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

Samsung’s Android browser gets ad blocking capabilities

Samsung is today adding support for content and ad blocking plugins to the web browser preinstalled on its Android phones. The updated browser, which is being pushed to Samsung phones with Android Marshmallow starting today, with plans for Lollipop availability in the coming months, will let users install helper apps that block ads from websites

FCM#105 is OUT!

This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Migrating From VAX and Using GnuCash * Graphics : Inkscape and Creating A Valentines Card In LaTeX. * Chrome Cult: Cloud Distros * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer * Ubuntu Phones: OTA-9 * Review: MyGica ATV582 TV Box *

Telco Demos With Juju: DataArt

Telecom operators currently need months to deploy new value added services to production. Not any more! Take a look into how DataArt is using Juju, Docker and other Webscale technologies and applying them to the telecom world. You can deploy a telecom solution in minutes, auto-scale it and change services even while a live audience […]

Canonical Cloud Chatter: January 2016

Happy New Year! This January we’ve been busy with the release of Juju GUI 2.0 and MAAS 1.9 whilst getting ready for Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona in February. As always, catch up on our partner news, download our brand new eBook and enjoy this month’s video – a presentation about the Juju app […]

Reddit’s official Android app arrives in beta today

Reddit finally (almost) has its own official apps. The company released its first Android app in beta today, according to an announcement by Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Huffman says the iOS version will follow “soon.” “We are all redditors,” Huffman wrote in the post, “and we are all driven to understand why Reddit works for

Monthly News – January 2016

News Donations Hello everyone! Before I start with the news, I’d like to share a few words about the donations we received in December. You sent us an unprecedented number of donations for an all-time high total of $16,736! We had to check the stats twice to make sure this wasn’t a mistake. This follows […]

Google Hangouts 7.0 for Android asks users to stop using it for SMS

Remember when Google finally integrated SMS into Hangouts, bringing Google’s beleaguered IM client a little closer to Apple’s iMessage? It seems like Google is now backing away from this strategy. In the newest update, Hangouts 7.0, the app now pops up a dialog box suggesting that you stop using Hangouts for SMS and switch to

Canonical teams with Oracle to drive enterprise cloud adoption

Collaboration to drive innovation and flexibility into enterprise cloud deployments Ubuntu Certified Images now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace Running development and production on Ubuntu can remove migration and engineering costs Canonical today announced that it is working with Oracle to provide enterprises with greater flexibility in the way they develop and deploy large-scale workloads […]

Ubuntu Touch Will Soon Be Able to Connect to Wi-Fi Displays via Miracast

The Ubuntu developers are finally working on a new feature called Aethercast for Ubuntu phones, which is a way to connect to the Miracast protocol. One of the issues with the Ubuntu convergence is that it’s only available for the Nexus 4 devices, which can output video via an MHL connection. Other Ubuntu phones don’t

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE Edition. Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa KDE Edition Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. New […]

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Xfce – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Xfce Edition. Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Xfce Edition Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. New […]

Full Circle Magazine #104

You’ve one more thing to open this holiday season: Full Circle #104. This holiday month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Install Mint on Raid 0 and Using The TOP Command * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult: Security * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer Pt.1 *