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With iOS 9  Apple opens the gate to a new type of apps that will surely please the end-users. The so called content blockers are not only blocking ads, they may also block tracking scripts, sharing buttons, cookies and many more. The result is that websites load faster (some apps advertise that the loading speed increases 3-5 times) and, finally, they save bandwidth. Just take a minute and think how useful is such a feature when browsing the Internet in the airport while waiting for your next flight.

It is important to notice that this feature works only in Safari. And it will  probably stick to Safari only. It is hard to believe that Google, for example, will allow content blockers in Chrome and sabotage their AdWords/AdSense services.

If you are running iOS 8.x or previous versions, the content blockers are not available. Also, even if you have iOS 9 installed  the ad-blocking apps do not work on devices with a 32-bit processor (such as iPhone 5c and iPad 2) due to hardware restrictions by Apple.

You should pay attention to the fact that some manual settings have to be performed, otherwise the ad-blocking app will not work. More precisely, once you install the app, go to Settings > Safari and scroll down to Content Blockers. Switch on the content blocker(s) of choice. [click to continue…]

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The 2015-2016 edition of the UEFA Champions League is about to start on 15th of September. The defending champions, FC Barcelona, will try to win the second title in a row, something no team has succeeded so far since the new format of the European Champions Clubs’ Cup was introduces in 1992.

Several clubs will fight for the trophy. Real Madrid is looking strong and the new coach, Rafa Benitez, is confident. It is probably the last chance of J.Guardiola to win UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich. English teams also have their chances. Manchester City has a perfect start in Premier League, Chelsea made some important transfers this summer and Manchester United is simply one of the most important clubs in the World.

Let’s not forget Athletico Madrid, Paris-Saint Germain or Juventus. They have important arguments for getting to the final stages of the competition.

The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final will be played on 28th of May 2016 at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.

Who do you think will win UEFA Champions League 2015-2016? Share your thoughts in the comments.

If you are a regular UEFA Champions League watcher you may find the following info useful: UEFA Champions League 2015-2016 Schedule & UEFA Champions League 2015-2016 Standings. [click to continue…]

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The 2015-2016 edition of the Bundesliga starts on 14th of August 2015 and ends on 14th May 2016. The defending champions, Bayern Munich, will try to win its 24th Bundesliga title and the 4th in a row.

Will Bayern Munich succeed? This is the main question regarding the new season of Bundesliga. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

It is going to be an interesting season, with several teams trying to stop the Bayern supremacy. Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04 will surely fight hard to find themselves on the top of the table at the end of the season.
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Premier League TV Channels 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 edition of the Premier League has started on 8th of August. The defending champions, Chelsea, will try to maintain their place on the top of the table, but they have strong opponents.

Manchester United seems to be back to their traditional form. The made some important transfers and the coach, Louis van Gaal, has no room for mistakes. Manchester City looks like a mature team and they will surely fight for the second title in the last three years.  Arsenal has just won the Supercup against Chelsea and may have their chances to the title. We should not forget Liverpool. They may be the surprise of the 2015-2016 season after finishing the last season on the second place.

Who do you think will win the 2015-2016 season? Let me know in the comments. [click to continue…]

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Are you looking for a good free iOS VPN app? You have arrived to the right place. This article lists some of the best (if not the best) apps that are completely free, offer free traffic or free trial. I have tested the apps myself and I have to say that all the apps below are good. They do the basic task, to connect to a VPN, but they also come with additional features and benefits. Take a look below and find the one that suits you best.

Free iOS VPN apps

Don’t forget: if you know other free iOS VPN apps don’t be shy and share them in the comments!

Betternet – Unlimited Free VPN

Betternet is probably one of the simplest VPN apps available and it’s free. Actually, it is ad-based. Betternet does what is supposed to do: creates a VPN connection between your iPhone or iPad and a VPN server, thus encrypting your Internet traffic.

Free iOS VPN - Betternet Unlimited Free Vpn iTunes

The usage couldn’t be more straightforward. The first time you open the app you need to install the VPN profile (necessary for all VPN apps at installation). Next, click on the Connect and you are done. [click to continue…]

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The 2015-2016 edition of the La Liga is about to start on 21st of August. The defending champions, FC Barcelona, will meet Athletic Bilbao on 23rd of August. It will be the third game between these teams in less than 10 days after they meet in the Spanish Supercup on 14th and 17th of August.

No doubt, it’s going to be an electrifying season. FC Barcelona will try to win its 7th title in the last 10 years. Real Madrid is looking strong and the new coach, Rafa Benitez, is confident. Athletico Madrid will surely fight for the title as there is no half measure for Diego Simeone. Also, Seville and Valencia will not stay aside. After watching the UEFA Supercup between Barcelona and Seville (5-4 after extra time) I dare to say that Seville may be the pleasant surprise of the 2015-2016 La Liga season.

Again, we will have the pleasure to watch L.Messi and C. Ronaldo as shining stars. It is an exceptional rivalry and we are lucky to have them on our TV screens every week.

If you are a regular La Liga watcher you may find the following info useful: La Liga Schedule & La Liga Table. [click to continue…]

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I’m not a fan of online games, but, from time to time, I like playing room escape games. Some of them are simply brilliant and you get minutes (or hours) of pure entertainment.  You may find below a list of my favorites 50 best room escape games. Enjoy them and if you know others please share them in the comments!

  1. Crimson Room – The well known escape! The game that popularized the genre. It has to be no.1!
    Room Escape - Crimson Room
    [Crimson Room Walkthrough]
  2. Swan’s Room – One of the best “escapes”! Escape from the Swan’s room. But you must find some things first.
    Escape Swan Room[Swan’s Room Walkthrough]
  3. Viridian Room – Created by the same Japanese software house that created Crimson Room, Fasco-CS, you have new mysteries to solve before getting out of this one.
    viridian-room[Viridian Room Walkthrough]
  4. Escape Series #1: The Car – Get yourself out of the locked car! Very funny and easy.
    Escape Series The Car
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How to Watch Tour de France 2015 Live Online

 

“Le Tour” or “Tour de France” is one of the greatest sporting events of the year and you don’t have to be a cycling fan to enjoy the competition and the beautiful landscapes. The mountain stages are so spectacular and I truly admire the riders for their extraordinary efforts.

This post lists the channels that broadcast the Tour de France both on TV and online. 

The 2015 Tour de France is the 102nd edition and starts on 4th of July with the final stage on 26th of July. The Tour is scheduled to start  in Utrecht, Netherlands.

In 2015 there will be several rule changes:

  • Time bonuses are back. The three first finishers of stages (from second to eighth) earn bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds respectively.
  • Sprint competition points system also change. A stage win will be worth 50 points instead of 45, second place awards 30 instead of 35 and third 20 instead of 30.

In order to get the latest news and updates regarding the race I recommend bookmarking the Tour de France official site. [click to continue…]

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How To Watch WTA Finals Singapore 2015 Live

The WTA Finals is the last major tournament of the year for the best women tennis players in the World. As it gathers the “crème de la crème”, matches are great and the competition is fierce. Thus, it is a must-see for all tennis fans. This posts lists several options to watch WTA Finals Singapore 2015 live both on TV and online.

Firstly, some information about the WTA Finals. The tournament features the top 8 single players in a round-robin format and top 8 doubles teams in a single-elimination draw. Starting from 2014 til 2018 WTA Finals are hosted by Singapore.

The players qualified to the WTA Finals are not necessarily the top 8 from the WTA rankings. There are a separate rankings that take into consideration only the results from the current year (2015).

Serena Williams was the winner in 2014, after she defeated Simona Halep. It was her fifth WTA Finals title. Actually, as you can see below, she is undefeated from 2012. Will Serena Williams win again this year? What do you think?

2005 France Amélie Mauresmo France Mary Pierce 5–7, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2006 Belgium Justine Henin France Amélie Mauresmo 6–4, 6–3
2007 Belgium Justine Henin Russia Maria Sharapova 5–7, 7–5, 6–3
2008 US Venus Williams Russia Vera Zvonareva 6–7(5–7), 6–0, 6–2
2009 US Serena Williams US Venus Williams 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
2010 Belgium Kim Clijsters Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
2011 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Belarus Victoria Azarenka 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
2012 US Serena Williams Russia Maria Sharapova 6–4, 6–3
2013 US Serena Williams China Li Na 2–6, 6–3, 6–0
2014 US Serena Williams Romania Simona Halep 6–3, 6–0

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How to Watch Australian Open Live in 2016

The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year and it will be followed by Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open. If you are tennis fan you surely want to see the best players in the World fighting for the Australian Open title. This post lists the channels the broadcast the matches live and also presents several options to watch them online.

The 2016 edition of Australian Open takes place between 18th and 31st of January.  It consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play.

Novak Djokovic was the winner of the men’s single in 2015, after a 4-set match against Andy Murray. It was his eighth Major Singles title and his fifth at the Australian Open.

In the women’s single Serena Williams is the defending champion. Will Serena Williams win in 2016? Or will Maria Sharapova get back on Serena? We will see, while enjoying the tournament.

Back to the 2016 edition, you may find the tournament schedule, news and other related info online on the Australian Open site. Additionally, here are some other useful links for tennis fans interested in overall rankings:

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