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa as can be seen in the chart below: 1 Billion WhatsApp Users Worldwide Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp raised a few eyebrows but since joining the Facebook family the user-base has actually doubled. 1 bil...
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...
Why App Developers, Celebrities and TV Ads increase App Downloads
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Why App Developers, Celebrities and TV Ads increase App Downloads

Designing an App for smartphones, Tablets for the Apple iTunes Store, Google Play Store, or Windows Phone Store? Or are you making a Web App aimed at the Desktop users using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and their respective Web App Stores? Well, after you've covered the easy part, which is registering as a Developer and designing your App, you might want consider Television advertising to boost traffic to your App. You'll need your App to stand out from the crowded field of similar freemium Apps, especially if you want people to appreciate your programming talent while making money from In-App purchasing or advertising as explained in “In-App Purchasing falters as Freemium In-App Advertising for Mobile Games is the Real Moneychanger”. That American demographic of potential dow...
Digicel blocks “unlicensed” Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services
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Digicel blocks “unlicensed” Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services

Digicel has moved to block VOIP services from using its network with immediate effect. Digicel in a news release stated that unlicensed VOIP operators use telecom networks to deliver their services, but do not pay the requisite fee. As expected the news has not been greeted well by some of its customers who use VOIP apps like Viber to make free voice and even video calls over the internet. What is VOIP? Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. VOIP has proved popular in recent years as mobile internet speeds have increased and the capabilities of phones improved to include cameras, faster processors and applications. VO...