Monday, September 17, 2012

NetShade: Anonymous Proxy software for Mac

NetShade allows you to access the web anonymously from an access point that you choose. It also makes your presence on the web anonymous by routing your connection through a proxy server. There are a bunch more claims on the site but in the end, it's a way to access the web and pretend you're coming from somewhere you're not.

Beyond the obvious security uses, it's a way to access web sites that have geographic limits imposed on them. For example, I use it to watch BBC's iPlayer in the US. It would have been really useful to have access during the Olympics so that I could have watched the BBC's coverage of the games instead of the cr@p NBC showed but better late than never.

Okay, so you can buy the software at a touch under $30 but where's the fun in that? Of course, we want to keep everything legit so here's a way to get a legal serial number that has no expiration date.

Go to the MacHeist web site and download the game, play it. Register and a full serial number will be sent to your e-mail address. Hurry though, the game won't be around forever.

And if you're not one for games, the solutions are posted on the MacHeist forum. The solutions for all of the levels are posted in this thread, just read through and play along. The games are pretty easy to solve though so you might enjoy the distraction without the cheat-sheet.

Time to get the serial number - about 5 minutes.

3 comments:

aishani said...

I have the samsung t220hd connected to my white macbook. I want to be able to work on my macbook while watching a video on the samsung moniter. What do I need to do to make the samsung's image in full screen while I work on my laptop?
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Grendel Khan said...

From http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=864971

"QuickTime also plays full screen on my MBP monitor while working on my Dell monitor. MBP monitor is set to secondary while my Dell is set to main monitor..

EDIT... Itunes can do this as well".

Grendel Khan said...

Also "Movist (http://movist.googlecode.com/files/Movist_v0.6.8.zip) will play full-screen on one monitor while not being the active application, I use it with dual monitors too. MPlayerX (http://mplayerx.googlecode.com/files/MPlayerX1.0.0.zip) does the same thing but I personally prefer Movist as it has more configurability."