I've never subscribed to a VPN service before, the closest thing I've had to a VPN is probably Netshade for OS X. It's staggering how certain anons expect services which actually respect user privacy and anonymity to be free of charge. Protip: Nothing in life is free, everything has a price.
Moving swiftly on though... PIA seems like a steal. I'll definitely look into this.
Activity Monitor is the "task manager" for OS X
Disk Utility is the disk defragmentation and permissions utility for OS X
Network Utility is the network utility for OS X
Terminal is the "command line utility"
DNSCrypt - open, secure DNS client
IceFloor - advanced Firewall UI
Netshade - proxy service with VPN
AppCleaner - uninstaller
BetterTouchTool - more Magic Mouse options
Caffeine - keep screen saver awake
Camouflage - hide icons on desktop
Evernote - cross platform note application
PopClip - customize right-click potions
Transmission - file transfer
Get a VPN client and you can watch it directly on the BBC website. I'm not familiar with PC applications, but if you are on a Mac Netshade works great.
(1) Loosen your tinfoil hat. It's on too tight.
(2) Subscribe to something like Netshade VPN and use it.
(3) Use Private Browsing mode when browsing dodgy content, but using it for daily browsing is overkill.
Me too. A little late for this time, but if it is on again, or if you want to buy a subscription to (like me) you can do this: download a program called Netshade and install it. When you open it, sign up for the free 10 day trial with a disposable email (I use ) use it to set a proxy location, it's just a button (I almost always use their Canadian server) this will let you watch all the games, including the nationally blacked out ones. When the ten day trial is up, completely uninstall it using terminal (they have instructions on their website) and reinstall it again to get another 10 day free trial. I've been doing this, and have been happily watching the Cards in Oklahoma all season. Hope this helps for future games.
I use multiple paid VPN's. Netshade is a good one. But if you're in the market for one, don't go for the big name ones like PIA (Private Internet Access). Corporations are becoming privy to the major VPN clients and blocking their IP's. Most of them have awesome deals around the black Friday/cyber Monday weekend for year-long memberships that will renew at that rate each year. They all do essentially the same thing so just look for one that has a good deal, isn't located in your home country, and doesn't record client logs.
Just an FYI people be wary of using Hola - read this a while back.
I use Netshade, although it's OS X only.
I'm in the states as well. For me, the best way is to use a VPN client which will allow you to watch the tournament right on the BBC website.
I'm not familiar with what works best for PC's, but for a Mac I like Netshade.
There are other threads in /r/snooker that talk about other solutions including a popular Chrome VPN plugin.
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I was planning on buying Scrivener anyway, so I picked up this bundle. I've also heard that DiskTools Pro is good, and someone had recommended Bartender in one of the recent "must-have Mac apps" posts, though I haven't used it.
You can also get all of the mission/loot apps if you are willing to send a tweet about it. Netshade is a proxy server in that list that seems to work pretty well, letting me listen to Pandora from outside the US.