How to Unblock Netflix Anywhere in the World

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Netflix is one of the most widely used streaming services in the world, with millions of viewers either using it to supplement their cable TV service, or replace it altogether. For a single flat rate, you get access to thousands of titles, and arguably some of the fastest streaming of any online TV service.

The scope of Netflix has gone way beyond American borders, with versions now available in Canada, South America, Europe and Australia as well. However, it’s still completely unavailable in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and due to content restrictions in those areas, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
What’s the Holdup with Netflix Overseas?

The problem you run into with trying to get services such as Netflix overseas is somewhat split between broadcasting/telecommunications agreements and content censorship.

It’s no coincidence that the areas where Netflix is unavailable are also some major hotbeds for internet censorship. The Middle East and China in particular are well known for having very strict content filters in place for internet access, blocking sites such as Netflix and Skype completely.

These content filters are applied on the national level, and often come with government surveillance programs as well. For example, in China, they have their own version of Skype, which is heavily monitored by the government there.

Services such as Netflix are just too hard to police for content, and as a result, are often blocked entirely by governments with internet censorship in place.

Is Netflix Different in Other Countries?

Even in countries where you can access Netflix, understandably the content varies, and you won’t be able to watch the same shows you would in the US. Your IP address tells websites and servers your location and presents you with geographically appropriate content.

This means that even if you have a US Netflix account, your content access will vary overseas. Your IP address is the unique code associated with your wireless device that gives servers your rough geographic location. When you access content, it’s all dependent on that code.

Everything from the type of websites you can visit to what kind of advertisements are dictated by your IP address, and the information can even be used to trace your internet activity back to you.

Watching Netflix Overseas

Even with all of that standing in your way through, watching Netflix overseas isn’t too difficult. Even if you have access to your account, but it’s not the content you want, you can still manipulate your IP address to access the same content you would be able to if you were at home.

This can be done manually with the old school method of using proxy servers. However, this is a hit and miss technique that doesn’t always yield reliable results, and it can be tricky for beginners to figure out. There are a lot of complex settings to get into if you take this route.

By far the easiest way to watch Netflix overseas is to use a VPN.

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for virtual private network, and it’s a new take on an old favorite. It basically works the same way as a proxy code, only it’s automatic and much more dependable, so it’s great for streaming content (because forget about interrupting Orange Is the New Black).

When you sign up for a service plan (though there are a few free options out there as well), you get access to a worldwide network of servers. The VPN functions like a secret tunnel in the internet, allowing your web traffic to bypass local servers and instead go to the location you’ve chosen.

The software automatically hides your real IP address, giving you instead the one associated with the server you’ve chosen. Basically, it tricks websites into thinking you’re somewhere else.

What this means is that you can actually be in a place such as China, and by connecting to a server in, say, New York, get access to American Netflix. Your traffic is even protected from government surveillance with state of the art encryption, so VPNs are also a great tool for use on public WiFi where data security is always a concern.

Can Beginners Use a VPN?

The thing is, the market for these programs is FIERCE. Everyone’s selling VPN service, because it’s one of the most effective way to protect your privacy and access blocked content overseas.

That being said, they’ve become incredibly easy to use as a result. Gone are the days of setting up connections manually and diligently punching in server codes. Most VPNs set themselves up, and the process of connecting is as simple as picking a server from a drop down menu.

Even if you’re barely internet literate, you can absolutely figure out how to use a VPN.

The Basics of Unblocking Netflix

If you plan on using some of this internet hocus pocus to watch Netflix on your next business trip or vacation, make sure you plan accordingly. Streaming services such as this require a fast connection, and not all services are created equal.

Take a few for a spin with free trials, read up on some VPN reviews, and most importantly, install the software before you travel. If Netflix is blocked, chances are so are VPN sites. But once the software is on your device, you’ll have access no matter where you go.

So what about you? Have you ever been stuck overseas without access to your favorite shows? How bad were the withdrawals? Share with us in the comments below.

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Spy on iPhone Text Messages without Jailbreak

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No Jailbreak
No Jail Break

It’s actually pretty distressing to hear that parents are spying on their kids with cameras and other creepy gadgets. But in reality, parents are doing what they can to keep their kids out of danger. Leaving your kids unmonitored is a pretty flawed idea, considering the rising incidents of online abuse. 

Kids want themselves to be perceived as “we don’t care” about meeting the status quo, or not giving a dime about how people think of them. And for that, they use social media as their instrument of communication. 

Kids want their peers to be jealous of the summer trip they had, the concert they went to last night, or the exotic lunch they ate at the trendy boutique bistro. If they are not posting these things online, how will people know how cool their lives are? Cool or not; with the frequency of post and tweets that kids are posting online, it’s just making them more visible and vulnerable to people who can harm them, physically and mentally. So a good way to start with your child’s online safety is to monitor their smartphone.

To achieve that, you can use an app link xnspy that can spy on iPhone text messages without jailbreak and do a lot of other handy stuff too.
The problem lies within the belief that your child has that they are not stupid enough to make silly mistakes. But least they know about how even a check-in for Sunday brunch at the local cafĂ© can tell their predators about their location. 

Parents don’t have to inculcate the idea that they are spying them. A more positive approach is required with that, like telling your kids that their smartphone is monitored just in the very same manner, as a doctor would do to monitor their health. The solution, however, doesn’t lie just with monitoring your child. Educating them is also necessary, especially about the etiquettes of safe online behavior. But sometimes, it can get really difficult to get the idea of spying out of their minds, if they have been living with the impression of being spied.

Stop immediately with all those monitoring techniques that are a threat to your child’s privacy. They include cameras, or microphones and any other quirky gadget that gives the idea of ‘spying’ into anyone’s mind. The simplest way is to use a smartphone monitoring app that works without jailbreak, because if you are going for an app that requires a jailbreak, again, it would give your child the idea of how you are going crazy to spy on them.

A jailbreak-free app like xnspy can monitor WhatsApp chats, calls and multimedia from your kid’s iPhone or other iOS device. It can also execute other important tasks like giving parents information about call logs, SMS, emails, internet browsing history, calendar entries and contacts from the target user’s device. 

XNSPY is a fast and reliable way to spy on iPhone text messages without jailbreak and for monitoring other important features of your child’s smartphone. 

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How Dedicated Servers Dominate Other Web Hosting Options

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Web Hosting types
If you are a blogger or an enterprise or planning to have so, the first strategy for winning is about the performance of your website. Before planning to host your website or web application, you have know about the web hosting plans and categories. This article describes different types of hosting, its merits and demerits such as: 

  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Server Hosting


Let's start with the most common hosting type of small websites.

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is when a number of websites of different merchants or enterprises are hosted on a single server and all of the website shares all assets of the servers such as RAM, storage capacity, CPU velocity, bandwidth and so on. It has minimal subscription rates compared to other hosting types. The drawback of this type of hosting is, sometimes your website may not get the sufficient computing energy and your downtime may be high.

VPS Hosting

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server is a virtual server machine sold as a service by an Internet Hosting Service. It has extra options and performance compared to shared hosting however lesser that dedicated server hosting. Here one devoted server is parted into a number of virtual servers. However, CPU velocity is shared with all virtual server accounts. 

Dedicated Server Hosting

The third and probably the most powerful hosting is dedicated server hosting. Here you get the full root access to your server. You can carry out desired actions, install software add-ons, which is not offered by shared hosting services. 

The advantage of this hosting is, high security on your websites, files and databases, but expensive than shared hosting and VPS hosting.


Choosing the best and affordable dedicated server hosting providers like to host. ag will be a good deal.
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Windows 10 Taking Too Much Time to Boot?

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Is your PC taking too much time to boot after your Windows 10 upgrade? Speedup your Windows10 PC today.

There are two ways to optimize the speed of your new Windows 10 operating system, and they are, 

1. Delete your old Windows version
2. Advanced Boot options

Read about how to speed up your Windows 10 booting.

Method 1: Delete your old windows version 


The first and most recommended method to delete your old windows version is, Click start button, and type "settings", Go to PC  settings and select "storage" tab. This page shows all storage related settings on your Windows 10 PC. Find the section, Old version of Windows and click remove previous windows version button. It may take some time to complete this action as it contains large files.

This method simple. You can do this by deleting the folder, "windows.old" from your c:// drive and it might take some time. This method is not recommended as it may not delete some files related to previous versions of windows (windows 8/windows 7).

Method 2: Advanced Boot Options


Type "msconfig" run box or in the start menu and click on " System Configuration ". Then go to Boot tab. This window will show you all the Windows operating systems installed on your system. 
Windows System Configuration
Windows System Configuration

Now click the button, "Advanced Options" button.

Tick the checkboxes, "Number of processors" and "Maximum memory".

Advanced Boot Options - Windows
Advanced Boot Options - Windows

And set their values (max) based on your current hardware configuration. 

Click Ok and experience the difference!

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Meet Alphabet, Google's New Corporate Boss

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Alphabet


The Search Engine giant, Google has just restructured the company and branded with the new corporate name "Alphabet Inc". That includes Google's all non-core, innovative products and business.

Searching for its site? https://abc.xyz. Google or Alphabet doesn't own the domain "Alphabet.com" (yet).

What Alphabet Inc. Includes

The alphabet is mostly a collection of companies which includes non core products of Google. 

The present Google CEO, Larry Page, founder of Google will be the CEO of Alphabet Inc and President will be Sergy Bin (Cofounder and present Google president).


Why Alphabet Inc


Google founded in 1988 as a Search Engine service company and now Google has become more than an Internet service company and own different fast emerging companies under their umbrella. And different companies need a different type of culture and leadership. Many be this is the reason why Page and Bin thought about restructuring the company with a new brand name.

What Google Today


Google is slim down to its core products such as Search, Ads, Maps, Apps, YouTube and Android and its CEO will be Sunder Pichai.


Dear Google users,



Google products might not change its product/brand names and the Google.com website is not shifting to Alphabet.com (surprisingly still now, Google doesn't own the domain Alphabet.com)

Google's core business include Google Search, Ads, Maps, apps, YouTube and Android and related infrastructures. And all other products will report under Alphabet.





All Google shares will be automatically converted as the same number of shares of Alphabet Inc, with the same company codes GOOG and GOOGL.

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Get in Motion with the all new AIRTEL 4G

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Airtel 4G network
AirTel 4G


The long wait is over. Sit back and buckle up to experience the fastest 4G network from the telecommunications services company, Airtel. They are all set to launch 4G technology today with a television commercial. The Airtel’s new exclusive website for 4G service is also open now. 
The fourth generation of mobile telecommunications technology operates at the leading edge of speed and reliability, allows you to download files from the Internet up to 10 times faster than with 3G. 
The new service will be at your fingertips with the same cost of 3G. Enjoy the zippy 4G benefits with a 4G device and a 4G SIM plan. Get the all new SIM compatible for 4G delivered to your doorstep for free from Airtel 4G

Why 4G?


New mobile generations have appeared about every ten years since the first move from 1981 analogue (1G) to digital (2G) transmission in 1992. This was followed, in 2001, by 3G multi-media support. 3G speeds laid the groundwork for our increasingly mobile lifestyle, but 4G speeds are truly taking mobile to the next level. With 4G LTE, using the web from your phone becomes as pleasurable as using it from your home computer. To join the 4G revolution, you need to have a smartphone that is configured to work with a 4G network and a mobile plan. 
4G is an end-to-end Internet Protocol connection. This provides some real advantages. A smartphone simply becomes another data device whose native mode is as an Internet-enabled terminal and that can be managed as such. 
Airtel 4G Smartphone
AirTel 4G Launched.

Advantages of 4G Wireless Systems


  • Support for interactive multimedia, voice, streaming video, Internet, and other broadband services 
  • IP based mobile system 
  • High speed, high capacity, and low cost per bit 
  • Global access, service portability, and scalable mobile services 
  • Seamless switching, and a variety of Quality of Service driven services 
  • Better scheduling and call admission control techniques 
  • Adhoc and multi hop networks 
  • Better spectral efficiency 
  • Seamless network of multiple protocols and air interfaces 
  • An infrastructure to handle preexisting 3G systems along with other wireless technologies, some of which are currently under development.

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How to increase RPM and CTR: Google Adsense Optimization

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Earn More Money from Google Adsense

Getting a good blog running and still end up with less revenue issue is one of the nightmares after Google Adsense (or any ad network) is approved. With the correct and opt optimization, you can actually earn more than you expect. Once you are approved for Adsense (for the sake of me, here onwards I will be referring Google Adsense as an example) you are all your own, just placing them randomly won’t bring you any revenue. Take a look at a few of the strategies that will really help you out.
Please note that, it is always recommended to follow the Adsense/Ad network policies. This post does not include any black hat SEO or content techniques that will affect your Adsense or any such.

Running Ads on the side bars.

This is the most common and native ad placement method, this actually gains us page views if the reader land on any page in the blog or website. Since we don't want to do anything stupid and get Adsense into trouble, let's just do it the Google way. We will just place 2-3 Ads only on one page. It is always recommended that you place one leader board on top of the blog/site (780x90). This will really make a difference as the viewers will definitely view the ad once they land on the page which will finally end up in more ad views. The right side bar Ad placements are visibly good looking and really does the job. But make sure your ads are responsive. You don't want Ads disrupting the content that is against Adsense policy.

In post Ad placement

In post ad placement is the best way for making revenue. In post can gain you really more RPM. If you take a look at my ad unit placement and in post RPM you can definitely see the difference in the RPM I received. In post Ads is the magic, if placed properly along with images and links you can really increase your turnover and hence higher CTR. If you place ads within the content, it will hike the CTC and CTR as the ads are showing more relevant to the content. Imagine I write an article nearly hosting and I place ads within the content, behind Google starts showing ads connected to the content the chances of getting clicks are comparatively more comparing to the clicks you would have got placing ads in the sidebar.
With the best Ad strategies comes more revenue. Please do make sure you don't disrupt the content by placing more ads and less content. I would recommend you place 'responsive ads' between posts in order to avoid incompatibility in various screen sizes and devices. Don’t forget the mobile users, though the ads you place will appear on mobile devices, it is always recommended that you also include mobile ads along with the other ad units too.  Also keep in mind, use recommended ad units and responsive ad units in order to increase user engagement and more revenue,

And not last but the least, the analytics. Use a good analytic like Google or any other analytic tool to identify the most explored and engaged area in the site/blog by the users and place ad's accordingly. The targeting audience plays a great role in making the most out Google Ads or any other ad network. Certain countries like USA and United Kingdom gives you more RPM especially Canada with the highest RPM. Take a look at few strategies to target audience and hike the revenue.
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Asus Zenfone2 Review

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"What features will come to your mind while someone asking you about your favorite smartphone?" - My friend asked to me.

He was introducing his brand new Asus Zenphone2 smartphone.

"Ofcourse, I need better performance (RAM, Processor, etc.) and better Camera.... Then... Storage capacity and it's good if it supports the latest version of Operating system.

The next question was, 

"You choose performance as a first priority... How much RAM capacity you are expecting for a smartphone below 22K?" - He asked again.

"Uh.. 2GB?" - Answered.

"2GB? Sajith, My Smartphone which costs below 22K have 4GB of RAM capacity". 

"4GB? .. " My mouth opened and eyes rolled out. (:-o)

"Hmm.. And the second choice is Camera quality.. Is 13 MP primary and 5 MP secondary cameras bad ;) " - Again he questioned.

"NEVER.." - My answer...

Even my 25K smartphone doesn't have these configurations. :(

"And Sajith, My smartphone have 1280 x 720 HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection" - Doesn't sounds bad.

His zenfone2 comes with exceptional storage capacity and you could choose how much storage you needed and the storage capacities available are 16 GB, 32 GB, 64GB, 128 and priced INR 15K, 19K, 23K and 30K respectively.

Quick zenfone2 specifications.

Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel processor
RAM: 4 GB
Camera: 13 MP primary / 5 MP secondary
OS: Andriod Lollipop (V5)
Storage Capacity: 16/32/64/128 GB variants available

A quick Google of ASUS zenfone2 leads me to promotion program of Zenfone2 by Asus named "India Unseen Project" which calls all Indians to take unseen pictures of Indian culture, Indian places or anything related to incredible India and best photo entries will a brand new zenfone2 and some vouchers are there for other contestants.  Participate for "India Unseen Project" here.

This all shows, Asus might make some revolutionary changes in the Android smartphone world. 

Hats off to the new Asus Zenfone2. And planning to purchase Asus zenfone2 now. 
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Some Common Cyber Myths and Realities

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Most Common Cyber Myths and Realities
Cyber Myths and Realities
We are living in a cyber world and almost everything is computerized. And hence there are some myths also in the cyber world. Here reveals some of them.

Is Auto Run a Virus program?

A majority of techies believes that, the file "autorun. inf" is a virus program. We might have experiences like when we insert a CD or pen drive, someone might say, delete that "autorun.inf" and it's a harmful virus for your PC. 
Guys, "autorun.inf is not a Virus program".

What is autorun.inf?

Autorun.inf is NOT a virus
Autorun.inf is NOT a Virus

Did you notice when inserting a Disk or pendrive, some files (executable or non executable) open automatically? "autorun.inf" is the file/program which plays behind this. The file name which needs to be executed or open automatically is written in the autorun.inf file.

However, Some virus programs may write their names in this file and which causes automatic execution of Virus programs whenever you connect the media device. This may happen if you connect your media into a virus infected PC. 

So there is no problem for opening this file and checking which files have the permission to execute automatically. The majority of software installation CDs and pen drives used "autorun. inf"  file for running their .exe file automatically. 

Is multi OS makes PC Slower?

Another most common myth is, Having two or more Operating Systems in a computer will makes the system slower and this is not true. You could have as much as the OS on your PC and it will not cause your PC performance. 
Windows and Ubuntu
Windows and Ubuntu

People may think, if there is two or more OS, RAM (Random Access Memory) may be shared shared for both OS.

One Operating System is allowed at a time and hence PC performance, or RAM allocation will not be shared with other OS. You could install as much OS you need (with a consideration of Hard Disk space).

Did you know about any other cyber myths? Do comment it below.

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After the release of HTML5 and CSS3 standard for the web, the face of many websites is changing as it supports embedding videos with <video> tag just as how we are using the <img> tag. 

YouTube and HTML5
YouTube and HTML5
The majority of websites masters is stopped using Adobe flash player and using HTML5 player instead.

YouTube, the biggest place where Adobe flash player is residing, is thinking about changing to HTML5 video player instead of Adobe.  
But why still YouTube is not using HTML5 video player as primary player is, lack of support for earlier versions of Web browsers (your browser should be updated for using HTML5 player).

Even though YouTube has released HTML5 video player version and users have to check compatibility and enable it manually.

If you are not satisfied with HTML5 player, you could move back to the old YouTube player at any moment. 

How to Enable HTML5 video player on YouTube

You could check the compatibility of your browser for  YouTube's HTML5 version here. The only conditions to be qualified for using latest HTML5 version is, your web browser should be updated. If HTML5 is supported by your browser, consider updating it.

HTML5 compatibility check for YouTube
HTML5 compatibility check for YouTube

If  your browser supports HTML5 player, go to https://www.youtube.com/testtube and enable HTML5 player by clicking the button "Get Player".

Enable HTML5 video player for YouTube
Enable HTML5 video player for YouTube

If you are not satisfied with HTML5 player, you could move to the old player by visiting this (https://www.youtube.com/testtube) page again.

YouTube with HTML5
YouTube with HTML5

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Make Your Website more Visible on Search Results

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Improve Search visibility
Google
Getting ranked for top keywords on Google is tough. But you could use some Google recommended methods to let search engine giants like Google know, you are there. In this article, we will discuss some methods which helps Google and other search engines sit back  and crawl (notice) your website frequently.


CONTENT IS KING

Content is the King. Search engines love websites which are updated regularly with fresh and quality content. Blogging could be used for this. Read here Why blogging is important.

Setup Google Webmaster Tools

As name implies, Google webmaster tools is a free service from Google which helps webmasters for analyzing and optimizing websites for Google (and for other search engines). By setting up your website on Google Webmaster tools, you are submitting your website on Google too. GWT is a powerful tool for analyzing backlinks to your website.

Setup Google MyBusiness 

MyBusiness helps you to get verified your business and improves visibility in relevant geographic search results and maps.  

Be Serious on Google +

Maintain your Google + profile and pages actively. Posting website or blog post links on Google + pages or profiles could help them index on Google easily - Another way for submitting your links for Google bot.

Gain more and more Google +1s.

Google +1 Logo
Because, Google "plus one" (+1) can act as votes for your website. You could do this by adding social share buttons and +1 buttons on all pages of your website. The count of +1s shows how much people recommended your website. There are many services which offers free social share button codes. Just Google!

Use relevant and accurate Title and Meta tags 

Ensure that all pages of your website contains accurate and relevant title tag and meta description. All pages associated with your website should contain unique, accurate and relevant title tags and meta description. 


Use Alt and title tags for all Images

Did you know, How Google shows images for searched keywords? the truth is that, Google or any other computer program is not able to read the content of the image files thoroughly. What plays behind Google image search results is, Alt tags and meta tags of the image. So choosing right alt and title tags for images on your website could helps to make some traffic and rank improvements on search results.

Make your website Mobile friendly

As Google Mobilegeddon algorithm update is out, Websites should be mobile friendly and responsive for better ranking on Google search results. Google introduced this update mainly because of the internet users from smart phones are much more than PC users.  

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