uTorrent 3.0 alpha has been released by the uTorrent team which includes several new features like remote control, Apps and the ability to stream video torrents. In addition, uTorrent 3.0 has taken measures to protect VPN users from having their real IP-address exposed to the public.
In 2010, the BitTorrent Inc team has kept themselves busy with development of uTorrent and have added some unique and new features in this latest release of the torrent client. One such feature is ability for users to easily install extensions and add custom features. What more? it enables users to stream torrent video files and access their client remotely through a secure web-interface.
uTorrent 3.0 alpha release also includes the patch for a major security flaw through which VPN users could have their real IP-address exposed. By default, uTorrent has disabled IPv6 which causes this vulnerability, while adding an option in the advanced settings to enable it for those who don’t use a VPN.
Users can also look out for several new apps including µBrowse. The app specs are not yet open for third party developers but will soon be made available, so we can expect more such useful apps soon. Although the new features in uTorrent 3.0 are for Windows users only, progress has been steady on the Mac side as well. The Linux version of uTorrent is still a work in progress and will be released later this summer.