Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Most Popular Torrent Software in 2011

Although uTorrent and Vuze remain firm favourites amongst file-sharers there is a great selection of torrent clients available, all offering a different user experience.  The choice of which software to use is a personal one so it's always a great idea to keep searching and trying out the alternatives.  It only takes a few minutes to get started with a new client so what are you waiting for?  Have a look through the selection below and try something new!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

How To Speed Up BitTorrent Downloads Part 2

In How To Speed Up BitTorrent Downloads Part 1 we covered the basics you need to follow to achieve a good download speed.  If you haven't read it yet go and do it now (link above)! Here in part two we will look at configuring your BitTorrent client to maximise your download speed and achieve optimum performance.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

How To Speed Up BitTorrent Downloads Part 1

In the first of a new 'How To' series on TorrentWatch we begin with How To Speed Up BitTorrent Downloads Part 1.  BitTorrent is an excellent way to download large files, providing you can achieve a good download speed.  In this article we will cover some of the basic but essential methods to help increase your speeds.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Google Censoring BitTorrent, Rapidshare and Others

This may have been a long time coming, in fact you may not have believed this would happen but Google has finally given in to the pressure from entertainment industries including the MPAA and RIAA. The leading search engine now censors terms including BitTorrent, torrent, utorrent, RapidShare and Megaupload from its instant and autocomplete services. The companies that have been affected have spoken out, with BitTorrentent, RapidShare and others raising complaints at the drastic censorship move.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

US Government 'Accidentally' Shut Down 84,000 Websites

The US Government has forcefully closed several domain names this week. The Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE office proudly announced that they had seized domains related to counterfeit goods and child pornography. What they haven't mentioned however, is that one of the targeted domains belongs to a free DNS provider and that 84,000 websites were wrongfully accused of links to child pornography crimes.