Maintaining your privacy online is paramount nowadays and keeping your activities safe and secure means one should be using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), especially when connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
One simple and easy VPN for Mac is PureVPN, which calls itself “the world’s fastest VPN service”. Once you’ve signed up for PureVPN, all you need to do is download the Mac app and login with your credentials (there’s also apps for iOS, Android and more).
When we say PureVPN is simple to use, we aren’t kidding. There are five modes to choose from: Stream, Internet Freedom, Security/Privacy, File-Sharing and Dedicated IP. It’s nice there are simple modes to select from based on the type of online activity you’re trying to keep private.
For Canadians looking to access Netflix USA, it’s really easy with PureVPN. The Netflix USA library has titles not available in Canada due to geographical licensing restrictions. But with PureVPN, you can expand your streaming library with just a click or two.
When you select the mode ‘Stream’, just search for what online video service you want to geo-unlock. There are a variety of services but just type in ‘Netflix US’ and you’ll see it on the list. Once you click it, PureVPN will work its magic, connect online for you, and all you have to do is visit the Netflix website (if you’re already logged in, you’ll begin to see the USA library).
Here is a screenshot of the Netflix US library, while signed into a Canadian account. You’ll see titles not available in Canada, which you can start watching right away.
As a Mac VPN, PureVPN makes it really easy to use on your Apple computer (it also is very simple to use on your PC of course). You can easily connect and disconnect with one mouse click. Streaming was possible in HD with minimal lag or buffering.
For those curious about a speed test while connected to PureVPN in ‘Stream’ mode, check it out below, via Speedtest.net (tested on Shaw 300 Mbps internet)z:
When using mode ‘Internet Freedom’ and connected to a server in Canada, below is a screenshot of download speeds, which are good:
PureVPN offers over 2,000 servers worldwide and the company is based in Hong Kong, meaning they are not required to store any data or keep logs. The company offers 5 devices to connect simultaneously under one account, has 24/7 technical support and also offers a full 31-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
A special offer for iPhone in Canada readers is available, with a 2-year plan working out to just $2.88 USD ($3.82 CAD) per month at 74% off, or about the cost of a coffee per month.
Don’t get caught using open and unsecured public Wi-Fi—get a VPN today to secure your privacy and browsing history.
Click here to jump on the PureVPN deal while it’s still available.
Thanks to PureVPN for sponsoring iPhone in Canada this week and helping to keep the lights on.