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How to obtain root, install and run XBMC on D-Link Boxee Box

If you happened to be one of the ones (like me) who jumped on board with purchasing the first generation Boxee Box manufactured by D-Link, you probably ended up being just as disapointed as I was.  I originally purchased the Boxee Box because I was using, and liked, the Boxee fork of XBMC…unfortunately the support from Boxee was horrible, and they basically in my opinion didn’t care about their customers.  What few updates were released had problems they refused to fix, and eventually they ended up just dropping all support for the Boxee Box to focus on their newer release with the Boxee Cloud as those customers are now left high and dry after Samsung purchased Boxee Box and basically gave the middle finger to existing customers.  Not to mention the fact that Boxee and D-Link violated the GPL and would not provide root access to the device even though they were using Open Source code from XBMC.  Well luckily someone found an exploit and was able to gain root, which has now enabled us to be able to root the Boxee Box, and install XBMC. (more…)

Pebble Bluetooth Smart Watch for Android and iPhone Review (after a week+)

If you don’t already know about it, the Pebble Smart Watch, which received over 10 million in backing on Kickstarter, is simply amazing. I’ve had the watch for about 10+ days now and i’m definitely impressed and happy, but there are a few things I want to point out for anybody that may be interested.  Here’s my opinions and thoughts on this watch… (more…)

Manage and Update Windows apps just like a Mac with Allmyapps! Apple iTunes style app store for Windows!

As you can probably tell from this blog i’m definitely in love with Linux, but unfortunately that doesn’t mean I can use it exclusively.  On one of my laptops I run Windows 8 as a daily driver, and don’t have too many complaints (like Vista buaha what a joke), but just the other day I found Allmyapps and it has made my Windows experience just a little bit better.  The gripe I always had with Windows was there wasn’t any real repositories, or “app stores” to manage your apps … it was up to the application to tell you when an update was available, but if you didn’t run that app, chances are you would know how outdated it really is.  Well thanks to Allmyapps that is a thing of the past…and this review is definitely not a sales pitch I can promise you that. (more…)