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T Mobile Nexus devices get security OTA – see here which devices get the treatment

T Mobile just announced some OTAs for some Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus 5.You don't have to get too excited over these because there are no big changes going on. These are just some security updates with minor fixes.     Which...

Flashtool utility update available to all Xperia devices

Flashtool is a necessity for Sony Xperia device owners who like to tinker and bake their devices. This utility was made by “Androxyde” and it is used when you want to flash any kind of firmware on your Xperia device. Now it has been updated and it supports all Xperia...

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 – Samsung’s first metal unibody designs to launch on select markets soon

Samsung launches Galaxy A3 and A5, two new thinner phones made of metal! Even if the market is full of thin phones already, the trend seems to be more and more exigent in the attempt to make smartphones as slim as possible. Samsung’s thinnest mobiles yet are not only...

Nexus 5X Android 6.0 factory images officially released

Google just released the Android 6.0.0 factory images for the Nexus 5X, just in time for its official shipping days. If you are an Android fan and love to tinker with the software side of things, this will come right up your alley as you can now download the factory...

OxygenOS 2.1 update reaches OnePlus 2 – what are the changes?

OxygenOS 2.1 is now live and the first to get it is OnePLus 2. This Android ROM created specifically for the One Plus phones was light on features and possibilities at launch, but things are slowly changing as updates come along on the mobile front. Today's update...

The Nexus Player gets update to Android 5.1 -no changelog regarding improvements yet

Whoever bought a Nexus Player may just want to check the update menu a.s.a.p. A surprise is waiting for you. The OTA for Android 5.1 is already rolling out and you can get it or the factory image if you so choose.       The build is coded LMY47D, like...

Verizon’s Xperia Z2 tablet gets OTA with PS4 remote play support and other changes

Verizon’s Xperia Z2 tablet is getting an OTA update with PS4 remote play support and a few other small changes. From now on you can remotely play games on your Verizon Sony Xperia tablet so you better push that “update now” button!       In order to be...

Cyanogen Inc. still in good partnership with YU, despite rumors

Cyanogen Inc. decided to split from OnePlus last year but they didn't remain stranded as they continued to strive for an exclusive partnership with Micromax under the YU brand popular in India. Since then, YU has launched some pretty popular devices running on...

ZTE Concord II announced today! a new low-end budget phone on the market

ZTE Concord II was announced today and it presents itself as an affordable Android device on an over-saturated market. The entry level smartphone will be available for Metro PCS and T Mobile and it becomes available today for T Mobile and next week for Metro PCS....
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.
Linux distribution info & kernel info

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

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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Remove spaces from file names via bash

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

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 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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