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Xiaomi Mi 3 gets official TWRP support starting today

Xiaomi Mi 3 is getting official TWRP support starting today. The Chinese device launched in the fall of 2013 and its low price and powerful hardware became an instant selling point.     The phone is not quite easy to procure in the US, but on the Asian market and on...

T Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android 5.1.1 starting today

T Mobile just updated its Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 5.1.1 and the OTA is rolling out to all devices as we speak. This brings the device to software version G900TUVU1FOF6 just in case you’re interested.     According to the changelog, this brings the S5 to an...

Blu Studio Energy – the mid-range smartphone with a 5.000 mAh battery

Blu Studio Energy is a new mid-range smartphone with a remarkable feat in what concerns its battery. The handset has a 5.000 mAh battery which is double than what most devices can offer nowadays and Blu says it is enough to get you through four days without having to...

Android 6.0.1 rolling out to Nexus devices – much needed taco emoji included!

  A Google official teased an Android update in a Tweet last week and now it is time for Nexus owners to actually see their new emojis. Android 6.0.1 is codenamed the “emoji update” by everyone because its most important changes are more emojis and some changed and...

Mount box.com as a local folder on ubuntu as webdav

Whats WebDav: Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that facilitates collaboration between users in editing and managing documents and files stored on World Wide Web servers. Whats Box.com [.net]:...

Huawei Mate 8 official announcement – a new octa-core 6-inch premium flagship

Huawei Mate 8 was finally announced today! Maybe us Americans and Europeans don't trust Huawei yet, but they are big in Asia and, as a result, they keep launching flagships one after the other. It is a Chinese national manufacturer with 15.7 percent of the market...

Acer launches Iconia Tab 7 and One 7 – low-end Android devices sold at great prices

Acer takes Iconia Tab 7 and One 7 Android powered devices on the market today. The event takes place in New York and most devices were Windows-run whereas the two devices we will mention are Iconia Tab 7 and Iconia One 7, the two Android-based tablets. Neither device...

Official TWRP support for HTC One M9 and One M8 is live!

TWRP is officially supported by HTC One M9. When you finally get to buy one, you won’t have to worry about not being able to get custom recovery for it anymore. One M8 is also getting official support now.     Why do you need custom recovery you ask? Because by...
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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