Canonical has announced a partnership with Screenly to bring the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system to the world’s most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi. As many of you are already aware from our previous coverage, Snappy Ubuntu Core is a slimmed-down version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, engineered by Canonical for
There’s a new info-stealing malware hiding out there in a familiar cloak, waiting to infect your Android device. Zscaler’s security research team, ThreatLabZ, discovered the malware, which hides in the form of an Android Google Chrome update. The domains used by the infostealer look like file names for Google updates, but each URL is only
Join us for a short overview of what the next Flightgear release within the new automated three-month release cycle will bring!
FG goes to Spain
The most visible change to first-time users will be the change of the default airport. For the future, we plan to name every release after the default airport, and thus while the last release has been ‘San Francisco’ (or 2016.1), the next release (2016.2) will go to the beautiful city of Barcelona. Look forward to some impressive scenery and all-new VRF tutorials and suggested flights in the region!
Improvements to scenery
Improvements to scenery rendering …
WhatsApp is one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there, being used by millions of people every day. The application is now totally free, as Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, has decided to remove the annual fee of 0.99 dollars. The new WhatsApp 2.16.20 APK (installation) file has 27MB in size and it
Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes”, the twentieth Alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This Alpha features 10 new maps, core functionality for a cinematic in-game camera, the ability to share dropsites with your allies, and more! The … Continue reading →
Canonical scored another major telecom partnership related to its open source Ubuntu Linux platform this week, when Tele2 announced that it is moving more operations to the cloud using Canonical’s Ubuntu-based OpenStack platform. Tele2 is a major European telecommunications provider. On Wednesday, it announced that it is migrating more of its infrastructure to the cloud
It may be two years old, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is going to completely neglect the Galaxy S5. As it turns out, the Korean tech giant has just started pushing the Android Marshmallow update to S5 (SM-G900L) users in Korea. According to SamMobile, Galaxy S5 owners with unlocked devices running on LG Uplus’ network
Snapchat isn’t just for sexting anymore… it’s also for throwing up rainbows. Joking aside, Snapchat has become a force to be reckoned with in the massive mobile messaging market, used by people young and old to chat with friends and follow their favorite celebrities. The app has gotten more and more complex and feature rich
Security researchers have successfully exploited the Android-based Stagefright bug and remotely hacked a phone, which may leave millions devices vulnerable to attack. Israeli software research company NorthBit claimed it had “properly” exploited the Android bug that was originally described as the “worst ever discovered”. The exploitation, called Metaphor, is detailed in a research paper from
A tricky Tuesday for VMware’s vRealize products, which have received the first maintenance release for version 7 and also become the subject of a security alert. Let’s do the alert first, as it explains that several vRealize products have a pair of cross-site-scripting bugs that could compromise a user’s workstation. The mess means that vRealize
The Precision line of Dell’s one-time skunkworks Ubuntu developer PCs, Project Sputnik, has hit worldwide availability. Project mastermind Barton George, senior technologist at the office of Dell’s CTO, announced availability of the Precision line of Ubuntu workstations with the US launch of the fifth generation of XPS 12 developer edition. XPS was the first of
In between selling iPhone cases (yes, really) and paying for product placement on the latest season of House of Cards (yes, really), OnePlus seems to have achieved something rather cool on the software front. They’ve partnered with Canonical, the people who make the popular Linux desktop distribution Ubuntu, in order to bring the mobile version
Starting with home-country South Korea, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has been rolled out to several Galaxy S6 series of handsets and Galaxy Note 5 in selected regions, across the globe. Canada’s Telus, on the other hand, recently published the Marshmallow update schedule for carrier-branded version of a slew of devices from various Android OEMs.
Collabora is not all that known by regular Linux users since they mostly do work that involves enterprise settings. It’s important to know that even if they use LibreOffice for Collabora Office, they are also contributing upstream. In fact, Collabora is one of the biggest contributors, if not the biggest, for LibreOffice. You might wonder
The latest malware scare might be the most terrifying to date. Mobile security company Skycure co-founders Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit announced at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week that a new form of malware puts a vast majority of Android device users at risk. Called “accessibility clickjacking,” it’s one of the more
With both the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 sporting expandable storage, and Google adding great SD support to Android 6.0, this year it seemed like storage enthusiasts would get everything they could ever want. Apparently that’s not the case though, as both OEMs have shunned Google’s new “Adoptable Storage” feature. Samsung laid out its thoughts
A total of five kernel vulnerabilities discovered by various hackers and developers in the upstream kernels have been patched in the Linux kernel packages of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), including those of Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2. Canonical urges all users of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) and Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2
The Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are now considered to be the best on the market, so any single board powered by them is not going to be a bad one. There are a few models already available and a new one coming down the line. By default, the Dragonboards also come with the latest available Android
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