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Simple Port Forwarding Free 3.8.5

Take control of your internet connection with this port forwarding configuration tool

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 30 January 2014
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Downloads To Date: 3633
Developer: PcWinTech.com
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Simple Port Forwarding 3.8.5
Tweak your router's port settings with Simple Port Forwarding

Adding a router to your computer setup provides a quick and easy way to share a single internet connection between multiple computers, but it can also lead to a variety of problems. Computers that are connected directly to the internet make use of various ports when used for online gaming, web browsing, instant messaging, VoIP and other internet activities. When multiple computers are connected to the same router, these ports have to be shared and this can lead to some online tools and program failing to function correctly.

Add to this the fact that most routers include built in firewall that effectively close down certain communication ports, and many people start to run into problems. Port forwarding enables you to open up communication channels, but this is not always easy when using a router's front end.

Simple Port Forwarding, as the name would suggest, has been designed to make the configuration of port forwarding settings as easy as possible. There is built in support for hundreds of different routes, including models from Netgear, D-Link and Linksys.

In just a few easy steps you can use the built in port settings to quickly configure your router to allow a range of programs to access the internet. Should you find that the program you are using is not listed, you can still manually add new entries as required.

The Pro version of the program provides access to an even larger list of pre-defined settings and makes it easy to configure your computer to use a static IP address. Once you have spent time configuring your own computer, you can then share the settings with friends and family if you have purchased the Pro version.

Verdict:

An impressive tool that makes light work of an area of networking that many people find incredibly tricky.

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Spektrel Art is a stand-alone program and Photoshop plugin which transforms digital photos into "magical art that glimmers and gleams with intersecting lines of tapered light".

What does that mean? Essentially it applies a configurable mix of effects, enhancing edges, smoothing backgrounds and emphasizing colours. Take a look at the thumbnail for one example, and the official product page has more.

Spektral Art works much like any similar tool. Open an image, click one of the thumbnails to apply a particular preset, or click a few buttons and drag some sliders to fine-tune the results.

There's surprising scope for variation, too. For example, just switching from the "Light" to "Dark" theme can transform a bright and friendly image into something dark and sinister, at least in some cases (results vary depending on the source image).

Please note, the demo version doesn't allow images to be saved.

SPECIAL OFFER: as we write, the developer is offering Spektral Art for free. The offer expires August 29th. Please note that you must provide your name, address and phone number to receive your free license.

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