This highly rated VPN keeps your internet data safe [Deals]

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Windscribe VPN
This VPN works as a combination of desktop app and browser extension, for layers of protection on unlimited devices.
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If you’ve spent any time on this site, you know we’re big fans of VPNs. That’s because they’re an essential tool for making sure your private information stays private. But they can sometimes be confusing to use, and limited in what devices they’ll work on. So we recommend this versatile VPN as a way of staying safe and anonymous online, on any device.

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A good VPN adds an essential layer of security to your Mac.
A good VPN adds an essential layer of security to your Mac.
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Enhance your iPhone with sweet savings on 4 awesome apps [Deals]

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Save big on private phone numbers, VPN protection and more for your iPhone.
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Your iPhone comes out of the box full of potential. But a lot of that potential requires having the right apps. To put you on the right track, we rounded up some of the best iOS apps around — and all at the best prices.

From consuming content offline, to staying safe and anonymous online, to getting a secondary “burner” phone number and more, these top apps give your iPhone new capabilities. And they’re all going for anywhere from half to more than 90% off their usual prices.

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Use Dashlane password manager to double down on iPhone security.
Use Dashlane to double down on iPhone security.
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If you're off to college, get ready to keep the contents of your iPhone safe.
If you're off to college, get ready to keep the contents of your iPhone safe.
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Stay secure and anonymous online with this powerful, discounted VPN [Deals]

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PIA Mac iOS
This powerful VPN is full of security features, easy to use, and works on up to 10 devices at once.
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When you go online, you face tons of lurking threats to your security and privacy. You also can encounter annoying content restrictions based on your location or IP address. All these problems can be addressed by a virtual private network, so why aren’t you using one?

Lockdown brings open source firewall to iOS

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Lockdown secures your iPhone with a firewall.
Lockdown secures your iPhone with a firewall.
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Lockdown Apps is a new firewall app for iOS. Like Guardian Firewall, which we covered last month, Lockdown uses iOS’ VPN framework to intercept all incoming and outgoing network traffic, and allows you to block connections to any address.

Unlike Guardian Firewall, Lockdown operates entirely on your device. It is also open source.

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Dashlane's built-in VPN makes online security a snap.
Dashlane's built-in VPN makes online security a snap.
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You know you need to get a VPN, and this ranking site helps you make an informed choice of provider.
You know you need to get a VPN, and this ranking site helps you make an informed choice of provider.
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Everybody needs a VPN in their life these days. Like Surfshark Mac VPN.
Everybody needs a VPN in their life these days.
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