Trade agreement could prohibit open source code supply
An international trade agreement under negotiation with Australia, the United States, the European Union and others may have wide-ranging implications for the technology users, according to civil liberties groups.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has analysed leaked drafts of texts for the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) written in February this year, and claims it would prohibit countries involved from forcing vendors to disclose source code used for applications in their equipment.
Run the Kali Linux Penetration Testing Distro on Any Platform via Docker Images
At the request of many users, the Kali Linux developers are proud to announce the immediate availability of Docker images for the Kali Linux operating system, helping users run Kali on various OSes.
Beautiful Mangaka Linux Is Based on Ubuntu 14.04, Designed for Anime and Manga Fans
Animesoft International, the developers of the Mangaka Project, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed primarily for fans of Japanese anime and manga, have announced a new Alpha release of the next major version of the distro.
GNOME Boxes 3.18 to Offer Express Installation for Fedora 22 and 21
The GNOME developers are still preparing for the release of the second milestone towards the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.
We’ve gotten our first official look at Android M, and it offers scores of subtle improvements that promise to make using Android 6.0 a whole lot better. It’s evolutionary, not revolutionary—which is exactly what Android 6.0 needs to be.
The way Android handles your privacy isn’t perfect, and various studies have shown that apps can and will take advantage of the way you set up app permissions to mine personal data for commercial purposes. However, a new leak indicates that Android M will offer users better privacy by introducing new features that’ll give them granular app permission control.
Today at Google I/O 2015 Google detailed its plan to roll Android into the home and everyday devices. Meet Brillo and Weave. Together, these two software products will power and allow Internet of Things devices.
It was two years ago at Google I/O 2013 that the company originally announced Android Studio, a new integrated development environment (IDE) for Android apps. Six months ago, Google announced that the product was ready to move out of beta, but Android Studio 1.0 still couldn't do all of the things that the old Eclipse ADT could do. Most notably, developers that used Google's Native Development Kit (NDK) to use C and C++ code in their apps were left out in the cold.
First up is Brillo, an Android-derived operating system for IoT devices. Brillo is smaller and slimmer than Android, providing a kernel, hardware abstraction, connectivity, and security infrastructure. The company didn't talk technical details, so the range of systems-on-chips supported and specific hardware requirements are currently unknown; previous rumors estimated that it would go as low as 32 or 64 MB of RAM, making it a lot smaller than regular Android.
USB Type-C is still a rarity today, but as the year goes on, the new port is going to begin showing up in more and more devices. In anticipation of this, Google has introduced a handful of features in the Android M release to support some of Type-C's new features.
Google is combining all of its login and identity solutions into a single platform today under the ‘Google Identity Platform‘ moniker. What’s more interesting than that, though, is that Google is launching the Smart Lock Passwords Manager today, which will make it easier for users to sign in to third-party Android apps that implement this service.
We're pretty enthusiastic around here for the all-new Google Photos, and now it's available to everyone to try. On the web, you can visit it at photos.google.com. Or you can download the app for Android or iOS. The new service, which has "graduated" from Google+, now offers unlimited storage of photos up to 16 megapixels and video shot in 1080p. You can also store higher-resolution imagery in Google Photos, though it will count against the 15 GB of free storage you get with your Google account.
As you read this, Google I/O will currently be raging on—and hopefully just wrapping up the keynote. A few days before the show, however, Nvidia invited us to check out the Nvidia Shield—the company's first entry into the Android TV market.
Swisscom has signed 500,000 customers onto its Swisscom TV 2.0 IPTV platform since April 2014 when the company introduced its next-generation offer based on open source Android and featuring a new UEX, network DVR to the set-top box and unified STB and multiscreen service delivery. In its annual report in February, the telco listed 1.17 million television customers (including those on the ‘legacy’ Swisscom TV 1.0) and 306,000 people using TV 2.0. The company is predicting a 2-3 year migration (from April 2014) to the new solution before it switches off its original IPTV platform.
That will become a question for millions more people this summer as Google's new digital wallet system, Android Pay, becomes active.
Google announced Android Pay at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
If you purchased a 2015 Hyundai Sonata with a factory-installed navigation system, and have a smartphone with the Android Lollipop 5.0 or higher operating system, you can integrate your car with the new Android Auto software.
At its developer conference I/O 2015, Google today unveiled Android M, the latest iteration to its mobile operating system. The update brings with it a handful of interesting features and other improvements. The full-fledged version of Android M will roll-out sometime later this year, but for those who want a sneak peek a developer preview version of Android M for select Nexus devices is out now. Here’s how you can install it on your smartphone or tablet.
At Google I/O, the company’s annual developer event in San Francisco, Google announced a new version of Android Wear.
The update will make items more glanceable, actionable and effortless. Android Wear will now allow you to leave apps permanently on your device in a low-power black and white mode.
After loading Google's first developer preview of Android M onto a Nexus 6, we've just had our first peek at what's to come when the big update is ready for consumer release in Q3. For starters, most of the most important features that Google announced today are nowhere to be found. The very cool Now on Tap feature isn't yet active (hopefully that'll come in a later preview update), Android Pay's not yet ready, and obviously the Nexus 6 isn't going to do much in the way of scanning fingerprints. So what's left? Well, the first developer preview shows that Google has been working to refine and polish the work that began in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Emulator now runs x86 apps on all Raspberry Pi models
Eltech’s faster ExaGear Desktop software version now supports ARMv6, in addition to ARMv7, letting users run x86 apps on all models of the Raspberry Pi.
Russia-based Eltechs announced its ExaGear Desktop virtual machine last August, enabling Linux/ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs to run x86 software. That meant that users of the quad-core, Cortex-A7-based Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, could use it as well, although the software was not yet optimized for it.
Maintaining an open source project at the Guardian
Over the 2015 Easter holiday the Scribe project received more than 3000 stars (a combination of bookmarking, liking and favouriting) on Github, making it easily one of the most popular open-source projects we have created at the Guardian.
In addition to that milestone we also celebrated the release to our internal production systems of a number of community-contributed changes to Scribe. Guardian journalists now benefit every day from participation in the open-source community!