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Have you tried CLIK for iPhone?

Have you tried CLIK for iPhone?

Well, i follow some random people on Twitter and also some big names too, i like to follow technology and social media Twitter accounts and I get some great idea’s from reading peoples tweets. But i recently followed @Clik.

I got a Direct Message (DM) from Clik the other day to try their iPhone app, i thought “why not give it a crack!”, so i downloaded the CLIK app (which is free) from iTunes and installed it on my phone.

I ran the app and was instantly amazed.

So, you run the app on your phone and follow the very simple instructions, you dont have to sign up for anything, just run it, then on a device which has a browser, visit www.clikthis.com. The browser will then produce a QR code on the screen, hold up your phone which is running Clik, point it at the browser and it scans the QR code in automatically. Now, look back at your iPhone again and now there is a list of video’s you can browse, select a video or search for a video to play but instead of watching it on your phone, it will play in the browser… now i think this is pretty sweet… i am totally amazed!!!

Clik describes themselves as “a brand new Smart TV platform that lets you turn any screen with a browser into your screen by simply scanning it with your smartphone” as per their twitter bio.

All in all, i must say, this is one of my favourite iPhone apps at the moment…

I also tried bringing up the browser on a D-Link Boxee Box and once again, this app just magically works, HD Video’s on the big screen! NICE!

So if you havent tried CLIK, give it a go and download it to your iPhone or Android today!

Head on over to http://discover.clikthis.com/ and check it out… by the way, i also love their site… Nice jobs CLIK!

How to use Boxee

Are you new to Boxee? Why not check out a new app within Boxee called “Butterscotch”,its full of Boxee tutorials.

If you navigate (from the main screen) to APPS > scroll through all the apps and look for Butterscotch > click on it and scroll through the latest entries, there are many tutorials on “how to use Boxee”.

Check it out!

Watch Lynda.com on the Boxee Box

Watch Lynda.com on the Boxee Box

So, I have an account with lynda.com but I don’t want to watch it on my laptop and keep switching from the tutorial video to the application I am learning about. Why not watch lynda.com on my plasma? I tried getting lynda.com to work through the Boxee browser app but it would not work as you can’t sign into it. I looked into creating an app but this is going take some time to learn and develop. In the end, I gave up.

D-Link Boxee Box

D-Link Boxee Box

I thought about it for a few days and it dawned on me….(insert light bulb here!)

 

I jumped onto the Boxee box and searched Bing for their login page and found it. So in the Boxee search box, enter this address: http://www.lynda.com/login/Login.aspx . This takes you to actual login page of lynda.com instead of using the front page portal. All you need to do now is to sign into your account and use your remote control to select what you want watch, and voila, Lynda.com on the big screen.

Now I can learn in the comfort of my lounge room with my laptop sitting on my lap – no more flicking screens!