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Airmail For iOS — Unleash Your iPhone

The iPhone Problem & The Solution: Airmail For iOS I have had an iPhone since the beginning.  I remember waiting in an unprecedented line like an idiot waiting for (what would be) the phone to end all phones.  Many may argue Samsung has done a pretty good job at bouncing back in order to grasp […]

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Developing With Swift On Linux

This Is How To Set Up Swift On Linux 1. Installing Swift If you are interested (as I was) to give Apple’s new programming language, Swift a try, and you are using Linux, then this guide is for you.  I will go over the basics to getting the open-source code for swift installed on your computer, […]

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Removing The Fear From SSH: Stop Sharing

Using SSH Keys So you are asking yourself “What Hosting Provider Do I choose?” This is a loaded question as it really depends on what you want to do, what you are capable of doing, and how much you want to spend. Unless you are deploying a .NET application, then Azure is automatically ruled out. […]

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Nulled PHP Scripts: Scan Your PHP Files for Backdoors

Not all PHP scripts are created equal. Just like there are counterfeit watches on the market, there are also counterfeit premium themes, plugins, and scripts that can be downloaded from the web. These are called nulled PHP scripts. Urban Dictionary defines the term nulled as a program that has been modified to not call home–report that you did […]

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The evolution of Apple mice

Magic Mouse 2: Why I Love It

We’re taking the Apple Magic Mouse 2 for a spin with a review from a mouse lover (not that kind!). Pointing devices have come a long way since the one- or two-button clunkers of the 1970s and 80s. Remember the trackball craze of the mid-90s? I’m still trying to forget that phase. In comparison, the […]

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My First Computer: Compaq Presario 4784

It was almost Christmas back in 1996 and all I wanted was my first computer. I was still pecking away at the keyboard, not yet able to type a full sentence without looking. What I thought was my first computer turned out to be a Brother Word Processor with a two- or three-color external screen. It wasn’t […]

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Time Machine & Windows

Use Your External Hard Drive for Time Machine and PC

External hard drives are dirt cheap, but what happens when you don’t want to carry multiple backup drives? Traditionally, the Time Machine drive on your Mac is formatted HFS+, something Windows doesn’t easily interact with unless you use third party software–and that can cost you. If you have a fairly large USB drive, such as […]

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My First MP3 Player: Diamond Rio PMP300

Back in the mid-to-late 90s, Diamond Multimedia was on top of its game. This hardware company produced some of the better graphics cards and sound cards of its day. It also produced one of the first portable digital music players that achieved mass production and popularity. It was also my first MP3 player, the Diamond Rio (PMP300). The Diamond […]

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Spice Up Your MOTD With Fortune and Cowsay

Recently, I deployed a new Linux web server for a side project. There aren’t many shell users (ssh) on the server, so I thought I would have some fun with it. It’s running CentOS 7 with cPanel/WHM for the web side of things. To spice up my Message of The Day (MOTD), I figured I would install […]

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Understanding Your Server Load Average in Uptime

If you’ve ever run Linux, FreeBSD, or even Mac OS X, chances are at some point you’ve seen a bunch of crazy numbers attached to your server’s uptime. This is your server’s load. To explain how it works, we are going to use a cloud-based server running on two cores with 2GB of memory on […]

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