Samsung’s Gear Fit2 Pro partners with Speedo, Under Armour and Spotify

In partnership with Under Armour, Spotify and Speedo (Deer, 2017, November 19), Samsung’s Gear Fit2 Pro comes with a wide-range of features to help you reach your goals and have fun while doing so.

Check out the infographic below to learn more!

Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a fitness novice, finding ways to keep track of your progress and stay motivated with the Samsung’s Gear Fit2 Pro (Deer, 2017, October 31) is key to getting the most out of your workout.

References

  1. Deer, L. (2017, November 19). Speedo and Samsung Make Waves with Speedo On app. Retrieved from http://geezam.com/samsung-speedo-on-app/
  2. Deer, L. (2017, October 31). Samsung Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX is Personalized Motivation. Retrieved from http://geezam.com/samsung-gear-sport-gear-fit2-pro-and-gear-iconx/
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How Jamaicans with 5″ smartphone can make money using Apps

Hello fellow Jamaicans!!

There are many ways to make money on the internet. However, I’d be the first to admit that most of them focus on websites.

The main ones I’ve written about are surveys, both US based (Deer, 2016, December 17) and International (Deer, 2017, February 12) as well a file sharing websites (Deer, 2017, October 14). There is also Transcription, Captioning and translating videos (Deer, 2017, November 8) and webcam modeling (Deer, 2016, October 15) for the more adventurous.

But I’ve not done any apps that can make money online….until now.

How to make money with a smartphone – 5″ smartphone with 32GB of Internal Memory required

To make money online via apps requires you to have the following thing in place:

  1. A 5″ smartphone with 32GB of Internal Memory
  2. Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) as your main Payment Gateway
  3. Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10), an Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card
  4. Scotia VISA Debit (Deer, 2012, February 13) or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card
  5. Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28)
  6. Notebook or Journal to keep Track of all your Online Accounts and Passwords
  7. Portfolio of Published Written Work on a blog or Website online i.e. Blogs, e-books
  8. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection
  9. A Friend or relative living abroad

Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28) is a must, as a Data plan cannot be used to make money online. A friend or relative abroad with a US address is also great.  But you can easily use your ShipMe (Deer, 2013, September 15) address to sign up.

You’ll need the Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) to be able to receive payments as most of these apps pay monthly or weekly. The Scotia VISA Debit Card (Deer, 2012, February 13) or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card is just to verify your Paypal Account. You can also use Amazon Prepaid Gift Card, if you have one!!

The Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10) is just a card you can attach to your Paypal account to withdraw locally to be able to spend locally. You can also get other cards (Deer, 2017, March 26) but Paypal and Payoneer are the best by far!!!

For some apps, you may need a free VPN on smartphones. The Opera Browser has a free one build in for Desktop computers (Deer, 2016, September 20), but there are many free and paid VPN Apps (Deer, 2017, June 11) that you can choose from.

Follow the steps in the video to download apps if you get an error saying “Device not compatible”.

So what are the apps that make the most money?

Types of Money Making Apps – Passive and Active

There are two types of money earning apps:

  1. Active
  2. Passive

Built mainly for Android users, the apps are as they are described; active means you have to do a task to make money, Passive means you just have the apps on your smartphone.

Active apps allow you to make money from doing tasks such as watching videos or clicking on ads, very similar to the PTC (Pay to Click) websites (Deer, 2017, June 11) I’ve written about before. A lot of them also pay you to download apps and even play games, making them a fun way to make money by doing what comes naturally to you.

Passive apps mainly allow you to make money by collecting data on your online activity on your smartphone, only this time you get a cut of the money they earn. They are fast and fun way to make money too; just install the app and makes sure you actively log on to the internet and let it do its thing.

You can see why having a 5″ smartphone with at least 32GB or Internal storage is so necessary; space to manipulate your fingers as well as store your apps is a must as a slow smartphone will only make money slower and cause your phone to crash!!!

Apps to make money – Active Apps and Passive Apps are great combo

So without further ado, here’s a list of the Active Apps you can install on your smartphone and start making money:

  1. AppBounty – Free gift cards
  2. Apptrailers
  3. Bizblaze
  4. Cash Gift – Free Gift Cards
  5. Earn Money – Video & Apps
  6. FeaturePoints
  7. Foap
  8. Free Cash – Make Money App
  9. Free Gift Cards and Paypal Cash
  10. FreeMyApps
  11. Grabpoints
  12. Google Opinion Rewards
  13. iPoll
  14. Make Money – Free Cash App
  15. Make Money: Paypal Cash & Gift Cards
  16. Money Machine
  17. Pocketflip
  18. RewardableTV
  19. Slidejoy
  20. Surveys On The Go
  21. Swagbucks
  22. Tap Cash Rewards
  23. Viggle
  24. Watch & Earn – Earn Real Money
  25. YooLotto

And here are the Passive Apps, which pay you to collect data on your internet usage:

  1. Smart Panel App
  2. MobileXpression Panel
  3. Nielsen Mobile App
  4. Frequent Flyer Rewards

These a just a few you can install on your phone; thousands more exist and I’ll be dealing with them in future articles as 2018 is the year of the 5″ smartphone (Deer, 2017, December 29).

Remember they pay via Paypal or Amazon Prepaid Gift Cards; best to have a VPN (Deer, 2017, June 11) as you may need one to access some of these apps, as many may be region restricted.

Sharing is caring so share this blog post with all your friends and make more money in process.

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2012, February 13). How to use Scotia VISA Debit Card Online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/how-to-use-scotia-visa-debit-card-online/
  2. Deer, L. (2015, September 10). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Payoneer Prepaid Mastercard. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/setting-up-payoneer-prepaid-mastercard/
  3. Deer, L. (2015, September 9). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Paypal Account. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/how-jamaicans-can-make-money-online-setting-up-a-paypal-account/
  4. Deer, L. (2016, December 17). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month from Online Survey Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/jamaica-online-survey-websites/
  5. Deer, L. (2016, December 17). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month from Online Survey Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/jamaica-online-survey-websites/
  6. Deer, L. (2016, October 15). How Jamaicans can make US$51,000 per month as a Webcam Model. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/webcam-model-jamaica/
  7. Deer, L. (2016, September 20). How to get a Free VPN using an Opera Browser. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/09/Free-VPN-Opera-Browser.html
  8. Deer, L. (2017, December 29). Phablets Reign as Consumer Reports liked the Apple, Samsung and LG smartphones. Retrieved from http://geezam.com/consumer-reports-phablets-reign/
  9. Deer, L. (2017, February 12). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month from International Survey Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/jamaicans-us1000-international-survey-websites/
  10. Deer, L. (2017, June 11). How Jamaican can make US$1000 per month from Clicking on Advertisements. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/ptc-jamaica/
  11. Deer, L. (2017, June 11). How Jamaicans can find reliable free VPN to work anonymously online. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/free-vpn-jamaica/
  12. Deer, L. (2017, March 26). How Jamaicans can make money online – Paypal Prepaid Card and other Payoneer Alternatives. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/paypal-prepaid-card-payoneer-alternatives/
  13. Deer, L. (2017, November 8). How Jamaicans can money from Transcribing, Captioning and Translating Audio and Video. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/rev-translating-transcribing-captioning/
  14. Deer, L. (2017, October 14). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 monthly from file sharing websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/jamaican-file-sharing-websites/
  15. Deer, L. (2016, June 28). Digicel Play has 35,000 customers as FLOW Jamaica Horizon fails to impress. Retrieved from http://geezam.com/digicel-play-35000-customers/
  16. Deer, L. (2013, September 15). How to ship things to Jamaica after you’re purchase them online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/shop-online-ship-to-jamaica/

How Jamaicans can use the Google Search Engine more efficiently and effectively

As a High School or College student, knowing how to search Google (Deer, 2013, September 16) is an effective skill that’ll make doing research papers very easy. So it’s quite surprising to learn that many actually do not know how to use Google effectively.

Fewer than 25% of student in a study conducted by the Illinois Wesleyan University (Kolowich, 2011, August 22) could perform a reasonably well-executed search. On a fundamental level, it appears that many students just don’t understand how to best find the information they seek using Google.

Well, this tutorial guide will help you to do the one thing that many students fail to do: narrow their search using specific search terms (Catone, 2011, November 24) on Google, resulting in a more concise search.

Google Search Commands and Boolean Operators – Refining your Search by filtering

The best way to Google is to use search terms called commands and Boolean Operators. These are special symbols or words built into Google Search that allow you to get far more specific results. Once you know exactly what you are searching for, these commands and operators will make the job way easier. This video provides you with some insight on the use of commands and Boolean Operators.

The main commands that are most useful for doing research are:

  • site: – makes it possible along with Boolean Operators to search a website more effectively for the terms you need.
  • filetype: – makes it possible along with Boolean Operators to search for a specific filetype e.g. *.doc. *.pdf
  • define: – returns the definition for a word
  • cache: – typed before an old url to tell Google to search for a cached version of the page so that you can still view it
  • inurl: – to limit the search results to only those with the terms actually in the URL Name.
  • intext: – searches for the terms inside the body of text.
  • intitle: – looks for the search terms in the title of the article or page
  • author: – command used on Google scholar to look for publications

The Boolean Operators you’ll need most often when doing academic research are as follows:

: – tells Google to look for this term e.g. define:roundabout

~ – tells Google to search using words that are synonyms of the word used e.g. ~simple

“” – tells Google to search for those words inside of the double quotes e.g. “cat in a hat”

– – tells Google to exclude this term from search e.g. jaguar –car –auto

.. – tells Google to search within a range of numbers e.g. 2000..2008

* – wildcard symbol tells Google to replace with the appropriate terms e.g. “a * saved is a * earned”

So on to the use of the commands, specifically the filetype and site commands

Google Search – Using the filetype command

In the image below, an example is shown as to how to use the fileype command:

Here is a list of common filetypes:

  • .ppt – Microsoft powerpoint
  • .pdf – Portable document file
  • .doc – Microsoft Word documents
  • .txt – text
  • .xls – Microsoft Excel documents

Then you have the special file extensions for images:

  • .jpeg – Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • .tiff – Tagged Image File Format
  • .gif – Graphics Interchange Format
  • .bmp – Windows bitmap
  • .png – Portable Network Graphics

Don’t forget video formats as well:

  • .webm – WebM
  • .mkv – Matroska
  • .flv – Flash Video (FLV)
  • .flv – F4V
  • .vob – Vob
  • .ogv, .ogg – Ogg Video
  • .drc – Dirac
  • .gif – GIF
  • .mng – Multiple-image Network Graphics
  • .avi – AVI
  • .mov, .qt – QuickTime File Format
  • .wmv – Windows Media Video
  • .yuv – Raw video format
  • .rm – RealMedia (RM)
  • .rmvb – RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB)
  • .asf – Advanced Systems Format (ASF)
  • .amv – AMV video format
  • .mp4, .m4p .m4v – MPEG-4 Part 14 (MP4)
  • .mpg, .mp2, .mpeg, .mpe, .mpv – MPEG-1
  • .mpg, .mpeg, .m2v – MPEG-2 – Video
  • .m4v – M4V
  • .svi – SVI
  • .3gp – 3GPP
  • .3g2 – 3GPP2
  • .mxf – Material Exchange Format (MXF)
  • .roq – ROQ
  • .nsv – Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV)

So how do you search within a website? This next section will explore the use of the site command.

Google Search – Using the site command

Here is an example of using the site command.

This command is especially useful along with the filetype:, inurl:, intext: and intitle: to locate specific files and phrases hosted on a website.

Google Scholar – Use of the Author Command to search for Scholarly publications

Here is an example of how to use the author: command on Google Scholar, which is built into Google Search.

Please note Wikipedia is NOT a scholarly publication; you’ll get severely marked down if you use Wikipedia as a source. Instead, use the references at the bottom of the Wikipedia article as your references but not the Wikipedia article itself.

The same is true of physical books in the library; search the bibliography for references used by the book itself or use the book as your reference if the book is that concise. Always remember to check the referencing style, be it APA (Angeli, Wagner,  Lawrick,  Moore, Anderson, Soderlund, & Brizee, 2010, May 5) or MLA  (Russell, 2016, 2 August).

Google Search: Definitions and other Tricks

Having Google is a handy toolbox of tricks. Check out the use of the define command, which is helpful to define terms as well as the calculator and converter built into Google.

This handy video also reveals some more modern tips and tricks that Google is now capable of doing.

There are also other operators used in Google Search; pound symbol, plus, dollar, @ and # also work pretty much how you’d expect them to. This can be very useful if you are looking for a company’s Twitter handle that isn’t based exactly on the name of the company.

As for the dollar sign, it helps clarify that you’re searching for the price of something; the plus sign can help you find information on blood types or Google+ users.

So dear College or High school student, this article should help you find what you are looking for more clearly and concisely.

References:

  1. Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderlund, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General APA Guidelines. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
  2. Kolowich , S. (2011, August 22). What Students Don’t Know. Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/22/erial_study_of_student_research_habits_at_illinois_university_libraries_reveals_alarmingly_poor_information_literacy_and_skills
  3. Catone, J. (2011, November 24). How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]. Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2011/11/24/Google-search-infographic/
  4. Russell, T. (2016, 2 August). MLA Formatting and Style Guide. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
  5. Deer, L. (2013, September 16). How to effectively search using Google while Researching your articles. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-effectively-search-using-google.html

 

 

How Vybz Kartel Mhm Hm inspires Mhm Game for Android smartphones

Vybz Kartel may be in jail, but his music career has benefitted tremendously since then.

He may actually be making better music as well, as evident from his latest hits song, Mhm Hm…take a listen!!!

Not only are supermarkets selling packages of the ingredients mentioned in the song (Grizzle, 2017, December 14) but there is also a video game app on the Google Play Store. Developed by Android Developer Riekonen (chez.oficiel@gmail.com), the Mhm game play involves collecting the items as mentioned in his song needed.

It’s really a basic sidescroller that is addictive and challenging, with the aim being basically to beat your score by collecting as many nuts, oats and Supligen as you can possibly jump and get without dying. Huge advertising potential here, as long as he can get permission for those items in the game.

Take a look at the following videos examples of gameplay in this game.

This video is also included, just simply because the commentary is interesting!!

If you interested in downloading the Mhm Game for android smartphones and devices, click on this link!!!

Mhm Game on Google Play Store

References

  1. Grizzle, S. (2017, December 14). Vybz Kartel’s ‘Mhm Hm’ inspires Google app. Retrieved from http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20171214/vybz-kartels-mhm-hm-inspires-google-app

 

Kind uses Digicel Foundation EPIC Grant to build new computer lab

“Not only does this grant help in meeting the aim of the programme to teach computer literacy skills but it also helps us become a resource space for the youth, keeping them connected with information and opportunities via the internet.”

Kind’s Community Outreach and Social Services Officer Dafina Tyson thanking the Digicel Foundation for making Kind Connect a reality. 

Good thing do indeed happen on Christmas, especially in Trinidad and Tobago!!

On Thursday, December 14, 2017 Kind (Kids In Need of Direction) is a charitable organisation founded 15 years ago.

They cater to parents, caregivers and children of the Laventille and Beetham communities and have been providing assistance to disadvantaged children throughout T&T with relations to:

  • Education
  • Nutrition
  • Medical assistance
  • Vocational training
  • Emotional counseling and Sport

Kind had been granted a Digicel Foundation EPIC grant of $33,750 and is one of 20 grant recipients for 2017. The Digicel Foundation’s Epic initiative was established in March 2016 to provide funding to community and faith-based organizations, as well as other non-governmental organizations to implement small scale projects throughout T&T.

Kind chose to utilized their grant to equip their computer lab with seven (7) desktop computers and a multimedia projector which will assist with its Computer Literacy Programme Kind Connect.

This project is sure to give children of the Laventille and Beetham communities some direction, specifically in the Information Technology sector.