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Free plugin lets you control Netflix stream quality, skip intros, and block spoilers

Netflix App For Mac Windows

Netflix is the most popular streaming movie and TV show service on the planet by a wide margin. Interestingly, that margin has arguably only grown wider of late, despite increased competition from Netflix's top rivals, such as Amazon and Hulu. There is an increased focus across the board on original content at Netflix, Amazon, and elsewhere, but no other service has managed to drum up as much interest in original content as Netflix. The sheer volume of Netflix originals certainly doesn't hurt — Netflix has 31 different originals premiering in January 2018, alone — but it's also a question of quality, of course.

If you're a Netflix subscriber who thought you couldn't possibly enjoy streaming videos from Netflix anymore than you already do, prepare to be surprised. A Netflix enhancement plugin that insiders have loved for quite some time now is gaining popularity, and it's high time you checked it out to see how much better Netflix can be on your Mac or Windows computer.

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Free plugin lets you control Netflix stream quality, skip intros, and block spoilers originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at 13:30:58 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Everyone is obsessed with a new Google app that uses selfies to find your fine art look-alike

Google Arts And Culture

If you had told us last week that Google would find a way to get people interested in fine art en masse, we would've laughed in your face. Fast-forward to today, and people are obsessed with a new update to the Google Arts & Culture app. This free app from Google offers a number of nifty features such as virtual museum tours and visual searches for famous works of art. But there's one feature in particular that has people excited right now, and started a viral social media trend that has picked up some serious steam over the past few days.

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Everyone is obsessed with a new Google app that uses selfies to find your fine art look-alike originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at 10:08:15 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Google deleted 60 games from the Play Store that showed porn ads to users

Google Play reviews, porn ads

Following an investigation by security firm Check Point, Google has deleted 60 games from the Play Store that were infected with a malicious bug, which among other things injected pornographic ads into games targeted at children. According to Google Play's public data, the games had been downloaded between 3 million and 7 million times.

The malware, which Check Point dubbed "AdultSwine," attacked users in three ways, with the pornographic ads only being one. In addition, the malware tried to get users to install fake security apps, themselves often ridden with malware, or register for a premium service using their phone number.

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Google deleted 60 games from the Play Store that showed porn ads to users originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at 18:49:55 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Intel advises customers not to download Spectre patch after reboot problems

Intel Spectre patch has bug problems

Intel has begun "quietly advising some customers to hold off installing patches" related to the recent Spectre vulnerability, according to emails seen by the Wall Street Journal, and confirmed by a blog post from Intel. The company is reportedly telling cloud-center customers and computer manufacturers to hold off on applying some recent updates, due to a bug in the patch that appears to be causing reboot problems for some systems.

"We have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates," Intel EVP Navin Shenoy said in a statement. "Specifically, these systems are running Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs for both client and data center. We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue."

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Intel advises customers not to download Spectre patch after reboot problems originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at 16:23:20 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

This secretive iPhone chat app worked out how to block screenshots

Confide ScreenShield Screenshot Blocker

Confide is a chat app available for iPhone, Android, PC, and Mac that’s as private as they get. It features end-to-end encryption like iMessage, WhatsApp, and others, but also ephemeral messages, like Snapchat. On top of that, the developers are blocking screenshots on all platforms, including Android, Mac, PC — and now iOS.

What’s more interesting, however, is that Confide devs have created a patent-pending technology, called ScreenShield, which identifies when screenshots are being taken on an iPhone or iPad and blocks them entirely, and the trick could be made to work in any app.

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This secretive iPhone chat app worked out how to block screenshots originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 19:22:31 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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