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LG launches four Lollipop mid-range smartphones – meet Spirit, Magna, Joy and Leon

LG just announced four new mid-ranged phones that look similar and taste similar. None of them seems to be the next LG G3 though, but they will all launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop, if that makes you feel better. Let’s see who they are and what they pack:     LG...

Titanium Backup update v7.0.0 – better Lollipop and CM12 support

Titanium Backup is updated to v7.0.0 and it now presents better Lollipop support and a more stable connection to CM12.     Even if there are not many improvements from v6.2.0.3, some things have changed and below you can see the actual changelog: Added support for...

Sony Xperia Z2 gets official CyanogenMod support; first nightly available for download

Sony Xperia Z2 received CyanogenMod support today and its first nightly is ready for download. Xperia Z2 is a pretty good looking device right out of the box with its own interface, but some people just love to ROM and flash their device on a daily basis. The latest...

Chrome 48 beta browser can now send presentations to Chromecast devices

  Chrome 48 beta browser is always a good way to preview features before you release them to the public and it doesn't matter if they are targeted at the desktop or mobile version. The most recent release for Android allows sites to send presentations to Chromecast...

NVIDIA official documents leak HTC Nexus 9 tablet plans

NVIDIA official documents reveal a new HTC Nexus 9. The legal document is an official claim with the ITC in relation to the accusations of infringement NVIDIA addressed to Qualcomm and Samsung in relation to their infringement over GPU technology patents. It is...

US Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets OTA to Android 5.0

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners from US Cellular can hit that update button now (or wait for the prompt to update) as they are joining the rest of the world for that Lollipop update. The OTA can be had via Samsung Skies or if you go to the update menu and get the Android...

Android OS distribution numbers show massive Lollipop distribution

Android OS distribution numbers are out and it appears that Lollipop is becoming more and more popular among Android users. Google finally released its files and the results are as expected. Android 6.0 Marshmallow just got on the market and is not on these...

Nexus 6 pulled off the Google Store – where can you buy it now?

If you have been waiting for the killer deal on a Nexus 6 this holiday season, you should know that that time is not coming as Google has already pulled the plug on the device. You will no longer be able to get the device from Google Store. This does not mean that you...
Tech security

In Todays world tech security is an ever important aspect of our lives, everyone and everything out there is trying to break into your life and steal your information, so How do we stay secure? You can find current best practices and urgent issues in the tech security field on this site.

Sysadmin tutorials

As a practicing sysadmin and a consultant for some very promising companies Across the USA I will post sysadmin tutorials that make my life easier when I am trying to do my job.

Devops tips

Devops is a hot field these days, and keeping on top of the field is a constant struggle. I will post what tips I have figured out over the course of my work life and hopefully make your life easier 🙂

System Administrator news

From HeartBleed, Freak, ShellShock, Poodle, or whatever new clamaity may befall us any day now I will try to keep on top of the latest system administrator news affecting our lives.

Best Devops tools

Tools, scripts, libraries, apps and general tidbits that are there to makes our lives easier, I will be posting about all the best devops tools.

CloudBleed a Cloudflare flaw leaks customer data

Cloudbleed aka Cloudleak is a bug in Cloudflare which is a CDN service, a proxy service, and a DNS provider... well to be honest cloudflare is a LOT of things these days and provides a freemium set of services, you can run your site using their DNS, proxy / CDN...

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Windows 10 User Experience & Telemetry service

Windows 10 was released long ago in internet time, but I get asked questions about it randomly by various users, friends and clients. One of the most asked ones is about "spying" that windows 10 may be doing on the user. Initially a server called DiagTrack was present...

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Enable WebGL on Chrome or Firefox

WebGL on Chrome Enable hardware acceleration : browse to chrome://settings/advanced scroll to the bottom and look for Use hardware acceleration when available make sure Use hardware acceleration when available is checked ✓ if it tells you to then click the relaunch...

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SwiftKey sharing users data with strangers

Swiftkey was an amazing keyboard that usurped swype as my default keyboard, I loved its predictions, its swiping to type tech and its overall layout and features. For a long time it worked great, then I grew enamored with other keyboards and moved on. Recently...

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Ubuntu & Bash tutorial & basic utilities

An introduction to the CLI (Command Line Interface) and Bash on Ubuntu Linux aka a bash tutorial The default shell that is installed on Ubuntu Linux is bash. Alternatives exist, but they’re beyond the scope of this tutorial (check our post here for more info on how to...

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Why you should switch to ZShell ( zsh )

Why use ZShell It has some amazing features, but right out of the gate in no particular order: Context based tab completion that puts most others out there to shame. Shared history among tabs. Dynamic Load modules Spelling correction that out performs most others out...

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Battlefield 1 Reveal

Battlefield 1942 (sometimes known as BF1942) is a 3D World War II first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish company Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game can be played in...

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Alsa CLI Volume control

I couldn't find the silly volume control in the system settings one day so i figured there had to be something I could use to control volume settings like mic boost without needing a gui or remembering names and numbers for the CLI. well there is and it's so easy a...

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Ubuntu 16.04 release changes & info

Ubuntu 16.04, code-named "Xenial Xerus", is here and its amazing! many new changes, many new additions and some removals of old outdated software/functionality. Unity has been polished and streamlined along with the much maligned ads have been removed! so lets get...

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Cyanogenmod Gapps error with SetupWizard

I saw that CM13 is out and it brings Android 6.0.1 (r17) goodies such as the battery saving ‘doze’ functionality and new permissions model, alongside the usual set of CM features. I have an HTC m8 sitting around which I figure was due for a custom rom right about now,...

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Android ADB commands

Android ADB Commands can be a mysterious bunch, but they have saved me from some disasters and made my life easier overall so I figured I would write a small post today and list some useful commands, hopefully you may use in your android endeavors. First you need to...

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Linux distribution info & kernel info

Do you have multiple vms and real machines you use for random testing, and small tasks? need to know what machine you are on? what kernel you are using? what the current Linux distribution info is? what OS version did you last install on here? and more such questions?...

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Letsencrypt ssl cert for mumble

I needed to set up a mumble server for a friends minecraft community. The Mumble software uses a client–server architecture which allows users to talk to each other via the same server. It has a very simple administrative interface and features high sound quality and...

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