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Step-by-step guide to download a free App onto your Android Box using Aptoide TV

Please note that our Media devices / TV Boxes comes fully loaded with lots of streaming Apps ( for example:- Netflix, Youtube, Kodi – DSTV & Showmax included, Netflix, Tea TV, Tubi, Movie HD, Terrarium TV, Cinema HD, Cloud TV Pro, MFC – My Family Cinema, Live Net TV, Stremio, Live Net TV, HDtv Ultimate, etc )
You can however download other apps via Aptoide TV Store – here is a step-by-step guide to download a free App onto your TV streaming box using Aptoide TV. Simply click on the Aptoide TV icon on the main screen.

Step-by-step guide to download a free App onto your TV streaming box using Aptoide TV 
We will use the ‘TikTok’ app as an example but this method will work with most apps that you find online. You can search for an app by name but if you have the actual APK then enter that.
1. The Aptoide TV App might ask you to allow Aptoide TV to record audio (allow or deny). I would suggest to “allow” it since it will enable you to do voice searches later if needed.
2. Then click on the search icon and then type in “TikTok” in search field, the TikTok icon will appear, click on it and install it. TikTok will download.
3. Follow the same process to download other Apps via Aptoide TV. Please use the Aptoide TV App to download Android free streaming Apps (Movies, Sports, Games, Music, Etc ).

For example, to watch international sport ( including, Cricket, EPL, La Liga, UEFA, Europa and Rugby ) we suggest the Live Net TV or HDtv Ultimate for Live streaming of sports.

What is Live NetTV?
Live NetTV is a free live streaming app which provides live streaming of shows and sports games in SD and HD qualities for free. Please note that more than one icon for a specific App might appear when using the search function. Ensure that you only use the Apps that says “TRUSTED APP” before installation. Generally, the most reliable apps are the ones that have the most number of user downloads. You can view more info about the App before installing it.

Please send a WhatsApp to 0764318030 for more tips or help

Please note that we can assist customers in downloading the best Apps and we will constantly post to update the available apps. Of course, if you purchase a streaming box from us you will already have access to the best apps!
According to Netflix, for streaming a movie, you need somewhere between .7 Mbps to 5.3 Mbps. High quality audio and video will require more bandwidth or speed in order to stream properly. … For a 2-way video call, Skype recommends 0.3 Mbps as a minimum upload and download speed.

If you are facing any issue accessing or using the links then feel free to email us:
Also, provide your valuable suggestions and thoughts in the form of comments.

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MXQ PRO TV Android box – QOTD

What to do if your box does not switch on?

If the box does not switch on and just shows a small pinprick of light where the ‘ON’ light indicator usually shows it could be that your power adapter could be faulty. This can happen if the device remains plugged in over a period of time and the item is not used. Sometimes the plug could just be faulty. Now that loadshedding has returned as an item on the daily or weekly South African schedule it is wise to keep an eye on the schedule and unplug all devices before or just after the electricity has gone off.

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LED / COB Light 3 piece set with Remote Control ( wireless and bright )

LED/COB Light 3 piece set with Remote Control ( wireless no drilling and cabling ).

Perfect to light up up areas where it’s difficult to access or when experiencing power outages… “The National energy regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved a 13.87% average price increase which will be implemented on 1 April 2019 for Eskom direct customers and a 15.63% average price increase for municipalities which will be implemented on 1 July 2019.” ….SO START SAVING MONEY BY GETTING OFF THE GRID ….. Product Features: – LED/COB Light 3 Piece with remote control, Various options for light adjustment (Bright, Subdued or limited to 30 minutes) Easy mounting by adhesive strip, ON/OFF via touch panel Included in the box 3 x Led Light with remote Control 3 x adhesive strips (3 x AAA batteries excluded)

How can YOU get LIT UP and CONNECTED ?

We can easily have your order delivered door-to-door overnight to you by courier (ours or yours :)) or through the Post Office. To order please whatsapp or email us:- WhatsApp: 0764318030


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How to use your Pepper Spray

How to use Pepper Spray

If you buy pepper spray YOU MUST learn how to use it correctly and actually keep it in your hand, on your keys or somewhere that you can easily get to it in an emergency. This means that you must familiarise yourself with holding the can and picture how and, when, you would use it.


  1. Do not attempt to use pepper spray against a firearm
  2. Do not attempt to use pepper spray during a home invasion – there are usually more than one robber and the robbers are already in your home where they can use deadly force without the risk of being seen
  3. If you do not use the pepper spray correctly you may make the situation worse
  4. Here are some important points to consider:
  • They type of pepper spray (stream or jet, mist or fog or foam and gel)
  • The range of the pepper spray (usually 3 meters)
  • How to arm and disarm the canister
  • The number of sprays – good to know for multiple attackers
  • How often you should replace the pepper spray – usually every 12 – 16 months since the plastic head and nozzle tends to wear
  • How to correctly grip the canister of pepper spray – you must use your entire hand to grip the can and your thumb must be propped on top, ready to spray
  • How to use your thumb to spray and not your index finger
  • How to spray an attacker – (across the eyes in a horizontal motion in the case of a gel or jet and vertically from the top of the head to the mouth in the case of a gas but, in an emergency either would suffice as long at the eyes are hit)


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Pepper Spray – Everything you Ever Needed to Know

Pepper Spray – Everything you Will Ever Need to Know to Keep yourself Safe and your attacker away

And that is really the point. Youw ant to deter any would be attackers by threatening them with the pepper spray and if they are that stupid, because its never brave to take on pepper spray, then so be it. As anyone who has experienced teargas will tell you, and again, unfortunately too many South Africans have, it is not a walk in the park or a day at the beach. And by deterring would be attackers that is what you ultimately want, a peaceful walk in the park and a calm day spent at the beach at whatever time YOU choose! But more about the pepper spray.

Pepper spray is a non-lethal irritant that is scientifically referred to as Oleoresin Capsicum – it is literally pepper spray, made from peppers. The Capsicum that you buy at Fruit and Veg or Checkers. Caspian is the primary irritant in pepper spray and,  is extracted from red hot chilli peppers! It’s also used in creams and gels to relieve joint and muscle pain although, our very famous Deep Heat and Arnica Gel brands, don’t contain it.

Pepper spray also consists of water and alcohol, as well as some form of propelling agent/s such as; nitrogen, carbon dioxide or halogenated hydrocarbons. The dangers of exposure to pepper spray or, Caspian, is well documented and this study published by C. Gregory Smith, MD, MPH, and Woodhall Stopford, MD, will take you through some of the health hazards of Caspian exposure. These include everything from skin blistering and burns to airway edema and respiratory arrest.

Is it dangerous? Yes. It is a weapon and not a toy. Do not demonstrate it in enclosed spaces that are smaller than 3 square meters. There have been multiple reports of death, most notably, death in children as a result of respiratory arrest following accidental exposure to pepper spray. I’m not going to lecture anyone about this and, it’s not the subject of this article but, if you have children and, you can’t store the peppery spray away with 100% certainty that your children will not be able to reach it, don’t buy it or keep it.

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Coming soon – online payments

So its been a long road and we have almost arrived. We are happy to let you know that we are almost there with our online payment platform. What? I hear you say. Seriously. I know, its been long in coming and yes, its not rocket science but you forget, we are family run start up.



That’s 2018 speak for a corner shop that is reaching for the stars, yes a mom and pop store. We know that we can, like the little choo-choo train, and we are moving this show forward. So please watch this space!

We value you, our customers and potential customers. The platform will be 100% secure and we have a zillion ways for you to pay. Ok, just 6 :)) but zillion just sounds cooler. Each of you are unique and we wanted to make sure that you had as many choices as we give you with our products.

These are the ways that you can pay:

Visa Checkout
Allow your customers to pay online easily with a single sign in. Visa Checkout works with any major credit or debit card, and is supported by most devices that can access the web, which include smartphones, tablets and computers.

Bank EFT
Your clients can now make Bank EFT payments to your Sage Pay account at any of the five major South African banks.

Cash payment
Clients can pay you using a unique barcode by printing and presenting it to participating retail outlets including Checkers, Checkers Hyper, OK, Shoprite, USave, House & Home, and the SA Post Office.

Credit Card
Accept local and international MasterCard and VISA payments. Our transactions are 3D secure, protecting you from fraud and reducing chargebacks. No need for credit card merchant facilities at your bank.

Instant EFT
Your clients can now make real-time payments without having to recapture any bank details. You receive a notification as soon as their payment has been made, so that you can dispatch goods or services without delay.

Offer your clients the convenience of using their Masterpass digital wallet, which allows for hassle-free and secure online payments from their connected device.


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The future of LED: Fashion and Function

LED Lighting: the fashion trend you weren’t expecting

Fashion of the future may come in many forms. Hussein Chalayan designed a range of what were called ‘video dresses’. These dresses were made from 15,000 LED’s.

LED Dress

A model poses in a LED dress at its demonstration in Tokyo June 7, 2007. The dress, with light-emitting diode devices installed inside, was designed by Swarovski and Hussein Chalayan and was made available in the Japanese market in the fall and winter season in that year, according to the news agency Reuter.

Morning routine. Wake up, brush your teeth, and choose your outfit from a closet full of LED embedded clothes. Rewind. Re-imagine your morning routine. Just take any item of clothing from your wardrobe. You can change the message on your Tshirt or the logo on your jeans by tapping on an app on your phone.

While this may seem farfetched, technology and fashion are overlapping now more than ever. From fitness bracelets that track your heartbeat to glowing sneakers, we are relying more and more on technology to enhance our daily lives.

 Wearable technology, specifically with integrated LED lighting, has been on the rise at major fashion events such as the global Fashion Weeks. In 2012, designer Philip Treacy debuted a line of LED hats, and Dutch Princess Marilène of Orange made an appearance at the Rijksmuseum in 2014 donning an LED collar.

This perhaps unlikely trend became more of a reality at this year’s Fashion Week in London, New York and Paris as designers showcased their latest innovations on the runways. LED lighting is quickly becoming an “it” item in the fashion world.

Is wearable tech finally fashionable?
 Sometimes your clothes need a little sparkle. And sometimes, they need hundreds of tiny light bulbs that illuminate with messages.

LED-enhanced outfits seem to be creating their own niche in the billion dollar fashion industry lately. Unsurprisingly, celebrities have been among the first to showcase the new light-up fashion.

Earlier this year, House of Fraser’s, one of Britain’s leading department stores, debuted its “technology enhanced gown” during the BAFTA awards. The gown, embedded with LED lights and motion sensors, detects movement and changes light accordingly.

A London based technology fashion house called Cute Circuit created the first Twitter dress for singer Nicole Scherzinger in 2012. The outfit allows tweets with a specific hashtag to flash across the dress. Cute Circuit has other celebrity clients, including Katy Perry and Sarah Brightman.

led dress cute circuit

But wild light-up dresses aren’t just for the runway or red carpet.

California-based technology fashion company, Electric Styles makes LED-shoes, light-up electro hoodies, bras, neckties and caps for the not-so-famous.

“There is a cultural shift in fashion where the young generation is taking over,” said Electric Styles’ CEO Nick Kneuper. “Previously, you won’t be able to wear them because they were considered weird but people today want to be a little weird. It’s a form of expression.”

Kneuper projects the company’s sales this year to grow two-fold to $2.5 million. Electric Styles has grown to a $10 million dollar clothing brand since its founding in 2012.

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Switch Embassy’s texting shirt

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New York based fashion startup Switch Embassy sells outfits that allow you to display customized LED-lit text messages sent from your phone via Bluetooth.

Funded by Scottish whiskey manufacturers Ballantines, Switch Embassy has developed shirts that allow you to say “go away” to unwanted attention without even using your vocal cords.

Using smart fabrics from Swiss textile manufacturer Forster Rohner, these LED embedded textile are durable, versatile and powered by mini rechargeable batteries as big as a “pinky.”

Cute Circuit, a pioneer in the wearable technology industry, also created the “hugshirt”, an outfit that sends hugs remotely, and the “Twirkle dress”. Combining “twinkle” with “sparkle”, the Twirkle dress is a micro-LED dress that lights up and changes color according to the movement of the wearer.

“It’s a very interactive dress,” said Cute Circuit’s CEO Francessa Rosella. “It makes you want to move more and be active to showcase the color.”

Cute Circuit has embarked to create LED outfits that allow customers to change designs from a selection of patterns from the company’s database.

The Italian born Rosella said this allows customers to save on buying multiple cheap dresses and just invest in one with many patterns.


CuteCircuit, a company that focuses on wearable technology and interactive fashion, introduced an iPhone-controlled mini skirt. That’s right: you can now control your clothing using your smartphone. Using a special Bluetooth app and a microscopic chip inside the garment, users can now change the color or pattern of their skirt. The app, “Q by CuteCircuit,” allows the user to download different patterns and connect other pieces of clothing and accessories that house the same chip. With this kind of technology, fashion is truly individual and customizable.

The company’s skirt was such a hit that its designers, Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, turned it up a notch this at this year’s Fashion Week. The two have now connected the app to Twitter. The wearer of the garment can now create a hashtag, and have their friends’ Tweets broadcasted on their clothing when they use that specific hashtag.

If displaying your 140-character thoughts on your clothing is too revealing, consider beginning your LED style with a simple dress. Richard Nicoll featured a Disney Tinkerbell inspired dress during his 2014 show in London. The famous fairy’s contagious glow was captured in this sheer dress adorned with green LED lights, which fittingly resemble Tinkerbell’s “pixie dust.”

From the runway to the closet, high fashion is taking a high-tech turn, and, while wearing LED lighting may not be as common as wearing jeans, the future of fashion is definitely looking bright.



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KIDS GPS Smartwatch: Helps you to keep your kids safe and contactable NOW R400 (Q523) SOLD OUT

Main Features:
– GPS + Base Station Localization Way: Two modes positioning
– SOS Emergency Button: One button SOS, dial family numbers automatically
– Safe Area: GEO-fencing, smart alarm
– Alarm Types: Low-power alarm, drop-off alarm
– Family Call, One Button for Help: By long pressing SOS button, the smart watch will dial 3 numbers until anybody answers it, so parents will know kids’ location
– Do not Disturb Setting: You may customize the time if you don’t want to be disturbed when you are at class
– Dismantle Alarm: Wear the watch over 3 minutes, then unpack the strap, the APP will receive the dismantling alarm information. This function also can be closed when you don’t want to wear the watch
– Screen Size: 1.44 inch screen

· This smart watch will only work with GSM networks: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz.
· Unlocked for worldwide use. Please ensure local area network is compatible.
· Please check with your carrier / provider before purchasing this item
· This watch is compatible with Android and iOS. Please consult user manual for more details

Built-in chip type: MTK6261
Bluetooth Version: No
SIM Card Slot: Standard SIM card slot
Network: GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 /1900MHZ
Functions: Voice calling, 30-character text messaging, voice notes, Alarm, GPS, SOS, Geo-Fence
Screen Screen: TFT
Screen size: 1.44 inch
Battery Type: Li-polymer
Power: Built-in Battery
Compatible OS: Android,IOS
Language: English
Style: Sport (pink, blue, orange/yellow)
Type: Smart Watch
Index Dial: Digital
Case material: Plastic
Band material: Flexible PU
Movement: Digital
Dial Shape: Square
Waterproof: No  (waterproof model available)
Package: 1 x Q523 Children GPS Smartwatch 1 x USB Cable 1 x English User Manual

Kids GPS Smartwatch