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Samsung Galaxy S6 will have two variants – one flat and one curved – new reports say

Samsung Galaxy S6 will be announced next month at MWC and it appears that it will come in two design options: one curved and one not curved. Bloomberg reports that the latest Samsung flagship will have a Note Edge-style curved screen with not one but two edge...

Custom Quick Settings app – get more quick setting links, icons and toggles

When your default quick settings are not enough and you want more diversity, what can you do? Why, install Custom Quick Settings app, of course. This little piece of software will help you by adding app and web links and custom toggles to quick settings without root...

Tap Path – new app allows opening links with single, double or tripple taps in different browsers

Tap Path is a new app for Android that lets users open links with different apps by single, double and triple tapping. It comes from the creator of Link Bubble, a similar app that loads web pages in Chat Head-style bubbles that float on the screen until the user needs...

Cortana voice assistant available in public open beta in the US

Cortana voice assistant is now more available than ever! When you have an Android device and you don't want to trust Google to the point of giving it all of your questions and information, you can try the Microsoft alternative.       The early version for this voice...

Nexus 6P TWRP official build available, no decryption yet

If you got your Nexus 6P and want to mingle with its software for a while, you should know that the device already has official TWRP support. The data decryption feature is not alive yet though, just as it happens with Nexus 5X. The build is official and it is...

Repair & Optimize all Mysql Databases one liner

Mysql tuner telling you to optimize your tables? or you just happen to be bored? Mysql optimize Reorganizes the physical storage of table data and associated index data, to reduce storage space and improve I/O efficiency when accessing the table. The exact changes...

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...

1st gen Motorola Moto G gets OTA to Android 5.0.2

Motorola Moto G first gen is getting its Android Lollipop OTA today. It may take a few days but it will soon reach all devices out there. The 2nd gen Moto G got its Lollipop flavor in January and now its older sibling is getting the same treatment.     The update...
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.

Remove spaces from file names via bash

if you need a simple way to remove spaces from file names and replace with an underscore or a hyphen or whatever else here is a bash one liner. You can also do this via python or perl or most likely via php (why? o.0) but since bash / zsh is here and readily available...

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Linux HP Smart Array Raid Controller

A client has a machine in a DC that has a raid controller and 4 hdd's set to raid 10, that's all I was told. I wanted to keep an eye on the hdds, so I needed to install a utility that can monitor and interact with the raid controller.  In my case I have the hp smart...

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HTC One M10 possibly leaked in new photo

  HTC will not announce their new year flagship during MWC with LG and Samsung, but they are expected to do so in the coming weeks. Way before the official announcement, Evan Blass (@evleaks) managed to snatch a photo of the alleged device and you can see it below.  ...

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Ubuntu-powered tablet coming from Spain to launch soon

  We can finally talk about an Ubuntu-powered tablet entering the market. The Canonical software developer has finally started to talk about the device, which will be a modified existing tablet from Spanish manufacturer BQ. The Aquaris M10 tablet will be modified to...

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LG G5 to be officially announced at MWC in February

  LG G5 will make its first official appearance at MWC on February 21st. It appears that this is the date when ALL of the 2016 flagships are peeking at us and when we will finally be able to see what we can upgrade to this year. LG confirmed that the device will...

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SwiftKey purchased by Microsoft; the app lives on

  SwiftKey has been officially purchased by Microsoft. As it was speculated yesterday, an imminent purchase of the company responsible for one of the most popular keyboard apps was bound to happen.     Financial details were not disclosed but unofficial reports...

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