Technology

TheBackpackr beats The Great China Firewall!

TheBackpackr beats The Great China Firewall!
Oh well... the battle was fun while it lasted, though it didn't carry on for too long. Upon arriving in Beijing, China, I was presented with an Internet connection in my hotel that totally blocked YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot and many other sites (I wrote about it here). Sure I had heard about the issues before arriving in China, and…

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TheBackpackr vs The Great China Firewall

TheBackpackr vs The Great China Firewall
And so... I have arrived in China, and have already been warmly welcomed by The Great China Firewall. Facebook, nope. Twitter, nope. Gmail, nope. Blogspot, nope. And many other websites - all NOPE! Only Foursquare and LinkedIn work, among a few other international social media websites. It's no wonder the local Facebook / Twitter clones known as Weibo and RenRen…

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Facebook – ability to tag Pages

Facebook – ability to tag Pages
In yet another bid to make Facebook Pages become even more human, or more like profiles, you can even tag these Pages in photos. Previously, you were only restricted to tagging your friends from your network within photos, but now, it opens up a whole new dimension with opportunities. How will this affect Facebook users? For the most part, it…

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WhatsApp group chat supports 10 people

WhatsApp group chat supports 10 people
If you don't already know by now, I am a huge proponent of WhatsApp and how it connects the world via a new way of texting. The addition of the group chat functionality several months ago was a much welcomed feature, that was missing for the longest time. If you still have no clue what this is all about, read…

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Social media disaster: Energizer Night Race 2011

Social media disaster: Energizer Night Race 2011
As a proponent of social media, we know how important it is to be transparent and to treat everybody with utmost respect. One golden rule that I uphold is, "whether a person is online or face-to-face, treat them the same". However, we oftentimes witness brands / companies disrespect people online, just because they leave negative comments. It is seemingly too easy…

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Everybody needs webhosting…

Everybody needs webhosting…
These days, many people run blogs to voice their public opinion, or just to jot down their thoughts. Some use free blog engines and the URLs given to them - somewhat like xyz.blogspot.com or xyz.wordpress.com Those who choose to take blogging to the next level normally tend to opt for buying their own domain names. It portrays a certain professionalism…

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Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite
There's been a lot of talk regarding cloud computing and how it's so easy to gain access to your information from anywhere in the world. I travel quite a lot, and even as I write this, I'm in Istanbul with my wife Grace (she's on assignment to take photos of a bride and groom while I am... "assisting")! Though I…

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The future of mankind lies in glass!

The future of mankind lies in glass!
This video is truly amazing, and I bet this will come to fulfillment in my lifetime. I love the ideas behind it and seamlessness, but with so many different vendors pushing their proprietary hardware, it may be quite a tussle to get devices to speak to one another. Am loving how the car is so digital! [hdvid-600]6Cf7IL_eZ38[/hdvid-600]

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The 7 types of iPhone owners

The 7 types of iPhone owners
I saw this infographic and knew it had to be shared with you. It's hilarious and probably very, very true. I shudder to share which character I am, lest I be construed as being a weirdo, hacker, nazi. Which are you? Source: submitinfographics.com

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