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Watch your favorite movies using Netflix

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Netflix is a service provider for on-demand internet streaming media in the United States, Canada and few other countries. So, whenever you want to watch your favorite movie, just logon to Netflix and enjoy the Netflix movie on your favorite screen like laptop or a projector. Netflix was established in 1997 in California and started its subscription-based digital distribution service in 1999, and by 2009, it had a collection of 100,000 titles of DVDs and offers a flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States. NetflixCurrently, Netflix has more than 20 million subscribers and planning to expand its services into the European and Latin America market.

Netflix is the biggest source of North American web traffic which accounts for more than 24 percent of aggregated traffic, as reported by Sandvine. It does not support playback on Linux PCs, but the Linux-based Roku devices and Android operating system which uses the Linux kernel are supported. Netflix offers its Internet video streaming (“Watch Instantly“) of selected titles to computers running Windows or Mac OS X and to compatible devices like Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 console; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices, as well as Apple TV and Google TV.

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Facebook surpasses eBay and Amazon

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Facebook, after surpassing Google for the most visited website in US, has now become the second largest web company with an estimated valuation of about USD 100 billion, which is greater than eBay or Amazon. Now, the Facebook is placed just after Google. Last year, Facebook surpassed ebay and now in 2011, it surpassed Amazon and continue to grow at a very fast pace. Though, Facebook is not yet public, but based on private-market transactions, Facebook has an estimated value of USD 100 billion.

Within hours of this news, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the great news. Last year, when it surpassed eBay, Mark Zuckerberg introduced an improved messaging platform to provide users an application that envelopes e-mail, instant messages, Facebook messages and SMS in a single thread. If a user is conversing over Facebook chat, and later switches over to a mobile device, the conversation stays in the same place, except it is being sent through SMS. So, this year we have to see what new is in store for the users.

Is Facebook trying to overtake Google or at least Gmail by launching the latest email service? Well, with the pace facebook is going it may take just couple of years to overtake Google and become the largest web company.

PayPal Account Review

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PayPal is a global leader in online payment solutions. It is similar to digital wallet, using which you can make a payment. Your PayPal account securely stores bank account and credit card information for easy and faster online transactions. With PayPal account, you can make as well as receive payments for the services or products you offer to the clients. When someone sends you money through PayPal, you can easily transfer this money to your linked bank account. So, you do not need to go to bank to deposit the checks; just login to PayPal account and transfer the money.

Is PayPal Secure?
In short, answer is ‘Yes’. PayPal does not share financial information with retailers and it also protects you for Unauthorized Purchases. It also refunds for items that never arrive or the shipment received was different than ordered. Check out the below page to learn more about PayPal Purchase Protection:

https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=security/safe_online_shopping

PayPal Fees
Opening an account on PayPal is free and it does not require you to pay any fees for making payments within US. But PayPal charges you to receive payments or to make payments outside US. Visit the PayPal website to know more about the PayPal fee structure.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-fees-outside

PayPal Account Types
PayPal offers several types of accounts for different needs. Setting up an account does not incur any cost, no matter which account you choose and you may upgrade your account whenever you feel.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/general/PayPalAccountTypes-outside

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Play Car Racing Games

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Driving is always fun whether on road or on digital screen. Everyone loves driving, at least on digital screens and does not get tired at all. One reason for it is that it does not require you to get a license to drive; therefore, even women and kids can easily experience the fun of driving without worrying to hit anyone with their car. Though, it is not just kids and women who love to play car racing games, but men also love to drive the car as fast as possible and win all the races in this virtual world.

NFS (Need For Speed) is one of the popular street racing games which is played by many game enthusiasts. Apart from NFS, there are several other racing games which are quite popular.

Below are some of the popular racing games.
• DiRT
• F1
• Live for Speed
• Midnight Club II
• NASCAR Racing
• NFS (Series Game)
• Shift 2 – Unleashed
• Test Drive Unlimited

So, get these car games, test your speed and have fun!!!


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Buy and Sell Used College Textbooks

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To buy college textbooks you do not need to spend the full amount, as you can easily buy used college textbooks for cheap online and save enough money. There are various websites which sell college textbooks for cheap; you can easily search the textbook by providing title, author name or by providing ISBN. If you do not want to keep the textbook forever with you, it is always recommended to buy used textbook and save money. Online shopping giant, Amazon, offers a wide variety of both new and used textbooks at attractive rates. Due to advancement in technology and deep penetration of Internet, it is now easy and cost affordable for students to buy books and study.

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Sell college textbooks
You can even sell your old and used textbooks on internet and Amazon. According to Amazon, “you can save up to 90% on used textbooks and up to 30% on new textbooks, then get up to 70% back when you sell textbooks back at Amazon“. So, when you are done with a book, you can easily sell it on Amazon and keep the cash or buy a new book.

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Netbooks – Mini Laptops for Internet surfing

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What are Netbooks
Netbooks are the mini version of laptops. These are inexpensive, small and light-weight, thus easy to handle. The initial use of netbooks began in the late 2007 when Asus introduced the Asus Eee PC. However, by late 2008; netbooks became quite popular and now shares an equal market space with laptops. In the short period since their appearance, netbooks have grown in size and features, now converging with new smaller, lighter notebooks.

Basic Specifications of Netbooks
Netbooks are best suited for general computing and net surfing, basically meant to be connected with friends and loved-ones. You can also listen to songs, play videos and share your photos online. Most netbooks in the market today support Wi-Fi and can also be used on mobile telephone networks. Some also include Ethernet and/or modem ports, for broadband or dial-up Internet access respectively.

Netbooks are now available with good enough storage capacity of 160GB with up to 12” display size. Battery life of netbook is considered to be better than traditional laptops. Most netbooks also come up with a camera. Netbooks are now available with good enough storage capacity of 160GB with up to 12” display size. Battery life of netbook is considered to be better than traditional laptops.

Netbooks are also available in many colorful designs to attract the user, but netbooks are basically meant for general or basic computing only. If you want to run heavy applications, then netbook is not a suitable choice for you. Though, netbooks are still in the phase of development, more and more improvements can be expected in the years to come to make this gadget more robust in terms of speed and security.

Google shows off Chrome Notebooks based on Chrome Operating System

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Recently, search-engine giant, Google shows off the prototype of its first notebook based on Chrome Operating System. Google Chrome OSChrome OS is based on the open-source Chromium OS. Chrome laptops are designed to promote web-centric computing, where users will use online applications instead of downloading software on to their computers. Google will ensure users to get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers. It stores all data in the cloud, so even if you lost your notebook, you will never lose your data. Simply use another chrome OS powered laptop and access your data as before.

To provide various online apps, Google already opened a web store which sells more than 500 games, news and other software applications to simplify the consumer’s life. Google claims to have more than 120 million users who are already using its Chrome Internet browser. Google is planning to sell this awesome Chrome OS powered computers in large numbers to give a tough competition. Find below the main features of Chrome notebooks:

• Boots-up in about 10 seconds
• Instantly resumes from sleep mode
• Supports Adobe Flash
• Documents are stored safely in the cloud
• Integrated Wi-Fi and 3G network for easy web access
• Uses advanced technology to help prevent malware and viruses from accessing your data
• Upgrades itself automatically with the latest features and fixes
• Amazing apps for almost everything

This amazing Google notebook surely will give a tough competition to Microsoft and Apple. Google has already launched Chromebook and tied up with several hardware manufacturers like Samsung and Acer among others.

Adobe unveils all new Acrobat X Software

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In October 2010, Adobe announced the launch of next generation of Acrobat software, the Acrobat X (Acrobat Ten). Acrobat X software will help you create high-impact PDF communications, collaborate more easily, and streamline reviews. Adobe Acrobat XThis new software makes it easy to export documents to Microsoft’s Word and Excel software. It can also create PDF Portfolios that bring together multiple file types. Users can also include remote content such as websites and online video inside the PDF Portfolio.

The release lineup includes Acrobat X Standard, Acrobat X Pro, Acrobat X Suite (includes Photoshop CS5, Acrobat X Pro, Presenter 7, Captivate 5, Media Encoder CS5, Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES2), Adobe Reader X, Acrobat.com document exchange services. The Acrobat Reader X has great features of commenting with sticky notes and highlighter tool, which will also be compatible with mobile devices such as Android and Windows Phone 7.

Acrobat X Pro users will become more productive with the use of ‘Actions’. Adobe’s Pro software lets you deliver professional PDF communications, create and edit PDF files, add a watermark and share information with enhanced security.

Check out all the features of Adobe Acrobat X from the Adobe site – http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro.html.

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