If you use uTorrent for your torrenting needs, there’s a good chance your client is also mining Bitcoin without you even realizing it, and gobbling up your computer’s processing power.
When you download the popular torrent client uTorrent, the website describes the software as "light, limitless" and "elegant, efficient." That's ironic because multiple users are reporting that the latest uTorrent update quietly installs processor-hogging bitcoin-mining software without your knowledge.
BitTorrent has just launched a beta version of its new µTorrent client for Android. Available now on Google Play, it lets you download, upload and search for torrents direct from your phone.
Torrenting, despite its many legitimate uses, has always had its reputation plagued by the rampant piracy it allows. Get ready for that all to get drudged up again because uTorrent, a very popular client, just announced it's getting ad-support.
There are plenty of things iOS can do that Android can't—Siri and Facetime, for example. However, Android may soon be getting its own exclusive feature: P2P file sharing courtesy of uTorrent, the most-used torrent client in the Western World.
This is weird: the next version of µTorrent, currently in beta, uses an updated version of the BitTorrent protocol that decreases your speed (usually uploads) when it detects network congestion. Will it slow downloads? Not necessarily…apparently.
Even if you've been casually Torrenting for years, BitTorrent tools keep getting better. Here's our guide for getting the most out of what is, slowly but surely, changing forever how people acquire and consume entertainments.