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The Challenges of Expatriation


For any expatriate, starting their new life can be both exciting and a little intimidating.  In fact some studies have been made covering the psychology of becoming an expat with some surprising results.  Of course, becoming an expat is a very demanding and exciting decision which comes with it’s own set of psychological challenges. Many…

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Accessing US Netflix using DNS Codes


Do you remember these, special codes for DNS servers that would be floating around in their thousands online. You’d simply use one of these servers in order to bypass the restrictions and blocks that Netflix applied based on your location. That is an American Netflix subscriber would switch to the Canadian version as soon as…

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Some Traffic Boosting Ideas


In the digital world, your website is as much of an asset as a building, premises or equipment. In some businesses it’s even more valuable than physical items – a website brings traffic and business directly to your door. In case you’ve been living in a vacuum, most people use their websites as their business…

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Is YouTube the Defence to Google Algorithm Changes?


For any internet marketer who has been operating over the last few years online, then they’ve all probably had some similar experiences. One of the major impacts on most marketers is that of the periodic Google algorithm changes. These updates usually come unannounced but have the ability to destroy (or sometimes boost) thriving web based…

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Attributes Needed to be a Successful Entrepreneur


It is a fact that over half of all new start-up businesses in America fail within 5 years. It is difficult to start a new business for several reasons – cash flow, competition, down turns in the economy, government regulations, and advances in technology. These are all valid reasons for a new business to fail,…

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Shaking off Those Internet Shackles


Blocked and filtered, monitored and restricted – this is the reality of the internet today.  Ever clicked on a particularly funny looking video to be greeted by the message – ’we’re sorry that video is not available in your area’.  When did the internet change like this, it was once open to all, it didn’t…

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No Email Privacy by Default


The digital world has changed the way we communicate, that much is obvious.  The internet, mobile phones and digital communication mean that location means very little now and there’s little chance of being incommunicado unless you really want to.  This rise in different aspects of communication is bringing other issues into play though, one of…

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Apple Patches OS X Security Issue


Apple has been in the security news recently, battling flaws in it’s operating system which have made people browsing online unsafe. Over the years, OS X users have always enjoyed relative safety online compared to PC users but with increasing popularity more and more threats are being uncovered. In fact there have always been issues,…

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Maximizing Online Profit Through Region Locks


Many years ago, during one of the first hyped digital launches Amazon started discounting of the that years biggest sellers.  It was called a Wii-Fit and it was incredibly popular combining computer games and fitness in a single product.  Many of us dreamed of the pounds falling away as we simply played a few video…

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Travelling, VPNs and Region Locking


Imagine the scene, you’ve just survived a day which included a Tran-Atlantic flight, a two hour delay plus one of the most boring presentations you’ve ever had to sit through but now you’re back in the hotel.  You’re a hardy traveller and are well aware of how limited the options are on hotel entertainment centers…

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