How to Install IPVanish VPN on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Kodi and IPVanish VPN on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Last week, I shared how to install Kodi on a Fire TV Stick.  Now, since there are some good reasons to use a VPN when streaming Kodi, I wanted to share this tutorial on how to install IPVanish VPN on Amazon Fire TV Stick.

I used to think it was not possible to install IPVanish VPN on Amazon Fire TV Stick.  After all, the official page on the IPVanish site says it can’t be done.

However, after installing Kodi on it, I realized how easy it was to sideload APK files onto a Fire TV Stick.  If I could do it with the Kodi app, why not the IPVanish app?

Well, you can do it, and it’s easy!  It takes less than 5 minutes.

Kodi Android TV Box Review: Element Ti5

Android TV Box Kodi Ti8

The Element Ti5 is a new Android TV box made by Element Technologies.

It is a small black device that runs a modified version of Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes pre-installed with a great set of apps promising to give you unlimited movies & shows.

The folks at Element Technologies were kind enough to send me a unit.  I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and here’s my review.

The Best Affordable Kodi Streaming Boxes of 2015

Kodi Streaming Devices

In the market for a Kodi streaming box (home theater PC)?

Whether you’re jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon for the first time, looking to upgrade your current HTPC (home theater PC), or looking for a great gift for a friend or loved one, it’s good to know what kind of options are out there.  The good news is there are lots of great options to choose from!

Google Translate Updates with Word Lens and Conversation Mode

Google Translate Word Lens iPhone

Google Translate has been around for a while and it has had some nice features that let you translate between languages.  But so far, it hasn’t been quite smooth and seamless enough to use with confidence.

I think that is all about the change.  According to the official Google blog, they are rolling out a huge update to the Google Translate iOS and Android app over the next few days that will greatly increase its usefulness.

How to Control XBMC from Tasker

Control XBMC from Tasker

Trying to figure out how to tie together all of the separate pieces of your home automation system? One nice link to have is to control XBMC from Tasker (the Android automation app). Why? (you might ask?) Well, if Tasker can make your XBMC media center play and pause (or other various actions), then that opens up a whole world of possibilities of events that can trigger that Tasker profile.

Moto 360, the Circular Android Wear Smart Watch to be Unveiled September 4th


It’s almost the time we’ve all been waiting for!  Ok, I’ve been waiting for it, and it’s a trending topic on Twitter, so I think a few other are interested as well 🙂  … The Moto 360 release date is September 4th.

Invites have gone out to the press for an event in Chicago to not only unveil the Moto 360, but according to the animated invite below, it will also be unveiling 2 more smartphones (the rumored Moto X+1 and the successor to the Moto G) and some kind of new bluetooth earpiece.


The new phones and bluetooth earpiece are intriguing, but what I’m really excited about it the Moto 360.  I can’t wait!

Android Wear is Going Places


With each new Google product, there is always a bit of skepticism that comes along with it as a result of some half-baked products that they’ve announced in the past (Nexus Q, Google TV, Google Buzz, etc.)

However, recently they’ve been getting a lot more traction with their product and announcements. Google+, while nothing compared to Facebook is still alive, active, and growing. Android is becoming more dominant in the smartphone space. Chromecast was a huge success.

Now, Android Wear is out.