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Understanding Nullability In Kotlin

Every Java programmer has faced the dreaded NullPointerException at some point in their life. Sometimes it's your fault, sometimes it's a pesky race …

Build a Pergola in Your Backyard with One of These 17 Free Plans

17 Free Pergola Plans<p>Print DIY Pergola Plans for Free<p>Updated July 05, 2018<p>These free pergola plans will help you build that much-needed structure in …

Do It Yourself Soil pH Test

We're always told to test for our soil pH. It's not one of the more fun or interesting tasks of tending a garden, but it really is crucial. Plants …

ssh-chat – Make Group/Private Chat with Other Linux Users Over SSH

ssh-chat is a cross-platform command line utility written in GoLang, which enables you to chat securely with a relatively small number of users over …

ProGuard

<i>Xamarin.Android ProGuard is a Java class file shrinker, optimizer, and pre-verifier. It detects and removes unused code, analyzes and optimizes</i> …

​Why you must patch the new Linux sudo security hole

Ironically, only the most secure Linux server setups are vulnerable to this newly discovered hole.<p>If you want your Linux server to be really secure, …

How to set up Google Pay

Google Pay is the new app that combines Android Pay and Google Wallet into one streamlined app for all your cards — that includes credit, debit, …

Google Pay

8 Plants That Repel Bugs and Mosquitoes

Grow these in your garden or plant them in a pot to keep the bugs away.<p><i>Originally appeared on Real Simple</i>

Plants

The Linux cloud swap that spells trouble for Microsoft and VMware

Containers just wanna be hypervisorsJust occasionally, you get it right. Six years ago, I called containers "every sysadmin's dream," and look at …

Linux

JDK9: Execute Java Code Like Unix Shell Script

By now, most of you might have heard about JDK9 JShell. If you are not aware of it, please click here. In this article, I am going to use JShell to …

How to Improve a Legacy Codebase

It happens at least once in the lifetime of every programmer, project manager or teamleader. You get handed a steaming pile of manure, if you’re …

Google Chrome: Clear or flush the DNS cache

I think Google has its own dns caching system. I am getting the same old dns entry in my Google Chrome browser on both Linux and Apple OS X. How do I …

Linux

VMWare vSphere, Kubernetes… And GPUs of course

What I am about to say may seem obvious, but a <b>LOT</b> of people out there are using VMWare vSphere to virtualize all kinds of workloads. Of course, that …

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

10 Useful Tips for Writing Effective Bash Scripts in Linux

Shell scripting is the easiest form of programming you can learn/do in Linux. More so, it is a required skill for system administration for …

Linux

Porting Windows Dynamic Link Libraries to Linux

Introduction<p>This repository contains a library that allows native Linux programs to load and call functions from a Windows DLL.<p>As a demonstration, …

What's got a vast attack service and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course

Penguinistas, rejoice: Tavis Ormandy lets you fuzz WindowsGoogle Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world …

GitHub

Become a master caster with these Google Chromecast tips and tricks

Google’s Chromecast and the 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra have become staples in living rooms across the country, thanks in no small part to their …

Hi! I’m Foxy! It looks like you want to run Flash. Do you need help?

Firefox 55 to get all up in your face if a web page needs Adobe's hell-spawnDevelopers of the Mozilla's Firefox Web Browser have indicated that …

Software

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Android Phone in Under 5 Minutes

Your Android phone started off running smoothly and responding instantly to every tap, but over time, even the fastest phone will start to show its …

9 Ways Organizations Sabotage Their Own Security: Lessons from the Verizon DBIR

Mistakes and missteps plague enterprise security. The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) offers nuggets on what organizations must …

Google Voice updated to 5.2, adds new widgets and call screening [APK Download]

Today Google started rolling out another update to Google Voice, bringing things up to 5.2. The new version of the app brings widgets in three new …

Apple Files FCC Application to Test Next-Generation 5G Wireless Technology

Apple is planning to test next-generation 5G wireless technologies, according to an application document filed with the FCC and discovered by <i>Business Insider</i>.<p>Apple applied for an experimental license to test wireless technology on millimeter wave spectrum bands. Millimeter wave bands provide higher …

Subtitle Hack Leaves 200 Million Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution

Attackers can remotely execute code on targeted systems via specially crafted subtitle files for videos.

Java, Python FTP Injection Attacks Bypass Firewalls

Newly disclosed FTP injection vulnerabilities in Java and Python that are fueled by rather common XML External Entity (XXE) flaws carry the potential …

Information Security

How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your …

In-App Purchases

Casio's latest rugged smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0, debuts in April

Casio unveiled its first smartwatch last year with the rugged WSD-F10, and now the company is launching an update that adds GPS functionality and …

Wear OS

How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want

Kindle Fire tablets are some of the best, cheapest Android tablets around, but they’re limited to Amazon’s app store, which is more than lacking …

Android News

Microsoft starts using Brotli compression algorithm in Edge

Microsoft today announced that its Edge browser for Windows 10 now uses the Brotli compression algorithm, following in the steps of Chrome earlier this year and Firefox last year.<p>Google open-sourced Brotli in September 2015 as a successor to the Zopfli algorithm.<p>As a result of the change, pages …

Netgear router remote control bug – what you need to know

On Monday, we wrote about a Netgear router bug that opened up a gaping remote access hole.<p>Simply put, if your router has the bug, then anyone who can …

Information Security