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Android 5.1 update officially launched by Google – dual SIM support, HD voice calling and more

Android 5.1 is finally live according to Google who posted online that the OTA begins rollout today. We do not know exactly which devices are first targeted to receive it but if you own a Nexus or GPE phone, be sure you’ll be the first to join the 5.1 posy. The update...

Decorate your Christmas tree with Android ornaments from Dead Zebra

Has the Christmas cheer engulfed you yet? If it has, and you’re an Android fan, you just may want to buy some of these green android Christmas ornaments from Dead Zebra!     If last year we had red and blue ornaments, this year the people have spoken and we will...

OnePlus One gets update to CyanogenMod 11S and a much friendlier sale plan every Tuesday

EDIT: you can now download the ZIP file from the safe link HERE!   OnePlus One is getting a lot of buzz today. The device is receiving an OTA to CyanogenMod 11S 05Q today just before finally transitioning to Lollipop. The full changelog can be seen below:    ...

Sample apt.sources file with

Remove the us. part if you arent on a US server. change the word precise to whatever your version of ubuntu is.     [crayon-5c1144b072ee1105446568/]   ...

Android L (Lemon Meringue Pie) spotted in Chromium issue tracker tests

A recent Android L build was freshly seen on Chromium issue tracker and it seems it has new status icons and tweaked navigation features. The UI seems more refined, especially in the Bluetooth settings screen. Some of the visual changes in Android L are the status and...

Remove all old installed but unused kernels

I just noticed I had 8 kernels installed on a machine. dont need but one.... so I rebooted to make sure I was using the newest, and removed all the old ones via these simple commands :   Ubuntu / Debian / dpkg / Apt: [crayon-5c1144b0735f0639810565/] Thats a one liner,...

Watch the new Android Wear teaser while waiting for the Apple Watch unveiling

Everyone is eager to formally meet the new Apple Watch, but until then we will show you the most recent Android Wear ad. This little commercial features tons of youngsters wearing different circular and square watches with distinct faces. The different watches...

Nexus 9 speculated to be announced tomorrow; official launch in November

Nexus 9 is about to be officially announced tomorrow, and its official launch may be sometime in November. The new Nexus tablet from Google will have an 8.9” screen and it will run on the newest Android OS version, of course. At the moment it is codenamed Volantis...
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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