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Netflix streaming service continues to evolve

December 20th, 2011 · No Comments

It seems like just yesterday that I started talking about the new “Watch it Now” streaming service from Netflix (you can read that original article here).  In fact, it’s been about 5 years since that article first appeared and, like everything else in the world of technology, things in the world of Netflix streaming have […]

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Tags: Computer Software · Home Theater · Internet

How to watch NetFlix "Watch it Now" videos in your Windows Media Center with vmcNetFlix

May 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments

In a previous article I talked about the "Watch it Now" feature available to NetFlix customers (you can find that post here).  That feature allows users to stream some of the massive NetFlix catalog over the internet so that they can watch the content on their PCs without having to wait for the DVD to arrive in their mailboxes. 

One of the main problems with using Watch it Now is that you are required to watch the video content using a special Internet Explorer plugin, and that means that you can only watch that content on a PC instead of on the TV in your living room.  The solution to that problem was to use PC or a laptop which was hooked up directly to your TV.  Now there’s a better solution, and its name is vmcNetFlix.

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Tags: Computer Software · Home Theater · Internet

Log into OpenID sites using your own URL

October 19th, 2007 · 7 Comments

In a previous post I talked about the benefits of OpenID-enabled web sites. In a nutshell, OpenID promises to let you use the same logon credentials across multiple sites rather than having to create a new username and password at each site you visit. If you manage your own web site (or even a page on a web site) you can use your site’s URL instead of your OpenID provider’s URL. That means that you can log to OpenID-enabled sites using a “friendly” OpenID name (something like “techwandering.com”) instead of your OpenID provider’s name (like “techwandering.myopenid.com”). Here’s how.

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Tags: Internet

Surf the web faster and safer with OpenDNS

September 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Use OpenDNSHere’s an easy way to make your web surfing faster and safer at the same time. It doesn’t require you to install any software on your PC and it’s compatible with just about any version of any operating system. It’s called OpenDNS. Let’s see how it works.

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Tags: Internet