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How to Backup your Data using the a List of the Best Free Backup Solutions
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How to Backup your Data using the a List of the Best Free Backup Solutions

Backing up your PC and smartphone! A chore most people abhor but which is quite necessary to avoid losing all of your Data. Or, if you’ve decided to defect from the “in Crowd” of Blackberry users to the “smart crowd” of smartphone users as described in How to transfer Phone Contacts and Data from your Blackberry to your Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone or Tablet. So what the best software out there to protect and preserve the Data from your “precious” in case the inevitable and unthinkable happens? First off the bat, if you’ve already read my article above, you’d realize there are indeed two (2) Backup methods: Physical Backup Cloud Backup The distinction lies in the location of your backup file, which is usually a Zipped Archive in either *.zip, *.rar or *.tar...
How to recover Data from your Damaged Thumb Drive or ZIP Archive
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How to recover Data from your Damaged Thumb Drive or ZIP Archive

On Monday July 15th 2013 at 4am, the day of the Ban on Smoking in Public Places in Jamaica, the unthinkable happened. My Thumb drive, on which I’ve archived all my Geezam Blog articles and those for my blog My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica, crashed. Suffice to say I literally blew my top and panicked a bit as it seemed the unthinkable, Murphy’s Law Style, had happened. My 4GB Kingston Thumb was not only inaccessible but was requesting that I format the 4GB Kingston Thumb Drive labeled “STARFIRE” (I’m a big Teen Titans Fan). What the….. So, eh. It seems the Computer Gods have decided to “Tes me spirit” eh, Bruce Lee Style. The Computer Gods have taken away that which belongs to me and see how long I’d last before I curse God to his face, like Job in the Bible. Like Job, however, I ki...
Google Drive, the Dropbox clone, now ups the ante to 15GB of Free Storage during Google I/O
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Google Drive, the Dropbox clone, now ups the ante to 15GB of Free Storage during Google I/O

Remember Google Drive? If you have a Gmail account (I do!) you’d notice every time you login there’s an option at the top of your page to select Google Drive. Now they’ve decided during Google I/O that started on Wednesday May 15th 2013, their pow-wow of all that’s great about Google to upps the ante on Dropbox and increased the Free Storage from 5GB to 15GB. Google Drive is Google’s clone of Dropbox that launched on Tuesday April 24th 2012 as reported by Kelroy in Google Drive launches – Another major player joins the Cloud Storage Wars.  Now why they are doing this (you can take your jaw and tongue off the ground please, it’s not becoming of you dear reader!) remains a bit of a mystery. Maybe they have extra storage space after they’d killed off a bunch of old services and decided to g...
How to publish a simple HTML website using Google Drive
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How to publish a simple HTML website using Google Drive

Google recently announced a new feature to Google Drive: the ability to host a static web content from a Google drive folder. This now makes it easy to host a simple HTML website from a shared folder in your Google drive account. All you need to do is upload the contents of your website (e.g., images, CSS and even JavaScript) to publicly shared folder, then share the link generated by the Google Drive API with your users. The Google Developers website has more instructions on using this method to publish content using the built-in API but it's easy to follow if you are not savvy with the Google SDK and APIs. So with a bit of reading and experimenting i figured it out and decided to write a little tutorial on how to do it. So here goes: Requirements: A webpage or any other HTML cont...
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...
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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...
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...
MacBook Air and FLASH-based Hard Drives: The Quest for Instant On
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MacBook Air and FLASH-based Hard Drives: The Quest for Instant On

History is always a good thing to sequester when dealing with electronic gadgets, and Apple Inc. is no exception. They always deliver the goods, be it a new device, the Apple iPad, the Apple iPhone 4, refreshed Apple iPod Nano, Apple iPod Touch, Apple iPod Shuffle, and the Apple iTV all deserving of their own special blog articles - as soon as they become newsworthy, as all the Tech News uproar is STILL Tablet- centric, Silicon Valley still smarting from its sudden appearance out of nowhere, tackled, like American football, to the ground straight out of left field. But the spotlight is still on the recent “one more thing” event hosted by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, in which invitations were sent out, shaped like an Apple Logo being cut out of paper, turnstile 3D oriented and an image of a L...