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Data Glue is a Simple FIle Joiner and Splitter for Mac OS X [Downloads]

If you download files from file sharing sites or services, sometimes they’re split into parts. Mac OS X has a few utilities for joining files together (or splitting them up), but Data Glue is the most simple and effective. More »







Aethyr Downloads Music from Shared iTunes Libraries [Downloads]

Windows: Ever since ourTunes stopped working after iTunes 7, many iTunes users have been looking for ways to easily download music from shared libraries over the network. AIR app Aethyr fills that gap, once again eliminating the need for an external drive. More »







How Can I Find Out If My ISP Is Limiting My Download Speed? [Ask Lifehacker]

Dear Lifehacker,
Recently, I’ve felt that my download speeds have been a little uneven, and I’m starting to wonder if my ISP is limiting or throttling my downloads. How can I tell for sure? More »







How to Boost Your BitTorrent Speed and Privacy [BitTorrent]

BitTorrent's been around for a whopping ten years, but it continues to evolve and remains one of the best file-sharing tools available. If you really want to make your downloads soar—and keep Big Brother out of your business—this guide's for you. More »







Burnbit Turns Any Web-Hosted File into a Torrent [File Sharing]

Paste a link to any web-hosted file into webapp Burnbit, and it'll turn the file into a torrent you can download and share with other people—particularly handy for quickly sharing large files with multiple people. More »







TechUniversity: Screen & File Sharing

Built right in to OS X are easy-to-use screen and file sharing tools that let you access and share data across other computers on your network.

In this TechUniversity screencast on Screen & File Sharing (subscription required) we’ll show you how to enable and use these tools.

Below is a sample of the video. The full screencast clocks in at just over five minutes.




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uTorrent for Mac Upgrades to Beta, Gets Interface Overhaul [Updates]

Mac only: uTorrent, the most popular BitTorrent client on Windows, has moved from alpha to beta for OS X, boasting a completely native Mac client with a brand new interface. Most Mac users are probably happy with Transmission, but the lightweight uTorrent is definitely worth a look—not only is the new UI much better than the old one, it's much nicer than Transmission's if you download a lot of torrents at once. Furthermore, uTorrent can definitely compete with Transmission on lightness, while still having some of the more advanced features of something like Vuze (though Transmission continues to gain advanced features with each update). If you're a recent Mac convert looking for a more familiar torrent client, or just a heavy downloader unhappy with Transmission's more minimal UI, the new uTorrent beta is definitely worth a look. More »









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ClearBits Is a More Usable and Fun LegalTorrents [Free]

The idea behind the previously mentioned LegalTorrents was good—a centralized, free, and legal BitTorrent search engine and tracker. It lacked in organization and immediate appeal, however. ClearBits is LegalTorrents' new version, and its got great stuff, and even no-software-needed downloading. More »







Folx is a Feature-Rich Download and Torrent Manager for Mac [Downloads]

Mac only: When it’s time to download something via BitTorrent, most Mac users manage their torrents with the popular client, Transmission. Folx offers almost all of Transmission’s features, but adds quick torrent adding and a download manager for your browser. More »







Set Up a Geeky Media Center that Non-Geeks Can Actually Use [How To]

I love messing with settings and geeky file-sharing programs. My spouse doesn’t, but digs Hulu and appreciates free. So I set up a media center that satisfies my geek cravings but is actually easy-to-use for non-nerds. Here’s what I pieced together. More »







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