Netflix has a problem. The video streaming service is required to license TV shows and movies for every country they do business in. That's a tall order. Netflix is a global entertainment provider. Netflix reduces their costs by only licensing certain entertainment in the country where it's most likely to be profitable. When you sign into your Netflix account, the company knows where you're located by your IP address. It automatically delivers only the content you're allowed to see in your area. That led to a certain amount of frustration with users in one country who would like to watch the same programs as viewers just over a dotted line on the map. Pretty much anything that's available on the Internet... --..
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Why Microsoft Edge Should Be Your Go-To Browser, and Why It Won’t Be
There's been a lot of talk about Windows 10 in the tech press. Most of the reviews concentrated on compatibility with legacy software and older hardware that made the change from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 difficult. Our home computer service techs have been helping our customers change over to the new operating system, and the vast majority of upgrades had no problems at all. That's made Windows 10 a hit. What about the new browser that comes with the new operating system? Microsoft Edge has replaced Internet Explorer, but few observers have been analyzing exactly how it's different. We think that Edge has a lot of things going for it that should make it your go-to browser.... --..
Beware the Trojan Horse!
Among the various types of computer repair Los Angeles consumers need help with the most are problems caused by malware infections. A Trojan Horse is a common form of malware that ordinary users encounter during regular internet surfing. Unfortunately, regular computer users often do not understand this particular form of malware, and unwittingly invite it onto their hard drives...
What Is Trojan Horse Malware?A Trojan Horse, often simply called a Trojan, is a malicious piece of code that doesn't replicate itself. When the code is executed, it can take actions that were designed by the malware creator. It's necessary for the computer user to install and activate the code,... --
Learning to Love Metadata
Everyone talks about Metadata and privacy issues. There has been so much scary talk about metadata, that Knut A. Technogeek woke up in a cold sweat from a terrible nightmare: NSA agents had thrown him into a pit of cyberspace, and he fell and fell and fell, passing all these bits and bytes of information that he could not grab hold of. He realized that he needed to learn more about metadata, if he wanted to avoid a repeat visit of the nightmare...
What Is Metadata?Knut quickly learned that there is nothing inherently scary about metadata. He had worried that he might need to contact a Los Angeles computer repair expert.... --
A Guide to Antivirus Software
Creating and providing antivirus software is a big industry in today’s business world. Any L.A. computer repair expert can tell you that just as the criminal syndicates that create these viruses continue to grow and expand, antivirus software developers and researchers must adapt and evolve. This industry sector is big money, because any large or small business that is concerned with their computer and IT security (and EVERY one should be) must purchase and continue using yearly licenses to keep their antivirus solution up and running...
Know the Antivirus Software AvailableBecause of the cost involved, and the risks one takes when deciding upon which software to choose, it is important... --
Online Coupon Search Engine Launched
Are you a thrifty shopper who loves finding online coupons for the best deals on the items you need? If so, you might get frustrated surfing various sites and sifting through search engine results trying to find the right coupons for your upcoming purchases. The Daily Reflector in Greenville, SC reports that a solution might be near as online shopping site MoneyMailer.com has launched a new search engine designed to simplify the process of finding online coupons. New search engine enhancements such as portals that group similar coupons together make it easier for consumers to find deals in their area. [caption id="attachment_2326" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Old fashioned coupons[/caption] "Everyone wants to save,"... --..
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