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Installing, Configuring and Using Raspberry Pi as a Torrent Downloading Server

BitTorrent is without a doubt the most popular file-sharing method out there, Peer-2-Peer (P2P) torrent downloading requires a computer which runs a torrent downloading client to fetch content from other users sharing it. Torrent downloading can be slow as speeds depends on swarm sharing the content, this means you need to have your computer powered-on consuming electricity. Luckily, we can now use our ultra-cheap Raspberry Pi to get the job done 24x7 - consuming just 5w of power.

After completing the basic setup of the Raspberry Pi, networking it to internet, attaching an external HDD and configuring it to work as an Network Attached Storage (NAS) we all all set to install the cross-platform Transmission Torrent Client of the RasPi to get our cheap seedbox working.

Transmission torrent cleint web-interface from Raspberry Pi

Solution to Windows XP inability of connecting to WPA and WPA2 encrypted Wi-Fi Networks

While Microsoft Windows 7 is the mainstream Windows OS in use now, people still prefer and use Windows XP. I recently came across an Windows XP specific issue, where the computer detected security enabled WiFi networks but failed to connect with them as shown below.

Wifi error

As evident from the error message above and pretty descriptive error-icon shown below, Windows XP SP2 is having issues trying to negotiate security certificate. To fix this, enabling WPA and WPA2 encryption support on Windows XP in Wireless Group Policy (WGP) we need to install KB917021 update from Microsoft.

XP WPA2

Amaze Your Friends With Super Geeky IronMan S.H.I.E.L.D. OS Desktop

Rainmeter is an powerful desktop customization platform, and here is an amazing rainmeter theme which will transform your Windwos OS desktop to an IronMan S.H.I.E.L.D. dashboard. This customization tweak will surely make lookers think, what exactly you are upto.

Download Apple iOS 6

As announced with Apple iPhone 5, the Apple iOS 6 upgrade made it to public downloading today. According to Apple, iOS 6 has more than 200+ new features and is aimed to deliver a stable and responsive mobile operating-system to all recent iDevice.

While majority of these 200+ new features are nothing more than minor tweaks and cosmetic changes, the major new features are new Apple Maps, improved Siri, Passbook, tight Facebook integration throughout the OS, Shared Photo Streams, Facetime over cellular, new calling features like call decline with text message or a callback reminder, Do Not Disturb mode, iCloud tabs and the ability to update apps without having to enter your password.

Apple ios 6
iOS 6 device compatibility chart

Direct, resumable download links and torrents for Apple iOS6 for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and other supported iDevices (as shown in image above) posted after the jump.

Download Half-Life remake "Black Mesa" for free

Black Mesa

After 14 years of original Half-Life, a new total conversion of the game is now available for download. Developed using the newest version of the Source Engine, the third-party mod "Black Mesa" took almost 8 years to develop with a volunteer team of 40-persons. The Half-life mod is not just a re-skinned game, but a whole new complete gaming experience. The conversion mod fully exploits the changes in newer "Source Engine" to provide a reconstructed Half-Life universe with better art details, level sizes and code features.

The game is out now for free download and features a brand-new gameplay and feel, with more complex and challenging environments. Black Mesa reintroduces the popular "Half-Life" player character Doctor Gordon Freeman, along with the original characters seen in Half-Life. Offering tremendously detailed environments, a huge cast of characters and experimental weaponry. All-new music, voice acting, choreography and dialogues provides a more expansive and immersive experience than ever before.

Black Mesa

Black Mesa gameplay videos, download links and installation instructions posted below.

[Giveaway] - Wise Care 365 - Stabilize, Secure and Speed Up Your Windows PC !

After WinSysClean X3 giveaway we have yet another excellent all-in-one PC tune-up utility. Wise Care 365 features all the tools and utilities needed to make your Windows installation secure, clean and fast.

Wise Care 365 features the usual registry and disk cleaner modules but promises the fastest scanning speed amongst the competition, the utility claims to be twice as fast as CCleaner, and five times as fast as Advanced System Care Pro.

The tool-set usually retails for $39.95 but is available for grabs for free under a limited period promotion. The utility supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and Win7/8.

Wise Care Pro

Download and activate Kaspersky Internet Security And Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 Final

After successful test builds, final public version of Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 are now available for download, existing license holders of KAV 2012 and KIS 2012 simply need to upgrade and there activations will be valid.

This new major Kaspersky update features enhanced security engine, faster system loading time, addition of Exploit prevention functionality to System Watcher component, compatibility of URL adviser and Virtual Keyboard with browsers has been enhanced, all new Safe Money module for secure online banking and financial transactions with various other new features and fixes make this a worthy upgrade.

Download torrents anonymously using free VPN service endorsed by ThePirateBay

Using VPN's is an easy and safe way to download torrents anonymously, there are many commercial torrent privacy service offerings like TorrentPrivacy and IPREDATOR and free solutions like ItsHidden and BitBlinder.

While world's most well known and censored torrent portal ThePirateBay offers there own paid premium VPN anonymity service IPREDATOR, they recently started promoting (advertising) Privitize free VPN service. Privitize offers full-anonymity across all internet service and do not keep any log for client connections or any type of data snooping, the installer hosted at TPB does have an adware embedded which pays for the free service. However, we have a cleaner version without the adware so our users can enjoy the service without getting the garbage.

Megaupload founder strikes back, develops API to connect non-us servers offering on-the-fly, easy, one-click-encryption, free of charge

The shutdown of file-hoster Megaupload.com and arrest of founder Kim DotCom was a shocker. Now while the trial is still underway, Kim DotCom is all determined to give anti-piracy agencies future sleepless nights with his promise for a new API which would make file-sharing, safe, easy and private.

Tweeting “They abused the wrong guy. I am going to turn this world upside down. Power to the people. Bye bye Echelon." (Echelon - a secret government operated global digital spying network), in further tweets Kim DotCom revealed his plans for an API which seems to offer developers power to create file-sharing applications which would use storage and bandwidth of globally distributed servers with on-the-fly encryption, ensuring complete privacy from government agencies.

Officially download Windows 8 Enterprise with free 90 days activation

Microsoft Windows 8 is scheduled for retail sale from October 26th 2012, however users can grab an 100% legal and genuine copy of the final build right now from Microsoft servers - as the company is now offering free Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation version to users.

This final version is same to already leaked Windows 8 RTM versions except the fact that Windows 8 Enterprise version is Windows 8 Pro with additional features like Windows To Go (portable bootable USB flash drive) and tools for enhanced security and networking features. These downloads come with 90 days of activation and is aimed for early adopters like developers and system integrators to test things out before the retail launch.

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