Warning! Do NOT Update Your Verizon Galaxy S5 Firmware via OTA Update If You Want To Keep Root!

A couple months ago, I switched to Verizon prepaid from Virgin Mobile. I was a Virgin Mobile customer for many years, but I finally became fed up with the slow internet connection and limited phone availability. I did save many thousands of dollars however. In the past year or so, the major providers started catching on and releasing prepaid services. I will never get... read more

Google Removes Ability To Use Old Version of Google Maps, Millions Of Users Join Google Maps Boycott

Besides horrible design and excessive bugs, millions of users hate, even despise the new Google Maps for a variety of reasons, including that fact that the new Google Maps is very slow and it just doesn't seem to work right. You can't find what you need and it can't find many places because search just doesn't work right. Until today, Google allowed users to use the old... read more

Craigslist Gets Upgrade, Now Allows Users To Hide Posts And Automatically Hides Flagged Posts

Craigslist got a major update today, that now allows you to hide listings from the search and automatically hides posts you have flagged, with the option to undo the hiding of the post if desired. This is a great feature update, so it's too bad it hasn't been publicized so more people could know about it. When you flag a post on craigslist, now the listing that you... read more

WordPress Gets Major 4.2 Update Which Includes Many New Features and Improvements

Wordpress got a major update today, including a number of new features and improvements. General updates: Press This: Press This button got an update, allowing you to more easily share content across the web to your blog. Press This is a bookmarket that you can drag to your bookmarks bar and share youtube videos, twitter, and more. Extended Character... read more

Twitch Experiences Security Breach, Requires Users To Change Their Passwords

Due to a recent security breach, Twitch has reset all user passwords and stream keys. Now all users will need to reset their password in order to be able to log in. In this bulletin today, Twitch stated, "We also recommend that you change your password at any website where you use the same or a similar password." Twitch further stated that any users who were... read more

Best Entry Level DSLR camera under $500

Upon doing some research on the latest DSLR camera pricing, I was surprised because I have always been under the impression that if you wanted a good DSLR you would have to put out over $1000. And truth is, that was probably correct all the way up until this past generation of DSLRs if you wanted a fully featured high performing DSLR. But with the recent generation of... read more

The Death of a Salesm… er, I mean, Death of a Seagate 3TB Hard Drive

Proving it happens even to the best of us! Good thing that, as I realized it was on its deathbed, I did back up as much as possible, saving almost all of the vital, irreplaceable data. There's no telling how much data was lost forever, but I do know that out of the files stored on the hard drive, the general folder structures were as follows: ● Projects... read more

AOL Mail Alienates The Last Remnants Of Its Users By Requiring Phone Verification, Drops Into Obscurity

Aol Mail has done it, finally dropped into obscurity. How? By forcing phone verification on all new mail accounts. Not only phone verification, but forced required phone from "valid networks" and only if you can receive texts - and not VOIP. It's not that anyone in the world can't receive texts. It's that for anyone with half a wit who cares enough about their privacy to... read more

Installing the mbstring extension (Multibyte) with Easy Apache

On the Sharing Setting page in Wordpress using the JetPack plugin, you might have gotten this error at the top of the page (paraphrased): "Warning! Multibyte support missing! It will work without it but if mbstring is available you should use it."I would post the exact words it said but I did not take a screenshot of it and now I don't get the error because I fixed... read more

Expanding Storage? Wondering what’s the cheapest combination?

I just did quite a bit of research. I compared 4TB, 5TB, and 6TB drives at their going rate, and the cost for getting individual drives, 4-Bay NAS, 5-Bay NAS, 8-Bay NAS, and 12-Bay NAS for your home storage solutions. If your storage needs aren't as great as mine, you can plug in different values; i.e. 20TB, and find out your specific solutions. For me, I wanted... read more