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  1. Pic0o

    Round up to Fall

    Oh yes I forgot to mention the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expansion / stand alone game coming out in the next month or two. Torna the Golden Country is also included in the Season Pass content or will be available as a stand-alone prequel story. I played main Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for over 100 hours and enjoyed it very much. In respect to Switch Games, my top played list is like the below: Breath of the Wild Zelda title. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Skyrim Hyrule Warriors has quite a bit of time in it too, since it has a ton of unlockable content. I liked Mario Odyssey very much but once you finish it there is not much to return for. The very hard content is good, but it's also frustrating hard to complete. Haha I'm kind of old so I would support scrub mode checkpoints instead of doing the whole beast run, clean. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is fun but I only played through as Funky Kong. Loved the levels but I didn't need to beat myself up with the other characters. Shantae Half Genie Hero is good but I think the DLC is a little basic considering it's the modified levels from the main game, more a less. I enjoyed my initial play though. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is fun. I played it a bit on PC for some unlocks then replayed on Switch too. Old school vania while options to be more forgiving yet still challenging. I have Splatoon 2. I like the multiplayer as it can be rally intense. I do not play very much online. Getting an uncoordinated team is a deaathwish in public games. You need to claim turf and seize area, not peen for max kills at your base. The single player was pretty good and a little frustrating. The gyro aiming controls are impressive for sure. I got the Octo expansion bbut only put a few levels in so far, on it's more task objectives, instead of the level platforming like play of the main single player story mode. ittle Dew 2+ is a fun game but as I am near the next to last dungeon, it gets hard. Boss fights are very pattern heavy and they tend to do large amounts of damage. I will go back to farm and finish it as some point. I dream of a patch scaling back boss damage cause I am a scrub. 🙂 Bayonetta 1 and 2 were quite fun. I played in easy mode as a lesson from littlejay from RFHQ. Loved the crazy story, fights and content. I ended up playing the 2nd game before 1. I dug them both and got the 1 and 2 combo. I had played some of it on Wii U but it stuck with me much better on a switch play. I am going to replay Cosmic Star Heroine on Switch. I played on PC but missed the extra levels that came in a post-release patch. Also played in easy mode to enjoy the story and stand a chance on the advanced boss fights. I played Cave Story for the 1st time on Switch. It was awesome. Good play and lots of story options. As my list noted with the top 4 games, I put like 100 hours into each of them easily. Full disclaimer: as a big Nintendo game and system fan, i think they have an absolutely awful policy shutting down competitors, rom sites and all sorts of other bat shit crazy 'brand protections'. The fan project attacks are the worst and the rom stuff is especially dumb since if I could get it on a current system and or not have to buy it again for x'th time, the rom is more a memento than playing it easily on some current hardware, using my TV instead of a desktop pc, etc.
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    Round up to Fall

    Editors Note: I am not sponsored by Southern Tier. If I was I would proudly say so. Pumking 4 packs are not cheap. hahaha. Those are treat brews. I have a day job. I stand by not asking for subscriptions or plastering advertisements all over the place. It's safe to say that will be a staple of FuntimeBliss for, um forever. Obviously I plug myself and get some cool networking from sharing content online with people. That's a fresh reward, so I don't need to push scamware or ads at you.
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    Round up to Fall

    I don't know about you, but it has been pretty damn warm around here lately. In respect to Fall, Southern Tier: Pumking is out again. I have bought a few 4 packs and enjoyed them rapidly. The Mrs had a few but I kicked the last 4 pack solo in the night, last week. Haha. So yeah when not working, I have been playing a few games and flying a DJI Spark drone. I have about 4 hours of flight time and am having fun dabbling with recording video, taking pictures, testing range and flight maneuvers. Game wise, I fly my drone like I'm playing Watchdogs 2. Granted I have not strapped a Wifi Pinapple to it (yet). Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is awesome. I love that game and I think I made that apparent in it's thread. I also have about 9 hours into Octopath Traveler. I got it a few weeks after it released but I am enjoying it so far. Good story, each character has their quest line / initial meet sequence, the battle system is pretty good with it's accrued tactical points and well, I was impressed and liked it much more than I did the demo. I heard Diablo III / Diablo 3 is coming to Switch. I'm a sucker for portable dungeon crawling so count me in there. Rumor has it you can play local multiplayer without an internet connection too. If I come to your house to visit you, get a Switch lol we can slay some demons and shit. Reminder I still have HouseOfPlus.com thanks to ImmortalBob scoring the domain back. If anyone is playing games and wants to network it up, go nuts those forums are all you. You are welcome to post here too, obviously if you have an account still but I know it's wild here :bunny; I'm chilling for now but may have some more content going up soon. Mostly random stuff I wish I saw around more. I gotta finish this beer since the cat almost knocked it over. We might get around to watching John Wick tonight. Netflix horror movie selection, kind of sucks.
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    Cubans getting online

    I don't get to post a bunch about actual Cuba but I did see a story of new internet access becoming available and it being promoted as free for a day (Yesterday 8/14/2018). via this Reuters article.. I can only hope more online access comes to Cuba at a reasonable to free rate and more people get online and share their opinions for it. I'm always down to read some more observations from different people and regions. If by chance you ended up here... drop me an email to my username at this domain and I'll make you an account if you like. This site tends to get generically blocked on most web filter systems. I do what I can to get it cleared up when I learn about it. Tech and Games would probably be an accurate category, granted it's not like I host flash games or anything here.
  5. Quick topic to share that I have a Samsung S8 and have an issue with icon burn in from my bottom deck of icons. If you have any icons with white in their icon, I really suggest not putting them in the persistent icon bar. Searching around, I found some people on the Samsung forums noting a similar issue. I tried the whole 'flush your phone cache by pressing {Up Vol, Bixby then holding Power Button} on the Android menu but flushing cache made no change. For grins, I'm trying the Cycle Red, Green and Blue with a program called OLED Tool to see if it allegedly resets the pixels, as is a rumor with AMOLED screens. The specific icons that caused burn-in on my shortcut dock are Clock and Riot (chat messenger). I moved all my icons off there for now but do not to appear having any residual pixels on the bottom of my screen for the Email, Messages or Camera icons. Most apparent will the burn in be, when you are looking at a white page. At first I thought it was some sort of desktop transparency thing, until I looked up the issue. I made the thread for something to keep in mind, as this is the first phone I ever noticed this issue on.
  6. Ad Build Guide: Primer: I see quite a few people talk about wanting to do vulnerability research, yet not having much Windows exposure. It could be heavy bias on my part but for the roles i have seen, Windows is pretty dominant in the wilds of the business world. The intent here is to learn more about Windows domain environments by building a test environment of our own to test on. Disclaimers apply to why we want to make a test environment: I really really really do not want to read about you getting arrested for poking a stick at some Windows environment you found in the wild, without having been granted permission to do so. It is really minor effort to find a server with Remote desktop protocol port open to the internet. Granted at this point in time, that should be considered negligence on the part of sites with that port open, but alas, that would not work as a defense for your sake. I have intended to write this guide with a minimal technical background being required, for the sake of welcoming more people to utilize it. Now that we got out of the way, let us start with the hardware and software used to build your Virtual Machine lab. + A modern desktop or laptop running an x64 processor. You can be running Windows, Linux or OS X for your desktop operating system, as we are going to use VirtualBox to build the VMs. The following guidelines can be applied to your Virtualization platform of choice, but I like VirtualBox for sake of cross-OS Virtual Machine migration and price point for running VirtualBox. + 16 GB RAM or more is preferable. You could get by with less but may find your VMs running low for resources and have less options for multiple, concurrent running VMs. + A SSD drive. Running on an SSD will greatly speed up time to copy an existing VM and also improve desktop performance of the VMs. You can get by on a HDD, but you will wait much longer to clone a virtual disk image and your virtualized desktop OS might be laggy. Getting started, we want to install VirtualBox, make sure VT-x support is enabled (likely a BIOS setting you can set when your PC is booting up) and to download Windows Server 2016. We could go with older versions of Windows and poke those with a security stick, but if you are trying to get some viable business experience, I would jump into the more recent OS, particularly as many businesses have been lagging on their migrations from older Windows Server versions. There is no shame in learning and trying to also be marketable at the same time. VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads Windows Server 2016 Download the ISO image. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016/ This will give you a 180 day trial install. So long as not doing so on the Domain Controller server with that role active, you can Sysprep the install to reset the timer and OS back to it's initial state. More on that further in this guide. While those download and you install VirtualBox, let's step back to overview your intent with this test lab. We are installing an initial Windows Server 2016 virtual machine. Once that is up, we will clone that image so we have a master control image. For the sake of this lab, let's leave the Master image intact then create 4x master clones. I'm going with 40 GB disk size for the VM, so roughly 200 GB will be used. Master Image (Do not change once all patched) Windows Domain Controller Microsoft SQL Server AppServer. This is optional if you want to save space and piggy-back your potential test application from the SQL VM. Client machine. Not necessarily on the domain. This will be your client device / scan box / non-domain network sniffer. Let's get started: From VirtualBox, click the New button to create a new Virtual Machine. Type: Microsoft Windows, Version: Windows 2016 (x64). Name this initial VM 'masterControlImg' for sake of reference. Click the box for 'Create a virtual hard disk now'. Let's set the Memory option to '2048' AKA 2 GB. Then click 'Create'. I want to add a note that the virtual machine name you enter here will also be the subfolder in your VMs folder for VirtualBox on your storage drive (on your actual main machine). You will get weird errors if you try to make a VM the name of a folder that already is in that folder. FYI to save you headaches on that note. Next will be the Create Virtual Hard Disk screen. Leave the path as-is since it will match the prior line about being in a folder named to your VM, 'File size' of 32 GB is fine (but I suggest 40 GB for when you start adding Active Directory services and Replication), 'Hard disk file type' to the default of VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) is good, as is the 'Storage on physical hard disk' remaining set to Dynamically allocated. Good, now we can press 'Create' on the virtual hard disk screen. Now that VM is created, let's go into it's settings then onto the Storage tab. The second drive should be a CD icon and on the right side you will see a drop-down when you click the CD icon. Select 'Virtual Optical Disk File...' then browse on your local computer to where you saved that Windows Server 2016 ISO, click OK until you are back to your VMs listed on the 'Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager'. With the ISO mounted for Windows Server 2016, boot your VM to install. Hurry up and wait. Follow the prompts (you want Server 2016 with desktop experience) and select an Administrator password. For the sake of this lab, we can use 'Babydonthurtm3!' without the quotes. You will want to take note of this for later use, as this is the local administrator account for this install and your cloned virtual machines. Wait for the installer to finish and when done, it will let you login and see your desktop. Now the install process for Windows begins. End of the Windows install process. Let us login to this VM. Minimize Server Manager for now. We do not want to add any roles or features yet. Clicking the Settings Gear, we want to install Updates for our Template OS. This will likely take quite some time. Better to do it now than to need patching every other machine we make as well. Install the most recent windows update patches, reboot and log back in. Once the patches finish, shut this VM down. Avoid booting this VM into windows, since it will be our Source VM for new instances. Then back on the Oracle VirtualBox VM Manager, go to Settings for your VM, then Network. Change the Attached to from NAT to 'Internal Network'. You can make a custom name for 'intnetLab01' for ease of reference later, if you expand your VM labs. This setting will allow all the other VMs we spawn to communicate with each other. If you forget to do this step later for other VMs, come back here if you wonder why your VM cannot see the Active Directory Domain Controller. Clone machine image prompts: With all of this done, let's make a clone of this VM. We will name this Clone 'WinDC01_testFTB' or the like, as it will be the Primary Domain Controller for our Windows Domain. Be sure to check the 'Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards' because you do not want the same MAC address trying to talk to another computer. That would also cause issues with DHCP and all sorts of networking issues you do not want. You do want to make it a Full Clone instead of a linked clone. Wait for the clone process to finish, then boot up your newly spun 'WinDC01_testFTB' VM. Log in to the desktop. Before you get started making this a domain controller, we want to SysPrep this machine. The action of this command will make it seem like a new windows install with the most important result being it will have a new SID / Windows Install ID. As you dig into active directory, you will see AD links the machine name to it's install ID / SID as a unique identifier. If that didn't make a lot of sense, know that running Sysprep will allow us to join each of our copied VMs into this test domain, without machine conflict issues. Click Start and then Run cmd.exe. If it's not prefixed with 'Administrator: Command Prompt' in the title bar, click Start, type cmd then right-click to Run As Administrator. In this prompt type: cd %systemroot%\system32\sysprep then type: sysprep /generalize /oobe A brief prompt will come up as it prepares your install then it will shut down the VM. Once that happens, start the VM back up and it will take you through a prompt similar to when you installed the OS. Once done, you will be back at the desktop. If it asks for an Administrator password again, take note of what you use and write it down. You are welcome to use the Haddaway example from above again. Jumping back to the Sysprep process, you will need to do this for each image you clone from your VM template. I also wanted to mention %systemroot% that is an environmental variable in Windows. If you get to writing scripts, environmental variables are quite the blessing to your sanity. You can use them in powershell to some extent also, so the fun pays off there. Final ramble about SysPrep. If you try to do this on an Image that had AD Roles and Features installed, it will likely not re-activate the 180 day trial for Windows Server and if it was an AD services image, it will likely error on the sysprep process. That's why we have our base image 🙂 Let's wrap this up getting you a domain created. Starting off, let's set this machine to have a Static IP Address. In the TaskBar down in the lower right by the Time, right-click the Network icon and then click 'Connections': Ethernet. On the Ethernet status page, click Properties then Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) In the screencap you can see I went with: 10.0.2.10 on a /24 Subnet (AKA 255.255.255.0) Pick a default gateway that will be the same for all other VMs made, intended to connect to this AD setup. For the DNS, I put it's own IP but 127.0.0.1 (loopback) works too. If and when you add a second DNS and AD Server, I highly advise making your second DNS server be the IP of that other DC. It will make domain fail-over really easy and reliable if you shut down your primary DC or practice a patching cycle like as would be done in a production setting. Another good thing to do, is Changing the Computer Name. By default it will be something like 'WIN-StringofTextandNumbers'. For sanity's sake you can rename this to 'WinDC01FTB' or something more descriptive. To change the computer name, bring up an Explorer window then right-click on 'This PC' then select Properties. Click Change Settings to change the Computer name, then reboot as it will ask you to do. When you run the AD wizard without setting a static IP address, it will give you a warning about resolution issues. So that's why we took care of that before using the Server Manager to add roles and features. Take my word on it being annoying to change a computer name, once you add roles and services. Planning to do the PC name change before adding roles will save you headaches. Since we are in VirtualBox, select Devices menu then the 'Insert Guest Additions CD Image' if you would like to use options such as 'Shared Clipboard' and 'Drag and Drop' files. Once the image is mounted in your VM, run the installer from it's CD drive then reboot when it's finished as it will prompt. This is helpful for when you want to get or send files and text to the VM and your actual desktop machine. Unless you like manually retyping scripts, I'd suggest adding these Guest Addons. Wrapping this guide up, I am pivoting to a helpful guide for Installing AD Services: http://www.rebeladmin.com/2016/10/step-step-guide-setup-active-directory-windows-server-2016/ Jump to Step 4 and it will show you click for click on adding the Active Directory Domain Services under Server Manager | Roles and Features. I am going to present a bit of a shortcut / cheat. Instead of clicking lots of next boxes, we can supply the config options by use of Powershell. The below is the script I saved from the Wizard when it presented 'Export Configuration Settings'. You can run this in a Powershell ISE window or save it to a text file and add a .ps1 on the name to make it a powershell script. # # Windows AD DS Deployment # Import-Module ADDSDeployment Install-ADDSForest ` -CreateDnsDelegation:$false ` -DatabasePath "C:\Windows\NTDS" ` -DomainMode "WinThreshold" ` -DomainName "hivelan.int" ` -DomainNetbiosName "HIVELAN" ` -ForestMode "WinThreshold" ` -InstallDns:$true ` -LogPath "C:\Windows\NTDS" ` -NoRebootOnCompletion:$false ` -SysvolPath "C:\Windows\SYSVOL" ` -Force:$true This should let you spawn your Domain as if you entered these values in the Wizard. In this setup we are calling the domain 'Hivelan.int', with a classic domain name of just Hivelan (for Window NT level old support). On a reboot you should be able to login to the Domain you just created. From here, the virtual domain is your oyster. You can make another clone of your Template machine, sysprep it, then join it to the domain. Since we didn't add the DHCP Server role to the current DC, go into your IP options and set all the IP info the same, except the IP address where you want the last octet (4th block of 3 digits) to be different than .10. Then once on the same IP Space (your 255.255.255.0 subnet, means you can have an IP of 10.0.2.1 - 10.0.2.254). Go into System Properties on this new VM. Change your Computer name if you wish but the real objective is to change from a Workgroup to a Domain. Enter 'Hivelan.int' as your domain and it should prompt for the Administrator account and Password. You can always make a second domain admin account if you wish, but that boils into using Active Directory Users and Computers in Administrative Tools. Once you add this machine to the domain and reboot, jump back into the Server Manager to add the Active Directory Domain Services on this machine, but we will say 'Add to an existing domain'. Click Next until it's finished. This guide got a little longer than I intended but I will stop here for the time being. You can then make another clone of your Template VM and use that as a machine not on the domain. Give it an IP address in the allotted space and you can use that for running Wireshark to see what kind of traffic you see. You can then add that machine to the domain or make another VM clone to see how the traffic differs for a machine that is added to the domain. Hopefully that helped get you into a test Windows environment and gave some help on getting started with VirtualBox. If you have the funding and another Virtual Machine platform you like more (like XenServer or VMware), most of the concepts and options should be transferable and have similar naming.
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    Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

    This is pretty much all I have been playing recently. If you have any of the Mario Odyssey amiibo (or cloned them with RFID) you can unlock the 4 extra Mario Odyssey levels for the Bonus levels book. This game plays very well on the switch and I'm excited to have it on a portable system. If you never played this game yet, certainly try the demo. Then you can fall in love with it and get it either on Switch or 3DS. I'm going to play more once I post this guide I have been meaning to finish. 🙂
  8. Say you are checking you tasklist output for a certain Windows process id (pid) that matches your netstat -o output. These commands are helpful but matching the output can be annoying, even if you output them to a text file. By the way, context wise this process is a throwback to the Bitcoin Miner Malware removal thread, as it could help for any open port you want to reference back to a running process. If you want to see what said PID in your netstat output is with a single CLI string, here is a helpful pipe option. tasklist | findstr "PID#" IE: running tasklist | findstr "812" on my system throws details on wininit but also shows other process IDs with 812 in them. I think of this as a light grep-like command you can do in Windows. Like Linux, '|' (piping) will take the output of your first command and run the 2nd command against it. The tasklist find is a common and moderately easy grep-like thing you may want to do often if you are checking a machine for open ports and trying to correlate what process details are for said PID linked to those open ports.
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    July greetings

    Reposted from the front page of the site, since I forgot to do so earlier. Going to bed now but wrapping up a project I started a few weeks ago, soon.
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    July greetings

    As usual I have been slacking on posting to the front page of the site. The forums are the active place for newer content. Some threads of interest so far this year are: A Youtube channel for video benchmarks An Android security overview of privacy and security settings Macbook Pro 2015 Update issues to 10.13.4 and warranty screen repairs Using an Elgato HD60 S capture HDMI device, as used for video benchmark videos and POST videos. Raspberry Pi used for dd imaging of data drives Hunter83 asked about some memory, system diagnostics and stability tests while in Windows I fixed an ‘ipmap-binding’ error on my Pi-Hole Raspberry Pi setups Some extra details on Firewall log processing with use of MSSQL and Python Better elaboration on Cisco ASA configuration and light management Outside of those threads, I played some games and floated around some Discord servers. A bit of fun chatting and light doses of trying to help people work on various projects, while learning tons from everyone else. I think that’s a hearty site news update so far! Playing some Skyrim on Switch before the point I should soon go to bed for the night. Ah yes, HOPE is coming up in about 2 weeks! Looking forward to enjoying the weekend of 7/20 – 7/22. If you are going and want to IRL chill, drop me a msg or find me wandering around and say hello.
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    Video Channel and this Forum

    Uploading some benchmark videos but I'm in processing Hell. So they will be up, whenever this progress bar decides to move, let alone finish. Curse of the new account, I guess. Or the processing page stopped responding but the video had been done. I have some Razer Blade v5 (1060 GTX) model benchmarks along with some benchmarks from my desktop with a 1080 Ti in it. Enjoy some indications of frame rate via video. The Raw video .mp4 from the Elgato software were about 1GB per 7 minutes, if you wanted an idea of video storage per recording time. Reminder that I'm using an Elgato HD60 S. The USB model makes it nice for desktop or laptop recording use. I forgot to mention, I made an effort to show my thermals in each benchmark. The Razer Laptop gets toast and I mentioned under full GPU load, the fans get loud.
  12. Starting off, whoops! I accidentally set this forum to a category and as a result, it hid a bunch of older threads 😮 Just fixed that up today. Also, I started a Youtube Channel to upload videos. Mainly bug check video captures and some Benchmark videos. Having a capture card now, I can put to video stuff, you would normally need to record on a video camera and it would be kind of shaky. Now you can enjoy POST video captures and seeing benchmarks run at their native frame rates on some hardware. Here is the FTB Video Channel. It has a crazy long URL I cannot define until 100 subscribers. So for now, just make a bookmark I am one of those people who does not really like people talking over videos, so I will explore adding subtitles to them instead. Bonus points since that may make them more accessible in the long-run as well. So far I only have some Tails videos covering boot issues with Nouveau laptops with dual video cards (Razer v5 1060 GTX laptop). Enjoy a bunch of old threads about movies and TV as well, since that got fixed today.
  13. I have dabbled a bit with Final XIV since last year. I'm currently level 63 and working my way through the Stormblood main story quests (MSQ). After a few more quests I'll have unlocked Diving, so I can swim / dive. As has been the case, the main story is pretty good. Instances queue up fairly fast. My gear is kind of lacking, since I was mostly tooled out from running the palace of the undead back from before Stormwind dropped. Quest gear does help get your armor class up while you level and exploring the world areas is pretty fun. Here is my Character on Malboro. I have a few days on my subscription and will probably jump on more tomorrow evening. I'm currently on MSQ To Bend with the Wind. When I started playing again a few weeks ago, I resumed from In Crimson It Began. I'm pretty sure I was rushing ahead too fast when the expansion initially came out, as I kept failing to complete that quest. Beat it my 1st try after re-subbing a few weeks back so maybe it was patched too?
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    Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

    There is a 3 level demo up on the switch. I am totally getting this again for switch. They added some extra levels in the full version, but the biggest win is the increased portability and higher brightness and quality on the switch screen. July 13th. I am very excite. There were plenty of post-game levels to keep you going. I got pretty far into them but will dive full in, with the game being portable.
  15. I will edit this over time but I wanted to have the thread up to start with. Overview objectives: - Stop camera from saving GPS to photos. - This is in your Camera App Settings, not System device settings. - Device Settings: - Lock Screen and Security: - Set lock mode and passcode to unlock device. - Password, PIN, Pattern, Swipe, None. - Biometrics. Face, Iris or Fingerprints - I do not use or particularly like any of the biometric means for device locking. - App Shortcuts: Define what apps can be used while phone is locked (IE Phone calls and Camera) - Find my mobile. Anti-theft and traacking options for your phone. - Remove controls: Allows phone to be remotely controlled via your Samsung account - Google location service. Allow GLS to give more accurate location info to where your mobile is. - Send last location. Allow your phone to broadcast last location when battery hits a certain level of charge. - Encrypt SD Card. Your files on the SD card will only work with your phone. If phone is reset to defaults, you will not be able to read the encrypted files anymore and would have to re-format the card. - Secure Lock Settings - Secured lock time - Auto factory reset. After 15 failed passwords (will also erase all your data on phone) - Lock network and security. Prevents disabling Wifi and mobile data when your phone is locked, to make someone stealing your phone easier to track by device. - Notifcations. Choose to hide notification messages on lock screen. - Define what apps can put notifcations on the lock screen. - Hide content of message on lock screen from displaying. (Highly suggested to be on) - Notification icons only. Just show app icon without details, on lock screen. - Device Settings - Location - Turn GPS on or Off. Besides privacy and tracking being less accurate, this can save a large amount of battery life. Turn this off when not needed for directions. - Google Location History. You can disable this from saving where you have searched and have been. - Google Location Sharing. Can share 'Real-time location' with someone of Google. You can turn both of these off and GPS maps will still work fine. The sharing and history are not needed, just GPS being turned on. - Device Settings: - Apps. - See installed apps - Review and define App-specific system-level Permissions granted to device. - Decide if you wish to disable some apps completely or uninstall them. - Review battery usage and mobile data use, per app. - Device Settings: - About phone. - Shows phone number, model, serial number and IMEI. - Software Information. - Show Android version - Android patch level - Various system level information.
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