uTorrent 1.8 Released

After months of hard work and more than six months since their previous stable release, the uTorrent team has released version 1.8 of their BitTorrent client, with significant improvements and updates.

uTorrent is the preferred client among many BitTorrent users. In December we reported that the number of uTorrent users worldwide had more than doubled in a year. At the time, 5.1% of all Windows PCs had the BitTorrent client installed, and this number has probably been growing further since then.

One of the most significant updates in the latest version of uTorrent is that it comes with built in IPv6 support, which improves connectivity and thus performance. Other new features are better Windows Firewall registration on Vista and improved distribution of new connections across torrents.

uTorrent 1.8 can be downloaded from the uTorrent website, and the list of changes, improvements and additions is available in the forum thread announcing the release.


Fix for Freshy2 theme, Customize plugin for WordPress 2.6

I’m obviously a fan of Jide’s Freshy2 theme, it’s the theme I use on this site. However, in order to do some of the fancy stuff within the theme you’re required to also use Jide’s Customize plugin. The Customize plugin provides css based customization for themes. It’s allows themers offer customization options with their theme really easily, just with a few css tricks! Sounds cool right? It is… unless you’re using WordPress 2.6. Apparently, WP 2.6 uses a new version of scriptaculous and it conflicts with the theme/plugin. What you’ll see is an inability to see the media buttons when writing posts, among other things. No word from Jide on when an official fix will be issued, however Nestle Poell has compiled a collection of fixes which should make the plugin work (at least mostly work) so that you can use the Freshy2 theme.

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Price Protectr promises a refund if you’ve overpaid

There are lots of stores out there that offer price protection policies — when the price drops on an item you’ve purchased, they’ll refund you the difference. But there’s a catch… it’s up to you to watch prices.

Price Protectr makes it simple to keep track of your purchases, watch prices, and get your money back. It’s free. It’s easy. It’s free and easy money. How often do you get that offer?