If you are familiar with modern day Usenet search, you probably know about NZB files and NZB Search Indexes. And if you have looked recently, you would know that there are tons of different NZB indexes out there and sorting them out to know which one is the best to find your content on the Usenet can be mind boggling – Well very soon you can wipe that dumbfounded look off your face and stop scratching a hole in your head because we are here to help. Right now we are compiling a list of the best and worst NZB search indexes online today, complete with comprehensive reviews. Our index reviews will include overall features, membership levels, membership status and our overall impressions from real-world testing. We promise great and useful information to come and some things that may surprise you. Check back often for updates
Did you know that using Easynews web based Usenet interface, you can really get the most out of Usenet by quickly and very easily search for user posts sorting by the kind of post you are looking for – it could be a video, an audio file, a picture or even an ISO image file. Using a really clean layout with big thumbnail previews and clear post descriptions, you can find what you want in a very short period of time. Easynews even gives you the option to create an NZB file from your search results if you would like to download the post using another Usenet client app. Easynews search interface is much like Google search in that it is a one click search. Easynews Global Search servers do also appear to be very fast returning your Usenet post results within one to two seconds. If you are just getting started with Usenet, Easynews would definitely be our recommendation as a go to provider for you. You can try Easynews anytime – Check out this video that shows off Easynews’ Usenet searching chops:
Today, everyone has a smartphone, they have become almost an extended body part and as such, people are demanding more and more from their mobile devices, doing more and more on them each day. You can do everything from playing high-speed racing games, to checking the weather, to reading email and also downloading content from the Usenet. That’s right, we said it, download content from the Usenet Thanks to apps like PowerNZB, you can now download and extract Usenet content directly to your Android device. The Usenet apps available for Android range anywhere from add-on companion apps for client side remote server management, where the Android app talks directly to a computer that downloads content from the Usenet, to fully featured NZB download clients that will search, download and extract Usenet content directly onto your mobile device making it ready for immediate playback. The best fully featured Usenet download app we have found so far is PowerNZB. Look for our official review later this week The app is not free, but as you’ll see in our next review, it is well worth the few dollars it costs
As the Usenet has been aging gracefully and storage has become quite cheap, the Usenet and the sheer volume of data uploaded by its users to the newsgroups has exploded over over the last few years, now sitting at around 11+ terabytes per day uploaded. With the total storage capacity of the big Usenet providers now dating back 5+ years, that’s a whole lot of data to sift through to find the posts you want. Although there are many sites out there that index NZB files, which point to the messages and posts available for download on the Usenet, very few of these search engines index articles dating back the full 5+ years. The ones that do, charge a fee for access. Thankfully there are other alternatives that you can use that won’t cost you any extra dough – our favorite alternative at the time of this writing, is the Newshosting Usenet Browser. The Newshosting Usenet Browser is a fully featured Usenet app that allows you to search over 5 years of available binary article retention on the Usenet. The Newshosting Usenet Browser has a searchable index of over 100,000+ newsgroups and can even sort posts by video, audio, iso and many more. Newshosting’s one click search makes it possible to comb through ridiculous amounts of data to find the posts you want. The best part of all of this, is that the Newshosting Usenet Browser is free when you access the Usenet Using Newshosting. We have found Newshosting’s search engine to be really snappy and reliable. From what we can tell the index, is updated about every 10 to 15 minutes, which is awesome when compared with most Newznab search engines out there today. To start using Newshosting’s search today, check out the links below – We are able to offer you special affiliate pricing that can save you over 33% on the Unlimited plan over the regular price. Plus, when you signup with us, it helps cover our hosting costs and we keep get to doing what we do which is make cool Usenet content for you Just click the link below to signup –
Based on information contained in Apple’s quarterly earnings report yesterday, content delivery providers everywhere should be very exited about the future of cloud services and content delivery. Apple posted some surprising numbers when asked about their cloud services, not being Apple’s strong suit in the past. Based on the rate of consumption and user growth in Apple’s iCloud, iTunes and App Store services, the need for high speed content delivery shows no signs of slowing down. Apple’s iCloud user accounts grew 30% since the beginning of this year, now at a whopping 320 million users and climbing. iTunes is also making monster size sums of cash bringing in $3.99 billion this quarter alone. iTunes has become so large, that it may soon over take Apple’s Mac product line which generated a not to distant $4.89 billion. Apple’s App Store is also making waves with some 900,000 apps that have generated app developers a total of $11 billion dollars over the last 5 years.
If these numbers prove one thing, it is that people want their content and they are willing to pay for it, should it become available. The movie and television industries could learn much from Apple’s example by simply making content available to all users, anywhere, all the time. Perhaps once intellectual property licensing laws become more flexible, the Usenet could become the content delivery network of choice. The Usenet is after all the largest store of user generated content on the web.
You guys may have noticed, we were offline for roughly 48 Friday-Sunday – we are happy to report, we are back online, everything’s back to normal and no data was lost Our hosting provider was experiencing an explosion of traffic due to a denial of service attack and it basically took the server our site was on to its knees. Traffic was successfully re-routed and here we are back to 100%.
Over the coming weeks we have all new and exciting videos on the way, from showing you how to build your own 24/7 Usenet downloader for $35, to creating your own fully automated Usenet download appliance to drive your home theater media center for around $100. Videos and detailed how-to guides will be included
Just announced today, the one and only, truly web based Usenet provider Easynews, increases the web retention of their proprietary Global Search interface from 200 to 400 days. This marks the first time ever retention increase in Easynews’ web based Global Search and it is sure to be a welcomed new feature that diehard Easynews fans have been looking forward to for a long time.
What is Easynews Usenet Global Search?
Easynews Global search is a sleek, powerful and sophisticated web based user interface that allows Easynews members to search binary Usenet newsgroups for user-generated files based on keyword combinations and all sorts of other very robust filtering criteria. Easynews is also the first of its kind to scan file types and display detailed thumbnails when available, this makes sifting through large amounts of video files much easier. Along with all the optional search filters, you can also use UI settings to control the look and feel of how your Usenet search results are displayed.
Who Needs Easynews?
This is a no-brainer – short answer, everyone. Easynews easy to use web based user interface makes it the best way to search and find things on the Usenet, making it great for new Usenet users. That same simplicity is also ideal for the lazy Usenet user, someone who knows all the ins and outs of Usenet, but is just looking to grab something quick without having to dive into a mountain of headers.
If you are ready to dive in and take the plunge, sign up for an Easynews account today. The power of Easynews’ web based Global Search can not and will not be denied
Today with companies like Facebook and Google looking to collect, store and use all the information they can get on you to bug you and sell to you and share whatever with God knows who else, privacy and protection of our personal information and files has become very important. Today, with the advent of the Copyright Alert System and the “Six Strikes” isp policies, big brother is keeping watch over everything we do online including any user-generated files that we download or upload to share with others. Because this monitoring is going on, many users who share files with others have come up with ways to make it harder for others to see what files are being shared by scrambling and encrypting the original filename before upload – this practice has even started on Usenet. Where once you could browse the headers of a newsgroup and see the binary filenames available very clearly, most of the time now, the filenames just look like scrambled letters and numbers. This has been done in the hopes that binaries being shared will remain private.
Having a system to maintain privacy is great, but only if that system is not working against you – the scrambling of filenames has left others not knowing what to do when they are browsing the binary newsgroups and they can’t make heads or tails of what files are actually available in the group. We will let you in on a little secret, most of the time encrypted or scrambled Usenet filenames can be revealed by running the PARs through quickpar to repair the filenames in the posts to reveal the actual real unscrambled filename. You may often have to download all the PARs in the set for this to work, but that is better than downloading gigs of articles and not even know what you’re downloading before you spend all that time downloading something you might not be looking for.
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Mobile devices have been exploding on the scene for the last couple of years with apps and developers for just about everything, from note taking apps, to full featured video editing apps – Usenet is no exception. The folks from The Media Council have created a new free version of their Easynews Usenet search app, EZ Global Search Lite. EZ Global Search Lite offers a free option for users looking to download and explore Usenet content on their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The lite version of the full featured EZ Global Search, contains most of the features of the full version.
They have also upgraded the full version by adding the ability to search using 16 different filetypes in addition to filtering by post age, newsgroup name, file size and filename extension. Both EZ Global Search and EZ Global Search Lite are really powerful amazing apps for searching and downloading from the Usenet. We highly recommend anyone with an iOS device give it a whirl
According to recent posts by Newshosting and UsenetServer, both Usenet providers have increased their Usenet header retention to match the same level of their binary retention of 1,620+ days. According to the posts, over the next couple of weeks users of both UsenetServer and Newshosting will gain access to over 4 years of Usenet article headers for all groups. This new header retention means that users can now search and find binary files by browsing the headers in the binary groups and have access to all the files available in all newsgroups that both providers carry – this means users will finally be able to search all the available binary articles without the need for NZBs or an NZB search index. With their superior network speeds and robust feature set, both UsenetServer and Newshosting are poised to be two of the best NSPs around.