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LG G4 from Sprint preorder available – get it in stores starting June 5th

LG G4 is on its way to Sprint. You will get it at this US carrier starting June 5th and you will (only) pay $600 for it. You can already pre-order such a device from Sprint’s site and you can choose a leather black or plastic gray cover.     Just in case you decide to...

Dell announces Venue 10 tablets destined for educational greatness

Dell announced a new tablet focused on education today. Venue 10 is part of an education-oriented product system running on Lollipop Android. The device will also have a Windows 8.1 “twin” and they will both debut this spring. The devices will probably not be...

HTC One M8 in red and Gold on Verizon starting June 5th

HTC One M8 is coming to Verizon in Amber Gold and Glamor Red starting June 5th, sources say. The HTC flagship is already known for its all-metal design and exquisite appearance, and now it will become even more beautiful, for Verison users at least. The device will be...

Black Friday Deals by Sprint: get discounts and free stuff on Thanksgiving!

Sprint is on a deal spree! Black Friday is almost upon us and the big US carriers are fighting to get their deals across to people in the hope of reigning in more customers. Sprint will give you one year worth of Amazon Prime if you activate some particular phones...

Android Auto – the innovative app feature that makes your car rides much easier

If you have Android Auto in your car or the app on your device you should know it has built-in developer mode at the moment. Even if you don’t already have this feature you can get it via Google Play through an Android App that sets you through the steps.      ...

Pepsi Phone P1- the first phone made by a beverage company

Pepsi aficionados rejoice! If you love everything that your favorite soda company is throwing at you, you would love their next concoction: Pepsi Phone P1. That's right, the company is working on creating a smartphone! And it may come out much better looking and...

[Deal of the day] Call of Duty Strike Team on sale for $1.99 this weekend only!

Call of Duty Strike Team is on sale today and it’s all thanks to this year’s Call of Duty Championship.  The three day event launched this little sale where the game is lowered to $1.99 from the usual $6.99. If you like action-packed shooters and want to play them on...

WeakSauce 2: The Habanero Revenge update – easy rooting for Verizon devices

  The root tool WeakSauce launched in March is receiving an update for Android 4.4.4, and it can now root HTC One M7, One M8, Droid DNA and others. The new update will root almost all HTC devices on Verizon that run on Android 4.4.4 and lower.   The update is named...
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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