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This page contains all the news items for the month of January 2011.

 

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Sony's Next Generation PSP, As Good As The PS3?

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Sony's answer to the Nintendo 3DS, codenamed the Next Generation Portable, has quite a few innovations ... Read more ...
Jan
28
2011



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Hundreds Sued For Downloading Paris Hilton Sex Tape Illegally

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Another day, another copyright troll, this time it's suing users who downloaded the Paris Hilton sex tapes illegally ... Read more ...
Jan
28
2011



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Google Starts Filtering "Piracy Related" Keywords For Auto-complete, Instant

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Google has bowed to the entertainment lobby's threats and has started filtering keywords like "torrent" for its auto-complete/instant function ... Read more ...
Jan
28
2011



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$39 Blu-ray Players? $99 Wii?

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Prices for Blu-ray players are predicted to go south, way south, in 2011, along with the Wii, Kindle amongst 12 other products ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2011



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Expiring Web Images: Good For Privacy, Or Just Another DRM?

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Images that expire after a certain period may be good for those that lacks the impulse control not to upload embarrassing photos of themselves, but could it also be used as a form of DRM? ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2011



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Nintendo 3DS: Non-transferable Licenses and Region Control

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The 3DS may be a revolutionary portable console, but some of its "new" features may be downright regressive ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 15th January 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 15th January, the week that The Social Network was released ... Read more ...
Jan
26
2011



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Notorious UK Anti-Piracy Law Firm, ACS:Law, Calls It Quits?

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One of the first anti-piracy law firms in the UK to engage in mass lawsuits may have called it a day, after a string of setbacks ... Read more ...
Jan
26
2011



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Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am Appointed as Intel Creative Director

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No seriously, musician will.i.am is now a director of creative innovations at Intel ... Read more ...
Jan
26
2011



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Vid.ly: Universal Video Linker

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A new service aims to solve the problem of cross-browser and phone compatibility for online video ... Read more ...
Jan
25
2011



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Analyst: Nintendo's Wii 2 Strategy Wrong

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Michael Pachter says that Nintendo should not wait until the Wii has sold 45 million consoles in the US before launching the Wii 2 ... Read more ...
Jan
25
2011



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3D TV, Movies A Pain In The Eyes, For Some

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Do you suffer from nausea, eye strain, after watching a 3D presentation? It seems you're not alone ... Read more ...
Jan
25
2011



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The Pirate Bay's New Project: The Music Bay

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The Pirate Bay may be launching a new music sharing service that it promises will scare the living daylights out of the music industry ... Read more ...
Jan
24
2011



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Over Optimistic UK Government Plans To Get ISPs To Pay For Anti-Piracy Work

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The British government wants ISPs to contribute to the cost of anti-piracy activities, and optimistically estimates the benefit of such a scheme ... Read more ...
Jan
24
2011



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Sony To Combat 'Root Key Leak' With Serial Keys?

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Sony may introduce unique serial keys to future PS3 games to combat the recent security debacle of their own making ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2011



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DAEMON Tools - New Version Available (4.40.2)

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A new bug fix release of DAEMON Tools Lite is now available to download ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2011



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Smell-O-Vision Coming To Gaming, Home Video

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A $70 device is promising to bring smell-o-vision to gaming and home video, later this year ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2011



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Microsoft to PS3 Hacker: Let's Work Together

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Microsoft devs have offered an olive branch to notorious hackers geohot, even as he is being sued by Sony for hacking Microsoft's rival's console, the PS3 ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2011



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Malware and DRM - The Perfect Marriage

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Malware writers are starting to use DRM to protect their investment, so they can loan out their toolkits to more people ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2011



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Uncensored Playboy App Coming to iPad

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Playboy will soon release an iPad app that allows users access to all old and new issues of Playboy uncensored ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2011



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RIAA Threatens Domain Name Authority

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The RIAA is at it again, this time threatening ICANN for not helping enough to stop piracy ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2011



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Is the iPad 'Cannibalizing' Laptops, Netbooks?

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Apple's COO hints at the fact that the iPad is stealing sales away from netbooks and laptops, even in Apple's own range ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2011



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New Software Spotlight: Easy Subtitles Synchronizer

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This feature highlights the newly released free software Easy Subtitles Synchronizer, which attempts to make the job of subtitle editing much easier ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2011



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Kinect: Injuries and Arrests

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From breaking your foot from, to getting arrested for it, playing Xbox 360 Kinect has never been so dangerous ... Read more ...
Jan
19
2011



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PS3 Hack Update: Court Case Delay, Bricking your PS3 and Modern Warfare 2 A Victim

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An update on the PS3 hack saga, the lawsuit filed by Sony, a new custom firmware that may brick your PS3, and Modern Warfare 2 the latest victim of the hack ... Read more ...
Jan
19
2011



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Sony, Universal: Quicker Music Releases Reduces Piracy

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Songs will now be made available to purchase faster than before in a bid to combat online piracy ... Read more ...
Jan
18
2011



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LG Promotes 3D TVs with Passive Glasses - Are They Better Than The Active Kind?

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LG are going to make more 3D TVs using passive glasses. We examine what this means, and what it means for the consumer ... Read more ...
Jan
17
2011



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Nintendo 3DS Already Hacked?

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Rumours abound on the Internet that the yet unreleased Nintendo 3DS has already been hacked to play pirated ROMs ... Read more ...
Jan
17
2011



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Users Being Paid To Spot Fake Torrents, Infamous Aiplex Issue Threats

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Infamous anti-piracy outfit Aiplex is in the news again, this time threatening a Torrent indexer for paying its users for spotting fake torrents ... Read more ...
Jan
16
2011



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NPD US Video Games Sales Analysis for December 2010

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Want to find out whether the Wii outsold the Xbox 360, and how the PS3 perform? Read our monthly NPD analysis feature and get informed ... Read more ...
Jan
15
2011



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ImgBurn 2.5.5.0 Released

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A new version of the popular disc burning tool, ImgBurn, has just been released ... Read more ...
Jan
14
2011



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New Study Says RapidShare Is Major Piracy Source, RapidShare Threatens To Sue

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RapidShare is angry at a new study that claims it is one of the most popular sources for pirated content online, even more so than BitTorrent networks ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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Trend Micro: Android More Prone To Malware Than iOS

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Security firm Trend Micro says that Android phones are more vulnerable to viruses than Apple iOS devices ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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iPad 2 Dummy At CES Has Apple Fans Excited

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Is it a hoax, an Apple plant, or actually based on factory leaks? The iPad 2 dummy shown at the CES has users wondering ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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Google Drops Support For H.264 In Chrome Browser

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The HTML5 war is heating up, with Google announcing they're no longer supporting H.264 ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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UltraViolet: A new DRM, or a new way to buy movies?

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The way we buy movies may just be about to change, thanks to a new system called UltraViolet unveiled at the CES ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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PS3 Hack Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Sony has launched a lawsuit against geohot and fail0verflow, the hacker that leaked the hacked 3.55 PS3 firmware to the world ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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New Technology Makes Blu-ray Even More High Def

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A new technology was unveiled at the CES that claims to dramatically improve details of even 1080p Blu-ray movies ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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Law Firms Join Forces To Fight Online Piracy

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The US Copyright Group is helping with Kenneth Ford's porn lawsuits ... Read more ...
Jan
12
2011



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Blu-ray Analog HD Output To Be Restricted

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Analog HD output on new Blu-ray players will now be restricted to only SD ... Read more ...
Jan
12
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 1st January 2011

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Jan
11
2011



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UK Music Sales Up, Revenue Down, Piracy Blamed

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The BPI says piracy is responsible for a yearly revenue decline, however music sales are actually up significantly ... Read more ...
Jan
11
2011



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Microsoft: Kinect Coming to PCs, Just Not Yet

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Steve Ballmer hints at official Kinect support for PCs ... Read more ...
Jan
10
2011



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50,000 Compromised iTunes Accounts For Sale In China

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50,000 hacked iTunes accounts are put up for sale on a Chinese auction website ... Read more ...
Jan
10
2011



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First Wireless HDMI Blu-ray player launched by Philips, new HDTV aspect ratio

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The world's first wireless HDMI blu-ray player has been launched by Philips at CES 2011, and also news on more 21:9 HDTVs ... Read more ...
Jan
9
2011



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Star Wars Coming To Blu-ray: September 2011

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George Lucas has officially announced the release date for Star Wars on Blu-ray, to be available before the end of September 2011 ... Read more ...
Jan
7
2011



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Xbox 360 Kinect: 8 Million Shipped, Avatar Kinect Chat Launched

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The Xbox 360 Kinect device has beat its holidays sales target, as Microsoft announced a new Avatar Kinect chat feature at CES 2011 ... Read more ...
Jan
7
2011



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DVD Sales Down 16% In 2010, But Blu-ray, Digital, Rentals Up

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Blu-ray, digital downloads/streaming and rentals are helping to offset the decline in DVD sales ... Read more ...
Jan
7
2011



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US Copyright Group Now Suing 'The Expendables' Downloaders

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The US Copyright Group are at it again, this time suing the thousands that have downloaded the 2010 film, The Expendables ... Read more ...
Jan
7
2011



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PS3 Hack: Custom Firmware Now Available

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Following the hack of the PS3, in which the root key was obtained, hackers have moved on to create a custom firmware for the PS3 that could lead to the return of homebrew ... or mass piracy ... Read more ...
Jan
6
2011



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ZapTunes Closes, Starts New Business (or scam?)

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The infamous ZapTunes, which offered the unbelievable deal 8 million DRM-free song downloads for only $25 per month, has just cancelled the accounts of all of those who signed up ... Read more ...
Jan
6
2011



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New Kinect Xbox 360 Bundle Disc Scratching Problem?

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Reports of the new Xbox 360 console scratching Kinect Adventure discs has gamers concerned ... Read more ...
Jan
5
2011



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New Windows 'Thumbnail Image' Security Flaw Found

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Microsoft warns of a new security threat for older Windows versions in relation to folder thumbnail previews, but is not issuing a fix just yet ... Read more ...
Jan
5
2011



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Blog: A Sad New Year For Copyright

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The Fellowship of the Ring as a public domain work? That could have been a reality this January 1st, but sadly, it did not happen ... Read more ...
Jan
4
2011



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Intel To Offer New Movie Streaming Service, WiDi, and Anti-Piracy Chip

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Intel Insider is a new Video-On-Demand service, but users will have to put up with a new hardware based DRM ... Read more ...
Jan
4
2011



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Nintendo 3DS Pics Leaked?

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New pictures may show what the new upcoming 3DS looks like ... Read more ...
Jan
4
2011



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Hotmail Bug Causes Missing Emails - Updated

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Users are reporting a bug with Hotmail which sees many of their messages missing completely or moved to the "Delete" folder for no reason ... Read more ...
Jan
3
2011



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iPhone's 'Y2K' bug causes late wake-ups - Updated

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A software bug in the iPhone alarm clock causes havoc around the world ... Read more ...
Jan
3
2011



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Has Ubisoft given up on their "Always On" Draconian DRM?

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Ubisoft appears to have softened their controversial DRM system, by no longer requiring you to have a constant connection to their servers ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011



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Windows Phone 7 DRM Broken?

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Despite being only available recently, the Windows Phone 7 DRM appears to have already been broken, meaning that WP7 app piracy is about to begin ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011



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PS3 Hacked Once and For All?

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A new security breach for the console once dubbed the hardest the crack, could now make the PS3 the least secure console on the market ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011



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Media Player Classic Updates HomeCinema Edition to Version 1.4.2808 Beta

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Media Player Classic is a multimedia player capable of playing DivX movies and other video formats ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 5.8.8

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Vista Codec Package takes the best codecs and settings and allows playback of DVDs and other movie formats in Windows Vista ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011



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Windows 7 Codec Package Updates to Version 2.7.1

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Windows 7 Codecs is a codec pack for Microsofts new operating system Windows 7, similar to Vista Codec Package for Windows Vista ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011