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GTA V: Has its reign ended?
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GTA V: Has its reign ended?

Long live GTA V? Every gamer knows Grand Theft Auto V (also known as GTA V); an anticipated open world game back in 2012 that hit high sales in 2013 when it was released. As expected of GTA Series, the game did not disappoint as the world was more interactive than previous series and unique characters were introduced. However, over the years, its play-ability was taking a downward path; Was it due to its game-play or the fact that there was not much realism in that big world of Los Santos? Either could be the answer depending on one’s motive in playing the game. GTA V has come a long way and its game-play is taking a realistic spin thanks to its dedicated fans known as modders. These individuals have taken the initiative of making the game more fun and gravitating, as realistic aspects ar...
Get Smart 101: Tips for Smart Social Media Sharing
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Get Smart 101: Tips for Smart Social Media Sharing

Everything on the internet is NOT true. Bombshell? Hardly. But everyday I scroll through my timeline I am overwhelmed with the urge to make those words my cover photo as a desperate reminder to some of my FB connections because time after time I encounter, as my friend would so eloquently call, "cow pon mackerel tin" i.e foolishness. We all have that person on our timeline who discovers a VERY IMPORTANT article just floating in their timeline (Michael Jackson died 20 years ago guys! We've been watching his clone!). They "read" it and then, 10 seconds later (because thats how long it takes to skim through the "details") they are consumed with such outrage or bowled over with such awesomeness that for a whole minute this article is what they rave about. That is, until they find ANOTHER re...
How to locate Missing Drivers for Older Laptops and Computers
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How to locate Missing Drivers for Older Laptops and Computers

Again another set of chronicles from my life as a roadie fixin’ computers. It’s not an easy life dealing with older folk, many of whom harbor this notion that they brought the “best Computer” at the time only for me to tell them that PC’s get old every 2 human years. Never mind explaining to them product cycles or product refreshes! What makes fixing dinosaur Computers so fun and frustrating is locating Drivers for most of these amazing pioneering yet long deceased machines. In most cases I’m lucky to even shoehorn Windows OS be it Windows XP or 7 onto these very slow devices as described in Tips and Tricks on how to make your Computer run faster. Locating Device Drivers, the software that mediates between the OS (Operating System) and the motherboard’s attached stepchildren is another m...
US$279 HP Chromebook 11 is a great Christmas present for Millennials
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US$279 HP Chromebook 11 is a great Christmas present for Millennials

HP (Hewlett-Packard) is now officially back in the PC Game with a Google Chrome OS powered Laptop, the HP Chromebook 11. HP Chromebook 11, has all the stylings of the Google Chromebook Pixel but with an affordable US$279 price tag, a sure magnet for Millennials (ages 18 to 28) looking for a Web-centric Laptop alternative! This after they’d announce they were exiting the PC game on Sunday August 21st 2011after the disappointing and spectacular failure of WebOS as no though the HP TouchPad was hot as chronicled in WebOS powered HP TouchPad for US$99 – HP exits PC business in Apple’s Post-PC era. It’s now 2013, some two (2) year’s later and HP’s back for seconds! HP realizes they were made to do PC’s; they can’t hide from highly-competitive PC market, never mind the PC, Laptop and Printer...
Raspberry Pi now fully baked and Growing Strong with 1.75 million units shipped
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Raspberry Pi now fully baked and Growing Strong with 1.75 million units shipped

A lot has happened in the space of two (2) years in the Raspberry Garden grown by Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Founder Eben Upton as stated in $25 Raspberry Pi Mini USB PC and the $22 Aakash Tablet – Computer Adoption on a Budget. It’s kinda similar to the Cotton candy USB Stick computer FX Tech debuts Cotton Candy – Sweet Android Gingerbread USB Stick Mini PC. The Briton’s idea to develop a Computer on a Circuit board for US$25 for children in Developing Nations to get access to computing is Growing Strong like House Tyrell in Game of Thrones to make computing available to anyone with a TV Set has now caught the Develop Community on fire! They’re now clocked some 1.75 million units sold to hobbyist, developers and Schools in both the Developed and the Developing World Teaching Community a...
Engineering Degrees are among the Top Earning Degrees in the USA for Jamaican College Students
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Engineering Degrees are among the Top Earning Degrees in the USA for Jamaican College Students

My article today is very sobering; Joblessness has gripped Jamaica whole.So much so that even Wayne Chen, the Immediate Past-President of the JEF (Jamaica Employers Federation) has told graduates to go abroad to seek Greener Pastures. He uttered these rather ominous yet “like duh-uh” obvious and current state-of-affairs comments at a panel discussion on Wednesday June 26th, 2013 at the UWI (University of the West Indies) entitled “Goodbye University: Hello Unemployment!”. The Panel Discussion was hosted by the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators Jamaica chapterIn terms of statistics, of the forty thousand (40,000) School leavers this year from the High School System in Jamaica, only 50% will be able to find work. This based on the words of the Current JEF President Dav...
Tips and Tricks on how to make your computer run faster
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Tips and Tricks on how to make your computer run faster

Emancipate yourself from Mental slavery None but ourselves can Free our minds Excerpt from the Song Redemption Song from the Album Exodus by Bob Marley It’s Tuesday August 6th 2013. Happy Independence Day dear reader when you read this! Your snail of a computer is your best friend that you use to do most of your typing. But sometimes, you do wish she was a little faster aside from using keyboard shortcuts How to use Windows Shortcuts to be a more proficient Writer. Heck, maybe even play a few games, especially on Jamaica’s Emancipation day, the day of this article being written, August 6th 2013. But how do you speed up your computer and Emancipate yourself from slow downloads and the just-can-only-type-in-Microsoft-Word performance? Worse, with the hot weather in the Summer ...
How to use WhatsApp on your Computer
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How to use WhatsApp on your Computer

WhatsApp is hot. Red hot. So hot it’s even hotter than Twitter, clocking more than 200 million unique users per month  as of April 2013 according to WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum. That’s way more than Twitter, which hit that speedbump waaaay back in December 2012, some two Quarters ago. WhatsApp, which charges only US$0.99 (approximately JA$100) per year for usage, is now so popular that Nokia’s taking a big bet out on the IM (Instant Messenger. They’ve baked it into their spanking new Asha 210 smartphone by having a dedicated button for them on as reported in Kelroy’s blog article New Nokia Asha 210 features a dedicated WhatsApp Button. The new budget smartphone that’s a pretender to the Nokia feature phone throne in Developing World, the Nokia 501 as described in US$99 Nokia Asha 501 debuts in...