Casting to a Smart TV from an Android Device

Casting to a Smart TV



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IT Kit for an Average Technology User

IT Kit for an Average Technology User.


The average person needs to have access to technology but there is no reason to go into over kill. If you are an average user ie you do email, social media, watch the occasional movie or TV show, you don’t need to buy expensive kit to do what you want to do.


Things like DVD players and large hard drives are obsolete now as more services are available free online. Like for cloud computing and storage.


  1. Do not buy any software plenty of free stuff available online.
  2. Do some housekeeping on your devices. On android use all in one tool box to keep your device clean and running properly.
  3. Setup a Gmail account. This gives you access to tons of free services online from Google.
  4. You need;

A Mid Range Smartphone

Samsung J1 $NZ180  or there are J2 and J5 models as well.

Samsung  Huawei

A Samsung Tablet 10 inch

Samsung 10 inch Tab E $NZ380 or  $NZ480

Samsung, Huawei,

Roll up keyboard Bluetooth $NZ15

Mice Bluetooth $NZ10

USB SD reader $NZ6

SD cards for smartphone and tablet $NZ10

External hard drive USB sticks $NZ7

  1. Be Careful Online not Everybody is Your Friend and there is a lot of False News Online


With this setup it will mean you can have a tablet with a wireless mouse and keyboard.


Access to the Internet

There are two processes one is to get access to the Internet the other is to surf the internet using Apps or a Web Browser like Chrome or Safari.


To get Online.

You can either use your smartphone as a Hotspot or Use a Router like

To Connect to the Internet


What you can do online



Gmail account

Cloud Storage

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Contacts

Google Docs Online Office Suite

Google Calendar

Google Keep Take Notes

Google Maps

Google Apps


TV News

TV On Demand



Movies Also TV series

Trademe Buy and Sell

Free Online Tutorials

Microsoft Tutorials

15 things to do online

Video Tutorials

Make Money Online

If you are Bored

Do Not Do Online

Online Security

Online Security


Sport Online

Security Camera


Seniornet Huntly

Bill Rosoman

June 2017.

Kia Kaha


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2017 Calendar Download for you to print and use for 2017.

2017 Calendar Download for you to print and use for 2017.
After Payment you will be sent the full Monthly 2017 Calendar which you can print out as many times as you wish.
The Photos are of the North Island of New Zealand.

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Creative Kiwis October 2016 Newsletter

Creative Kiwis October 2016 Newsletter



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Using an Android (or Apple) Device as a Security Camera or Baby Minder.

Using an Android (or Apple) Device as a Security Camera or Baby Minder.
To get a cheap security system or baby minder setup and operating is easy with a couple of Smartphones and/or Tablets. But they can also run on a Laptop or PC.

You need a Smartphone of mid-range quality (so you get a reasonable camera) access to wifi or 3G cellphone network and two apps installed.

There are many apps in the app stores but athome app works great on most smartphones. is the home of athome.
They have versions for Windows, Mac, Ipad/Iphone, Android and Android TV.

So you need a smartphone to setup as a camera, and then install the athome Video Streamer, setup wifi connection or a 3G cellphone connection. Scan the QRcode below.

Now on your other device install the athome camera home security app, setup for wifi or 3G cellphone and we are ready to rock and roll. Scan the QRcode below.

Follow the instructions within the app, or consult help at

You need to put the streamer online, ie start the app and have wifi connected. You should see that the streamer is online. Now from the other device with the athome camera security app running, you can setup the motion detection and recording etc.

If setup right you will be notified on your device of a motion detection of the camera. The camera will record the incident and for 30 seconds after. From your smartphone you can see and hear what is happening, you can talk to the intruder, you can turn on the flash, you can record or take a picture.

My setup is two Huawei y520 phones ($nz120 each) data packs for phones (I live rural and do not have access to broadband or wifi), on the streamer I pay $nz10 per month for 300mb of data. I can also view on my tablet or laptop.

BTW you do not usually need to do much more than what has been described, however if I use the wifi at my local library they have this service blocked, as they do certain other services like my internet phone number. Also you can setup several devices as Video Streamers to cover a whole house.

Bill Rosoman
Nov 2015

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