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Apple removes support for PPTP VPN on iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

PPTP VPN on iIS

As part of preparing for the release of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple publicly announced back in July that they are removing PPTP support from Apple’s integrated VPN client owing to a number of security vulnerabilities in the VPN protocol. MacOS Sierra and iOS 10 users will forgo the option of PPTP VPN on iOS once they upgrade. This means users will be unable to create a manual connection with PPTP protocol.
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How to block adverts on All 4

block adverts on All 4

All 4 (formerly 4oD) is a fantastic free on demand service. It is available in web based or application versions. Today we will talk about web based version. The only downside are the adverts which can be numerous. It used to be fairly easy to get around the ads but as with many websites nowadays, a simple ad block does not fix the problem, so here is how to block adverts on All 4.
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Secure Chromecast in several easy steps

Secure Chromecast

With the recent release of the Chromecast 2 by Google, I thought it would be important to go over how exactly to keep it secure. It is worth noting the Chromecast really isn’t all that safe, there are some measures you have to take outside of the Chromecast itself to make sure to secure Chromecast and isn’t letting anyone get in to your home network.
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Main advantages and disadvantages of VPN protocols

Advantages and disadvantages of VPN protocols

Getting started with a VPN service leaves you with some questions, mainly what VPN protocol to use. Well sadly there is no universal standard for everyone as needs differ from person to person. One individual may value privacy over speed and another may want speed to take priority. It can be a little confusing at first when taking into account all of the acronyms at use but with some simple research it should all begin to make sense. Luckily there should be a protocol out there that offers exactly what you need with little compromise. Let’s see what are the main advantages and disadvantages of VPN protocols.
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Why does Google captcha appear while using a VPN?

Google Captcha

Many people are often concerned about an issue with regard to Google Captcha when they use a VPN. The reason is that this has happened on a regular basis for many users. If you are worried about maintaining your anonymity and protecting your identity online, here is what you need to know about this Google Captcha if you have seen it while searching for content on Google.
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Unblock Viber with VPN

Unblock Viber

It was brought to our attention that Viber has been blocked by some mobile phone service providers, internet providers, or even countries. But there is still a solution to unblock Viber.

Unfortunately Viber is restricted in many countries of the Middle East. One of them is Saudi Arabia. In March 2013, Saudi authorities, warned Viber and other encrypted messaging services that they will be blocked if they resist to be monitored. Therefore, on June 5, Viber has been blocked because the entrepreneur Mr. Talmon Marco refused to provide the data requested by Saudi officials.
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List of UK only websites

UK only websites

Being abroad and still having access to all information sources you visit home in the UK, is a wonderful thing. We all know by now there are a large amount of services only accessible from within the country. That’s why when you try to access your favourite website, the one you visit regularly, and you see the message popping up that makes you aware that the page you are trying to access is not available in your region, that means it is one of the UK only websites. And it can be a pain if you are an expat.
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List of restricted websites to everyone other than US citizens

List of restricted websites to everyone other than US citizens

It’s good to know that when you travel or when you move to another country that you could still have access to the websites that you used to or to the greatest and biggest websites on the internet. US only websites are some of the most popular online resources that offer some great, well produced content. In the same time there are a lot of restricted websites in the USA.
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Hide IP on Android

Hide IP on Android

Having a credit card or bank information stolen from you even as long as 10 years ago was something almost unheard of. However, today, this is another matter, one in six people fall victim to an identity crime. This involves the stealing of corporate information, private bank information, credit card information or even simply your name, social security and address. That is all a criminal needs to take over your life, live it up, buy whatever he wants, and create havoc with your credit history and all of your private information. This is precisely why users of Internet devices need to hide IP on Android phones.
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How much does VPN slow down Internet connection?

vpn slow down internet

A VPN allows you to hide your IP information and to encrypt your connection so hackers, phishing scammers and fraudsters can’t access your private information when you are surfing on the Internet in a public hotspot. Another reason why you would use a VPN is to access sites that are forbidden in certain countries. These could be movie websites, political news sites and even financial news websites. Despite these advantages, many potential VPN users are concerned with how VPN affects Internet speed. So does a VPN slow down internet?
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Best VPN server locations

Best VPN server locations

Most new adopters of VPN services usually find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to determining which are the best VPN server locations. It is important to reaffirm the fact that the geographic location of your VPN service provider’s servers has a profound effect on the benefits you may accrue. For starters, selecting a VPN server that is close to your current location has significant effects on your connection speed. In addition, in order to enjoy other internet services that are geographically restricted you need to subscribe to a server from that region.
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Is VPN legal?

Is VPN legal?

Is VPN legal? Yes it is! Contrary to popular public opinion, VPNs are perfectly legal in almost all countries. According to recent global trends, internet regulations are being enacted with the sole aim of increasing internet monitoring. For instance in America file-sharing will soon be monitored, and in the UK plans are underway to monitor and store all internet-communications. In order to counter this increased government surveillance, most people are opting to subscribe to VPN service providers to ensure their privacy.
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