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Torrenting Showdown: Transmission Vs QBitorrent Vs µTorrent 

There are more BitTorrent clients than we could possibly compare, but some of the most popular — and best — have been under the spotlight lately for sleazy ads and bad behaviour. It’s time to check in on a few of our favourites to see how they fare, which deserves your downloads and which ones you can trust.


How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia

Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


BitTorrent Now Is A Music And Video Streaming App For Android And The Web, iOS On The Way

Android/Web: BitTorrent has launched a new app for streaming media, BitTorrent Now. The app works something like a Netflix and Spotify combo by streaming both video and audio, but without label backing, the selection’s a bit limited.


Australia's 'Three Strikes' Piracy Scheme Is Back On Hold (And Rights Holders Are To Blame)

Foxtel and other rights holders have backed away from a proposed scheme that would have seen alleged pirates dragged to court after receiving three warning letters for copyright infringement. Once again, the fly in the ointment was money, with negotiations breaking down over who would foot the bill for the scheme — copyright holders or ISPs. Will the industry ever learn?


HBO Is Coming After Australian Game Of Thrones Pirates

HBO is finally beginning to mobilise against Game Of Thrones pirates with thousands of copyright infringement warnings sent to people suspected of illegally downloading the show. They have also been supplying internet service providers with the IP-addresses of BitTorrent users. Here’s what you need to know.


Torrenting Game Of Thrones Does Not Make Me 'Entitled'

I should have seen it coming. I mean, to a certain extent I did see it coming. I’m talking, of course, about the ‘entitlement’ argument. Because, in case you haven’t had it hammered into you via years of millennial ‘think’ pieces about everything from house prices to education, everyone born between 1980 and five minutes ago is “entitled”.


Kickass Torrents Could Soon Be Blocked In Australia

Several major music labels are seeking to block Australians from accessing piracy website Kickass Torrents in the latest use of website-blocking legislation introduced last year. If the music bigwigs get their way, Telstra, Optus, TPG and other providers would be forced to block access to the piracy facilitating website. Here’s what you need to know.


Transmission BitTorrent Client Finally Arrives On Windows

Windows: Transmission is one of our favourite BitTorrent clients that has unfortunately been limited to Mac and Linux users for a long time. Now, it’s finally available for Windows.


The People Who Upload Torrents

Piracy is inevitable. But a torrent doesn’t appear out of thin air. There’s a person at the start of that process, an individual who decides to share a game or movie with the world for free. I’ve talked with a few of them, and here’s what they had to say.


Classic Hacks: Automatically Start Torrent Downloads Remotely With Dropbox

Sometimes when you’re on the go, you want to start your home PC downloading a torrent to be ready for you when you get home. Thanks to cloud storage powerhouse Dropbox, the solution is simpler than you may think.


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