It’s Tech Tuesday – Long Island has just suffered through Snowpocalypse and I’m spending my time trying to lock down my iPhone instead of enjoying the snow…. a typical tuesday in my world.

Using a VPN on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? If your using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer maybe you should also have one installed on your iPhone. Here’s a quick video I made running through how to turn on the VPN on your iPhone…

I’ve been using a VPN on my phone for the last few months. Is it protecting me?

No clue, but just the same I turn it on whenever I am on a public wifi hotspot, especially when making calls over public wifi. At least this prevents eavesdropping as the VPN encrypts the data stream that my call is being made on.

Installing and using the VPN function on the iPhone is real easy but I am finding that you have to manually turn on the VPN constantly. The iPhone will drop the VPN connection whenever you move to another hotspot or change cellular networks. My VPN claims it is an iPhone issue.

So even though I recommended on a previous posting that you use Opera Mini as your browser on the iPhone, if you plan on using Safari or making phone calls on a public wifi network, turn on your VPN (if you have one).

Here is a site of publicly reviewed VPN’s. MyVPNreviews.com

I use a VPN by Astrill.com. Here is their manual on how to setup their VPN on the iPhone…
Astrill L2VPN Manual Apple iPhone – it’s fairly easy to do.

A VPN for your iPhone –  that’s this week’s tech tip. I will post some quick tips each week that may (or may not) help you get more productive, stay secure or just solve some small nagging problem in your daily computing activities so check back here every tuesday or subscribe to the blog to have your weekly tips delivered straight to your inbox.

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