How to set up port forwarding

Dan Moren Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan has been writing about all things Apple since 2006, when he first started contributing to the MacUser blog. Since then he's covered most of the company's major product releases and reviewed every major revision of iOS. In his "copious" free time, he's usually grinding away on a novel or two.
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For so many of us, networking hardware is a necessary evil. It's great when it works, but once it does, we just want to leave it alone. But if you've ever run into an app or service that requires "port forwarding" and have thrown up your hands in frustration, don't worry. I'm here to show you it's not so scary after all.

The instructions are specifically for AirPort base stations; check out PortForward.com for instructions for a variety of other routers, or consult your router's manual.

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How to create iOS ringtones

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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At one time, commercial ringtones were a thriving business. For a couple of bucks you could have Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Britney Spears, or Eminem blast from your phone whenever it received a call. That is until people figured out that, with the right software, they could create ringtones of their own.

How? Funny that you should ask. With a copy of GarageBand on your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone running iOS 7, I sketch it all out in this week’s video.

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Make iPhone actions easier with Launch Center Pro

Dan Frakes Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst.
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Launch Center Pro is an iOS app that helps you get more out of, and do stuff more efficiently with, your iPhone or iPod touch. This week’s video shows you how you might take advantage of Launch Center Pro to be more productive.

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Hi, I’m Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes, and I’m a big fan of Contrast’s $5 Launch Center Pro (4.5 of 5 rating). This launcher-style app for iPhone and iPod touch saves me enough little bits of time here and there that it’s earned a place in my iOS dock.

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