Expat Tech: iPhone 4 in Argentina

UPDATE (5.4.12): I should have updated this post earlier, but iPhones are no longer available in Argentina from the mobile carriers due to import restrictions put on them by the Argentine government. You can buy them from Mercadolibre and other sites, but they are 2-3 times the price that they would be in the States. … Read more

Speed Up Your Internet Browsing – Switch to Google DNS

Yesterday, Google released yet another product that will disrupt an industry, Google Public DNS.  Most people are probably not familiar with what DNS even is, so Google offers this explanation: Most of us aren’t familiar with DNS because it’s often handled automatically by our Internet Service Provider (ISP), but it provides an essential function for … Read more

Expat Tech: Foursquare Comes to Buenos Aires

I guess it’s relatively fitting that my first new post to the blog in awhile covers something near and dear to my heart — technology. Yesterday, Foursquare launched in 50 additional cities, and yes, Buenos Aires was one of them. What is Foursquare you ask?  Well, in addition to being one of the most hyped … Read more

Expat Tech: Hulu Blocks Anonymous Proxies

I previously wrote about how to work around content restrictions on viewing television shows from outside of the US using anonymous proxies and VPN services. Unfortunately, those measures no longer work for Hulu, the largest free online site for viewing TV shows. TechCrunch reported yesterday that Hulu is now blocking VPN services and anonymous proxies … Read more

Expat Tech: Twitter

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ve probably heard of Twitter. It has been covered by every major news source, spoofed on the Daily Show, made the talk show circuits, contributed to the break-up of Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer, had Ashton Kutcher post a picture of Demi Moore … Read more

Expat Tech: Google Voice Coming Soon

More interesting news from Google – they have just announced Google Voice, a new service that will give you a new US phone number from Google with a slew of services to go along with it.  The basic premise of Google Voice is that you will have one number for all your phones, for life.  When … Read more

Expat Tech: Google Translate

Today I thought I would start a series of posts about technology solutions that I have found to help deal with a number of common problems that I have encountered.  These are some technical ways I’ve been dealing with issues that I have run up against. One of my ongoing issues is not speaking or … Read more