January (Cobian Backup / LibreElec / Ultraviolet Codes)

It’s time for my monthly blog post, where I cover items I didn’t blog about during January, don’t intend to dedicate a full blog post to or I’m writing an update on an old topic.

I’ve not been that active with tech projects or trying different things in January, so it’s not the usual type of blog post.

This blog post covers:

  • Candy Crush Soda Saga
  • Cobian Backup on Windows 10
  • Listening to music via LibreElec
  • Redeeming Ultraviolet codes in 2020

Candy Crush Soda Saga
I’ve become addicted to playing this game on an Android or Apple tablet with my fiancée. We take turns to make a move and we’ve reached the stage that often without a comment, we’re planning moves ahead.

Candy Crush Soda Saga Screenshot

Cobian Backup on Windows 10
I’ve been very bad with backing up, but I’ve started to manually backup some files and begin to automate the process again on my Windows 10 PC.

Cobian Backup 11 Gravity Screenshot

Above is a screenshot shortly after I reinstalled the Cobian Backup 11 Gravity software on a Windows 10 PC. In that instance a backup had recently occurred between the PC and a NAS.

Cobian Backup is my favourite backup software and I find it very easy to use. There are a lot of features in the Cobian software and I will shortly setup more scheduled backup tasks.

Listening to music via LibreElec
I wouldn’t usually bother to blog about listening to music, but I’ve been amazed by how good the LibreElec OS with Kodi, accompanied by decent headphones is for the audio experience.

I’m not writing about anything illegal! I’m writing about using CDs I’ve purchased from charity shops. I sit there, headphones on, listening to music whilst playing a game on a tablet or reading.

LibreElec on an old PC is now my Hi-fi system and I think it’s a great OS.

Redeeming Ultraviolet codes in 2020
I redeemed three movies between WarnerBros and 20th Century Fox using Ultraviolet codes. One of the pieces of paper says the code must be redeemed by the end of 2019, yet on the 8th January 2020, I redeemed it.

I used the following sites:

Then the services allowed me to add the movies to my Google Play library for free. Another piece of paper with Ultraviolet details suggested I go to Flixster, but instead I visited the WarnerBros page listed above and it accepted the code.

I didn’t realise I could still redeem the ultraviolet codes I had! I don’t know if this will still be possible when I publish this blog post, but thought I would share details of my recent experience.

What’s coming up?
I’m about to look at replacing the Android 5.1.1 ROM on a Nexus 7 2012, so it’s likely I will blog about that either as a separate post or in a monthly post.

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