Bypass Blocked sites with Proxybonanza.com

This is a paid review of Proxybonanza paid proxy service. If you’re browsing the web from an office or school, you’re most likely on a highly restricted network. Many public networks block video sites like Youtube and Metacafe due to the high bandwidth that these consume.

This is a paid review of Proxybonanza paid proxy service.

If you’re browsing the web from an office or school, you’re most likely on a highly restricted network. Many public networks block video sites like Youtube and Metacafe due to the high bandwidth that these consume. Additionally, several other social networking sites like Facebook, Orkut etc. also end up being blocked. Honestly, I never understand the purpose of the latter, but then network admins do not want you spending all your time “networking” when you should be working.

One good method to bypass this is to setup tor. However, you’ll find browsing to be terribly slow. Additionally, it is also possible to block tor proxy IPs since it is an openly available list.

Then again comes in the issue of privacy when browsing sites. If you don’t want the websites you visit to detect your details, you’ll want to use a proxy.

Here’s where Proxybonanza’s proxy service comes in. Proxybonanza provides proxy IPs that support anonymous SOCKS5 and HTTP protocol. Thus, you can even use it programs that require socks5 proxy support.

Features:

  • Proxybonanza offers 2 kinds of proxy service: shared proxy and exclusive proxy (dedicated)
  • very reliable service with 99% uptime and very good connection speed
  • USA based proxies
  • IP authentication with exclusive packages
  • money back guarantee
  • up to 128 IPs
  • socks5 proxy and http proxies

Getting started is very simple. Either pick the shared proxy or exclusive proxy. There are three plans each based on the bandwidth. In case of exclusive proxy, you receive a dedicated IP address. These also offer you more bandwidth per month. The smallest shared plan gives you 3GB bandwidth which should be sufficient for most users. If you keep running out of bandwidth, you can always upgrade to higher plans or buy more bandwidth.

Once you signup and pay via PayPal, your account is setup and you can login to your user panel and view the IPs allotted to you.

Proxybonanza.com User Panel

You will then need to configure your browser to accept proxies. Read how you can do it with:

  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
  • You can also configure your other programs, like Yahoo! Messenger or Bittorrent to use these proxies. Now, try to open that blocked site. I tried YouTube.com.

    You’ll be prompted to enter your username and password here.

    Login to Proxy Server

    On entering the details you’re in. Now, you can browse to any of the sites. You will need to login again if you close your browser.

    I tested viewing a few videos at YouTube and they streamed at a decent speed. Again, this depends on your internet connection. Overall a worthy investment if you want speed and privacy and are willing to pay for it.

    Are you already using Proxybonanza? What has been your experience so far?

    WordPress Plugin Review: Feed Pauser

    Have you made a quick post, hurriedly hit the publish button and then suddenly realize you have a few glaring mistakes in it. So, what’s the big deal? Simply edit the post and everything is back to normal.

    Have you made a quick post, hurriedly hit the publish button and then suddenly realize you have a few glaring mistakes in it. So, what’s the big deal? Simply edit the post and everything is back to normal.

    Well, it is a big deal when your blog is highly popular and you have a huge number of readers subscribed to your feed.

    Enter Feed Pauser. Feed Pauser, pauses a post from being made available through RSS.

    Below is a video explaining how to setup Feed Pauser on your blog.

    Whenever you publish a new post, Feed Pauser captures the publish and puts the feed on pause, i.e. prevents the post from appearing in the feed. Once the pause time gets over, the post appears in the feed.

    I’ve got the plugin running on this blog, because I have an habit of making future posts and several times forgot to change the date and time. Editing the posts caused a good number of 404 errors. Now, with Feed Pauser I don’t have to worry about it, atleast if I make the edit within 10 minutes of publishing 🙂

    Are you using Feed Pauser on your blog? What time interval have you set it to?

    Sysinternals Desktops (Tool Tuesday)

    Last week, Microsoft owned Sysinternals released a new virtual desktop management software called Desktops. Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not using.

    Last week, Microsoft owned Sysinternals released a new virtual desktop management software called Desktops.

    Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not using. After you configure hotkeys for switching desktops, you can create and switch desktops either by clicking on the tray icon to open a desktop preview and switching window, or by using the hotkeys.

    Sysinternals Desktops

    At a 62KB, Desktops is a small and quick to use software that gets the job done. The software doesn’t require installation and can be run from even a USB drive. The memory footprint too is small.

    However, in a bid for simplicity several basic features have been lost.

    Firstly, I found no way to exit the software. If there was one then it definitely wasn’t quick to find.

    Next, it took quite a while to create the desktops the first time as well as to switch to them other times.

    And, it didn’t duplicate tray icons.

    For the size and the memory usage this is well worth using. If you are looking for features, then you may need alternatives.

    Download Desktops
    Run Desktops now from Live.Sysinternals.com

    ReviewMe launches Affiliate Program

    As promised, ReviewMe has now launched their Affiliate Program. Ten days back they announced that your prices could be set. You will now get paid $25 for any referred sale even if the visitor does not purchase a review from your blog.

    ReviewMe

    As promised, ReviewMe has now launched their Affiliate Program. Ten days back they announced that your prices could be set.

    You will now get paid $25 for any referred sale even if the visitor does not purchase a review from your blog.

    Additionally, you can also create buttons for your blog / site using which also count to refer visitors can use to refer users to ReviewMe, thus serving a dual purpose.

    Get reviewed by this blog

    You can now buy reviews out here at Techtites. Reviews are priced at only $60!

    Set your price with ReviewMe

    After having declared that all Advertisers get a 50% off on reviews, ReviewMe has announced that as of this Monday, Publishers will now be able to edit the price at which they want to sell the reviews. I haven’t yet added this blog to ReviewMe, but intend to do so once it completes six months. As of now you can buy reviews at AjayDSouza.

    ReviewMe

    After having declared that all Advertisers get a 50% off on reviews, ReviewMe has announced that as of this Monday, Publishers will now be able to edit the price at which they want to sell the reviews.

    I haven’t yet added this blog to ReviewMe, but intend to do so once it completes six months. As of now you can buy reviews at AjayDSouza.com. Reviews are priced at $100, but this month you get it for only $50, which is great for a link from a PR6 site!

    ReviewMe will also be introducing an affiliate program which will go live on March 1.

    Our previous coverage of ReviewMe

    WordPress Wednesday: Checking out Ella

    Except for the fact that upgrading this blog gave me problems, I have had absolutely no problems running WordPress 2.1, codenamed Ella.I promised a review of WordPress 2.

    Techtites Daily: WordPress Wednesday

    Except for the fact that upgrading this blog gave me problems, I have had absolutely no problems running WordPress 2.1, codenamed Ella.I promised a review of WordPress 2.1 a while back, but have been busy testing out the various features it has to offer.

    The WordPress Blog Release Post listed a few of the new features, which I shall take a look at here.
    Continue reading “WordPress Wednesday: Checking out Ella”

    ReviewMe Reviews at Half Rate

    In a bid to increase the number of advertisers, ReviewMe has announced that they will be offering half rate reviews all of this month. Publishers will not lose anything as ReviewMe will absorb all the expenses, i.e.

    ReviewMe

    In a bid to increase the number of advertisers, ReviewMe has announced that they will be offering half rate reviews all of this month.

    Publishers will not lose anything as ReviewMe will absorb all the expenses, i.e. it will forfeit its share of the review.

    Advertisers need to use the coupon trial during checkout to avail of the 50% off.

    This means that all of this month you can buy a review at AjayDSouza.com for just $50.

    Our previous coverage of ReviewMe.

    Fun Friday: Burrp!

    If you are like me, i.e. you love to eat, then Burrp!

    burrp!

    If you are like me, i.e. you love to eat, then Burrp! is a place you must check out.
    Burrp! is aimed at the foodie in you.

    Burrp currently covers Mumbai and Bangalore with plans for Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Goa.

    So what is it?
    burrp! is an online platform where you can search and review local businesses, such as restaurants, bars, nightlife, juice centres, paan shops, bakeries, etc. All reviews on burrp! are written by regular users like you and me, hence expect accurate personal experiences.

    I have followed the evolution of burrp right from its pre-launch period, having been a beta user. And I will admit that even in the early days burrp! held a lot of promise.

    I just signed up once again today. You can track my reviews from my profile.

    The site is extremely well designed and easy to use, though my one complaint is the category structure out there, which is really needed.

    Browsing on burrp! is mainly using tags (read web two o). You also have a big search box at the top to find things. Like I mentioned earlier, this is one place they really need to work with.

    There desperately needs to be better organization of the tags, a single page listing the popular ones is needed.

    I was curious about one factor out there and that was integration of the various sub-burrps (if that is a term). Was pleased to find that the user accounts are well integrated with both Mumbai and Bangalore, which means that you don’t need to signup. However, you do need to sign-in seperately. This needs to be done away with. A single sign-in needs to be implemented.

    Writing reviews is also easy. Once you find the place you want to review, you can start writing a review. As of now you only have the option to rate the site and write the review. It would nice to see various parameters by which you can rate the site besides an overall rating. Would also like to have two sumary fields for Pros and Cons.

    In conclusion, if you are in Mumbai and Bangalore then burrp! is definitely a good place to read reviews and find out what other users out there think about the place you plan on visiting.

    Multimedia Monday: MP3Gain

    Do you have an extensive music collection? And are you fed up of adjusting the volume of your player everytime the track changes? MP3s with different volume levels is a common problem.

    Techtites Daily: Multimedia Monday

    Do you have an extensive music collection? And are you fed up of adjusting the volume of your player everytime the track changes?

    MP3s with different volume levels is a common problem. This problem stems from the fact that tracks in Audio CDs themselves have different volumes. Albums have an average volume with the tracks within them have different volumes about this average.
    Unfortunately, all albums do not have the same volume.
    Differences between various MP3 encoding tools / algorithms just adds to this.

    While there was no solution for this problem earlier the Replay Gain Proposal hoped to change that.
    Continue reading “Multimedia Monday: MP3Gain”

    Say GoodBye to your Start Menu

    If you have taken my tip about organizing your Start Menu, then here is one where you can virtually just do away with it! I’ve come across two software with the same functionality. The first is FindRun Robot and the second is Launchy.

    If you have taken my tip about organizing your Start Menu, then here is one where you can virtually just do away with it!

    I’ve come across two software with the same functionality.

    The first is FindRun Robot and the second is Launchy.

    Continue reading “Say GoodBye to your Start Menu”