It's that time of year again guys and gals
- Added guidance on
how to use Amazon Fire Stick with AirVPN, to the guides section. An update from Staff on this, that it can be used with Android Eddie!
- Added a mini-guide by Staff on how to test for traffic shaping being carried out on your connection, to the guides section.
- Added a notice about the availability of Eddie for Android, to the getting started section. Along with why it sadly won't be coming to iOS until Apple changes its policies.
- Added clarification to the getting started with AirVPN section, that a valid e-mail address is NOT required.
- Added clarification to the same section as above, that the login name is what's used for Eddie and not the forum display name. Thanks giganerd and co.
- Added Staffs recommendation for potentially making online gaming through AirVPN more responsive, by changing buffer sizes, to the after downloading Eddie section.
- Added notice to Other Noteworthy Resources section, that AirVPN does not make use of paid-for reviews. Unlike so many other VPNs.
- Added AirVPNs expansion on the debate surrounding transparency and security through obscurity. Added to the security question in First Questions section, point 10.
- Added corrado's alternative VPN client for Linux users, to the Other Noteworthy Resources section. It's very impressive work. Thank you for your contribution.
- Changed (the 1 instance) use of hooktube links to regular youtube links, in the Other Noteworthy Resources section. It was meant to be more private this way, but hooktube has since then been kneecapped.
- Removed links to BestVPN in the Other Noteworthy Resources section. Air was #1 for Encryption, Tor-use & loglessness while Douglas Crawford was writing and still is, following any honest review. Now it's solely paid-for reviews and since Air doesn't pay for any reviews, competitors get put on a highly dubious pedestal. Besides the very flaky review criteria; how can a Pros and Cons list contain "Pros" of a temporary type such as "XYZ has a Christmas sale of 75% OFF!" ? Thus not worth any consideration.
@salacronix I'm sorry, I don't know. But feel free to create your own thread regardless .
@ironmikezero Thank you, that's excellent to hear!
@JimTheOwl That sort of thing is usually in the Guides/How-To section of my guide. There's a discussion about it for MacOS here. A how-to for GNU/Linux here. Regardless of OS, it is NOT recommended. If you only hibernate your PC instead of shutting it down completely and Eddie stays on, then at least on Linux and Windows, you won't need to re-enter a password.
Besides all that, I thought it could be fun to summarise some of the biggest things which happened with AirVPN in 2018. There's no newsletter that I know of and since I basically live on the forums anyway, then why not help everyone else keep track of the biggest changes, since they're so easy to lose sight of . I might do it again next year if it's worth it.
AirVPN in the year 2018
- AirVPN started out 2018 by adding the ability for users to manage their keys for all their devices. A very welcome feature, for many users. Do remember to re-login your client after changing keys .
- After starting out with only a few experimental servers, AirVPN successfully managed to upgrade all AirVPN servers to what is now called "Gen2" servers. These support the IPv6 protocol and other additions, such as "tls-crypt". Tls-crypt makes it much harder for outsiders to block or throttle a VPN connection. Here's an excellent explanation by Staff.
- Finally Eddie comes to Android! This has been asked for by so many people and it's great to no longer have to rely exclusively on third party apps. Although iOS users will remain in a pinch here.
- A new country was added: JAPAN. Obviously quite a popular request, now seen through. It's a little unclear if Austria was added this year or not, woops.
- 2018 was also the year where Air underscored its commitment to cryptocurrencies, by removing the middlemen in Bitcoin transactions and accepting it directly!
- AirVPN was also found rebutting a famous article online about how VPNs are meant to be untrustworthy. AFAIK this is the first time Staff answer directly to a non-forum party.
- This year it was Airs 8th birthday. In that time, the amount of Bandwidth and Online Sessions only seem to increase.
- Lastly, as can be expected, AirVPN clarified some points in its Privacy Notice, now that the EU GDPR is in effect.
- Server additions to individual countries: many, I think.
- Further, I believe there was a stealthy updating of IPB.
Happy New Year to everyone
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