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If you’re not sure how to cut the cord and afraid it’s just too technical for you – never fear!

My book: Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV can help you to understand the jargon and give you step-by-step instructions on how to setup and enjoy free over air TV by using one of Mohu’s great HDTV antennas.

Sling TV Subscription Invitations Going Out Now

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If you’re excited to try the new Sling TV subscription service available from Dish TV, you’re in luck! Those who requested invitations to try Sling TV are receiving invites by email as I type.

I received mine and I’m looking forward to trying it via the FREE 7 Day Trial. They ask for a credit card to keep on file, as once the trial period is over, users are automatically billed for a 30 day time period.

There’s no contract for Sling TV and you can cancel your Sling TV subscription at any time.

In the FAQ on their site I found contact info and how to download the Sling TV app to my Roku 3. They have an email: [email protected] and a phone number 1-888-893-9069 if you want to ask questions before you subscribe.

There are additional channel packages that you can add for $5 per month related to sports, kids and news programming. I’m going to start with the basic channel offering from TBS, TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, HGTV, Disney and more.

I’m a bit bummed that currently you can only watch Sling TV on your tablets (Android and iOS – iPad), smartphones (Android and iOS – iPhone & iPod touch), PC, Mac and Roku devices (boxes and stick), but the service plans to add channels on Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick devices, Xbox One and Google Nexus (and others I would imagine…) very soon.

At only $20 per month after a Free 7 Day Trial, the Sling TV experience may well be the best deal in streaming entertainment for cord cutters who crave live sports TV. But for those who aren’t into sports, it may end up being just another way to pay more for less.

The question remains…

Will Sling TV be a streaming media trend to dominate the internet TV landscape, or just a repackaging of the same old thing – charging for every ‘extra’ including channels and screens – ultimately boosting your TV bill once more?

Time will tell.

XBMC KODI Excellent Cordcutter Resource

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XBMC can seem complicated to setup and use, but there are a lot of great tutorials on YouTube with folks who really know their stuff!

When I got started using XBMC I was terrified of the interface. It seemed overwhelming. Admittedly there is a learning curve to it, and it does take time to get comfortable using it, but once you do, a whole new world in entertainment opens up.

I talk a little bit about it in my book: Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV, but to learn how to setup and use XBMC (recently renamed KODI) YouTube really is the place to learn.

If you want to download KODI, you can get it here for PC or Mac, Android, iOS, Raspberry Pi, Linux and KodiBuntu.

Here are a few XBMC/KODI videos I recommend to get you started.

This one is a 42 minute ‘how to install’, that is helpful if you’re not yet using XBMC.

These are from a channel which also has an active Facebook group worth joining to help you learn even more. You have to request an invite, but once approved you’ll get the scoop!

Add-ons are what make XBMC Kodi a personalized, streaming entertainment solution for cordcutters. Paired with a Mohu HDTV Antenna, it can’t be beat!

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Update Your Workspaces For 2015

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make my workspaces more efficient and fun.

While I’ll probably never be 100% happy with my desks (yes, multiples which I hope to have down to one before I die…) or monitor choices, I keep looking and trying out new ones. Of course they also have to fit my budget, which makes the task of finding the right ones a little bit more challenging.

Here are a few products I found on Amazon that you might find are right for updating your workspace and can perking your productivity.  Or at the very least encourage you to stay at your desk and watch cat videos on YouTube.

Desks

You can DIY your desk with a wire shelving unit or two saw horses and an old door, but for those of us on a budget who want a modern look with minimal effort, these are good options.

Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk, Black with Black Glass

For around $210 you can take two of these desks and create a u-shaped desk. Add some LED strip lighting and you’ll be the Commander of Cool!

If you’re more of a minimalist or Mac addict, you may prefer something a bit more subtle.

Prepac White Floating Desk with Storage

I like both these desks as they are inexpensive (less than $155 each at the time of this writing) and yet still fun and functional.

Lighting

Not all office lighting has to be fluorescent and overhead.  Consider these less traditional lighting sources.

Crystal Allies Gallery: Natural Himalayan Globe Salt Lamp Ionic Air Purifier on Wood Base with Cord, Light Bulb & Authentic Crystal Allies Info Card

TaoTronics® Elune TT-DL01 Dimmable LED Desk Lamp (14W, Piano Black, 4 Lighting Modes, 5-Level Dimmer, Touch-Sensitive Control Panel, 1-Hour Auto Timer, 5V/1A USB Charging Port)

 

Chairs

Ergonomics are really important if you’re spending a lot of time at your desk. These chairs are adjustable, functional and good looking.

 

SPACE Seating Professional Dark Air Grid Back with Black Eco Leather Seat, Managers Chair

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BOSS Modern Office Chair, Red

Ultrawide monitors, Bluetooth speakers, tablets and storage space are just a few more ways you can update your office.

Set a budget, get some ideas off of Pinterest, use an iOS app like Homestyler Interior Design by Autodesk to help you visualize your space in a different way, and have fun transforming your space.