Top 10 addons in 2015 / 2016 including streaming & sports

Less than a year ago we reviewed the top addons for Kodi. The application is changing so rapidly that we feel that it’s a must to update our review. We have checked literally hundreds of addons and apps and came up with 10 that every movie, music & sports fan should have.

  1. Addon Installer. Before anything else, download the addon installer which serves as an addon store for Kodi and allows you to download all the other apps.
  2. Phoenix. The best addons for streaming movies and TV shows. Features 1000s of live channels.
  3. Open Subtitles. If you are not a native speaker or you watch films and TV shows in other languages you should download Open Subtitles and get all the content translated to your mother tongue.
  4. Money Sports. Requires the Plexus add-on installed.
  5. AWXI – allows you to better control your audio and video features.
  6. YIFY Movies HD – The best torrent option for movies and TV series.
  7. Genesis – Formerly knows and GoTV & GoMovies.
  8. Muzu.tv – Great for watching music videos with a jukebox function which plays songs based on a set genre
  9. Tunein Radio – Access 1000s of free radio stations
  10. US TV Now! – Free live US TV Channels (SD for free, HD additional fee.)

I hoe you enjoy your Kodi ! If you need a safe & anonymous solution for downloads & surfing, you can see the top 10 vpn solutions here.

10 Best Alternatives to Pirate Bay

With Pirate Bay shut down, many users are looking to similar sites. We know the industry well so we thought to share this with you all:

1. KickassTorrents – One of the industry veterans with great choice of torrents – easily the #1 choice after Pirate Bay.

2. Torrentz – Another great torrents site. It won’t be easy to take down this one…

3. Extra Torrent – The URL may have changed but the great content is up and running!

4. YTS.RE – is relateively new and unknown but features most of Pirate Bay’s content. Seems like a mirror site really.

5. BitSnoop – Our Editor’s Favorite. Very fast with nice interface.

6. Mininova – Remember the good old Nova? it has resurrected in this place.

7. Torrent Download – Yet another free torrents site.

8. Demonoid.ph – a private community torrents site.

9. – Another industry veteran with lots of goodies.

10. 1337X – A new promising torrents site.

 

Remember to use these sites for exchange of legal content only!

 

5 things Celebrities can teach us about success

We get so caught up in the scandal is surrounding celebrities that we forget that sometimes there are positive and valuable lessons that we can learn from them, including about success. There are numerous lessons to be learned, but here are a few that are worth keeping in mind.

Celebrities

1. One can get over a divorce

Celebrity divorces of very public and seem all too common. While we can read a great deal about the divorces if we want to, including details should have been kept out of the public eye, but we often don’t notice when the individuals involved manage to put their lives back together again and show us that there is life—even love—after divorce.

2. Addictions are a lifelong battle

We hear and read about the struggles many celebrities have with various substances, and are quick to gossip when they fall off the wagon or go back to drugs. We lose sight of is how very hard it is to conquer addiction; there is no quick fix. We can apply this lesson and be more supportive and tolerant of someone we know who has this kind of struggle on their hands.

3. Guard your tongue

Whether you are making a statement, tweeting, or posting to social media be careful what you say. There have been several incidents of celebrities getting themselves into serious trouble of one sort or another because of things they said in unguarded moments or because they lacked judgment.

4. Take responsibility for your life and actions

We can learn this lesson from celebrities who have taken responsibility and from those who haven’t. Looking at what has happened to the lives and careers of those in either group teaches life lessons we can all use.

5. Make a difference to those around you

There are a lot of celebrities out there who are goodwill ambassadors for various causes or are high profile supporters of initiatives of one kind or another. For some people, the celebrities go about making significant contributions to human beings, communities, our planet, and the advancement of technology in a quiet and low-key way are perhaps more admirable than those who make a lot of noise about it and ensure that there are plenty of photo ops involved. These celebrities remind us that we are part of an increasingly small and globalized world with limited resources and facing numerous problems but that we can make a difference.

So, the next time you reading the gossip pages, tweets, social media, or chatting with friends, keep in mind that celebrities have several functions in our lives and that we can learn from them in addition to aspiring to be like them, or criticizing them, or just admiring their skills.

5 Best Apps to Discover Your Next Favorite Song

Many people have music echoing in their ears all day long. They listen to songs on their mobile phones, on the radio, on mp3 players, tablets and even online. If you, like so many out there, are always on the hunt for the next best thing when it comes to songs, you need to try one of these apps.

Music

1. Pandora Radio

This is the app for music lovers from all over the world, and what makes it so special and unique is that, rather than give you a variety of genres to explore, which could generate confusion, this app gives you the chance to create your own playlist, based on songs you already own. This app will take a song, a genre, even an artist and give you a list of other songs and artists that are similar and that you might enjoy.

2. Songza

Songza does require a sign up the first time you open it, but even that is not complicated. Sign in with your Facebook account and you’ll get a library of tunes ready for your ears. You can pick the channels you might like based on genre, which is pretty standard, but where this app begins to heat up is in the fact that it allows you to choose channels based on certain activities, such as going to the gym, your mood or even a culture you like. As you go along, you can add the songs you listen to, to your collection in order to hear them over and over again.

3. AccuRadio

The app for those who don’t like overcomplicated apps, AccuRadio arranges its channels by genre and allows you to listen based on the types of music you like. Where it really distinguishes itself has to be with its own channel that is a space in which you can find new music you might like, as you go.

4. TuneIn Radio

This app is a middleman between you and various radio stations. It is a hub in which you can choose the channels and decide on which suits your musical tastes the best. If you like music, but you’re not in the mood for a song, how about using this smart app to find a business show, a sport show or a talk show so that you can mix things up and stay informed. Had enough? Simply switch back to the music and the show goes on.

5. Live365

This app is a one-stop shop, a vast network of channels that all collect in one place, and allow access at the touch of a button. Add songs to your playlist, listen to songs you’ve never heard before and best of all, share it on Facebook or Twitter, so that your friends know just how trendy you are. One of the most unique features of this app is the ability for the user to select a song, and then tell the DJ they don’t like it. It’s like being in the studio yourself.

5 HBO Series Not To Be Missed

If you think that the 1950s was the Golden Era of TV, you’ll probably understand why so many people are calling the 21st Century the Platinum Era. There are currently so many TV shows in production, all of which have huge budgets, tackle difficult issues and are not afraid to swear, show naked bodies and glorify violence that people are starting to wonder why they should bother leaving their homes. HBO is certainly partially responsible for this, and it is with these fine series that it has made a mark.

HBO

1. True Blood

If you haven’t switched on your TV and seen crazy, half-naked vampires and ditzy gap-toothed faeries on your screen, where exactly have you been? Though it is now nearing its final airing, the series revolutionized TV in that it was one of the first that showed a world where vampirism was known and accepted.

The name of the series originally came from the vile, synthetic blood that had been created for these vampires to drink as an alternative to human blood. What made the show so addictive was that it was set in the bayous of the south, allowing for just about every creepy legend from voodoo to zombies to be addressed.

2. Game of Thrones

Based on the novels by George RR Martin, this series took violence and war to a fantastic and strange new level similar to that of The Lord of the Rings. This series follows a family that is nowhere near perfect through their individual and frightening adventures. It is unpredictable, bloody, sexual and touches on a certain sick fascination buried deep in almost all of us.

3. Boardwalk Empire

Take a trip to the Boardwalk Empire, a so-called gangster’s paradise in the heart of Atlantic City in the 1920s. One of the series’ most amusing anecdotes is that the pilot was produced at a cost of $18 million by none other than Martin Scorsese. Starring Steve Buscemi in what must be his only leading role ever, the series has been received over 40 Emmys, and is set to bring its last series to life this year.

4. The Newsroom

This political drama is a relatively new series from the maker of The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin. Though it is not as hard hitting as any other series on this list, it has acquired a fair following for addressing political issues that affect America both in a fictional, and a very real way.

5. Girls

Sometimes referred to as the Sex & The City for real girls, this show deals with the issue of four 20-somethings living and working in New York. What makes it so spectacular is that creator and star, Lena Dunham, is not afraid to tackle any issue that may have occurred in reality, from handing out ‘pity sex’ to obsessive compulsive disorder. Dunham reveals her own lack of body issues in the series and shows every part of her rather unflattering figure, which has given her a following of girls with their own body issues.

True Detective Review: Real lives of two detectives

When you think of the typical crime drama, you probably have the image of a group of cops trying to solve a new case each week with an overarching story line involving the characters. When it comes to the new drama True Detective from HBO, this premise is thrown out of the window.

True Detective Review

True Detective is written by Nic Pizzolatto, who also created the series. It features two detectives that are on the hunt for a serial killer who has been on the loose for seventeen years. The show switches back and forth between 1995 and 2012 which gives you a great insight into the changes that have happened to the two main characters.

There is a dark and gritty feel to the show that concentrates as much on the lives of the two detectives as it does the crime they are investigating. You can see from the ‘then and now’ scenes, that both have been affected greatly by the ordeal of this manhunt.

The show is a novelistic anthology, which means that this first season deals with one case throughout. The next season will feature a different case, with different main characters and setting. This makes for a really intriguing format that will either keep the show fresh and exciting, or will cause viewers to lose interest. I think this will largely depend on who takes over the reins as main characters.

Characters

The two main characters are, of course, the detectives. There is Detective Martin Eric “Marty” Hart played by Woody Harrelson and Detective Rustin Spencer “Rust” Cohle, played by Matthew McConaughey. Both McConaughey and Harrelson are superb in this series and you can only ever imagine these two playing these characters.

In particular, the character of Cohle is haunted by weird visions which can be quite unsettling at times. These are evident when you see him in 2012.

In the latter time period, they are being interviewed by two new detectives played by Michael Potts as Detective Maynard Gilbough and Tory Kittles, who plays Detective Thomas Papania. These characters don’t seem quite as strong as Cohle and Hart, but they do add a devils advocate perspective to the story line.

There are also a number of other recurring characters that pop in and out of the series as it goes along. Most of these are other detectives or members of law enforcement.

Conclusion

True Detective is one of those dramas that comes along only once in a while. It changes everything you come to expect from a crime drama and isn’t afraid to test your preconceptions. Its a brave move by HBO and time will tell if this first season can be matched or even bettered by the new crew who follow. It will be a tall order to better the acting of Harrelson and McConaughey which has been nothing short of marvelous.

True Detective is certainly one of those shows that you really need to see, even if its only to judge for yourself.

Wired.com – everything you want to know about trends in culture, economics and entertainment

With abundance of information available on the internet one gets confused as to which site to select for various purposes such as web surfing, reference material for school projects, or to keep oneself update with the emerging trends in technology and business market or to simply share your views .One has to go through the ample time of exhaustive research via search engines to locate a meaningful site for above mentioned reasons, however there is a good news for all such enthusiasts ,there exist one such website by the name of ‘wired.com’ which entails a wide variety of subjects pertaining to science, technology ,media, business and entertainment .

It’s a pretty useful resource tool available on the net and what makes it unique amongst the rest of informative websites lies in its one of a kind web template .Topics related to realm of subjects are merged into one single place for the convenience of web surfers .You don’t have to wander around for different sites in search for different material. Wired.com extensive knowledge database helps you find everything you are looking for.

If science is your area of interest, then don’t search any further, wired.com contains one section specifically dedicated to all the latest and unusual discoveries related to field of science .For movie buffs, who want to decide which flick to watch or have a glimpse at all the buzz happening around in entertainment industry there is plenty of hot material on this site. Those concerned about some much serious stuff like making investment decisions, analyzing market trends, following corporate news then they need not worry since wired’s business section caters to all such needs. So All in all this site can be considered to be an encyclopedia of every stuff that can be found on internet.

Apart from heap of information this site has to offer, what makes it further appealing to its audience is it’s easy to use and vibrant web interface. Data has been organized in a very neat and methodical manner with each sub section labeled properly, so the user doesn’t have to bother too much about finding his/her area of interest .This is very important because there are plenty of sites who although have decent amount of material but their haphazard and complicated arrangement of data can cause inconvenience to their users and would ultimately defeat the purpose of its existence.

With wired.com, not only you have access to wide variety of knowledgeable material ,but for those interested in watching videos on various topics there is a dedicated video section which contains all the latest shows, interviews of many famous personalities  and animated videos .

In order to make the site more interactive and to involve participation of its viewers, wirdenews has introduced a feature by the name of insider which serves the role of a virtual community whereby users have access to all the latest ideas, intelligence, events and promotions.

To sum it up, wired.com is a must see website for every avid and casual internet user, which is both interactive and a knowledge based resource tool.

How to get a record deal

 Ever heard the phrase music calms the savage beast? Well it seems that’s not all it does. In fact music is a major industry, with dozens of equipment manufacturers, voice trainers, art schools and various labels and record companies being part of the multibillion dollar industry that is the music business. Money makes the world go round and music is a way of getting that money fast, clean and in style. Whether you are a rocker or rapper or some egg head crunching that synthesizer, whether you are a classic pianist or a jazz guru music can make you go places you would never have dreamed off. From palm lined beaches, bikini clad beauties and super models galore music is the industry that lets you hob nob with both royalty and media royalty.

So the question arises “how to I attain my dream of being a rocker/rapper/jazz guru?” well that’s easy the first step is to work your way to a record deal and thus onto the map of the industry. A record deal is a declaration by a major corporation or studio that you are a “somebody” and that you have the potential to produce quality work that can sell good. So how to get a record to deal? What to do so that a record company notices you and your act? Well we will try to answer that to the below.

  • For starters study other successful acts before you embark on your journey as a music legend. Study up on what you think their selling points are or why they are where they are. You have to have these noted down if not totally figured out.
  • What are your strong points, are you a natural vocalist? Or are you great at base. Know your strong points and work on improving them to the point of perfection. If it’s a group act then try to encourage a variety of individuals to join up and supplement the shortcoming of fellow band members.
  • Marketing and getting yourself out there is the biggest point there is. Set up blogs, websites and Facebook pages with videos of your jam sessions and mosh pits posted online for the world to see what a star you are.
  • Make sure you steer clear of shady managers and seedy joints as they can be a downer for your up and coming career only hang out with the best. Make sure that the members of your act have a chemistry with each other and know what your group is aiming for.
  • Make sure you copy right your music and your act so that it stays your original work so as to ensure that no one can steal your bling.
  • Once you land a record deal make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the contract, if you don’t then it’s wise to get a lawyer and to move and get on with it as some record companies have bad reputation.
  • Enjoy stardom.

Top 7 TV Series

The cheapest and easily available form of entertainment is watching TV. There is a lot of good stuff to watch, it can be old or new. But it has to be well written and the projection of the well written series should not be less than great, because if the actors are not able to enact their character, then the scenes cannot be executed properly .Here is a list of the best written TV series with actors who are made to play those characters.

  1. THE SOPRANOS             Genre: Drama

The sopranos is an American TV series that  revolves around an Italian American Mobster named Tony Soprano played by James Gandolfini and the complexities of his life while he tries to juggle his home life and manage his criminal organization. He is also seeking professional help from a psychiatrist named Jennifer Melfi played by Lorraine Bracco, due to panic attacks. Created by David Chase. This show was premiered on the cable network of HBO in the Unites States on January 10, 1999 and ended on June 10, 2007.This series consists of 86 episodes divided into six seasons. This series has won numerous awards including PEABODY award, Emmy award and Golden Globe award.

  1. THE WIRE          Genre: Crime Drama

A crime drama series shot in Baltimore and nearby areas .It is about drug dealing and the police trying to control the happenings in town. This series involves the slums and the corporate world.  A comparison of the crimes that happen in the sophisticated world with law abiding, educated and rich people  and the ones that happen in the slums committed by hoodlums and thugs. The series aspires to Dostoevsky’s. Created by David Simon a former Police reporter .Premiered on June 2, 2002 – March 9, 2008. This series has not won any major awards but according to critics and fans this series has been described as one of the best TV series of all time.

  1. 3.   THE SIMPSONS               Genre: Animated Sitcom

The Simpsons is an animated adult sitcom .The story is an ironic and scornful parody of a middle class family in USA in the fictional town of Springfield. This series is produced by James L. Brooks and all the characters in this series have been named after Matt Groening. The Simpsons is the longest running animated sitcom in American history. It was first aired on December 17, 1989. It was said to be the best Television Series of all time by “Times Magazine” on December 31, 1999.It has won 28 Emmy awards, 30 Annie Awards and one Peabody award.

  1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S                Genre: Sitcom

A sitcom revolving around a group of 6 friends living in Manhattan, trying to live their lives to the fullest and When they grow up they help each other to deal with the point that they all have to face being the 30 years of age , and the troubles that come with it. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the finale of this series was seen by 52.5 million American viewers.

  1. MAD MEN        Genre: Drama

A series set in the 1960’s showing a firm named Sterling Cooper which is an advertising company later named Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The story revolves around Don Draper played by Jon Hamm who has stolen the identity of a man he fought alongside in Vietnam, his life and the people in his life both in and out of the office. The deals he makes, how his mind works? How he also mentors a female in that time to be as good as the next man in the cut throat world of advertising. This series is the winner of 15 Emmy awards and four Golden Globe Awards. Created by Matthew Weiner.

  1. BREAKING BAD         Genre: Thriller

This series revolves around a high school Chemistry teacher with a fatal disease of Lung Cancer which in his case may take his life as it is inoperable. With the fear of death looming large on his head he starts living a dark life committing crime by producing and selling Meth  to secure his family’s future. This series has secured 10 Primetime Emmy Awards and won The Best Television Series – Drama .In 2013 the Guinness Book of World Record called it the highest rated TV series of all time. It was created by Vince Gilligan.

  1. X FILES           Genre: Science Fiction

In this series special F.B.I agent Fox (David Duchovny) and Dana (Gillian Anderson) solve cases denoting events of phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of Science. Agent Fox believes in the existence of Evil and whatever he is doing while Agent Dana tries to find scientific and logical reasons for their findings. As they work very closely together and have been in situations they could only trust each other gradually. This platonic relation changes in to that of romance. The series created by Chris Carter is shot in Vancouver and Los Angeles, consisting of 9 seasons.

Top TV show review sites

Reviews are important they measure the popularity of a program in terms of numbers, the quantity of viewers and their feedback after watching a particular series and different episodes of the series in which the story arcs. Reviews are important not just for the audience but for the broadcasters as well.

Best review sites that tell us the ongoing hot TV shows and the not so hot ones as well so that we don’t waste time in watching them are given as follows:

1.      THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

This website gives us review related to not just TV shows, but Movies, Music, Tech, The Business, Style, Culture and Awards. This site has its reviews of TV shows based upon Ratings, shares, and viewers .On this site we can have reviews not just related to the Series as a whole but individual episodes as well. There is a section at left hand corner of this page called PRIME RAATINGS, in which there is latest rating of television shows available.

2.      THE TV CRITIC.ORG

This website gives audience critical reviews of U.S TV shows and an in-depth analysis of the different episodes, that they are good, bad, irritating or enlightening. This website is divided into parts which are HOME, REVIEW, SCORES, PODCASTS, BLOG, and FORUM etc this site has very active bloggers and discussions happening.

3.      METACRITIC.com

The reason that Metacritic happens to be on this list is because it has lots of stuff categorically in it, but one has to take time and know how to navigate here. This site also has a search bar in which one can add keywords for what they are looking for, it’s all here waiting to be found.

4.      IGN.com

IGN is the leading website for reviews on TV shows and criticisms on the performances of various celebs acting in these shows. This site not only gives reviews related to TV series but also has everything related to the scandals happening on and off sets.

5.      ZAP2 IT.com

This site is not only a review site but has everything from TV news, TV listings, Celebrity gossip, Photos AND uploaded movies as well. It also has a search bar so the hindricane of having to navigate through the site is no more an issue.

6.      TELEVISIONWITHOUTPITY.com

Well as the name suggests this site does not take into consideration the feelings of anybody. And in addition to the general features available on all sites this one has options given to share stuff on social networking sites such as face book, twitter etc and of course very blunt reviews are found here

7.      TVworthwatching.com

Smart talk about TV is best… And where to find it

This is the logo of this site and rightly so because this place does not bother with any riff-raff, all it has is smart news about different TV shows, Reviews on who was being considered to play the lead in different series and finally who accepted the role? And are they doing justice to the characters of a series.

8.      HUFINGTONPOST.COM/TV

This site is a pretty good one; it gets a lot of traffic. With a bounce rate of 7%, daily page views per visitor being 4.66% and a daily time on site of 4%, the statistical information tells us that this site is a much visited sit and among most popular TV shows review sites in the world.