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Which firewall?

Posted by SBE on 3/2/2012 at 06:17

I bought a new netbook in Thailand recently and have to install a firewall within the next 48 hours when my free AVG trial thingy runs out. I've waded through reviews on CNET and PC mag but am still dithering about which one to get. The editors of these sites recommend Norton but I'm wondering how heavily Norton sponsors their sites. I had Norton years ago and hated the thing. Maybe it's better nowadays though? Comodo and Zone Alarm have free firewalls which seem pretty good but they say the ...

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iPhone - taking sim card out

Posted by lola899 on 9/12/2010 at 00:19

if i took my iphone to southeast asia to use only for internet and took the sim card out...how would that work, anyone tried it? would i be able to connect to wi-fi at hostels?? ...

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getting laptop reaired, Bangkok

Posted by sayadian on 8/8/2011 at 19:26

Anybody have an idea which is the most suitable place to mend a laptop in Bangkok. MBK or Pantip Plaza or another? ...

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Iphone unlocked in China

Posted by fht on 16/3/2011 at 15:41

I've had my iphone swiped and unlocked in China so I can put in a Chinese sim card and have used it perfectly fine. Since it's unlocked now can I do the same in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam? I'm not counting on my wifi b/c the unlocking process totally killed the speed of my phone and it's basically useless except to make calls. Thanks ...

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How do I use my iPhone3G in Thailand and Laos?

Posted by Knigel on 2/5/2011 at 07:58

Hello, I would like to use my iPhone in Thailand and Laos; however, I am not sure how or where I can do this. Am I able to switch out my SIM card easily? Where can I do this? Does it get expensive? I mainly want internet access for 10 days. Thank you! ...

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iPad, 3G or not

Posted by BlueMarley on 7/5/2011 at 14:52

I will be traveling throughout South east Asia this fall and winter. I'm looking to buy and bring an iPad with me to have Internet and keep in touch with back home. Would there be any benefit to getting the 3G option? Or is that just asking for a headache? Not sure how SIM cards and data plans work there. Thanks for the insights. ...

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Language guides for iPods

Posted by busylizzy on 13/6/2009 at 05:50

As someone that studied Indonesian for 5 years many (many) years ago, I wanted to brush up the conversation skills for my upcoming trip. Likewise, I learned some basic Thai when travelling to Thailand last year. Here are some useful sites that I have found that have FREE downloadable podcasts and PDF language guides. Thanks to info on Travelfish, I have converted some of these PDF guides to text format to load onto my iPod so I can follow the language lessons on my iPod on those long bu ...

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Asia SIM

Posted by Peeter on 20/3/2011 at 08:12

Is there such a thing as a SIM card that works in multiple Asian countries (Malaysia, Cambodia, Hong Kong) or do I need a local SIM for each country to avoid roaming charges? If I need multiple SIMs, what would be a good prepaid SIM for these countries. Can you even get SIMs out of iPhones and will it mess up all the apps if I change the SIM? I bought it outright so I don't think it is locked to a carrier. ...

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UK to thailand power adaptor

Posted by greektraveller on 25/3/2011 at 21:09

Hello there,,,i have a few questions. How different is the thailand, laos, cambodia, vietnam plugs from the UK one. Do i need special adaptors? ...

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Camcorders in Bangkok?

Posted by RyMuayThaiGuy on 9/3/2011 at 04:50

Has anyone purchased a camcorder in thailand instead of bringing one with them? how big is the price difference? what should i be considering if i buy the cam there? thanks -Ry ...

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Viewed 3,367 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by goonistik on 9/3/2011 at 10:40

Taking Macbook pro with me

Posted by keatonec on 17/6/2010 at 09:09

I really want to make my macbook with me traveling, but my girlfriend who is coming with me doesn't think that we should because she doesn't want it to get wrecked. I understand this as well but I don't want to go out and buy a new netbook or something before we leave. has anyone had trouble bringing a macbook or just a laptop in general with them. ...

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iTouch TEXT FREE APP!?? FREE FOR INTERNATIONAL?

Posted by lola899 on 24/2/2011 at 09:56

i am currently in thailand, and have a ipod touch with the TEXT FREE app and send messages to US, wondering if the users that recewie my messages have to pay to receive and send messages back to me or does it count as a regular message from within the US? ...

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Ipad?

Posted by arivas27 on 9/2/2011 at 10:35

I'm thinking about taking my Ipad to SE Asia. Any suggestions?? It's slim and lighter then a netbook, but don't know how it will work out there with wifi. It works great here in the states. Can also use it for reading material, I have Kindle app on it. Should I take it at all? ...

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free wi fi in SEA

Posted by walkingtrees on 22/7/2010 at 02:48

HI if i were to turn "data roaming" off and pull the SIM card out of my iphone 3gs, would i be able to pick up wi fi internet when its available? would it operate like an itouch? anyone try this? it would be nice to have internet access while aboard without having to rely on cafes. are there many free wi fi spots in larger towns? anyone know if the gps works without the sim in? thanks! ...

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Sending Pictures Home

Posted by sublime_net on 9/9/2008 at 08:44

I'm planning a three month trip through southeast asia, and will be taking a ton of pictures along the way. I have a small portable hard drive to store most of the pictures on, but would like to send copies home as well in case something happens to the drive along the way. The best idea I've come up with so far is to buy a hand full of micro sd cards, which have become very inexpensive lately, and mail them home as well as off load them onto my hard drive when they fill up. I was wondering if an ...

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My favourite travelling Netbook apps

Posted by busylizzy on 22/8/2010 at 05:51

I just posted some info in another thread about some things that I used on my netbook when travelling, and thought this might be a useful thread in its own right – let’s hear about your favourite and most useful apps when travelling. NOTE: This isn’t intended to be a discussion about ‘should I bring my netbook’ or ‘where can I buy a cheap iPod’. There’s lots of other discussions for that elsewhere. So… to get the ball rolling, here are some of my favourite apps that I use o ...

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Viewed 4,281 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by busylizzy on 27/8/2010 at 10:10

Insane iPhone bills

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/8/2009 at 11:56

If you're travelling with an iPhone and plan to use it while travelling in Asia, be very very wary of the roaming charges you may be picking up along the way. Guests staying with us for two weeks recently returned home to a telephone bill in excess of A$4,100 -- for a phone that had not had a single call made on it. The culprit is "data roaming" and what you need to do is switch that off and only use the data functions (web surfing, emails etc) via WiFi (which, in most cases will cost you ...

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Viewed 5,212 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by SBE on 21/7/2010 at 17:49

Buy netbook in BKK, KL or Singapore?

Posted by Theodora on 1/7/2010 at 17:21

Hi all, My Macbook just died and I want to pick up a cheap netbook as a substitute. We are travelling longterm, currently in BKK. Where am I likely to get the best deal? Bangkok, Malaysia or Singapore? Seen decent brands for 9990 baht + 7% VAT on an initial sweep of Pantip Plaza, but will be in KL soon. ...

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Notebook on a 5 month Trip, would you?

Posted by Missbonnie on 30/12/2009 at 04:55

Hi im planning on going on a 5 month trip in the new year around SEA my question is would YOU take a notebook with you? I am aware of how cheap public computers are however it would be nice to have your very own computer? Or would it become annoying to carry around? Would you spend $700 on a netbook or would you put it towards your trip? Please tell me your experiences! Netbook im looking at: http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/257838/review/go.html ...

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Newsjunkies - Getting everything Good to Go (iPad/iPhone)

Posted by Road_Warrior on 23/5/2010 at 21:42

I travel a lot and I like to have all of my reading material available to me wherever I go. I picked up an iPad a month ago and think it's a great way to consolidate news and other deliverables... but the iPhone works just as well (albeit with a smaller screen). For Magazine subscriptions, I use Zinio. I have about 20+ subscriptions that sync over the air directly to my device. It's such a pleasure not to have to use iTunes to do this! After some teething troubles - and frequent crashing - the ...

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