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7 Must Have Kodi Add-ons to Make Your Life Easier

7 Must Have Kodi Add-ons to Make Your Life EasierLivestreaming on Kodi has always been an exellent experience for a large number of people. That’s why Kodi is their go-to device when it comes to video and music streaming. After all, it is by far the best open source media device that they use to quench their thirst with regards to entertainment.

And Kodi doesn’t disappoint its lovers. It offers an extensive collection of repositories and add-ons for people of all tastes. Be it movie geeks, TV show enthusiasts, sports lovers, music listeners, etc. Kodi has got all of them covered with add-ons for each of the flavors.

Do note that all the Kodi addons mentioned in this blog post are meant to help you stream legitimate web content. Also remember to set up a VPN in order to enjoy flawless streaming of your favorite programs.

Without further delay, let’s check out the list of Kodi addons which users can use easily to watch their desired programs.


If you want to watch British programs and movies on your Kodi device, then iPlayerWWW is the best Kodi addon available to you. With elegant and user-friendly interface, this addon provides you easy search options. You can watch all your programs with just a single click.

To get full advantage of iPlayerWWW addon for Kodi, you must have a UK TV lisence. If you live outside the UK but still want to stream BBC programs, then you must use a VPN. With a VPN, you can easily change your location to UK and watch your favorite BBC programs on Kodi device. You can download it for free.


Popular video steaming and sharing website, YouTube is also available for Kodi users. For entertainment geeks, YouTube is the ultimate blessing. The YouTube Kodi add-on is available in ‘Video Add-ons’ section. You can watch any video on YouTube, be it an educational video, movie, a drama, a sports event, or a song video. Kodi users can install the YouTube addon and unleash the boundless world of online entertainment with just a click of the mouse.


Twitch is another YouTube-like video streaming service, popular amongst online gamers. Kodi users can install Twitch addon for Kodi in just a few clicks. You can find Twitch in ‘Add-ons’ section under ‘VIDEOS’ tab on the Kodi home screen. Twitch provides smooth navigation experience.

One of the best advantages of Twitch addon for Kodi is that you can keep track of your followers, browse games, watch videos, and even enjoy chatting with your friends. To make most of Twitch, you must sign up for a Twitch account.

Ivacy VPN

If you are using Kodi device without a VPN, you are at risk. There are some add-ons that won’t work without a VPN. Therefore, it’s better to opt for a VPN that helps you get unrestricted access to your favorite content on your Kodi device.

Ivacy VPN offers you a user-friendly Kodi add-on so as to enable you to get the best streaming experience while resting in your home. You can easily setup Kodi add-on for OpenELEC device. With a Kodi VPN in place, you can have unrestricted access to any streaming content that you want to watch on Kodi device.


Music lovers have a reason to be happy with their Kodi device. Kodi offers them SoundCloud addon to live stream music videos, listen to their favorite songs with just a click of a mouse button. If anyone wants to listen to podcasts, SoundCloud Kodi addon offers that as well.

The SoundCloud addon for Kodi has a comprehensive collection of works of musicians from around the world. You won’t get bored with this addon. If you want to livestream music videos without any advertisements on SoundCloud addon, you have to pay $9.99 per month. That’s fairly a reasonable price.


For HTPC users, Plex is not a new name. Both Plex and Kodi are known to be competitors. The times have changed now. Plex has introduced its addon for Kodi device that comes with slick UI and some user-friendly features.

With Plex Kodi addon, you get the ultimate luxury to stream your favorite programs, movies and other entertainment and sports videos right on your home theater. You don’t have to go anywhere, as all the entertainment is in your room.

One of the best things about Plex is that it compiles your files into an easy-to-use livestreaming service. User-friendliness combined with flexibility makes it a must-have addon for Kodi users.


If you are into cloud storage, then Microsoft OneDrive addon for Kodi is the go-to option for you. With this addon you can store and easily access your favorite photos, videos and music files from your account. You must first integrate these files into your accounts. You can also manage multiple accounts with OneDrive addon for Kodi device.

This brings us to the end of this blog. I have only included some of the Kodi addons that users can use absolutely free of cost. Kodi offers other add-ons for free. Now, its your turn to contribute to this blog with your ideas and suggestions in the comments section. Your contribution will be highly appreciated.


How to Remove Passwords From PDF Files Using Chrome

Sometimes you will get bank statements, utility bills in pdf format in your email and whenever you open them, they prompt you to enter a password to open the PDF file, and since many times you might use different passwords, It’s difficult to remember each pdf password.

Today Techie Whizkid show you an easy way on How you can remove passwords from PDF files using just Google chrome – the famous web browser from Google.

Follow these simple steps below to Remove Passwords from PDF File

  • Drag any password protected PDF file into Google Chrome browser
  • Google Chrome will now prompt you to enter the password of the file. Enter the password and hit Enter to open the file.
  • Now go to the File menu in Google Chrome and choose Print (or press Ctrl+P on Windows or Cmd+P on Mac). Choose the destination printer as “Save as PDF” and click the Save button.

Chrome will then save the PDF to your desktop as a new PDF file but without the password protection. If you re-open this PDF in Chrome, it would no longer require a password to open.

Also Note that if you have enabled Google Cloud Print, you can choose the destination as “Save to Google Drive” in the print dialog and the unprotected version of the PDF will be sent straight to your Google Drive from Chrome.

How to Remove PDF Passwords using a Free Utility called BeCyPDFMetaEdit

Download BeCyPDFMetaEdit and open it, it will ask your for the location of the PDF file. Before you select and open the PDF, change the mode to “Complete Rewrite,” then switch to the Security tab and set the “Security System” to “No encryption.” Click the Save button and your PDF will no longer require a password to open.

Thanks to labnol for the above tips.


How to Fix and Solve Cursor on Top of Page Problem in MS Word

If you encounter this strange problem in MS Word (any version) that whenever you open a MS Word Document and you spot the cursor getting stuck on the very top of the page as shown in the image below – You will have to hit the Enter Key twice to make the cursor’s position back to Normal

Fix Cursor on Top of Page in MS Word

Techie WhizKid gives you a simple fix by which you can restore the cursor’s position back to normal in MS Word and you will not have to hit the Enter Key everytime to restore the cursor position

In Word 2002 or 2003, click on Tools | Options | View tab | check the
“White space between pages” box | OK.

In Word 2007, click on Office button | Word Options | Display | check
the “Show white space between pages in Print Layout view” box | OK.

The above simple fix should solve the Cursor on Top of Page error in MS Word.

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How To Disable and Enable Tabs in Gmail Inbox

Gmail has rolled out a new feature Inbox Tabs which will enable gmail and you to sort your emails based on their content.

For example – All your Social Media Notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube will automatically be placed under the “Social” Tab while other promotions from Flipkart, amazon, ebay etc will get placed under “Promotions” tab.

Now for some users including me – This was quite annoying as I now had to switch between various tabs to locate all my new emails in my gmail Inbox. So here I am presenting you with the Tech Tip of the Week

How to Disable/Enable Tabs in Gmail Inbox

1. On the right side of the Gmail interface, find and click the little gear icon (a.k.a. Settings).

2. Click Configure inbox.

3. Now choose which of the five available tabs you want to enable—or disable. If you’re not sure exactly what each tab will give you, just mouse over the name of each one; Gmail will show you personalized examples (based on your own inbox) of the kinds of messages that’ll get sorted there. In order to disable all tabs so that you can see all emails in one Inbox tab only than uncheck all boxes except Primary & also enable Include starred in Primary under Starred Messages.

Disable or Enable Tabs in Gmail Inbox

4. Once you’ve made your selections, click Save. and Gmail will then load all emails in one Inbox View only – just like the old times.

For your convenience – You can also watch the video below on How to Enable and Disable Gmail Tabs in Inbox


5 Must-Learn Programming Languages for Aspiring Programmers


5 Must-Learn Programming Languages for Aspiring Programmers

Computer technology is an ever-expanding field. This means versatility is a programmer’s best option. Veteran programmers will tell you that it is not what programming language you know that gets you ahead. If you limit your knowledge of languages, the one you are proficient in may be old news in six months. In some projects, you need to know more than one language just to complete the job. Let’s look closer at five must-have languages for the aspiring programmer.


Get the basics with a starter language such as C#. This is an object-oriented language that is a must-have for those who want to be part of the Microsoft generation. This language is a product of Microsoft and key to the .NET Web and Windows applications. C# falls under the category of a general-purpose language. Primarily, you find it in software components. It works on the same principle as C or C++ where you create source code that is put through a compiler. This is an option for those interested in broad programming projects like operating systems and larger applications. In many ways, C# is similar to Java, another vital object-oriented language. Learning C# will help you when the time comes to train in Java.


Java is the flip side of object-oriented programming. It is the language you should know if you don’t want to be part of the Microsoft generation. Java is the creation of Sun Microsystems. If you master C#, then Java is the next logical step because they have similar format and syntax. It is the go to option for user interfaces. Java code runs with the Java Virtual Machine, a component of the Java software platform. By creating the JVM, Sun made Java a language that can work on almost any operating system as long as it has the Java platform.


PHP is one of the kings of web development. This is a cross-platform, open-source, server-side scripting language used to build websites. The basis for most web pages is HTML. PHP is a language that you can embed into the HTML to create different functions and applications. Adding PHP to a website makes it dynamic. PHP is also a language that can work at the command-line level of an operating system to create graphical interfaces.


AJAX stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Technically, it is not one language, but two. AJAX allows a web page to update without reloading. In most cases, when a page changes, the browser must reparse the code. This means there is an interruption for the user viewing that page as they visually see the page reload. With AJAX, updates can be made behind the scenes so there is no interruption. If you want to know how vital AJAX is, look at who is using it. One of the biggest fans of AJAX programming is Google. AJAX is the man behind the scenes when you do a Google search. It allows your search results to always be up-to-date.

JavaScript and XML

Okay, technically they are two languages, but they are good ones. Both languages are a foundation before you master AJAX. Although both languages are crucial to the AJAX platform, they have value on their own, as well. Extensible markup language, XML, allows you to separate data from the formatting on a web page. This means you change the text on the page without altering the code that creates the layout. JavaScript is a scripting language that creates functions for web pages. You might embed JavaScript to validate a form or create cookies. JavaScript is a language you will come across often if you want a career in web development.

Ultimately, the best thing a would-be programmer can do to stay on top of the competition is follow the trends. The must-know languages of today might be replaced with new super stars in five years. The type of programming you do is also part of the equation. A game developer might need to know how to build in Flash, which uses ActionScript. A website designer needs to understand PHP and ASP. Computer programming is always moving forward. Make sure that you move with it.

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Taggart writes for, check them out for XFINITY Internet. In his free time he writes about his three main passions: business, technology, and entertainment. You can follow him on Twitter: @CallMeTagg.

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