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Hotspot Shield VPN 2.1.2

Keep your idevice secure online and reduce your data usage

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: iPad, iPhone
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 August 2013
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Downloads To Date: 6095
Developer: AnchorFree Inc
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When you are away from a wireless network, when you are out and about with your iPhone you have to make use of your mobile provider’s data packages. This can quickly become expensive because even if you have an inclusive allowance, it is all too easy to use the internet more than planned and end up with a hefty bill.

Hotspot Shield can help you to reduce these costs by compressing data so you do not need to download as much data when you are visiting web sites. This not only helps to save money, but it can also help to speed up internet usage, so it can be handy when at home as well. But the app also includes security features and a handy VPN feature.

The VPN side of things makes it possible to access sites that have been blocked in certain countries, but the security options that will be familiar to anyone who has used the desktop version of the software are particularly noteworthy. Any data you send when using a wireless hotspot is encrypted to prevent data from being intercepted, and your IP address and identity are protected.

While the app is free and all of the features can be used free of charge for a week, if you want to continue working with the app you will need a subscription. You can buy a subscription as an in-app purchase, and this will set you back $0.99 for a month or $9.99 for an entire year.

What's new in 2.1.2?

- Bug fixes
- Japanese translation
- Russian translation

Verdict:

The money-saving aspect of the app may be negated by the subscription costs for some people, but security features are impressive and worthwhile.

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Spektrel Art 1.0.0

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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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