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Plasma 5.3 Beta Improves Power Management and Adds Media Centre Preview

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KDE

Today KDE releases a beta release of Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.95.

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Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Android
  • Why is Android so different from Linux distros?

    Android is based on Linux, but that doesn't mean that it's the same as your average Linux distribution. A redditor wanted to know why Android is so different from the desktop distributions that we all know and love.

  • Verizon's LG G3 Is Finally Getting Its Android 5.0 Update

    The wait for Android 5.0 to arrive on the LG G3 has varied widely based on carrier—AT&T managed to get it released rather quickly and T-Mobile just rolled it out a week or two ago. Now it's Verizon's turn to get the Lollipop update done.

  • ICYMI: You Can Soon Unlock Your Android Phone With Just Your Voice
  • Trusted Voice unlock is rolling out to some Android users

    When the latest version of Google's Android app arrived last week, there was a hint that a new method for unlocking a device was on the way. Well, it seems the wait is over... for some.

  • LG G4 leaks: 'Gorgeous' Android flagship in real leather (and fake carbon fiber)

    If you're waiting to see what the next LG flagship phone looks like, wait no longer. Here's the LG G4, in all its leather-clad glory. It's no clone.

    The secret site the images were snarfed from didn't give much of a clue about the hardware specs -- what was there were clearly placeholders -- but if you like stitched leather, you'll love the G4.

  • 4 ways your Android device is tracking you (and how to stop it)

    So there I was, poking around some of the more arcane settings on my Moto G, when I stumbled across something that took me aback: an archive of every voice command I'd ever spoken to my phone.

    Turns out that each time you say something to the Google Now search box, Android saves a copy of what you said in your "Voice & Audio" history. Your voice history can go back months or even years, and it includes a transcript of what you said plus a playback button, so you can relive the moment.

  • Motorola's 5-incher finds the G-spot: Moto G 4G budget Android smartie

    Back in December 2013, I hailed the first generation Motorola Moto G as the best affordable smartphone on the market. If you want a reasonably compact 4.5-inch device, then, arguably, it still is the best, thanks to a midlife facelift that added a microSD slot and 4G reception.

  • Sony delivers Android 5.0 to Xperia Z3 Dual, Z1 and more

    Android 5.0 Lollipop is ready to roll on half a dozen Sony smartphones.

  • Deal alert: Get $100 off one of the world’s best Android Wear watches
  • Buy an Android smartphone and Moto 360 from Best Buy, get $100 off the total purchase

    Even though the successor to Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360, seems to be right around the corner, the original is still considered one of the better smartwatches currently available. Through Best Buy’s newest promotion, that purchase just became much more easygoing on your wallet.

  • Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Update: Is It Worth Installing Right Now?

    We’ve been using the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop update for a number of weeks. And now that the update is rolling out in full force, Nexus 5 users are faced with a decision about whether to install Google’s latest firmware. With some experience under our belts, we want to help with your decision. This is our Nexus 5 Android 5.1 review at the three week mark.

  • Best new apps for Android and iOS (April 7th – April 13th 2015)

    Hey there, app hunters! As we do each week, we've combed through the Android and iOS stores once again to look for something interesting for you to download and play around with. Keeping track of the new apps that come out for the lighthearted, so should you desire to have a look at some fresh offerings each week, yet feel daunted by the heap of information you'd have to dig through, feel free to check back regularly.

  • Watch HBO Now on Android and Roku right now

    Think an iDevice is the only way to get HBO's new streaming service? Think again. For $9.99 you can sling it just about anywhere -- for three months.

  • 5 Things to Know About the Nexus 4 Android 5.1 Update

    Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update is missing for a number of Nexus devices though it looks like we can finally take the Nexus 4 Android 5.1 update off of the list. With an OTA in sight, we take a look at what users need to know, right now, about the Nexus 4 Android 5.1 Lollipop update.

  • These E3 Android Wear Watch Bands are Really, Really Nice

    Last week, Google announced a set of official partnerships with a handful of companies willing to make watch bands for Android Wear devices. One of those companies is E3 Motocycles, a shop out of Brooklyn, NY, who specializes in hand-made products that use quality materials like Horween leather. Out of the group that was announced by Google, the E3 watch bands were the closest to our personal tastes in watch bands, so we picked a few up. Man, these are incredible.

  • Android 5.0.2 pushed out for Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra

    Android 5.0.2 is now reaching the Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The update is being disseminated to certain regions only, and offers build number 14.5.A.0.242. The update includes the new Material Design, Lock Screen notifications, the new 64-bit ART runtime compiler that will open apps faster, new "Recent Apps" screen, Project Volta for extended battery life, and more.

  • Some Nexus 5 Owners Afflicted By Camera Crashes Following Android 5.1 Update

    Updates get us excited, especially when they involve making the leap to the latest version of Android. But for some Nexus 5 users, the transition has come at the expense of their camera. Following the release of Android 5.1, they've been unable to reliably activate the camera without getting hit by crashes.

  • No, not that Cloud: Final Fantasy XIII now streaming to iOS, Android devices

    Square Enix games are hardly missing from mobile devices, but most of what you’ll see from the company are ports of its older games. Dragon Quest VIII, which originally launched on the PlayStation 2, was about as recent as it gets. At least it was until now.

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA now available for the Nexus 4

    When Google announced Android 5.1 Lollipop last month, the new version of Android quickly began rolling out to multiple Nexus family devices. There are still a few Nexus handsets that have yet to see the update, but today we can check one more off the list – the Nexus 4. The OTA, which is available now, weighs in at only 174MB and will bring your device from build number LRX22C to LMY47O.

  • HTC One M8 Will Skip Android 5.0.2 And Go Straight To Android 5.1, HTC One M7 May Get 5.1 Too

    A new report indicates that HTC will skip Android 5.0.2 for the HTC One M8, which will go straight to 5.1 Lollipop at some time in the future. The older HTC One M7 may get 5.1 as well, despite a recent announcement that it will not.

  • Opera Launches Redesigned Opera Mini For Android

    Opera Mini, the little brother to Opera’s regular mobile browser, is getting a major makeover on Android today. The company says the new design, which is pretty much in line with the regular Opera mobile browser, is meant to give the browser a more native look and feel.

Shuttleworth: Linux 4.0 coming to Canonical Ubuntu in October

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Linux
Ubuntu

CANONICAL BOSS Mark Shuttleworth has confirmed that Linux Kernel 4.0 should be making its debut in Ubuntu products before the end of the year.
In a note to The INQUIRER, Shuttleworth confirmed that the newly released kernel's integration was "likely to be in this October release."
The news follows the release of version 4.0 of the Linux kernel in a flurry of what T S Eliot would describe as "not with a bang but a whimper".

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The makerspace is the next open source frontier

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OSS

I have long believed that open source is where society innovates. When we can build technology together, we can explore, experiment, and do great things. This is why open source runs the infrastructure of the world and many of the devices in our homes and pockets.



Part of the reason why open source works is that we figured out how to work together effectively to improve and refine technology. We often talk about community in the open source world but I think we often forget, or don't realize, just how weird our communities are.

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Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP

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Moz/FF
Security

Barnes is hoping for more people to move to HTTPS by limiting new browser features from becoming available over insecure HTTP, in the name of security. He wrote in a mailing list post, "In order to encourage web developers to move from HTTP to HTTPS, I would like to propose establishing a deprecation plan for HTTP without security. Broadly speaking, this plan would entail limiting new features to secure contexts, followed by gradually removing legacy features from insecure contexts. Having an overall program for HTTP deprecation makes a clear statement to the web community that the time for plaintext is over -- it tells the world that the new web uses HTTPS, so if you want to use new things, you need to provide security."

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TraceFS File-System Proposed For Linux 4.1 Kernel

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Linux

Steven Rostedt is seeking to add the TraceFS file-system to the Linux 4.1 kernel with a pull request sent in today for Linus Torvalds.

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5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux To Recover Data Or Deleted Partitions

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Linux
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5 best data recovery tools for linux

Atleast once in life, most of us do wrong with the important data on our computer and then we think we must not have deleted this, whether some important documents or lectures' videos or bunch of important projects. Instead of cursing yourselves for such a foolish mistake, let's do some work. Let's try to recover that deleted data out from our HD. Here I am reviewing 5 of the best Data recover tools that can help recovering deleted data on Linux.

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Linux Kernel 3.19.4 Brings ARM64, PowerPC, Sound, and WiFi Improvements

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After yesterday's announcement for Linux kernel 4.0, Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced today, April 13, the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of Linux 3.19 kernel, along with new point releases for the LTS (Long Term Support) Linux kernels 3.14 and 3.10.

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Git Success Stories and Tips from Ceph Creator Sage Weil

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Interviews

Git has changed the way that software is built -- including the Ceph open source distributed storage platform, says Ceph Creator Sage Weil. Ceph has used the Git revision control system for seven years, since it switched from SVN. It has changed the project’s work flow and how they think about code.

“Instead of thinking in files and lines, you think in flow of changes. Instead of having a single repository that everyone feeds from and into, everyone now has their own repository, their own branches. The meaning of branch changed,” said Weil, Ceph principal architect at Red Hat. “Everything just fell in place, as if the people who designed it really knew software development at scale.”

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Five Best GNOMEs and Linux 4.0

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Linus Torvalds released Linux 4.0 yesterday and it's getting quite a bit of coverage. Elsewhere, Swapnil Bhartiya named the five best GNOME distributions and Phoronix reported that GCC 5 was branched opening development on 6.0. Several new Linux reviews appeared today and Matt Hartley shares his "tips and software picks to make using Linux on the desktop easier."

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Curoverse Begins Trial Run for Open Source Genomics Tool

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The move is the latest step for Curoverse, a startup that emerged from George Church’s Personal Genome Project at Harvard. The PGP was a plan led by Church to sequence more than 100,000 genomes in the U.S. and link them to individuals’ health information. (The same kind of aggregation, but of 1 million people’s genomic and other health information, is a goal of the Obama administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative.) Church needed a massive database to house all that information, and that’s what led to the creation of Arvados. It’s a database capable of storing giant amounts of genomic information, it’s shareable, it can run on both public and private cloud services, and it’s an open source platform, so anyone can use or modify the source code.

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Exploring SuperX 3.0

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Reviews

Version 3.0 of SuperX can be downloaded as a 1.6GB ISO file. There are two builds available, one for 32-bit and another for 64-bit machines. Booting from the live media brings up the KDE desktop environment. The desktop's wallpaper is soft blue. On the desktop we find a single icon for launching the distribution's system installer. At the bottom of the screen we find the application menu, task switcher and system tray. Clicking the application menu button brings up a full screen application menu with large, colourful icons. I want to talk about the application menu more, but first let's briefly talk about SuperX's system installer.

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The 5 best distros for the Gnome desktop

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GNOME

Gnome 3.16 was released recently and I considered it to be one of the best Gnome releases ever. A few weeks ago we did an extremely popular story on some of the best distros which offer great Plasma experience. So I decided to check out which distros offer a similar kind of Gnome experience.

I have been using Gnome 3.16 on several machines and I am extremely impressed with the improvements, though I think there is still a lot to be improved. From among all the distros that I used, I picked those that offered the best Gnome experience out of the box.

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Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon review

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Debian

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a desktop distribution that’s based on Debian. It’s from the same folks responsible for Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop.

The latest edition, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2), code-named Betsy, was released on April 10 (2015). Upgrading from LMDE 1 to 2 is not yet supported, but that should change soon. If you’re using Linux Mint 17, do not attempt to upgrade because the distributions are not compatible.

Installation images for the Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments were made available for download. This article offers a very cursory review of LMDE 2 Cinnamon.

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Ubuntu Touch Port for OnePlus One Gets WiFi Support

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Ubuntu

We announced at the end of February 2015 that Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system is being ported to the OnePlus One smartphone device.

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Latest Antergos Live CD Includes GNOME 3.16, Based on Arch Linux

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Linux

On April 12, the Antergos development team, through Dustin Falgout, announced the immediate availability for download of an updated installation media for their Antergos Linux distribution based on the upstream Arch Linux operating system and featuring the latest GNOME 3.16 desktop environment.

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9 ways Android Wear is better than the Apple Watch

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Android

Right off the bat, you have many more Android Wear options because a bunch of different companies have taken their own shot at an Android-powered smartwatch, including Motorola, LG, Huawei, Samsung, and Sony. There are 8 different designs so far.

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