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Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Review: It’s Xcellent (yes, I’ll close the door on my way out…)
Review, Reviews, Windows

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Review: It’s Xcellent (yes, I’ll close the door on my way out…)

The first thing that you'll notice when picking this laptop up after admiring the build quality is the weight. At 1.2KG it is incredibly light and can be thrown in a bag without having a huge impact, making it perfect for those needing a portable yet powerful laptop with business functionality like a 4G modem, TrackPoint, business-class keyboard, pass-through Ethernet, and a 180° hinge. The X390 continues the ThinkPad line's Bento Box inspired design with the iconic red TrackPoint in the middle of the excellent keyboard. The top and bottom bezels look somewhat dated, but the X390 offers an IR Windows Hello friendly facial recognition camera with a ThinkShutter slider to cut off the 720p Webcam.   Battery Life The battery life on this model is excellent too. Lenovo rate ...
F-Secure SENSE Router Review: Hey Siri play ‘Complicated’ by Avril Lavigne
Review, Reviews, Security

F-Secure SENSE Router Review: Hey Siri play ‘Complicated’ by Avril Lavigne

A few years ago the Finnish anti-virus company F-Secure released their SENSE router. The promise was that it can be a shield protecting your home from dodgy IoT devices and other security concerns. The problem? It's not very good. The F-Secure SENSE is a security router with the aim of protecting your home network from dodgy IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as smart bulbs and smart fridges, the SENSE is a sleek glossy white plastic tower with an LED display that displays a clock and errors the SENSE might be encountering such as a lost internet connection. It features Wi-Fi, basic routing controls, and is controlled by an app.  Pricing Prices correct at time of writing.  The SENSE sells for £89 on its own, but requires a pricey F-Secure TOTAL subscription if you wa...
DrayTek Vigor 3900/2960: Let’s Encrypt ‘Domain Verify Timeout’
DrayTek

DrayTek Vigor 3900/2960: Let’s Encrypt ‘Domain Verify Timeout’

If you're unable to generate a Let's Encrypt certificate for your DrayTek OS router and the error given is 'Domain Verify Timeout', check the following: Under System Maintenance > Access Control: Check Enforce HTTPS Management is Disabled for Internet Access Control Check Web Allow is Enabled for Internet Access Control Check Web Port is configured to use port 80 Under Firewall > Filter Setup  Check your Firewall rules allow port 80 inbound Reboot the router, refresh the DDNS IP, and try again.
PHP Selector How To: Force All Users To Use Default Version
Linux

PHP Selector How To: Force All Users To Use Default Version

When using CloudLinux with PHP Selector, you may need to force all existing users on a server to use a correct version of PHP. While Plesk makes this easy by setting a PHP version to an alt-php version, PHP Selector will still default to 5.4 meaning sites won't load. We'll need to do two things. Firstly we'll need to set a default version of PHP. SSH into your server, elevate to root, and run this to set PHP 7.4 as your default version within PHP Selector. selectorctl --set-current=7.4 Now you need to reset all existing users PHP versions using: cagefsctl --cl-selector-reset-versions Note: If any users have customised extensions enabled/disabled, or have picked a version themselves this will reset them to default.
Mac How To: Microsoft Outlook for Mac Profile Switching
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Mac How To: Microsoft Outlook for Mac Profile Switching

Outlook for Windows supports profile switching at launch natively, but the version for macOS makes it a little more difficult. Microsoft does, however, include a profile switching utility within Outlook for Mac and with some AppleScript you can launch the switching utility before Outlook. It's not as seamless as Outlook on Windows, but it's better than nothing! This script checks Outlook is closed (and quits it if it's open), launches the profile switching tool, waits for you to change your default profile and close the tool, and then finally launches Outlook. To get started, open up AppleScript editor (Applications > Utilities > Script Editor), and paste in the following: set Outlook to "Applications/Microsoft Outlook.app" set ProfSwitch to "Applications/Microsoft Outlook....
How To, Windows

How To: Fix Intel Laptop Coil Whine and Squeaking

There's nothing worse than getting a new laptop, booting it up, and then hearing that incessant coil whine noise that kicks in and out. I've noticed it's worse on the HP laptops we've used, but HP isn't to blame. Intel is. In our testing, the issue seems to be related to Intel's TurboBoost feature that allows your CPU to kick into a super boosted mode when it needs to (and in some cases increase its clock speed from 1.6GHz to 3.5!), but this can come at a cost. Coil whine. The only way we've found to fix this is to disable TurboBoost. On Windows laptops you have two options: 1. Disable TurboBoost in BIOS/UEFI One option is to head into your BIOS settings and see if there's a way to disable TurboBoost there. We've seen this option on many laptops, but strangely the HP we used did no...
How To, Linux

How To: Basic Server Security (CentOS 7) – April 2019

Out of the box, servers are often insecure and come with outdated software. In this guide we will be going through the basics of what you need to do to secure a server. This guide applies to CentOS 7 and was last updated April 2019. 1. Updates! Updates! Updates! The first thing you need to focus on is updates. Ensuring your server is up to date is key, and you need to make sure you do this regularly.  Downtime in the name of security is justifiable, but with the correct configuration and redundancy you can avoid downtime too (but that's for another blog post). To update in CentOS, run: sudo yum update && yum upgrade 2. Firewall 2.1 - Install the firewall My preference for a firewall for beginners is CSF + LFD  (ConfigServer Firewall + Login Failure Daemon). To install CS...
Cheat-sheet: Linux Commands in Windows
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Cheat-sheet: Linux Commands in Windows

If you spend a lot of time in the command line you may find it a bit difficult to remember the different commands you need to use to achieve basic things depending on whether you're using Unix/Linux or Windows that day. This guide contains a cheat-sheet with some of the most used Unix commands and their Windows counterparts. If you use PowerShell you're in luck because Microsoft has added a large number of the Unix commands as aliases for their Windows counterparts for you, but if you use CMD/Command Prompt still this list is for you.   Cheat-sheet: Unix command: clear CMD command: cls The clear command is used to clear the window you currently have open, useful if the clutter is distracting you. The Windows alternative is cls (clear screen).   Unix command: ls ...
How To: Enable Wi-Fi Calling on the OnePlus 6T (Vodafone UK and EE)
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How To: Enable Wi-Fi Calling on the OnePlus 6T (Vodafone UK and EE)

One trick the OnePlus 6T has up its sleeve is that despite not being listed on Vodafone and EE's supported devices list, it actually comes with the keys and certificates required to connect to the VoWiFi/Wi-Fi Calling servers - all you need to do is enable it in a debugging menu. Please note that this is intended only for debugging, and is a feature that could be removed at any point (or, hopefully, enabled by default...) - as always, we do not accept any responsibility for any damage this may cause.  Check it isn't already available: First off, check that Wi-Fi Calling isn't already available by heading to Settings > Wi-Fi & Internet > SIM & Network > select your SIM and then looking under Enhanced Communications. Wi-Fi Calling may already be an option. If i...
How To Fix: Could not get metalink for EPEL
How To, Linux

How To Fix: Could not get metalink for EPEL

Quick Fix Error message: Could not get metalink https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-7&arch=x86_64 error was 14: HTTPS Error 503 - Service Unavailable Fix: sudo rpm --query --file  /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.trust.crt Output (will change as time goes on): ca-certificates-2018.2.22-70.0.el7_5.noarch Copy and paste output, and then run: sudo yum reinstall ca-certificates-2018.2.22-70.0.el7_5.noarch Then try yum update again.