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Motorola Droid Turbo from Verizon leaked – see what the device looks like

Motorola Droid Turbo showed its face recently in a few Androidcentral pics. Verizon’s device seems to be ready to battle in the look department as well as when it comes to specs! It has a 5.2” screen with a QHD resolution at 2560x1440 and inside you will be able to...

LG G Flex 2 rolls out to the US, UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore, more countries to follow

LG G Flex 2 has begun the global revolution. You can now get the device if you live in the US, in UK, France, Singapore, Germany and Hong Kong for starters. The device has been available for pre-order on Sprint for a few days now, and AT&T will sell it “Soon” as a...

Find out whats taking up all the hdd space

Running out of hdd space is pretty annoying. So if you are running out of space and need to find out whats taking up all that space type the following command to find out more : [crayon-5beaf9070d484947883848/]   ...

AT&T deal: get 15GB of data at the price of 10GB ($100 plus device fees)

AT&T is having a new promotion few will pass… or will they? The US carrier is offering Mobile Share Value customers 15GB of data at the price of 10 GB, which means you would be paying $100 plus your device fees every month. The deal just went live today and it’s not...

Call of Champions – explore mobile LoL-like MOBA on your device!

Did you ask for a mobile MOBA? Did you want a mobile MOBA? Well, it doesn't matter because now you have a new mobile MOBA you can try on your smartphone! Call of Champions is available on the Google Play Store, it is free and it has in-app purchases too. If you love...

Motorola Moto X line and Moto E get Android 5.1 release notes

The Moto X line is the perfect answer to people who don’t like the Nexus devices or who don’t want to be the second testers to everything Google related. Motorola remains devoted to updating its devices and it seems that Android 5.1 will soon come to both Moto X...

[App of the week] Terminator Genisys: Revolution companion app gets you ready for the Terminator reboot

Terminator: Genisys Revolution will be in cinemas starting June 1st, but you get to savor its universal adventure a month sooner via its companion app. The game made by Glu Mobile will have in-app purchases and in-game currency, which means that this free game will...

Robert Downey Jr and HTC band together for HTC One M9 promo virals

Robert Downey Jr and HTC are in cahoots again and this time it’s all about the colors of technology and comedy. The Iron Man himself starred in 10 short creatives meant to promote the new One M9 and his charisma and ability to entertain ooze from each of 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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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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