Software and Apps Finder™'s guide toFrom mobile apps to Virtual Private Networks, this is’s hub for all your software needs.

When it comes to technology, hardware tends to get the bulk of the attention. New mobile phones are shiny, laptops are powerful and smartwatches bring the power of a computer to your wrist. But the unsung hero of any gadget is the software it runs; the code that allows it to do all the wonderful things we've grown to love from our technology.

Not only does software deliver the core experience of a device, but it can also completely change how you use a technology. VPN software lets you unlock a world of possibilities, from unlocking a full US Netflix library or just adding an extra level of security for your internet browsing.

Meanwhile, the arrival of the App Store for iOS devices and the subsequent rise of Google Plays store has completely changed how software is distributed and monetised. Here at finder, we're all about helping you get more from your technology by offering detailed comparisons of the best technologies the world has to offer. And that includes the software that makes your gadgets great, from platforms like iOS and Android to dedicated apps for productivity, travel or more.

So if you’re still curious about the difference between iPhone and Apple Watch apps, or still wondering what on earth a VPN is, then strap yourself in and let us introduce you our vast selection of how-to guides and product guides.

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It’s one of the most irritating notifications on the internet, “This video is not available in your country”. With these handy tips on bypassing geographical restrictions, you’ll never miss another The Walking Dead trailer or sports highlights video again.

Got that sinking feeling that your online activity is being monitored? Last year, purchasing a VPN would not of been on most Aussie internet users’ radars, but with the federal government passing data retention laws earlier this year in the name of national security, more and more people are looking to VPNs for a secure browsing experience. Let us find the right VPN for you by tailoring it to your needs (and budget!).

With all the options available, choosing a VPN can be overwhelming. And, like any internet-based service, it’s easy to be suckered into paying for an inferior product. We’ve researched long and hard to find the best VPN services to offer and compared them side-by-side.

With all the fuss this year surrounding the Apple Watch launch, it’s easy to get dazzled by the bright and cheerful marketing. Too often, Aussie consumers are making the plunge into smartwatch territory (at the behest of their wallets) without stopping to ask exactly what a smartwatch offers. In this article, we explore the many apps that help you make the most of your latest wearable purchase.

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