Weekend tech reading: Apple approves BitTorrent app

By on October 3, 2010, 2:36 PM
Apple approves BitTorrent app for App Store Apple is known for the stringent guidelines it applies when deciding which software to allow into their App Store BitTorrent is one of the things on their ban list. However, one developer who carefully avoided the dirty word "torrent" in the submission process, eventually managed to get a BitTorrent-related App approved by Apple. TorrentFreak

AMD publishes specifications of new mobile CPUs At the end of July, and then again at the end of August, we discovered 10 upcoming AMD mobile microprocessors from Danube platform in specifications of HP ProBook 6455b / 6555b and HP Pavilion dv6 notebooks. Days ago, AMD added characteristics of all but one of these microprocessors to The 2010 AMD Mainstream Platform page. CPU World

GeForce GT 430 listed in e-tail NVIDIA's next, and possibly final, GF10x chip, the GF108 has been listed on European e-tail. The listing is at Austrian store BA-Computer, with a Gigabye variant going for 73. Interestingly, the card is listed as "GTS430", though this is most likely to be a typo. It is also an OC variant, which means the reference design could slot in around under the 70 mark. VR-Zone

Will Toshiba's bit-patterned drives change the HDD landscape? If you thought recent advances in PC hard drives were something, it's possible you haven't seen anything yet. If Toshiba is to be believed based on its announcements Wednesday at the Magnetic Recording Conference in San Diego, it's made a breakthrough in its research of bit-patterned media that could make even the spacious 2TB and 3TB at the top of today's storage food chain look minuscule. PCMag

Comcast launches bot detection service In October of last year we wrote about a new bot detection and notification system Comcast was working on that would alert customers of possible infection and guide them through cleaning their systems. Comcast has dropped us a line to note that the company is now launching this system nationally this week. DSLReports

Over 5,000 StarCraft II players banned for cheating We recently took action, including suspensions and bans, on over 5,000 StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Battle.net Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that's essential to play on Battle.net, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. Battle.net




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EXCellR8 EXCellR8, The Conservative, said:

the catch:

Although the audience for IS Drive is limited to premium Imageshack Torrent Drive users who also want to cough up $4.99 for the iPhone App, the approval is noteworthy because Apple has always banned everything related to BitTorrent.

princeton princeton said:

Do want 25TB HDD.

hellokitty[hk] hellokitty[hk], I'm a TechSpot Evangelist, said:

Maybe blizzard made SC2 cost $60 along with the single account limitation so that they would only have to make big hacker busts periodically.

Zilliak said:

lol no wonder that toss player had 12 zealots in 3 min.

Gars Gars said:

princeton said:

Do want 25TB HDD.

imagine chekdsk on this

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