As the official beginning of summer quickly approaches, it seems to be shaping up into a Roku kind of season. Currently, there are several awesome Roku deals available for those interested in streaming media players or those hoping to save money on their viewing entertainment.
- AcornTV is offering a full year of Acorn Premium, a $24.99 value, with the purchase of a Roku HD player for only $59.99 with free shipping. AcornTV streams “the Best British TV,” offering 10 different commercial-free programs at any given time, with new shows being added weekly.
The subscription to Acorn Premium is activated immediately upon purchase. Therefore, its customers can take advantage of their programming by viewing it online while they wait for their Roku player to arrive. In addition, the subscription includes a full year’s worth of free standard shipping on any orders from their online store.
A schedule of two months’ worth of AcornTV programming is available on the site by clicking on the Schedule link.
Learn more about this great deal at http://acornonline.com/Product.aspx?p=16402.
- Hulu Plus is offering a streaming package that includes a Roku HD (2012); a six-month, free subscription to Hulu Plus, which is normally a $7.99 per month fee; an HDMI cable; and shipping, all for a total of $79.99. This offer is good until June 17.
Hulu Plus enables viewers to watch unlimited streaming of current TV show episodes, in addition to present and past seasons of shows. The latest episodes of shows usually are streamed on the channel the day after airing on cable. Note: Hulu Plus does show minimal commercials during their programming.
Learn more about this bundle at http://www.roku.com/huludeal.
- Currently, Amazon has the new 2012 Roku HD player listed for only $49.99. This player normally is sold at retail for $59.99. In fact, several online retailers have this model and the other Roku 2 models are on sale for $10 off their regular prices through Father’s Day.
Remember, in addition to the channels featured in the bundles above, many other channels can be added to the Roku players. Roku users can choose from more than 500 channels available in the Roku Channel Store, as well as the hundreds of other private Roku channels that are available. For private channel listings, search “Roku private channels.”
Microsoft security updates
Microsoft has released seven security bulletins to fix flaws in its software for its June security updates. Three bulletins were rated critical, while four bulletins were rated important. The flaws either could enable an attacker to execute remote code on a compromised system or enable elevation of privilege.
Among programs affected by the flaws are all currently supported versions of Microsoft Windows XP/Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2/Vista/Windows 7; Microsoft Office 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 and SP3 and 2010 32-bit, 64-bit SP1; Microsoft Visual Basic Applications and SDK; and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
- Apple’s iPhone 4 and 4S will be available on Virgin Mobile’s prepaid service on June 29. The iPhones are available on its no-contract, Beyond-Talk unlimited data and messaging plan for as low as $35 per month or only $30 with automatic payment option. The 8GB iPhone 4 will cost $549.99, while the 16GB iPhone 4S will cost $649.99.
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