Posts Tagged ‘bittorrent’

So What is a Torrent Exactly?

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Here’s a nice, brief explanation of how torrents work and what you need to participate …

After having received numerous emails in the past that asked me to explain what a torrent is, I finally decided to write this little guide to help everyone who wants to know more about torrents, how they work and how you can use them. Many Ghacks reader without doubt know exactly how they can make use of torrents, and it is likely that this guide is not revealing any new information for them. I invite you to contribute to the article by leaving a comment below.


Popular Bittorrent Website BTJunkie Closes its Doors

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Given the recent shutdown of Megaupload, it wouldn’t be surprising if more BT sites that offer copyright material start closing their doors … I just hope that the BT sites that focus on sharing non-copyright stuff don’t get caught up in the trend.

Users of the popular Bittorrent indexing website BTJunkie who try to access the site’s content in a web browser are not seeing the usual site layout, but a goodbye message instead. The message states that the site operators have decided to close down the service voluntarily after more than seven years of operation.


uTorrent 3 Final Bittorrent Client Released

Friday, June 24th, 2011

I know that this has very little to do with networks or equipment racks, but I bet I’m not the only one out there who’s busy filling up a hard drive with torrents …

After what felt like an eternity, the final version of the popular lightweight Bittorrent client uTorrent 3 has been released today. The final version is build 25406 and existing users should see update notifications when they start their client on their system, or by manually checking for updates by selecting Help > Check for Updates. Users of uTorrent 2.x can download the latest version of the program from the official website, where it is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit application for the Microsoft Windows operating system.


Miro 4 Beta Released – Better Performance, More Features

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t heard about Miro before; it sounds kind of like a web browser, specially tailored for video, audio and bit torrent …

I’m keeping a close eye on Miro every since the product was released as the Democracy Player back in 2006. A lot has changed since then, not only the name. The developers have pushed out the first beta of the upcoming version of Miro. Let me explain quickly what Miro is all about.


Bye Bye Blockbuster

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Most people have been expecting Blockbuster to go under for the last couple years. I don’t really miss Blockbuster, but I’ll be seriously bummed if Border’s Books goes under …

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews

That Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection isn’t surprising. Holding out for so long is the real shocker. I expected today’s filing at the beginning of 2009. This outcome was inevitable and may yet foreshadow future bankruptcy filings from other dinosaurs of the retail analog age, such as Borders Books.


Bittorrent Client uTorrent 3.0 Alpha Released

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

It looks like it’s time to update my Bittorrent client (but keep those copyright lawsuits in mind too!)

The Bitorrent client uTorrent has made a huge leap forward today with the release of the first public uTorrent 3.0 alpha build. This continues the release policy of the developers who have always offered access to both stable and development builds of the popular torrent downloader.

The latest stable version offered on the uTorrent homepage is version 2.02, the latest official beta 2.03. Utorrent 3.0 Alpha replaces the latest development release uTorrent 2.x. It is not clear yet why the developers have decided to make the version jump to 3.0.