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HD Box Kodi Addon Not Working? Here’s How To Install It The Right Way

By | October 21st, 2017

Is HD Box Kodi addon not working for you? Here’s how to fix it by installing it the right way on your Kodi 17 box.

This process will work for the aforementioned version 17.x Krypton of Kodi regardless of the hardware that the media center software is running on.

HD Box is one of those relatively simple add-ons that doesn’t try to be all things to all people. In fact, from a simplicity perspective, it’s as simple as it comes. Get this up and running and to get immediate access to the ability to stream HD movies directly through your Kodi installation. Let’s waste no additional time and take a look at how to get it installed on your existing Kodi setup.

Enable Unknown sources

Step 1: First and foremost, make sure that your Kodi installation is running and that you are on the first home screen. Select the ‘Settings’ icon and then System settings. From within that section, locate and select the Add-ons option.

Step 2: You will find yourself in the preferences relating to how add-ons work on this specific Kodi installation. Find the Unknown sources option and make sure the toggle switch to the side of it is toggled into the On position.

Install HD Box Kodi Add-on

Step 1: First of all you are going to need to have the Mucky Duck’s repo installed. To do this, click the ‘Settings’ icon from home screen, followed by selecting File manager and then Add source.

Step 2: Click into the text field which already has as the placeholder text and enter the following URL exactly as it appears: http://muckys.mediaportal4kodi.ml/

Select OK and then enter a name for the source. We will call this Muckys for the sake of this guide.

Step 3: Now head back to the Kodi home screen, select the ‘Settings’ icon, followed by selecting Add-ons and then click on Install from zip file option.

Step 4: Locate the Muckys source that we just added and select it. Inside of here, you should be able to locate a file called repository.mdrepo-x.x.x.zip. Select that and wait for the notification to show that the repo has been installed.

Step 5: Now you need to take a step back and select the Install from repository option. Select Mucky Ducks Repo, and then select Video Add-ons.

Step 6: Inside of the Video add-ons section you should see an add-on called HD Box. Select that to view its individual information page and then click the Install button in order to get it installed.

Wait for the installation to be successful, once it’s done, you will be notified. When done, you can then start enjoying and using the add-on by launching it from the Add-ons section of the Kodi home screen.

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Covenant Kodi Addon Download Not Working? Fix It By Installing It The Right Way, Here’s How

By | October 21st, 2017

So, is Covenant Kodi addon download not working for you? Here’s how to fix it by installing it the right way.

Anyone who has Kodi experience, and who is familiar with the iconic Exodus add-on, will likely be familiar with what Covenant is bringing to the table.

Exodus may have disappeared with the shutdown of TVAddons repository, but Covenant lives on and steps in where that add-on left off. And thankfully, it’s relatively easy to get installed. Here we will guide you on how you can go about installing Covenant Kodi add-on the right way.

Enable Unknown sources

Step 1: When inside of the Kodi installation, select the ‘Settings’ icon from the main Kodi home screen and then System settings. Finally, choose the Add-ons option.

Step 2: Now, when you are in the Add-ons section of settings, you should see a preference toggle titled Unknown sources. This is where you can toggle the current Kodi installation to accept new sources added by the device owner. Make sure the toggle switch to the side of this is toggled into the On position.

Install Covenant Kodi Add-on

Step 1: From the Home screen of Kodi, select the ‘gear’ icon to head into settings and then select the File manager option. Once in File manager, select the Add source option.

Step 2: When you find yourself in the Add file source overlay, tap into the box to enter the source URL. Enter the following string into that box: http://ares-repo.eu and give it a name. We’ll call it Ares Wizard.

Step 3: Select the icon on the top left-hand side which looks like a box opening. When inside of there, select the Install from zip file option. Locate Ares Wizard on and select it.

Step 4: Now select the repository.aresproject folder, followed by selecting the repository.aresproject-x.x.x.zip file.

Step 5: Now take a step back and select Install from repository option. Select Ares Project > Program add-ons > Ares Wizard. Select Install to proceed with installing the Ares Wizard.

Note: Since it was already installed on our setup, you see the Uninstall button in the screenshot below. This should read “Install” when installing for the first time.

Step 6: Now, you need to launch the Ares Wizard from Program add-ons. Here select Browse Addons > Repositories > Colossus and select Install.

Step 7: Once Colossus is installed, head back to the Add-ons section from the main Kodi home screen and select the ‘box-like’ icon. Navigate to Install from repository > Colossus Repository > Video add-ons > Covenant, and select Install.

That’s it! Covenant is should now be finally installed! Enjoy the experience.

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Tech Deals: Power Bank With Built-In Apple Watch Charger, Dishonored For $20, $17 Wireless Earbuds, More

By | October 20th, 2017

We are back once again with yet another installment of the wonderful daily technology deals. As you have come to expect by now, the deals offer significant price reductions on a range of technology-based products and gadgets, which means that you, the consumer, get the best possible deal for the technology that you want. Enjoy.

Starting off, we are looking at the fourth gen. Motorola Moto X Android smartphone discounted by $ 70.

Next up is a power bank which has a built-in magnetic charger for Apple Watch for just $ 45. Looking for a pair of wireless earphones? We have got you covered with on which costs just $ 17. Last but not the least, we have the Dishonored: Death of the Outsider game for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One for just $ 20. As always, the deals listed here are only available for a limited period of time, or till stocks last, whichever happens first. So if you have a product of choice narrowed in your sights, make sure you act quickly before the offers expire. Enjoy the savings!

Motorola Moto X 4th Generation ($ 329.99, usually $ 399.99)

If you have been in the market for a gorgeous new Android device, whether that be for full-time personal use or for a spare device when traveling for work or pleasure, then this is definitely one worth considering. This gorgeous piece of kit comes with hands-free access to Amazon Alexa, a glorious camera capable of shooting stunning images, and an amazing 5.2-inch full HD display. You will even get Android Nougat installed as an out-of-the-box experience.

Considering this model of Moto X is brand new, a deal on it even before it’s out makes it very tempting!

Buy: Motorola Moto X 4th Generation from Amazon: $ 329.99 | Original price: $ 400

5,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Apple Watch Magnetic Charger ($ 45 with promo code, usually $ 119.99)

This is a portable power bank with a difference. First of all, it conforms to Apple’s official MFi program, which means that it is cleared for use by Apple and the official hardware specifications for this type of device. Secondly, it comes with a magnetic charging module which is perfect get the Apple Watch up and running with minimal fuss alongside charging your phones and tablets via regular USB ports. Two birds. One stone.

Best of all, you can grab the charger for $ 45 using the following promo code at checkout: KMMT4B8Z.

Buy: 5,000mAh Power Bank with Built-in Apple Watch Charger from Amazon: $ 45 | Original price: $ 120

iClever Wireless Bluetooth Earphones ($ 17 with promo code, usually $ 59.99)

These headphones are proof that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get a lightweight, powerful, and portable set of wireless earbuds. They come with a sweatproof exterior making them perfect for the gym or for pounding the pavement when running. They also offer a great audio experience and have a battery life which is more than adequate for this type of product and the price that you are paying.

Even better, you can grab them for as little as $ 17 using the following promo code at checkout: PXNV65EL.

Buy: iClever Wireless Bluetooth Earphones from Amazon: $ 17 | Original price: $ 60

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider for PC, Xbox One, PS4 ($ 19.99, usually $ 29.99)

For those who really want to engross themselves with some PC gaming, we want to introduce you to a wonderful deal on Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. This game comes built on top of the wonderful Void Engine for maximum performance and enjoyment, and even introduces stealth and combat artificial intelligence to make it even more difficult and enjoyable. Grab this wonderful gaming experience for a tiny price right now.

Buy: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider for PC, Xbox One, PS4 from Amazon: $ 19.99 | Original price: $ 30

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iPhone 7 Outselling iPhone 8 According To Analyst

By | October 18th, 2017

KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh, via a client note, claims that the iPhone 7 is outselling the iPhone 8 across the United Kingdom and United States, citing surveys carried of carrier stores.

Somewhat predictably, sales of the iPhone 8 do appear impacted by the spectre of the iPhone X which is still a couple of weeks away from going on sale.

A sizeable portion of the early adopter user base is undoubtedly waiting for the flagship phone to drop, whereas they would normally have jumped on the iPhone 8 weeks ago. However, Vinh thinks there is more to it than that. Namely, the iPhone 8 is simply not being seen as a big enough jump over the existing iPhone 7.

“Many respondents indicated that a meaningful portion of customers are buying iPhone 7 in lieu of the new iPhone 8, given the lack of significant enhancements in the new phone,” Vinh wrote.

While iPhone 8 starts from $ 699 in the United States, iPhone 7 is retailing from $ 549 after a price cut.

Vinh also believes that carrier offers and deals are partly to blame here, too. While carriers are offering special deals on the iPhone 8, they are nowhere near those being offered on the older, less expensive iPhone 7. According to Vinh this is having a direct impact on whether buyers opt for the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 7.

There are of course problems with all of this, mainly the fact that the survey only takes into account carrier-owned stores. This in itself may skew the numbers as previously reported by KGI – more price-conscious buyers will likely make their purchases via carriers in order to take advantage of the aforementioned deals. Apple does not offer the same deals in its stores so when you take into account sales in Apple’s online and retail outlets it is possible the numbers would be a mirror image of those collated here.

This is all of course guesswork, and while the iPhone 8 does appear to be doing well it is surely only a matter of time before it is almost forgotten about in an avalanche of iPhone X media blitzes. There should be no doubt, the iPhone X is where it’s at, and Apple’s die hard fans know it.

(source: Reuters)

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iOS 11.1 Beta 3 Brings Back Ability To Access Notification Center Via Reachability Gesture

By | October 17th, 2017

iOS 11.1 beta 3 brings back ability to access Notification Center or Cover Sheet via Reachability gesture just like how it was back in iOS 10 days. Here are the details.

Apple’s iOS 11.1 beta 3 is now in the hands of developers and fans of Reachability will be pleased to learn that one particularly well loved feature has now returned after having been inexplicably removed in iOS 11.

The ability to invoke Notification Center via a gesture when a user is in Reachability mode on Home screen was seemingly removed in the initial iOS 11 beta days and while many expected it to make an appearance during the development process, it never did. Now, though, with the release of iOS 11.1 beta 3, Apple has righted that wrong by once again allowing such a gesture.

The removal of a gesture to allow Notification Center to be invoked after Reachability is used was highlighted when one user emailed Apple’s software head Craig Federighi, lamenting the feature’s removal. Federighi replied to say that Apple was “fixing it” and now we have proof of exactly that, and perhaps much sooner than any of us expected.

You may remember the email from an earlier post, with user Michael pondering just why the feature was removed in the first place. If you don’t, you can read it in full here.

We’re sure Michael will be a happy chap today, as will everyone who makes use of Reachability and has missed this feature since iOS 11 rolled around last month to all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices around the world.

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Pokemon Go 1.49.2 And 0.79.2 Hack Available To Download Now

By | October 15th, 2017

If you are a Pokemon Go++ user, and waiting for Pokemon Go 1.49.2 IPA and 0.79.2 APK hack release, then fear not as that wait is over.

Fans of the modified version of the worldwide smash hit can now immediately download the 1.49.2 and 0.79.2 hacked version of the game for iOS and Android respectively, meaning that all of the modified features are on offer along with every single native and official improvement as introduced by Niantic Labs. The introduction of a new version of Pokemon Go update would usually mean a few new features and nuggets of functionality for Trainers to sink their teeth into.

The subsequent update and introduction of the modified version of Pokemon Go would then mean that Trainers who enjoy the modified version would not only get access to all of those new features as introduced by the official development team, but also all of the hacked features.

The same has happened with this 1.49.2 and 0.79.2 update, meaning that this latest Pokemon Go++ hack offers a modified experience accompanied by all of the incremental improvements and patches as introduced by Niantic Labs in the latest update.

If you are the owner of an Android device, either a smartphone or tablet, and want to get involved with the latest modified Pokemon experience, then you can follow our previous guide on the topic. Just make sure that you are running the latest version of Pokemon Go for Android from the Play Store, which happens to be 0.79.2.

As for those who prefer to allow Apple to handle their smartphone and tablet needs, you can grab the latest modified IPA file of Pokemon Go++ 1.49.2 from here, and then jump across to our previous installation guide to have it up and running instantly on your iPhone or iPad.

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Rumor: Apple Pencil Might Be Coming To The iPhone

By | October 15th, 2017

According to unnamed industry sources who have been speaking to The Korea Herald, Apple is considering offering a stylus that is capable of working with the iPhone for the first time.

The stylus, believed to be an iteration of the Apple Pencil, would likely require an all-new iPhone in order to work thanks to the screen technology required. Because of this, the Apple Pencil only works with the iPad Pro rather than other devices in the iPad line, let alone the iPhone.

According to the sources, Apple is said to favor a stylus of the “supercapacitor stylus type” in order to be able to offer a cost-effective solution. This choice would also contrast with Samsung’s Galaxy Note pen, which is based on electromagnetic resonance technology. The Galaxy Note is currently the only smartphone offered with a stylus as a key differentiator, something that sees the handset continue to hold something of a cult following despite the mess that was the Galaxy Note 7’s release and subsequent recall.

Apple is mulling something that its late founder Steve Jobs had outright rejected — adding a stylus to its iPhone, according to industry sources on Oct. 13.

“Apple is preparing to launch the phone as early as 2019,” an industry source told The Investor on condition of anonymity. “It is also in talks with a couple of stylus makers for a partnership.”

Apple first launched the Apple Pencil alongside the iPad Pro two years ago now and has so far resisted the temptation to offer a stylus for its smartphones. However, with Samsung having a portion of the market all to itself, it would stand to reason that Apple would at least work on the idea of offering a competing product.

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously derided the use of a stylus with a smartphone, but as we all know, in those days stylus was mainly used as input mechanism for navigating user interface on touchscreen phones rather than fingers that we are so accustomed to these days. A stylus in 2017, like Apple Pencil, is more about drawing, annotation and other artistic works rather than navigating the user interface.

(Source: The Investor)

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Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun Resigns Amidst “Unprecedented Crisis”

By | October 14th, 2017

Big changes are afoot at the very top of Samsung after Kwon Oh-hyun, Samsung Electronics’ CEO and Vice Chairman, announced his resignation.

He will step down from the CEO role and his positions on the board in March 2018. He will also resign as CEO of Samsung Display to boot.

Kwon will be leaving Samsung following the unfolding of what he called an “unprecedented crisis,” which no doubt refers to the imprisonment of Lee Jae-yong, who was, at the time at least, the top dog within the whole Samsung group. While Lee was not directly involved in the running of Samsung Electronics, this is the first indication that his highly publicized jailing will have an impact on the company.

“It is something I had been thinking long and hard about for quite some time. It has not been an easy decision, but I feel I can no longer put it off,” Kwon said in a letter sent to his employees. “As we are confronted with unprecedented crisis inside out, I believe that time has now come for the company start anew, with a new spirit and young leadership to better respond to challenges arising from the rapidly changing IT industry.”

Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong facing five years in prison following corruption charges

Kwon, aged 64, had held the position of Samsung Electronics CEO since 2012 and was named Samsung Display CEO in 2016. Having been with the company since 1985, Kwon leaves Samsung Electronics in a strong position having recovered remarkably well from the mauling it took following the failed launch and subsequent cancellation of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The Note 7 infamously had a tendency to explode and catch fire, causing damage to property around the world.

Samsung Electronics has announced that it expects record profits for the second quarter in succession.

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Survey Shows 82% U.S. Teens Would Opt For An iPhone Over Its Competition

By | October 13th, 2017

Apple’s iPhone is still the must-have accessory for teenagers as proven by new numbers investment firm Piper Jaffray for the fall edition of its semiannual U.S. teen survey.

According to the numbers collected by the firm, a staggering 78% of teens questioned already own an iPhone of some description, which is up 2% when compared with the same report that was collated earlier this year.

On top of that very interesting statistic, 82% of those questioned said that their next phone would be an iPhone rather than something offered by competitors such as Google, Samsung and LG. That number is the highest that Piper Jaffrey has ever come across in any of the previous surveys of this ilk. The increased interest for the current iPhone lineup, or perhaps future iPhones, is likely due to the recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and more importantly the as-yet unreleased iPhone X. With its TrueDepth camera, super-fast CPU and a new Home button-less design that certainly captures the imagination, the next evolution of the iPhone design is definitely catching the eye of technology and smartphone enthusiasts.

It stands to reason that the teen market would be no different.

Other interesting numbers to come out of the survey have the Apple Watch proving popular. 17% of those questioned said that they plan to buy an Apple Watch in the next six months, up from 13% earlier this year. Apple Music is also doing well, according to the numbers, with the music streaming service gaining market share alongside Spotify.

On-demand music services like Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music (30%, 20%, and 17%) continue to gain market share among teens, as more traditional platforms and Pandora continue to lose share.

The numbers come out of Piper Jaffray’s fall 2017 teen survey, which consisted of 6,100 teens across 44 states in the United States with an average age of 15.9 years.

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