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Instant messengers in China 2016

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In our modern world communications are extremely important. And instant messengers are very popular today all over the world.

So what are the most popular Instant messengers in China?

Let’s ask Google Trends and compare world’s leaders.

First let’s compare

  • Skype
  • Whatsapp
  • Viber
  • Momo
  • Wechat
  • Line

Among these services Skype, Whatapp and Wechat are leaders but…

Let’s add another Chinese messenger and you will be surprised!


As you can see QQ is number 1 in China!

As for now (January 2016) the next messengers are not blocked in China:

  • QQ
  • Wechat
  • Momo
  • Weixin
  • Whatsapp
  • Youni

Unfortunately, Skype and Viber are blocked in China. A good solution to unblock them – use VPN.

How to open sites in restricted countries in mobile phone

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Internet censorship is a serious problem for Internet users in many countries. Middle East and China are one of the most affected regions is the world. Lots of most popular websites are blocked here due to many reasons.

Pornography and gambling websites are banned. Skype, whatsApp, Viber and VOIP services are restricted too. Also there are many different blocks and limits.

So how to see all these blocked sites?

There are many possible solutions to resolve this problem, such as:

  • DNS
  • proxy
  • translations services
  • Google cache
  • wayback machine
  • VPN

The most reliable and secure solution is using VPN service.

5 reasons to use VPN for unblocking sites

  1. This is completely safe and private
  2. 100% encryption of your traffic guaranteed
  3. Absolutely anonymity
  4. No supervision
  5. No monitoring

A great advantage of VPN service is that it can be used on mobile devices and gadgets. Once you created vpn tunnel on your device you can unblock sites.

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Why VPN works for accessing blocked sites?

Most restrictions in countries with government supervision are based on geo location and your IP address. As soon as you can change your IP address you can avoid these restrictions.

How to change IP address:

  1. Move to another country where there are no limits.
  2. Use VPN service to mask IP address.

VPN tunnels hides your real IP address making you secure, safe and anonymous on-line.

At the same time you can access any blocked site you want.

How to use VPN in mobile Phone?

There are two main methods to use VPN mobile device:

  1. Use application
  2. Setup vpn connection manually

The fist way (mobile pplication) looks simpler but you need to be very careful! You cannot be sure what exactly the application performs on your device besides making a vpn tunnel. Remember great words:

While you are not paying for the service – you are a product, not customer!

Very often free applications collect your data and show you lots of advertising. If you do not want to be a victim you can consider the next solution:

Setup  VPN manually.

This is fast and easy to do. Using step by step setup guides you will need only a few minutes to make a vpn tunnel from your gadget.

How to setup vpn on Android

To create new vpn tunnel

    1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
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3.Tap Add VPN Network
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4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

How to setup vpn on iOS

To make a new vpn connection in your iOS device you need to do the next:

1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
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2. Click Add VPN Configuration

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3. Choose PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail

Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

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4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen

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Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

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Security Risks in Mobile Networks: is VPN a solution?

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Without a doubt, the use of mobile networks is here to say. In fact, the design of mobile phones continues to get better as mobile phone manufacturers invest a lot just to be ahead in the competition. But whether we like it or not, there are a lot of security risks while you are enjoying the advantages of this latest communication technology.

So far, the biggest security risk in mobile networks is loss of privacy and stealing of personal information, especially when you are browsing the Internet in a public Wi-Fi zone. No matter how secure your operating software is, you are still not totally safe. Smartphones may have security features against robbers, but not against hackers and online thieves.

To give you a better idea, imagine exposing yourself in a crowd of total strangers such as train station or coffee shop. Once you visit a website or make an online transaction, it’s like telling them all your personal details. As compared to using broadband network, your data via Wi-Fi is being transferred via wireless connection. Everyone is using the same network.

The problem arises when a third party tries to intercept your data. And because the network system is not capable of detecting interceptors, your online activities are exposed. As an additional problem, you and everyone in that area don’t have any idea that your data can be stolen. This is why you should use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

As the name suggests, VPN allows users to use a public network privately. It hides your real IP address by assigning a temporary IP address while you are using the network. But unlike other ways to browse the web anonymously, VPN traffic is highly encrypted. This means that no third party can easily intercept your data and you are now secured.

In case you are not yet aware, many business owners use VPN to protect their vital information. They allow their employees to access their data while working in remote areas using Wi-Fi. But if you also plan to use VPN, you should know which type of VPN is applicable for your needs. You don’t want to spend money for something you will not use.

And although you can use a free VPN, don’t expect the same quality of service you can get from the premium ones. First of all, free VPNs also need money to maintain their service and they get it via advertisements while you are using their service. You should not also expect a free VPN to have a stable and fast connection, as well as great customer service.

Again, the use of smartphone is now becoming a part of our daily lives.  It is also a necessity for faster communication and searching for information. On the other hand, online safety should not be taken for granted. So far, VPN is still the best way to secure your data. Just like the old saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure.”

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How to open blocked sites in Android tablet or mobile phone

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Problem of Internet censure became more and more topical in many places in the world. Especially in the Middle East. Locals and tourists cannot open blocked sites and use such services like Skype and Viber. And these blocks turn to real problem.

Today we will discuss how to unblock sites on Android so far as in 2015 Android has the largest installed base of all operating systems with over 1.5 billion end users. This is more than Windows, iOS and Mac OS X devices combined.

Top solutions to access blocked sites on Android

Among the most popular solutions to access restricted websites on Android device are :

VPN Application vs VPN Service

VPN Application pros and cons

+ fast and easy in use

+ free to install

+ no technical knowledge are required

– Obsession Advertisins

– Possible Hidden security risks

– Covered payments

– Implicit functions.

VPN Service pros and cons

+ no additions installs needed

+ only Android OS features are used

+ no hidden payments

+ no advertising

+ affordable price

+ no implicit functions

+ 100% safe and secure

– You need to buy vpn account

– You need to create vpn connection by yourself.

Described below must help you to decide what is the best choice for you.

To help you to make a decision we share a simple step by step guide how to setup vpn connection in your Android device without any special applications.

You can be sure that this is absolutely safe!

VPN setup guide for Android device

To make a new vpn tunnel on Android device:

1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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3. Tap Add VPN Network

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4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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5.  Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect.

For connection to vpn server:

1.    Select Home > Menu > Settings

2.    Tap Wireless & networks

3.    Tap VPN settings

4.    The VPN connections you have added are present in the list

5.    Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)

6.    A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

Also we are happy to offer you special 30% discount code for Sahrzad visitors!

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Don’t miss your chance to stay secure and private online and access any blocked website wherever you are!

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From Sahrzad’s blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/how-to-open-blocked-sites-in-android-planshet-or-mobile-phone/