Author Archives: Brian Agrawal Goodacre

Google Location Sharing Review

Google’s version of Apple’s Find My Friend is Google Location Sharing. You can set this up to share your location with friends for a limited amount of time, or you can set it to always share your location with family … Continue reading

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Secure Messaging Apps Review

This is a problem amongst the secure messaging app space, they all have security tradeoffs or usability tradeoffs. Continue reading

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[NO SOLUTION] Lenovo Thinkpad shuts down after exactly 30 minutes

I recently received a rather new Lenovo Thinkpad Ultrabook for free because the machine running Windows would shut down after 30 minutes exactly. It was running Windows and I thought it was a problem with Windows, well… Installing Linux, it … Continue reading

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Saving Tree Style Tabs into Bookmarks with Firefox

On Firefox, my favorite add-on is Tree Style TabsĀ (download), because you can see all of your tabs and their names tabs have hierarchy (parent > children > grandchildren) Once you use it, you will always want to use it, especially … Continue reading

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NAT Loopback on Xfinity

The current Xfinity routers (end of 2017) do not support NAT Loopback and have no options for enabling NAT Loopback. What is NAT Loopack? NAT Loopback or Hairpinning is when Device_A behind a router tries to access another Device_B behind … Continue reading

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Plex loading local subtitles

Plex tends to do a good job of loading local subtitle files (usually .srt) and it can even automatically load subtitles for you [2]. But sometimes, it will not load a file that is in your directory with your video … Continue reading

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Nextcloud Snap Installation

The Nextcloud installation pageĀ has two sets of instructions now: automatic and manual. Previously on this website, I have described the manual steps to setting up Nextcloud. It is a good learning experience and worth a try, but even better is … Continue reading

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Sideloading Apps onto Fire TV

Since the Amazon Fire TV is a device that runs Android, you can install any Android app onto your Fire TV, but to varying degrees of success. How to To get apps onto your FireTV, you can do it the … Continue reading

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Setting up the Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug with the VeSync app and 2.4 GHz connection

The Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug Mini Outlet with Energy Monitoring (2 Pack), Works with Amazon Alexa Echo, No Hub Required, 1 Minute to Set Up, White is a good smart outlet. It goes for about $30 for a pair [1]. … Continue reading

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UPnP on Plex

Getting your Plex server to use UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) will increase speeds, along with allowing it to run on more clients. For example, one Smart TV’s Plex app did not work until UPnP was enabled on the server’s … Continue reading

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