The Mobile World Congress 2016 starts tomorrow, February 22, in Barcelona and Canonical promises that it’s going to be one of the biggest years for Ubuntu. We’ve seen a lot of activity on the Ubuntu front in anticipation of the Mobile World Congress 2016, and now it’s finally starting. There is a lot of exciting
On February 19, 2016, Canonical’s Joseph Salisbury reports for the Ubuntu community the latest news from the Ubuntu Kernel Team, which just released their weekly newsletter with information about the latest kernel work for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. “Our Xenial kernel remains based on v4.4.1 and is available for testing in the archive, i.e linux-4.4.0-6.21. Please
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
郭永刚 discovered that the ppp implementation in the Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid. A local attacker with the privilege to call ioctl() on /dev/ppp could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7799) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Linux kernel’s keyring handler attempted to garbage collect incompletely instantiated keys.
The 4.3 branch of the Linux kernel is a really popular one and it’s been adopted by many distros. From the looks of it, the maintainers will continue to provide support for it, but it’s not clear for how long. There is already a 4.1.15 version that has been declared long-term, so it’s difficult to
For large businesses looking to embrace Linux and open source solutions, one of the best — if not the best — enterprise-grade operating systems is RHEL. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is rock solid and offers legendary support. What if you aren’t a big business, however, and don’t need, or cannot afford Red Hat support? In
The two major version of Linux Mint, one based on Ubuntu and one based on Debian, have coexisted for some time, but the main focus of the team has been on the Ubuntu one. Their explanation has been a very clear one. The Ubuntu version is much more downloaded and used than the Debian one.
On November 8, the antiX development team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming antiX MX 15 GNU/Linux distribution. Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system and dubbed Fusion, antiX MX 15 Beta 1 is powered by Liquorix Linux 4.2 kernel for the
On November 8, Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra project had the great pleasure of informing us of the release and immediate availability for download of the Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 computer operating system. Being a rolling release OS, Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 is only an installation media that contains all the updated software packages that had been
Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux distribution, is set to debut its latest release on Oct. 22. Ubuntu 15.10, also referred to as the Wily Werewolf, follows the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet release that debuted April 23. Ubuntu 15.10 includes an updated Firefox 41 Web browser, LibreOffice 5 office suite and
The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld gaming device aimed at a very specific niche: folks looking for a versatile, open source machine that can run desktop Linux apps and emulate game consoles including the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo 64 and Gameboy DS. It’s been in development for a few years, but