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GateKeeper USB Dongle & Security Key
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GateKeeper USB Dongle & Security Key

GateKeeper is a USB Dongle & Security Key that automatically locks your computer when you walk away & unlocks it when you are close to it. It is definitely for the security conscious computer user who doesn't want a complicated process to secure their PCs. I've been using the device with my workstation at work mostly for convenience but the added layer of security is also useful. Thanks to an easy setup process involving a quick download and installation I was able to get the device functioning in very little time. The Gatekeeper app turns the product into a tracker that keeps tab on you valuables such as laptops and even keys. visit gkchain.com for more info about gatekeeper and pick one up on Amazon.
Portable Email Clients for USB Drives makes Sending Email Safe and Mobile
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Portable Email Clients for USB Drives makes Sending Email Safe and Mobile

If you like my article Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via Email secretly is fun, you may realize there’s a hitch to all of this. It’s only possible to post to Facebook and Twitter if you have access to Webmail i.e. going to Google, Yahoo or other Email client to access and read your Email. It’s kinda unsafe as well; nosy peeps with an eye for stealing passwords may be hovering about, ready to steal your password or report you for breaking the “no Email” rule in the Research section of the Library! A real bummer, as you may need to send an urgent SOS but can’t having to resort to either texting or going elsewhere in the Library to send your Electronic Letters! Fortunately there’s Portable Email Client Software that’ll put the fun back in Emailing behind-enemy-lines in the Research ...
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...
How to install Microsoft Windows from your USB Drive
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How to install Microsoft Windows from your USB Drive

Ever had a problem installing any distribution of Microsoft Windows from a CD-ROM? Happen to me so often that I began doing research into whether it was indeed possible to install it on a computer any other way. Turns out there are other ways, actually…. Your Computer’s BIOS Settings allows you to select the Boot Priority of each of the external peripherals that can connect to your Laptop of Computer’s Motherboard. Typically, a Laptop or Computer can boot from:  Harddrive CD-Drive USB Port Network Drive Floppy Disk (yes, these are still around!!) By default, most Computers or Laptops are set to boot from the Harddrive, where the active partition that contains the kernel for the OS is located. Thus whenever you’re installing a fresh copy of any Windows OS, the typical p...
FX Tech debuts Cotton Candy – Sweet Android Gingerbread USB Stick Mini PC
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FX Tech debuts Cotton Candy – Sweet Android Gingerbread USB Stick Mini PC

Folks looks like I spoke too soon. Just when I though the concept of a portable PC in a USB Stick size was to be the domain of the Raspberry Pi Foundation coasting in at US$25 and a Cloud-based (?) tablets, cheap like Roti and daal from the Indian Government at US$35 a pop, some craze individual decided to breathe life into my prediction. What prediction, pray tell you intone? A quick perusal of my article $25 Raspberry Pi Mini USB PC and the $22 Aakash Tablet – Computer Adoption on a Budget reveals my ambition: that these devices move from the realm of being cheaper alternatives for those living below the poverty line to ultra-cheap computing option for tech enthusiasts – the first step to mass commercialization. Memories of the netbook should be coming hazily floating up in the recesse...
$25 Raspberry Pi Mini USB PC and the $22 Aakash Tablet – Computer Adoption on a Budget
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$25 Raspberry Pi Mini USB PC and the $22 Aakash Tablet – Computer Adoption on a Budget

As you all know dear, reader, I was torn apart when earlier this year, I discovered Jamaica was ranked  seventy three (73) in the world in the Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011 published by the World Economic Forum (WEO) in terms of Internet Penetration and Usage. I did an expanded article on the subject, aptly titled Jamaica’s Low Net Penetration – Broadband Internet A Universal Right. More shocking, was the Dr. Hopeton Dunn-led Survey, conducted by the Mona School of Business (MSB) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona concludes that of the 24% of PC owners and 15.6% of households that have Internet access, only 38% access the internet once per day, mainly for FaceBook and Twitter! They cited the high cost of computers , lack of interest and cost of Internet Acc...
Seagate GoFlex Slim – the Anorexic External Hard Drive
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Seagate GoFlex Slim – the Anorexic External Hard Drive

The GoFlex Slim is being touted by Seagate as the "World's Slimmiest" hard drive. The 320 GB solid state external hard drive measures in at 4.91- x 3.07- x 0.35-inches and weighs only 0.4 pounds. Slimness it's not the only feature the GoFlex Slim boasts as it's USB 3.0 connectivity combined with the 7200RPM drive makes it quite the speedster - think of it as the Porsche Cayman of the hard drive world. The GoFlex Slim costs US$99.99 and is now available at most stores and includes backup software, encryption and syncing technology that is a must for external drives. It is compatible with Windows and Mac computers and as expected is ultra portable. It's interesting to see how the hard drive wars used to be fought on the capacity front but has now switched to who is the slimmest. One thin...
Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser Microphone: Product Review
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Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser Microphone: Product Review

The Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser Microphone has been on the market for a while now but remains one of the best USB microphones available. The AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone meaning it picks up sound optimally from the front with very limited reception from the sides and even less from behind so it is important to place the mic upright and at the right angle when using it. USB powered and the Benefits of Condenser Mics Being USB powered means the AT2020 does not need any additional software or external power source which makes it a very powerful plug and play mic that is easily added to any amateur or semi-professional setup with minimum hassle. Condensor mics are generally more complicated that their dynamic brothers but the trade-off is that they record a wider frequenc...