How To Protect Your Torrent Download Activities

Back in the day, torrents were merely a way for people to share their files with others. Fast forward to today, torrents evolved and people use torrents to download all kinds of stuff ranging from ebooks to movies. This, with total disregard to copyright laws.

– What are torrents
Torrent is a peer-to-peer network where people “upload and download” bits of files from one another. There exists no central location where a whole file is stored, as parts of them are scattered on other people’s computers. Nifty. To access the torrent network, you will need a torrent client like uTorrent. Those clients download files from the torrent network. There are also more specialized clients that exclusively stream videos and T.V Shows like Show Box Apps, a torrent client for Android.

original– Why you need a VPN
Torrents also contain copyrighted materials – as published books, movies and TV Shows, where people can freely and wantonly download. This forces both the authorities, based on various Copyright Laws as well as publishers to try and track those people down. After all, they lose a lot of money when people simply download free stuff and not paying.

– How publishes monitor torrents
Concerned publishers resort to torrent monitoring services to check if their content is being freely shared on the torrent network (also known as P2P network). They usually have a daily report, but for more premium torrent monitoring services, they scan thousands of torrent sites every few minutes or so. Therefore, there is no escaping illegal sharing on the torrent networks.

Torrent monitoring services exploit a nearly 18-year-old feature of P2P networks. When you download a torrent file, everyone using that “pool” of torrent have their real IP addresses visible. Those monitoring services simply extract all the IP’s downloading or uploading the suspected content and file a report with their ISPs. This is mostly an automated process but taken very seriously by your ISP. This is because publishers will not hesitate to sue both the abuser and the ISP for simply facilitating the user.

To avoid being tracked, savvy torrent users anonymize their Internet connection. This way, neither the ISP nor torrent monitoring services can track the real user’s IP address. All they are left with is the IP of the anonymity service. Even your ISP cannot track your usage of torrent and general internet with those services. This is more commonly known as VPN – or Virtual Private Network.

– How Safe is a VPN
VPN are generally safe and robust ways to mask your real IP address online. However, this is not always the case. There are features and customer reviews that you must take into account before opting for a VPN.

– Caveats
Not all VPN are the same. Some are better than others. However, the “better” VPN services do come with some caveats:

1. Anonymous VPN services for torrents are usually paid. You can choose to opt for a public shared VPN service, but you will be using them at your own risk as they are less safe.

2. You will have a slower connection when using a VPN service. Your DNS (the speed a browser retrieves a web page will take a serious hit)

3. They are not 100% guaranteed to protect you. Most VPN services store a log. This log has the ability to track your activities. Publishers have been known to threaten VPN services and people have been sued despite using those services. So they are not 100% anonymous, even if they claim to be.Torrents-VPNs– Conclusion
At the end of the day, the choice is simple. You need a torrent client that supports proxies. You also need a VPN service that does not keep logs, at all! This is for your own security. Stay safe.

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Web design tips to make your brand shine

Here are 7 web design tips that will make your brand stand out from your competition:

1) Go mobileIf you haven’t already got a mobile-optimized site, what are you waiting for? Consumers want their information fast while on-the-go – on their mobile phones or tablets. Be sure to build a mobile site that will load quickly and be easy to navigate on smaller screens.

2) Build a brand identity Have a professional logo of your brand and ensure the brand identity is on all your web pages through a specific look and feel to give it a unique character. Be sure to link your logo to your site’s main landing page.

3) Keep it simple With short attention spans, keep your user focused on your content and key messages by making sure the design and words on your page are easy to follow. Help your user navigate across your site by keeping your sections clearly labeled so they can follow you.

4) Good photos breathe life into your siteThere’s no excuse for pixelated images when you can easily purchase good quality stock images online. Better yet, invest in a photographer to take unique photos of your product or brand so these pictures speak to your consumers.

5) Readability Never underestimate the font and size of your site. Stick to an easy-to-read font that can translate well across desktop and mobile devices and platforms.

6) Less is betterGive your users some space to breathe instead of cluttering every inch of your site with texts and images. Make use of white space to get users to focus on key pictures and messages. This allows users to zoom in on what’s important instead of getting lost and closing your site.

7) Call to actionRemember to design your page with your consumers in mind – and what you want them to do on your site. If the site if focused on selling – ensure the ‘Buy’ button and all purchase information is clearly available. If you want your users to share information with their network, make it easier for them by linking popular social media sites with pre-set messages to help them.

Before you publish any site, be sure to test it across all platforms and popular devices so you can see how well your design translates across them. Be original and good luck in your web design!

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Best Free App For Android – ShowBox!

One of our favorite things to do to relax or pass time when we’re on vacation, on a long road trip or home alone is to watch movies or TV series. While programs like Netflix and Hulu are great if you are around a TV or computer, from time to time you might want to watch something on your Android device. This is where ShowBox comes in!

The revolutionary app is, simply put, a gigantic collection of TV-shows available for free, in HD format. All your favorite TV shows are here, including Dexter, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, House of Cards and much more! Even some more niche-like shows like anime or Pokémon are available using this app.

The quality of the videos is also customizable for your taste. You can choose video quality both when streaming and when downloading content. Speaking about content, the database available for your viewing pleasure is truly huge. The fact that you can also freely download content in order to view later is also great. There is the occasional ad here and there, but that is how the developers keep the app free to download for everyone via Google Play.

The interface is remarkably simple and doesn’t contain any sort of items which might interfere with your viewing pleasure. There are two languages available on Showbox (Russian and English) and three streaming qualities (low, medium, high). Choosing the season and episode you want to view is simple via menus and drop-down lists. Streaming quality overall is comparable to Netflix and Hulu, to say the least.

All in all, the app would be great even for a small download fee. Making it free is truly a bargain and one you should not miss. The app does drain battery and resources fairly quickly, but that is to be expected from a streaming app. If you love TV, Showbox is definitely the app for you!

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The Hundred Year Lie Part 1-The Power Herbs

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