Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update For Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Available

A custom firmware based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update was released for Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Owners of the 2013 phablet released by the South Korean tech giant can now opt to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update through FlymeOS ROM, according to Team Android. This firmware allows the users to fully customize their mobile device.

The five-year-old Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow through CM13 nightlies

The term ‘old’ is thrown around liberally at a time when smartphones are treated to a paltry one-year life cycle. Essentially, it doesn’t take long for the hottest property in tech to become old news — the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are now precisely that as we look ahead to the seventh-coming at Unpacked

Canonical Unveils Flexible BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet

It goes without saying that many of the devices we own these days are convergent in nature – and our smartphones would be the best example to cite, taking into consideration the sheer number of tasks in which it is capable of achieving. Well, Canonical has just shown off its multi-talented BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu

Phone Update: OTA-9

The full list of key Ubuntu Phone updates are provided below: Sound controls and playlist support from indicator controls A new Music app will be released shortly to utilise this feature Scopes Smooth refresh of contents Background audio playback supported with control via indicators System settings and Indicators Custom ringtones are now supported High volume […]

Juju Charmers Summit: The Real Day

Okay then, day 3. My liver is still pretty much functioning although hopefully I can “juju deploy new-liver” on my trip back to the UK. So what happened on day 3? Of course for those not interested in Juju there was no day 3, but for those who stuck around, hopefully they had a very […]

Juju Charmers Summit: Day 2

I’ll be honest with you here, I love open source software evangelism, I will talk about it for days given an audience. You are my audience, so thank you very much…. Okay, so I won’t lie last night involved some consumption of alcohol. Luckily everyone rocked up pretty much on time, and then it rained […]

Why robots can’t live without apps

We’re living in a pretty exciting period where robots have become ever more present in our “human lives”. They aren’t simply watched in Sci-Fi films on our living room screens anymore, but like the BB8 they are rolling around our homes (!) transforming our videos into holograms. As the world we live in gets smarter, […]

Google removes Samsung’s first Android ad blocker from the Play Store

Just days after it shot to the top of the Play Store, Android’s newest ad blocker has been removed for violating developer guidelines. Called Adblock Fast, the plug-in from startup Rocketship Apps worked within Samsung’s mobile browser thanks to a partnership with the phone maker, which opened an API this week allowing third-party developers to

Flock 2016: Kraków, Poland

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the 2016 Flock conference, coming August 2-5, 2016 in Krakow, Poland. At Flock, Fedora contributors gather to promote and discuss ideas to improve our distro, community, and userbase, and promote our core values: Freedom, Friends, Features, First…. Continue Reading →

Valve Makes Steam Controller a First-Class Citizen in the Latest Steam Client Update

Today, February 2, Valve posted news on a new stable update for its Steam Client software, which users should receive right now on their PCs via the built-in update utility.

From the looks of it, the Steam Client February 2 update is a big one, bringing all the features and fixes that Valve bragged with for a couple of months during the Beta phase of the software, with the exception of the Steam Client January 2 tiny update that updated the Steam Subscriber Agreement for 20…

Lubuntu-Based LXLE 14.04.4 Linux Distro Is Now Available for Beta Testing

The development team of the Lubuntu-based LXLE Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the upcoming LXLE 14.04.4 release.

LXLE 14.04.4 will be based on the soon-to-be-released version of the Lubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, due for release on February 11, 2016, and promises to polish the look and feel of the distribution, add various enhancements to the web browser, as well as to patch annoyance…

4MRecover 16.0 Distrolette Enters Beta, Includes TestDisk and PhotoRec 7.0

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs us about the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming 4MRecover 16.0 Live CD.

According to Mr. Konojacki, 4MRecover 16.0 Beta is now based on the Beta build of his 4MLinux 16.0 operating system, the Core edition, of course, and it includes the latest TestDisk 7.0 and PhotoRec 7.0 tools. 4MRecover is distributed as part of the developer’s 4MRescueKit project.

“4MRecover is a small …

Ubuntu Phone OTA-9.5 Delay Imminent, Devs Promise a Lot of Good Convergence Fixes

Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has just sent his daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the OTA-9.5 hotfix update for Ubuntu Phone devices.

Some sad news today for Ubuntu Phone users, as it would appear the OTA-9.5 update will be delayed after all, as the Ubuntu Touch devs weren’t able to prepare all the bugfixes and features that they’d initially planned for this release.

The initial release date for OTA-9….

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Sold with $100 Discount to Make Way for New Model

The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is a very success laptop that tends to sell really well. Only a limited number are made each year, and they also ship with Ubuntu. The company is looking to clear the inventory before the new one arrives and it’s slashing prices.

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition sold like hot cupcakes in 2015, and the company had to refresh the stock, at least, one. This happened in Europe, but it looks like the clients from The United States weren’t all that …

Tomb Raider Reboot from 2013 Might Arrive on Steam for Linux

Tomb Raider is the reboot of the franchise that was released back in 2013. It was developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, and from the looks of it, a Linux version might be in the works.

A lot of games have been getting Linux ports lately, and it’s now time for Tomb Raider to also land on Steam for Linux. It would have looked like a bit of a stretch a couple of years ago, but there are plenty of triple A titles available…

Free-to-Play Winter Game SNOW Now Works on Linux

SNOW is a new free-to-play open world winter game that’s developed by and published by Poppermost Productions. The developers have also added Linux support in their latest patch.

SNOW is a one of a kind game, and there aren’t any other open world wi…

Fotoxx 16.02 Open Source Image Editor Released with Cartoon Effect, More

Michael Cornelison informs us about the general availability of the February maintenance release of his open source image editor software Fotoxx for all GNU/Linux operating systems.

According to the release notes, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Fotoxx 16.02 introduces a new Cartoon effect that lets artists convert a photo into a cartoon-like drawing. Take a look at the image posted at the bottom of the article to see the new Cartoon effect in …

Canonical Is Looking for Participants to a “Ubuntu Apps in Unity 8” Research Study

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, the world’s most popular free operating system, announced just a few minutes ago on their Twitter, Google+ and Facebook accounts that they’re running a new user research study.

The s…

Canonical Releases Major Linux Kernel Updates for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical, the company behind the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, has published multiple Ubuntu Security Notices to inform users about major kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu OSes.

For all systems, the update addresses a use-after-free vulnerability in Linux kernel’s AF_UNIX implementation, which could have allowed a local attacker to expose sensitive information or crash the host system via a denial-of-service (DoS) attack by crafting…

LibreOffice 5.1.0 Just Around the Corner, Final RC Is Out

The first major LibreOffice update for the 5.x branch is around the corner, and it should land very soon, especially now that the third RC for LibreOffice 5.1 is available for download and testing.

If we were to ignore the release schedule for LibreOffice, it would still be easy to figure out when a new version is about to land judging by the size of the last changelog. The changelog for RC3 is pretty small, so it’s clear that we are quickly approaching that launch. On the …