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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 finally updates to KitKat 4.4.2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, the AT&T version to be exact, is getting an OTA update today. The update is bringing an upgrade to Android 4.4.2. It appears that most Galaxy Tab owners have been waiting for their updates for a while now. The Wi Fi tablet version has been...

Samsung Galaxy Grand On passes Chinese FCC regulations!

Samsung Galaxy Grand On is just around the corner and everyone's waiting for it! When you are a person on a budget and don't really need all the flagship hassle and the price-tag associated with it, you are happy knowing there's that mid-range smartphone launching for...

Samsung Link Platform on Google Play Store – link all of your Samsung devices!

Samsung Link Platform is available on the Google Play Store and what you can do with it is some nice sharing between media devices, including computers and TV. The new and improved Link Platform allows users to bridge the gap between their electronics as long as they...

LG G Pad 8.3 Google edition OTA update to Lollipop – get the manual update ZIP here

LG G Pad 8.3 Google edition is getting the Lollipop OTA update today! Some users already have their updates, which is why most of us can now get our own manual update from the ZIP file linked below.   In order to flash the manual update, your device will have to...

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...

Bash for loops sequential counting

  Bash for loops are very useful in everyday life. I am going to post some simple examples where I combine bash for loops with other simple techniques like bash stepping etc. Want to count from 1 - 100 and list each number sequentially? for i in {1..100}; do echo...

T Mobile OTA updates for Samsung Galaxy Avant, S5, Note 3, LG G3, and HTC One M8 – Wi-Fi calling fixes and upgrades included

 T Mobile issues update for some of its lesser known devices, including Samsung Galaxy Avant, Note 3, LG G 3 and HTC One M8. Today, four devices sold by T Mobile are getting their due updates to Android OS versions and a few other fixes and new features are thrown in...

Xiaomi ‘s first smartphone made in India, Redmi 2 Prime launched today

Xiaomi has recently launched its first “Made in India” smartphone, the Redmi 2 Prime. The device was manufactured at Xiaomi’s first factory in India, Visakhapatnam.   The new device costs around Rs 6,999 and it represents an upgraded version to the already known...

Android L dessert casting underway; new ads and mottos released

Google’s newest OS, Android L, is going through casting sessions as we speak! The legit announcement comes from Youtube itself and from Twittah, as Android chief Sundar Pichai recently tweeted out a video where lots of desserts are auditioning to become the next...
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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