The Australian video on demand market kicked things up a notch over the Australia Day long weekend, with both the official launch of StreamCo's Stan service and Foxtel turning on Android tablet support for Presto.
Cyanogen Chief Executive Kirt McMaster is taking the first shot in a revolt against Google.
The startup wants to make Android a completely open platform, according to Android Authority.
"We're attempting to take Android away from Google," said McMaster, during The Information's "Next Phase of Android" event in San Francisco on Thursday evening.
The first modular smartphone kit to arrive under the Project Ara banner should be launched later this year. While we wait on the big occasion, we thought you’d like to know that developers are working on the modules that will actually let you achieve device customization.
Mobie Is a Tablet That Dual-Boots Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1
Mobie is a new kind of 2-in-1 tablet developed in Finland that is capable to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. It's being launched in a couple of months and it already looks very good, at least on paper.
Can or Can’t?
What I love about open source is that it’s a “can” world by default. You can do anything you think needs doing and nobody will tell you that you can’t. (They may not take your patch but they won’t tell you that you can’t create it!)
It’s often easier to define things by what they are not or what we can’t do. And the danger of that is you create a culture of “can’t”. Any one who has raised kids or animals knows this. “No, don’t jump.” You can’t jump on people. “No, off the sofa.” You can’t be on the furniture. “No, don’t lick!” You can’t slobber on me. And hopefully when you realize it, you can fix it. “You can have this stuffed animal (instead of my favorite shoe). Good dog!”
IT pros to move to open source software in 2015
IT professionals are expected to move away from proprietary to open source software in 2015, according to new research.
A survey by Ponemon Institute and Zimbra shows 67 per cent of EMEA IT professionals agree that commercial open source software offers better business continuity.
74 per cent in the US also agree open source is better for business continuity, compared to propriety software.