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Life behind the great firewall of China: VPN in China

Life behind the great firewall of China: VPN in China

Update China internet – January 2015 As of 1st January 2015, the Chinese government further tightened it’s grip on the nation’s internet access. A rude awakening for many expats hoping to get on the ‘net – nothing worked. Things have calmed down a little, but the fall-out is as follows:- 1) All foreign sites are throttled. Regardless of CDN’s, font-libraries, supplementary elements, platforms etc.; foreign sites are subjected to government level ‘throttling’. 2) Mobile VPN’s don’t work. Astrill, one of…

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Top 10 apps for visitors to China

Top 10 apps for visitors to China

If you’re planning a trip, or maybe living there as an expat, these are the apps you’re going to want to have installed to your phone to get the most from your experience. They are my Top 10 apps for China 1) Hanping Camera Takes pictures of text and converts them to English language. Used it quite helpfully on the train to Guangdong, it will have problems if your phone doesn’t have a good camera or if you’ve got shaky…

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Root Toshiba Excite AT200

Root Toshiba Excite AT200

Just got this little tablet off Taobao. Priced at just 1,200 Yuan, or around £140 it seemed pretty cheap for a Toshiba tablet. 1st day of use, I discover there is no apps store and Google Play Store isn’t installed. Nor is any other app store. Next step! Root the AT200! Get the Google Apps installed and have the thing do what I want. Shock Horror! Toshiba have something written into their EULA! Yes Toshiba and Android have conspired against…

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Access Google Play in China, download playstore apps in China

Access Google Play in China, download playstore apps in China

Google Play China: Making US Google play into Chinese Google Play This guide will instruct you on how to access Google play store in China, or any locale in the world! It works for all phone types. It works for all models and carriers. It will show and make available all the apps and content as available in Google Play Store, US. Requirements Phone, USB cable, Internet connection, VPN access (I use HMA), Supporting files. ** Your phone MUST be…

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Google Play Multi-region access-Noobs Guide:Google apps without installing google play

Google Play Multi-region access-Noobs Guide:Google apps without installing google play

 ** UPDATE: The information in this guide may no longer be available. Since the changes in mid-2014, many of the GOOGLE APPS services have been severely restricted or curtailed. https://www.michaeltyler.co.uk/life-behind-the-wall-vpn-in-china/ In this guide I talk about accessing and downloading Google apps (apk)’s without having to have the Google Play functioning on your smartphone.. Imagine the horror! After purchasing a brand new Samsung Galaxy S Duo S7566, you discover that due to the regional nature of corporate money making and Geo-politics,…

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