Modern smartphones can handle a lot of file types and media formats. This is why a lot of files downloaded on a computer end up on your iPhone. While it isn’t too difficult transferring an eBook or video from your computer to an iDevice, a lot of people like doing stuff wirelessly. For a long time, iTransmission has been a popular Cydia app for downloading and managing torrents right on your iPhone. Merely a few days after the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak, iTransmission 3
has been released to provide you with a neat torrent manager for newly jailbroken iDevices. Apart from supporting iOS 6, the latest version of the app packs in some new goodies as well. Let's find out more.
Torrents are one of the oldest ways of sharing files. They are somewhat controversial as they can (and do) open the way to piracy, but nevertheless, they are still one of the best ways to find and share files. Currently in alpha, Surf
is a Chrome extension by BitTorrent that lets you search for and download torrents directly from within the browser. The files are saved to your Downloads folder by default, but you can change the location. You can also specify websites that you want searched for torrents. With Surf, you don’t need to have a desktop torrent client running as it can download from torrents on its own. It makes finding torrents extremely easy as well, allowing you to search for them across multiple websites of choice simultaneously.
The official uTorrent Android client
, that was released in the Play Store a couple of months ago proved to be one of the most convenient means for managing your torrent downloads directly on your device. The app may be the preferred torrent downloader for most Android users, but that doesn’t imply that it’s the only feasible solution available. Fresh out of the oven, aTorrent
(beta) is yet another remarkable torrent manager for Android 4.0 ICS and higher devices. The Holo-themed app supports all the rudimentary features synonymous with a torrent downloader, such as multiple simultaneous downloads, local & online torrent file fetching, built-in search engine, detailed information regarding download tasks, custom bandwidth allocation for uploading & downloading, auto start on boot, customizable notifications, enhanced content filtering, and last but not the least, setting the app to download only while the device is charging. Read More
Downloading episodes for webisodes, documentaries and TV series via Torrent is much more convenient than using direct links, as one can download heavy files without the risk of the download being cancelled out due to loss of internet connectivity. Unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult to keep track of episode updates, as one has to manually search the internet for finding new episodes which are uploaded. Universal Torrent Checker
is a handy utility designed to to track updated Torrents and to verify if they have been updated. For example, you might have downloaded a couple of episodes of your favorite TV show and might wish to know when the next episode will be available, in such a case, just add the Torrent URL to Universal Torrent Checker and it will keep track of updates.
It seems that internet is fast replacing the conventional way of watching TV shows. The recent Mortal Kombat web series is one such example. After merely a few hours of being released on the internet, it has now gone viral. This seems to be a good tactic to check market response for TV shows and potentially movies before producing high budget formats. For example, there was initially a small video released showing the trailer for a potential Mortal Kombat movie reboot and after an overwhelming response, Warner Brothers have now released this webs series. In fact many famous TV shows like "V" provide free podcasts via Hulu and YouTube after an episode is aired on a TV channel. This seems to be ironing out the copy rights issue of reproducing or watching TV shows for free.
is a one-stop solution for organizing and downloading TV serials with an option to keep you updated with upcoming featured TV serials and shows. It is a torrent client that can can search, filter, and manage the TV serials while updating you on widely celebrated serials with total number of downloadable episodes. Additionally, it categorizes TV serials and shows in different genres, so you can easily search through the listings. If you like to keep tab on latest TV shows, it comes with video feeds subscription system to let you know when recently broadcasted episode(s) of TV shows will be available for download.
In near future, we are going to see less .torrent files and more magnet links across all torrent sites because it is beneficial to owners of these sites and as well to the users. Magnet link is an alternative to .torrent file, which first has to be downloaded on the local computer and then opened to start a torrent download. The magnet links identify a file by the content’s hash value and are usually long. An example of a magnet URL is, magnet:?xt=urn:btih:ZFDAPKCLULVRSUTTDU.
Recently we reviewed the GNOME based minimalist download manager Steadyflow
, which supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SMB. If you are looking for a more advanced download manager for Linux, then FatRat
might just be what you are looking for. It is an open source download manager written in C++ and built on top of the Trolltech Qt 4 library. Some of the main features include Segmented HTTP(S) / FTP downloads, FTP uploads, support for SOCKS 5 and HTTP proxies, RSS feed support, BitTorrent support (including torrent creating, DHT, UPnP, encryption), RapidShare.com uploads, ink verification and folder extraction, MD4/MD5/SHA1 hash computing, and much more.
Many standalone download managers provide the utility to grab content from websites (HTTP based content downloaders), Torrent files ( Torrent Clients), FTP (FTP Clients), etc. Many people who use BitComet
benefit from its functionality of being a web and FTP download manager, that also supports BitTorrent and eMule simultaneously. It combines the functionality of variable download clients, by providing all the general and advanced level tasks such as managing downloads, download queuing, fast resumption of downloads, disk cache, speed limit caps, port mapping, proxy, IP filter, etc. One of the criticisms of BitComet has been that it was more CPU intensive than other Torrent clients like uTorrent. Recently, BitComet has been updated with a number of new features and enhancements that has made it less CPU and memory intensive. Version 2.6 includes an improved kernel to reduce CPU usage for UI refreshing when downloading BitTorrent tasks, improved transport interval of peer exchange, worker thread usage is now used to process socket message (which has reduced message handling in UI threads) and much more.
Many Windows and Linux users who download content via Torrents, use uTorrent or Azereus (now known as Vuze) Torrent clients. As we all know that the basic functionality of a Torrent Client includes using the downloading metadata file to initiate peer-to-peer exchange. When it comes to choosing between a Torrent client, users may opt for the lightweight uTorrent or go for the Vuze which has more dynamic options but is quite CPU intensive. KTorrent
is a BitTorrent peer-to-peer network client for Linux users that is based on the KDE platform. It combines the qualities of Vuze and uTorrent in order to provide users with a lightweight and dynamic application to download torrents. Other than supporting the basic functions of downloading, uploading and seeding files on the BitTorrent network, it provides many more features such as plug-ins and scripts that add additional options for managing Torrents.
Sitting at a coffee shop, you see a movie poster or a friend recommends a movie and you decide to torrent it. You go home and either forget about it or start the download and wait for it to finish. Why cant you just reach home and start watching it immediately? You can! Transdroid lets you search for the torrent from any of your favorite torrent sites, add it up on your PC’s Torrent Client and start the download, all from your Android phone while you are sitting at the coffee shop and enjoying your latte. Read More
Many people find the concept of seeders, leechers and peers to be quite confusing. When using a torrent client such as uTorrent, Azureus, Bittorrent, etc, it can be quite difficult to estimate the specific bandwidth settings to speed up the download. In this post we will elaborate the concept of seeders, peers and lechers in reference to torrent downloads and provide details as to how you can optimize your torrent client for a better download speed.
At times it happens that while downloading torrent using BitTorrent client, the main servers suddenly stop responding causing user to wait until the servers get back online. Since downloading of torrents are taking place through centralized servers, it is always on the cards that servers hiccups would move the torrent data you’re sharing with other. To address this, Tribler
has been created, pledging that users will enjoy true P2P data sharing in its social community. Being a BitTorrent client, Tribler lets you share, search and download content including videos, images, audio, files, and so on from online peers without depending on any centralized system. It also comes with anti-spam channels along with native feature to overall protect users from spam content.
provides one platform for searching, downloading and managing torrents. It is a torrent client which is capable of performing multitude of actions simultaneously. You can search for your favorite artists, music genre, movies, etc., download them instantly and manage them accordingly under one hood.
In June this year, the most popular File sharing site The Pirate Bay
has been sold to a Swedish gaming company Global Gaming Factory X.
Global Gaming Factory (GGF) has paid 60m kronor (£4.7m) to take over the site from its founders. GGF plans to go legal and will pay copyright fees for the movies, music and games linked to via the site.
The acquisition is scheduled to be completed by August and will see the site launch new business models to compensate content providers and copyright owners.
Torrent is a small file with a .torrent extension that contains information for downloading some particular data. There are already lot of applications which are capable of downloading torrent files in Linux operating systems. Ubuntu has a build-in default torrent client called Deluge that is not installed by default, it is free light-weight torrent client that had captured a lot of attention recently. It is a torrent client that works on all desktops like GNOME, KDE, XFCE, etc.
Do you want to watch and download Movies, Music Videos and TV Shows in HD format but don't know where to get it from? This is where Vuze steps in. The interface of Vuze is a revamped version of the Azureus bit-torrent client with plenty of great new features including the support for HD content. While it works on the same principles of a bit-torrent client, the approach of sharing and downloading content has been changed. If you use utorrent or any other client and considering to try out new clients, its time to try Vuze. Read More
I have a little hearing problem which makes it a little difficult understanding what actors are talking in the movie. I usually see every movie with English subtitles, so when I don't understand the dialogues, I can read them. This is very helpful for both ordinary people and hearing impaired people, I have seen people who can hear and understand the dialogues but still
prefer to use subtitles so that they don't miss a single dialogue.
Since I watch every movie with subtitles, many people have been asking me the best and easiest way to add it. So today I will share a post on how to download and add subtitles in Dvdrip movies.
Have you ever wondered why your direct downloading gives you more speed than your torrents? Do you want to know how to increase the downloading speed? The default settings of any torrent client will always gives you slow downloads because your client doesn't know which type of connection you have. Every torrent client needs to be tweaked so as to increase the download speed. Today we will show you how to increase your torrent's speed without using any any complex software, you'll see the difference in downloading speed.
Searching for torrents can be a little tricky, after all Google wasn't made as a torrent search engine. This is where torrent search engines comes handy, which makes finding simple and easy.
We decided to compile a list of Top 5 new torrent search engines
, its the beginning of September 2008 we bring you some new players in this field (except Torrentz which is 5 years old). The list includes only public websites, which allows you to search for torrents without registration or ratio requirements. Read More