KDE Connect Indicator: Use KDE Connect On Desktop Environments That Use AppIndicators (Unity, Pantheon, Etc.)

KDE Connect is a tool which allows you integrate the KDE Plasma Workspace with your smartphone (Android only for now), via WiFi. With the help of KDE Connect Indicator, you can now use KDE Connect in desktops which support Ubuntu AppIndicators, such as Unity, Pantheon (elementary OS), Xfce (Xubuntu) and so on.For those who aren’t familiar […]

Download APKs From Google Play To Your Computer With Google Play Downloader

Google Play Downloader is a simple open source application which can be used to download APKs from Google Play to your computer.According to its developer, the application was created because he “didn’t like [his] Android AOSP system being tainted by Google root services, neither being filed in the Google account database”.Google Play Downloader isn’t some […]

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center 0.1 Released With Eclipse And Android ADT Support

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC) 0.1 was released today and it includes support for Eclipse as a standalone IDE, Android ADT support (through Eclipse) and more. A couple of months ago, Canonical released Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC), a project to “enable quick and easy setup of common developers needs on Ubuntu”. Using it, you can […]

Make Firefox for Android Yours: Switch Languages Easily, Customize Home Screens and Clear History

We make Firefox for Android so that you can personalize your Web experience and get to the Web content you want to see quickly, easily and safely, no matter where you are in the world. Now, you can make Firefox … Continue reading

Dukto LAN File Transfer Tool Is Easy To Use, Multi-Platform

Dukto R6 is an open source, multi-platform LAN file transfer tool, useful to transfer files form one computer to another without having to worry about configurations, operating systems, clients, servers and so on.Dukto R6 in Ubuntu 14.04Dukto doesn’t require any configuration: simply install it on the machines you want to transfer files from/to, launch the […]

XBMC Media Center 13.0 Gotham Beta 1 Released

XBMC Media Center 13.0 “Gotham” Beta 1 has been released, bringing improvements across all platforms, such as hardware decoding on Android, proper PulseAudio support for Linux, improved settings, support for some 3D movie formats and more.XBMC is a free, open source digital media hub and home theater PC that comes with a 10-foot user interface, […]

Cross-Platform Android Emulator `Genymotion` 2.1.0 Brings Android 4.4 Support

Genymotion 2.1.0 has been released, the new version bringing some new features as well as support for the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.For those not familiar with Genymotion, this is a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images which support multi-touch gestures, Ethernet, emulation widgets for GPS, battery, […]

Get Android Notifications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With LinConnect

LinConnect is an application that can display notifications from your Android device to your Linux desktop. The application supports almost all Android applications and you’ll get notifications when you get a call, a SMS or WhatsApp message, Facebook notifications and so on. From the LinConnect settings you can select which applications can send notifications to […]

Android x86 Emulator `Genymotion` 2.0 Released

Genymotion 2.0 has been released with Android 4.3 support as well as new features such as drag&drop to copy files and APKs to the virtual device.Genymotion is a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images. The emulator features Ethernet support, multi-touch gestures, emulation widgets for GPS, battery, […]

Cross-Platform Android x86 Emulator `Genymotion` Sees New Release

Genymotion, a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, has been updated recently, getting new features such as multi-touch gestures as well as many bug fixes.Pre-configured virtual devices available with Genymotion: Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1.1 and 4.2.2, Nexus 7 with Android 4.1.1 and 4.2.2, Galaxy S4 […]

AeroFS Makes Cloudless, Secure File Sync Easy

AeroFS is a private file synchronization tool, somewhat similar to BitTorrent Sync, which synchronizes the data directly between clients, without using a central cloud server. The AeroFS client is available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Android.The tool is free for personal use (1-3 teammates), with unlimited syncing and 1 collaboration folder or, if […]

BitTorrent Sync Beta Adds File Versioning, Android App [PPA]

BitTorrent Sync, a secure peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and NAS devices, has entered beta status. The beta release includes various enhancements, including a new file versioning feature called SyncArchive as well as a new Android app. An iOS application is expected to be released soon.The BitTorrent Sync Android app […]

Genymotion: Fast, Easy To Use Android (x86) Emulator With OpenGL Hardware Acceleration Support

Genymotion is a fast Android emulator which comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, great for application testing. The project has evolved from the old AndroidVM and compared to it, Genymotion comes with a new player design, installer and more.According to its developers, “the product is aimed at replacing the Android Emulator […]

How To Set Up A Wireless Hotspot (Access Point Mode) That Supports Android In Ubuntu

A wireless hotspot enables a computer to serve as a router over Wi-Fi. Ubuntu lets you easily create a wireless hotspot by using the Network Manager, but it uses an ad hoc network and most Android and Windows Phone devices can’t connect to such networks.For this reason, I’ve created (in collaboration with Satya) a script […]

Impress Remote for Android: video and how-to instructions

Impress Remote for Android is one of the coolest features introduced by LibreOffice 4.0. With version 4.0.1, it is compatible with every platform – Linux, MacOS and Windows – and works like a charm. In order to install and operate the Impress Remote you must first download it from Google Play on your Android smartphone, and […]

New Android-x86 4.2 Test Build (Based On Android 4.2.2) Available For Download

Android-x86 is a project that provides Android with x86 support so it can be used on netbooks, laptops and various tablets.Today, a new Android-x86 4.2 (based on the latest Android 4.2.2) test build has been released and it includes:Linux Kernel 3.8.0;OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets;Multi-touch, Wifi, Audio, G-sensor, Camera and […]

Raspberry Pi: Easily Boot Multiple Linux Distributions From The Same SD Card With BerryBoot

BerryBoot is a tool / bootloader that allows you to install (and boot) multiple Linux distributions on the same SD card or USB drive. It supports Raspberry Pi as well as Android tablets, TV sticks and boards that have an Allwinner A10 processor, such as MK802.The Raspberry Pi version which I’ve tested can automatically download […]

XBMC 12.0 `Frodo` Stable Released. Use It On Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi, Android And More

XBMC Media Center 12.0 “Frodo” has been released today with HD audio, Live TV and PVR support and many other enhancements. Also, the application is now available for Android and Raspberry Pi (although there are no official Raspberry Pi builds provided by XBMC).Here are the new features and improvements in the latest XBMC 12.0 “Frodo”:Support […]

Upgrade To Gvfs With MTP Support In Ubuntu 12.10 Or 12.04 To Easily Connect Android 4.0+ Devices

Like I was telling you a while back, Gvfs has been updated in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, bringing a new MTP backend which allows users to access Android 4.0 devices which do not support the USB Mass Storage protocol, along with many other changes. Since it’s unlikely for the latest Gvfs (1.15.2) to be backported […]

Download AirDroid 2 APK, Now With Remote Camera, Find My Phone Features [Android]

AirDroid 2 – browser interfaceAirDroid is a free Android application that you can use to control your Android device from your desktop, by using a web browser (so it works on any OS). It can be used to transfer files (upload to the phone or download to your desktop), browse images, quickly sens or read […]