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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New German VyprVPN Server!

Golden Frog added a new VyprVPN server location in Germany. The new German server is available immediately for all Giganews Diamond members and members who have added VyprVPN to their membership.

For more information, please read Golden Frog's blog post:
"Today, we're excited to announce a new server location in Germany!

The new German VPN server location increases flexibility to travel the Internet openly and securely around the world regardless of your physical location. We believe in an open Internet and we have continued work to bring VyprVPN customers greater options.

The following VyprVPN server locations are now available:
  • Germany - NEW!
  • United States - East Coast
  • United States - West Coast
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Hong Kong"
To access the new German VyprVPN servers, simply update your VyprVPN hostname to:
For more setup information, please see our VyprVPN setup page or contact our Support Team.

If you're not already a Giganews customer, we invite you to sign up today!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Giganews Reaches 1,200 Days of High Quality Usenet Retention

Here at Giganews, we work hard to provide the highest quality Usenet service on the planet. Today, we became the first Usenet provider to reach 1,200 days of binary retention. Of course, 1,200 is more than a number. We don't just offer more Usenet retention than any other Usenet provider (including over 3,000 days of text retention), we also offer the highest quality retention. You'll see the same 100% completion and unlimited speeds in every newsgroup regardless of article age. No other Usenet provider can make that claim.

Through our partnership with Golden Frog, we also continue to provide innovative online tools to Giganews members including Mimo Usenet Browser + Search, VyprVPN, Nat Firewall and most recently Dump Truck online storage.

Here are a few milestones we've reached just since we passed 1,000 days of retention:We remain committed to growing high quality Usenet retention every day - day by day - and will continue to bring innovative online tools to our members.

If you are not already a Giganews member, we invite you to sign up now!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

WebDAV Support Launched For Dump Truck

Last month, we announced early access for Dump Truck online storage and began sending early invitations to select Giganews Diamond members to be the first to try Dump Truck. The response we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and we greatly appreciate everyone's feedback.

Today, we are pleased to announce that Golden Frog has launched WebDAV support for Dump Truck! WebDAV is a protocol that allows you to use Mac OS X Finder, Windows Explorer or 3rd party desktop and mobile applications to access your Dump Truck as a drive or folder. WebDAV support allows access to Dump Truck from your desktop or mobile device without logging into a web browser.

WebDAV Advantages:
  • Access files without logging into a web browser
  • Drag and drop folders and maintain folder and file structure, including sub-folders.
Operating Systems with WebDAV support:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS X
Desktop and Mobile Applications with WebDAV support:
  • Cyberduck (Windows and Mac)
  • Air Sharing (iOS)
  • WebDAV File Manager (Android)
WebDAV is easy to set up and free for Giganews members who have already received an invitation for early access to Dump Truck.

If you already have early access to Dump Truck, set up WebDAV now.

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