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Mobile torrenting: how to manage and stream downloads from your phone

While exciting progress is being made in the realm of high-speed mobile data, it will be a long time indeed before wireless operators can catch up with wired bandwidth and ubiquity. For the time being, mass data transfer will be one of the few things that will stay within the realm of home and office computing, on DSL and Cable connections. Still, just because you run your BitTorrent client on ...

Khan Academy and BitTorrent partner to deliver P2P educational video

Despite what some detractors say, torrents have plenty of legitimate uses -- one of which is helping organizations distribute digital content at little or no cost. That's especially important for a non-profit like Khan Academy, which is why its partnership with BitTorrent Inc. makes perfect sense. Khan Academy is a provider of free, online educational videos. A wide range of subjects are cover...

uTorrent 3 hands on: zero-config Web control, streaming, and one-click file sharing

uTorrent 3 beta [download link], which has been publicly available since the end of 2010, is now stable enough and juicy enough for you to sink your teeth into. As far as actual torrenting goes, uTorrent 3 is very similar to its precursor, but it's now very apparent that this new version is about extending the BitTorrent protocol -- and the company -- into another space entirely. The main ne...

uTorrent 3 alpha goes 64-bit

If you've been waiting for a native 64-bit version of uTorrent, your wait is over! The team has released its first alpha version for testing, and it's ready to download and install on your Windows x64 system. Just head on over to the uTorrent 3.0 alpha 64-bit forum post for the link. So what does the 64-bit version get you? Not a lot, as far as your torrent experience is concerned. Support for...

uTorrent Android app manages torrents, pushes downloads to your device

We've played with some good remote torrenting apps in the past, but now, at long last, the most popular desktop torrent client has a companion app as well. uTorrent Remote for Android is available for download from the Android Market, and it's one of the slickest mobile torrent apps we've seen. With uTorrent Remote you can fully manage your uTorrent desktop client: add and remove downloads, pau...

How to make your own torrents and upload them to a public tracker

This week's series of tips is all about downloading files via BitTorrent. We'll highlight ways in which to torrent more efficiently, obtain higher download speeds, and generally make the whole process easier. For more tech tips, check our Tips index. To wrap up our series of BitTorrent tips, we're going to show you how to make your own torrents. After all, torrents have to come from somewhere, ...

How to start, stop and search for torrents on the move

This week's series of tips is all about downloading files via BitTorrent. We'll highlight ways in which to torrent more efficiently, obtain higher download speeds, and generally make the whole process easier. For more tech tips, check our Tips index. Did you know that almost every BitTorrent client has an API that allows Web-based control panels and smartphone apps to directly tap into your tor...

BitTorrent debuting second installment of Pioneer One, the made-for-torrent sci-fi drama

Alright sci-fi fans, it's that time again -- it's been a month since we last heard from the folks behind Pioneer One, and the word then was that come mid-December, there'd be a second episode. Well, it's now officially the middle of December, so let's get campy. Support from the P2P community hasn't waned in the months since the show's premiere, and may even be stronger than before. BitTorrent...

uTorrent 2.2 arrives with apps support, privacy features

Way back in May, uTorrent 's Project Griffin gave us a sneak peek at its new App Studio. Today, the new version has gone live -- and uTorrent 2.2 will be bringing app support to its 65 million users. Among the app options on launch day are BitDefender's Virus Guard, TuneUp (which we've covered before), and content apps for TED, ZuluMusic, and VODO. There's also TorrentTweet, which lets you post s...

BitTorrent Mainline 7.1 now has uTorrent's apps

BitTorrent Inc's Mainline client (i.e. the one you can download from their homepage) now has the ability to use apps that, until now, were only usable with uTorrent. These apps allow you to augment your BitTorrent client much in the same way that Firefox add-ons or Chrome extensions alter your browser. Built using JavaScript, HTML and CSS -- the same 'Open Web' technologies that Mozilla has be...

More than 40% Valve's Steam user base are also avid users of BitTorrent

I bring you news that won't shock but will surely delight! Just over 40% of Steam users have a BitTorrent client installed -- and 75% of those are using uTorrent. Mainline is second with about 10%, with Vuze and BitComet coming in third and fourth place respectively. These delicious statistics have emerged thanks to Steam's hardware and software survey which now includes a breakdown of install...

uTorrent 3.0 features live streaming video and uTorrent Web, works with iPad and Android

uTorrent, one of the most popular BitTorrent clients around, just got an update so big that they renumbered the version from 2.1 to 3.0. What new features were that important? Streaming torrents, for one, and a web interface that works on iPad and Android, for another. uTorrent 3.0 is now in alpha and available for download. To use the new web interface, download uTorrent 3.0 -- for Windows ...

uTorrent 1.0 for Mac gets a stable release

uTorrent, one of the most popular torrent apps for Windows, is getting a stable release for Mac today. According to the uTorrent blog, it's been a years-long road toward a Mac client that has nearly achieved feature parity with its Windows counterpart. All of the protocol enhancements that make uTorrent fast are part of this Mac release, including (and this is straight off the blog, so I don't le...

uTorrent Web lets you control torrent downloads on your iPhone

Torrent control applications aren't ever going to make it into the App Store. But that's OK -- your iPhone or iPod touch has a Web browser onboard, and that's capable of running plenty of Web apps that Apple can't ban. µTorrent Web, for example, which brings the remote control power of the Falcon project to your iPhone. Falcon debuted recently, providing slick zero-config access to your ...

BitTorrent open sources more "polite," congestion-aware protocol

Peer-to-peer applications -- including torrent apps like BitTorrent and µTorrent -- are often given the smackdown by ISPs because they can be a little hard on networks. With the open-sourcing of their µTP protocol, BitTorrent hopes, despite the outcry from various private trackers, to usher in a new era of more gentlemanly P2P file sharing. µTP is network-aware, detecting con...