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Getting a new 24-inch iMac? You still need a VPN — here’s why.

Getting a new 24-inch iMac? You still need a VPN — here's why.

In case you haven’t heard, Apple’s new 24-inch iMac is an absolute dreamboat of a desktop — and those colors? *chef’s kiss*

“With its fun aesthetic, compact size, smooth performance, and more,” it basically “begs to be used anywhere but the office,” says tech reporter Brenda Stolyar, who bestowed Tim Cook’s latest M1 machine with a coveted Mashable’s Choice Award after taking it for a test drive. (Here’s the full review of the new iMac.)

But for everything the new iMac can do, there’s one thing you won’t find under its hood — or that of any Apple-made computer, come to think of it — and that’s some sort of technology that can protect you from online snooping. Enter: virtual private networks. Read more…

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OUR TOP PICK

ExpressVPN

This well-established, esteemed (and slightly expensive) VPN is an excellent all-rounder that we recommend for basically every platform, including Mac.

  • Monthly plan: $12.95/month
  • Six-month plan: $9.99/month (billed $59.95 every six months)
  • 12-month plan: $8.32/month (billed $99.95 every 12 months)


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BEST FOR TONS OF FEATURES

NordVPN

A popular provider with a plethora of features, NordVPN stays relatively affordable if you stick with its base kit.

  • Monthly plan: $11.95/month
  • Annual plan: $4.92/month (or $59 for your first year)
  • Two-year plan: $4.13/month (or $99 for your first two years)


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BEST CHEAP VPN

Surfshark

Wallet feeling a little light after you upgraded to the new iMac? This promising young VPN has all-in-one plans that start at just $2.50 a month.

  • Monthly plan: $12.95/month
  • Six-month plan: $6.49/month (billed $38.94/month every six months)
  • 24-month plan: $2.49/month with code surfsharkdeal (billed $59.76 upfront, then annually after the first 24 months)


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BEST VALUE

Mullvad VPN

This open-source VPN with a reasonable monthly flat rate takes a strong stance on privacy, but movie-watchers and gamers should steer clear.

  • Flat rate: €5/month


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BEST FOR RELIABILITY

Private Internet Access

Basic but well-built, PIA boasts an absolutely massive server network for a speedy, smooth user experience.

  • Monthly plan: $11.95/month
  • Yearly plan: $3.33/month (billed $39.95 every year)
  • Two-year plan: $2.69/month (billed $69.95 every two years) + two months free


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BEST FOR STREAMING

CyberGhost VPN

Skirt Netflix’s annoying geo-restrictions with the help of this zippy, user-friendly VPN and its top-notch support team that’s cheap if you’re willing to commit.

  • Monthly plan: $12.99/month
  • Annual plan: $3.99/month (billed $47.88 every year)
  • Two-year plan: $3.49/month (billed $83.76 every two years)
  • Three-year plan: $2.25/month (billed $87.75 every three years)


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BEST FOR VPN NOVICES

TunnelBear

Come for the bears, stay for the security and simplicity.

  • Free plan: $0 (only 500MB of browsing per month)
  • Monthly plan: $9.99/month
  • One-year plan: $4.99/month (billed $59.88 every 12 months)
  • Three-year plan: $3.33/month (billed $120 once)


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BEST FOR PRIVACY PROS

ProtonVPN

No one is more committed to keeping you anonymous online than ProtonVPN, an open-source option offering tons of features at a premium.

  • Free plan: €0/month for 1 medium-speed connection and servers in 3 countries
  • Basic plan: €4/month (billed €48/year) for 2 high-speed connections, servers in 43 countries, P2P support, and access to geo-blocked content
  • Plus plan: €8/month (billed €96/year) for 10 highest-speed connections, servers in 55 countries, P2P support, access to geo-blocked content, NetShield ad blocker, Secure Core VPN, Tor over VPN, and streaming support
  • Visionary plan: €24/month (billed €288/year) for all Plus plan features + an advanced ProtonMail account


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