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Ask LH: Should I Use BitTorrent Sync Instead Of Dropbox?

Dear Lifehacker, I keep hearing people talk about BitTorrent Sync, but I’m not sure why I should care about it. Isn’t it just another file-syncing service? Why would I use it instead of something like Dropbox?


Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Share Large Files With Friends?

Dear Lifehacker, I share a lot of large files with my friends, but it seems like everyone uses different services. What’s the easiest way to do it?


How To Completely Anonymise Your BitTorrent Traffic With A Proxy

BitTorrent isn’t the quiet haven it once was. These days, everyone’s looking to throttle your connection, spy on what you’re downloading, or even send you an ominous letter. If you use BitTorrent, you absolutely need to take precautions to hide your identity. Here’s how to do that with a simple proxy.


Roll Your Own Dropbox Clone With A Raspberry Pi And BitTorrent Sync

Want to keep your files in sync but not have them stored on somebody else’s server? If you have a Raspberry Pi, you can create your own Dropbox-like solution using the free BitTorrent Sync utility.


Ask LH: I've Been Busted For My Housemate's Torrents, What Can I Do?

Hi LH. I recently received an email from my ISP on behalf of ip-echelon.com with the subject: ‘Unauthorized Distribution of the Copyrighted Motion Picture’, claiming I’d been responsible for an illicit download. I live in a share house of four, with the internet in my name. The date of this alleged incident happened on a week when I was away interstate.


The BitTorrent Bundle Is Packed With Free Books, Music And Movies

BitTorrent (the company) has unveiled the first BitTorrent Bundle, which lets you download newly released music, videos, movies, books, and more for free or at pay-what-you-want prices. Tim Ferris’ book The 4 Hour Chef, new music from Kaskade and Pretty Lights, and more are all available in the current bundle.


BitTorrent Sync Provides A Security-Focused Alternative To Dropbox

If you’ve ever wanted a security-focused, Dropbox-like file and folder syncing option, BitTorrent decided to answer your wishes with BitTorrent Sync. Previously in private alpha, BitTorrent Sync is now available to the public for Windows, Mac and Linux.


Why I Stopped Pirating And Started Paying For Media

Let’s be honest for a second: most of us have illegally downloaded something in our lives. Maybe it was a song, some software, a game, or a movie. For a period I pirated everything I could. As technology pushed forward, it became less necessary, and now I don’t even bother. Here’s why.


BitTorrent Releases Official Chrome Extension For Direct Torrent Downloading

There’s definitely a few options available when it comes to BitTorrent integration in Chrome. But with BitTorrent Surf, you get an extension from the custodians of the protocol itself and the (now) makers of the popular uTorrent client.


Turn Your FreeNAS Box Into The Ultimate Anonymous Downloading Machine

A low-powered home server is one of the best ways to download files using BitTorrent and Usenet, but if you want to minimise legal hassles you need to anonymise your traffic. Here’s how to turn your FreeNAS box into the ultimate downloading machine so you can download safely and monitor its activity from anywhere.