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Samsung Galaxy S5 (klte) gets CyanogenMod 13 nightly support

Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 but you don't love your already outdated OS with TouchWiz skins on top? Maybe you will like the CyanogenMod 13 update better, because the CyanogenMod team has been working on an Android Marshmallow functioning ROM version and a nightly...

Black Friday deals by Google Store: get cheaper Nexus devices and more!

Google Store is ready for its own Black Friday deals and if you are a fan of the Nexus products or you just want to try the native Android experience, now is the time to give it a shot with one of their devices. The deals below you will be able to get until Monday,...

Humble Mobile Bundle Kemco – get ALL the JRPG games you need

A new week brings about a new Humble Mobile Bundle. This time, it's a themed Kemco bundle with JRPG titles. If you love Japanese RPG games you will definitely want to take a look! You must know the drill by now, you pay the minimum for three games, above average to...

Android L emulator image for Intel x86 architecture available

Android L is closer to release than ever and now we even have access to a 64-bit emulator image destined to Intel’s x86 architecture. The Native Developer Kit (NDK) is now updated to revision 10b and developers can start getting their apps ready for devices that roll...

Xperia Z3 tablet gets Cyanogen Mod support; DROID Maxx gets new nightlies

The Xperia Z3 tablet is getting official CyanogenMod support starting today. In order to get it, all you have to do is get over to CyanogenMod and find scorpion_windy.     Apart from the new support, DROID MAXX users can be happy to know that nightlies for...

Pixel C preview: Google’s best $499 tablet to date!

  Pixel C, Google's most recent mobile hybrid, was officially unveiled today and now it is officially available for the public to purchase. The device is running on Marshmallow 6.0 and it has a 10.2-inch display which makes it one of the brightest tablets you can...

[The rumor mill] Xiaomi Mi 5 to have physical button with fingerprint sensor

  Xiaomi Mi 5 will launch next year and this promises to be the first Xiaomi device to have a physical home button attached to a fingerprint sensor. Rumors are starting to run amok and it appears that Mi 5 will have a Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint scanner...

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge reaches the US market – see available prices here!

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is available on the US market at the shocking price of $399 on contract at most carriers. If you want the Samsung device with the screened edge for extra (futuristic) space, you’re in for an expensive-ish treat. Note Edge costs around $900 off...

Android M app standby feature – automatic idle for unnecessary apps

Android M is almost upon us and its features are more talked about than ever. One of the more interesting options you will have come Android 6.0 is the app standby feature that will allow individual unused apps to shut down in order to save energy. What DOES app...
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.
Restart service on no linux logs output

Restart service on no linux logs output

Sometimes I have apps that suddenly stop working, however they don't have PID output or I can't start them via systemd or upstart due to convoluted requirements. Other times the app is on but it stops processing incoming queues due to various reasons. I need to make...

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Proxmox iso upload method

Proxmox iso upload method

I just setup proxmox, and am testing out various features. I needed to upload an ISO so I can install an OS. took me a bit so i figured I'd throw it on here for future ref. Login to proxmox web control panel. Goto server view from drop down on left hand side. Expand...

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CloudBleed a Cloudflare flaw leaks customer data

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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Mooooo linux Dirty cow vulnerbility cve-2016-5195

Mooooo linux Dirty cow vulnerbility cve-2016-5195

What is Dirty Cow CVE-2016-5195 is a bug in the Copy On Write mechanism of the Kernel. Any user or user owned process can gain write access to memory mappings which should be read only for the end user. This allows them to interact with otherwise root only files....

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Windows 10 User Experience & Telemetry service

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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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