What’s a virtual private network, anyway? [Deals]

Trust in an industry-leading VPN: surf the web anonymously and without restriction
Trust in an industry-leading VPN: surf the web anonymously and without restriction
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There’s a good chance you’ve heard about virtual private networks, or VPNs, but have no idea what they are. VPNs are, in essence, a way of establishing a secure and direct connection — like one you might have between two computers in the same office.

Using fancy techniques like dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols and encryption, a VPN distributes a connection that runs according to the same security and operational rules as that direct connection, only it’s distributed through a public network — namely, the internet.

This app takes the friction out of sharing files [Deals]

CloudApp makes it easy and seamless to share your image files with anyone.
CloudApp makes it easy and seamless to share your image files with anyone.
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When you’ve got a lot of pictures to share with friends and colleagues, it can quickly turn into a mess of shared folders, resizing and reformatting. CloudApp is a premium app designed to make sharing photos a seamless, drag-and-drop affair. It’s an easy way to get your content where you want it and fast, and right now you can get CloudApp for just $24.99.

To work with data, you have to learn SQL [Deals]

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It's time you enlisted in SQL Bootcamp.
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In today’s digital job market, data is king. Learning to work with the vast oceans of data that inform today’s enterprises of all sizes can be intimidating, but one thing you can be sure you’ll need to know is the SQL database language.

Knowing how to build and manage databases is one of the most lucrative skills you can add to your resume, and right now you can learn learn SQL inside and out when you sign up for this SQL Bootcamp for only $49.

Avoid hitting walls online, try a different DNS [Deals]

StreamJack

When you connect online, it’s through a Domain Name System, or DNS. Depending on which DNS network you use, you could be faced with various types of restrictions like blocked shows and sites, or run the risk of your data and identity being exposed to theft. StreamJack offers a proprietary DNS network that bypasses many of those issues, offering the chance to get access and anonymity no matter where you log on for just $29.

Stop searching, we’ve got the iPhone case you want right here [Deals]

Get everything you want from an iPhone battery case and more, including cutouts to sync your phone without removing it.
Get everything you want from an iPhone battery case and more, including cutouts to sync your phone without removing it.
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With a device as popular as the iPhone, the countless peripheral products that become available make it hard to find the right one for you, and cases are no exception. Lucky for you, we’ve found four of the sleekest and feature rich iPhone 6 and 6S cases you’ll ever find. Now you won’t have to spend days searching out a case that can keep your phone charged and protected in a style that suits your own.