The newest Chrome Beta channel release includes new ES6 features and a number of updates to existing APIs. Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS.
Firefox 38.0.5 has been released. This version introduces Pocket, which helps you keep track of articles and videos. Clean formatting for articles and blog posts with Reader View is also a new feature.
As you may know, Mozilla Firefox is among the most popular internet browsers available, being very appreciated by FOSS users.
Read RSS news feeds with Liferea
Nowadays, the Internet is all about the Web. Users seem to have forgotten that it's possible to receive updates about anything that is posted on multiple web sites in seconds: this non secret is called RSS. Liferea is a neat, great piece of software that allows you to read RSS feeds and more.
Take your pick from 4 capable Chromebooks priced from $155 to $220
Those on the fence about the Chromebook will find that budget-friendly models make it easy to give them a try. Here are four impressive models that don't cost an arm and a leg.
Slashdot Burying Stories About Slashdot Media Owned SourceForge
If you’ve followed any tech news aggregator in the past week, you’ve probably seen the story about how SourceForge is taking over admin accounts for existing projects and injecting adware in installers for packages like GIMP. For anyone not following the story, SourceForge has a long history of adware laden installers, but they used to be opt-in. It appears that the process is now mandatory for many projects.
People have been wary of SourceForge ever since they added a feature to allow projects to opt-in to adware bundling, but you could at least claim that projects are doing it by choice. But now that SourceForge is clearly being malicious, they’ve wiped out all of the user trust that was built up over sixteen years of operating. No clueful person is going to ever download something from SourceForge again. If search engines start penalizing SourceForge for distributing adware, they won’t even get traffic from people who haven’t seen this story, wiping out basically all of their value.
As a reminder, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is the first Ubuntu Phone, but also the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will be available in Europe soon, now the phone being shipped only in China.
Mark Shuttleworth has announced a while ago that a new BQ Ubuntu Phone will be released soon and now, new information about this has been revealed. The next Ubuntu phone is BQ Aquaris E5 HD, which will become available all over Europe in mid-June, this year.
Canonical, the Company behind Ubuntu operating system, introduced a new operating system called “Snappy Ubuntu Core” a few months ago for Cloud and devices. Canonical, actually, introduced the Snappy mechanism for it’s mobile version of Ubuntu. Now, it extended this technology to Cloud too. Snappy Ubuntu Core delivers bullet-proof security, reliable updates and the enormous Ubuntu ecosystem at your fingertips, bringing the developer’s favourite cloud platform to a wide range of internet things, connected devices and autonomous machines. Snappy Ubuntu Core is available on a wide range of 32 and 64-bit ARM and X86 platforms.
As a reminder, Marcos Costales has worked at a GPS navigation application for Ubuntu Touch for a while now. The application, called intuitively GSP Navigation, has been finally added to the Ubuntu Store, being available for everybody that owns an Ubuntu phone.
If neither Android or iOS tickle your fancy when it comes to smartphones and Windows Phone is still too mainstream for you, there are other options. In fact, Meizu has a smartphone called the MX4 that runs Ubuntu Phone OS, which will make fans of Ubuntu positively giddy. Details on the European launch of the smartphone have now surfaced and the device will land in Europe this month.
ONOS' community today announced the availability of the third release of its open source SDN Open Network Operating System (ONOS), named Cardinal. Providing the best value proposition for scale, performance and high availability, Cardinal adds comprehensive feature sets and performance improvements to enable a new variety of deployments and solution proof of concepts (POCs). Cardinal delivers several significant enhancements, mainly in the areas of Application Intent Framework, southbound interfaces and new distributed core features and capabilities.
The HP Discover conference is going on in Las Vegas this week, and HP is deepening its commitment to OpenStack. It announced that it is expanding the HP Helion cloud portfolio by introducing Amazon Web Services compatibility and embedded OpenStack capabilities. It was all part of the introduction of the HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 solution.
Even today, the general consensus still stubbornly persists that Open Source software is developed by ponytailed computer geeks as a hobby in the middle of the night. It’s admittedly a very romantic notion, but one which only reflects the reality to a certain extent.
Even though there will still be good reasons for many on-premises application scenarios for a long time yet, cloud architecture’s ultimate victory is unavoidable: The cost benefits are simply too enticing.
Corporate use of open source software is now the norm with more than 60 percent of companies saying that they build their products with open source software, according to the 2015 Future of Open Source survey. But that same survey also revealed that most companies that use FOSS in their products don’t have formal procedures in place for ensuring that their software complies with open source licenses and regulations.
Version 2.6 of the PyPy JIT-compiler-based interpreter for Python has been released. With PyPy 2.6 there's some Python compatibility improvements along with Numpy improvements and preliminary support for a new lightweight stats profiler.
The Digital Public Library of America and Europeana are collaborating on a project to standardize usage rights statements. Despite operating under different copyright laws (United States and European Union), the DPLA and Europeana are keen to have a clear and compatible way to share copyright information with collaborators and users. To that end, work has begun on developing a technical framework for interoperable rights statements. Currently, they are seeking comments on their Rights Statement White Paper and their Technical Infrastructure White Paper. The deadline for comments on both papers is June 26, 2015.
Oppenheimer’s analysts argued that Samsung and other Android OEMs had neglected the "software user experience” and sought to distinguish themselves through hardware, with the S6's designers opting for: “A cutting-edge CPU, curved display, iPhone-like metal casing, front area fingerprint sensor and camera with OIS.”
But the problem was that the software had barely changed. Look past the hardware and Samsung wasn’t rewarding previous brand owners with anything particularly new or interesting. Neither are other OEMs in the crowded Android market. They have also distinguished themselves through tiny hardware details and similarly don’t have a software story.
Google showed off some great new features with Android M last week, but is there any guarantee that any of this year’s big flagship phones will get the new software in a timely manner? BGR alum Dan Graziano writes over at CNET that despite being “addicted” to Android for the past several years, he can’t be bothered to feel the least bit excited about it because he has no idea when his device will get upgraded to the platform, if ever.
Last week, we brought you word of an incredibly cool hidden Android M feature: Multi-window support that will let you have two apps open at once side by side. However, Android Police has been playing around with this new feature and has found that Google has kept it hidden for a reason — namely, because it needs a lot more work.
Mitsubishi is the latest carmaker to confirm specific plans for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, although U.S. consumers are still in the dark.
The company announced that it will launch both products on the 2016 Pajero SUV in Europe this summer, but didn’t discuss any target dates for a U.S. launch.
The Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1 release continues to gain steam as we push into June and today we want to take a look at the most important things Galaxy smartphone and tablet users need to know about Samsung’s Galaxy Android 5.1 update and release.
Asus has finally solved the issues that it was experiencing in updating the operating system of the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the company already starting the roll out of the latest version of Google's mobile operating system to the aforementioned smartphones.
If you are an avid Internet user, chances are that you've stumbled upon Imgur at least once in your endeavors on the web - it's not only one of the most user-friendly and appealing visual story-telling community that are completely free to use, it's also home to one of the friendliest user communities. The Android version of the app was full of bugs and issues; all in all, it was a bit underwhelming. Until now, that is.
“AMIDuOS can run nearly all of the Android applications available in Android app markets,” the company says on its website. “To get you started, it comes with preloaded Amazon Appstore. To make AMIDuOS your own, simply add your favorite Android app markets with the AMIDuOS package installer. AMIDuOS is also ARM v7 compatible, so it can run most popular ARM applications as well.”
U.K. hardware startup Blocks Wearables, which is in the process of building a modular smartwatch — shown off in concept-form in this teaser video last fall, and originally inspired by Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone — has confirmed the device will run on a modified version of Android Lollipop, rather than the Google Wear platform.
Also today the team has revealed the device’s core module will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, with peripheral modules using ultra-low-power ARM processors.
It's unlikely that the final version of Android M will be available to consumers until November at the earliest. However, if you have a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player and you're desperate to get your hands on Android M, you can download the Developer Preview today. Here's how to install Android M now.
Japanese developer and publisher Natsume has announced that it's bringing the Harvest Moon franchise to Android for the first time. And this isn't a port of one of the many previous entries in the series. Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will be a full-blown sequel.
It’s been less than a week since Google unveiled its Android M platform but in that time Android fans have gone over the Android M developer build with a fine-toothed comb searching for hidden gems that Google never mentioned. We’ve scoured the web and have cobbled together five of the best unheralded Android M features that we think will really improve the quality of the platform and give Android fans something to cheer, even if they’re not aware that these features exist.
In a statement provided to the Wall Street Journal, an unnamed Nintendo spokesperson said "There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX." That's a pretty strong denial for a company whose usual stance is simply not to comment on rumors or speculation.