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Sometimes the internet can be so frustrating. There is so little privacy and freedom on the web. So many of the websites you visit track you and collect information on you. Even your internet service provider keeps a record of all the sites you visit! And not only that, often there’s a TV show or movie you want to watch, but it’s blocked because it’s a US TV show or movie and you live in Canada, or vice versa. TunnelBear to the rescue! There IS an app for that!
TunnelBear to the Rescue: Surf Privately from Anywhere In the World!
Go to http://ow.ly/wTlxu now to download the free TunnelBear app and create a free account. The app is available for iPhone, Android, iPad, PC, and Mac. One TunnelBear account can be used on one laptop and two mobile devices. I set him up on my iPad right away. TunnelBear is adorable – when you’re not using his services, he sleeps in his tunnel.
TunnelBear installs settings on your device.
Once the settings are installed (with the TunnelBear app open), if you’re on an iPad or iPhone, tap VPN under Settings, flip the switch to on (green) and tap the configuration you want: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States. Being in Canada, I chose the United States first, so I could watch US Netflix!
I can even hook up my iPad or laptop to the TV (with the right cables) and watch on the big screen! Watch your favourite shows, sports games, music, and movies. I can access Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, Sports Networks (NHL Centre, MLB), Spotify, and more! What’s the most popular tunnel? Yes, you guessed it, the same one I went to first, the United States. If you haven’t had access to US Netflix yet, you’re missing out! Disney titles galore, and new seasons of series we don’t have access to on Canadian Netflix!
Once your TunnelBear is set up, you have 500MB of free tunneling each month. Want more? No problem! Tweet @TheTunnelBear to receive an extra GB. I did, and the GB dropped into my TunnelBear app in minutes.
TunnelBear is a VPN (virtual private network) service. He acts as a “middleman” between your internet connection and the computer, encrypting your connection and allowing you to browse privately. And he’s Canadian; TunnelBear was created in Canada in March of 2011. Today there are more than 2.3 million tunnelers (TunnelBear users) around the world, in 154 countries!
Don’t wait. Check out TunnelBear today! And don’t forget to follow TunnelBear on Facebook and Twitter
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Have you been frustrated by lack of privacy and restrictions on the internet? Have you tried TunnelBear yet? Let us know in the comments.