Filed under: Announcements & Events, Digital Media, Mobile Phones, P2P technology, Downloads, Movies, MP3, Digital Audio & Games
PhoneNZB is an application for jailbroken iPhones/iPads; what it does is letting the user download, directly from an Apple device, Usenet files.
While BitTorrent networks are still on almost everyone’s list when it comes to file-sharing, others prefer Usenet groups. For them, and especially for those Apple enthusiasts, PhoneNZB comes with the ability to download content from Newsgroups directly to one’s iPhone or iPad.
- Runs in the background and vibrates when a task is done
- Access .rar files
- SSL support
- Support for various files, including iOS and par files
Assuming that you already have a jailbroken iPhone/iPad, here’s how to use it:
Open Cydia and lookup PhoneNZB, then press the “install” tab. Once installed, use your browser to find and download any .nzb file. You can download it by clicking on the “Open in PhoneNZB” button.
You can also make use of the “edit” button to change the download order or choose which files you want to get.
Last thing to do is press “play” to start the download.
Although the application costs $2,75, you can get it for free by opening Cydia, then Manage>Sources>Edit>Add “http://repo.insanelyi.com“.
Filed under: Announcements & Events, Digital Media, Mobile Phones, P2P technology, Downloads, File-Sharing Programs, Networks & Services, Movies, MP3, Digital Audio & Games
If you’re an enthusiast of Apple’s products, specifically the iPhone and iPad, then you’re in luck. Torrent Player brings movie watching at the tips of your fingers, literally.
Torrent Player has been developed with one purpose: to help you download and watch movies on jailbroken iPhones and iPads. The application is free and allows anyone to watch videos, even before the download is finished.
We all know that Apple’s store is not a friend of BitTorrent-related application, and Torrent Player doesn’t make the exception. The application can be found in the Cydia app store. Once you install it (requires iOS 5.0 or later), you can download video files directly to your device.
Here are some of the base features:
• Allows watch movies from torrent directly
• Support embeded filetypes (mp4, mov, 3gp, mpv)
• Support seeking in movie while downloading
• Support encryption connection
• Support AirPlay
• Completely Free
To install Torrent Player you just need to follow these four easy steps:
First open the Cydia app store and search for “Torrent Player”, then tap the “install” and “confirm” buttons. Once everything is done, return to Cydia and close it.
The application is quite easy to use. You have access to portals such as The Pirate Bay, Clearbits.net, Demonoid, and Google; however, Demonoid is at the moment unavailable due to recent problems with authorities.
Moreover, you can add trackers via URL.
An Android version of the application is also to be developed.
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Just a while ago Spotify offered “free” streaming radio (you actually needed to pay $9.99 for a premium subscription in order to access this feature) for iPhone and iPad users. While Android smartphones are on the rise, the company decided to enable free radio streaming for Android users.
“Exciting news for Android users!” Spotify said.
“Starting today, you can now enjoy radio on your Android! It’s never been easier to play and save music on the go.”
“A stellar radio experience on your Android is now just a click away,” the company added.
The features this new “deal” includes are:
Create stations based on any artist, album or playlist.
Unlimited stations and songs – listen forever!
Like a song? Save it to your Spotify playlists.
Make your stations even better with a thumbs up (or down).
So, if you have an Android smartphone, you will be able to find and save music whenever and wherever.
However, the free radio streaming is available only to US citizens unless you have a premium account.
Filed under: Announcements & Events, File-Sharing Programs, Networks & Services
File-sharing service Box.net, founded by Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith in 2005, has recently developed an application for iPad and iPhone to let you share, view, and edit your content.
The new application blends in with several third-party mobile tools that help you manage file on your mobile device. Among them we find Quickoffice, Adobe EchoSign, Nuance PaperPort Notes, and PDF expert. As such, you can use Box’s file-sharing application in parallel with these useful tools.
“We think this is the first time there’s a mobile cloud for the enterprise that you can implement across your business instantly,” said Box’s CEO Aaron Levie.
To seamlessly integrate with this kind of environment, a partner application – for example Adobe EchoSign – must tap into an application program interface (API) exposed by Box.
“Now the execution of documents all happens within the Box environment,” Mangesh Bhandaraar (senior product manager at Adobe Systems) said.
It has been Levie’s goal to bring competition in a market ruled by huge brands like Microsoft and Oracle, and, as it seems, he managed to pull it off.
“We don’t have a large enterprise sales force,” Alan Masarek (QuickOffice’s CEO) told Wired.
“This is a new sales channel for us, which is wonderful.”
One of Box’s most interesting features is that it offers 50GB free storage on a regular account, unlike other competitors who, for a free account, offer no more than 10 GB.
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Earlier this week RapidShare has made available for all mobile filesharers out there its iPhone app. With it users will be able to manage their files on the go and have access to a number of multimedia features including the possibility to have directly displayed and played within the app music, images and videos .
The announcement made by RapidShare CEO, Alexandra Zwingli, reads: „The iPhone app expands our supply of services onto the mobile sector. This app is only one further step in our process of continuously improving our service in the best interests of our customers.”
From the press release:
“An integrated file-manager as well as playlists and bookmarks help to manage data easily and fast. Furthermore, uploaded or saved data can be sent out from the application to e-mail contacts.
For those who think they’ll install the app and download everything they want, the AppStore description might be clarifying enough:
” With this app your documents, pictures, videos and music files are always online accessible. Manage
your files quickly and easily. Send, play and/or display all common file formats directly on your mobile device.”
Next month the company will also launch a mobile application for the iPad.