This video and article will compare a $20 Strip Light vs $200 Strip Light. The two Strip Lights I am going to compare today are the Philips Hue, which needs a network bridge and a generic $20 Strip Light. The later you can get off Amazon or eBay. So the starting price for the generic strip lighting is $20 and the Philips Hue range will be around $200. This will depend on which country you are from. If we take a look at the $20 strip light first. The box contains the RGB Control Box. This control box allows us to power the strip lighting and it also allows us to use the infrared remote control to change the colour of the LED strip.
The remote control is a nice feature as it allows you to start using the strip light straight away without the need to download an app on your phone. What if you don’t have a phone? 🙂 However on the Philips Hue range you need to have a phone and a phone app to be able to customise the lighting.
Depending on your lighting needs this can be a hassle. I know personally it was much easier for me to pick up a remote press two buttons for my background video lighting. But for the Philips Hue I would have to pick up my phone open my phone press on the app.
The other big issue I found was that the Philips Hue app didn’t have allot of functionality and rather to get great app features you would have to pay a 3rd party fee for a better app with more functions. Personally I found this annoying for what I needed the strip light to do. But if you have a big light show production with many lights I can see how having 1 phone with an app would be very handy comparing it to maybe five or 10 different remotes.
Another benefit of the Philips Hue range over the Generic range is the quality. The Philips strip come wrapped in protective plastic and would be less likely to brake. Where as the generic brand doesn’t have this protective cover and could break.
Lastly the quality of the colour thrown out by the Philips brand is much brighter and I have been told it throws out a True colour.
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Hi guys Matt from 123myit here and in this video I will go over Apples iOS 12, Is it faster? we will find out.
Ok Guys I heard that Apple latest iOS 12 update should improve device performance rather than slow it down. So I thought I would give this upgrade a shot and test it on my older iPhone 5s and see if I notice any better performance along with checking out the new iOS 12 features.
Before upgrading I ran the Benchmark and you can see the result below with iOS 11.2.
The results from iOS 11.2 were as follows:
Single core score, 1261
Multi cord score, 2157
To upgrade your iPhones iOS to 12 you can do this by going into Settings > Software update.
And you will read in the update information it states iOS 12 brings performance improvements and exciting new features.
Below is a picture of the Benchmark result after the upgrade to iOS 12. As you can see the Benchmark does confirm Apples claims to being faster.
The results from iOS 12 were as follows:
Single core score, 1308
Multi cord score, 2169
For me personally I think this is a welcomed change from Apple who was always the company seen to slow down the older devices to force customers to upgrade their iOS device. Right now this means you might get a little bit more use out of older devices which is fantastic news, however lets see what happens when Apple releases iOS 13. Will they delivery the same positive boost?
Other features that have been added to iOS 12:
Measurement screen ar kit leveler tool
New animal emojis koala and t-rex
Create your own emojis
Screen time how you are using iOS device
Limits on apps
Downtime app limits
Content and privacy restrictions
For more information on iOS 12 check out Apple’s website here.
This video will show you how to Transfer data from iPhone to Oppo. In this video we transfer the iPhone 5S data to a Oppo R11 via iCloud.
This video will work with any iOS device so iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Make sure both your phones are connected to WIFI because we will be using the WIFI connection to upload download the data to iCloud.
Next sign into iCloud with your Apple Id on your iPhone and then move the slider bars to choose what data you want to upload to iCloud. Remember that this data will be the same data that you download to your new phone.
TIP: Turn off find my iPhone and any passcodes or security features that you might have on your iPhone iOS device. If you have an older version of iOS older than 11.4 you wont have messages available to backup. So just upgrade your iOS version your device.
Tap on iCloud backup, make sure it is turned on. Then tap back up now.
If you want to check what data you have uploaded to iCloud then you can check this by going into a web browser on a normal computer and go to www.icloud.com
On your Oppo phone go into the Tools menu > backup and restore and tap on clone phone menu. If you don’t have this option use the download link below.
Again you will need to use the data transfer software Clone Phone software to get the data from iCloud to the Oppo phone. You can get that free software on this link here.
And you will need to make sure this version is up to date. If it is not up to date then you wont have the iPhone iOS option. Follow the video for more info.
I hope this helps out.
This video will show you how to Fix iPhone, iPad or iPod Black Screen. This is helpful if your iOS device doesn’t turn on or turns on but the screen is just black.
The tips in this video will work for iPhone, iPad or iPod. And these tips can fix your iOS devices if you just have black screen but can still feel the device vibrating. Or it can fix issues with your device not turning on.
Basic steps first then harder steps later.
Make sure your device has a at least an hours charge. You iOS device battery needs at least 5% before it will turn on. Test your charger to make sure it not faulty. Do this by plugging it into another iOS device and check that its charging ok. The Adapter could be faulty the USB cable could be faulty as well.
Once you have checked your charger is fine and you have left your device charging for an hour the next step is to try putting your device in and out of download mode.
To do this press and hold down Home, Power and Volume down buttons.
You can try those same steps again but this time try the volume up button instead of the volume down button. Also try hold both volume down and up buttons along with the Home and Power buttons.
Next for the iPhone 8, iPhone plus or iPhone X.
Press and release the volume up button. Press and release the volume down button and then press and hold the power button.
And then you should wait for the Apple logo to come up.
Last step you can try plugging your iOS device into iTunes, this might force the iOS device to bootup otherwise you might get two options restore and update. Don’t press the restore button because that will wipe your data. Try pressing the update button.
In this video and article we take a look at the Apple iPad 6th Gen 2018 model which includes Apple pen support and upgraded CPU A10 fusion.
While the Apple pen doesn’t come with the iPad you can buy it for $99 USD. This is the first time the Apple Pencil has been included on the Apple iPad 6th Gen.
To pair the Apple pencil with the iPad its very easy. Simply remove the lid on the Apple Pencil and plug it into the lighting port on the bottom of the iPad. You should then see a message come up on the iPad telling you that the iPad is pairing with the Apple Pencil.
On the outside, the Apple iPad 6th Gen is exactly the same as the Apple iPad 5th Gen so nothing really new to see here. If you want to see our video on the old 5th gen iPad you can watch that here. Apple iPad Air 2 Unboxing & Review Or if you are looking for our Apple iPad Pro review check it out here. Apple iPad Pro Unboxing & Firstlook
However the Gold colour iPad has been replaced with a kind of pinkish gold now. Its still called gold but the new gold is a warmer colour now.
The Pencil is great but it doesn’t work so well as a general navigation tool. So to get the most out of the Pen you will need to find applications that support it. In the video I use the Apple notes application and it works quite well.
The battery is a 32.4 watt hour battery and according to Apple you should get around 10 hours of battery life.
Using the iPad is still the same as pervious versions. Swiping down brings you to the search menu. Swiping down from the top of the iPad will give you your notification’s menu. Swiping across will give you your widgets menu. Swipe up from the bottom will give you your recent apps menu along with the control centre.
Erase passcode on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iCloud
This video will show you how to erase passcode on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch by erasing your device with iCloud. This is helpful if you have forgotten your passcode or don’t know what it is.
This video if only for people that have attached their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an iCloud account. If you have not setup your device with an iCloud account then you would need to look at the other video on this website the erase passcode with iTunes account here.
To erase passcode with iTunes click here.
To erase passcode with Recovery mode click here.
This video will show you how to remove your forgotten passcode on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This is helpful if you have forgotten your passcode or don’t know what it is.
Have you ever forgotten passcode before on your iPad? or has a family member added a passcode and then forgotten the passcode?
My first advice or words of wisdom would be to try and remember the original passcode first. If you still can’t remember the passcode then this video will show you how to remove the passcode from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The drawback to this is that you will lose any data on your device so it’s essential that you backup your device at all times. You can backup the device either through iTunes or iCloud.
Ok so the next step is to plug in your device into the computer that you synced the device with. Make sure this is the same computer that you sync the device with iTunes. If you get a passcode message this means you have plugged the device into the wrong computer. So try a different computer in your household.
If you have plugged the device into the correct computer in your iTunes there you should have a button which says restore iPad. To erase the iPad and get rid of the passcode you click the restore iPad button and you will see another window pop-up which says restore so go ahead and click restore. The iTunes will go ahead and download the iOS software which it will then restore on your iPad and this step will remove the passcode from your iPad. Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet because iTunes will download this software from apple.
Once the download has completed iTunes will extract the software to your iPad and then your iPad will restart and the passcode will be removed.
This video will recommend two VPN service providers a free version CyberGhost and a paid version Private Internet Access. Virtual Private Network’s are used to make your network connection private.
Hi All, I wanted to do a video on VPNs which stands for Virtual Private Networks. What does it do I hear you ask? It actually makes the network that you are on private. So you can use a VPN to make your network private anonymous and secure.
In this video I go into a few ways on how Virtual Private Network’s are used and I will also give a few examples on how I personally use a VPN. Now the reason why I want to do this video is because I actually wanted a VPN to use for personal use and I decided it would be a good opportunity to test a few different VPNs so that I had a really good idea of what a good VPN is and this would allow me to recommend these VPN’s to others.
Also there are a lot of different VPN providers out there so it can be quite confusing if you are looking for a VPN to know which is the best VPN to use.
So what can you use a VPN for?
VPNs have been used in the past and make a user’s connection private when downloading content from the Internet it can be used to make your connection anonymous therefore you are harder to track.
VPNs have been used by gamers to route the gaming traffic towards a gaming server when their ISP may be routing their traffic in a different direction.
This has the potential to lower gaming ping and therefore improve gaming latency to a gaming server however my testing using a VPN to improve ping to a gaming server has not been successful.
A Virtual Private Network can be used to give you access to information that otherwise might be filtered by a country or ISP.
For example some news websites may be filtered by your country that does not want you to access them.
Some movie content that is only available for free to the citizens of that country. An example of where this is applied to me is getting access to the BBC iPlayer which is only available if you are British if I use a VPN to connect to a British server I can access all the content that a British citizen would be able to access. I was also able to make a free 1800 call to the US by connecting to a US VPN server and then starting up Skype which allowed me to call the 1-800 number for free as if I was a US citizen.
From hackers or governments that otherwise might be able to scan or hack your connection IP. This is not a fail safe of course but its a good start. Always remember that nothing is safe online only after unplugging from the network can you really guarantee a safe environment. Even then if you are on an iPhone that isn’t connected to a provider you can still be hacked through the emergency call function. Pretty scary stuff.