[TIP] Using a VPN from the Google Play Store on ChromeOS

If you are a Chromebook owner who uses a VPN, you probably noticed that:

  • ChromeOS’s VPN Support Sucks
  • Setting up a OpenVPN Connection on ChromeOS Sucks

There are of course countless VPN Solutions on the Google Play Store however if you ever tried to use one of these, you will notice that the VPN appears to be functioning correctly however only traffic from other play store applications will flow through the VPN while the main ChromeOS traffic bypasses it – Potentially exposing sensitive data. I even wrote a long rant about this a few months ago. Fortunately there is a simple fix.

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Odd Tech : Sylvania SLTDVD9220-C – A Portable DVD Player that Doubles as a Android Tablet

I often have a hard time passing up odd or unusual tech when I find it. While on vacation visiting family, we popped into a Wal-Mart in a small Texas City and I spotted one of the most unusual pieces of technology that I have ever seen – The Sylvania SLTDVD9220-C is a sub $100.00 portable DVD Player with a average (for a portable DVD player) 9 inch screen and a sub-par 4 hour battery. Where the SLTDVD9220-C falls short, it makes up in a big and strange way – it doubles as an Android Tablet!

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Short Tutorial – NextCloud + Guacamole

I published a video last year showing a fully functional SSH Client riding inside of my OwnCloud Install but sadly did not include any documentation on how to actually set it up. There was a reason for this as the steps were very involved and required a lot of added code that would break between OwnCloud/NextCloud Updates. I have had several requests over the past several months to revive the project but due to time limitations I have not been able to do it. Instead I have put together a basic tutorial to get your own similar setup running that has even more features than my original demo – This tutorial will be a starting point and you will need to locate the steps for your exact server setup. 

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The Shortcomings of ChromeOS in 2017

It has been some time since I have taken a serious look at ChromeOS but this changed earlier this month when I purchased the newly released Samsung Chromebook Plus (2017) to allow me to do some research for a future work related project. The Samsung Chromebook Pro is currently one of the highest end Chromebooks – only succeeded by the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Google’s Chromebook Pixel. I spent a few weeks using ChromeOS for as much as I could and can say that it has come a long way since the last time I played with ChromeOS however there are still a fair amount of shortcomings and several features that are best described as “half baked”.  Here are my thoughts:

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Updated : Getting the LG Watch Sport to work on T-Mobile

A few days months ago, I posted a set of instructions on how to get the LG Watch Sport to work on T-Mobile. Unfortunately this did involve users having to pay for an additional phone line at ~$40 per month so this solution was less than ideal. I do now have a better option that will cost a lot less and ultimately work better.

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6 Technologies that Type-C USB Cables Will Kill by 2016

I don’t know of any person who works in technology who will can doubt that the USB standard was one of the most disruptive technologies to the computer world since the launch of the World Wide Web. Shortly after being launched in the late 90’s, the USB standard has made several technologies such as Parallel Ports, DB9 Serial Ports and even Floppy Disks obsolete with little effort. The newer Type-C USB port along with USB 3.1 that has started making its appearance on devices in 2015 stands to render several technologies that we use today obsolete, here are just 6 of them.

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