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  1. 7 minutes ago, Tingting said:

    Sadly, no. I can't even get to the screen (above) without having to go through every. single. one. of these icons/apps. Worse, they won't clear. Aaaargh. I guess we may just have to reset the Cube or suck it up and use the voice command to get to specific points. It's not perfect, but I'm clueless and it's all I can think of (technodino). Thanks, though. It was worth a try.

    Before you do anything drastic - uninstall the Background Apps & Processes app and reinstall.  There have been issues and this seems to resolve it.

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  2. 3 hours ago, Tingting said:

     This is a weird one. We've been using the Cube with no problems for several weeks now. At the end of the day, hubs goes into the background app to delete the cache. Usually, three or four apps show up (the ones we were using like TVMob, YouTube, etc). Well, this (below) showed up and we have no idea how to close/clear/?? this to go back to a normal screen.

    Any suggestions? It's not interfering with our usage of the Cube, I just use the voice command to go back to the main screen, etc, but that's obviously not fixing the problem. 

    ETA:  We've tried the blocks at the top (close multiple, close all apps) but the next time we open Background, they're all still there. 

    TIA from the technodino 


    I use this app on my Nvidia Shield.  If you press the "System User" tab it should toggle between system apps and your currently running non-system apps.  

  3. On 2/8/2023 at 3:37 AM, CorinneS said:

    When you go out of the country for a few months and don’t have a Mexican credit card how do you pay your bill? I was thinking about putting money on my account at an OXXO but is that even possible? 

    We use UnDosTres.  Very simple.  Set up an account and use your Canadian or U.S credit card.

    UnDosTres - Recargas en línea Telcel, Movistar, AT&T, Unefon, Virgin, Bait, TeleVía, PASE, Boletos de Cine, Pagos CFE

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  4. On 2/6/2023 at 12:31 PM, rvanparys said:

    I have not had an outage since I purchased Total Play as backup to TelMex...Redundancy is a practical solution to poor service...


    We have Ilox.  When it occasionally goes down, I use my phone as a hotspot.  We are fairly close to a cell tower, so my download speeds are about 50-60 Mbps down with Telcel.  If you run out of data, you can purchase unlimited data for 2 hours.  15 pesos.

  5. On 1/27/2023 at 6:58 PM, tazman said:

    After years with no problems, like many people I have found that utility bills I used to be able to pay online with an American credit card now require payment at a utility company office or a Mexican store.  I've purchased an an Oxxo prepaid Visa card but unbelievably, that card doesn't work for paying utilities (or much of anything) either.

    Has anyone on here found a way to get a useful prepaid Mexican credit card or other easy way to pay Mexican utilities that no longer accept American credit cards online?



  6. 1 minute ago, Alpha1 said:

    To each their own...I have a FireCube and it works extremely well.

    That's a great device.  I run a Nvidia Shield Pro.  I love it because it has a Gigabit Ethernet port, and 2 built in USB 3 ports for expandable storage.  You can even use it as a Plex Server.

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  7. 23 minutes ago, Alpha1 said:

    Enter ABOUT 7 times and it reappears.

    Yes I know.  But the point is they are making things more difficult.  I used to run Launcher Manager with Wolf Launcher as my default home screen.  With the recent updates, this is no longer possible,  but I can still do it on my Android OS.  I'm not trying to s**t on the Firestick,  it's a great device.  Just wanted to let people know there are other great options in the same price range.  In fact, on Amazon MX the Google device is priced lower than the 4K Firesticks.

  8. 1 minute ago, Alpha1 said:

    You can use a Firestick without any involvement with Amazon, I do.

    I'm not talking about having an Amazon account. I'm talking about access to developer options, such as allowing 3rd party apps etc.  Also they are making it more difficult to change launcher screens to customize layouts and other other options.  The Chrome device is functionally the same as far as performance goes, but it is more customizable. 

  9. 23 hours ago, Natasha said:

    Why don't you just get a FireStick ?

    I would stay away from the Firestick.  They were great a couple of years ago but the recent OS updates are making everything more proprietary to the Amazon ecosystem.  I would recommend the Google Chromecast TV, or an Nvidia Shield if price is no object.

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  10. 45 minutes ago, Mad_Max said:

    thanks Harry - what I notice for some of these services is a lack of transparency - that is there is no easy way to determine the price.  So googling USTVGO's price, it appears to be free - which goes back to - "If you're not paying for the product then you are the product"  Tristan Harris

    I also found the same with Clear Choice - no easy way to find the price

    I sent you a private message.

  11. 1 hour ago, Floradude said:

    What is up with the electricity?  Already this morning, and for the past two or three days it is off-and-on, off-and-on.  It is like someone is just turning the electricity off and on with a switch.   I am in upper Ajijic.  It messes with the computer which takes longer to get back where you were when it went off, then the computer was off.


    Or something similar

  12. On 6/9/2022 at 12:05 PM, Mexicoafterlife said:

    But your still using a computer. My way wife can watch and I don't have to have my comp working on tv while I play wrc or elite dangerous. Why I just use a small comp. And 250 is really nothing when looking at watching TV. 

    Also on the android post above you can go to iPlayer BBC site with your stick and create a account?

    You're right, $250 is not a lot, but compared to a $40 streaming device...it is.  Another plus for the Android device is they are designed just for streaming and not much else, so the graphics chips are optimized for current HDR offerings, such as Dolby Vision etc....which as far as I know, the Intel 500 graphics controller doesn't support.  And there is an app on Google Play for BBC IPlayer, so I assume you can sign up on a streaming device.  All streaming devices support browsers, so anything you can do on a PC (browsing wise) you can do on a streamer.  It just seems odd to me to spend an extra $200 just to watch content over the internet, but hey, if it works for you....................

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