The number of smartphones users is growing globally — that is no secret. But what is secret is the fact that this also puts us at risk of data theft. Forget data theft for a second, the internet has a gazillion articles on it.
Did you know that no matter what country you are in, there is a likelihood that you somehow somewhere a section of content is blocked for you. It is unethical, even illegal in some cases. But in order for targeted sales, companies divide the content up.
Sometimes for political reasons, this happens sometimes for promotional reasons but the point of matter remains: we have right to unrestricted access to content on the internet.
Your geographical location should not determine what you see and what not. It should be up to you.
You can break this cycle by using a VPN service. A VPN is an app that hides your IP and sets you up with fake location so that you can access what would be otherwise hidden.
Here are five outstanding VPN apps for iPhone users. Since we all know iPhone doesn’t allow a lot of ‘playing around’, we tediously dug up these apps.
ExpressVPN is one of the best iOS VPN apps out there. It has a special component for downloading torrents and other P2P activities. ExpressVPN offers good speed for video streaming as well. It has more than 2,000 servers based on more than 100 locations in the world.
ExpressVPN does not have a free trial but they cover it by offering 30-day money back guarantee. So either way you are covered. Some people say that the pricing is a bit on the higher side but if you take a look at the features, it is all worth it.
NordVPN is probably the securest and most solid VPN app for iPhone users in the world. NordVPN employees a unique but effective technique of encrypting your data twice, the process is called double encryption.
Once you buy their subscription, you can use it for six different iOS device at one time. It is reasonably priced as well as proficiently designed. Some say that its speed is not as good as ExpressVPN but it is good.
3. Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access (PIA) is a solid VPN app that is very competitively priced. At $3.33 to $6.95 per month, it is certainly very affordable. PIA has a zero-log policy and don’t store your data at all.
In addition to quality VPN services, they have a tool called MACE for ad blocking and enhancing protecting against malware from browsers. PIA is easy to use and even easier to setup.
IPVanish uses 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and makes torrenting easy and secure. IPVanish is a VPN app for the pros. It has various features like auto IP address circulation and AES. It has more than 40,000 interchangeable IP addresses.
As an iOS user, you get a free 7-day trial period. Although some people have criticized it for having a difficult interface but it works and people are using and liking IPVanish.
PureVPN has more than 750 servers in 145 countries. The Hong Kong based VPN company is massive by all standards. PureVPN has great features and a good balance between speed and security.
There is a seven day money back promise, if you don’t like what PureVPN has to offer, you can simply revoke your order and get your full money back — no questions asked.
Originally published at technologynews.info on December 11, 2018.