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How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone or iPad

Did you know you can use AirDrop to send pictures, videos, and files from a Mac to an iPhone or iPad? AirDrop between the Mac and an iOS device is …

OS X

Troubleshooting iOS 11 Problems

Most users are able to install iOS 11 onto an iPhone or iPad without any incident, and they are ready to enjoy the best new features available in the …

IOS 11

How to Force Restart iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has changed how to forcibly restart an iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with the device now relying on a sequence of three button presses to …

IPhone 8

How to Make iPhone Camera Shoot JPEG Pictures in iOS 11

The iPhone camera will now default to taking pictures in a new HEIF format, rather then JPEG. This camera formatting change to HEIF came in iOS 11, …

Mobile Photography

Tech Tip: How to Force Restart a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

I have a <i>very</i> embarrassing admission to make: after 33 years of being a Mac user, I was completely stumped when I recently tried to force quit and …

iOS

How to Download file from Server using SSH

SSH is the most secure protocol for accessing servers these days. It provides the highest level of data communication security. The SCP (Secure Copy) …

How to Create and Extract Zip Files to Specific Directory in Linux

In one of our several articles about the tar command, we showed you how to extract tar files to a specific or different directory in Linux. This …

Linux

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Podcasting

How to Move Home Directory to New Partition or Disk in Linux

On any Linux system, one of the directories that will surely grow in size has to be the /home directory. This is because system accounts (users) …

Linux

How to Install Samba on Ubuntu for File Sharing on Windows

Samba is a free/open source and popularly used software for sharing files and print services between Unix-like systems including Linux and Windows …

Linux

Glances Installation - A Real Time Linux System Monitoring Tool

Glances is a cross-platform system monitoring tool written in Python. This is a better alternative to the top and htop monitoring tools. This tool …

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

Bash on Windows 10 goes beyond Ubuntu and gets support for Fedora and SuSE, too

One of the biggest surprises at Microsoft’s Build developer conference last year was that the company was building support for the Bash shell on top of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem right into Windows 10. This feature launched widely with the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary update and over …

Linux

10 Useful ‘locate’ Command Practical Examples for Linux Newbies

One of most obnoxious experiences that most new users of the Linux platform usually face is the inability to find the simplest and yet more effective …

Linux

How to Install or Upgrade Google Chrome 59 in Ubuntu & LinuxMint

<b>Google Chrome 59 Released</b>. It is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. It is most popular browser and used by millions of users. It …

Functional Programming in Javascript (Part 2)

This article is the sequel of this.<p>Trampoline and Thunk<p>In the recursion section of part 1, there was stack size problem. To solve this, I would like …

Ubuntu 17.04: The bittersweet Linux release

Ubuntu 17.04 is another solid desktop release, but Unity, its default desktop, is being retired. This new distribution's real improvements are in its …

Linux

bd – Quickly Go Back to a Parent Directory Instead of Typing “cd ../../..” Redundantly

While navigating the file system via the command line on Linux systems, in order to move back into a parent directory (in a long path), we would …

Linux

Azure vs. AWS: Which One Is Better?

We’ve used Azure for nearly five years at Stackify; in fact, we built Retrace with Azure in mind. But is Azure the right cloud for you? The battle …

DevOps

Setting up a Shiny Development Environment within Linux on Windows 10

While I was getting Ruby on Rails to work nicely under Ubuntu on Windows 10 I took the opportunity to set up my *nix bash environment, which was …

Linux

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

Linux

Ubuntu 17.04 Release Date and Features

<b>Ubuntu 17.04 Released</b>. Finally Ubuntu 17.04 has arrived with its latest features. The support for Ubuntu 17.04 will be ended on January 2018. For …

Advanced web scraping in Python

Recently, I just created and open-sourced an unofficial Medium API, called PyMedium, which provides developers an easy way to access</b> …

pyDash – A Web Based Linux Performance Monitoring Tool

pydash is a lightweight web-based monitoring tool for Linux written in Python and Django plus Chart.js. It has been tested and can run on the …

Linux

Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT 'cowboys' ride into sunset

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Hinshaw is not a typical 75-year-old. He divides his time between his family – he has 32 grandchildren and great-grandchildren – and helping U.S. companies avert crippling computer meltdowns.<p>Hinshaw, who got into programming in the 1960s when computers took up entire rooms …

FinTech

Ubuntu Unity Vs Ubuntu GNOME

Introduction<p>GNOME is one of the oldest desktop environments. Up until Ubuntu 11.04, it was the default desktop environment for Ubuntu but then the …

Linux

Python - Check If File or Directory Exists

The Python os.path module is used for common file or directory pathename’s manipulations. The method isfile() of this module is used to check if any …

Pyinotify – Monitor Filesystem Changes in Real-Time in Linux

Pyinotify is a simple yet useful Python module for monitoring filesystems changes in real-time in Linux. As a System administrator, you can use it to …

Linux

How to add version control for your Linux /etc directory

The /etc directory is one of the most crucial in your Linux servers. Here's how to add a bit of version control to /etc, so you can always be on top …