This ongoing series will help you get the most out of μTorrent, from the basics to tips and tricks.

Ready for some uTorrent optimization mythbusting? There are many tutorials online about how to speed up your downloads, but a lot of these recommendations are made by people who don’t fully understand the BitTorrent protocol, and following their advice in some cases may do more harm than good. One misconception is that it can help to limit your “Global Upload Rate Limiting” option under the Bandwidth preferences.

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Personal Clouds Made Easy

Everyone has heard of the cloud. Whether it’s from online services you use or hacking scandals, the cloud is more and more becoming a part of everyone’s vocabulary. Naturally, now that even your parents and grandparents have started to understand what the cloud is, we’re starting to talk more about the alternative: going cloudless and  the merits of creating your own “personal cloud.”

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This ongoing series will help you get the most out of μTorrent, from the basics to tips and tricks. μTorrent is known for being a light, simple and super fast – but what happens when the client takes a little bit to get going? While there are more than two million pieces of content available…

Sync Stories is a column dedicated to our users. Each week, we showcase a different use case for BitTorrent Sync and the personal stories behind it. In this week’s edition: Luke McKibben of Lukrative Visual shares how Sync helps him work effectively with massive files, creating a suitable workflow and backup system.