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 [...]

File Sync App `SparkleShare` 1.1.0 Released, Install It In Ubuntu

SparkleShare, an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool similar to Dropbox, has been updated to version 1.1.0 recently, receiving many bug fixes and tweaks.SparkleShare is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX and it uses GIT version control under the hood so setting up a host is pretty easy. Besides using it on your [...]

Sikuli (Atomation Tool Using Images) 1.0.0 Released

Sikuli is a tool available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X which automates tasks using images: you take a screenshot of what you want to click, right click, hover, drag and drop and so on and Sikuli performs those actions automatically, when you need it, either by using the GUI or running it via [...]

Free DJ Software `Mixxx` Sees New Release

After more than a year of work, Mixxx 1.11.0 has been released recently, featuring a new beat detector, colored 3-band waveforms and many other new features as well as various bug fixes and performance improvements.Mixxx is an advanced free / open source DJ software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Among its main features [...]

BitTorrent Sync: Secure File Sync Between Computers Using P2P Technology [Public Alpha]

BitTorrent Sync, a free to use (but not open source) tool that can be used to automatically synchronize files between computers using the BitTorrent protocol, is now available for all as public alpha. The application runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and NAS.The tool, which has been in closed alpha for the past four [...]

Cloud Sync Tool `Seafile` 1.6.0 Gets Improved Collaboration Features

Seafile, an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool, somewhat similar to Dropbox, ownCloud or SparkleShare, that you can install on your own server, has been updated to version 1.6.0 recently, getting some interesting new features such as a Wiki module and more.For more about Seafile (features, etc.), see our initial article.According to the Seafile [...]

Firefox 20 Lands In Ubuntu, Brings Per-Window Private Browsing, New Download Manager

Firefox 20, released a couple of days ago, has just landed in all supported Ubuntu versions. The new Firefox version brings a few long-awaited features such as per-window private browsing and a new download manager.Firefox 20 introduces per-window private browsing: accessing File > New Private Window, you’ll get a window for private browsing that doesn’t [...]

Open Source Real Time Strategy Game `0 A.D.` Alpha 13 Available For Download

The thirteenth alpha version of 0 A.D. has been released yesterday, bringing a new civilization: Mauryan Indian, new songs, AI improvements and more. 0 A.D. is an open source, historical real-time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games, that can be played on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.Changes in 0 A.D. Alpha 13 “Magadha”:new Mauryan [...]

Open Source FPS Game `Red Eclipse` 1.4 Brings Graphical And Gameplay Enhancements

Red Eclipse is a cross-platform, open source first-person shooter game that supports both single (against bots) and multi-player modes. The game runs on the Cube Engine 2 and it’s very flexible, allowing players to extend the existing game modes (Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc.) with “mutators”, changing how the game is played.Red Eclipse 1.4 “Elara [...]

Try TextAdept, A Fast, Cross-Platform Text Editor That Comes With GTK And Ncurses Interfaces

TextAdept is a fast, minimalistic text editor that can be extended through Lua. The application is free, open source and runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.TextAdept features unlimited split views, support for over 80 programming languages, powerful snippets and key commands, code autocompletition and API lookup and is entirely keyboard driven.Since our last TextAdept [...]

Popular Remote Desktop Tool TeamViewer 8 Beta For Linux Updated, Should Now Work Properly On Ubuntu

TeamViewer is a popular application for remote control, desktop sharing, file transfer, online meetings and more, that’s available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Android and iPhone. The application is free (freeware) for personal use only!The Linux version uses Wine which comes bundled with it (it doesn’t require the user to install Wine, like the old [...]

LibreOffice 4.0 Available For Download

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 4.0 today, which, according to the official announcement, is the “first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement, in September 2010: a cleaner and leaner code base, an improved set of features, better interoperability, and a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem”.The [...]

GIMP 2.8.4 Released, Install It In Ubuntu

GIMP 2.8.4 has been released yesterday, bringing some important bug fixes. This is the stable GIMP branch and no new features will be added in the 2.8.x releases, only bug fixes.Here are the most important changes in GIMP 2.8.4:Better names for the default filters in save and exportMake tool drawing (esp. the brush outline) much [...]

Jailbreak iOS 6.0 And 6.1 Devices Under Linux Using evasi0n

iOS jailbreak tool “evasi0n” allows you to jailbreak any iPhone (including iPhone 5), iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0.x and 6.1, from Windows, Mac and of course, Linux. Jailbreaking iOS devices may not be as popular as it used to be, but it’s still nice to know you can do this from [...]

Minitube 2.0 And Musique 1.2.1 Released, Available In Our Ubuntu PPA

Minitube, a native Youtube client for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X which you can use to play (and download) YouTube videos without Flash, has been updated today and the new version is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04.The latest Minitube 2.0 adds YouTube categories and “standard feeds”: “Most [...]

Dropbox Uploader Bash Script: Useful For Servers, Raspberry Pi And More

Dropbox Uploader is a bash script you can use to access your Dropbox files from the command line, without having to install the Dropbox client. The script can upload, download, delete, share or list the files available in your Dropbox account.The script is useful in many situations, including: automatic backups, access Dropbox from an ARM [...]

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 [...]

Sublime Text 3 Beta Available For Download

Sublime Text is probably among the best text/code editors available for Linux, and it’s cross-platform so it works on Windows and Mac OS X too. Sublime Text 2 stable was released about 7 months ago and since then, its developer has been working on a new version: Sublime Text 3. Even though Sublime Text is [...]

MyPaint 1.1.0 Released With New Color Dialog And Geometry Tools, More

MyPaint, an open source application for digital painters, has reached version 1.1.0, the new version bringing new blending models, new geometry tools like sequence of lines, curved lines and ellipses, a new color dialog and other interesting changes.MyPaint is especially designed to create images from scratch and it’s not intended to be an image manipulation [...]

Free Cross-Platform RTS Game 0 A.D. Alpha 12 Available For Download

0 A.D, one of the best free, open source real-time strategy (RTS) games, has reached the alpha 12.For those not familiar with 0 A.D., this is a historical war and economy game that works on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. It features great graphics and sound and it has both single-player and multi-player functionality (multi-player [...]