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Get the most out of Netflix with Moreflicks + Unblock US (even for Americans)

Update 1: I no longer prefer Unblock US’ DNS service, but rather the alternative Overplay’s Smart DNS and VPN instead. Find out why. The rest of this guide is still relevant :) Update 2: Unblock US is currently offering the first month for only 99 cent if you use this landing page to order. They have also introduced yearly pricing, saving you $10 per year. Not entirely happy with your Netflix subscription?...

50% off the world's best VPN for life

Normally I do not post offers like this one on my blog, but this one is too good to pass up. I recently read the brilliant book Protect your tech by Mish & Rob of the Anywherist group. One of the things I realized while reading it was how risky it is to use public WiFi connections without a good VPN service. It’s the case both when traveling and surfing at the local Starbucks or at your university or company....

Cheaper international calls, Voice integration in Hangouts for Android

Over the last couple of days great things have happened for users of Google Voice. First, a couple days ago Google slashed their prices on a lot of international destinations. The countries I used to call the most, Denmark and Norway got slashed from 15 cents per minute to 3 and 4 cents per minute, respectively. That’s for cell phones. Landlines was already 2 cents, but I mean, who uses landlines anymore?...

TLDR; iPhone 6 (Plus), Apple Pay & Apple Watch

iPhone 6 (4.7”): Hardware: Too little, too late. Software: Meh. Available September 19 (in the US and a few other countries). iPhone 6 Plus (5.5”): Hardware: Too little, too late. Software: Meh. Available September 19 (in the US and a few other countries). iOS 8: Still a massive meh. Apple Pay: A small meh. Only available on the new iPhone models. No real benefit over Google Wallet and the likes. Will probably help grow the contactless payment ecosystem, so a good thing for all of us....

Quibb and Pocket - Bridging the Gap

Pocket has long been one of my essential apps, both on my phone and on my Mac. Everything I want to read I add to Pocket. Whenever I have a few moments to read and get inspired (like when I'm walking somewhere, on a bus/train/plane or waiting for someone) I turn to my Pocket app. This way I always have something interesting to read, while at the same time not interrupting my workflow when I first see an interesting link....

Help Me Write

I recently signed up for Help Me Write, which is a platform to help writers and bloggers to prioritize their writing. Of course I had to create a profile: This is basically Lean Blogging, minimizing waste by only writing what people actually want to read. It works like this: - Log into Help Me Write with your Twitter account - Go to my profile and vote on my ideas for future blog posts to help me decide what to write next...

Why I ditched Aweber and moved back to MailChimp

For the last year or so I’ve been managing my friend Nir Eyal's email list, with thousands of subscribers. In the beginning we used MailChimp, and it worked pretty well. Then we decided to move to Aweber, mostly due to many glowing reviews and the fact that they allowed single-opt in (meaning that a user could add their email to the newsletter without confirming the email address). It turns out that single opt-in is a bad idea anyway....

Link: The New Yahoo

The New Yahoo » yahoo: By Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! Photos tell the stories — stories we’re inspired to relive, share with our friends, or capture simply to express ourselves. Collecting these moments is a part of our everyday. Since 2005, Flickr has become synonymous with inspiring imagery. Today, we’re... Perhaps Yahoo will become a serious player, once again? I'm starting to like what I see :) So, where to store your precious photos?...

Link: Wakeup Hero Feature Test: Hero Call

Wakeup Hero Feature Test: Hero Call » wakeup-hero: At Wakeup Hero we’re big fans of the Lean Startup methodology. As a result we test our assumptions before building a finished product. One of our assumptions is that a personal wakeup call (dubbed the Hero Call), is a nice and effective way for our users to make sure they get out of bed when they have something important to do (such as an exam, a meeting, air travel, etc)....

Vitamin-R - The best Pomodoro app for Mac

Other than the GTD methodology, the Pomodoro technique is my favorite productivity tool for actually getting stuff done. In short, it's a way to maximize the time where you're highly concentrated and productive and minimize both internal and external distractions. It helps you achieve this by time blocking (typically 25 min intervals) and a strict set of rules that help you keep focused. I've been using it for a couple of years now and it really complements GTD well....