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Lenovo launches two economy-friendly tablets for the TAB 2 series

Lenovo did its best at this year’s Mobile World Congress and showed two new Android tablets that anyone can afford. TAB 2 A10-70 and A8 are part of the increasing TAB 2 A series, a cheap line of tablets destined for economical greatness. Both have LTE and both look...

Motorola announces update to Android 6.0 for some devices today

Motorola just announced starting its Android 6.0 rollout for some devices, but there's also a downside to that. Only Brazil and India will see the updates, at least at first. Because it was part of Google, Motorola managed to get a reputation for hasty updates during...

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets Lollipop update

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is getting an update to Android 5.0 today. This will probably be the last update you will get for this, but it’s better than what other smartphones are getting. The OTA itself is somewhere around 1GB and you can take it from the update...

Motorola Moto X 2014 Pure Edition gets Android 5.1 with “Chop twice” flashlight activation

Motorola Moto X 2014 Pure Edition is getting its update to Android 5.1. The rollout began today and it includes familiar things but there is one thing you may like more than the rest, an exclusive Moto Actions feat that allows you to turn the flashlight on and off via...

Facebook launches Riff – a video sharing app that lets you collaborate with friends!

Facebook just launched a new app in the form of Riff, a video making application where friends can get together and make videos by using this social network. It’s not a joke, folks, this is really happening!       Riff will let users shoot videos up to 20 seconds long...

Blackberry Classic shows its face! Relive the business touch of the tech-gods with revamped old school charm

  Blackberry has returned! Today the company officially announced and unveiled the Blackberry Classic, a reborn best seller in the tech world. The reviewed device has much better specs than... well, the classic, and it gathers it all under a nice design destined for...

Nokia X gets AOSP ROM – a new device with an interesting opening for testing

Nokia X may just well be the best phone to work around with in terms of ROMs and operating systems. The Nokia device doesn’t have one of the best technical constitutions in the market, which means it is affordable, and it doesn’t even come paired with the latest...

Kyocera DIGNO – the first washable smartphone in the world exclusive to the Japanese market

We all enjoy a good waterproof smartphone once in a while, but what if someone came up with an awesome idea? This invention comes from the Japanese market – of course – and it promises to bring us all washable phones! Kyocera DIGNO rafre is promoted as a prototype for...
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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