Have you ever been trying to browse a site, only to find out that you’re being blocked due to your geographic location? This can be a huge annoyance, as you can’t very well pack up and travel to another country just to look at a website. Sometimes it’s a YouTube video that has had restrictions placed on it, or perhaps you want to login to your Netflix account and watch a movie in another country. If you’ve ever ran into this, you might want to check out TunnelBear.
TunnelBear is a VPN that will allow you to trick a server into thinking you are located either in the UK or the US (depending on your preference). All packet transmissions are encrypted, so you don’t have to worry about someone getting hold of your login information when accessing various sites. It is a free app, though you are limited to 500MB per month, with the option to participate in Twitter promotions to get an extra 1GB of bandwidth to use. You also have the option of paying a monthly fee for unlimited bandwidth.