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February, 2018

The most addictive Google Doodle games to waste an afternoon at work

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The hottest new gaming device isn’t a PlayStation. Or an Xbox. Or a Switch. Nope, the best new gaming comes courtesy of your good friend Google.

Yes, you heard it here first. If you’re in need of a new hobby, or some amusement to pass the time between work meetings, or let’s be honest during work meetings, there are a ton of interactive Google Doodle games to cure spells of boredom.

They don’t require a controller or fancy Blu-Ray disks, they’re simple and the best kind of fun for an undercover gaming session right at your desk. 

Look, we get it. Sometimes work isn’t the most riveting. Sometimes you can’t make the math on spreadsheets equal “F U N.” Maybe you just want to play some Pac-Man. Maybe you want to destroy some cartoon ghosts as a jovial cat wizard. Maybe you want to shoot some free throws. Read more…

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The best VPNs for Mac users looking for privacy

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There are a number of reasons why you might want to start using a virtual private network or VPN. VPNs offer many benefits, like getting around geographic restrictions for streaming content. 

They can also help protect your privacy and make browsing more secure (though it’s always a good idea to vet your VPN provider’s claims carefully — some do a better a job than others).

But choosing the right VPN for you can be a daunting task. With so many options, you’ll want to think carefully about which features are most important to you and how much you’re willing to pay. Read more…

More about Apple, Privacy, Security, Mac, and Apps And Software

These are the best VPNs for your Android device

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I resisted the urge to get a decent VPN for my Android phone for years. Why bother with an extra app just to get online, now that internet connections are ubiquitous? 

Over time, however, the scenarios in which I needed a VPN became more common. I needed to check what this or that site looked like from another geolocation. Or I needed to test an app that wasn’t available in my country. But what finally made me cave in was being unable to watch some of my favorite TV shows while traveling. 

A VPN, or virtual private network, provides an additional layer of privacy when connecting to the internet. It’s like using a private tunnel to browse the web, keeping you safe from prying eyes and enabling you to surf as if you were connecting from a server in a different place. Typically, all you need to do as a user is install the app on your smartphone, start it up, choose a server location, and then you can just continue browsing as usual. Read more…

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