Mar 20, 2017

WhatsApp Brings Back Text Status: Here's How To Use It

WhatsApp did Snapchatification of its most viewed feature the 'Status'. The new status allows you you to set image or video as your WhatsApp status. But soon after the launch of this new feature it wasn't accepted by the users just like the old text status. Most people didn't like this newly launched feature and in return they stopped to update their statuses. It is clear that the new status feature is a complete failure that's why WhatsApp just brought back the old status. However the new and old status features can be used simultaneously.

How to Set Text Status in WhatsApp

  • Download WhatsApp 2.17.111 APK and install it.
  • Open the app and go to 'Settings'. Tap your profile pic.
  • Here you will see 'About and phone number'. Tap it to open.
  • Now tap the pencil icon to edit your WhatsApp text status. You can also add emoticons. Finally tap 'OK' to set the text status.

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WhatsApp Now Supports GIF Insertion From Google's Gboard

GIF was the much anticipated feature that appeared on WhatsApp in October 2016. With this new feature we can now send GIF images on WhatsApp. However WhatsApp takes these images as video files. With further updates the many GIF images came as part of WhatsApp. Now we don't have to manually search and share GIF images because WhatsApp has got its own GIF library built into it. It is quite quick to share since we don't have to search and share in the chrome browser.

Now most android phone's use the stock Google keyboard which is now known as Gboard. With older versions we were unable to insert GIF images from Gboard in WhatsApp chats. Doing so always thrown an error as "this text field does not support GIF insertion from keyboard". Now with the newer version this error doesn't appear anymore. We can now successfully use Gboard to search and insert GIF images into WhatsApp chats. For this you don't need to open the Google app or chrome browser and the search will occur in the keyboard app itself. 


How to Insert GIF Images From Gboard on WhatsApp

  • Open any chat and tap the text field to open the Gboard. Now long tap the 'emoticons' key on the keyboard.
  this text field does not support GIF insertion from keyboard
  • Tap the 'GIF' option and insert the images of your choice. You can also use the in-built search option to find more images.

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Mar 19, 2017

Get Moto G5 Plus Launcher on Moto G4 Plus or Any Other Android Phone

Moto G5 Plus has been finally launched by Motorola and will be hitting the stores worldwide soon. Currently, it is being sold in India on Flipkart and the same day the 16 GB model went out of stock. Moto G5 Plus comes in 2 variants, the one comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage. While the another one comes with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. Unfortunately, the NFC model is not coming to the USA. USA will get the non-NFC variant of G5 Plus. It will go on sale in Spring 2017. It is already on sale in the UK on a retailer's website for £169.


Moto G5 Plus is now coming with a Google pixel style launcher in which there is no app drawer menu icon. You can access the app drawer by just swiping up the screen. The newest launcher has transparent background and bigger app launcher icons. The icons visibility is great because of large size and it doesn't hurt your eyes unlike Google now launcher with white background.

The good news is that you can now install the Moto G5 Plus launcher on almost every android phone running android 6.0 or above. Be it your Moto G4 Plus or any other android smartphone. What you have to do is to download the launcher APK and install it on your android phone. Then tapping the home button will give you the choice to select the new launcher.

Download Moto G5 Plus Launcher APK

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If you are installing this launcher then do tell us about your thoughts afterward.

Mar 7, 2017

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Review: Recover Deleted Files On MAC and Windows

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a data recovery software to recover deleted and formatted data from any kind of storage device like computer or laptop hard drive, external hard drive, pen drives and memory cards, digital camera, mobile phone, music player and other storage media.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a powerful file recovery software because it supports all kinds of storage devices and their formats whether they are FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT etc. The best part is that it provides two types of scans one is ‘Quick Scan’ and other is more advanced the ‘Deep Scan’. Quick Scan quickly scans for the recently deleted files so that you save yourself from scanning your storage devices for a long time, when Quick Scan fails, ‘Deep Scan’ comes into play.

The deep scan intelligently scans the sectors of hard drives to recover lost data, but it takes much time to scan and the time depends on the storage capacity.

It does not matter whether you are a MAC user or Windows user, you may have lost your important data at least one time. Media files like pictures and videos taken from digital cameras or phone are number one to come in the data loss category.

But EaseUS is an easy data recovery Wizard is good at recovering your lost, deleted and wiped photos or videos from a corrupt or formatted disk or pen drives. It can also recover files from wiped partition.

How To Recover Deleted Files On MAC/Windows With EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

  • Download EaseUS free data recovery software.
  • Open the program and start a scan. You should select the file type before scanning. You can choose from ‘Audio’, ‘Video’, ‘Graphics’,  ‘Email’ and ‘Documents’.

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  • Now select the location which you want to scan for lost files. It can be C:\, D:\ or E:\ drive.
  • You can also connect USB drives for pen drive data recovery and click the refresh button. Here all your removable and non-removable storage media will be visible. You have to select one location and click ‘Scan’.
  • By default quick scan starts. After scan is completed it shows you the files with a red ‘d’ mark on them which means that they are previously deleted and cannot be recovered.
  • Put a check mark on the those file and click ‘Recover’.

  • A popup will open to select the location to save your recovered files. Do not choose the same location from where files were deleted.
  • If you do not find your desired files then click deep scan. It will take a long time but will show you more files that can be possibly recovered.


Preview and Recover the Files

The scan result interface is divided into 3 parts. At the left is the Directory Tree list, which offers you 3 methods ( by Path, types and Time) to quickly filter the files. The window in the middle displays all the files and folders under the folder selected in the left window with more info (date and type). The window at the right side displays a thumbnail and info for the file selected in the middle window. It provides a Preview option to preview some specific file types in the program.

Features Of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

  • Installs quickly and easy to use interface.
  • Works on MAC and Windows.
  • Allows you to preview your deleted files before recovery.
  • Recover whatever you lost, it is not file dependent.
  • The scanning results can be saved and imported to perform another recovery without scanning again.
  • The software is completely safe and does not overwrite your files.
  • Restore deleted files to any storage device like SDcard or flash drives or external hard drives.
  • Also works on Windows server.
  • Deep Scan feature takes time but it really discovers deleted files.


Buy EaseUS Data Recovery Software

Let us know if you have any queries about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Do remember that EaseUS data recovery comes with 1 GB free trial mode. To unlock the full potential you need to buy the software. Good news is that you have to buy this software for only 1 PC just once. There are no renewals required. 1 PC license costs only $69.95 and it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. So, if you are not satisfied with the data recovery performance of this software then you can get your money back.

Mar 3, 2017

Moto G4 and G4 Plus Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update in US

Good news for Moto G4 and G4 Plus users in the United States as the phones are ready to receive the android 7.0 Nougat update. Android 7.0 Nougat update will bring many UI enhancements and performance improvements to your Moto G fourth generation smartphones. With android Nougat you will be able to use split screen view on your Moto G4 Plus which is one of the most useful feature. Other useful features inlcude swipe to shrink, a new boot animation, lock and unlock your phone with the fingerprint sensor, direct reply to notifications.

This newest software build comes with December security patch. Google assistant may debut on your Moto G4 plus as Google has confirmed official rollout of the Google assistant in the US. Keep the Google app updated and tap the home button to activate the Google assistant.

The update weighs around 800 MB in size having a build number NPJ25.93-13. If you phone is facing screen burn issues then this update will not fix it.

To update your phone go to 'Settings>About phone>System updates'. Make sure that the battery is charged to at least 60% before installing the update.

Mar 1, 2017

Moto G5 and G5 Plus Launched at MWC 2017: The First Ever Moto G Series With Full Metal Design

Motorola has just launched the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at the MWC 2017 which was held in Barcelona on 26th Feb. The fifth generation of the Moto G smartphones now come with a full metal design and have an aluminum backplate. Both these smartphones may go on sale in March 2017. Both these smartphones share common specifications but some are different in the more premium Moto G5 Plus. And the good news is that the Moto G5 and Moto G5 plus are officially coming with Google assistant which has just started to roll out for non-pixel devices since 26th February 2017.

Moto G5 and G5 Plus Specifications, Price and Official Release Date

1. CPU & GPU: The Moto G5 is powered by a lower-end Snapdragon 430 chipset, 1.4 GHz cortex- A53 octa-core CPU, and Adreno 505 GPU while the G5 Plus comes with Snapdragon 625, 2.0 GHz cortex-A53 octa-core CPU, and Adreno 506 GPU which was expected in its previous version. Snapdragon 625 is known for its low power usage profile.

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2. Battery: The Moto G5 comes with a 2800 mAh removable battery while the G5 Plus comes with a 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery that can provide a whole day backup without recharging again. Both these Motorola smartphones support fast charging.

3. RAM & Storage: The Moto G5 will come in two models that are 16 GB and 32 GB. The 16 GB model actually has 2 GB of RAM while the 32 GB model has 3 GB of RAM. The Moto G5 Plus will come in three models 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB with an option to choose from 2 GB, 3 GB, and 4 GB or RAM. The storage is further expandable to 256 GB via a micro SDcard. The variants are market dependent.

4. Screen: The Moto G5 features a 5 inch full HD IPS display with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. While the G5 Plus features a 5.2 inch full HD IPS display with 424 PPI. So the display is actually sharper than the previous G series smartphones. According to Motorola's Spain website, the G5 plus has AMOLED screen, but we can't confirm this as of now. An AMOLED screen was much anticipated for this smartphone lineup but it is still not confirmed whether Motorola Spain's website has put this information by mistake or not.


5. Android Version: Both the fifth generation of Moto G smartphones come with android 7.0 out of the box. However android 7.1.1 is the latest android OS. Both these smartphones come with January security patch updates. However, updates will be rolled out just after the official release.

6. Camera: The Moto G5 equips a 13 MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. While the Moto G5 Plus packs a better camera with a 12 MP Sony IMX sensor with dual autofocus pixels. The same camera sensor is used by Galaxy S7 but camera performance is not comparable to Galaxy S7 because of hardware limitations on Moto G5 Plus. Both these Motorola smartphones have 5 MP selfie cameras and dual tone LED flash on the primary camera. The Moto G5 Plus can record 4K (2160p) videos while the former one is limited to full HD (1080p) recording only at 30fps. Neither of the two smartphones has optical image stabilization (OIS).

➜ What's New in The Fifth Generation Moto G Smartphones

1. Fingerprint Gestures: On both Moto G5 and G5 Plus the fingerprint sensor is not just limited to locking and unlocking the phone. With some settings, it is possible to completely hide the navigation buttons from the screen and use some fingerprint gestures to open up the app drawer and navigate through apps via fingerprint reader's swipe gestures.


2. NFC: With NFC one can use his/her android smartphone to make payments. Only Moto G5 Plus has NFC and in the USA NFC will not debut on this model.

3. 4K Video Recording: This time 4K video recording has been added to Moto G5 Plus. The high-quality Sony IMX sensor records 2160p videos at 30fps.

4. Metal Design: The fifth generation Moto G smartphones now have all metal design which gives them a premium look. The Moto G4 lineup was criticized for its plastic body, but the G5 series doesn't look any cheap because there is no plastic chassis this time.

5. Dual Pixel Camera: The standard Moto G5 model has a 13 MP PDAF camera while the Moto G5 Plus has 12 MP dual pixel camera. Its camera sensor is supposed to be Sony IMX which can shoot sharp images with vibrant colors. Lack of OIS will not give produce good photos under low light.

6. Google Assistant: Moto G5 and G5 Plus are the second android smartphones to get the Google Assistant support after Nexus and Pixel devices.

➜ Moto G5 and G5 Plus Price and Availability

The Moto G5 is priced at $200 dollars and the Moto G5 Plus starts at $229 and may go up to $295 dollars for the 3GB-32GB model. The Moto G5 will go on sale in the U.S. in March 2017 while the plus variant will come in late April. In India, Moto G5 Plus may come on 15th of March 2017.

Feb 25, 2017

Motorola Moto G 2015 Gets January 2017 Security Patch Update

Good news, Moto G 2015 also knows as the Moto G3 has received yet another maintenance update which the January 2017 security patch update. After its launch it was said that Motorola Moto G3 will not receive security patch updates on a monthly basis making the device vulnerable. But Moto G3 has received the January security patch update even much earlier than the Moto G4 Plus whic is still running the December security patch.

Previously Moto G3 got two maintenance updates simultaneously which installed July and October security patch updates. It is a wise idea to keep your android phone updated with android security patches as they increase device security.

The build number of new update is 24.216.12.en.03 and it only weighs 11.1 MB in size and takes hardly ten minutes to install. It is just a security patch update and doesn't include any UI enhancements. From security point of view this update should not be skipped at any cost.

To update your Moto G3 with the January security patch update go to 'Settings>About phone>System updates'. After getting the OTA update notification tap 'YES I'M IN'. Select Wi-Fi or mobile network and download the OTA and install it.

Motorola Moto G 2015 Gets January 2017 Security Patch Update         


Feb 20, 2017

How to Convert a Dual Audio Movie to Single Audio

A dual audio movie is a specially encoded video file which has more than one audio languages. Modern Blu-ray movie discs are now coming with multiple audio languages support. So, you don't need to buy the same movie again if you want to watch it in some other language. Media players, DVD, and BD players provide an option to select the desired audio language with 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby digital surround sound.

Older media players may or may not support dual audio movies. However, they play the movie with the default language only without giving an option to change the audio track. Dual audio movies perform well also on android smartphones and iOS devices. The only thing you need is a compatible video player app. Most of the time it may happen that you do not need the multiple audio languages and just want to convert the movie to a single audio. This is the case when you try to convert movies or videos for your android or iOS devices.

However, there is actually no need to convert a dual audio movie to single audio because you can still convert any dual audio movie for your smartphone, tablet or iOS devices while preserving all the audio languages. In this tutorial, we will teach you how you can convert any dual audio movie to a single audio of your choice.

How to Convert a Dual Audio Movie to Single Audio With DVDFab 10

  • Download and install DVDFab 10 from this link. Please note that DVDFab 10 is shareware software. To get the full functionality of this software you have to buy it.
  • After installing DVDFab open it. Now you will see the main program. See the image below for important functions.

convert a dual audio movie to single audio
  • Now click the '+ Add' button and load your favorite movie or video file with dual audio.
  • Then click the 'MP4' button to select the output video format. You can select the right format from a list of various video formats. DVDFab also supports device specific video conversion. Read DVDFab 10 review.
  • After loading the video in DVDFab converter click the audio language selector button 'EN AC3/5.1'. Select the desired audio language. You have to select at least one audio language. However you can select all audio languages so that the original audio languages remain preserved in the converted video.
  • Click the 'wrench' icon to modify video settings like resolution, frame rate, video quality and volume. Volume can be increased to 500%.


  • Finally select the save location and click the 'Start' button to convert the video.
  • After conversion go the location where the converted video is saved.

The converted video can be played on your PC, android or iOS devices. Read this tutorial.

Feb 16, 2017

Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Standard: Password Recovery Tool For Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Recently you have changed the login password of your Windows PC, but forget to memorize it. Now you are unable to login to your administrator account. Without the password you can not unlock your Windows PC and will suffer problems. In this situation you may try to re-install the Windows OS, because doing this will wipe the entire C:/ drive which also contains the password, or you may try to find some password recovery tool for Microsoft Windows. But re-installing and re-configuring the Windows software is time consuming and you do not want to loose all your installed programs and settings, secondly unauthorized Windows password recovery tools doesn’t have 100% success rate.

Review: Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Standard

There is an useful software known as the Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Standard Tool that works on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 which can be used to reset lost Windows admin passwords. It is quiet easy to use and works with all desktops and notebooks.

Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Standard: Download or Buy

How To Use The Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Standard

  • Download and install the software on another computer which is not locked.
  • You should have a blank CD/DVD or a USB flash drive for creating a bootable recovery image.
  • Open the program and either choose CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive to create a bootable media. After selecting the media click ‘Burn’.
  • You can also select the Advance Recovery Wizard in which you can choose the right Windows OS. After making your selection click ‘Burn’.
  • After creating the bootable media insert/plug in to the older locked computer and change bios settings to boot from the CD/DVD or USB that you have created.
  • After booting you will see a password manager screen like this below.
  • Choose the user account whose password you want to remove. Click "Reset" to proceed.
  • You have removed the password, Click ‘Reboot’ and logon to your system without any password.
  • After successful login take control of your PC from the control panel by setting a new password.

This is the review of Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Standard which is an excellent tool to remove your lost Windows computer password. It is best suited for home and office use, however it has some limitations like you can not create bottable USB, no support for Windows Domain users etc.

But if you want more functions than you can choose from ‘Professional’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Ultimate’ versions of the same software which provides different functions, the Ultimate version is the top most product with all functions.

Give It A Try Or Buy

Before you can buy it you can try it. After using it makes you feel that it works for you then you can buy it, the product comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. It costs only $19.95 for 1-3 PCs and this 50% offer is valid till 31st March 2017.

Advantages

  • Easy to use password recovery tool for Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows server 2012/2011/2008/2003.
  • 100% success rate.
  • Works with USB flash drives.
  • Support almost all file systems like FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, etc.
  • Windows password recovery process is completely safe and non-destructive with no data loss.

If you have any doubts then reply via comments.

Feb 6, 2017

SurfEasy VPN Review: Make Internet a Safer Place, Hide Your IP and Browse Anonymously

SurfEasy is a Canadian based VPN service provider which is now a part of Opera Software ASA. Opera is the developer of the Opera Mini web browser which was the only browser for multimedia phones in the past. SurfEasy is the only free VPN that officially works in a modern browser as well as on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows. By default, the free version can be found in the PC version of the Opera browser. It is the only VPN that is also available for Google chrome as a browser extension. In this post, we are going to review SurfEasy VPN but first, we should start with an introduction of the Virtual Private Network.

What is a VPN and what it does?

VPN abbreviated as Virtual Private Network is a network security technology which encrypts your internet traffic. It not only encrypts your internet traffic but also hides your original IP address. Basically, a VPN uses a private server address which lets you connect to the internet in a secure manner. Whenever a request is made from a VPN-enabled device then the request gets encrypted. This encrypted information gets transferred to the VPN server via your original ISP. When this encrypted request reaches the VPN server it gets decrypted which in return delivers search results on your phone or PC.


The interesting thing here is to note that when your internet traffic gets encrypted then it is almost impossible for someone to see what actually you are viewing on the internet. This technology prevents spam attacks and man in the middle attacks. Even your ISP doesn't know what sites you have visited. Another benefit of a VPN is that you can safely connect to unsecured open public Wi-Fi networks without worrying.

And the final and most important use of it is to remove internet censorship. Some websites and services remain blocked in various countries. If a website is blocked in your country then you can't visit it via your original IP address. But a VPN can unblock websites by changing your IP address that points to some other country other than yours. With a Virtual Private Network you can watch region specific content that may be blocked without a VPN.

SurfEasy VPN Review: Hide Your IP Address, Unblock Websites, Browse Internet Anonymously


1. Encryption Technology: SurfEasy uses bank grade OpenVPN protocol for encrypting your internet traffic. The same encryption technology is used by US military and big financial institutions to protect sensitive information. At present, SurfEasy supports IPSec for iOS, OpenVPN for Android, Amazon, Desktop and HTTP Proxy for Browser Extensions. SurfEasy currently provides 256-bit encryption on iOS only. It will be available soon for other software platforms also.

2. Multi-Device Support: When you purchase SurfEasy then you can use it on 5 devices simultaneously with 99.95% uptime. So with SurfEasy you can secure your smartphone, PC, gaming console or your smart TV at the same time.

3. Multi OS Support: SurfEasy has dedicated apps and software for android, iOS, Amazon, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, and Chrome browser extension. You can download the right VPN client software for your device to secure it from internet threats. Opera browser for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS comes with free VPN service provided by SurfEasy. However, in Opera browser, you can't select your VPN location because it is auto selected.

4. SurfEasy Account: You can create a SurfEasy account to manage your VPN service. After logging in to your account you can download apps and software for various operating systems. You can also see the list of devices that are using your VPN account. You can add/remove devices anytime to make room for newer devices. If SurfEasy registers 5 devices in your account then you can't use it on a sixth device. To use it on a newer device you have to delete at least one device from your SurfEasy account. You can also upgrade your existing plan from your account anytime.

5. Servers List and Location: SurfEasy has a total of 25 server locations. They claim to have 1000 VPN servers operating in these 25 locations. All the major locations are covered including the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, France, Germany etc. The servers have 99.95% uptime so you will not face any connectivity problems.


6. Plans and Pricing: SurfEasy VPN offers only three plans. Ultra ($6.49/month), Total ($3.99/month) and Mobile ($2.49/month). The 'Total' and 'Ultra' plans secure up to 5 devices while the 'Mobile' plan is only for one mobile device. The 'Ultra' plan includes additional regions and torrenting support. So you are free to choose among these two plans. If you only want to use SurfEasy VPN on your android or iOS device then choose the 'Mobile' plan. This plan is a little bit expensive than Avast secureline for android which comes at $1.99 a month and works on more than one mobile phone. You can read avast secureline review.


7. Try Before You Buy: You can use free 500 MB VPN data from SurfEasy before actually buying their service. You can earn extra data if someone buys their service from your referral link. SurfEasy doesn't provide a 30-day money back guarantee.

8. Logging Policy: SurfEasy doesn't log your browsing history. They can not identify you via your originating IP address because they do not log it. However, they monitor some bandwidth to assist you with billing and support. They use temporary usage data for troubleshooting. This data is completely deleted once the troubleshooting is finished. Read their full privacy policy here.

9. Unlimited Data: All plans of SurfEasy VPN provide unlimited data, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited server switching. You don't need to worry about data capping because it doesn't exist.

10. Customer Support: SurfEasy VPN has a friendly customer support. The customer support can be contacted via your account or any app for a particular device. Your SurfEasy account lets you chat live with a support agent during working hours. If live chat is unavailable then you can submit a request to receive support via email.

11. IP Leakage-Proof: Some VPNs leak your original IP address. If your original IP address is leaked then there is no point of using a Virtual Private Network. But SurfEasy VPN is IP leakage proof. We have tested this with Roesler's WebRTC test page.

12. P2P Support: SurfEasy VPN supports P2P file sharing and torrenting on its 'Ultra' plan. This is the only VPN after avast secureline that support peer to peer connections.


SurfEasy VPN for Android

The SurfEasy VPN app for android creates a secure encrypted internet connection with just a single tap. The android app is easy to use and have all the functions located at one place. In the app you can select any VPN location from 25 locations anytime. Also you can enable 'Wi-Fi' security for unsecured, public, and open Wi-Fi. Whenever this option is enabled then you can connect to unsecured Wi-Fi networks without worrying.

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You can also use a widget on the home screen to quickly change the VPN server. From the app, you can also select SurfEasy optimized VPN server which will automatically select the location.

SurfEasy VPN Pros

  • Strong encryption technology with OpenVPN protocol.
  • Supports 5 devices simultaneously.
  • Supports P2P file sharing and torrenting.
  • Also available for a single mobile device.
  • It is a no log VPN. Your browsing history is not logged at all.
  • Dedicated user account to control your service. Add or delete devices anytime in your account.
  • Unlimited data transfer on every plan.
  • 25 VPN locations with around 1000 servers.
  • Only one of the best VPN service which supports a wide list of operating systems.
  • Friendly customer support with live chat option during work hours.


 Buy SurfEasy VPN

You can buy SurfEasy VPN by going to this link below.