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40 Million Netflix Streamers Are Warned of Malware Threats

Are you one of the 40 million Netflix streamers? Watch out, if you are using this great website of Netflix to stream an entire season of any television series because using this site could pose severe threat to your computer. According to Malwarebytes’ Corporation, malware writers are exploiting the vulnerability in Microsoft Silverlight 5 to attack computers which access websites which require Silverlight; Netflix website is one of them.

Microsoft Silverlight vulnerability

If you want to use Netflix website, you need to install Microsoft Silverlight, an alternative to Adobe Flash. Microsoft has developed this software as a framework for writing and running rich web Internet applications, even though Adobe Flash is more prevalent. Malwarebytes’ has revealed in its blog that the security flaw was found in earlier versions of Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20125.0 enable malware writers to write malicious programs on compromised systems without having to do any user interaction. The exploit was first found in Angler Exploit kits.

How it affects Microsoft Silverlight?

Microsoft has earlier addressed and patched the security flaw; but now the exploit is spotted to allow malware attackers to run arbitrary codes on affected systems. As spotted for the first time by Chris Wakelin (‏@EKwatcher) and @kafeine has analyzed how the malware attack works on Netflix website.

When the Angler exploit kit is on the exploit webpage and asserts which version of Microsoft Silverlight has been installed on the computer, through the exploit. If the Angler exploit kit determines that the computer is in good condition, it creates a library to exploit the vulnerability of Microsoft Silverlight. Though only a small number of websites needs Microsoft Silverlight to run, but Netflix is one of them. Since Netflix has a whopping 40 million users who are using the website for steaming content, hence the mass of people to be at risk of this Microsoft Silverlight vulnerability is high.

If you are also using Netflix website to stream content, then equip your computer with the protection of solid anti-malware; download TechGenie Free Antivirus to get the combined protection of antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, anti-rootkit, real time protection, browser protection, and self protection.

Apple® To Charge Nothing for Shipment Until December 22

In order to push the sale of its products and expand its already gigantic user base, Apple has decided that this holiday season, it will charge nothing from its customers for the shipment of their orders.

This holiday season could not have got any better and all you buyers should be thankful to Apple. Any order that you place with the premier brand online will be delivered at your doorstep absolutely free. You just need to log on to Apple Store or make use of the iOS application.

Earlier, an Apple customer was charged zilch for product shipment only when the purchase exceeded US$ 50. But now you can order even a less expensive product without taking the trouble of visiting an Apple Store in town. What’s more, an eleventh-hour decision to buy an iPod or an iPad would cost you just US$ 10. You would receive the shipment within a couple of days and if the need is too pressing, pay six dollars more and get your order in just one day.

And if Lady Luck is really by your side, you could also be offered signature gift wrapping, free engraving, covers, carrying cases, zip wallets etc. for free. The price of iPad 2 begins at $499. Apple’s tablet now comes “with iOS 5, iCloud, AirPlay, and access to over 140,000 apps, there’s even more to do, view, play, and share,” as stated by the Apple Store website.

The Apple TV is sold for $99. It was noted for streaming “audio and video from [the] iPad to [an] HDTV through Apple TV.” It also lets users “rent HD movies, buy TV shows, and watch Netflix,” according to the Apple Store. Sources said that the move to send shipment free of cost has paid off as the sale of Apple products has shot up.

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HP TouchSmart® Desktops

HP is an innovative company, which has been always launching products that are user friendly and ergonomically designed. HP has been one of the pioneer companies in the introduction of the touch screen and touch sensitive applications on their desktops and laptops, well ahead of the competition.

HP was one of the first companies to introduce the concept of All-In-One PC way back in 1972. An All-In-One PC, in the technologically advanced world today looks different though. The All-In-One PC is a slim LCD monitor housing the CPU, power supply, drives, disks, displays and everything required in a PC except the keyboard and mouse. With a lot of manufacturers introducing products similar to HP’s touch screen All-In-One PC, HP moved one step ahead in introducing a model with a pivoting facility and even a reclining feature.

In the earlier offerings of HP, the display was vertical and rather cumbersome, even tiring when put to use, for long hours in a day, with the forearm forced to be parallel to the worktable, to touch the screen time and again. This fatigue factor did not go well with the desktop PC. Although, this was okay on POS terminals, ATMs, Kiosks, etc. where the usage was for a few moments only, this posed various issues when brought into application on the desktop PC.

HP introduced two new models recently, with large 23 inch touch screen displays, where the entire display unit, pivoted, can swivel around to 180 degrees and even recline up to 60 degrees. The TouchSmart 610 and 9300, Elite Business PCs have taken the All-In-One PC to completely new heights of comfort and ergonomics, making touch interaction a new experience.

The new TouchSmart software layer has made apps like the NetFlix, Hulu, Twitter etc. innovatively wonderful to work with. The TouchSmart App center is also interesting.

While the TouchSmart 610 All-In-One PC is typically positioned as a consumer model, the 9300 Elite Business All-In-One PC has been put in as an enterprise version as also for Kiosks, POS Counters, etc. or customer spaces. While the TouchSmart 610 is configured with Intel or AMD processors, the 9300 comes with the elite Sandy Bridge chipset from Intel.

Exclusive features like Face Recognition software with the 2 mega pixel camera, Blu-ray drive, 160 GB SSD option, Beats Audio system and 1920 x 1080 resolution make these offerings, exclusive All-In-One PC. The Windows 7 operating system, 802.11 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 6-in-one card reader, slot loading DVD player, wall mounting options and interesting apps, make the HP products really smart.

Latest Update for Xbox 360 from Microsoft® Includes Piracy Check

Xbox is a sixth–generation gaming console from Microsoft. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America. After this, it was also launched in Japan, Australia and Europe. The recent version of Xbox is Xbox 360. Microsoft is competing with Sony PlayStation 2, Sega Dreamcast, and Nintendo GameCube. If you want to play online, you can play with Xbox Live. Xbox 360 is immensely popular among gaming enthusiasts. People prefer it for more reliability and accessibility.

Microsoft is very much interested in recent developments in Xbox 360. They are also developing newer versions of these famous gaming consoles. There are several other gaming consoles available today such as Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. Xbox 360 has some of the best quality features like allows players to compete online, download arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, music and movies and its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities. Xbox 360 also has third party media streaming services like Netflix and ESPN in the USA or Sky Player in the UK. For specific regions, Xbox give access to their users with them.

Recently Microsoft released an update regarding its Xbox 360. These updates include change of Gamer Card and it also included a check on piracy when you re-enable disc booting on Xbox 360. There are rumors that these new updates are checking the pirated version of some of the most popular Xbox 360 games such as, Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Microsoft also released a piracy check update in November i.e. AP 2.5. To stay in the tough competition in this genre, Microsoft always develops and launches new updates for this gaming console. Piracy is a big threat to the software industry and Microsoft is also doing its part by launching updates that can find pirated versions of Xbox 360. Microsoft is still struggling with piracy related to Windows, so, these updates will remove and block all the pirated versions of Xbox 360.

Google TV: Review and Features

The search giant, Google has a habit of coming up with new technologies. Google TV is the latest product from the house of Google. Google TV is all set to give competition to Apple TV. Let us take a complete tour of Google TV.

Below are the features of Google TV:

  • Search your television

Now, you can search whatever you want to watch using the Google TV. Just type in whatever you want to watch and Google will get you that. With the help of Google TV, you can flawlessly search the content on the web while watching TV and can access the content just by performing a single click. Also you can easily switch between TV and the web without changing the input mode of your television.

  • The web is now a channel

The search giant Google has loaded the Google TV with a number of features like Google Chrome and Adobe Flash Player 10.1. With these, you can access anything on web, watch your favorite videos, view photos, play games, chat with friends etc.

  • A new world of apps for your TV

When it comes to any Google product, support and applications for that product is unlimited. Google TV comes pre-loaded with applications like Netflix, Twitter, CNBC, Pandora, Napster, NBA Game Time, Amazon Video On Demand and Gallery. Also in near future, applications from the Google Market will work on Google TV.

  • Your phone = remote control

With the Google TV at your place, you can use your Android based mobile phone or your iPhone or multiple iPhones or Android based phones as a remote for Google TV. Apart from this, you can also use your voice to search the Google TV.

  • Fling a video to your television

With Google TV, you can share anything from a website to whatever you are watching or listening to on your phone to your Google TV by just pressing a button.

  • Watch it now

Now with Google TV, you can access over 40,000 shows and movies by subscribing Netflix just for 8.99 or Amazon Video On Demand (shows start at 99 cents!).

  • YouTube perfected for TV

With Google TV you can watch enormous videos on YouTube. Just imagine watching a video related to your favorite content on a 40 inch TV in HD. Apart from this, you can even create new channels on the fly.

  • Watch and browse, simultaneously

Now, with Google TV, you can watch your favorite TV show or your favorite movie and can browse web simultaneously with the great Picture in Picture technology.

  • TV gets a homepage

Always wanted to get your favorite site as your homepage? Now, you can enjoy this facility in your TV as well. You can select your favorite website as your homepage. Sop that whenever you switch on you television, you can get directly go to your favorite TV shows.

  • Find your favorite episode

With Google TV, you can find and watch your favorite TV shows quickly. Google TV has a special page that lets you quickly find and watch any episode no matter whether it is on TV or the web.

  • Create a TV playlist

Got an important work to do and cannot watch your favorite TV show? Now, there is no need to worry. Just send your favorite TV show to Google Queue and you can watch it later. Also you can subscribe to your favorite websites and video podcasts and can add YouTube videos.

  • Record from the search bar

Now enjoy many enhanced TV and DVR features by combining Google TV with your DISH. You can record a show right from the search bar and can search all of your recordings at once.

  • Rock out in your living room

With Google TV you can listen to your favorite music on your home theatre system by creating a personal radio station on the fly with Pandora or listening to any song, any time, with Napster.

  • The ultimate picture frame

With the help of Google TV, you can watch your favorite images on your LCD or LED TVs. You can stream photos from Picasa, Flickr etc on to your TV.

  • Over-the-air updates

With Google TV there is no need to worry about the latest updates. Google TV updates itself automatically, So that means, you will get the latest features and updates for free and that too without any hassle.

Disc-free Netlfix released on PS3

If you are an avid movie and TV shows buff on your PS3 Netflix, then you certainly will be happy to know that you will now be able to watch movies without inserting a disc and instead enjoy live streaming of movies and TV shows.

If you are a hardcore gamer and have centralized your PS3 with multimedia applications, then the new changes in Netflix will enable you to view your favorite movies and TV shows without inserting a disc, but by just viewing content online.  Moreover the new Netflix features on PS3 include a new user interface which enhances which enhances the content experience as it provides faster browsing experience.

Some of the features of the disc-free Netflix include:

  • Watch movies at 1080p high definition
  • Dolby 5.1 surround sound
  • Content library
  • Home theater experience
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