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Using Google Maps For Travelers

Traveling is one thing that keeps you connected with the world: you explore new places, get to see, eat, and feel new things, meet new people, and a lot more. Everyone likes […]

The Best Language Learning Software

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" - St Ambrose; Perhaps the best application of this saying would be in the field of language learning. When you go to a country […]

The Worst Technology For Travelers

Since time immemorial, experimenting and technology have been a vital factor behind man’s progress. His thirst for knowledge has exposed the unheard secrets of the universe. Our home, earth has been left […]

Donation Coder New Apps For A New Year Event Results

Hi there ghacks readers! It's mouser from speaking to you here. Martin has graciously invited me to make a guest post on ghacks about the latest event on the DonationCoder site, […]


The Most Useful Websites for Travel

There are many books and websites available on the net today that offer planned nature trips at the lowest possible prices, but for those with an independent streak who don't want to […]

European Mobile Charger Agreement Comes into Force Today

A voluntary agreement by all the major mobile phone manufacturers comes into force today in the EU, and because of the way phones are manufactured these days it's bound to very quickly […]

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 5,000 Apps and is Cracked

There's been good news and bad for Microsoft this week.  The good news is that the number of apps available in the new Windows Phone marketplace has been growing steadily since October […]

The Best Technology for Travelers

You are probably expecting me to go into a review of a new laptop or tablet here, but that's not at all what I'm going to do. Indeed, sometimes we forget that […]

Thoughts on Technology and Travel

Traveling with technology requires a certain je ne sais quoi, that sense of something that the French sum up so well with a simple “I don't know”. These days, it seems all […]

Over 300,000 Android Phones Are Being Activated Every Day

Back in August, Google's Andy Rubin proudly boasted that Android phones were being sold at the rate of 200,000 worldwide every day.  The statement drew snyde remarks from Steve Jobs.  Now, Rubin […]

Google shows off Android for Tablets

I'm going to come clean, I'm not a fan of Google's Android operating system.  I just don't think that a desktop / icons approach is appropriate for either a smartphone or a […]

Backpacks for Laptops – Traveling with Technology

The mighty backpack has been around for a long time. For thousands of years men and women have been strapping their goods on their backs and lugging them from place to place. […]

Shopping for Travelers

One of the hardest things about this time of the year is finding the right gifts for the people you love. Sure, it's easy to buy a tie for the men and […]

Windows Phone hits 3,000 apps + 1 unlocker

Two interesting Windows Phone stories have emerged today.  The first of which is that the phone's app store now has over 3,000 apps and 15,000 developers.  This means we can expect to […]

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Travel Technology Today, What's Your Gear List?

What is the best travel technology to bring with you when you are going abroad? It's a difficult question to answer since the needs of different travelers tend to be different. For […]

Finding the Right Way to Power Your Devices on the Road

One of the difficulties of travel in the modern world is that not all countries operate on the same type of electricity. You don't want to have to buy a new charger, […]

How To Protect Your USB Device At Cyber Cafes

Entertainment on the go has become a must for travelers. People who listen to music or watch something all the time are so accustomed to doing those things that they almost feel […]

GPS, You Will Never Be Lost Again

One of the most widely used technologies in travel worldwide, the Global Positioning System or simply GPS, has become indispensable in our traveling lives. Almost unthinkable a couple of decades ago, the […]

Tablets, Changing Travel Habits

There used to exist a time where travel meant devoting the entire time to your companions, be it family or friends. There was no TV to watch, no phone (I mean the […]

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Great Travel Gadgets

I'm definitely a gadget guy. I love trying out the latest and the greatest new gadgets. I also love hitting the road and seeing where it will take me. That might be […]

Have Smart Phone, Will Travel – But Be Careful!

One of the great things about living in this age of smart phones and wi-fi devices is that it makes getting connected to the internet pretty easy, no matter where you are. […]

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FB-Secure, Configure Facebook Application Rights During App Installation

Facebook applications can request rights to access user information during installation. While all will request basic information, some require additional access rights for their functionality. Others however may request additional rights even […]

Enter Windows Phone 7

With the smartphone market already crammed with handsets, operating systems and options, Microsoft have now entered the fray with their latest and greatest.  At an event in New York city this morning, […]

"One App to Rule Them All" move by Europe

A new European project, kick-started by 22 European companies and organisations aims to develop an application development environment that will work across all platforms by providing a web-based approach, according to the […]

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Spoon Adds Browser Sandbox, To Desktop Apps Web Launcher

Spoon offers a web service for Windows users that allows them to run desktop applications directly in the web browser, without prior downloads or installations. The cloud approach offers several advantages over […]

Chrome OS Tablet coming from Google and Verizon in November

Google's new Chrome OS cloud-based operating system is about to make its first appearance, not on netbooks, as was first thought, but on tablet devices instead. Engadget are reportingthat smartphone maker HTC […]

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Facebook 'dislike' scam

Many users of the social networking site Facebook have long been asking for a dislike button and now it looks like they've got what they were asking for... or have they?  Be […]

Blackberry in trouble again, this time with India

Blackberry makers Research in Motion (RIM) are in trouble again, this time with India, after squabbles with the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Algeria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia over government access to its data […]

Virus hits Google Android

With the number of smartphones on the market on an ever-increasing rise Google's Android operating system is the first to be hit by a major virus.  The malware can steal cash from […]

RIM may yet avert Saudi Blackberry ban

Research in Motion's Blackberry devices have been causing all sorts of controversy in the middle-east in recent months with countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE threatening to block all data […]

UAE to block the Blackberry?

After previous problems in the country, the United Arab Emirates is now set to at least temorarily block RIM's Blackberry phones in the country, saying they pose a "national security risk". The […]

RIM to launch Blackpad?

It could be the worst branding exercise since technology company Blick launched their glossy white Internet radios, and suddenly realised they wouldn't be able to sell them in South Africa.  Now Research in […]

Jailbreaking Now Legal, In The US

Jailbreaking refers to methods to modify a device to remove some, or even all, of the restrictions that are imposed on it by its developer. Most people think iPhone if they talk […]


Apps For uTorrent Overview

A web based extensions framework has been integrated into developer versions of uTorrent some time ago, offering the prospect to extend the basic functionality of the Bittorrent client in the future. Apps […]

AT&T gives loyal customers free Femtocell

The femtocell caused a great deal of excitement when the technology was first announced a couple of years ago.  These boxes use your broadband connection to boost the signal for your 3G […]

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F-Secure Anti-Theft For Mobile

Update: F-Secure Anti-Theft is no longer available in its current form. F-Secure released F-Secure SAFE, a new application for Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating system that is available for free on […]

AT&T Sends apologies to security breach iPad owners

After last week's security breach in which the email addresses of iPad owners were harvested by hackers, AT&T has now sent letters to apologies to the customers concerned, as reported by Engadget […]

iPad / AT&T vulnerability leaks email addresses... who is to blame?

Hackers have exploited a vulnerability on AT&T's US network when iPad users authenticated themselves online that has allowed them to gain access to a list of 114,067 email addresses belonging to owners, […]

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How To Delete Facebook Applications

I'm not a very active Facebook user. Got my account just like anyone else on this planet but do not log in more than once a week or so as I mainly […]

Tether your Android phone to your Linux laptop

Picture this: Your working on a client's machine running a complicated registry edit you found on a web site. You are working on said client's network, when all of a sudden the […]