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Google Drive launches – Another major player joins the Cloud Storage Wars
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Google Drive launches – Another major player joins the Cloud Storage Wars

The rumors have been swirling around for days and just as predicted Google has announced their new cloud storage offering - Google Drive. The Google Drive website went live at 09:30 am PST today and provides the official details about the new service. Visit the Google drive website at drive.google.com. For those familiar with Dropbox, Google Drive is basically the same service but with more available free space at signup. For those unfamiliar with Dropbox, Google Drive is a service that will allow users to store files on Google's web servers (in the cloud) and have access to those files on computer with an internet connection or supported mobile device such as tablets and smartphones. In today's multi-gadget world it offers lots of benefits to users who work on or use multiple computers...
Google Chrome to do Console Gaming – OnLive and Steam in the Cloudy Post-Console Era
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Google Chrome to do Console Gaming – OnLive and Steam in the Cloudy Post-Console Era

Google Chrome is now the No. 2 go-to Browser online, recently surpassing Mozilla Firefox as per the note by fellow blogger Kelroy in Chrome overtakes Firefox to Become World’s 2nd most Popular Browser. So what’s a browser to do, now that they are slowly cruising to ward the inevitable No. 1 spot, currently held by Internet Explorer according to Ireland-based research firm StatCounter ? How’s about Console Gaming, with titles exclusively launched on the Google Chrome browser!! Sounds no different from the regular fare, you snort, thinking of Facebook Games like FarmVille or even Plants vs Zombies. Or even of Minecraft, of which I did my homage in the article MineCraft – Indie hit is Social Gaming’s Cinderella. But you would be wrong, dear reader, as these popular Web-based examples are co...
Digicel Cloud Telephony to Make Switched Voice Extinct
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Digicel Cloud Telephony to Make Switched Voice Extinct

Digicel’s Cloud Backup Service, which was launched on Wednesday May 11th 2011AD as chronicled in my article Digicel’s Cloud Backup Services – A deep Analysis has now some four (4) months later given birth to one of the Services I had predicted: VoIP Telephony. Thought late, Digicel Business, Digicel’s Corporate arm launch of the Service during a Media Tour of their US$600 million Tier III Data Center in Caymanas, St. Catherine on Friday September 9th 2011AD heralds the coming death of switched Voice Services aka Residential and Commercial PBX (Private Branch Exchange) Landline. Quite simply put, this is Skype meets the Corporate World. Instead of a clunky web interface you get handsets that connect to Digicel’s Cloud-based VoIP Platform and enables SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) to ...
Chromebooks get Secure Wi-Fi, VPN and other updates
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Chromebooks get Secure Wi-Fi, VPN and other updates

The Cloud based Chrome OS is aimed at individuals and businesses wishing to free themselves from the high upkeep costs of having Windows or Mac based machines. Everything done in Chrome OS is saved in the clouds and allows users to access their information from anywhere there is an internet connection. Google recently rolled out the first wave of "Chromebooks" - fast, secure and simple laptop computers that have experienced mixed success. Chromebooks have recently been updated to have Secure WiFi (802.1X) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) support as well as the  ability to access virtualized versions of their desktop applications. One of the best things about Chromebooks is that they improve over time with frequent automatic updates. Over the last few months we’ve gotten great fe...
Amazon launches HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader
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Amazon launches HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader

The Kindle brand has welcomed a new service to the family in the form of the Kindle Cloud Reader  a HTML5-based reading application accessible from a web browser. Currently only a few browsers are supported namely Google Chrome and Safari on a PC, Mac or iPad. Being built with HTML5 is advantageous in that it theoretically allows Kindle Cloud Reader to run on any platform or OS that supports it. Escaping Apple's Net The Kindle Cloud Reader allows users access to their Kindle library from a browser even when offline and is optimized for for iPad. The iPad optimization is interesting as many observers are noting that the cloud readers seems to be an ingenious workaround by Amazon to escape Apple's now mandatory in-app payment policy that ensures they get their 30% cut of all earnings tha...
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Why Amazon Cloud Drive, the DropBox Clone, is Legal

Fellow Geezam.com writer and Editor Kelroy in his article Amazon Cloud Drive Launches seems to have gone gaga (as in overzealous, not the singer people!) over Amazon basically, as we Jamaicans would say, “pataclaw” of Apple and Google, both of whom it had been speculated to be keeping plans close to their chest as it relates to launch such a similar Cloud streaming service. Especially as Apple had purchased Lala in August 2009 only to later shut it down with nary a hint of an iTunes-esque revival. Lala the Sage to stream iTunes libraries, the popular thought of the day, was, as they say, a thought in the clouds. Guess Apple thought people would use their pricey MobileMe Cloud Storage to share and play on their iOS enabled devices would have sufficed. Too bad they did not realize tha...
Digicel’s Cloud Backup Services – A deep Analysis
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Digicel’s Cloud Backup Services – A deep Analysis

Looks like that ChromeBook powered by Google Chrome OS smartbook I was planning to purchase this Christmas 2011 is definitely in my future after all!! The Cloud-based NC (Network Computer) made its debut on Tuesday December 7th 2010AD with chip maker Intel, and hardware makers Samsung and Acer. The previously codenamed Cr-48 Laptop, is to make its final polished podium presentation to the public culminating in a Midnight Sunday June 15th 2011AD debut in the US of A, as fellow blogger Kelroy heralded in his article “Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed”. So how can a Cloud-Based smartbook, as Google so affably calls their little protégé, be simmering in my crystal, ma cherie!? Because Digicel, the reputed “Bigger Better Network” (sorry, no ads!!) is banking on...
Amazon Cloud Drive launches
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Amazon Cloud Drive launches

More and more services are popping up that allows users to store their files in the cloud and access them from anywhere with an internet connection. The latest entry into this sector is Amazon with their "Cloud Drive" service that  offers up to 1000 gb of storage for all your storage needs online. The service offers 5 gb of storage for free with paid storage coting $20 a year for 20 gb up to $1000 gb per year for 1000 gb which is a dollar per GB per year. 5 gb - free 20 gb - $20 per year 50 gb - $50 per year 100 gb - $100 per year 200 gb - $200 per year 500 gb - $500 per year 1000 gb - $1000 per year All kinds of files can be stored on the cloud drive been it documents, videos etc but it is with mp3 files that this service truly shines as by downloading an android app...