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.
The HP ProBook 430 G5 is HP’s low cost answer to enterprise or education laptops.
The main difference between the HP ProBook 430 G5 and the HP ProBook 430 G4 is the CPU upgrade and some cosmetic changes to the outside of the laptop.
For me I preferred the silver plastic on the HP ProBook 430 G4 and if you want to see the 123myIT review on that model check it out here.
The CPU is a 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor, up to 3.4 GHz with Intel®Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores. This model also has a 256 GB M.2 SSD, this means that the computers overall performance will be much faster then the HP ProBook 430 G4. There is enough power in this laptop to do some video editing.
This laptop can play some games but not really recommended as it has an Intel® HD Graphics 620 built in graphics. If you are looking to play the latest games maybe try and get a Nvidia or AMD Graphics card in your laptop.
13.3″ diagonal HD anti-glare LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
256 GB M.2 SSD
Prices for this model start $639USD and the model we got came with a free HP carry bag. So its a pretty good deal if you actually use the carry bag.
One of the negatives to this laptop is the trackpad. I find that I am constantly missing the area for a right click. This means that when I want to right click I have to press the trackpad several times to find the right spot. While this is not a massive deal it is kind of frustrating and should be something that HP take note of moving forward with new laptops.
I hope you liked this video and that it helped out.
In this video I show you how to transfer all of the following data from Android to Oppo mobile phone.
As soon as you get a new phone you will need to copy across Videos, Music, Pictures, Documents. It can be tricky moving data from Android to Oppo mobile phone because the phones are made by different companies.
To start this process you will need to go into the Tools menu on the Oppo phone and go to backup and restore. Next you will need to press update. This then creates the tool called Clone Phone. This is the tool we will use to move the data between the two phones.
Clone phone will then have two options.
New phone or Old phone.
Next you will need to download the Clone phone app on your Samsung or Android phone if it is not on there by default. To do this you can use this link. http://i.clonephone.coloros.com/download
Put the link above in your phones web browser and download it. Once you have downloaded the app go into your setting and allow it to work on your Android phone. It will need permissions to do this.
Once the Clone phone app is allowed and installed open it up. Press start cloning. It should come up with a QR reader. Scan the barcode of your Oppo phone.
It should say connecting and then the two phones should connect.
If you have issues connecting the two phones make sure you turn off security features like passcode or screen lock.
Press the Start Cloning button to start moving all your data across.
Pretty straight forward not much more to know. Its complicated if you don’t know how to do this so I hope my video will really help.
Apps and their data, Contacts, Messages and call logs should also copy across with this process.
In this video I talk about the AMD RX 570 graphics cards and which brand I think is the best AMD RX 570. All cards will do a pretty good job at mining Ethereum at about 27 to 30 Mh/s however some cards are just better built easier to use and don’t get as hot.
The three different brands of RX 570 cards are Asus, Gigabyte and Sapphire.
Don’t forget to check out the best AMD rx 570 cards in action on my KraKen build.
Lets get straight into it, I have listed the pros and cons of the Sapphire cards below. Pros
* Price around $329 usd
* Has a bios switch which allows you to switch between a gaming bios and a mining bios, really handy if you want to build a gaming / mining rig.
* 2 x power ports 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 pin power ports. Handy for different power supplies.
* Save power by turning off the flashy lights. Can turn these lights off permanently without the need to install extra software.
* Cards come with a back plate good if you have cards sitting close together. Cons
* The cards are big so you will need allot of room to store them. 26 cms long.
* Sapphire cards heat up a bit more than their rivals.
* a little less stable and a little less able to be overclocked.
* Tend to use a little bit more power
* Price around $379 usd
* Smaller than the Sapphire cards at 24 cms.
* Run a little bit more stable at higher clocks.
* No back plate so they wont heat up as much.
* 1 x 8 pin power slot only. Comes with led though so you can see when the card is plugged in properly. Cons
* The cards don’t come with a back plate. Can be annoying when installing or when you have cards sitting close together.
* 1 x 8 pin power slot only.
* Can’t turn the light off permanently without installing software.
* Price around $279 usd
* Cheap price return on investment will be faster.
* Smaller than the Asus at 23 cms long.
* Has a back plate.
* Memory does over clock quite high.
* Gets hot! Can’t run to many of these cards together.
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In this video & article I explain how I was able to make more profit from mining Cryptocurrency by installing Solar panels on my roof. There is a few reasons why I decided to get solar. The first is to reduce my carbon foot print. We all have to do our bit to try and make the world a better place and there are some really easy ways to do this. That was the first reason.
The second reason was that I like to support the Solar industry. This is an industry that can solve allot of problems for humankind rather than burying it. Other industry’s out there are not so friendly towards out future.
The last reason was that I could use some of the power to mine Cryptocurrency. The panels will pay of the mining rig and the mining rig will pay off the Solar. This will happen at a much faster rate then if I was able to get some money back on my power bill from the energy company.
How does it work?
The sunshine hits the panels and then flows down into the house first, so you use the power before it goes out to the grid. And you can get a refund of power supplied by your energy retailer.
The current feed in tariff in Australia is not much something like 12cents per kilowatt hour on a good day you can put in about 4 kWH to the grid.
This is middle of winter figures so this would be higher in summer. You need to also take into account that you are using the power first before it goes out to the grid. Fridges will use that power before it goes out. The actual figure would be higher then 4 kWh. Because the feed in tariff is not much its important to use the power before it goes out to the grid. In this case I am using it to mine Ethereum.
You could go one step further and install a battery. That way any power would be stored in the battery and used at a later time. The problem with this at the moment is that the battery’s cost far outweighs moneys saved. Buying a battery would be money wasted pretty much.
This video & article will show you the OPPO R11s Unboxing & firstlook. If you are looking to buy a cell phone this is a great place to start. The OPPO R11s is the latest phone to come from the Chinese manufacturer OPPO. After going over the specs of the OPPO phone it seems to be about as good as the older Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. However the OPPO R11s doesn’t have the capability’s to do 3D like the Samsung can with the Samsung Gear. If you are not bothered with the 3D side of things and are after the latest model of phone then the OPPO is for you. However for $100 less you can get a Samsung Galaxy S7 with more function. So its hard to make a concrete decision here.
Will you notice the little if any difference in speed between the two devices. If you are using an iPhone or Samsung Phone and you are looking to switch to an OPPO make sure you take a look at the phone first. The OPPO has its own look and feel that are different from the other phones on the market and you might decided that you simply can’t handle the change.
Otherwise value for money the OPPO is a good phone if you don’t want to spend $1000 to $1400s on a phone.
If you can get past things like the mining USB charging port being backwards and having to press the side button to get into the phone then the OPPO R11s is definitely worth a look. Would I go as far as to reocmmened this phone to my friend or family over the Samsung or iPhone models? Maybe not. But at least there is new fresh competition with these devices around. Maybe Apple and other manufactures need to take their existing phone line ups to the next level and start innovating again.
In this video I show you how to setup a Windows 10 mining rig with all the correct settings to make sure you mining rig will run without a hitch. Windows 10 is a massive beast on its own and has allot of difference settings that do very different things. So it can be hard to find out exactly what settings are effecting which part of Windows. For example, you will need to turn off Windows Updates temporarily while otherwise I can restart your mining rog.
As always the first thing you need to do I get yourself a copy of Windows 10 and you can do that through the 123myit.com website under Downloads link at the top of the page or click here. On that page if you scroll down to where it says
Windows 10 Media Creator Tool 32 bit link here. Create Media Tool 32 Bit
Windows 10 Media Creator Tool 64 bit link here. Create Media Tool 64 Bit
And click on the link that suits you. Most people would go for Windows 64 bit these days.
The next step you will need to do is make sure you run Windows updates. You can do this by going to Start > Settings > Update and Security.
Run those updates until Windows is fully up to date.
Once Windows 10 is updated go ahead and turn off the update service under services. You do this because when Microsoft push out new updates once a month the update can force your mining rig to restart. So disabling the updates makes sure you don’t wake up to your rigs that haven’t mined any cryptocurrency overnight. The important thing is to turn this back on every month and run the updates again then turn the service off again. This makes sure that your mining rig is still getting the updates but it not effecting your mining.
This video will show you how I went about creating an Nvidia Mining Rig for my friend Phil. Phil likes to Gamble so I called this build The Gambler!
I have setup a full list of parts below if you wish to copy this build. And I have tried to add in some secondary parts list incase some parts are no longer available.
The Gambler build is very simular to my RX570 The Kraken build accept I swapped out the AMD RX 570 cards with Nvidia 1070s.
Through this video I also give some tips when building a new rig to do with troubleshooting setup and faulty risers.
a faulty Riser can cause all sorts of issues with mining rigs. The more hardware you add the more chance of failure.