You may not be familiar about VPN or the Virtual Private Network yet and it’s time you know if you want to experience worry-free internet surfing. Whether you’re going online for personal, work or business reasons and no matter the frequency, this kind of service will protect your vital information onwards.
Next to your internet connection, this is a very important service anybody should think about subscribing to today. It’s all about ensuring your privacy and safety online amidst the ongoing hacking, scamming and phishing activities on the internet.
What is a Virtual Private Network?
A VPN is a public network of computers. Individuals can use to access network resources not covered in their local area network (LAN) or simply to secure their communications when using a public network such as in an internet café. Businesses also use it to connect to their remote servers or datacenters. Primarily, its objective is to ensure a secure and encrypted communication to protect people’s personal information and identity. More →
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Apple has reported that it has sold over 5 million units of the newly released iPhone 5 over just three days. The sales exceeded the 4 million units Apple sold of the iPhone 4s when it was released a year ago.
According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, “demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible.” Cook added that the initial supply of units have sold out but Apple is hard at work replenishing stocks in stores while also continuing to accept online orders. More →
Today, Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 5 at a press conference held at the Yerba Buena Center for The Arts in San Francisco.
The new phone was well received by the audience even though there was really nothing surprising about the phone at this point. The iPhone 5 has been the subject of many rumors and speculations and a lot of the rumors turned out to be true so the official unveiling was a little anti-climactic. More →
The iPhone allows users to do many things – make a phone call, surf the Web, watch a film – all by just touching a virtual button. However, there are also plenty of ‘hidden’ features waiting to be discovered, especially with the Safari web browser.
Make a call from Safari
If a user finds a phone number in Safari that they’d like to call (for example, the phone number of a reputable online gadget insurance company) then they do not need to jump to the phone component to ring it. In fact, all they need to do is tap the number and their iPhone will dial it for them. Simple and very handy. More →
Trying to find a good app can be hard at times because you need to wade through thousands of apps that are already in the market. Fortunately, this is a predicament that has been in the minds of other app developers and it’s being addressed with, you guessed it, an app.
AppAide is an app that will make recommendations of other apps based on your actual usage. The app, which was developed by BetaBait, uses much of the same technology that is being used by BetaNoodle, a company that BetaBait acquired recently. More →
One of the more interesting productivity apps that has come out recently is Pearltrees. It’s an app that helps a user in collecting and organizing their interests and related information.
Pearltrees does something that is also addressed by other apps but it does it differently by presenting the information in a unique, but very effective way. A few months ago, it released a web app and then released an iPad app. Now, Pearltrees is coming to the iPhone. More →
It’s been six months since the release of the iPhone 4S. The newest generation of Apple’s insanely popular smartphone came with a truly wonderful feature. Siri was the virtual assistant that captured the imagination of the Apple faithful. Apple boasted that it will be a game changer, but has it?
According to research conducted by Parks Associates among 482 iPhone 4S owners, it was discovered that 87 percent of the owners used Siri at least once a month. Among those questioned, slightly over half said they were very satisfied with the way Siri worked. Around 20 percent of the respondents said they are not as enthusiastic about Siri but still find that they are satisfied with it. About nine percent said they were unsatisfied with Siri. More →
The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) of New York City has given the go-ahead for Square Mobile Payment system to conduct a pilot program.
The approved pilot program will involve 30 NYC taxicabs (the city has a total of 13,237 taxis) and will run for one whole year. The taxis under the program will be installed with iPads in the backseat, replacing the Creative Mobile and Verifone Taxi TVs. Aside from the iPad, the drivers will also access an iPhone that is installed within their easy reach. The iPhone will help in processing credit cards, looking at traffic data and other types of information. More →
These 4 fun apps for your iPhone will bring out the photographer in you. They each have something special to offer so get all of them. Youâ€™ve got plenty of memory to spare and in a pinch you can always stash them in the Clouds with that spiffy new iCloud thing. Sometimes the best innovation is to rediscover the past. A favorite old book of mine, called the Power of Will has a helpful rule to follow-â€˜Overlook nothing because it is old and approve nothing because it is new.â€™
8mm Vintage Camera
8mm Vintage Camera offers a stunning glimpse into our photographic heritage. The worst thing about living in the twenty-first century, besides all of that other stuff in the newspapers, is that all of the media is so perfect. Real time this; digitally edit that, who needs it? As Shirley MacClaine exclaimed in one of her popular dance numbers, â€œphooey!â€™
Perfection is so boring, whatâ€™s left to aspire to? Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re so lucky that 8mm Vintage Camera is here to the rescue. Take that disgustingly perfect video that you shot and drag it through the dust to scratch it up. Go back in time to your favorite retro era.
Differing film types, lenses, looks, audio effects, herky jerkies and more add to the time dilation. More →
You know anticipation for the iPhone 5 is reaching a fever pitch when people are beginning to dump their old iPhones.
This is the trend Gazelle, a trade-in service, has been noticing over the last few days. It has noticed a dramatic increase in the number of iPhone users trading in their phones. The main reason is universal â€“ they are anticipating the announcement for the iPhone 5 during the first week of October.
This kind of behavior is really indicative of the level of anticipation Apple and iPhone lovers are experiencing over the rumored iPhone 5. Gazelle reported that it has experienced an 84 percent rise in trade-ins for various models of the iPhone, compared to the trade-in levels for the product about two weeks ago. The rise in trade-ins is made the more significant by the fact that there is still no solid indications on whether Apple will release information about the iPhone 5 for October, which is generally believed as the month Apple will unveil new products in its lineup. More →