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[Freebie] Monument Valley free on Amazon Appstore today only!

  Monument Valley can be found for free today only on Amazon Appstore. No matter how much you despise Amazon’s Apps selling domain, you gotta love their deals! Today, you can get the mobile revelation for free, down from $3.99.  ...

Sprint rolls out minor updates to Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, S III and Tab 4

Sprint is having fun with its devices today, especially with the Samsung Galaxy line, as it releases small updates for some more mediocre handsets. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 from Sprint, you should check that...

Team Win recovery project update 2.8 – new features, new functionality

Team Win recovery project launches its version 2.8 and now the most popular custom recovery option for ROM enthusiasts gives more options than ever. Not much is changed on the outside, but on the inside you will find new features you will love if you are a ROM...

Google to screen and approve Android TV apps before launching them in Play Store

Android TV apps will have to be approved and screened by Google before becoming available in the Play Store. There are few details known regarding the reason behind this decision, but don’t paint Google in evil colors just yet. There is no indication that this new...

Tap Path – new app allows opening links with single, double or tripple taps in different browsers

Tap Path is a new app for Android that lets users open links with different apps by single, double and triple tapping. It comes from the creator of Link Bubble, a similar app that loads web pages in Chat Head-style bubbles that float on the screen until the user needs...

HTC One M7 gets updated to Sense 6 this May

HTC One M7 will get an upgrade to Sense 6 this May, and the president of HTC USA is the one to make this announcement. Even if this year’s flagship has made its debut in a rather successful manner, HTC doesn’t want you to think that last year’s tech star was...

The OnePlus DR-1 drone is an April Fools’ joke but you can still buy it if you want!

The OnePlus DR-1 drone was supposed to be OnePlus’ game changer device for 2015, but it appears it was all just a timely ruse. The DR-1 drone is an April fool’s joke but on the upside, it can be bought from the company itself.     The promotional website lacks in...

LG G3 from AT&T gets OTA with VoLTE support

LG G3 from AT&T got its own update to VoLTE! The feature was introduced over a year ago and since then many many devices received their OTAs.     The possibility of talking over an LTE connection has become more and more of a reality on more markets and devices at the...
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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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 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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