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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: The GPD Pocket 7 Inch Laptop!

GPD Pocket

Tonight’s video worth sharing is most interesting. Consider this, a 7 inch laptop/notebook that will actually fit in your pocket. In fact it runs Windows 10 or Linux and has an all metal build. That is only the beginning folks, this thing has a bunch of ram, a decent processor and a full keyboard, (although tiny).

With a 1920 x 1200 IPS touch display and a full size USB 3.0 and a USB C port and 128 gb on-board storage and 8 gb ram this thing gets even more interesting.

I have poked around a bit and found a pre-sale on Gearbest for a rather large price and they don’t seem to have a grasp on the specs since they are trying to sell a ComFast USB dual band wireless ac type adapter along with it and also list the internal adapter as having  802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet? So that is strange, they also list the ram at 4 gb. Suffice to say I won’t be posting any links to a sale at this point.

But the device that Andrew is reviewing is definitely worth a look. So remember to check out his site and subscribe to his reviews and the video is below.

That would be it for now,

Tim

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The Kindle Fire is Really a Good Little Tablet!

About a month ago I wrote about installing Kodi on a Kindle Fire and today I have just been playing with the little tablet.

It really does work well for basic web surfing chores. What it does best is fit nicely in my back pocket just like my old ME572 Asus tablet did!

Sure it does not have the best display nor a lot of RAM but for a $50 tablet it gets the job done! Of course putting Google Play store on it and installing the Google keyboard really makes it super useful. I am actually writing this post on the Fire right now.

There are some minor issues that would be cured with a faster processor but once again they are minor. The screen does go a bit nuts when I try to add a link while editing a post, but not every time. Like I said, minor.

All the apps I have tried so far work very well, video playback is good and WiFi connect speeds are good.

So if you are in need of a small, dirt cheap tablet I would suggest looking into one of these!

That is all for this morning,

Tim

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Tonight’s Tablet Project: Getting Kodi/Chromecast To Run On A Dirt Cheap Amazon Fire Tablet

Tonight I decided to try and setup Kodi/LocalCast on one of those $50 (or less) Amazon Fire Tablets. It took a little while to find a decent video on YouTube that explained the steps to get the Play Store to work, after that it was cake. The video can be viewed below. It is quite handy to have what is essentially a 7 inch tablet/remote control for your TV! Essentially you will be installing the Google Play Store, then installing Kodi and an app called LocalCast after following the Play Store instructions/video below.

The video is about 8 months old, but worked like a charm. Essentially all you really need to do is the following, (but watch the video if you must):

  1. Go to Settings, Security and allow installs from outside sources
  2. Open the Silk Browser on your Fire Tablet
  3. Go to this URL and download/install all 4 apps: http://bit.ly/1TzWVzq
  4. Go to this URL and download/install the other 2 files: http://bit.ly/1X0RtdZ
  5. Restart the Fire Tablet, then install Kodi and LocalCast from the Play store. You will also need the playercorefactory.xml file which you can find if you poke around on Google or read my previous post on this subject. This will allow LocalCast to autoplay  via Chromecast on your Android device,(or the Fire Tablet) and it becomes quite seamless, allowing you to use the tablet or your phone even while casting to Chromecast.

You now have yourself a dirt cheap Kodi box! Yeah, it is just that easy!

Tim

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