What has changed in the world of Android

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gadgetsSo 2017 is upon us and as the year progresses faster than ever so does the world of technology and in particular the android box which is something we get asked about quite a bit since our post last August. A lot has changed since our last post. Android 6.0 has been released which is now the most up to date version of the open source operating system. Along with this, Kodi 17.0 has been released which will not run on the now outdated but still very popular version of android 4.4. So if you are running android 4.4 Kodi 17.0 and more recent versions that will be released in the future will not be able to run on android kitkat. Older versions of Kodi will still run fine but eventually Android 5.1 or 6.0 will be needed. If you have got a android box from our sister site at www.androidtvaustralia.com then send us an email on how to upgrade your box.

Some other changes are in the hardware which is always getting smaller and faster. The Q box for example has been released and has proven to be quite popular. Older boxes used to run on 1GB of RAM which are still available but are plagued with problems especially when running Kodi. They simply do not have the resources to run the android operating system and Kodi altogether. These boxes were selling for quite a low price so were popular but many of them I can imagine have had issues and from what I have heard they don’t really last too long also so you are better off getting a 2GB box at least in the future.

Other than that much is the same apart from some bad press on the legality of the boxes. The boxes of course are not illegal but can be used to stream illegal content..but then again so can a laptop. So comment below and let us know what android box you are running and give us some feedback on this post if possible!


Drones will be the big thing this Christmas!

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So Christmas again is just around the corner and it seems to creep up on us every year and every year there seems to be a new craze that everyone is talking about. This year I am picking drones to be a big one. Now I know that drones are not a new thing this year and have been around a few years now but they are still becoming more and more popular especially as they become more affordable and better quality. Drones started out selling for thousands of euro and were out of reach of your average customer due to the expensive price tag. But now drones start from just €30.00 (for mini drones of course) and are becoming popular because of this.

They have become so popular that they have had to bring in laws about flying drones and you even have to register on the official government website about the drones you own, area and the reason for flying this drone. You can read more about drone laws in Ireland specifically at www.dronesforsale.ie. This is a step in the right direction of course as the skies are busy these days without drones flying around and causing disruption to important air traffic. Most drones these days also have cameras which is a controversial issue as they can be used for criminal activities such as checking if someone is at home etc. But this is thinking the worst as cars can also be used for bad as can pretty much anything else.

So with that in mind get into the Christmas spirit and keep drones in mind as they are great fun to fly and I think will become an everyday part of our lives in the near future! Enjoy Christmas! (Although I will hope to get another blog post up before then!).

Top Devices for late 2016 (Android TV Box is a must!)

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n all likelihood, you absolutely love watching television and movies. Who doesn’t nowadays? Of course, the enjoyment you will experience from these forms of entertainment will depend solely on the performance of your home’s entertainment system. There are numerous devices, which can greatly enhance the experience and the most vital will be examined in greater depth below.

Opt For Wide Screen

When attempting to setup the perfect entertainment room, it is essential to choose a wide screen television. Everyone within the room needs to be able to see the television easily, without being forced to move closer. Suffice to say, a 20-inch television won’t cut it. Choosing a television, which is at least 100-inches or wider, is recommended. Alternatively, you may want to consider adding a projector to your arsenal and an android tv box.

Bluetooth Speakers

It is true that television speakers have improved over the years, but they cannot parallel the performance of surround sound speakers. To enhance the audio performance of your entertainment system, you should purchase some great speakers and make sure they’re Bluetooth enabled. The combination will deliver a more dramatic experience, while the Bluetooth connectivity will make your life substantially easier.

Consider A Media Server

It is undoubtedly true that the mass majority of consumers now watch television and movies that they’ve downloaded online. To accommodate this, it is essential to add a media server to your entertainment system. This server will give you the ability to access and stream your downloaded content directly from your server to your television. Be sure to opt for a server with a higher storage capacity, so you won’t have to upgrade in the future.

Use generic electronics to save money with traveling

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It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, have kids, or have several kids, saving money is always good and makes you feel good. Purchasing generic electronic products such as a refurbished iphone is a great way to save money. However, when most people hear the term generic electronics, they automatically think that the product is cheap and poorly made, but this is not always the case. The truth of the matter is that a lot of name brand electronics are assembled in China or Hong Kong, along with the generic versions. This means that generic electronics could be just as good as their name brand counterpart.

Tips For Selecting Generic Electronics 

When it comes to buying generic electronics, the process will require a little effort of your part, but choosing the right products can really pay off in the long run. This is especially true, if your purchasing electronics for your business such as a refurbished iphone. Below, you will learn about some tips that will help you choose the right electronics.

  • Always work with a valued distributor who can provide technical assistance if needed.
  • Before you purchase the product make sure you do a side-by-side comparison with the name brand product. The goal is to make sure that the generic product will perform to a suitable level for you.
  • It is imperative that you look for a product that comes with a great warranty. In the event that you experience any problems you will be able to get a replacement component or get a refund.

Deciding Between Generic And Name Brand Electronics

 Anytime it comes to buying electronics or technological devices for a business, you always want to make sure that the purchase products that will stand up to the test of time and perform at the top level for the duration. How would it look if your speakerphone died right in the middle of a very important conference call, or your fax machine broke down when you needed to sign off on an important document?

 With that being said, electronics are always evolving and can be rather expensive. You do not want to go broke purchasing the highest quality electronics that has all the bells and whistles when a lower grade piece of equipment will perform at the level you need. Below, you will learn more about purchasing brand name and generic electronics.

 Why Generic Electronics Are Better

 When you purchase a piece of electronic equipment such as bluetooth speakers, you will always have the option between name brand or generic. The name brand electronics are almost always going to be more expensive unless you happen to come across a big sale. However, this means that they are going to be more reliable as well. There are several important reasons as to why you should always go with the name brand electronics rather than generic.

 Name brand electronics are always going to contain better components such as plastics and wiring. This will greatly contribute to the overall lifespan of the products you purchase. A well-trusted name brand electronic such as a wifi booster will come with a much better warranty as opposed to a generic electronic. If you experience any problems within the warranty date, you will always have the option of getting the product repaired for little to no cost.