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Welcome to the TROYPOINT Resources section.  On this page, you will find the tech products, tools, and services that I use on a regular basis.

I have thoroughly tested and used everything listed on this page and I strongly recommend these resources to my loyal TROYPOINT followers.

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IPVanish

ipvanishIPVanish is a virtual private network (VPN) service that I use to connect to the Internet.  This service provides encryption between my Internet connected devices and the world wide web.

Why do I want this service?  Because I don’t like the idea that my Internet Service Provider can see everything that I do on the Internet and keep log files and history of past downloads, streams, bank info, etc.

Also, since I travel a lot, I am constantly connecting to public wi-fi hotspots and it is extremely important to be protected with a VPN.  With identity theft on the rise, everyone who uses a wi-fi hotspot should have some sort of VPN service.

IPVanish can be installed on the Fire TV or Stick and you can find my tutorial for that by clicking HERE.

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2nd Generation Fire TV 4K

fire-tvThis is my favorite Kodi streaming device due to its snappy performance and nice graphical interface.

I use two of these within my house, one for living room and one for family room.  Once you install Kodi Media Center onto this device, the possibilities are endless and so are the movies, tv shows, ppv events, you name it!

Amazon also produces a Fire TV Stick but they aren’t as powerful as the box itself.

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MakeMKV

make-mkvI have a huge movie collection and this software lets me convert my DVDs and Blu-ray discs into one digital file, perfect for my Plex Media Server and good for traveling by placing on a usb flash drive.

This software will rip a DVD or Blu-ray disck into an .mkv file and then I will use HandBrake, a free program, to compress/transcode the file size.

This is a must-have software application for those who have media servers within their homes.

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Bluehost

All of my TROYPOINT Web sites are hosted on Bluehost.  Why?  Because they make it incredibly easy to get a new site up and running with their one-click automatic WordPress blog installation tool.

Bluehost provides 24/7 technical support which means they are with you every step of the way.

All business owners must have a Web site and for less than $6 per month, this is the perfect choice.

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ConvertKit

convert-kitEmail marketing brings the most valuable return on investment and performs 40% better than social media.

ConvertKit is a powerful, yet easy to use email system that works like magic.  That staff at ConvertKit are extremely helpful and they also provide some great ideas for building your email list.

I have used three other providers but this one has the most options and the best price.

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