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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. phoenix81's Avatar
      phoenix81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackDrag0n View Post
      I come to modmyi to see things like new jailbreaks, warnings, how the dev team is doing, special app's, new themes. But instead you show this crap, 95% of the Jailbreak population already know about this.
      Wow somebody needs to have a smoke get laid and relax.

      And I come here to not hear whiney *******. Guess neither of us are getting what we want.
    1. A_SWELLGUY's Avatar
      A_SWELLGUY -
      torrents are old news...
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      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
      GTFO you pirate! MMi does not condone piracy!

      Quote Originally Posted by vruls View Post
      macs are more vulnerable viruses, but hackers dont make viruses for macs, because incase you didnt know there are millions of people more who have windows then macs
    1. goodluck4287's Avatar
      goodluck4287 -
      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
      May I suggest getting a Mac? I've been a Mac user for 15 years: porn, torrents, the works. Never a problem. Except for low quality porn and mp3s sometimes, I guess I consider that a problem but having a virus on my Mac means nothing to me.
    1. kevmac1219's Avatar
      kevmac1219 -
      This has to be the funniest thread ever on mmi
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackDrag0n View Post
      I come to modmyi to see things like new jailbreaks, warnings, how the dev team is doing, special app's, new themes. But instead you show this crap, 95% of the Jailbreak population already know about this.
      Wow thats kind of an ironic thing to say, if you already knew about it why did you read then post about this story?
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      ctorrent is an easy to use command line torrent program. In combination with Safari Download Manager or similar it is quite powerful.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Some people clearly have no idea what they are talking about, I have never gotten a virus on my Mac! Just because it can do illegal things does not mean you have to use it that way . Torrents are not all illegal. Its only illegal of its copyrighted material other than that its a way to share files & media. Jailbreaking allows for pirating but that does not mean you have to do it.
    1. robertr1's Avatar
      robertr1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bcbuckles View Post
      Try not to be a douche.
      He tried but he failed.

      Quote Originally Posted by goodluck4287 View Post
      May I suggest getting a Mac? I've been a Mac user for 15 years: porn, torrents, the works. Never a problem. Except for low quality porn and mp3s sometimes, I guess I consider that a problem but having a virus on my Mac means nothing to me.
      Well I haven't had any viruses on windows 7 yet and I've had it since the release. But I guess that's because I'm not a perverted freak that watches ****** up shemale porn constantly. Seriously you're sick. Also, how does suggesting getting a mac because he gets viruses but then saying that you get viruses on that mac make any sense?

      Seriously the whole macs don't get viruses and windows gets a lot of viruses excuse is getting old. It became old just around the time windows 7 came out and that was no longer very true.
    1. Organdoner's Avatar
      Organdoner -
      pretty cool....but whats cooler is the clicking noise in the video. music to my ears
    1. richardjs's Avatar
      richardjs -
      Where did all the trolls come from?
    1. robertr1's Avatar
      robertr1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by richardjs View Post
      Where did all the trolls come from?
      Under the bridge.
    1. JerseyScottie's Avatar
      JerseyScottie -
      Yay for making this front page news..making it easier for apple to find out about these situations and boot the app.
    1. BlackDrag0n's Avatar
      BlackDrag0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by phoenix81 View Post
      Wow somebody needs to have a smoke get laid and relax.

      And I come here to not hear whiney ******* like my self. Guess neither of us are getting what we want.
      Nice to hear about your lifes story, but one thing. I'm not talking i typed it.Dumb ****
    1. Short78's Avatar
      Short78 -
      dont buy this app not only is it 4.99 but u gotta pay to use the app anotheer 8.00....stay away fom this app torrentula is better and its free
    1. Cocheese's Avatar
      Cocheese -
      If your gettin viruses, you're too careless! Pc or Mac! Protection is key! Kinda like avoiding the herps!
    1. z6joker9's Avatar
      z6joker9 -
      Who uses torrents anyway? myNZB has been in the app store for a while now. Strange that they would allow it and not a torrent manager for this long.

      And yes, Mac has security through obscurity. Nobody cares enough to release viruses for it. Search for pwn2own if you need convincing. Heck this site was created to hack Apple software.

      I'm not saying it's more or less secure than some other OS, I'm just saying that having a Mac is no reason to think you can't get a virus. As Mac gets a larger user base, it will become a more desirable target.
    1. vegassteven's Avatar
      vegassteven -
      @blackdragon
      Are you just an *** by nature or...?
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by z6joker9 View Post
      Who uses torrents anyway? myNZB has been in the app store for a while now. Strange that they would allow it and not a torrent manager for this long.

      And yes, Mac has security through obscurity. Nobody cares enough to release viruses for it. Search for pwn2own if you need convincing. Heck this site was created to hack Apple software.

      I'm not saying it's more or less secure than some other OS, I'm just saying that having a Mac is no reason to think you can't get a virus. As Mac gets a larger user base, it will become a more desirable target.
      Maybe it will become a more desirable target, but NOW Windows is the target.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Nice