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|Story||GNOME Shell and Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.14, Nvidia Corruption Fixed||Rianne Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 10:55pm|
|Story||Five key skills for Linux job seekers||Rianne Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 10:50pm|
|Story||HP Expands Open Source Cloud Push||Rianne Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 8:20pm|
|Story||Report: Linux takes leading role in IoT-obsessed market||Rianne Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 8:07pm|
|Story||Plasma 5.2 Bugfix Update||Rianne Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 8:03pm|
|Story||Tiny COM adds wireless and storage to i.MX6 Dual SoC||Rianne Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 7:58pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 3:50pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 3:49pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 3:49pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Screenshots||Roy Schestowitz||24/03/2015 - 3:47pm|
Jack Wallen addresses how Lollipop perfectly illustrates how the Android upgrade process is broken.
We review Samsung’s Galaxy S6, its most exciting flagship phone in years, rocking an all-new design, updated fingerprint scanner, awesome camera tech and a lot more besides…
The latest development code of Ubuntu's Mir display server now supports multiple displays when using the Ubuntu Phone/Touch Android base.
If you're running an Ubuntu Touch/Phone device where it's running off Android/CyanogenMod, with a forthcoming update there will finally be support for using multiple displays on the devices that have a HDMI/display output.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the early builds of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the OnePlus One, fret not: the official release is just around the corner. OnePlus recently revealed the release dates for Android 5.0 Lollipop for both its OxygenOs and CyanogenMod 12S versions of the smartphone.
Last week, Google started rolling out a Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop update to replace the device’s Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update. Android 5.1 Lollipop is a substantial upgrade for Nexus smartphones and tablets and today, we want to take a look at five things you need to know about Google’s Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop update.
Google’s new Android 5.1 Lollipop update brings tons of enhancements and fixes to owners of the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 6, and more. It also, according to Nexus users, brings some problems of its own. With that in mind, we take a look at how to solve some of the common Nexus Android 5.1 Lollipop problems we’ve seen in the days after its initial release.
Google has fixed a troublesome memory leak issue affecting some Nexus devices that run the latest version of Android.
Last week Google released factory images of the Android 5.1 update for its own brand Nexus devices and already device owners are piling on to Google's Android bug tracker with complaints about a severe memory leak. The bug is causing some Nexus devices' RAM to deplete over a few days of usage.
Last month developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh managed to get an Android Wear-based smartwatch to display notifications from an iPhone, even though Google’s wearable OS doesn’t support Apple’s mobile devices (at least, not yet).
Even as phones and tablets begin to rival computers and gaming consoles in terms of graphics and processing power, we still have to deal with watered-down ports of popular game franchises. It’s an unfortunate truth of the industry, but NetherRealm Studios wants to break the mold with Mortal Kombat X on iOS and Android.
Google Now, the card-based dashboard that provides a custom overview of what’s coming up on your schedule, how hellish your commute will be, what news you might like to read and more, is an immensely helpful tool for Android users. Google is about to make it a whole lot more powerful.
Last month, we wrote about the upcoming Neptune Duo, a dual-device offering that included the Hub, a smartwatch capable of running Android Lollipop independently, and a phone-sized display accessory. The company is now offering a bunch of mobile devices to complement the Hub.
Yahoo will host an Android vs iOS Fanboy Smartphone Challenge at SXSW 2015 and I’ll be representing Team Phandroid
On Monday, March 16th at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Yahoo is holding a Fanboy Smartphone Challenge. They’ll be putting an Android enthusiast and an iOS lover head to head in the ultimate fanboy showdown. Thanks to a little bit of luck and years of praising our Lord and Savior, Matias Duarte, I have been chosen to represent the Android faithful in glorious battle.
Google’s brand new Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Nexus devices brings fixes for lingering Android Lollipop problems. It also appears to deliver some problems of its own. With that in mind, we take a look at five things you need to know, right now, about Nexus Android 5.1 Lollipop problems as we push further away from its roll out.
Android Auto is probably the Android platform of least general public concern, but it's an exciting one, if you ask me - who doesn't want Google Now in the car? Still, if you've not been paying close attention to Auto news in the past few months very closely, you might not have noticed that Android Auto is... not actually officially released.
Berkeley Software Distribution, abbreviated as BSD, is a UNIX operating system derivative, developed and distributed at the university of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1995 by a group of programmers (Bill Joy, Marshall Kirk McKusick, Kenneth Thompson etc…) at the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG).
Pivotal is one of fifteen leading vendors launching a major new open source big data platform to drive enterprise data innovation - president Scott Yara sat down with Information Age to tell us why
Sirius is an open-source virtual assistant, a bit like Apple’s Siri (pictured above), Google’s Google Now, or Microsoft’s Cortana. But unlike those well-known helpers—and like Linux itself—Sirius is an open platform anyone can use and contribute to, from universities to startups. It’s currently being tested on Ubuntu, and you can download and install it on your own Linux PC today… if you’re particularly adventurous.
Installation was easy and uneventful, as is almost always the case with Mint distributions. The best news at this point is that this release is still not cursed with the UEFI installation problem that the Ubuntu-derived Linux Mint distribution has - namely that it uses the same EFI boot directory name as Ubuntu.
Seven years ago this operating system was among the top ten listed on DistroWatch; these days Zenwalk is relatively obscure at 113th place. So not many people noticed when, earlier this year, a new version came out – a prelude to the upcoming 8.0 release. The result is a lightweight Linux setup, compatible with SlackWare packages, that’s fast to set up and comes with a complete suite of software for everyday use.
Chrome and Chrome OS powering digital signs may not seem like a huge deal in terms of most people’s daily usage, but it’s an angle on Chrome OS outside of education and consumer-focused hardware that may not be readily apparent, but that nonetheless could help push Chrome as a whole forward, and have implications for the consumer track later on.
Linus Torvalds released the final 3.19 kernel roughly on cue, noting that “nothing all that exciting happened [since the 3.19-rc7 release candidate], and while I was tempted a couple of times to do an rc8, there really wasn’t any reason for it.” As mentioned in last month’s issue, the new kernel includes a number of exciting new features: support for Intel’s MPX Memory Protection Extensions (which we covered in detail previously), a new HSA driver for AMD GPU devices, enhanced RAID 5 and 6 support in Btrfs, and the final promotion of Android’s Binder IPC mechanism out of the kernel’s staging tree. As usual, KernelNewbies have an excellent summary of the various patches with links to commits.
Built on top of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, UberStudent 4.1 "Epicurus" is a customized distribution designed for secondary and post-secondary education. A blurb on the UberStudent website describes the distribution as "Red Hat for education." I was intrigued by this claim and wondered if some customization on top of Ubuntu could really do for education what Red Hat does for enterprise. So I gave UberStudent a try and was very impressed with what I found.
Plenty of companies are now releasing open source projects in the hopes that other companies will help improve their software, but Facebook stands out because its projects actually end up being used by so many others. A startup called Datastax built an entire company to support users of Facebook’s database Cassandra, and now even Apple is exploring the use of Facebook’s ambitious server designs in its data centers.
The GNOME desktop may have declined in popularity, but GNOME technology remains more popular than ever. In fact, if you tally the number of users today on leading desktops, well over a third run applications designed for GNOME. Not even KDE, GNOME's long-time rival, exceeds this popularity.
Part of the popularity of GNOME technology is due to the GTK+ toolkit, one of the first and most mature for free software. In the last few years, KDE's Qt toolkit has come to rival GTK+, but GTK+ remains a frequent choice for developers.
The sheer number of Linux apps available today is mind boggling and one category in particular has exploded over the last few years … productivity tools. While there are a few well-known apps such as LibreOffice and NeoOffice (both forks of OpenOffice), there are many more tools that will make your work easier. Here are seven killer Linux office productivity apps you may not know about … and note that many of them are also available for OS X and Windows, so if you have to hop between operating systems, you can keep at least a semblance of consistency.
After announcing the unique, one-of-a-kind Black Lab Sphere computer, Black Lab Software was proud to introduce today a new device called Black Lab Pup, which is a mini PC powered by the MATE edition of the Black Lab Linux operating system. Despite its name, Black Lab Pup is not a Puppy Linux-based computer.
The release of the GNOME 3.16 RC (Release Candidate) desktop environment is imminent, with the final version being unveiled next Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Numerous core component, libraries, and applications of the acclaimed and controversial open-source desktop environment have been published in the last 24 hours on GNOME’s FTP site.