OnePlus Plays Nice With Canonical And Lets Ubuntu Take A Stroll On The OnePlus One

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

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update For Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5 Delayed Under Telus, But Galaxy S6 On Course

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 Office 5.0 Is Out and Based on LibreOffice 5.0

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

Half a billion Android devices are impacted by the latest evolution of mobile malware

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

The LG G5 and Galaxy S7 won’t support Android 6.0’s adoptable storage

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

Canonical Patches Five New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.10

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

Snappy Ubuntu Core Gets Official Support for Snapdragon-Powered Dragonboard 410c

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

Mobile World Congress 2016 Starts Tomorrow for Canonical and Ubuntu

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 1 Launches February 25, Remains Based on Linux Kernel 4.4.1

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

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

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

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

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

USN-2843-3: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities

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.

Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Is Now the Most Advanced Stable Version Available

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