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Samsung is planning to introduce “Profile” modes for its Tizen smartphones

Over at the Tizen forum today, a public poll was created to see if users were interested on a multi profile mode for their Samsung Z1 and Z3 smartphones. This is however not to be confused with user-login profile modes wherein multiple users will be able to use the same device with their preferred settings. What Samsung have in mind with this feature is to give a choice to the users on how they would like to envision the User Interface of their handsets. Read more

Gear Fit 2, Full Specifications Leaked, Runs Tizen !

Wearable fitness tech is a bit of a hot topic at the moment and Samsung are making no secret of the fact they want to be a key player in this arena. The first Gear Fit fitness tracker was launched in 2014, and now its time that it gets a well deserved refresh. Read more

Why Ubuntu-based Distros Are Leaders

One distribution that comes to mind is Ubuntu. Built from a solid Debian base, Ubuntu has not only become an incredibly popular Linux distro, it's also made countless other distributions such as Linux Mint a reality. In this article, I'll explore why I believe Ubuntu wins the Linux distribution wars and how it's influenced Linux on the desktop as a whole. Read more

Text for Linux users who just happen to be standing on their heads

Here’s one more really odd thing that you might consider doing when you’re finished setting up your 100+ new servers and troubleshooting problems that have stumped all the techies in the nearby vicinity – displaying text messages upside down. And if sheer entertainment is not enough of a reason, consider that the exercise might motivate you to think more deeply about the mysterious nature of character encoding systems. Yes, we’re going to turn phrases upside down -- not by flipping our monitors -- but by exchanging the usual characters that we see with their closest upside down equivalents – and then by presenting them on the screen in the reverse order. Read more