Latest news from the VPN world December 2015


With Christmas just around the corner we’ve got some exciting VPN news for December 2015.

I’m always surprised at how the leading VPN providers update their network on a monthly basis and continue to offer the same service for a price that hasn’t changed in years. Prices continue to drop while the service available increases. It’s good news for you the consumer and definitely a great time to jump on the VPN privacy scene.

Without further ado let’s take a look at the latest VPN news from around the world.

IPVanish needs another hole in their belt

IPVanish is getting so big these days they’ll soon be adding extra holes to their belt or more likely be wearing comfortable elasticated waist trousers to fit all they pack into their no log VPN service.

December saw IPVanish expand their network yet again and after a large expansion back in November, it is clear they weren’t about to stop there.

IPVanish Logo

This month they announced another server expansion which saw the total rise from 350 servers to over 400 VPN servers worldwide. This is no mean feat when you consider it’s nearly a 13% server size expansion in the space of a month and as a consumer you’re getting charged no more for this extra capacity.

Extra servers have been added in the following locations:

  • Dallas, USA
  • Seattle, USA
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • France
  • Liverpool, UK
  • London, UK

With over 60 countries covered and 400 servers, there is plenty of opportunities to watch geo-restricted such as BBC iPlayer from the UK and Netflix from the US and other regions. It also enables increasing your privacy regardless of where you live in the world because local servers are never too far away.

As well as expanding the server reach IPVanish were also named as the Top VPN Provider by tech industry website Tech Times and we didn’t need them to tell us the quality of the service as in 2015 we gave them our highest ever VPN service rating of 4.3 / 5 making them our Editor’s Choice.

If you’re after more service for your money and want to take advantage of over 400 servers then follow the link below.

ExpressVPN adds polish to clients

This month ExpressVPN announced updates to their clients for both Windows and iOS.

After updating their Android client last month to v4.7 they’ve followed suit and brought the new features to their iOS client.

ExpressVPN iOS update

The new iOS VPN app introduces an easier to navigate interface with improved functionality that includes:

  • Tailor made recommendations – Custom generated suggestions for the best servers for your usage finding the most reliable and fastest for your needs.
  • Improved design – A slicker interface makes it easier to find the options you need.
  • Improved navigation – Find the servers you want to connect to quicker and easier. Sorting by region and country allows more intuitive use.
  • Smaller size – A massive 90% reduced in the size of the app saving you memory space on your iOS device.
  • Bookmark – Save and bookmark your favourite servers so you can find them quickly in future.

Along with the iOS updates, ExpressVPN has recently updated their Windows client to introduce a plethora of new features. Users can now run a Speed Test from within the program and navigate more easily with their improved interface.

To see what else is new at ExpressVPN follow the link below.

HideMyAss Christmas discount and app updates

If you’re looking for a seasonal bargain on a VPN package then the Christmas deal from HideMyAss might be right up your street. This year they’re offering up to 57% off the cost of their VPN accounts.

If you missed out on the various Black Friday deals from the mass of providers that had deals then now is the time to take advantage.

HideMyAss VPN Christmas 2015 Discount

HideMyAss VPN Christmas 2015 Discount

HideMyAss are offering the following savings on their monthly, yearly and bi-yearly accounts.

  • 1 Month US$9.99 (≈ £6.61) save 19%
  • 12 Months US$5.99 (≈ £3.96) save 48%
  • 24 Months US$4.99 (≈ £3.30) save 57%

All you need to do to take advantage of the Christmas HideMyAss deal is follow the special link below to activate it.

Along with the savings HideMyAss this month updated both their Android and iOS apps.

New features include:

  • Brand new interface and look
  • Automatically reconnect if the VPN connection drops
  • Faster app launching
  • More languages added

If you’re interested in checking out the latest features of HideMyAss or signing up then follow the link below.

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