App-a-Day: TunnelBear

Wednesday 5-13-2015


Hey camel! Guess what day it is?! Today is Wednesday, that means it’s hump day! …Unless you live in Asia, in which case you’ve already passed the hump and well on your way to the weekend already… Congratulations you lucky future people!



Speaking of Asia though.... With great power come great responsibility as there are certain costs for living in the future and getting to experience Thirsty Thursday before the rest of us in North America. What costs do you speak of you ask? Well, let’s see...



Do you live in a country where internet censorship is commonplace? Have you ever been frustrated because you couldn't reach some of your favorite sites or programs due to your location? Do you care about protecting your privacy and having the peace of mind of knowing that your network is always secure? Do you want to check out an app because it just looks freakin' awesome??



If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should definitely check out today’s app, TunnelBear. TunnelBear is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) app that harnesses the raw power of a ferocious grizzly bear to help users tunnel around pesky censorship walls, fend off unwanted network intruders, and viciously maul down requests from tracking services so they won’t even have a chance to load their pathetic scripts on your computer/mobile device.


That’s right, your TunnelBear will literally sprint out and MAUL down intruders and tracking requests! Is that even legal??




Using the app, you get your very own personal “Tunnel Bear” that acts as your virtual bodyguard and tunneler.. Tunneler. Is that even a real word? Anyways.. what that means is that the bear will dig a tunnel from wherever you are now to a new location in select countries around the world. That new location is where your VPN is now set up. So if you live in Beijing and wanna watch some funny cat videos on YouTube (YT is censored in china), TunnelBear will help make that happen by tunneling your virtual network to somewhere in the US, where YouTube is obtainable and your desire to binge on cat videos is socially acceptable. It’s okay, we understand you.



VPN services are traditionally rigid and boring. We use it sometimes because we have to. Every time we use it, we always wish we didn't have to..

TunnelBear did the unthinkable and made using VPN cool! They made it fun. They thought about the the sentiment and the emotions their product evoked within its users and innovated around the fundamental user experience. That’s how you make a killer product. If you haven't already tried the app I highly recommend you go download it now. I mean, who wouldn't want to see a fierce looking grizzly bear maul advertisers and shoot lasers beams out of its eyes?? I need more of that in my life.



In summary; The TunnelBear app is a straight gangsta looking, easy to use, feature packed VPN service that is guaranteed to be the most fun and entertaining VPN you’ll ever use. TunnelBear is perfect for mobile/web users who live in areas where a lot of online content is blocked or for people who just want a secure internet connection to protect against exploitation from outside intruders. The app is free to download and comes with 500MB of free usage per month (1G is you tweet about it). The unlimited plan for iPhone costs $2.99/mo or $29.99/yr. Pretty good deal if you ask me. So go download the app and try it out for yourself.


Happy Hump Day!


Written by: Andy Feng

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