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A message to LIME Jamaica

This is more than a message to LIME, it is a letter, a letter of final plea to the former telecoms monopoly of Jamaica. This plea is more from the people of Jamaica than it is from a single individual, it represent the views of those who have come in contact with Cable and Wireless, Bmobile, LIME or whatever their branding was at any given time which, unfortunately, did little to change the overall behavior of the company to it’s loyal customers. All that was received from the company after these several re-branding attempts were: arrogance, insensitivity and general lack of interest, it is time for a change. The Message Cable and Wireless have been among the leading companies operating in Jamaica for the last two decades. During this time you have provided the Jamaican populace with...
What is Web Hosting?
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What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is provided by a web hosting service, this service allows organizations and individuals to have their websites accessible on the internet or World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide their clients with space on their various types of servers so that the information stored on a website can be accessed from anywhere in the world at any time of day. Types of Web Hosting Free Hosting – free hosts provide clients with a limited amount of web space, bandwidth and features. Most free hosts will show banners, pop ups and other kinds on advertising on the website hosted for free. Shared Hosting – multiple websites are hosted one one single web server and share the resources of that server such as CPU, disk space and RAM. Dedicated Host – Clients are given...
Surfing the Web Safely – How to do it
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Surfing the Web Safely – How to do it

When you surf the net, the last thing the average user thinks about is “can someone track me or my net habits?”. Believe me when I say that, it is possible to learn information about you even when you don't want to advertise who you are. This is true even if your system contains no virus or malware software. Specifically, information that is easily available online includes your internet protocol address, your country (and often more location information based on internet protocol address), what computer system you are on, the operating system version your using, what browser you use, your browser history and more. Also, cookies (not those sweet kind I must add, the bits and pieces of your browsing history) can track your habits as you move from machine to machine. So basically, you are be...
5 Alternative Web Browser Choices
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5 Alternative Web Browser Choices

Your internet browser is one of the most important and most used pieces of software that you install on your computer whether it is a Windows, Mac or Linux powered system. Privacy and security, standards compliance and features such as feed aggregation and plug-in support are some important facets that capable web browsers should posses. Internet Explorer is currently the most used web browser with over 60% of market share Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera are the more well known web browsers but what other options do web surfers have and what are the benefits? (more…)
Google Introduces Buzz for Gmail
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Google Introduces Buzz for Gmail

Google has dipped it's toe into the social networking pool before but it official dived in today with the revelation of Google Buzz - a new service it described as "a Google approach to sharing". Comparisons have already been drawn with the current social networking kingpins Twitter and Facebook but just how useful will Buzz be? The first advantage that Google Buzz has is that right out of the blocks it has an installed base of over 100 million users or at least potential users because Buzz will be tied in with Google's email service Gmail.  Google Buzz borrows many features of Facebook and Twitter as users can share status updates, links, photos and videos as well as interact with comment on and respond to postings from friends. The video below is an overview of what is possible with G...