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Google Chrome now in Beta for Android
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Google Chrome now in Beta for Android

Google Chrome has been steadily climbing the browser charts since it was first released in 2008, it recently overtook Firefox as the world's second most popular browser. It still has some ways to overthrow Internet Explorer but Chrome has decided to set out to conquer fresh new territory - this time on mobile phones and tablets running Android. The browser lands on Android aren't uninhabited however with the likes of Firefox Mobile,  Dolphin Browser and Opera Mobile already building colonies of fans. Google Chrome for Android was released in beta not long ago but is only available for mobile devices running Android 4.0, which sucks for people who haven't got an Ice Cream Sandwich powered phone and double sucks for people like me still rocking Android 2.2. Chrome for Android like it's bi...
Gmail is latest Google service to get a revamp
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Gmail is latest Google service to get a revamp

Just a day after Google Reader officially got it's face-lift Gmail's official new look is not being released into the wild for all who are interested to take it for a test spin. The updates to the interface have been available for a while in the theme section of Gmail but there is now a notification at the bottom right of the Gmail.com interface that allows users to unlock not only the new look but also new functionality. The new features are being called: Elastic Density - allows Gmail to be viewed from a variety of screen sizes and devices as well as alloing users to have a more compact or spread out feel to the interface. Streamlined Conversations - updated threaed emails system now with avatars to help keep track on email conversations. Smarter Navigation - adjust the ...
Google Reader gets a Facelift and Google+ Integration
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Google Reader gets a Facelift and Google+ Integration

The "Google+ization" of many of Google's services continue, the newest convert is Google Reader. Gmail and Google Calender has recently seen user interface revamps and in a effort to standardize the "Google" look Reader has been given some similar tweaks and has had it's sharing options plugged directly into Google+ in a effort to streamline it's use. The update is currently being rolled out to Google Reader users so don't get too worried if the changes are not being reflected on your account yet. An update to the Android App is also expected in the very near future so Android users can look out for that. So what are are your thoughts on the Google Reader updates? Sound off with you feedback via a comment below and while you are at it subscribe to the Geezam.com RSS feed!
Google Maps gets new Weather Layer
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Google Maps gets new Weather Layer

Google Maps has been updated and now includes a very useful weather layer that allows users to see the weather conditions of anywhere on earth. This should prove extra useful for travelers and for planning various activities that could be affected by the weather. The Weather data is provided by Weather.com and can be enabled by accessing the layers section to the right of Google maps and enabling "weather". Take the new feature for a spin at maps.google.com and check out the information and demo video below.
The Internet of Things – Our AI’s State of Connectedness
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The Internet of Things – Our AI’s State of Connectedness

Much as the Undersea Fiber Optic Cables interconnects us as a Global Village called the World Wide Web - or as I like to call it, the Wild, Wired West as the Internet is indeed an American innovation – we OURSELVES are increasingly living in a world where our devices and ourselves can be easily connected to the Internet and our location known at all times. You thought my previous article on the Internet of Things entitled NFC and M2M – Cashless Society and the Internet of Things was scary or Kelroy’s article on Undersea Copper and fiber Optic Cables entitled Undersea Cables keep the Caribbean connected to the World Wide Web was awe inspiring, then take a gander at how the state of the Internet of Things has progressed since 2008AD. This according to the infographic made by Cisco Blogger ...
Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms
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Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms

Casual games are on the rise and they are coming in all shapes, sizes, forms and on every accessible platform. Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms is a not so new real-time strategy massively multiplayer online game based on the popular Heroes of Might and Magic series. It is a browser based game that has players inhabiting an online world and teaming up or fighting over the spoils. Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms puts the player in control of a city and tasks the player to develop their city, hire heroes, raise armies, slew monsters and carve out a piece of the world for themselves and their allies. Like most browser based games it starts off quickly and the first tasks are simple and easy but after the first couple days you can really know if you are enjoying yourself and want to continu...
Jamaica’s Lost Innovators – An untapped Source of Economic Prosperity
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Jamaica’s Lost Innovators – An untapped Source of Economic Prosperity

The late American Economist and Professor at the Harvard Business School, Theodore Levitt is quoted as saying that “Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.” Professor Michael E. Porter, author of "The Competitive Advantage of Nations," speaking on the topic of Innovation is noted as saying that “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” Examples of Jamaican Innovation I remember hearing about a young Jamaican who made a one man helicopter out of scrap metal and stuff he found lying around places like junk yards. The Chopper was opened using a magnetic strip similar to what's on credit cards. In addition to this, it had an on board computer along with a ...
Google Chrome refreshes icon
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Google Chrome refreshes icon

Google Chrome has been a rising star in the world of browsers, backed by the internet heavy powerhouse bent on web domination Chrome has been nibbling away at the pie known as browser user share and now commands the third largest slice behind Firefox and the recently rebooted Internet Explorer. It seems the Google Chrome team has removed the Chrome from Chrome - well at least it's icon's Chrome and today revealed a brand newish icon that will fully debut in the next release of the snappy browser. Since Chrome is all about making your web experience as easy and clutter-free as possible, we refreshed the Chrome icon to better represent these sentiments. A simpler icon embodies the Chrome spirit — to make the web quicker, lighter, and easier for all. - Google Chrome Blog Personally ...