uTorrent

  • BitTorrent Hits 100M Active Monthly Users, 400K Client Downloads Per Day

    BitTorrent Hits 100M Active Monthly Users, 400K Client Downloads Per Day

    BitTorrent seems to be growing like a weed - the company just announced that it's hit 100 million monthly users of its software, the BitTorrent Mainline client and µTorrent. That's up from 80 million monthly users most recently. The company also revealed that it has over 20 million daily active users, over 400,000 daily client downloads, and uses are checking in to the clients from over 220… Read More

  • Is uTorrent ruining Western Civilization as we know it? (And how big is BitTorrent still? Inquiring minds wants to know.)

    Is uTorrent ruining Western Civilization as we know it? (And how big is BitTorrent still? Inquiring minds wants to know.)

    Something's wrong with uTorrent, the de facto Windows BitTorrent client. The client's implementation of uTP has drawn the ire of certain private BitTorrent sites, saying that it favors uTorrent clients above all others. That's not good for the "BitTorrent community," as it were. Read More

  • In Soviet uTorrent, bandwidth throttles you!

    In Soviet uTorrent, bandwidth throttles you!

    Apologies for the headline, but it was too appropriate to resist. It seems that there is a feature of uTorrent 2.0 now in beta that automatically detects network congestion and self-limits bandwidth to lessen it. This might provide some much-needed relief to ISPs that feel a disproportionate amount of traffic is P2P. I'm not sure whether to call this self-policing action capitulation or… Read More

  • Finally, µTorrent releases a Mac version

    Finally, µTorrent releases a Mac version

    Right on time for Thanksgiving day, µTorrent – client of choice for many BitTorrent users – has released a Mac version in beta, after a rudimentary alpha release was leaked a couple of months ago (on a BitTorrent tracker, at that). The lightweight µTorrent client for Windows was first publicly released in September 2005, and was acquired by BitTorrent in 2006, who continued… Read More

  • Finally, µTorrent Releases A Mac Version

    Finally, µTorrent Releases A Mac Version

    Right on time for Thanksgiving day, µTorrent - client of choice for many BitTorrent users - has released a Mac version in beta, after a rudimentary alpha release was leaked a couple of months ago (on a BitTorrent tracker, at that). The lightweight µTorrent client for Windows was first publicly released in September 2005, and was acquired by BitTorrent in 2006, who continued development on the… Read More

  • uTorrent For Mac Makes Its Way to The Pirate Bay

    uTorrent For Mac Makes Its Way to The Pirate Bay

    In what will surely make every BitTorrent lover jump for joy, a rough alpha version of uTorrent for the Mac has surfaced on The Pirate Bay and BitTorrent isn't too happy about it. uTorrent, which was acquired by BitTorrent in 2006, has always been a Windows-only service. But ever since the acquisition, BitTorrent has promised that uTorrent would be coming to the Mac. For almost two years, Mac… Read More

  • uTorrent found vulnerable to remote attack; better upgrade quick

    [photopress:utorrentdos.jpg,full,center] Photo from this girl’s Flickr Users of uTorrent and the official BitTorrent client will want to upgrade to the latest version ASAP because of a recently discovered security vulnerability. It’s been discovered that uTorrent 1.7.5 (build 4602), uTorrent 1.8 (alpha 7834) and BitTorrent 6.0 (build 5535) are all vulnerable to a remote denial of… Read More

  • uTorrent Making Its Way To OS X

    uTorrent Making Its Way To OS X

    One of the most popular BitTorrent clients for Windows, uTorrent, is slowly making its way to Mac OS X. After BitTorrent Inc. bought the company, it promised that OS X and Linux versions would be coming soon. TorrentFreak got his hands on an OS X copy and for a beta version, it looks pretty good. It has the ease and look of Mac OS X, yet the power of Azereus and uTorrent for Windows. Compared to… Read More

  • BitTorrent to Acquire µTorrent

    BitTorrent to Acquire µTorrent

    Bram Cohen, the creator of the BitTorrent protocol, announced that his company would be finalizing an acquisition of µTorrent today. “Together, we are pleased to announce that BitTorrent, Inc. and µTorrent AB have decided to join forces,” Cohen wrote in his blog. “BitTorrent has acquired µTorrent as it recognized the merits of µTorrent’s exceptionally well-written… Read More