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Google Nexus Player and wireless gamepad available for pre-purchase starting today

The age of Google Nexus Player has come and, starting today, everyone can pre-order Google’s first game wireless controller as well. Even if the Nexus Player managed to reach the market after passing through some rigorous FCC tests, now it can finally be preordered...

Samsung Galaxy S5 case with 3000 mAh battery on sale for $99.95 on Mophie

Samsung Galaxy S5 can be pampered by any user right now with a hefty battery case on sale by Mophie. The 3000 mAh battery case offers the device full protection and a secondary battery to keep things running for double the time!   Mophie’s Juice Pack is sold now for...

Cyanogen Inc seals the deal with Playphone in including the app and game distributor in Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen Inc is on a roll when it comes to partners these days as it has just allied itself with Playphone in an attempt to bring the latter’s social game store to Cyanogen OS. It is unclear at this moment whether the store will be bundled with the OS phones. But this...

Nexus 6 available on Sprint starting November 14th

Nexus 6 will be available on Sprint as well, and if you want to buy it from this US carrier, you will have to wait until November 14th. Then, you will be able to get your Google flagship directly from stores or online, but it is yet unclear if you will find it in all...

AT&T boosts 2GB and 4GB data plans to 3GB and 6GB at no additional cost

AT&T is boosting some of its data plans with some good will, considering it is one of the first US carriers to implement limited data plans. The carrier is announcing a cap boost in two of its mobile plans as follows: In case you are on the 4GB ($70) data tier or on...

Facebook profile videos teased on the mobile app

Facebook recently announced that we will be able to use profile videos soon, and the feature may become real much sooner than previously thought. This means that soon, people will begin their stalking process on this social media platform via a video.       Now we get...

Cars: Fast as Lightning – a new and free racing game from Gameloft

Cars: Fast as Lightning is a new racing game coming directly from Gameloft. The little app is targeted at kids and it sort of keeps some of the charm the Cars series has been entertaining its fans with for years now. The characters seem well animated and the animation...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets update to Lollipop, OTA live in Poland only so far

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is getting its update to Lollipop 5.0.1, and it all starts in Poland again. HTC, LG and Motorola have been rather quick in updating their devices so some form of Lollipop but Samsung devices are still waiting for their sweetness.     SamMobile...
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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