How to use Rakuten App on LG TV | WebOS Frozen

Hi there,

If you have an LG TV with the Rakuten TV App, formerly Wuaki, and live in the UK then you have probably searched online to see why the app seems to freeze on the home screen.

There is a work around to this problem so please keep reading.

Wuaki TV was an online TV distributor which was bought be Rakuten in 2012. This year (2017) they rebranded Wuaki to Rakuten TV.

The APP is on most LG Smart TVs from the last half decade. Only it’s non functional on UK models, or on mine at least.

I did some research on the topic just as you have now, and I discovered the problem AND the solution.

The Problem: Due to the success of Amazon in the UK, Rukaten was feeling the pinch and they withdrew from the UK market. Their HQ is now in Barcelona, Spain.

The solution: Simply go to Settings/Advanced Settings/General/Location/LG Service Location THEN JUST CHOOSE SPAIN -Instead of United Kingdom.

The TV will then restart and you will have full access to the Rakuten TV services.

Please note, if you have paired your TV remote with your UK set top box then it will need repairing when/if you go back to United Kingdom Service Location.

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How to Change Business Name on eBay

If like me, you have a need to change your business details on eBay then read through this post to find out how.

In my case I had an old eBay account registered to a Limited Company which I wanted to use as a Sole Trader. I logged into the eBay account. I went to My eBay and then to Account and selected personal information like in the image below.

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As you can see, there is no edit option for Business name. So the questions is how do I edit the Business Name without having to contact eBay or spending the next 2 hours drifting through google search results?

Well the answer is quite simple. In the same area of eBay select Addresses instead of personal information.

Then select Registration address and you will see something like the screenshot below.

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Here you will be able to change your company details.

Check out my eBay Tips page for making more from your eBay experiences.

How to get 2017 Internet Security Anti Virus at a Low Price

Hi again all,

Today I am going to advise you on how to get up-to-date Antivirus software at a rock bottom price. This should apply to all major Internet Security packages from the likes of Mcafee, Norton, Kaspersky and so on.

As you will be aware, each year a new Antivirus or Internet Security package is released with the year it was made. For example Mcafee Live Safe 2017 or Norton Internet Security 2017.

Whilst, yes, they have some upgraded features but you probably didn’t know you can nearly always get the same level of protection at a much lower price.

If you were to buy Mcafee Internet security 2015 like here ===> HERE

As opposed to the 2017 version here ===> HERE

You would save MORE than 50% for what is essentially the exact same product!

Older versions update to either the latest software or, at the very least, the latest Antivirus database. The only real differences between older versions is the title of the software and the price.

Thanks for reading.

How to fix ‘Something went wrong – try to check out again’ error message on eBay

‘Something went wrong – try to check out again’

Error Codes: 70245 70350

If, like me, you have just bought something on eBay and received the error stated above you are probably feeling a little frustrated. Therefore, I began my quest for the resolution of this problem and here is what I’ve found.

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How To Install Pulse Kodi on Raspberry Pi 2 and 3

How To Install Ares Wizard Kodi Pulse CC Build On Raspberry Pi 2 and 3

Right I’m not sure about Raspberry Pi 2 but here’s how I installed Kodi/Pulse on a Raspberry Pi 3.

Firstly you will need an 8Gb or more micro SD card, a SD card adapter to fit into a card reader, a remote or keyboard/mouse  for your Pi. and a Windows computer or laptop.

On the first Pulse Version of Kodi installation I attempted it failed as I used the Openelec software.

So please note. The Ares Wizard WILL NOT WORK when using the Openelec version of Kodi.

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Common HDMI Cables Problems and Solution

Symptoms of a faulty HDMI Lead

If you’re reading this then quite likely you are having, or think you are having, a HDMI cable problem such as I have had too. This could be anything from a Green Picture on your TV to not enough room at the back of your HD device.

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How to Configure Windows Live Mail with Host Gator Email

How to set up a website email address using Hostgator and Windows Live

Let’s get straight to it. You have a website and you want an email address that shows the same web address.

For example you have a domain called www.mycoolwebsite.com and you want an email address like jamie@mycoolwebsite.com.

This tutorial assumes you already have the website live and hosted and that you have access to your hosting control panel. The example I will now reveal is how to set up an email address for a website (using hostgator) and configure the very handy Windows Live Mail to send and receive emails with ease.

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How to get a Discount Coupon for Steam Wallet Codes UK and Abroad

UPDATE JUNE 2016

The current cost of a £50 Steam Wallet Gift Card is £47.99 by using the method below by using the 5% discount you get it for £45.59.

Hi all. This is how I got a £50 Steam Wallet Code for only £44.64.

During the latest Steam Sale I discovered a popular new game I was interested in at a discounted price. I made up my mind to purchase it but I wanted it even cheaper. So I began my quest to find a Steam Wallet Coupon along with my good friend Google.

After several minutes of searching the outcome looked bleak but I decided to persevere and it finally paid off with me saving more than 10% on a £50 wallet topup.

The method will probably work in most other first world countries as the site seems to be international.

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How to change backup payment method on PayPal

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The method below does NOT work. The only was to change your backup payment method on the new Paypal site is to NOT use it until your latest payment has fully cleared then remove your card.

In this post I assume each user knows how to add their new payment method to Paypal. This post is about how to remove your existing backup method for payment, which will in turn allow you to change your backup payment method.

If like me you have a credit card registered with your Paypal account which is being used as a backup payment source and you want it removed then keep reading.

Basically I was concerned with a credit card debt and cut up the card so I could not use it anymore. The problem arose when I realised I had registered the particular Mastercard on my Paypal account. As I didn’t want to be tempted to use it via paypal my choice was to remove it from my Paypal account completely. It didn’t happen as planned which I will go into more detail about later. However, for some this method will work fine.

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Everything you need to know about BT Television

Part 1

What BT Youview Channels do I get?

BT TV consists of multiple choices. The first choice is to opt only for the free TV channels (known as TV Starter) through a supplied Youview box. For this you will need a TV aerial system already installed to pick up Freeview channels. Also the Youview box you will get will be unable to record TV programmes (Unless you subscribe to BT Infinity).

Here is the list of Free BT TV Channels :-

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How to Configure TP Link Router for Bandwidth Control

For the purpose of this tutorial I am using a TP-Link TPTD-W8968 but the process should be similar for other TP link routers as well as other brands even.

Before I start, please ensure your router supports bandwidth control as not all do.

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How to Configure a Secondary Router to Use as a Wireless Access Point

Forget bridge mode, forget static IP addresses and forget wifi repeaters. This is the quickest and easiest method to use a secondary modem/router to expand your Wifi coverage by configuring it as an access point.

For this tutorial I am using a TP-Link TD-W8961ND as my secondary router. It is a 300mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router.

This method should be very similar on all modern routers.

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Faster Payments Service – How to Pay Credit Card Online

How to make a Faster Payment to Credit Card

This faster payments procedure was used for an Aqua Credit Card but will be identical for any other cards.

I recently signed up for an Aqua Mastercard and soon found myself having problems making payments through their online service. The first couple of payments went through fine and everything seemed rosy until on or around the third attempt at a payment I started to encounter difficulties. The first thing that happened was I got a duplicate payment message. I shrugged it off as I had paid a little earlier in the day and the message said “we have already received your payment for today” or something similar. Continue reading

How to Share Steam Games With Friends

Ok, my friend and I have just successfully linked steam accounts and are now able to share our games with one and other. The process was not as simple as first thought but after a lot of looking around we finally figured it out.

First off, you and your friend must join the steam family sharing group. You can find the group through googling ‘steam family sharing group’.

Next you must login to each others accounts. You can do this step over the phone like we did. Continue reading

How to Remove Folders From Playstation Vita

Playstation Vita Folders

Recently I was fortunate enough to buy myself a Sony Playstation Vita Console. My Son has not put it down since day one. However, for trusting a toddler with a piece of technology I began to pay for my choice. Jed, my son, has a habit of creating folders for each and every vita app I have installed. So when it’s my turn on the vita I just see the vita icons as bubbles with a tiny picture of each app. Continue reading

How To Apply for Spouse Visa UK | UK Spouse Visa Requirements

**Important Update 2016** New rules imposed by the Tory Government include a minimum income threshold of £18,600 per year according to ITV news. Meaning that the spouse in the UK must have an income of at least that amount. I have not read up in more detail but I wouldn’t give up on it. If your income threshold is lower than that then I would suggest getting supporting letters from friends and family members offering financial support.

Since July 9th 2013, the rules for applying to come to the UK as a partner have changed slightly. I will go into more detail about that shortly.

First I must mention that the Spouse visas include the following categories.

1. husband | 2. wife | 3. civil partner | 4. unmarried partner | 5. Same-sex partner

It can be viewed as more a partner visa than just a husband or wife visa.
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SKY box not working | SKY Box wont turn on | How to reset SKY HD Box

This post should be able to save you from calling out a SKY engineer or needlessly replacing your SKY box. I have done much research over the years on fixing problems with SKY boxes and every useful method is listed below.

There are four options to fix a faulty Sky, Sky+ or Sky HD box, but if your box won’t turn on I recommend you skip to option 4. Otherwise please try each method, one at a time.
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Fallout 3 | New Vegas not working on Windows 7 & 8

Please find information on how to get Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas working on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

A year or so ago I bought Fallout 3 and New Vegas on the PC. I had already completed them on the PS3 and wanted to try them on my computer.

Upon launch of both games, Fallout 3 on Windows 7 and New Vegas on Windows 8, I could not get past the start screen, the game would just crash.
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