Turn your Nexus 7 into an Android Auto Headunit with this App
Android Auto has really started to take off over the past few months. With Pioneer’s aftermarket head units becoming available and car makers like Hyundai, Chevy and Buick launching Android Auto in their new models that are driving off dealer lots today. But not everyone is ready for a new car, and not everyone wants to spend nearly a grand on one of Pioneer’s headunits. Even though they have come down quite a bit, the cheapest one is about $500 right now.
- Top Android news of the week: ZenWatch 2, M preview, Android keyboard
Android 5.1.1 update rolling out to Android One devices in India
The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has started rolling out to Android One smartphones in India. The devices that are receiving the update include the Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO Mi-498, and Karbonn Sparkle V.
Android's deviant identities
Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) rolled out in 2007 with the goal of creating a unified framework for mobile operating systems and, in turn, expediting the development of mobile products. The core of the code was open to everyone, but to help guarantee quality products -- and promote its own services in the face of Apple's iOS -- Google also organized the Open Handset Alliance (OHA).
Why Android’s “factory reset” isn’t really secure
One day soon you may want to trade in your smartphone for a newer, better model. And before you do, you’ll want to delete all your photos, e-mails, app accounts, and other personal data—anything you wouldn’t want to get into a stranger’s hands.
- Android 5.0 Lollipop Battery Life Problems: Your Galaxy S6 Won’t Stay Charged? Don’t Blame Samsung, Blame Google
- Motorola Droid Turbo Set To Receive Android 5.1 Lollipop Update On June 10
Cortana to be made available to Android and iOS platforms along with Windows 10 release
What used to be exclusive for Windows phone will now be available for Google Android and Apple iOS users following the announcement from Microsoft that it will bring Cortana, the famous phone personal assistant, to non-Windows devices.
- [Android M Feature Spotlight] You Can Enable And Disable Battery Saver By Voice
SwiftKey vs. Fleksy vs. Google Keyboard: Which keyboard is best for you?
The keyboard is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of a smartphone or tablet. For years, iPhone users had to put up with the default keyboard simply because Apple thought that having third-party keyboards wasn't necessary. However, as soon as they saw the success third-party keyboards were having in the Play Store, it made them reconsider their decision. Now, the market is flooded with keyboards for both iPhone and Android, making this a lucrative field for many developers and innovators.
Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge features camera upgrades
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge stand to benefit a lot from the Android Lollipop 5.1 update, particularly when it comes to the main 16MP camera it comes with.
Nokia Z Launcher for Android now supports home screen widgets
Nokia’s unique Z Launcher for Android has received a big update that finally adds support for home screen widgets. Users will also find a handy alphabetical app list that puts all of their software just a swipe away.
Moto X, Moto G Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS Update Release Soon as Software In The Works?
Moto X and Moto G may receive the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS update as the software is reportedly in the works.
Google reportedly won’t take a cut from Android Pay transactions
Android Pay is a near identical clone of Apple Pay, but it won’t be anywhere near as lucrative, according to a new report. Unlike Apple, Google isn’t taking a cut from Android Pay transactions, so the service will literally be offered for free.
- How to enable Theater mode on any Android Wear smartwatch
- Android: How to disable Facebook Messenger chat heads
- Google builds safeguards into Android Auto apps
- Android 5.1.1 OTA links for Android One are here
- Nexus 5 standby time increases sharply after installing Android M
- Android M: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Alpha And More To Receive Update By Year’s End
- Android 5.0.1 Lollipop XXUHOD3 Official Firmware For Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500: How To Install It
Best new Android widgets (June 2015)
If you're a dedicated Android fan and not making full use of widgets, then you're totally not using the full potential of Google's platform. See, if we take away widgets out of the feature bag, we are easily stripping it from one of its defining features.
- Android Authority this week – June 7, 2015
Android 5.1 Lollipop for Huawei Ascend Mate7 spotted in a video
Huawei is expected to start rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for its existing family of Android devices. And it might happen very soon as a video of Ascend Mate7 running the Emotion 3.1 UI based on Android 5.1 Lollipop surfaced, making a promise of some interesting features to come.
- 'Final Fantasy Tactics' Now Available On Android
Moto G, Moto E, Moto X Getting Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update
TechWorm reported that the update will be made available on the Moto G 1st and 2nd Generation, the Moto X 1st and 2nd Generation and the Moto E 2nd Generation LTE. The Android M is reportedly already in development so Android smartphone makers are quickly introducing \ the Android 5.1 Lollipop to newer product releases.
- Reflections on OpenStack's startup friendliness, and other OpenStack news
Call for testing: OpenSSH 6.9
OpenSSH 6.9 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing on as many platforms and systems as possible. This release contains some substantial new features and a number of bugfixes.
Estonia: A Model for e-Government
The bold plan is a logical step forward in an unprecedented roll-out of e-government services that began in 2000, when Estonia introduced a public system for electronic tax filing. In 2002, Estonia introduced a universal electronic identification card with digital signatures, which every citizen gets at the age of 15. The ID cards and signatures have become the keys to nearly universal access to government information and services as well as private-sector services in health care, banking and education, and law. In the years since, the Estonian government and industry have put more and more functions online, all connected by a nationwide data backbone called X-Road.
New case studies proof competence gvSIG’s GIS tools
Four case studies published the past weeks by the gvSIG community show the usefulness of this suite of open source Geographic Information Systems. The cases detail the gvSIG use by public administrations in Spain and Italy, to collect, manage and analyse information on gas pipelines, to create hiking trails, examine city commerce, and plan public transport networks.
Open-source “MMO for makers” aims to crowdsource manufacturing design
Software developers have long been able to collaborate through community sites like those based on Git and Apache Allura to contribute code, synchronize software builds, and track issues around a project. And games like Minecraft allow people to collaborate in building virtual environments with embedded behaviors—including "mods" that leverage the games' simulation capabilities to interact with other objects in a virtual world. Now, an open-source Web platform originally designed with Defense Department funding could let communities collaborate to build more tangible things—like tanks, planes, and consumer appliances.
A Heterogeneous Execution Engine Might Make Its Way To LLVM
An intern from Qualcomm's Innovation Center has been designing a heterogeneous execution engine for LLVM that he's hoping to eventually upstream within the LLVM project.
C++ at a functional programming event
In the end, I decided to talk about functional reactive proramming in C++ which will be a thrilling and enticing tale of event-based systems and the power of reactive streams. I’ll also cover some fun new things we are to expect from C++17 that are bringing even more functional programming concepts than we have in the current standard
As an essential member of an open source compliance program’s advisory board, legal counsel provides numerous services to ensure a company’s products comply with open source copyright and licenses. They provide approval around the use of FOSS in products, for example, advise on licensing conflicts, and advise on IP issues associated with the use of FOSS. (See the previous article, 5 Essential Duties of Legal Counsel in an Open Source Compliance Program.)
I read a book about Java, and found it an elegant further development from C. But I have never used it. I did write some code in Java once, but the code was in C and Lisp (I simply happened to be in Java at the time).
I am a little confused. What does he mean that he wrote the code in java but it was actually C in lisp? How was he "in" java? Was he using a JVM based text editor that was not EMacs? I am fairly confused. Could anyone explain it to me?submitted by thesupergeek42
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I've got 300 GB that changes often but won't get much bigger. Right now it's in ~/Dropbox, but I'd like to back it up to my external hard drives automatically every day. I don't need to store "past versions" of files, I just want a simple backup. I can't seem to tell which would be better, rdiff-backup or rsnapshot. Any advice on this?submitted by throwawaybackuper
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