Nifty Hack: How to circumvent a firewall with Twitter, Jaiku, Twitku using Netvibes

Need to ‘fol­low’ your friends on Twit­ter or Jaiku, but are fire­walled? Then here’s a quick solu­tion that is work­ing for me: Set up a NetVibes account. Cre­ate a new page, setup as three column. Add the Bitty Browser mod­ule. Point that browser at the TwitKu mobile page ( http://twitku.com/m ). Sign into your Twit­ter …

iOS 7 Launch — A busy day today

iOS 7 will be released later today, and I’m look­ing for­ward to it! Update: But first, a pub­lic ser­vice announce­ment. Don’t for­get to BACKUP YOUR DATA (thanks for the remind­er Ryan!) Here’s a great how-to from Apple’s sup­port site. From what I’ve seen, this update of the ven­er­able iOS oper­at­ing sys­tem will be the best …

Speed up your Internet experience by using the right DNS server

Last week I saw this Life­Hack­er art­icle (via AppleIn­sider) about NameBench, a win­dow util­ity that tests the speed of your system’s DNS serv­ers. And I was won­der­ing if my DNS was as fast as it could be… Pre­vi­ously, I’d switched my DNS ser­vices over to OpenDNS, a free altern­ate DNS Pro­vider that adds value as: …

Commerce in a post-Wikileaks economy

You’ve likely seen the news that Visa, Mas­ter­card, PayP­al and oth­ers
are under dis­trib­uted deni­al of ser­vice (DDOS) attacks by folk who feel
that WikiLeaks head­man Juli­an Assange is being per­se­cuted for
dis­trib­ut­ing sens­it­ive inform­a­tion he…