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How To: Take Back the Internet with This Custom DNS & VPN Bundle

In the early days of the internet, if something was there and not password protected, you could see it. In the process of becoming the indispensable work and entertainment resource that it is, the internet also grew the same borders that countries have while also getting less safe for the people using it. If you want to watch something, you have to hope it was available in your country. If you want to keep your information safe, you have to take some extra steps to make sure that happens. The...

How To: Protect Your Information on Up to 10 Devices with This Thrifty VPN

Your privacy is important, especially online. Almost anywhere you go on the internet, you leave a trail of data that companies can use without your permission. VPNs are the easiest way to keep your browsing private and your information safe. Ivacy VPN is one such service, and it's one of the best deals you can get on a VPN because it will cover 5 of your devices for a lifetime, and this is a two-account bundle, so you'll be able to cover 10 total devices for $49.99.

How To: Stay Connected Anywhere in the World with This Compact LTE Hotspot

The ability to stay connected online regardless of your environment is incredibly valuable. Being able to access the internet during a blackout, check your messages while camping, or get in contact with emergency services while you're out in the middle of nowhere can be the difference between a brief inconvenience and prolonged suffering. The DuoTurbo 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot with Complimentary 9 GB Data can give you that easy, constant connectivity, and right now it's on sale for $152.99 — 10% ...

How To: This Smart Phone Mount Is Also a Wireless Charger

Whether you're using your phone's map to navigate or entrusting your passenger with the responsibilities of the mobile DJ, your phone needs a secure place in your car. And if it could charge while it's there, that's great too. The Naztech Smart Grip Wireless Charging Car Mount is exactly what you're looking for if you need a place to keep your phone secure, charging, and able to be used when it's safe to do so. Right now, this adjustable phone mount is on sale for $39.99, an 11% discount.

How To: Hear Your Favorite Songs Exactly the Way the Artist Wanted You to Hear

One of the most frustrating things you can experience as a music lover is to hear a song you've heard a thousand times, only to realize you're not hearing it correctly because your headphones aren't giving you the whole picture. A good pair of headphones will give you the exact music experience your favorite artists want you to have. These S6 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are designed to give you authentic music down to every detail and note, and you can get them on sale for $33.95 — over 60%...

How To: Save Your Most Important Memories Forever with Secure Cloud Storage

Losing your important data can be more painful than losing the hardware the data was stored on. Precious memories, files you don't often access but always want to have, there's so much you store on impermanent devices that you can't live without. Backing up your information to a secure, cloud-based location is the best way to stave off disaster here. Polar Backup Unlimited Cloud Backup Storage will give you an unlimited amount of cloud storage while making the process super easy.

How To: Save Family Photos Forever with This Simple Backup Stick

Losing pictures is a uniquely frustrating experience. You take pictures to remember something, to capture a moment so you can look at it again later. So when you lose the thing that's supposed to be what's keeping your memories safe, it's unfortunate and infuriating. Photo Backup Stick® Universal will keep your pictures safe. Right now, you can get this awesome backup tool for $53.99.

How To: Broaden Your Mac's Horizons with This 5-App Bundle

As great as Macs are, they're often limited by the apps you have installed. Your computer might have the processing power to render a 4-hour movie in the time it takes you to have lunch, but if you don't have the right apps, you're not putting all that power to use. The All-Star Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Pro gives you access to programs that will put your Mac to use and give you the best functionality out of it, and right now this whole bundle is on sale for $49.99.

How To: Read a Book Faster Than You Can Eat Lunch with 12min's Massive 'Microbook' Library

Reading is as gratifying as it is time-consuming, the more you put it off, the bigger your to-be-read stack gets. Eventually, that stack will become a shelf, then a case, and then even if you want to read, who has the emotional fortitude to pick just one from all those unread books. With 12min Micro Book Library: Lifetime Premium Subscription you can read an entire book from start to finish in 12 minutes without losing any of the meaning, and it's on sale now for $39.

How To: Up Your Linux Game with This $19.99 Bundle

When we think about operating systems, we tend to view them from the perspective of a user. After all, most of us have spent a substantial amount of time on our computers, and so we've become more than acquainted with the ins and outs of whatever system we have running on our personal device. But there is one operating system that, while being less commonly used on the user side, is behind a great deal of design and business technology: Linux.

How To: These Ergonomic Earbuds Will Fit Your Ears Comfortably for Truly Immersive Listening

Having earbuds that don't work for you is kind of like having shoes that don't fit. They're never where they're supposed to be, and every second you're using them, you're acutely aware of how much they aren't working for you. And if they fall off, you'll probably step on them. ComfoBuds Pro True Wireless Headphones are the right fit, the right sound, and the right choice if you want to listen to music instead of being distracted by the place your music is supposed to come from.

How To: Learn Python Today with This Discount Bundle

If you've ever wanted to start learning to code but haven't known where to start, then one of the best places is with Python. It's great for introductory programmers, and it's also a must-have addition to the repertoire of anyone experienced in the industry. As of 2019, over eight million programmers have used Python, and the industry has only grown since then, so the best time to start practicing is today!

How To: This Portable Charger Can Completely Recharge Your Laptop

When you're working, in class, or just browsing the internet away from an outlet, the last thing you want is to string your devices along with a portable charger that can't recharge them as fast as you need. The Ultimate Charger: Portable Multi-Device Power Bank is exactly what it says it is — the ultimate portable charger that can power even a laptop at full speed, and it's on sale for $149.99 (it's normally $179.99).

How To: These Wireless Headphones Are on Sale for Memorial Day

When you're listening to music, there shouldn't be anything distracting you from total immersion. That means the only cords you should be dealing with are the crystal clear chords of your favorite song. You should be able to listen to high-quality music without the distraction of static, battery failure, or poorly-fitted headphones too.

How To: Never Search for Apps Again with Setapp

When smartphones were first getting popular, apps were much more limited in scope. Because of that, it was easier to find better programs to do what was needed. Now, in the App Store alone, there are nearly two million apps for you to choose from. When you're just looking for an app that will work well for the task at hand, two million is a lot to sort through.

How To: Read a Whole Book in 12 Minutes Flat with This Subscription

As much value as you can get out of reading, finishing a book takes a while, even if it's a best seller or a unique and valuable piece of work. To save you time while still giving you the value of reading, 12min Micro Book Library: Lifetime Premium Subscription provides access to hundreds of micro-books that can be fully read in just 12 minutes, and you can get it for $39 while it's on sale.

How To: Gain Experience Coding for a Price You Decide

One of the hardest parts of entering the IT and computer science field — other than the difficult material and intense competition — is the time and financial cost of learning everything you'll need. Learning to code isn't just learning one language; you have to learn a variety of languages used for different purposes, and then you have to get experience using them.

How To: Design Your Own Video Games with This Pay What You Want Bundle

"I want to make video games" — Is there anyone who hasn't ever thought that? It's almost universal among gamers to want to get on the other side of the screen and design the games themselves, especially those of us who have played less than impressive games and thought that we could do a better job. But it's hard to know where to start — or how — when it comes to creating our own games.

How To: Browse Privately & Securely with This VPN

If you're looking to improve your browsing experience, then a VPN is the right way to go. If you're tired of censored or geographically blocked sites and wary of companies selling your data, then a good VPN can be your answer to a problem that limits every aspect of your experience online.

How To: Learn to Design Games with Unity for Just $39.99

Game design is among the fastest-growing industries in tech. What once was a passing hobby or niche job has become a thriving industry with a huge variety of work. If you are interested in learning game design, either as a hobby or a profession, then The 2021 Complete Learn to Code by Making Games in Unity Bundle will hold some interest for you — and it's on sale for $39.99.

How To: You Can Learn a Language Together with a Friend by Using Babbel

Learning a new language as an adult isn't just hard because your brain works differently from when you were a kid. You also have to contend with having less time and energy to practice. However, if you're looking to add another language to your repertoire at a pace you decide, then the Babbel Language Learning: Lifetime Subscription for All Languages: 2-Pack will be a useful tool for you.

How To: These Top-Rated Wireless Earbuds Are Only $65

It's frustrating to go and listen to music just to find that your wired earbuds more closely resemble a tumbleweed you can't easily unknot. Cords tangle, are vulnerable, and make it hard to do so many of the things music makes easier — like working out, commuting, and cleaning. The Raycon E50 Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds are completely wireless earbuds that are on sale now for $64.99 — a full 45% off their regular listed price of $119.

How To: Make Excel Work for You with This Training Bundle

Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used tools in the professional sphere. It's also one that's difficult to master beyond a superficial understanding of how to input data. The All-In-One Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle can teach you how to make this multifaceted software into a time-saving utility, and right now, it's on sale for $33.99.

How To: Let This $40 Robot Clean Your Hard Floors for You

Keeping your home clean is an endless battle with time, motivation, and the easy availability of cleaning supplies. That's where the Hard Surface Floor Cleaning Robot Vacuum comes in. This magical device will save you time by automatically keeping your floors clean, never requires motivation, and doesn't require additional supplies beyond occasionally emptying the dust bin.

How To: Master the Adobe Creative Suite for $33

In the creative world, Adobe products have become synonymous with the work you can do using them. Photoshop and Illustrator are staples in visual art, and every other program Adobe offers is similarly adored. However, as beloved as Adobe products are, they can have a steep learning curve, particularly for beginners and for those returning to them after some time away.

How To: Experience the Best of VR Gaming for $99.99

VR gaming has developed rapidly in the last few years, moving from a fantasy to a product you can actually afford. As the VR industry grows, so do the ways you can experience virtual reality. The Dragon VR Gaming 3D Stereo Headset with Bluetooth Controller is the ultimate in VR gaming, offering you top-of-the-line performance for only $99.99 while it's on sale for 50% off.

How To: Browse the Internet Safely for 10 Years with This VPN

There are so many things in place that make browsing the internet difficult. From geographical walls to malicious software and spying — there's a lot to consider any time you do the most basic of functions online. VPN.asia: 10-Year Subscription is a VPN that can streamline your security process and make browsing the web so much easier, and right now, it's on sale for just $79.99.

How To: Learn the Most Used Coding Languages for $30

Learning to code is difficult, but the potential of a little expertise in a few programming languages grants you is worth the effort. Learning to code won't just put you on one career path; many fields, from game design to data science, use coding languages. The All-in-One Coding Skills Bundle can be your start toward mastery of some of the most useful coding languages around for $29.99.

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