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  • Jack Torrents Accepted on App Store
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0U8EIieY5M&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - IS Drive - Available on the iPhone App Store[/ame]


    Jack Torrents, an app for managing downloads on the torrent service of ImageShack.com, is now available on the App Store under the name "IS Drive." Either as part of the recent liberalization of the approval process, or because reviewers genuinely missed the fact that it could be used for BitTorrent downloads, this is the first torrent-related app to make it to the App Store.

    Apps with similar functionality - such as Drivetrain and µTorrent - have been rejected in the past by Apple. "Because this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third party rights," read an email to the developers of µTorrent, "we have chosen to not publish this type of application to the App Store." As a result, both apps ended up on Cydia, as did TorrentTRAK, a remote control app for the desktop Transmission BitTorrent client.

    Derek Kepner's Jack Torrents app has also been available on Cydia for some time. In addition to controlling file transfers on the ImageShack Torrent Drive service, the app can also be adapted to manage downloads on torrent sites like IsoHunt and Mininova (though this functionality has been hidden on IS Drive), and can be used to add .torrent links found on the Web to the ImageShack download queue. Derek decided to submit Jack Torrents to the App Store after reading the updated approval guidelines. "I always had the thought that if I didn't call the app a 'torrent client', Apple would probably let it through the review process," he said in an interview with TorrentFreak. "After all, there is no real torrenting happening on the client side. It's not a torrent client. It's an ImageShack Drive client."

    IS Drive is $4.99 on the App Store. Subscribers to any ImageShack package, including the $8 month-by-month one, are not subject to the 2-active-torrent-at-once restriction applied to free accounts.

    Source: TorrentFreak
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jack Torrents Accepted on App Store started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 69 Comments
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      OK back to the subject of this app.... lol doesn't look like the people that bought it are to happy with it at this time because of the price for it and also you have to pay for a subscription as well.... so far the rating is 1 star.
      Subscription torrent service?

      zounds!
      (goodnapluckstwitherthat)
    1. tjb5099's Avatar
      tjb5099 -
      Idk if I'm searching wrong but I am not seeing this app

      ~Tim
    1. tjb5099's Avatar
      tjb5099 -
      Nevermind I found it
    1. Snozberries's Avatar
      Snozberries -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cocheese View Post
      If your gettin viruses, you're too careless! Pc or Mac! Protection is key! Kinda like avoiding the herps!
      "Herpes is like luggage, you keep that ish for life!" - Eddie Murphy
    1. starfuryt550's Avatar
      starfuryt550 -
      Quote Originally Posted by saunupe1911 View Post
      Torrents suck. It just uploads a crapload of viruses to your machine and they are slow as dirt. Just join a great sharing community and download from there. I luv modmyi but apps like this don't need publicity. Why don't you show ********** some luv since you are publicizing apps that promote pirating. ********** is freaking awesome I might add, if your are into that sort of app
      ********** is awesome, at least for full trials of apps. I've bought many after using it through ********** if they were worth it...

      You probably get viruses bc you don't filter your stuff and use a good protection program...
    1. cybereclipse's Avatar
      cybereclipse -
      its gone from the US app store
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      ^ yup just did a search for it and it is no longer there... that didn't take long!
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      ...It appears to have been pulled from the app store already...

      *EDIT*
      All you people saying torrents are crap are dum (tehe I spelled it wrong), It's a little thing called Web Anti-Virus, ever heard of that?

      P.S. Kaspersky is best! (pure opinion)
    1. Fear1508's Avatar
      Fear1508 -
      lol kaspersky, anyone that is even remotely knowledgeable with bot networks can easily bypass any anti virus... Either re develop the source code, or crypt it. If you are unsure about what you are downloading its called running it in sandboxie, can't bypass the sandboxie test since it either runs or doesn't as it prevents any replication/spread to your drive files... antivirus programs are just your last line of defense if you failed to run it in sandboxie beforehand...

      P.S: takes me 10 minutes to crypt malware to bypass almost any antivirus...


      EDIT: and really, for an antivirus, AVG free edition will due. It honestly makes almost no difference by getting an antivirus that you have to sign a subscription for, versus a free trusted antivirus program... I've taken enough courses on ethical hacking and malware detection to advise that securing your network is by far more important then loading up on spyware/antivirus programs. Best advice, place your computers behind a virtual machine network which then connects to your gateway (aka router)