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Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business
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Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business

“As with any young market, price erosion has been quite drastic. We now see over 40 percent of the devices priced under $100, and that's one reason why the top five vendors have been able to grow their dominance from two-thirds of the market in the first quarter of last year to three-quarters this quarter” Senior research analyst for IDC Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers Jitesh Ubrani, in a Press Release on Wearables sales in First Quarter of 2015 Wearables are on a roll, as they've experienced nothing but growth for the past eight (8) Quarters or two (2) years. According to statistics from analyst IDC, Wearables, which includes everything from smartwatches to fitness trackers, have been on a roll in the First Quarter of 2015: 11.4 million wearable devices shipped worldwide in ...
How to extend your smartphone’s battery Life with a Portable Battery Charger
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How to extend your smartphone’s battery Life with a Portable Battery Charger

By now you’ve graduated to the “Smart” Crowd as I’d instructed you to do in How to transfer Phone Contacts and Data from your Blackberry to your Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone or Tablet even as the “In” Crowd tote their Blackberrys about Town. Still, you may have notices that your smartphone has a habit of running out of charge ever so often when you need your precious to keep you entertained at the Bus Stop or to drone out that annoying Preacher on the JUTC Bus. So what to do to prolong the Battery Life of your smartphone or Tablet? Not much really, as these Li-Ion Batteries are inherently unintelligent. It’s really up to how you use your device; you’ve gotta makes sure you don’t have any app running on your smartphone and also set it to Airplane Mode when you’re on your ...
Caribbean rides the Fitness Craze as Nike Fuelband SE making Apple iPhone users healthier
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Caribbean rides the Fitness Craze as Nike Fuelband SE making Apple iPhone users healthier

Here in the Caribbean and especially here in Jamaica where I live, the fitness craze is catching on. With our Economy slowly showing some signs of recovery and Boys and Girls Champs fast approaching in March 2014, many can already seen walking around in Track bottoms trying to lose some pounds and get fit. Nike’s Fuelband SE can help you do it! The US$149.95 Nike’s Fuelband SE, made by the same dudes that make sneakers, trainers and other assortment of shoes and sports apparel, has also made a venture into the rapidly expanding Global Fitness Market. Their first run, the Nike Fuelband, was a Bluetooth synchable Fitness Tracker. The new updated version, the Nike Fuelband SE, with SE standing for "special Edition" isn't much of an improvement in a way that's noteworthy. Both Fuelbands ...
Editorial: Best Gadgets of 2013
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Editorial: Best Gadgets of 2013

2013 was a great year for technology. As is the norm with the technology industry a lot can change in a few short months and 2013 was no different. The writers of the Caribbean's premiere technology blog have chosen their individual choices for the best gadget of 2013. Do you agree with any of the choices? What is your choice for the best gadget of 2013? Share your thoughts in a comment below or tweet us @Geezam. Kemory Grubb - Associate Editor For 2013, my gadget/technology of the year is the Oculus Rift. Even though this devices hasn't been released in it's final retail consumer form as yet, with a plan release in the later part of 2014. The beta developer units has been meeting or exceeding the expected performance and quality of everyone. The promise of the Oculus Rift is the dre...
Google Glass specs revealed
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Google Glass specs revealed

Google Glass is inching closer to and closer to ending up in the hands of consumers. Speculation about its specs can come to and end now and Google has revealed the technical details of what is inside its Google Glass offering. Google Glass will feature a high-resolution display that Google claims is "the equivalent of a 25 inch high-definition screen from eight feet away", a 5 mega-pixel camera, 720p recording capability, a "Bone Conduction Transducer" for audio, "12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total", Bluetooth, Wi-fi and a battery that offers "One full day of typical use."
Google now has a Nexus Family of devices powered by Android
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Google now has a Nexus Family of devices powered by Android

Its been five years since Android came unto the mobile OS scene and what a transformation it has gone though in the past couple years. From a clunky, buggy, not very user-friendly platform to a super smooth, feature rich mobile operating system able to run on a variety of devices. It is my believe that Android has finally matured with the release of the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 coupled with the Google Play Store and partnerships Google forged with Samsung, Asus and LG. The foundation has been laid and going forward Android will only get better and better. Google Nexus Family A Nexus device is much more than simply a phone or tablet. It’s your connection to the best of Google—all of your stuff and entertainment, everywhere you go with no hassle.  Now you have three new Nexus devi...
How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets
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How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets

He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day. But he that is in battle slain Will never rise to fight again. J. Ray, History of the Rebellion, (1749) Former (and now deceased) Apple CEO Steven Paul Jobs Boldly declared at the launch of the Apple iPad in April 2010AD that we had entered the “Post-PC Era”. I liked that so much that I did an article defending the concept of the Apple iPad killing Laptops and PC in Are we witnessing Laptop and PC Extinction? and The Apple iPad Effect – Post Pc Era Accelerant in Nine Moves. So far, his predictions seem spot on, as the Apple iPad’s ability to enable Mobile Computing is catching on and in the process creating a whole new class of computing: Mobile Computing. In the process it killed off the Netbook, easy pickings due to their s...
iPhone 4S Officially Invades Caribbean on January 13
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iPhone 4S Officially Invades Caribbean on January 13

An Apple press released yesterday announced that the iPhone 4s would be officially available in China and 21 additional countries on Friday, January 13. A sizable chunk of those 21 countries are Caribbean islands. No word yet on carriers and prices but it would be interesting to see how it compares with North America and Europe. Caribbean countries in bold: Beginning Friday, January 13, iPhone 4S will be available in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Uganda. Source - Ap...