How to Uninstall uTorrent from Your Mac (Solved)

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uTorrent is a popular BitTorrent client software that most Mac users will choose to install to download some large or obscure torrent files from the Internet. However, as we notice that, many users encounter issues when using this app (RSS download is not available, cannot add/remove torrent components once it starts, etc). They may have try many methods to fix the issues but the last resort is to reinstall this app after a complete uninstall. So, how to perfectly uninstall uTorrent on your Mac?

What problems you may encounter when uninstall uTorrent?

You may have found that, just dragging uTorrent to the Trash does remove this app from the Applications folder but that does not means you can get rid of all the files, plugins, or preference settings it creates on your system. What’s worse, you may have no chance to remove uTorrent from your Launchpad as it keeps coming back there. What makes things ironical is that, you thought you have totally delete uTorrent from your computer, yet when you try to download and open a new torrent file, uTorrent will launch from unknown place and then run the download automatically.

Wonder how these situations happen? That’s mostly because you haven’t thoroughly detect and remove uTorrent executive files hidden inside your system directory. Then how to deal with uTorrent leftovers? Read on to learn some uninstall tricks.

What is the proper way to uninstall uTorrent from Mac OS X?

Mac OS simplifies the uninstallation of an app compared with Windows OS. Almost all Mac apps are bundled in package and you can easily remove target app without leaving apparent hassle. However for some antivirus, collaborative software or even malware, you will need to pay more attention, as they are usually well integrated with your Mac system, and thus makes a clean uninstall become more tough.

Here are the proper steps to perform a clean uninstall of uTorrent on Mac:

1.Quit related processes.

If uTorrent processes are running on the background after you quite the app from the dock, use Activity Monitor to quit them one by one.

2.Uninstall uTorrent app.

Once installed properly, you can easily drag uTorrent icon from the Applications folder and drop it to the Trash. Then empty the Trash to perform the uninstall. Or you can uninstall uTorrent from Launchpad if you installed this app from the App Store (click and hold µTorrent icon there and click the X icon).

3.Delete uTorrent leftovers.

Now you can perform the last part of the removal. To locate uTorrent components hidden inside your system directory, do the followings:

  • Open the Finder, click Go in the Menu bar, and select the entry Go to Folder…
  • Type the path of User Library inside Home Folder: ~/Library and then hit Enter key.
  • Type Vuze in the search bar, select Library, and delete matched items in the result.
  • Empty the Trash to delete uTorrent and its leftovers from your Mac permanently.

Still have issue when performing these removal steps? Check out the tutorial to see the “uninstall uTorrent” details (and it also provides the easiest way to remove uTorrent on Mac).

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Samsung plans to acquire QD Vision for $70 million

Samsung Electronics plans to acquire QD Vision which is a quantum dot display technology developer, according to Korea Times. Samsung and LG compete with each other concerning the next generation TV, and the acquisition of QD Vision would help Samsung to improve its competitiveness.

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Chung Chil-hee, vice president of Samsung Institute of Advanced Technology, told reporters that they decided to acquire QD Vision on Wednesday. Samsung did not reveal the specific acquired price. It is estimated at $ 70 million.

In the past 11 years, Samsung had become the world biggest TV manufacturer. Samsung wishes to apply quantum dot tv display to obtain more high-end market share. Samsung and QD Vision will work together to apply its quantum dot display technology to high end products once Samsung gets the professional technology and patterns from QD Vision.

In 2004, a MIT research team set up QD Vision which specialized in the launch of Quantum Dot Display Technology. So far, QD Vision has teamed up with TCL, Hisense, and Sony. Samsung and QD Vision will work together to explore more high end market based on the quantum dot display technology of heavy metal free.

Samsung and LG have intense competition concerning the standards of next generation tv. This acquisition makes their competition worse. LG advocates OLED technology while Samsung prefers quantum dot display technology.KimHyun-soek said QLED TV will be the mainstream of tv industry as it combines the merits of LCD and OLED.

Samsung debuted SUHD tv, with 1,000 nit HDR at this CES. HDR becomes popular in TV and content industries as it can enlarge the scale of black and brightness to make the images more lively.

Kim Don-won, analyst of HyundaiSecurities, assumed this acquisition make great cooperativity as Samsung can avail of quantum dot display technology to enhance its competitiveness.

How-to: Customize Right-Click Menu on macOS Sierra

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When you right click on an item on the screen, you can choose corresponding options about what you can do with the file from the contextual menu. Mac OS also allows users to add or remove those options in the Service submenu. It is a simple matter of checking or unchecking boxes from the Services list. If you want to customize your right-click menu to meet your preferences, check out this post to learn the trick.

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Will Apple release new MacBook Air next week?

Apple has sent invitation for October 27 release. The media guess what new products will Apple release this year. Let’s see their opinions on the new releases.

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First, new MacBook Pro will be lighter and thinner, equipped with a touch panel above keyboard. The touch panel will replace the functions of F1-F12 and their functions will be changed in accordance with different applications that users apply.

Second, Apple may do some updates to MacBook Air. MacBook Air has the longest life circle among Apple product lines.

Third, Apple may upgrade some hardware for iMac.

Apple laptops are seen everywhere. It is universal to see people use Apple laptops in pubic. You will be right if you consider Apple laptops share similar body designs. MacBook series have not been upgraded for body designs for a long time. This is why the public has so much passion for the release of October 27.

If you concern more about laptops published by other manufacturers in the market, you will find the most fashionable configuration are Intel i-series processor, USB-C port,OLED scren, 4K resolution and latest video card. It is obviously that previous Macbook out of date.

There may be new generation of MacBook Pro released next week. Apple upgraded MacBook earlier this year. It has fewer chance to be upgraded. However, Apple may upgrade its inner in-structure or adjust its selling price.

The 12-inch MacBook is sold at ¥9,288, while 13-inch MacBook Air is sold at ¥6,988. They have a great gap of prices. The consumers are expected new updates with higher performance devices.

Apple will reveal the news next week. Let’s see how things go.

How to Change Safari’s Default Download Location

By default, if you download a file in the Safari, it will be saved in the Mac’s Download folder. Of course you can right click on the download link and choose “Download Linked File As…” to specify the folder you wanna keep the file. But how to change Safari’s default file download location?

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Mac users may need to change the download folder for different reasons. Take myself as an example. I prefer to save downloaded files on the Desktop, where I can easily access to no matter what I’m doing on my Mac. Meanwhile I use Safari for home-based activities and Chrome for work-based activities, so I need to specify different download folder for each browser.

OK, let’s go straight to the topic. To change Safari’s default download location, follow the steps below:

  • Launch Safari, and click on the Safari > Preferences from the Menu Bar.

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  • As the Preferences window opens, locate the File Download Location in the General tab. Then click on the selective box next to it to show a drop-down menu.
  • Select Others… from the menu, choose the folder where you want to save download files from the pop-up window, and click on the Select button to take effect.

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Yeah, it is super easy to specify a folder as your Safari’s default download location. Now all the files you download in Safari will be stored to the folder you selected.

Have other issue when using Safari? If you want to reinstall Safari for troubleshooting, you should uninstall it first and then reinstall it in the App Store.

Snapchat plans to debut IPO in the late of this year

Snapchat, burn after reading social networking tool, may plan to debut IPO later this year or in the beginning of next year,reported The Information.

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It is said that Snapchat is negotiating with some investment bank. A final decision or agreement has not been made yet.

Snapchat spokesman claimed that there are many elements to affect whether the company will debut IPO or when it debuts. Those elements are beyond the control of Snapchat.

It seems reasonable that Snapchat will issue IPO as Evan Spiegel expressed this willingness before. He claimed at Recode tech conference last May:” We need to issue IPO.”

Snapchat aims at young netizens and initiate the mode of burn after reading which is different from Facebook. The character of burn after reading attracts many young users for Snapchat. It did not save the chat history, Snapchat users can chat and communicate freely and easily.

To prepare for the IPO, Snapchat has exploring some sections to make profit. It released a service for news integration which can be embedded with advertisements.

eMarketer predicted that the advertising revenue of Snapchat will reach $1 billion by 2017 while it will be double by 2018.

The media noticed that Stan Meresman became the new membership of Snapchat board of directors in 2015. Stan Meresman considered himself as financial expert and offered consulting service for CEO and CTO, involving in IPO process, how to run a listed company and accelerate business increase. He claimed that he once assisted LinkedIn, Zynga Riverbed and Polycom.

Snpachat revealed its monthly active users in this year, up to 310 million. To attract more users, it upgraded some services to allow users to save some interesting photos and videos.

Apple is possible to receive $3 billion dividends from Pokémon Go in 2 years

Apple has 100% of iOS dominance. Apple charges 30% of revenue dividends of third party revenue. Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s mobile game, has become a hit recently. The Wall Street analyst predicted that this game might bring $ 3 billion Apple tax in two years.

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Laura Martin, analyst of Needham, released a research report on Wednesday that Pokémon Go will bring Apple $3 billion dividends in 12 months to 24 months.

Pokémon Go is becoming popular around the world with a quick speed. As the quick increase of users, Nintendo has to slow down its path for global strategies. Its backstage server once was crashed as too many players applying this game.

The developers also sell all kinds of virutal goods inside Pokémon Go, such as Pokéballs. Apple charges fee from each of iOS user when he buys virutal goods.

It stimulates an active consumption inside Pokémon Go. Slice made a report that the consumption of Pokémon Go on July 10 accounted for 47% of overall American mobile games consumption.

Martin pointed out Pokémon Go encourages the consumption desire of mobile game players. Among the consumers who bought Pokémon Go virtual goods, 53% of them made no consumption in past 6 months. Pokémon Go is a great attraction to game players.

Pokémon Go has two editions, Android Pokémon Go and iOS Pokémon Go. So far, two-thirds of downloads are from iOS devices. Martin predicted the iOS users might contribute more game consumptions than Android users.

As Apple charges too much tax from third party developers, some developers criticized its policy and made other means to avoid being tax from Apple. Apple also made agreement that it would only charge 15% of dividend in the second year for those yearly third party app subscribers.

How to Remove Suggested Apps Ads in Windows 10

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By default, Windows 10 will displays suggested apps in the Start menu – both on the left side, under your apps, and on the right side as live tiles. If you want to get rid of these “suggestions”, here are a couple of ways you can try to remove the app ads.

The easiest way is to right-click on the suggested apps in the Start menu and click “Turn off all suggestions”. You can also head to Start > Settings > Personalization, click Start tab on the left side, and then flip the switch “Occasionally show suggestions in Start” to off from there. But these two options only disable the suggestions in the left side of the Start menu. You will still get suggestions as Live Tiles and occasional notifications from Microsoft, To truly get rid of all suggestions, you will need to turn off the feature called Microsoft Consumer Experience.

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IDC: 2016 sales volume of global smartphones only increase by 3.1%

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Agence France Presse quoted from the latest report that the increase of global smartphone in 2016 will slow down. Apple may experience the decline for iPhone sales for the first time.

IDC predicted that the sales volume of global smartphones in 2016 will only increase by 3.1%, up to 1.48 billion units. The increase rate for global smartphones in 2015 was 10.5%.

IDC claimed that the American, European and Chinese markets will encounter low single digit growth, while Japanese and Canadian markets will respectively decline by 6.4% and 6.9 %.

The reason for the low growth of smartphone sales is that the mass markets become saturated. Consumers will continually use their old cellphones if they are unable to get subsidies from operators to purchase a new smartphone.

IDC Ryan Reith claimed consumers wish to know where and by any means to purchase smartphones. It indicated that consumers could purchase new smartphones from manufacturers or online shopping malls instead of from operators.

Reith stated that consumers have rights to choose their favoriate bands and make bargaining at stores.

The report showed that GoogleAndroid devices will keep in the leading role in global smartphone market this year. Its sales volume accounts for 84% of global smartphone sales volume.

To conclude, Apple iPhone will encounter the first decline for sales volume this year. IDC assumed its sales will decline by 2%, down to 227 million units.

However, IDC predicted the sales of iPhone will grow again in 2017, benefiting from the release of iPhone SE.

What’s more, Windows Phone user share will decline as well as Microsoft turned its focus on other project. The report pointed out the user share of Windows Phone in 2016 is only 0.8%.

Indian consumes complained Lumia 650 is high priced

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Lately, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 Mobile smartphone Lumia 650 to India. However, Microsoft’s suggested retail price for Lumia 650 is violated with its initial prediction. Nearly all of the local consumers felt angry with this price.

Users might purchase Lumia 650 between 1,300 yuan and 1,600 yuan via online shop in China. It seems unreasonable to set that price with its configuration as there are many home-made high quality smartphones produced. The home-made smartphones are even cheaper.

Speaking of its selling price at India, it charges about 1,612 yuan for a Lumia 650 standard edition in India based on the quoted price of Indian Amazon. It still charges about 1,568 with a discount. The local consumers complained a lot for its offer.

They don’t expect to spend so much money for Windows Phone. The Indian consumers felt the Android smartphone offered at the same price is more attractive.

It is not wise to buy Lumia 650 at such price for such hardware configuration. Lumia 650 disappointed them except the body design. Its processor, applications and battery life donot meet consumers’ expectation. What’s more, consumers commented that the phone is burning when they play games on it.

Lumia 650 can not considered as a high-end smartphone in accordance with its configuration. It offers 8MP primary camera with LED flash, 2x zoom, HDR, 5-inch OLED HD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Windows 10 os with 1.3GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon.

Consumers are able to buy more advanced smartphone with the same price for home-made brands smartphone.