What is a free VPN trial and why is the best VPN feature you must hunt down?

In life, things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend by your side. And, so happens in the online world. Just after you install a powerful antivirus, you can rest assured that no virus will be able to infiltrate your device, and right after you got yourself the best VPN to encrypt your online activities, your device will turn into a fortress. Since I am here to talk tech, it’s time to reveal some precious information on what are the best VPN services out there, what is a VPN trial, and why you should start your VPN journey with one.

I am not sure if you’re aware, but you’re on a Transylvanian blog, and we do things differently around here. We like stories, legends, and myths, so before digging into the tech-related talk, I owe you a Transylvanian story on why a VPN trial is an important thing you should look for in your future provider.

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How to install OpenVPN on Mac – All available options

This tutorial guides you on how to install OpenVPN on Mac using Tunnelblick, Viscosity, or the OpenVPN Connect Client.

As the OpenVPN project only offers a Mac client application for their business server (named OpenVPN Access Server), an alternative solution needs to be discovered to be able to connect to an OpenVPN server (Community Edition).

This article briefly explains what OpenVPN is, what are its advantages, what are the differences between the OpenVPN Access Server and the Community Edition server, what is an ovpn file, and how to set up an OpenVPN client on Mac.

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What is VPN split tunneling and how to easily set it up for your VPN connection

Split tunneling or VPN split tunneling is a technology that gives control over which data is encrypted and sent through a VPN and which data stays unencrypted.

The great advantage of split tunneling is that you may use a VPN only for those applications that need to take advantage of the VPN benefits (browser, torrent client, streaming app) and let the other apps access the Internet directly.

For example, you may stream content from a service that is blocked on your location, whilst using the same device to access a food delivery app on your regular Internet connection that will be delivered to your house.

This article explains what VPN split tunneling is, how does it work, how to get it on your devices, and lists several VPN services that offer split tunneling.

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What is Onion over VPN? Would you go DEEP into the DARK caves of Transylvania?

The benefits a VPN puts on the table are clearly no news. Yet, what is Onion over VPN (or Tor over VPN), and why would you combine such advanced technology like VPN with another anonymity solution?

Curious much?! That’s great.

The Internet has its dark sides (and also a dark web) you need to be aware of, so knowing everything about what options you have to avoid online dangers is a must.

Combining Tor with a VPN is not a bad idea since using Tor as a stand-alone anonymity solution could cause you troubles.

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How to set up a VPN on a router and get the Internet goodies delivered on all your devices

Although a VPN can be run straight from a computer or a mobile device, it is also possible to set up a VPN on router. This would result in all devices (computers, mobiles, smart TVs, game consoles) on a network going through an encrypted tunnel all the time.

This is a more comprehensive security solution, and although more work is required upfront, it means you don’t have to start up a VPN every time you want increased security. Additionally, bypassing restrictions or unblocking geo-blocked websites it is reduced to connecting to the Internet via the router.

This article explains what is a VPN for a router, what are the pros and cons of this approach, how to get a VPN on router, and lists several VPN services that are suitable for setting them on routers.

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How to watch BBC iPlayer outside UK on iPhone or iPad – Fast and easy!

This short article shows how to watch BBC iPlayer outside UK on iPhone or iPad and how to keep unblocking iPlayer on a regular basis.

You may either access iPlayer from the app or from a web browser. However, iPlayer is sometimes able to detect that you are abroad and blocks your entrance. I will show you how to restore your access.

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What is a VPN for torrenting? Are bad guys invited to the party?

The online world feels like a personal paradise. Do you want to order a random piece of furniture? You can do it within minutes. Do you need to find some information about a famous event that happened 70 years ago? You Google it! Do you need that special image to include it in your PowerPoint presentation, so everything looks just perfect? You download it.

But you know what? There are snakes in paradise. That element of surprise which can turn a simple, innocent action into a horrible reaction.

As we’re moving more and more into the online world, we need to make sure we keep it as real as possible. For that, we have to act responsibly and be aware of how to avoid the online dangers that can ruin our paradise.

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How to test your VPN speed and get the most of your VPN connection

Nowadays, there are many VPNs available and each of them claims excellent service. Privacy and security are the two most important elements you need to check when choosing a VPN, but VPN speed is also very important.

VPNs generally slow down your Internet connection as they route your data through a secure server located in a different region and encrypt your traffic.

The best VPN service providers, however, affect your connection speed very little, enabling you to still enjoy consistent, fast connections.

This article explains what VPN speed is, what are the factors that influence performance while connected to VPN, shows how to test your VPN speed, and recommends several VPN services that are great in terms of VPN speed.

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VPN vs Proxy. An unusual Transylvanian war

VPN vs Proxy – let the better technology win!

I am sure we all like placing bets whenever there’s a competition we’re interested in. We always pray the odds are on our favorite competitor’s side.

Still, gambling with your online privacy and security is not an option. That’s why, when it comes to the battle between proxy and VPN, we need to be aware of a few key information that differentiates these two technologies, before picking the winner of our choice.

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How to install and use a Chrome VPN extension on Microsoft Edge

This short article explains how to install a Chrome VPN extension on Microsoft Edge and lists several VPN extensions that are working smoothly on Edge.

Microsoft Edge, the flagship web browser of the Windows operating system, has entered a new era in January 2020, when the Chromium-based version was launched. The new architecture not only offers features existing in Google Chrome, but it is able to run Chrome extensions.

As this blog is about VPNs, we are especially interested in Chrome VPN extensions. Thus, here is how to get a Microsoft Edge VPN extension.

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