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Android rocks out with a new Marshall smartphone for music lovers

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Android

Android and guitar amp juggernaut Marshall have teamed up to create what might be the greatest sounding smartphone ever. Jack Wallen gives you the scoop.

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Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

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Android
Google
Legal

With Oracle and Google headed back to court soon to resume their dispute over Android, Oracle is seeking to update its lawsuit to reflect the huge gains Android has made in the five years since the case began.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • Don't Be Patchman Is the First Game to Launch on Steam Only for Linux

    Don't Be Patchman is a new game that will land on Steam for Linux in about a month. Beside the fact that it seems to be a very interesting title, it's also probably the first one to launch on Linux, without a Windows or Mac version.

  • Terraria Is Finally Coming on Linux

    Terraria, a 2D adventure game developed and published by Re-Logic on Steam, will finally get a Linux version. The makers of the game said on Twitter that a Linux version is incoming.

Leftovers: GNOME Software

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Leftovers: OSS

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Fedora: The Latest

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Red Hat
  • Fedora Linux's DNF Package Manager Gets New Features, Many Bugfixes

    Jan Šilhan has announced that the DNF package manager tool used in the latest production version of the acclaimed Fedora Linux operating system reached version 1.0.2 on July 22, introducing some new attractive features, and patching those nasty issues reported by users since the previous version of the software.

  • 3D printing in Fedora: From an idea to the thing

    There are a lot of tools and applications connected to 3D printing available to Fedora users. In this article, I’ll guide you through one possible scenario of creating a 3D physical object: from an idea to a real thing.

  • Fedora Engineering team opening.

    The team I manage at Red Hat, the Fedora Engineering team, includes people who work on Fedora system administration, release tooling, application development, and design. We have a job opening for an engineer to work with our infrastructure applications team on some challenging, fun, and forward-looking problems:

OSCON

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OSS
  • OSCON: Purism Respects Your Rights & Freedom

    At OSCON, Purism has on hand the Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops – the numbers designating the screen size (13-inch and 15-inch, respectively) — which are both designed, chip-by-chip and line-by-line to respect your rights to privacy, security and freedom, which is Purism’s philosophy.

  • OSCON: From the Expo Floor

    Like many of the Linux/FOSS events that dot the calendar year, OSCON resembles that — Bonnaroo without the mosh pit (though now that I’ve written that, let’s see if something like that appears in Austin next year) — but along with the camaraderie there’s also an element of “high school reunion” in the mix.

  • OSCON Report: Big Blue Goes Big for FOSS

    “Big Blue” unveiled a new platform for developers to collaborate with IBM on a newly released set of open source technologies. IBM plans to release 50 projects to the open source community to speed adoption in the enterprise sector and spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile and analytics, among other areas.

  • Open Container Project Gets New Name, Sees Member Growth

MDN celebrates 10 years of documenting YOUR Web

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Moz/FF

Today, Mozilla proudly celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Mozilla Developer Network, one of the richest and also one of the few multilingual resources on the Web for documentation. It started in February 2005, when a small team dedicated to the open Web took DevEdge (Netscape’s developer materials) and set out to create an open, free, community-built online resource for all Web developers. Just a couple of months later, on 23 July, 2005 the original MDN wiki site launched and has evolved steadily ever since for the convenience and the benefit of its users.

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Advanced spyware for Android now available to script kiddies everywhere

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Android
Security
Legal
  • Advanced spyware for Android now available to script kiddies everywhere

    One of the more recent discoveries resulting from the breach two weeks ago of malware-as-a-service provider Hacking Team is sure to interest Android enthusiasts. To wit, it's the source code to a fully featured malware suite that had the ability to infect devices even when they were running newer versions of the Google-developed mobile operating system.

    The leak of the code base for RCSAndroid—short for Remote Control System Android—is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it provides the blueprints to a sophisticated, real-world surveillance program that can help Google and others better defend the Android platform against malware attacks. On the other, it provides even unskilled hackers with all the raw materials they need to deploy what's arguably one of the world's more advanced Android surveillance suites.

  • Security tool bod's hell: People think I wrote code for Hacking Team!

    A respected security researcher has denied any involvement with Hacking Team after open-source code he wrote was found in smartphone spyware sold by the surveillance-ware maker.

Bodhi Releases Roadmap, Mint 17.2 KDE Upgrade Ready

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GNU
Linux

Jeff Hoogland today posted some updated information for fans of his Bodhi Linux distributions as well as requesting help testing new desktop Moksha. Elsewhere, Clement Lefebvre today said the upgrade path from 17.0 and 17.1 to 17.2 is now open to all. Also, The Linux Foundation today announced its keynote speakers for upcoming conferences in Dublin and QEMU is the Software Freedom Conservancy's newest member.

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The French want to BAN .doc and .xls files from Le Gouvernement

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Microsoft
OSS
Security

Microsoft could get the boot from the French government if a new recommendation from an official advisor is adopted.

DISIC (Direction interministérielle des systèmes d'information et de communication de l'État) has recommended that French authorities ditch Microsoft Office tools in favour of the Open Document Format (ODF).

DISIC is responsible for harmonising and reducing the costs of all state computers, including government ministries, state and regional departments and local authorities, and sees ODF as the best way to make them all interoperable.

According to sources, an initial draft of the report envisaged outlawing Microsoft’s Open XML altogether, although with some agencies using tools specifically developed for use with Open XML, DISIC relented.

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Android in 2020: How much will it change in five years?

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Android

The Android of 2015 is a world away from that 2008 version, where the Android Market was in its infancy, there were no native video playback capabilities and the G1 had no multi-touch support. But Google is going to have to keep innovating and improving its mobile OS to keep the lion's share of the smartphone market.

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The Huawei Way: Chinese Telco Ignites Open Source Spark

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OSS

President of Huawei Central Software Wang Chenglu insists that open source is in the firm’s blood from core business networking (where the firm helped drive the network openness as founding member of OPNFV), to cloud computing and the IoT (where the firm open sourced LiteOS — a lightweight IoT Operating System).

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Canonical Patches Multiple Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

After having published details about a new Linux kernel update for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, Canonical has posted two more Ubuntu Security Notices informing users of the Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OSes about the availability of kernel updates for their systems.

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Android auto review: A beautiful, but beta alternative to awful OEM solutions

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Android
Reviews

Infotainment systems are actually the worst part of a modern car. In fact, a study by Nielsen and SBD Consultancy found the systems in new cars to be the biggest cause of customer complaints. Much like during the beginnings of the modern smartphone, the car infotainment trend takes a bunch of manufacturers that traditionally have only made hardware and asks them to create software. It should be no surprise that they are terrible at it. (And that says nothing of their typical sloth-ish product cycles.)

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Nautilus File Manager Receives Multiple Improvements and Bugfixes for GNOME 3.18

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GNOME

On July 23, the GNOME Project announced that the third snapshot towards the Nautilus (Files) 3.18 file manager for the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment was available for download and testing.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Receives a New Linux Kernel Update, Users Urged to Update Now

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Ubuntu

On July 23, Canonical posted a new Ubuntu Security Notice informing all users of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system about the immediate availability of a kernel update.

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