Ubuntu Core 16 Released

The parent company of Ubuntu, named Canonical, released Ubuntu Core 16. It’s a minimal edition for embedded devices, Internet of things and cloud deployments.   What is new in Ubuntu Core 16 The new version released with Update control. This allows publishers of software and also manufactures to make some validations to the updates before they actually apply them. A great Ubuntu Core feature is that its updates are transactional.

Released: Lubuntu 16.10

A new version of Lubuntu 16.10 was released. Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system. It’s core is based on Linux and Ubuntu. Lubuntu uses the LXDE desktop, it is focused on speed and energy efficiency. Lubuntu has very low system requirements and it can be installed on older PCs. A fresh installed Lununtu 16.10 consumes 300Mb of memory , compered with Ubuntu 16.10 that is consuming 800 Mb.

Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla Released

In a previous post we announced the updates of the rolling distribution Manjaro Linux, but as it seems the update, upgrades the system in to the edition Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla. The edition of Xfce remains the default desktop administrator and according to the post announcement of Manjaro Linux 16.10 not a few can claim to offer such an integrated and innovative experience Xfce.   So, the new distribution comes with Xfce 4.

Manjaro Linux: Update brings Linux Kernel 4.5.8-2

Manjaro Linux operating system updated yesterday, and the update was just announced. For those that don’t know about this OS, the Manjaro distribution is based on Arch Linux and it’s goal is to make things easier for the non-experienced Linux user. The Manjaro installation is simple and it can be done with 2 different ways, one via GUI and one via terminal.     In general Manjaro linux is good for your attention, and it brings a lot of promises for the future.

Skype Alpha 1.11 released with improvements in Video Call

Recently Skype released an update to the Skype for Linux Alpha client. It includes many new features and improvements compared to the previous version as they say, but that is not necessarily true or exact !     Now you can have support for setting an avatar in group chats and there are also some performance improvements during a video call. Some of the early users mentioned that they have already experienced issues, by receiving notifications when skype isn’t in focus.

Fedora 25(Beta) resets Linux performance bar

Fedora 25 beta version released this month by Red Hat. This release gives more to cloud and developer features which makes this Linux distribution more attractive to enterprise users. Fedora Linux is the version of Enterprise Linux(RHEL), and it includes a set of base packages that form the basic foundation of: Cloud, Server and Workstation. Each one of those targets a different group of users.     Fedora 25 Targeted Users So Fedora 25 release is most likely for enterprise users.

Released: Lumina Desktop 1.1

This weekend, a new version of Lumina got released, Lumina Desktop 1.1 . Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment. It uses an approach “plugin based” to the whole interface, and this is allowing the user to tune and tweak the desktop according to his personal needs and preferences. You can install it in almost any Linux distribution even though the developer says that it works best with TrueOS, including also Fedora, Arch and ofcourse Ubuntu.

Fedora 26 removes the synaptics driver

Jan Kurik , Red Hat’s Fedora program Manager informed us about a system-wide change on the fedora 26 release. His proposal is the retirement of synaptics X11 drivers , provided by xorg-x11-dvr-synaptics package. Ferora project’s dev team decided the removal to offer users a better touchpad experience from the default install on Fedora 26 Linux default install that is released in june 2017. For users who prefer synaptics instead of libinput can still install it.

GParted LiveCD 0.26.1-5 released – Based on the Debian Sid repository

GParted LiveCD 0.26.1-5 recently released, is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. GParted uses libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables while several (optional) filesystem tools provide support for filesystems not included in libparted. This release fixes boot and window bar issues when used on VirtualBox. Also included are patches for libparted for FAT file system operations. GParted LiveCD 0.26.1-5 update Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jul/23) Fixes VirtualBox with BIOS boot won’t enter X Windows (bug 761343) Fixes window bars missing on VirtualBox Includes patched version of libparted which fixes: check FAT32 crashes (bug 762448) resized FAT32 not recognized by Windows (bug 759916) This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) released – Download Now

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) has just been released, includes the Newton release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, z System mainframes, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to juju, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.

Kdenlive 16.08.2 released

This is the second service release of the 16.08 cycle with a total of 36 commits fixing many keyframe related problems as well as improvements to proxy clip rendering, user interface, workflow and compilation issues. This cycle saw the launch of the Toolbox section of the website, a collection of posts covering in depth reviews of new and existing tools and features. Kdenlive 16.08.2 Changelog Fix MLT Playlist proxying after recent proxy profile changes Fix proxy profiles to keep aspect ratio Fix broken keyframes on image/title clips Fix automatic playback of file with space in name Fix simplekeyframe effects (eg.

Qt 5.6.2 released with security fixes and general improvement

Qt 5.6.2 recently released, is the second patch release to the long-term supported Qt 5.6, and there will still be more patch releases to come. While a patch release does not bring new features, it contains security fixes, error corrections and general improvements. The Qt 5.6.2 patch release continues the quality and maturity focus of Qt 5.6, bringing close to 900 improvements on top of the already solid Qt 5.6.1 release.

KDE Plasma 5.7.4 released with more bugfixes

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.4, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5. The bugfixes includes Fixed dragging items bug in Kickoff, Mouse settings being applied in kdelibs4 applications, Improved handling of screen CRTC information and many more below. KDE Plasma 5.7.4 Changelog Breeze: Remove redundant includes Discover: [Notifier] Use “update-high” for security updates kactivitymanagerd: All config updates have the same importance Even in kiosk mode, we need to be able to create at least one activity Plasma Addons: [Show Desktop applet] Fix showing desktop through applet keyboard shortcut KScreen: [kcm] decrease snapping area KWin: Ensure to directly delete old Shadow on update Select also raw button press/release in XInput2 based polling [wayland] Ensure that pointer enter event carries the correct coordinates [autotest/intergration] Wait for pointer enter before simulating button press libkscreen: Xrandr-crtc: clear outputs in update() Update CRTCs before enabling an output Plasma Desktop: [Kicker Dash] Use ComplementaryColorGroup for icon tinting [kcm_mouse] Sync KDE4 config after writing the KF5 settings, not before [Pager] Hide minimized windows [Task Manager ToolTipDelegate] Silence warning on startup [Kickoff] Fix start row for drag not always being correct [Kickoff] Fix being unable to reorder entries in favorites menu after scrolling down Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Revert “Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Fix ReferenceError on external drag hover with !

Download Ubuntu 16.10 Default Wallpaper

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) default wallpaper is now available for download. For those who may not know, Ubuntu 16.10 is currently scheduled to be released in October 2016. As published by OMG! website being the first to announce this: The new wallpaper continues to iterate rather than renovate the preceding release’s design. The new Ubuntu 16.10 wallpaper is a lighter, brighter riff on Ubuntu’s 16.04 backdrop. Angular, geometric accents are still present, but more prominent in this redesign.

KDE Plasma 5.7.3, a bugfix release

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.3, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5. The bugfixes includes important updates: Fixed first time initialization; Speed up loading KCM with FileDialog lazy loading; Don’t try to load layout before kactivitymanagerd starts. KDE Plasma 5.7.3 Changelog Fix launching new instance by Shift+LeftMouse Handle restart of Compositor Scene correctly for Wayland client Speed up loading KCM with FileDialog lazy loading [Kicker] Disable PackageKit integration (aka “Uninstall app”) context menu entry Remove dead code Anchors in a layout item is always wrong Workaround searching lockup Fix data validation when creating new pppoe connections Fix crash when activating VPN connection Update security type from wireless network when merging with connection Fix memory leak Fix typo in UserManager model roles Fallback to asking the license to the package manager Disable changelogs while updating Let PresentUpdatesPage decide when to request the changelog Make sure we clean up resources properly on pk backend Don’t fetch the changelogs before setting the resources Make sure we’ll get Discover if present Fix changes of the filter pattern not being applied immediately Loop trough screens only once Don’t activate it on release events when a drag was started prior to it Fixed tabwidget size calculation from contents Always load about-distro in ctor.

Tor released with major update

Tor has been released and it comes with a large number of improvements, changes and fixes. Tor is the first stable version of the Tor 0.2.8 series. The Tor 0.2.8 series improves client bootstrapping performance, completes the authority-side implementation of improved identity keys for relays, and includes numerous bugfixes and performance improvements throughout the program. This release continues to improve the coverage of Tor’s test suite. Tor Changelog New system requirements: Tor no longer attempts to support platforms where the “time_t” type is unsigned.

WinRAR 5.40 Beta 4 released with bugfix

WinRAR 5.40 Beta 4 recently released, is an archiving utility that completely supports RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. WinRAR offers the ability to create self extracting and multi volume archives. With recovery record and recovery volumes, you can reconstruct even physically damaged archives. WinRAR 5.40 Beta 4 changelog Bugs fixed: if ZIP archive contained an archive comment shorter than 24 characters, the comment page was not displayed in archive properties in Windows Explorer; ‘WinRAR x *.

KDE Plasma 5.7.1 released

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.1, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.7.1. Plasma 5.7 was released in July with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a week’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. Highlights of KDE Plasma 5.7.1 Fix shadow rendering calculations. Fixes ‘Krunner has broken shadow / corners’ Make the systray work with scripting shell again.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) reaches End of Life on July 28 2016

The Ubuntu Release Team recently announced the End of Life of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) which was released almost 9 months ago, on October 22, 2015. All security related updates wil no longer be made available after the scheduled date “July 28, 2016. According to the announcement posted by Adam Conrad (A member of the release team): As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 15.

Slackware 14.2 Linux OS released

Slackware 14.2 recently released, is an open source independent Linux-based operating system with the main goals of being stable and easy-to-use by novice and experienced users alike. It is one of the oldest GNU/Linux distributions on the world. Slackware 14.2 changelog Runs the 4.4.14 version of the Linux kernel from The 4.4.x series is well-tested, offers good performance, and will be getting long term support from For people interested in running the latest Linux kernel, we’ve also put configuration files for Linux 4.

Squid 3.5.20, Open Source Proxy Server released

Squid 3.5.20 recently released, is an open source, full-featured and high-performance web proxy cache application that can be arranged hierarchically for an improvement in response time and a reduction in bandwidth usage. Squid 3.5.20 Changelog Fix icons loading speed. This bug had the annoying result of making Squid startup or restart very slow. All installations should see a few seconds shaved off startup and restart. Do not allow low-level debugging to hide important/critical messages.

MAME 0.175 Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator OS released

MAME 0.175 (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) recently released, is a freely distributed and non-profit project that provides users with a sophisticated arcade machine emulator software designed for the GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. MAME 0.175 changelog MAME now supports a number of previously unemulated prototypes, alternate versions of games, and unusual systems. Prototypes include the super-rare Konami Kyuukoukabakugekitai, Home Data’s Mahjong Joshi Pro-wres Give Up 5 Byou Mae, and an early Japanese version of E.

SteamOS 2.83 Beta released with NVidia driver update

SteamOS 2.83 Beta recently released, is a fork (derivative) of Debian GNU/Linux. The current version (SteamOS 2.x series) is called ‘brewmaster’ and it is based on the Debian ‘jessie’ (stable 8.x) distribution. Key major changes made in SteamOS are: Added various third-party drivers and updated graphics stack Updated kernel tracking the 4.1 longterm branch Custom graphics compositor designed to provide a seamless transition between Steam, its games and the SteamOS system overlay Configured to auto-update from the Valve SteamOS repositories SteamOS 2.

Linux Kernel 4.6.3 released with Multiple Networking Improvements

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the general availability of the third maintenance release for the Linux 4.6 kernel series – Linux Kernel 4.6.3. This latest release brings multiple network improvements, filesystem changes, enhancements and optimizations.Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Hightlights ALSA: hda – Fix headset mic detection problem for Dell machine x86/entry/traps: Don’t force in_interrupt() to return true in IST handlers powerpc/mm/hash: Fix the reference bit update when handling hash fault vxlan: Accept user specified MTU value when create new vxlan link sparc64: Take ctx_alloc_lock properly in hugetlb_setup().

Xen 4.7.0, An Open Source Virtual Machine released

Xen 4.7.0 recently released, is a completely free and open source virtual machine monitor for x86 computer platforms that has been designed from the ground up to support execution of multiple guest operating systems in isolated environments on a single machine. It is one of the most powerful virtual machine solutions for Linux, UNIX and POSIX OSes. Xen 4.7.0 Changelog Usability Improvements: In Xen 4.7, a new XL command line interface to manage PVUSB devices has been introduced to manage PVUSB devices for PV guests.

PHP 7.0.8 released

PHP 7.0.8 recently released, is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world. PHP 7.0.8 Changelog Core: Fixed bug #72218 (If host name cannot be resolved then PHP 7 crashes). Fixed bug #72221 (segfault, past-the-end access). Fixed bug #72268 (Integer Overflow in nl2br()).

Fedora 24 released – Download Now

Fedora 24 had recently been released by the Fedora Project team. This latest release comes with some great new features for Fedora users to deploy in their production environments. Fedora 24 Highlights Fedora 24 Workstation release features GNOME 3.20, with many usability improvements. Some of which includes easier input device and printer settings, a better search interface, shortcut windows for keyboard commands, and more convenient music controls. Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is another building-block feature released.

ReactOS 0.4.1 (Windows XP Alternative) released

The ReactOS team recently announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.1 just three months after the release of 0.4.0. ReactOS is the best known Windows XP alternative. Imagine running your favorite Windows applications and drivers in an open-source environment you can trust. That’s ReactOS. Not just an Open but also a Free operating system. ReactOS 0.4.1 Changelog Due to the brief period of time between the two releases, 0.4.1 is ultimately a refinement of what was in 0.

[GAME]Cookie Clash

Welcome to Cookie Clash: Smiley – your next entertaining cookie cracker match 3 game, full of cookies and candies to crack, smash and clash with! Cookie Clash is the latest brand new match 3 style game with a cracking twist. Enjoy tasty new cookies and candies, smashing together with sugar soda! Download Now for FREE   ☆☆☆ Features ☆☆☆ Mouth-watering cookie wonderland levels in saga land Unique and delicious sets of power-ups during challenging levels Amazing graphics, tasty cookie crush Easy to play, Fun to watch, very addictive and lots of swiping!

Ubuntu Core released for Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10!

Thibaut Rouffineau, an IoT & Ubuntu Core evangelist, has announced the availability of Canonical’s Ubuntu Core operating system for Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10 IoT (Internet of Things) platforms. If you have been waiting to try Ubuntu Core on the Samsung ARTIK 5 or 10… the wait is over! Developer images for the 2 boards are now available . This image gives access to a number of the Samsung ARTIK functionalities, Bluetooth, wifi, and gives developer a powerful platform to build their next devices and applications.

LibreOffice 5.0.6 released

The Document Foundation has just announced the release of LibreOffice 5.0.6, the sixth release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family. LibreOffice is an open source productivity suite that provides all the necessary office components for small-business, educational and non-profit organizations. It is a fork of the well-known application.LibreOffice 5.0.6 Changelog Bitmap Background exceeds shape borders when PRINTING or PDF EXPORT Add Plains Cree language to LibreOffice [crk-CA] EMF: dashed lines in background grid are rendered as solid lines Changing the paragraph style removes index entries.

GIMP 2.9.3 Development version released

Following the stable release of GIMP 2.9.2 late last year, Otto Meier had just updated its PPA repository with GIMP 2.9.3 which is currently in its development phase. There is no changelog available yet detailing changes expected in this release but this will be made available as soon as its available. Gimp is a freely distributed piece of software, open source tool that lets you create and edit images. It can also be used for tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Ubuntu Tweak Is Now Officially Terminated

The creator and maintainer of the once popular Ubuntu Tweak utility, Tualatrix Chou, recently announced that the Ubuntu Tweak utility project is no longer under maintenance starting from May 2, 2016. For those that may not know, Ubuntu Tweak was one of the most downloaded applications that makes configuring Ubuntu OS easier for everyone. It allows tweaking of many useful desktop and system configuration options which are unavailable via native system tools.

Git 2.8.2 A Source Code Management System Released

Git 2.8.2 recently released, is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows. Git 2.8.2 changelog The embedded args argv-array in the child process is used to build the command line to run pack-objects instead of using a separate array of strings.

Samba 4.4.3 SMB for Linux released

Samba 4.4.3 recently released, is an implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol for Unix systems, providing support for cross-platform file and printer sharing with Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems Samba can be used to: Act as a server for SMB clients: share folders and printers, including PDF pseudo-printers so all the computers in your network may write PDF files Act as a domain controller in a Windows network (authenticating users, etc.

VLC 2.2.3 released with fix to maximizing Window in multi-screen context

VideoLAN and the VLC development team has released VLC 2.2.3, a new maintenance build for the stable 2.2 series of their popular, cross-platform, and open-source VLC Media Player software for all supported platforms. A notable fix in this release is fix to resume where you left off. VLC 2.2.3 changelog Demux: * Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow * Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support

Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 Officially released

Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 had just been released to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 contains a number of fixes and improvements, out of which the update includes 9 security fixes which are all listed below. Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 Security Fixes: High CVE-2016-1660: Out-of-bounds write in Blink. High CVE-2016-1661: Memory corruption in cross-process frames. High CVE-2016-1662: Use-after-free in extensions. High CVE-2016-1663: Use-after-free in Blink’s V8 bindings.

Fedora 24 default wallpaper announced

Sirko Kemter a member of the Fedora project design team yesterday announced the winners of the wallpapers community activity that is expected to be included in the upcoming Fedora 24 Linux operating system, which is due for release in June 7, 2016. Note that Fedora 24 Linux operating system is still currently in the development stage. “Each release, the Fedora Design team collaborates with the Fedora community to release a set of 16 additional backgrounds to install and use on Fedora.

Cinnamon 3.0 released – A Desktop Interactive Environment

Cinnamon 3.0 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon 3.0 Highlights: Window management improvements on tiling, mapping and unmapping windows, compositor’s window groups and tracking of full screen windows Improved out of the box touchpad support (edge-scrolling and two-finger-scrolling can now be configured independently and are both enabled by default) New accessibility and sound settings (both rewritten as native cinnamon-settings modules) Battery powered devices can be renamed Different favorite applications can now be set for plain-text, documents and source code files Panel launchers now include application actions Animation effects are now enabled by default on dialogs and menus Favorites and system options can now be disabled in the menu applet The photo-frame desklet now also scans subdirectories Improved support for GTK 3.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS released

Martin Wimpress recently announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS which has been in development for nearly 2 years. This latest release features the latest MATE desktop environment, and support for Ubuntu Snappy command-line package manager.   Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Update: Added ubuntu-snappy-cli to the default install. Updated Ubuntu MATE Welcome to 16.04.9. Updated translations and assorted bugs fixes Updated to install Telegram from a PPA maintained by Martin Wimpress that has fixes Indicator icons.

Xubuntu 16.04 released, Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software

The Xubuntu team has just announced the immediate release of Xubuntu 16.04. Xubuntu 16.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years. A notable change in this release is the replacement of Ubuntu Software Center with GNOME software. Highlights and Known Issues Highlights New community wallpapers Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software Known Issues Thunar is the subject of a few bugs, though they all appear to revolve around similar issues.

Opera 38 Browser Integrates Free VPN for better online privacy

Today Opera posted on its blog, that they have integrated a free VPN to its Opera browser to better online privacy. Certainly not the type of news you would have thought could ever happen but certainly its does now. With this new feature, you can now access blocked websites and protect yourself without having to pay for any VPN subscription. Benefit of The Free VPN: Hide your IP address – Opera will replace your IP address with a virtual IP address, so it’s harder for sites to track your location and identify your computer.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS unveiled today – featuring the new ‘snap’ package format

Canonical has unveiled today Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, featuring the new ‘snap’ package format and LXD pure-container hypervisor. This is the latest version of the world’s most widely used Linux platform across desktop, IoT and cloud computing. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Main highlights: Enable faster and simpler software delivery and operations Adds new “snap” application package format, enabling further convergence across IOT, mobile and desktop The introduction of LXD pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka.

Budgie Remix 16.04 RC1 released

Budgie Remix Desktop 16.04 RC1 recently released, is designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance. A huge advantage for the Budgie desktop is that it is not a fork of another project, but rather one written from scratch with integration in mind. Budgie Remix Changelog since beta 2 Revised installer options – direct installation on non-efi installs is hidden Updated Ubiquity Slideshow TLP, GNOME Calendar added as default applications Plank Dock is added by default.

Snappy 2.0 released

Gustavo Niemeyer and the development team recently announced the release of Snappy 2.0 following a week long and intense focuse on observing and fine tuning the user experience. Ubuntu Core, also known as Snappy, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things. From homes to drones, these devices are set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, but they need an operating system that is different from that of traditional PCs.

Visual C++ 1.0.2 for Linux Development released

Visual C++ 1.0.2 for Linux Development just released today, is the latest extension developed by Microsoft that lets you roll C++ code for Linux servers, desktops and devices. With this extension you can author C++ code for Linux servers, desktops and devices. You can manage your connections to these machines from within VS. VS will automatically copy and remote build your sources and can launch your application with the debugger. The project system supports targeting specific architectures, including ARM.

GNOME 3.20.1 – Linux Desktop Environment released

GNOME 3.20.1 had just been released this week as the latest stable version of the GNOME desktop environment. This latest release is the first update to GNOME 3.20 and it comes with many bug fixes, documentation and translation updates, and various improvements. If you want to compile GNOME3.20.1 at any point in time, you can use jhbuild module sets. See link below for files: A full updates and Improvements on this release can be found in following links: Core – https://download.

AMDGPU Linux Open Source Driver Update Released

Michel Danzer – AMD graphics driver engineer recently announced the release of AMDGPU 1.1.0 (xf86-video-amdgpu), the Xorg driver for AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the amdgpu kernel driver. This release supports xserver versions 1.9-1.18. This latest release comes with over 50 major improvements and fixes. AMDGPU 1.1.0 Hightlights Support for the upcoming Polaris family of GPUs. Option “TearFree” can now prevent tearing with rotation / reflection as well (with Xorg = 1.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316 now supports Linux Bash command line

Yes you read the topic right, Microsoft this week released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316 which comes with support for Linux Bash command line. This development was revealed by Microsoft during last weeks Build Developers Conference. What this means is, you can now run Bash scripts, Linux command-line tools like sed, awk, grep, and you can even try Linux-first tools like Ruby, Git, Python, etc. directly on Windows. You can also access your Windows filesystem from within Bash allowing you to work on the same set of files using your preferred Windows tools or Linux command-line tools: To accomplish this, Microsoft built a new infrastructure within the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), upon which a genuine Ubuntu user-mode image runs off it which was provided by Canonical, creators of Ubuntu Linux.

OpenToonz – Free Animation Software Released To Public

OpenToonz, the open source version of the Toonz animation software used by Studio Ghibli, was recently released to the public. OpenToonz is based on the software “Toonz”, which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli. According to Dwango: This software can be used by anyone free of charge, no matter whether the purpose of use is commercial or not.

[GAME]Bounce Upward

Bounce upward between the different orbits while avoiding them! Simply tap the screen to move the dot upward carefully through each obstacles. Tap tap and wait until the right moment before you move. – Pick coins along the way to get a point – Pick the diamond to get 5 points to increase your leaderboard chance Be careful not to move the wrong moment else you have to start the game over again.

Unvanquished Alpha 48 First Person Shooter game released

Unvanquished Alpha 48 is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS with RTS elements, pitting technologically advanced humans against hordes of highly adaptable aliens. The player can choose from either team, providing a fresh gameplay experience on both sides of the conflict. This release mainly contains bug-fixes and code cleanups. There has been art progress as well but it came late in the alpha cycle and the integration of the assets wasn’t perfect so we did not merge them.

Canva – a simple drag and drop software designer

Canva is a simple drag and drop, a software design that is completely online and for free. People seem to like: have been around for just over a year and already has 1.4 million users. Canva’s pro designer tools make it easy to create stunning layouts. Work with more than 1 million stock photographs, fonts and elements. Mix and match content from top stock photographers and graphic artists. Endless design possibilities.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Is Officially Released

Ubuntu Phone OTA-9 has arrived and available to all supported devices that run the stable channel image. This includes the Meizu MX4, Nexus 4 and Bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition (among others). This latest update comes with a number of new features and bug fixes. This list is only a highlight of the few changes available in this update. Important features New 15.04.3 framework Media-hub exposure of mpris playlist support Update the bluetooth stack to Bluez5 Media consumption (audio) in scopes Smooth refresh of scopes Custom ringtone support Sound notification on low-battery state Download of arbitrary file types in the webbrowser-app Convergence changes for the ubuntu-ui-toolkit

Sylpheed 3.5 Lightweight and User-friendly E-mail client Released

Sylpheed 3.5 recently released, is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client. Sylpheed provides intuitive user-interface. Sylpheed is also designed for keyboard-oriented operation, so Sylpheed can be widely used from beginners to power users. Sylpheed runs on many systems such as Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like systems. Sylpheed uses GTK+ GUI toolkit. The newest version of Sylpheed works with GTK+ 2.4 or later (2.6 or later is recommended).

Qtractor 0.7.4 Open-Source Audio/MIDI Multi-Track Sequencer Released

Qtractor 0.7.4 recently released, is a free, open-source Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI, are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio. Qtractor 0.7.4 Changelog Eye-candy warning: muted/non-soloed tracks are now shaded over the main thumb-view.

[GAME] Jelly Clash Mania 2

Jelly Clash Mania 2 is a whole new match-3 gaming experience. Get ready to discover a new fresh and yummy Jelly Sugar Pops world with new candies, new story with challenging delightful levels. Swap and match 3 or more of the new Jelly Sugar Pops candies to create shiny explosions and get higher score to reach the new ice cream Sugar Pops land. Download it for Free now and unlock lots of sweet jellies.

Firefox OS 2.5 will Power New Panasonic UHD TVs

Panasonic recently announced that Firefox OS 2.5 will power the new Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs, the first LED LCD TVs in the world with Ultra HD Premium specification, unveiled today at CES 2016. Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS are already available globally, enabling consumers to find their favorite channels, apps, videos, websites and content quickly and pin content and apps to their TV’s home screen. Mozilla and Panasonic have been collaborating since 2014 to provide consumers with intuitive, optimized user experiences and allow them to enjoy the benefits of the open Web platform.

FrostWire for Android 1.7.0 released

FrostWire for Android 1.7.0 recently released, is a re-imagined free BitTorrent Client / MP3 Music and Video Downloader / designed with an everyday user in mind, but with fast download speeds to satisfy even the most demanding downloaders. This latest release of FrostWire Plus for Android, comes with a number of important updates which includes some important search fixes, so you’ll want to get it right now. FrostWire for Android 1.

Battle For Wesnoth 1.13.2 Development Release Out

Battle For Wesnoth 1.13.2 released end of last year, is the third development release in the 1.13.x series and it delivers a number of improvements, bug fixes, and a few visible graphic updates including a brand-new logo. The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures.

Manjaro Linux Deepin 15.12 released

Bernhard Landauer announced end of last year the first stable release of Manjaro Deepin. This Community Edition, based on Manjaro 15.12 ‘Capella’ features the latest updated Deepin Deskop Environment 2015 RC and will be maintained as a rolling release like all other Manjaro editions. Features: Kernel Linux 4.1 Manjaro-Welcome Installers Thus, Calamares and CLI optional Window managers Mutter/Gala or Metacity Chromium Evolution Libreoffice-still Nautilus Xarchiver Deepin-Terminal Deepin-Music Deepin-Movie Deepin-Game Gimp Gthumb Deepin-Screenshot Evince Galculator Xfburn Manjaro-Printer Xsane Pamac Manjaro-Settings-Manager Lightdm-Deepin-Greeter Pulseaudio Dconf-Editor Gparted Isousb Yaourt / Base-devel Downgrade Download Manjaro Linux

Tails 2.0 Beta 1 Linux OS released

Tails 2.0 Beta 1 Linux OS recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

VLC for Android 1.7.0 released

VLC for Android 1.7.0 released early this month, is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. VLC for Android can play any video and audio files, as well as network streams and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. VLC for Android is a full audio player, with a complete database, an equalizer and filters, playing all weird audio formats.

Steam Client Beta For Linux Update Released

Steam Client Beta For Linux update had recently been released for all supported operating systems, including SteamOS/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X, bringing various improvements to the Big Picture mode, In-Home streaming, and Steam Controller support. Steam Client Beta Update: Steam Controller Improved responsiveness and reliability of changing bindings or settings during gameplay Fixed several instances of legacy local bindings not loading Fixed changing bindings or settings during gameplay in Guest mode Tagged legacy local bindings in configuration browser; these have now been migrated and can be deleted if migration was successful Disabled Export dialog when in Guest mode In-Home Streaming Added NVIDIA NVFBC encoder as a separate option under Advanced Host Settings in Big Picture mode Added logic to retry any previously-failed encoding methods whenever a new game is launched Added logic to fall back to software encoding when hardware encoding is being unreasonably slow Temporarily reversed a previous change to the bitrate of games running below 60 FPS, due to an adverse impact on network latency Opt into the Steam Client Beta to see the latest features before they’re released.

Chakra GNU/Linux OS receives Plasma 5.5.1, Applications 15.12.0 and Frameworks 5.17.0

Chakra GNU/Linux OS receives new 5.5 series of Plasma releases, more specifically Plasma 5.5.1. This quick update that followed the first 5.5 release provides some bug fixes to Plasma users, in addition to the many changes that were introduced in 5.5.0 which aimed at enhancing users’ experience: Applications 15.12.0 also become available in the repositories Spectacle, a new screenshot application, replaces Ksnapshot adding new features and using a reworked interface Artikulate, Krfb, KSystemLog and many games have now been ported to Frameworks 5 Kdenlive and Ark have been further polished, Dolphin and Kate got significant bug fixes Kontact suite received many new features, whereas Amor, KTux, and SuperKaramba have been dropped.

Street Fighter V to support Linux with help from Valve

Capcom has just announced that the upcoming Street Fighter V game will also be adapted for SteamOS, with the help of Valve. Street Fighter V is an upcoming fighting video game produced by Capcom, which co-developed the game together with Dimps. It is the fifth main numbered entry in Capcom’s Street Fighter franchise. Following a recent post on capcom website: “Hey everyone. I’m excited to announce that Street Fighter V will be officially supporting Steam OS!

Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 released with updates to Plasma 5.5 and dropping Plasma 4

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the second release candidate of Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 (Capella). This is one of the biggest updates we did so far. Mostly due the C++ 11 ABI change within gcc. With this update, Plasma 4 is been dropped for good. All users of this desktop should either switch over to Plasma 5 or any other maintained desktop, like LXQt. Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 update: Now have Plasma 5.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 for Ubuntu Phones will be Launched on January 2016

Today, December 18, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily report for the day of December 17 to inform all Ubuntu Phone users and Ubuntu Touch developers about the latest improvements to the upcoming OTA-9 software update. According to update: Mr. Zemczak also informs Ubuntu Touch developers that they should hurry up with the landings because the team will not accept any huge last-minute changes after the feature and string freeze.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 released with update to Star Wars Battlefront

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 recently released, fixes the high idle power usage on Windows 7, the snow flickering and sky rendering issues spotted in Star Wars: Battlefront, as well as the texture corruption, experienced while playing Just Cause 3. Highlights of AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 Resolved Issues Radeon Settings driver update check is not available for minor driver versions System has higher idle power usage on Windows® 7 when running with Radeon Settings Star Wars™: Battlefront – Snow flickers in a few locations in the game Star Wars™: Battlefront – Sky rendering may be broken in some game locations Fallout 4 – The compass may flicker during gameplay on AMD Radeon R9 390 series products.

GNOME 3.19.3 released with Improvement on GTK+ drag and Drop, Nautilus

GNOME 3.19.3 had just been recently released a week before Christmas. This release comes with plenty of updates, improvements and bug fixes which includes GNOME Maps now supports editing locations in OpenStreetMap, wayland: Implement DND icon hotspot API, more of the DND implementation is now handled in GDK: creating the drag window, moving the window along with the cursor, the drag cancel animation. Others are: Mouse – Added a notification for the multiple copy actions, and a new menu for actions on the view Mouse – Force 2-finger scroll by default if available – Migrate scroll-method key to new edge-scrolling-enabled key The libdbus-1 backend has been removed.

Kore 2.0 Beta – Kodi/XBMC remote for Android released

Kore 2.0 Beta recently released is the official Kodi/XBMC remote for Android released and its available for Beta testers. Kore aims to be a simple, easy to use and beautiful remote that lets you control your Kodi / XBMC media center from your Android device. Kore Features: Control your media center with an easy to use remote; Including several colour themes; See what’s currently playing, including relevant information (movies, TV shows, music, pictures and addons); Change, sync or download subtitles; Switch to the desired audio streams; All the usual playback and volume controls at your disposal; Toggle back and forth between windows or full screen playback in Kodi Add, check and manage the current playlist; View what is in your media library with details about your movies, TV shows, music and add-ons; Direct link to relevant IMDb website for extensive information; Library maintenance like clean and update; Wake-on-LAN and other power control actions that the selected device supports; Send YouTube videos to your currently selected media center; Send text to the instead of using the keyboard in Kodi Kore 2.

Angular 2 Beta released by Google

Angular 2 Beta recently released by google, is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications. Angular computes updates based on changes to data, not DOM, for fast updates that scale to the largest data sets with minimal memory overhead. Angular 2 is dramatically faster than Angular 1 with support for fast initial loads through server-side pre-rendering, offline compile for fast startup, and ultrafast change detection and view caching for smooth virtual scrolling and snappy view transitions.

Microsoft Office Apps for Android – Excel, Word, PowerPoint updated

Microsoft Office Apps for Android – Excel, Word, PowerPoint have received new updates with new features and improvements. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android all made for work on-the-go. Word, Excel and PowerPoint all have familiar look, feel and quality of Microsoft Office desktop app with an intuitive touch experience designed for Android phones and tablets. Word, Excel & PowerPoint Reduced app size:40-percent reduction in app size so the Word app is lighter and faster to install.

MongoDB 3.0.8 released

MongoDB 3.0.8 recently released, is an open-source, document-oriented database designed for ease of development and scaling. Think of MySQL but with JSON-like objects comprising the data model, rather than RDBMS tables. Significantly, MongoDB supports neither joins nor transactions. 3.1.7 is a development release and is not intended for production use. The 3.1 series will evolve into 3.2, which will be for production. MongoDB 3.0.8 Major Changes Security SERVER-21278 Remove executable bit from mongod.

Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) No Longer Has Online Search for Unity 7

Canonical is making good on its promises, and it has started to disable the online search functionality in Unity’s dash, for Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). The Ubuntu community has received the news that searches in Unity’s dash will no longer trigger online searches. The possibility of turning off this feature has been around for a long time, and it has been done with a single switch from the settings. This didn’t really make Ubuntu users happy, but at least people were no longer upset about this feature.

Tails 1.8 Linux OS released

Tails 1.8 recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Skype for Business for Android now available

Microsoft has announced the release of Skype for Business for Android app. Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013, for Android extends the power of Lync and Skype to your favorite mobile device: voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface Key Features: Initiate a group IM or video conversation and invite additional participants Join, rejoin and initiate a Skype for Business Meeting to communicate and collaborate on amazing ideas Share your video and view speaker’s video during a conference Control the meeting (mute or remove attendees) and know more about participants’ modalities Look at your upcoming meetings and join via one click Find your recent conversations and pick them up from where you left Search your contacts by name, email, or phone number Enhanced security via Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) Anyone can use the Skype for Business Mobile app when invited to a Skype for Business or Lync 2013 meeting.

Mozilla Firefox 43 for Android released

Mozilla Firefox 43 for Android has been recently released on Google Play Store, and this comes with lots of improvements. This release will allow users to mark read and unread state of items in reading list panel. Also, developers added new tab audio indicator displays in tab list. Mozilla Firefox 43 for Android changelog New Users can now mark read/unread state of items in reading list panel Tab audio indicator displays in tab list Improved API support for m4v video playback Updated toolbar menu to match latest Android UI designs New split pane styling for History panel on tablets in landscape mode Accessibility improvements for scrolling, zooming, braille, and context menus in Talkback screen reader Include URL when sharing selected text from web page Fixes Cross-site reading attack through data and view-source URIs Privilege escalation vulnerabilities in WebExtension APIs Integer underflow and buffer overflow processing MP4 metadata in libstagefright Integer overflow in MP4 playback in 64-bit versions Underflow through code inspection Buffer overflows found through code inspection Linux file chooser crashes on malformed images due to flaws in Jasper library DOS due to malformed frames in HTTP/2 Hash in data URI is incorrectly parsed Cross-origin information leak through web workers error events Integer overflow allocating extremely large textures Use-after-free in WebRTC when datachannel is used after being destroyed Firefox allows for control characters to be set in cookies Same-origin policy violation using perfomance.

Node.JS 5.3.0 Stable released

Node.JS 5.3.0 recently released, is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js’ package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world. Node.JS 5.3.0 changelog Notable changes buffer: Buffer.prototype.includes() has been added to keep parity with TypedArrays. domains: Fix handling of uncaught exceptions.

CentOS 7-1511 Released

CentOS team has announced the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 -1511 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. This is the third major release for CentOS Linux 7 and is tagged as 1511, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2. Updates released since we froze the iso and install media content are posted in the updates repo along with the release. This will include content from late November 2015 and December 2015, therefore anyone running a new install is highly encouraged to run a ‘yum update’ operation immediate on install completion.

Openfire 4.0.0 Beta – Instant Messaging Platform released

Openfire 4.0.0 Beta recently released, is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache License. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance. Openfire 4.0.0 Beta changelog Improvement Add a comment about restarting in Managing Plugins section of documentation Mutual authentication support AdHoc SessionData should be extensible Improve installation guide During build, parentPlugin should be on classpath Update bundled postgresql driver to 9.

Redisson 2.2.2 Redis client released

Redisson 2.2.2 Redis client recently released, is a distributed and scalable Java data structures (BitSet, Set, ScoredSortedSet, SortedSet, Map, ConcurrentMap, List, Queue, BlockingQueue, Deque, Lock, ReadWriteLock, AtomicLong, CountDownLatch, Publish / Subscribe, HyperLogLog, Redis pipelining) on top of Redis server. Features AWS ElastiCache servers mode: automatic new master server discovery automatic new slave servers discovery read data using slave servers, write data using master server Cluster servers mode: automatic master and slave discovery automatic new master server discovery automatic new slave servers discovery automatic slots change discovery read data using slave servers, write data using master server Sentinel servers mode: automatic master and slave servers discovery automatic new master server discovery automatic new slave servers discovery automatic slave servers offline/online discovery automatic sentinel servers discovery read data using slave servers, write data using master server Master with Slave servers mode: read data using slave servers, write data using master server Single server mode: read and write data using single server Lua scripting See github for more Redisson 2.

Git For windows 2.6.4 released

Git For windows 2.6.4 recently released, focuses on offering a lightweight, native set of tools that bring the full feature set of the Git SCM to Windows while providing appropriate user interfaces for experienced Git users and novices alike. Git for Windows provides a BASH emulation used to run Git from the command line. *NIX users should feel right at home, as the BASH emulation behaves just like the “git” command in LINUX and UNIX environments.

ClearOS 6.7.0 released with upgrade to latest Dropbox CLI

ClearOS 6.7.0 recently released for both Community and Professional Editions, is an operating system for your Server, Network, and Gateway systems. It is designed for homes, small to medium businesses, and distributed environments. ClearOS is commonly known as the Next Generation Small Business Server, while including indispensable Gateway and Networking functionality. It delivers a powerful IT solution with an elegant user interface that is completely web-based. Simply put.. ClearOS is the new way of delivering IT.

Smarty 3.1.28 released with support for PHP 7

Smarty 3.1.28 recently released, is a template engine for PHP, facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation. This release comes with a tone of bug fixes and new features, namely PHP 7 support and run-time inheritance compiling. Smarty 3.1.28 changelog bugfix {foreach} and {section} with uppercase characters in name attribute did not work bugfix $smarty-debugging_ctrl = ‘URL’ did not work bugfix Debug Console could display incorrect data when using subtemplates optimize filepath normalization rework of template inheritance speed and size optimizations bugfix under HHVM temporary cache file must only be created when caches template was updated fix compiled code for new {block} assign attribute update code generated by template function call handler size optimization move some runtime functions into extension optimize inline template processing optimization merge inheritance child and parent templates into one compiled template file load seldom used Smarty API methods dynamically to reduce memory footprint cache template object of {include} if same template is included several times convert debug console processing to object use output buffers for better performance and less memory usage optimize nocache hash processing remove not really needed properties optimize rendering move caching to Smarty::_cache remove properties with redundant content optimize Smarty::templateExists() optimize use_include_path processing relocate properties for size optimization remove redundant code See changelog for full list Download it here

Solus Budgie Next Desktop integrated with GNOME Session

Solus Budgie Next Desktop released with GNOME Session integration, with multilib update. Budgie Desktop is a lightweight GTK3 desktop session and its the default desktop environment for Evolve OS, a new desktop Linux distribution released early this year Budgie Next Desktop Work has progressed well on the rewrite of Budgie. The rewrite is now integrated into GNOME Session and uses its phase initialization system, so Budgie starts in the panel initialization phase and the window manager in the WindowManager phase.

Ubuntu Touch to Get FM Support for Aquaris e4.5 and E5 HD

A couple of developers have started to work on bringing support for Fm to the Ubuntu Touch phones, and progress is already under way, but it’s more complicated than it sounds. Many of the available SoC solutions used in today’s smartphones usually have FM support, but it’s not enabled by the makers of the phones. It’s not clear how or why FM support has fallen out of favor, but it’s no longer available by default.

KDE Frameworks 5.17.0 released

KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.17.0. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner. New in this Version Baloo Fix date filter used by timeline:// BalooCtl: Return after commands Clean up and armour Baloo::Database::open(), handle more crash conditions Add check in Database::open(OpenDatabase) to fail if db doesn’t exist Breeze Icons

Manjaro Drops KDE 4 for good, Switches to Plasma 5.5

The developers of the Manjaro Linux operating system recently announced the general availability of Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) Update 2015-12-13, which is in testing phase. A notable update in this release is that Manjaro will drop support for KDE 4 for good and switch over to Plasma 5.5. According to Philip Müller: This is one of the biggest updates we did so far. Mostly due the C++ 11 ABI change within gcc.

LibreOffice 5.0.4 RC1 available for download

The Document Foundation announced that the first Release Candidate for the LibreOffice 5.0.4 RC1 branch is now out and ready for testing. This is a very new release, and it’s going to be around for a long time. In fact, a couple more releases are planned after the launch of 5.0.4. The launch of the next major version, 5.1.0, should happen on February 1, at the earliest. Hightlights of LibreOffice 5.

IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.2 released with lots of bug fixes

IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.2 recently released, is a minor IntelliJ IDEA 15 update and as always, brings lots of bugfixes. IntelliJ IDEA brings better user interface, more built-in tools and integrations, further improved coding assistance, and out-of-the-box support for Kotlin. IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.2 Highlights: User Interface: Test tool window changes orientation only on tests rerun IDEA ignores system DPI setting on Windows License dialog: Links ‘More info…’ and ‘Forgot?

Sony Launches PlayStation Messages App for Android and iOS

Sony recently announced the release of its standalone PlayStation Messages app for Android and iOS. According to developers, PlayStation Messages allows users to see who’s online, but also send messages to friends and favorite groups directly from a mobile device. Also, Sony only mentions the PlayStation 4 among the systems the application is compatible with. PlayStation Messages will allow you to: Check your Friends List to instantly see who’s online and what they’re playing Send text messages or voice messages to individual friends or to groups of friends anytime you like Upload and share your own photos and swap PlayStation themed stickers Search for Friends PlayStation App will also be updated at the same to coordinate with PlayStation Messages.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Mobile for Android 1.4 now available and free

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Mobile for Android 1.4 had recently been released for free for Android users. The ability to use Lightroom for mobile without a paid subscription means that anyone can take advantage of the organizational, editing, and sharing abilities that Lightroom for mobile offers. Signing up for a free trial or logging in with a Creative Cloud subscription adds the ability to synchronize files and edits with Lightroom on a desktop or laptop, as well as with Lightroom Web.

Destiny 2.1.0 Update released – Multiplayer Shooter Online Game

Destiny 2.1.0 Update recently released, is a shooter at heart and combines action and adventure gameplay to create a new evolution in storytelling, gaming and entertainment. Create and customise your character, and build your own legend with each deadly enemy you defeat in a variety of gameplay modes, a unique multiplayer experience, and new social features. Destiny 2.1.0 update will introduce a big set of changes for all the weapons, limiting the efficiency of pulse rifles and making sure that gamers have options for the other types, especially when they engage in Player versus Player combat.

Adobe Flash Player released

Adobe has announced the release of Adobe Flash Player security updates for Adobe Flash Player. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Users who have enabled auto-update for the Flash Player desktop runtime will be receiving version beginning on January 24. This version includes a fix for CVE-2015-0311. Adobe expects to have an update available for manual download during the week of January 26, and we are working with our distribution partners to make the update available in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 and 11.

Age of Empires: World Domination RTS Game Released on Android and iOS

The all-time favorite Age of Empires real-time strategy series with over 20 million copies sold worldwide can now be played on your smartphone. Dominate the world in this next generation mobile Real Time Strategy game. Engage in real-time battles with legendary heroes Choose from the many Civilizations of the world and relive epic battles from history Recreate history by creating and evolving your very own Empire! …all with simple, intutive gameplay optimized just for mobile!

KDE Plasma 5.5 released with Updated Breeze Plasma Theme, Wayland Session, New Default Font

The KDE team recently announced the release of a feature update to its desktop software, KDE Plasma 5.5. This latest release comes with a hots of updates, bug fixes and features. With Plasma 5.5 a basic Wayland session is provided; The default font has switched to Noto a beautiful and free font which aims to support all languages with a harmonious look and feel. Highlights of KDE Plasma 5.5 Updated Breeze Plasma Theme The Breeze Plasma widget theme has been updated to make it more consistent.

GalliumOS an Xubuntu Based Linux OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes released

GalliumOS an Xubuntu Based Linux OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes has just been introduced. GalliumOS is a fast and lightweight Linux distro for ChromeOS devices. GalliumOS includes optimizations that eliminate system stalls and improve overall responsiveness. Alternative kernel schedulers to prevent system stalls BFS for process scheduling BFQ for I/O scheduling Removed some services to improve the boot time and reduce memory usage Zram for swap, which is a much faster swap than to disk Removed unnecessary kernel features/modules Compton as the compositor for tear free compositing Performs better than enabling Tear Free in the Intel graphics driver Improved Powersaving The kernel watchdog timer has been disabled.

Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc1 released with Steam-Native and running Kernel 4.4-rc4

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the first release candidate of Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc1 (Capella). This release comes with reworked preview of all installation options, some UEFI issues got fixed, it is now possible to use the same password also for the root account, bootloaders can now be optionally installed (BIOS mode) Noteable changes in tools kcm module of Manjaro-Settings got reworked several enhancements to Pamac and Octopi optimizations and fixes to Manjaro-Tools a lvm issue was fixed within Thus Notable changes in packages Steam-Native is now running again, updated the kernel to 4.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow rolled out to Nexus Devices

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images have landed and the OTAs have been released to devices. This latest update from Google comes with new features and improvements which includes new emoji to fill out the Unicode 8.0 spec, band 12 support for T-Mobile, “until next alarm” for do not disturb mode, and a shortcut to launch the camera with a double-click of the power button. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Highlights: New emoji Google has added a bunch (more than 200) of gurning smiley faces to its mobile OS.

Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library Release Candidate 3 released

Emil Velikov has announced the release of Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library Release Candidate 3, which is now available for testing. Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification. OpenGL is a programming library for writing interactive 3D applications. Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library Release Candidate 3 changelog: i965: fix 64-bit immediates in brw_inst(_set)_bits r600: geometry shader gsvs itemsize workaround r600: rv670 use at least 16es/gs threads r600: workaround empty geom shader.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge get Advanced Calling 2.0 – Verizon Wireless

Following the release of Advanced Calling last year, Verizon Wireless is now rolling out Advanced Calling 2.0 update over the air (OTA) for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. This latest update bring a few new features and improvements. The new feature upgrades the already existent Advanced Calling, a VoLTE service with video calling support on select phones. Advanced Calling 2.0 with Wi-Fi will allow two users with supported devices to use their Wi-Fi networks in places with weak cellular coverage.

digiKam 5.0.0-beta2 Photo Management released with MySQL database support

digiKam 5.0.0-beta2 Photo Management has just been released. This version is the second public release of the new main digiKam version and is a result of the long development process by the team. This release marks almost complete port of the application to Qt5 and KF5 API. All Qt4/KDE4 code has been removed and many parts have been re-written, reviewed, and tested. Porting to Qt5 required a lot of work, as many important APIs had to be changed or replaced by new ones.

OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Critical Patch released by Canonical

Canonical recently released a critical security patch for OpenSSL Vulnerabilities. This release addresses an openssl – Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools and its affects the following releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Details: Guy Leaver discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled a ServerKeyExchange for an anonymous DH ciphersuite with the value of p set to 0. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Radio FM To Be Enabled on BQ Ubuntu Phones

FM Radio seems to have been forgotten as a feature on modern smartphones, but it was all the rage a decade ago. Now, developers are looking at enabling that function of Ubuntu phones that support it. It’s been a long time since one of the selling points for a phone was the fact that it has FM Radio support. I still remember by Motorola v2288 and that I used to listen to the radio all the time.

Apple releases iOS 9.2 with improved Apple Music

Apple has just released iOS 9.2, its second major update to iOS 9. This release comes with a long list of bug fixes and improvements on apps like Apple Music, News, Mail, Podcasts, Safari, iBooks, etc including an update that adds Arabic language support to Siri. iOS9.2 Highlights: Mail Drop – For the first time, Mail Drop can be used on iOS to send attachments up to 5GB in size. Mail Drop is a feature that was previously limited to the Mac version of the Mail app.

Facebook rolls out live streaming video service

Facebook recently begun rolling out a new feature on its social network “live streaming video service”- which allows users to stream live video. A select group of celebrities and high profile users have been able to use the service for several months. Live streaming via mobile phones has become one of the big technology trends of the year, with Twitter-owned Periscope and Meerkat proving popular. Last year, Amazon paid $1bn for live streaming game site Twitch.

Mozilla Stops Ads on Firefox, Now focused on Advancing Content

Darren Herman – VP of Content Services recently posted on Mozilla blog, that Mozilla has decided to stop advertising in Firefox through the Tiles experiment in order to focus on content discovery. Over the past two years, Mozilla had built and scaled a content platform that respects users. Tens of billions of pieces of content were served to users. Experiments conducted with all content – including advertising. Its been proved that advertising can be done well while respecting users.

Boot Linux In Just One Second

In this years Embedded Linux Conference Europe, one interesting presentation was how-to boot Linux in just one second. Jan Altenberg of Linutronix presented how to achieve this feat of booting Linux in under one second. Linux as we know, became one of the most popular Embedded Operating Systems. Its scalability, the real-time capabilities and the excellent energy saving functions are outstanding. But there are still a couple of use cases where the usual power saving functions are not good enough: Automotive components usually need to be switched of for standby, because even the lowest power states of an embedded device are still consuming to much energy.

Apple’s Swift Programming Language Now Open Source

As promised, Apples’s Swift programming language is now officially open source, making the project available through As an open source language, the broad community of talented developers — from app developers to educational institutions to enterprises — can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms. “By making Swift open source the entire developer community can contribute to the programming language and help bring it to even more platforms,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

Android Studio 2.0 Preview 2 released

Android Studio 2.0 Preview 2 recently released, is an Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA and similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin. Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. This build fixes a number of bugs found in Preview 1. Some notable issues many users encountered are: XML editor autocomplete does not add quotes when completing attributes Studio won’t start on Java 6 or 7 for users who have configured studio.

ClamAV 0.99 AntiVirus Released for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows

ClamAV 0.99 AntiVirus recently released, contains major new features and changes. YARA rules, Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, revamped on-access scanning for Linux, and other new features join the many great features of ClamAV: Processing of YARA rules (some limitations- see signatures.pdf). Support in ClamAV logical signatures for many of the features added for YARA, such as Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, alternate strings, and YARA string attributes. See signatures.

NVIDIA GeForce 359.12 Hotfix for GTX 860M Graphics Cards released

NVIDIA GeForce 359.12 Hotfix for GTX 860M Graphics Cards was recently released this week and this release comes as a new Hotfix driver that addresses the following issue “Game crashes on certain GeForce GTX 860M notebooks”. While it’s not mentioned by Nvidia in the release notes, it looks like the current drivers fix crashing issues reported on the GTX 960M as well. Based on the responses in the GeForce forums, it does look like the 359.

Windows 10 Mobile ROM for Xiaomi Mi4 released

Windows 10 Mobile ROM for Xiaomi Mi4 has just been made available for download. For Xiaomi Mi4 users wanting to give their Microsoft’s mobile operating system a try, can download the ROM from the MIUI forums and flash it on your device. Note that the ROM is only compatible with the LTE version of the Xiaomi Mi4. Alternatively you can get the ROM as well as the detailed tutorial for flashing it by registering yourself in the microsoft insider program.

Skype 7.16 for Windows released

Skype 7.16 for Windows App had just been released and this latest release comes with several improvements to how you share. This release is more focused on your sharing experience with an introduction of a new media toolbar which allows you to qickly share photos, files etc. Skype 7.16 Update: Media toolbar Sharing shouldn’t take too many clicks – as such we’ve released a new toolbar which you can use to quickly share photos, files, video messages, contacts and emoticons.

Huawei Enjoy 5S with Octa-Core CPU, Finger Print Scanner Goes Life

Huawei Enjoy 5S has been officially launched in China and will soon go on sale for 1,100 yuan ($170 / €160) or 1,200 yuan ($185 / €175) outright, depending on the model (unlocked or carrier-branded). The Chinese company announced that Enjoy 5S will be available in three color versions: Gold, Silver and Titanium Gray. Huawei Enjoy 5S Specs: Huawei Enjoy 5S smartphone was launched in December 2015. The phone comes with a 5.

Arch Linux 2015.12.01 released

Arch Linux 2015.12.01 recently released, is a lightweight and flexible Linux distribution OS that tries to Keep It Simple. This latest Arch Linux 2015.12.01 is now available for you download and install or upgrade your existing version. Arch Linux 2015.12.01 is still powered by Linux kernel 4.2.5, but it now includes the recently released X.Org Server 1.18.0 packages. The new Arch Linux ISO image has been released for those who want to install the GNU/Linux OS on their personal computers, as well as for existing Arch Linux users who want to make a fresh install.

Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 released

Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 had just been recently released. Qt Creator is a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers. Qt Creator focuses on providing features that help new Qt users get up and running faster, and also boost the productivity of experienced Qt developers. Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 comes with many bug fixes, including an ugly, evasive crash that could happen on code completion, depending on how you used the mouse while typing function arguments.

Oracle Linux 7.2 released ships with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3

Oracle Linux 7.2 recently released, is the second update release for Oracle Linux 7 Update 2. A notable feature in this release is MySQL 5.6 Community Edition can now be installed directly with the Anaconda installer or kickstart. Oracle Linux 7 Update 2 ships with the following kernel packages: Red Hat Compatible Kernel (kernel-3.10.0-327.el7) for x86-64 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-98.7.1.el7uek) for x86-64 By default, both the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and the Red Hat Compatible Kernel are installed and the system boots the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

WhatsApp Messenger for Android Updated

WhatsApp Messenger for Android recently received a major update which sees support for Android direct share. WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages. First year FREE!* (WhatsApp may charge thereafter, current price is $0.

Ubuntu with Mir Desktop to Offer Multi-Monitor Display support

According to a recent mailing list sent out by Thomas, work is currently in progress to enable Ubuntu with Mir Desktop to offer Multi-Monitor Display support. This is as a result of numerous requests by Ubuntu users to support a multi-monitor screen. In the context of convergence, the Unity8 desktop environment will be powered by Mir. With that, the approach presented in is not going to work as X is not going to be around as the primary display server anymore Mir does not expose information about the global coordinate system (required to get window placement right) However, as the consistent placement of windows (in multi-monitor scenarios) has been requested numerous times for the current version of Unity, we decided that Mir should offer support for it out of the box.

HTC One A9 Ultra Selfie smartphone released in India

HTC recently released HTC One A9 handset as anticipated in India, and at the same time the company unveiled its HTC Desire 828 camera-centric smartphone for the Indian market and further showcased the HTC Vive Developer Edition. Both smartphones are described by the company as “Ultra Selfie” smartphones. HTC One A9 Specs: Offers a compact 5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels It is powered by Snapdragon 617 64-bit Octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 405 GPU, backed by a 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot supports up to 2TB.

Elive 2.6.12 Beta Debian-based Linux Desktop released

Elive 2.6.12 recently released, is a debia-based linux desktop. Elive provides a dynamic and clean interface without saturating the look. Nothing in the desktop is static. Simplicity and intuitive is one of its best points. The menu is reachable from any point of the desktop instead of being in a single place, icons grows when you pass over them, you have a pager where you can have your windows better organized than in the classic minimized way, you can customize it to look at any imaginable way.

Vendetta Online 1.8.360 with Improved Windows gamepad support for Xbox One, 360, PS4 and Logitech F710

Vendetta Online 1.8.360 recently released, is a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc. A notable update to this release is Vendetta is widely regarded as the first MMO to launch support for the Rift, back in July of 2013, and as a result, this update now comes with the latest 0.8 SDK support, along with adding many new VR-specific features and improvements. Vendetta Online 1.8.360 changelog: Oculus Rift “Beta Test” VR support updated to the 0.

Ubuntu Touch 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Daily Images now available

Ubuntu Touch 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Daily Images are now available for you to download and install on your Ubuntu phone. The Preinstalled Touch Image allows you to install a preinstalled preview of Ubuntu Touch onto a target device. There are two images available, each for a different type of computer: 32-bit PC (i386) preinstalled touch image For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors.

Apple plans to replace the iPhone 7 Headphone Jack with Lightning Port

Its no longer a secret that Apple is planning to make the next-generation of iPhone thinner than the current models – iPhone 7. For Apple to accomplish this task, they would have to redesign few of the hardware components in current iPhones, one notable change is to replace the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. According to information gathered from Japanese site Mac Otakara, that Apple already has a backup plan, as it wants to replace the headphone jack with a Lightning connector or Bluetooth headphones.

Asphalt 8: Airborne for Windows Phone Updated with New LAMBORGHINI Cars

Asphalt 8: Airborne – one of the best car racing games for mobile devices by Gameloft has just received a major update on Windows Phone Mobile platform. This latest update released by Gameloft this week had already been launched on Android and iOS platforms, so it was Windows turn. Version Notes: Minor bugs fixed Summer’s over, but the latest Asphalt 8 update will help you keep the heat going a little longer!

MakuluLinux Aero Edition released with Popcorn-Time pre-installed

MakuluLinux Aero Edition has been released almost 12 months, with more than 500 builds, almost 40 Beta’s, more than 3300 hours of work. Makulu kicks off the 10 series with the release of the Aero Edition, built from the ground up it offers the end users everything they have asked for, a Linux Edition that has a similar look and feel to the familiar Windows Environment and is ready to use straight out of the box, not only does it make it comfortable and easy for Windows users to jump ship, but its Extremely Fast, Stable, and EXTENSIVELY tested for many months.

Microsoft Begins Cortana Rollout for iOS to Beta Testers

Early this month, we mentioned that Microsoft was in the process of introducing Cortana for iOS as part of its Windows Insider Program. The good news is Microsoft has now made good of that promise by rolling out a beta version of its Cortana personal assistant to a handful of testers who signed up to trial the new app were notified by way of email that the iOS version of Cortana was available for download his week.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Receives FCC Approval

One of the four Galaxy A series smartphones that have just passed FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is the Galaxy A7 successor. The device is known as Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016), which is another indication that it might be released on the market next year. Along with the fact that’s been certified at FCC, we have also learned that Galaxy A7 (2016) will be powered by a more than decent 3,300 mAh battery, which is a real upgrade from the current model’s battery that packs a much smaller 2,600 mAh battery.

World of Tanks Blitz to be Features on Windows phones and Windows 10

World of Tanks Blitz to be Features on Windows phones and Windows 10. World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play mobile MMO action game brought to you by Wargaming, the publisher of World of Tanks, the smash hit PC game now with over 90 million players worldwide. Drawing inspiration from the hugely popular World of Tanks, World of Tanks Blitz introduces cross platform tank combat for a variety of devices including Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones.

Linux 3.12.51 released with Multiple x86 Improvement

Jiri Slaby recently announced the fifth-first maintenance release – Linux Kernel 3.12.51, which is immediate availability for download. According to Jiri, all users of the 3.12 kernel series must upgrade to this latest version. According to the changelog, this release brings multiple improvements to the x86, ARM, ARM64, and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures. Linux Kernel 3.12.51 changelog fix possible race resulting from improper usage of IP_INC_STATS_BH() in preemptible context powerpc/pseries: Fix dedicated processor partition detection fix entry for HP lt4112 LTE/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Module net/mlx4: Copy/set only sizeof struct mlx4_eqe bytes mptfusion: prevent some memory corruption KEYS: Fix race between key destruction and finding a keyring by name KEYS: Fix crash when attempt to garbage collect an uninstantiated keyring sfc: Fix memcpy() with const destination compiler warning IB/cm: Fix rb-tree duplicate free and use-after-free KVM: x86: work around infinite loop in microcode when #AC is delivered crypto: api – Only abort operations on fatal signal dm btree remove: fix a bug when rebalancing nodes after removal serial: 8250_dw: Fix deadlock in LCR workaround Revert “ARM64: unwind: Fix PC calculation” serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 16 port Exar boards serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 12 port Exar boards dm btree: fix leak of bufio-backed block in btree_split_beneath error path Download Kernel 3.

Notepad++ 6.8.7 released with enhanced language detection

Notepad++ 6.8.7 recently released, is a free open-source code editor and is based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

Recent Windows 10 Updates may uninstall softwares without permission

There have been recent reports that recent Microsoft Windows 10 updates may be removing or uninstalling user installed applications from your machine. This follows recent complaints by some users that the update has been removing programs, typically those that assist with hardware management or monitoring tools, without any notification or simple prompt message. According to complaints reported on Reddit, some known affected softwares are Speccy and CPU-Z, which allow users to more easily see and control their system components, and most especially AMD’s Catalyst Control Center, a core program for Radeon users allowing them to control various video card settings directly from within the operating system.

Scan your Windows Certificate Store for suspicious certificates

Following an event early this year – the Lenovo-Superfish incident, where malicious certificates were injected on to Windows Certificate Store, it became apparent that not everyone knew about this incident and so for those who may not have been aware of this, if you feel the need to scan your Root Certificates on your Windows 7/8/10, then there is a new tool called RCC (Root Certificate Check) that will help you scan your certificate store and root out any suspicious cert.

Mozilla Firefox 64-Bit Scheduled to Support Microsoft Silverlight

According to recent posts online, Mozilla Firefox 64bit is likely to see Microsoft Silverlight integrated into one of its upcoming release in near future – date and version yet unknown. Based on speculation, Silverlight would be available on Mozilla Firefox 44 which is currently in Dev stage. At least for a while as Mozilla still plans on deprecating Silverlight support sometime in the future (much as Google and Microsoft already have).

Star Wars Battlefront – New Features and Contents expected soon

Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President, EA Studios recently announced that lots of new contents are coming soon over the next several months that will provide new ways to immerse yourself in Star Wars. This follows the successful launch of Star Wars Battlefront around the world about a week ago. According to him – “Star Wars Battlefront is the biggest launch of a Star Wars video game ever and is the largest digital launch in the history of EA”.

Microsoft Welcomes Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM Smartphones

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM Smartphones: two new premium quality internet-enabled feature phones that are perfect for taking and sharing selfies day and night. The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM have not one but two 2-megapixel cameras–one on the back and one on the front. Both cameras include LED flash so each and every picture will be perfectly illuminated, day and night.

LG Ray SmartPhone with 5.5-Inch Display and Octa-Core SoC Launched

LG Ray Smartphone was recently launched by LG on Wednesday. The LG Ray comes with an 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor. The phone is available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM versions. See full spec list below. The LG Ray will be available in Silver, Gold, and Titan Black colour variants. However, the Gold and Titan Black variants will be arriving in January next year.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Receives Improved Performance and Stability Patch on Consoles

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Receives Improved Performance and Stability Patch on Consoles. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 back in October. This latest update comes with improvements and a host of fixes. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Update Stab/Crashs/Perfs Improved performance and stability Online Fixed an issue where there was no rating for the final mission Fixed an issue where the Trophy/Achievement descriptions were in English when the user put his system language to “French (Canada)” Audio Fixed an issue where the lip-sync was not synchronized with the cinematics Fixed an issue where the subtitles weren’t exactly matching the audio Fixed some issues with some audio missing or being played incorrectly Vehicles Fixed some collisions issues for carriages and trains Fixed some spawning issues with the vehicles AI/NPC Fixed some popping issues Improved reactions for the allies Improved reactions for NPC on the ground Improved reactions for NPC on carts and trains Improved navigation for NPC Game System Fixed some issues with the replay system Fixed some balancing issues Fixed an issue where the gun might be missing in the inventory after acquiring it in the “Whitechapel Conquest” mission Fixed an unlocking issue with the Train Raids Fixed an issue with the “Artisan” Trophy/Achievement World/3D/Menu/HUD The Time Anomaly icon was increased to have a better visibility on the map Fixed some issues with the messages for the mission in the HUD Fixed some icon issues Fixed some lighting issues Fixed some low resolution and corrupted texture issues Fixed some level of detail issues Fixed issues with props in the world Fight Fixed some issues during fights with NPCs Fixed issues with counter attacks Fixed some camera issues Mission Fixed an issue in the Fight Club Fixed an issue where the player could not enter the Time Anomaly mission Fixed some issues with the mission objectives and secondary constraints not updating properly Fixed issues with the fast travel Fixed some issues where the missions could be blocked after some cinematics Fixed some issues with Crawford Starrick in the last mission, “A Night To Remember” Behavior Fixed some issues with the coerce system Fixed some issues with the cover system Fixed some issues with the parkour and navigation Fixed some animation issues Fixed some camera issues Fixed some issues with the rope launcher Fixed an issue where the player could sometimes fall under the map source

OxygenOS 2.1.3 update on OnePlus X will start to rollout soon

OxygenOS 2.1.3 update on OnePlus X will start to rollout soon. Based on users feedback, time was spent focusing on improving the user experience for SD card. More updates and feature additions to come in the next couple of OTAs updates. OxygenOS 2.1.3 update: SD card related improvements including: UX improvements exFAT SD card support Ability to move apps to and from SD card Fixed reboots caused by removing SD card in an active state Security patches General bug fixes and optimizations This OTA will be rolled out incrementally.

CCleaner 5.12 Released for Download with Windows 10 Improvements

CCleaner 5.12 recently released, is the number-one free cleaner tool for cleaning your PC. It protects your privacy and makes your computer faster and more secure! Is your computer running slow? As it gets older it collects unused files and settings which take up hard drive space making it slower and slower. CCleaner cleans up these files and makes it faster instantly. Many programs run silently in the background when you start up your computer.

Sprint Announces its Black Friday Deals – Free TV, 50% Off Samsung Galaxy S6 Lease

Major carrier Sprint has just announced its Black Friday deals, and customers looking to purchase a high-end smartphone will be pleased to know that there are great promotional deals available this week. For example, Sprint’s Black Friday deals include half-off Samsung Galaxy S6 (32GB) lease, which means that you will only have to pay $9 per month instead of $18. The offer is available for existing Sprint customers who upgrade or add a new line of service, as well as customers switching to Sprint.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver released

The new AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver has been released for the Linux platform. This version of the AMD Radeon Software Linux Proprietary Graphics Driver is designed to support the following Linux distributions: Distributions supported: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.7, 6.6, 6.5 Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2, 14.04.3, 15.04, 15.10 SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, 12 OpenSuSE 13.

Samsung W2016 Clamshell Smartphone released with a Flip Style

Samsung recently announced its Samsung W2016 Clamshell Smartphone now official in China. Samsung W2016 is a dual card dual standby single-pass terminal support dual card standby at the same time, does not support simultaneous calls, that is, when one of the cards in a call, another card can not access or dial out. Running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, the flip phone sports a 3.9 inch Super AMOLED dual displays offering 1280 x 768 pixels resolution.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Receives Next-Gen Bluetooth Support

Łukasz Zemczak from Canonical recently sent his daily report about the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phones, which is expected early next year. According to Zemczak: The team finally landed bluez5 in rc-proposed. After the landing got signed-off and published, we built an image to have a good test starting point. This release essentially opens up a whole new era in our bluetooth story.

Microsoft Launches AppComparison to Tell Which Apps Are Also on Windows Phone

Microsoft has just launched a new application for Android devices called AppComparison, but this time, it’s not an exclusive tool that could make Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile users angry. The company has decided to go for a tool that’s supposed to ease the transition from Android to Windows Phone, most likely because they expect more people to give a shot to their platform now that Windows 10 Mobile is just around the corner.

Samsung Galaxy J3 released with Quad-Core CPU, 5-Inch HD Display, 1.5GB RAM

The Samsung Galaxy J3 smartphone is now officially introduced in China, but it is expected that the South Korean company will make it available worldwide in the next couple of weeks. For the time being, the smartphone is not yet available for pre-order, but the Galaxy J3 appears on Samsung China official website. The device is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, and sports a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display. It comes with 1.

NVIDIA Tesla 354.42 released and available for Download

NVIDIA recently announced the availability of NVIDIA Tesla 354.42 graphics update compatible with several 64-bit Windows platforms, which adds support for the producer’s new high-performance Tesla M4 and M40 GPU models. Regarding compatibility, NVIDIA has provided three downloadable executables: one file suitable for Windows 7 and 8.1 OSes, the other targeted at Windows 10 platforms, and the last compatible with Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 operating systems. Highlights of NVIDIA Tesla 354.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 recently released, boosts network performance and delivers additional enhancements to support the development and deployment of container-based applications. New features and capabilities focus on security, networking, and system administration, along with a continued emphasis on enterprise-ready tooling for the development and deployment of Linux container-based applications. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 includes compatibility with the new Red Hat Insights, an add-on operational analytics offering designed to increase IT efficiency and reduce downtime through the proactive identification of known risks and technical issues.

Tunnel Dash: Endless Line Released

Tunnel Dash is a fun, addictive and an endless line arcade game that challenges your mind and reflex. You simply swipe left and right to keep the dot on the line while avoiding obstacles. Lots of new and unique puzzles added the game.   *** Features *** – Challenging puzzles – Over 100 mind tasking game play and puzzle – Smooth soundtrack to entertain you with – Endless gameplay

ownCloud 8.2.1 released with lots of improvements

ownCloud 8.2.1 recently released, is the first maintenance release of their open-source ownCloud 8.2 self-hosting cloud server solution for GNU/Linux operating systems. This latest release comes with a number of improvements and bug fixes. ownCloud 8.2.1 Updates: Sharing improvements: Show path to file in error message about sharing with owner Replaced error numbers with details in the sharing error message Fix pagination on public link share page Deal with NoUserException in sharing code Fix cannot change share info after switching sections Fix changing expiration date of shared link breaks password Various other fixes Performance improvements: Optimize multiple shared locks for a single process Don’t lock if we’re only reading cache metadata Escape like parameter in cache operations Storage improvements: Improve dealing with Dropbox and Google Drive Moving files makes them disappear (SWIFT object store) Transactional file locking database backend warning is only shown when there is another warning.

Git Credential Manager for Mac and Linux now Open Sourced

Microsoft recently announced the open-source release of the Git Credential Manager for Mac and Linux. This follows the release of the GCM for Windows. The tool was ported to Mac and Linux to simplify their authentication to remote Git repositories, in particular those hosted in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The GCM is a Git credential helper that assists with multi-factor authentication. Compared to Git’s built-in credential storage (such as wincred for Windows), which provides single-factor authentication support for remote Git repositories, the GCM provides multi-factor authentication support for VSTS (and soon GitHub).

NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability update for Ubuntu OS

It was recently discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers incorrectly sanitized user mode inputs. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly gain root privileges. What this means in summary is that NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to run programs as an administrator. This vulnerability affects the following drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates nvidia-graphics-drivers-340 nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates nvidia-graphics-drivers-352 nvidia-graphics-drivers-352-updates vulnerability A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

Skype 6.11 for Android released. Share and keep track of moments that matter

Skype 6.11 for Android had just been released. This latest release brings with it new features that will help you share and keep those moments that matter. Keep track of special Skype moments and your most important conversations. The ability to delete conversations and to save video messages were added because of your feedback. Manage conversations – Long tap on a contact or chat in the Recents tab to bring up a new toolbar to delete, mark as read, or mute notifications.

Groove Music App for Windows 10 Mobile Update released

Microsoft recently announced the release of Groove Music App for Windows 10 mobile version 3.6.1537.0 update. This means that the new version of the application is already in Windows Store. This latest release comes with some improvements and new features. You can share a link to music by tapping Share in the context menu. Tell your friends what you’ve been listening to! We now only automatically show more albums for artists you’re exploring if you aren’t on a metered data connection to reduce data usage.

SketchUp 2016 released

SketchUp 2016 recenly released, is a very popular,CAD style appliction, 3D modeling program for applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. This latest release comes with some significant improvements to SketchUp’s inference engine. Like all of inferencing, the new functionality is always handy, but never in your way. Key Improvements on SketchUp 2016 Parallel and perpendicular inference display improved, along with the ability to force the last referenced edge or plane with the down arrow key.

Visual Studio Code now supports debugging Linux apps and its now open source

Microsoft had just announced during the Connect(); 2015 developer event on November 18, 2015, that its Visual Studio Code Integrated Development Environment software is now open source. The Visual Studio code which is a web-focused IDE based on Atom, and not the full-blown Visual Studio IDE is now available on GitHub. The cross-platform web and cloud development code editor (IDE) now distributed for free as an open-source application, is licensed under the MIT license for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and, of course, Microsoft Windows.

Systemd 228 Arrives with New Features

David Herrmann recently announced the release of systemd 228. Systemd 228 comes with several new properties updates. Notable features includes various memory-related resource limit settings (such as LimitAS=) now understand the usual K, M, G. Behaviour of networkd’s IPForward= option changed (again). It will no longer maintain a per-interface setting, but propagate one way from interfaces where this is enabled to the global kernel setting. systemd-detect-virt gained a new –chroot switch to detect whether execution takes place in a chroot() environment.

Bodhi Linux 3.1.1 released to address Wireless Password pormpts

Jeff Hoogland announced yesterday an unscheduled bug fix release for Bodhi Linux 3.1.1. The Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 release which was released back in August had an issue where users were not always prompted automatically for wireless passwords when connecting to encrypted networks. This lead to enough confusion / user frustration that we feel it warrants an updated install image now as opposed to waiting for our scheduled 3.2.0 release early 2016.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Update released for Ubuntu Phones

Canonical in the past few months have been working day and night on the Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update release for its Ubuntu Phones. It is understandable that lots of updates will be expected in the coming weeks and months as Canonical is doing its very best to have a final stable OS for its mobile phone OS. While OTA-8 update is scheduled for release in the coming days, Canonical had began working on Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 update, which is expected to update the Web Browser App and add support for Thai fonts.

Halo 5: Guardians Battle Of Shadow And Light Update released

Halo 5: Guardians Battle Of Shadow and Light update, the first drop of free content goodness for Halo 5: Guardians, is now available. The next time you log in, you will be prompted to download this update. The following are included: Added 48 new REQs, including new armors, helmets, weapon skins, weapon and vehicle variants, a new visor and assassination, and new emblems. See below for a breakdown of what’s included.

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Beta features Cinnamon 2.8, MDM 2.0, Linux kernel 3.19 and Ubuntu 14.04 package base

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Beta Edition had just been released and this release comes with Cinnamon 2.8. 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. Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Update: New features: Software repositories are mirrored (i.e. duplicated on many servers) all over the world.

tvOS 9.1 beta 3 released

tvOS 9.1 Beta 3 provides support for developing tvOS apps. It’s packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for tvOS. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool, among many others. tvOS SDK 9.1 Beta 3 hightlights: AVKit On tvOS, AVPlayerViewController automatically resumes playback when video playback stalls. This will prevent clients from programmatically pausing playback, as a programmatic pause will appear to be a stall and playback will immediately resume.

Xcode 7.2 beta 4 released includes support for building and debugging apps for tvOS 9.2

Xcode 7.2 beta 4 recently released comes with a number of bugfix including new features which includes support for building and debugging apps for tvOS 9.1, support for building and debugging apps for tvOS 9.1. Xcode’s Crashes Organizer, now displays crash reports that originate from your tvOS apps and support for building and debugging apps for OS X El Capitan 10.11.2. Known Issues in Xcode 7.2 beta 4 – IDE Debugging Xcode’s debugger will not automatically attach to a Today extension run on an iPad Pro when the Notification tab is selected.

iOS 9.2 Beta 4 released by Apple with Siri, Safari fix and for Public Testers and Developers

iOS 9.2 beta 4 recently released, provides support for developing iOS apps. It’s packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for iOS and OS X. A notable update in this release is Arabic language support with Siri for the first time. iOS 9.2 beta 4 changelog: A user updating to an iOS 9 GM build from a seed build may see duplicate dictionaries in the definition dictionary list if the user switched primary language, added secondary languages, or added new keyboards.

Linux Kernel 4.4 RC1 released

Linus Torvalds recently announced the first release candidate for Linux 4.4 (Linux Kernel 4.4 RC1). According to Torvalds “Just looking at the patch itself, things look fairly normal at a high level, possibly a bit more driver-heavy than usual with about 75% of the patch being drivers, and 10% being architecture updates. The remaining 15% is documentation, filesystem, core networking (as opposed to network drivers), tooling and some core infrastructure. The driver changes are all over, although staging, networking and GPU drivers stand out (and those three areas account for over half of the driver changes – roughly 40% of the whole patch).

KDE Plasma 5.5 on Wayland will feature Screenlocker integration in KWin

Bhushan Shah recently posted on his blog page, an on going project work he has been working on to integrate the Lockscreen with KWin Wayland session. According to him, this is the most important bit of the Plasma on Wayland session. Currently in X11 lockscreen is managed by ksmserver (KDE’s session manager). Its also noted that in Wayland, lockscreen functionality should be moved in kwin_wayland, so that compositor is aware that screen is locked, what windows are owned by greeter, and what should get input events.

libxml2 vulnerabilities found in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Details of a number of libxml2 vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have been published Ubuntu security notice blog. According to the summary – “Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.“ libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause resource consumption, resulting in a denial of service.

Gionee S6 smartphone launched in China with Android 5.1.1

Gionee has announced the launch of it’s latest Gionee S6 smartphone in China. The Gionee S6 smartphone features a 5.5-inch display in the S lineup with a 720p HD resolution, a 13-megapixel primary camera with auto-focus and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The Gionee S6 smartphone is expected to come pre-loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop based on Amigo UI. Gionee Elife S6 Specifications Dimensions : 151.9mm x 74.6mm x 4-6.9mm, Weight : 147 grams 5.

O2 to launch its first Cyanogen OS device – BQ Aquaris X5

O2 recently published on it’s blog page, that it will be bringing its customers the latest development in operating systems when the network exclusively stocks Spanish technology company BQ Aquaris X5 smartphone in December. O2 to exclusively sell brand new BQ Aquaris X5 and bring a new operating system to its customers The Android-based operating system offers a more customisable interface, higher levels of security and a richer experience The Aquaris X5 is BQ’s newest smartphone and features a five inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with room to expand through an SD card.

AT&T will be the first U.S. carrier for Microsoft Lumia 950 starting from Nov. 17

AT&T will be the first U.S. carrier for Microsoft Lumia 950, starting from Nov. 17 via online at, and subsequently on Nov. 20 in its retail stores nationwide. It brings “PC-like” power and entertainment to the palm of your hand. You can use the device on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network with the strongest LTE signal. With the Lumia 950 and Windows 10, you can enjoy the Windows experience across your Windows 10 devices.

Vendetta Online 1.8.359 MMO Online Game Released

Vendetta Online 1.8.359 MMO Online Game recently released, is a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc. In this game, players take the form of spaceship pilots within the universe, flying to and fro between space stations and other locations in the galaxy. All combat within the game is fully realtime, based entirely on “twitch” skill. You directly pilot and fly your own ship. Players may fight one another, or against Non-Player Characters (NPCs), even participating in massive border battles between nations or helping eradicate the vicious Hive.

p7zip 15.11 beta for Windows released

p7zip 15.11 beta recently released, is a quick port of 7z.exe and 7za.exe (command line version of 7zip) for Unix. 7-Zip is a file archiver with highest compression ratio. Since 4.10, p7zip (like 7-zip) supports little-endian and big-endian machines. p7zip 15.11 changelog Some bugs were fixed. 7-Zip File Manager could work incorrectly, if files list columns were reordered. 7-Zip 15.10 showed incorrect error message about missing volume for multivolume RAR archives.

Google Launches Chrome Beta Browser for iOS with 3D Touch Support

Google has recently added iOS to the list of platforms getting beta versions of its Chrome browser (Chrome Beta Browser for iOS), as the company has released an early build of the application through Apple’s new TestFlight platform. Acquired last year to provide developers with easier access to early versions of software, TestFlight now allows users to download a new beta build of Chrome beta that adds a number of new features, including support for 3D Touch.

Xbox games coming to Windows 10

Gaming just got even better with Windows 10. Play great games optimized specifically for Windows 10, including Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, Killer Instinct, and Gears of War Ultimate Edition, while using Xbox accessories like the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. From the best casual games to a new generation of PC gaming, Windows 10 is built for the games you love. Below are some of the amazing Xbox games coming to Windows 10 in the near future: Rise Of The Tomb Raider: Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality.

Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Linux released with KDE Plasma update

The Netrunner Team recently announced the release of Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Linux – 64bit version. (Note that the 32bit version currently remains at 2015.09). Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 has been updated with packages from KDE Plasma and KDE Applications. Other Updates: The desktop is at Plasma 5.4.2 together with KDE Applications 15.08.2 and many more applications and libraries updated to their latest versions. Firefox with built-in Plasma-support is at 42.

KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 released with Lots of Plasma Improvements

KDE team recently announced that KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 toolkit has been updated with numerous changes for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, which appears to be the last maintenance release in the KDE Plasma 5.4 series. “KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.16.0. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms.

Facebook Beta for Windows 10 now in Windows Store

Microsoft announced recently that a Universal Windows App for Facebook would be launched soon. The good news is Facebook Beta for Windows 10 is now in store for Windows 10 mobile users, and its currently been tested by a selected group of testers before being rolled out more broadly at a later date. Features: See what friends are up to Share updates, photos and videos Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts According to Facebook spokesperson – “We’re testing Facebook for Windows Desktop, a new app for Windows 10 computers.

Microsoft GroupMe for Windows 10 Mobile launched

GroupMe for Windows 10 Mobile recently launched by Microsoft was rewritten completely from the ground up for Windows 10 devices . For those who may not know, GroupMe was acquired by Microsoft several years ago, and the texting application has since existed on all the three major platforms for a while now. The texting app had always been managed by Skype Team, and this latest release was specifically designed for Windows 10 mobile users since many of the updates where delivered on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

Ten great new features to install on Windows 10

After the successful release of first major update to Windows 10, this post now looks at Ten great new features to install on Windows 10 machine after installing the latest update. Since launching Windows 10, hundreds of product updates had been released to make Windows better than ever with new innovations including new features for Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Mail and Calendar, Maps, Groove, Photos, Skype, Xbox and much more. In fact, when you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you will notice almost 30% faster start-up times on average.

First Major Update for Windows 10 Threshold 2 released

Windows boss Terry Myerson posted in a blog post the release of the first major update for Windows 10 Threshold 2 which is now available for PCs and tablets. With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility. Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One today and select mobile phones soon.

Kubuntu 15.10 HD Screenshots

Kubuntu 15.10 which had been released a while now, is a linux distribution based on ubuntu 15.10 and it comes with the latest version of KDE Plasma 5.4.2 as default desktop environment. As ubuntu 15.10, Kubuntu 15.10 used linux kernel 4.2, it ships with KDE applications 15.04 that containing all your favorite apps based on KDE. Non-KDE application also included such as Firefox 41 and LibreOffice 5. Let’s take a quick tour at the amazing Plasma 5.

The New VeltOS Forks Budgie Desktop

The new VeltOS forks Budgie Desktop had been approved and available for download. VeltOS is based on Arch Linux, which provides a solid base for you to work with, while still allowing for expansion. Arch is fast, stable, and secure—allowing you to have a great experience even on older computers. According to Stefan – For a number of reasons, we here at Velt feel as if the Budgie desktop isn’t really what VeltOS should be using.

Sneak Preview at the BlackBerry “Vienna” – the company’s second Android phone

CrackBerry – one of the largest BlackBerry sites had recently posted on its blog a sneak preview of BlackBerry’s next Android phone – BlackBerry “Vienna”, which could feature an always-present physical keyboard in front of the phone. According to CrackBerry – “Just days after CEO John Chen confirmed the company has a range of products planned after the newly-released BlackBerry Priv, we just received on the CrackBerry tip line these renders of what is rumored to be BlackBerry’s next Android-powered phone“.

Manjaro 15.12 preview 2 released with XFCE 4.12, KDE Plasma 5.4.3, 4.3.0 kernel Support

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the release of Manjaro 15.12 Preview 2. This release comes with XFCE 4.12, KDE Plasma 5.4.3, 4.3.0 kernel and all the usual Manjaro and upstream updates. We worked mostly on our tools and the graphical installers. Noteable Calamares changes are: we reworked our preview of all installation options some UEFI issues got fixed it is now possible to use the same password also for the root account bootloaders can now be optionally installed Noteable changes in our tools: kcm module of Manjaro-Settings got reworked several enhancements to Pamac and Octopi optimizations and fixes to Manjaro-Tools a lvm issue was fixed within Thus Download here

Mozilla Firefox Web Browser now on iOS Apple Store

Experience a fast, smart and personal Web with your favorite browser – Mozilla Firefox Web Browser now on iOS Apple Store. Firefox is the independent, people-first browser made by Mozilla, voted one of the Most Trusted Internet Companies for Privacy. Upgrade today and join hundreds of millions who depend on Firefox for a more personal browsing experience. Fast: Smart: Yours: Firefox is made with you in mind and gives you the power to take back control of your Web experience.

Halo 5: Guardians Update Brings Big Team Battle Mode, New Weapons, and Armor

The release of free, post-launch content for Halo 5: Guardians begins this month with the first drop: Battle of Shadow and Light, which includes the stealthy new “Shinobi” Ninja-themed armor, some legendary Light Rifle firepower and perhaps most importantly, the arrival of Big Team Battle maps, modes and mayhem. There are tons of new items added to and unlocked in this month’s drop, including all-new Ultra Rare and Legendary items, such as Shinobi armor and the Dying Star Light Rifle (to name but two).

The New Xbox One Experience out today

The New Xbox One Experience rolled out today, is a complete transformation of Xbox One, integrating the speed and versatility of Windows 10. This experience includes enabling one of your most requested features – the ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. Improvement on how gamers interact with Xbox One was redesigned to make it the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever. Here are some of the new experiences that you will enjoy on your Xbox One with this update: Xbox One Backward Compatibility.

Unreal Engine 4.10 released with increased engine stability and fixes

Unreal Engine 4.10 has just been released, and this release brings hundreds of updates for Unreal Engine 4, including 53 improvements submitted by the community of Unreal Engine developers on GitHub. What’s New: This release is packed with a number of great new features, but the main focus has been to increase engine stability and fix outstanding issues. Hundreds of reported bugs have been bashed, many new quality of life improvements were added, and virtually every supported platform has received updates.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Prepares for D-Day

An email was sent out by Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak, with regards to Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 current status (Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Prepares). As earlier reported, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu lately. Unlike Android and iOS, Ubuntu Touch gets updated with regularity, Canonical being very focused on squashing bugs and adding improvements, so that the experience gets better and better with each update. According to Łukasz: As per the dates mentioned earlier, we are now in the middle of OTA-8 preparation.

Cyanogen Launches CyanogenMod 12.1 powered C-Apps Package

Cyanogen has just launched C-Apps Package for All Devices Powered by CyanogenMod 12.1. For many of the CM community users who may not be familiar with Cyanogen OS, Cyanogen OS is the certified commercial version that comes preloaded on retail smartphones such as the OnePlus One, WileyFox, ZUK Z1, Andromax Q, and YU branded devices. Cyanogen OS includes a variety of apps and services that leverage CyanogenMod’s open platform. As CM users, these apps were previously unavailable to you unless you bought a Cyanogen OS powered retail phone.

Canonical to demo the power of Snappy Ubuntu Core on the Samsung ARM IoT

Canonical has just announced that it will be partnering with Samsung to showcase the power of Snappy Ubuntu Core on the Samsung ARM IoT (Samsung ARTIK 5 and ARTIK 10 modules) in this year’s ARM TechCon. The companies will demonstrate how combining Samsung ARTIK and snappy Ubuntu Core results in an easy-to-use development platform for internet-connected devices, enabling developers to lower costs and shorten their time to market. ARTIK is a family of modules tailored for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms Released with improved AI

The brand new expansion for Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms, had been released early this week. This latest campaign comes with tons of new content, including new civilizations, fully voice-acted campaigns, and a brand-new game mode. 4 New Civilizations Berbers – Unite the tribes of Northern Africa and set sail for Europe. Can you hold your ground against the scrambled kingdoms of Iberia? Malians – Follow in the footsteps of the great Mansa Musa and become the greatest king of Western Africa.

Age of Empires: Castle Siege Patch 1.14 for Windows Phone released with Lots of Bug Fixes

Microsoft recently released a new patch for Age of Empires: Castle Siege Patch 1.14. Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a free-to-play medieval MMO tower defense game, designed for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. The game features rapid development of a Castle and to improve defensive and attacking capabilities to protect your kingdom from enemy attack. It was developed by Smoking Gun Interactive and Microsoft Studios, and was formally announced on August 26, 2014.

Apple Music for Android Beta version now released

Apple has just released the beta version of its music app “Apple Music on Android”. This release comes with a few updates and should be fully compatible with all devices running Android 4.3 and above. The app may be available in all the countries. If your version does not run it, please let us know. Notes about the beta period: Music videos are coming soon. Family membership sign-ups and upgrades require Mac or iOS.

Mozilla Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview Android App released

Mozilla Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview Android App had just been released today worldwide. This is an early experimental build of the OS available for developers to download on Android devices. This latest version of Firefox OS delivers exciting features including: Add-ons: Just like the add-ons we’ve come to love in desktop browsers,Firefox OS add-ons can extend just one app, several, or all of them, including the system app itself.

Why On Earth Would I Want To Talk To My Computer?

I recently stumbled upon a blog post and felt its worth sharing with my audience. So as the topic says “Why On Earth Would I Want To Talk To My Computer?”. Well with the recent advancement in technology and most especially “Artificial Intelligence”, there is nothing impossible for Science not to achieve apart from breathing life to a cloned human :). With the amount investments the likes of Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have invested in M, Now, Siri, Cortana and Echo respectively, we are now at a point where machines can be taught human language – intuitive, easy to use and natural.

Cumulative update for Windows 10 released

Microsoft had just release Cumulative update for Windows 10. This update for Windows 10 includes functionality improvements and resolves the vulnerabilities in Windows that are described in the following Microsoft security bulletins and advisory: 3105256 MS15-122: Security update for Kerberos to address security feature bypass: November 10, 2015 3104521 MS15-119: Security update in TDX.sys to address elevation of privilege: November 10, 2015 3104507 MS15-118: Security updates in the .

Steam Client Update Released

Valve had just released a new Steam Client update for all supported operating systems, including SteamOS/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X, bringing various improvements to the Big Picture mode, In-Home streaming, and Steam Controller support. Steam Client Update: Big Picture Added store setting to view featured games from all platforms when running on OS X or SteamOS Fixed an error that could prevent you from adding items to the Store shopping cart In-Home Streaming Improved stability and reduced Steam CPU usage under many hardware configurations Improved streaming gamepad compatibility with The Beginner’s Guide and other games Added mouse cursor constraints for Windows hosts so the cursor cannot be lost off-screen Steam Controller Fixed detection of controllers in the Settings panels when streaming from a Steam Link device Fixed an issue where firmware updates would not apply while In-Home Streaming is active Fixed an issue where some developer-approved configurations were not being displayed Fixed game action set legacy bindings not working beyond the first preset slot Fixed an issue where mode-shifted analog sticks could lose input

HTC Desire 728G Dual SIM launched in India

Following the recent release of HTC Desire 828 Has Been Released In China, HTC Desire 728G with Dual SIM option had been officially launched in India and available in Purple Myst and White Luxury color variants. The new smartphone is the mid-range device from the Taiwanese company and is now available in India for INR 17990. The Desire 728G Dual SIM runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 and features a 5.

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Dulex Edition has been launched

ASUS recently released its ZenFone – the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition. ZenFone 2 Deluxe has been described as the granddaddy of the ZenFone 2 family. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe comes with a host of new features, improvements and functionality. The phone comes with a carbon fiber wrapping and the ZenFone 2 Deluxe logo is stamped on the top along with words Special Edition on the angled corner. The Special Edition features an extra 64GB of onboard storage (for a total of 128GB), that means you can take up to an extra 45,000 pictures!

FIFA 16 game updates released

The third game update for FIFA 16 has been made available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This update includes new content like Star heads for some players, many from the newly promoted Barclays Premier League teams this season; New third kits added for Roma, Barcelona, and Inter Milan. The update includes general stability improvements and addresses the following items identified by the community and the FIFA team: Improved online matchmaking.

Google ends support of Chrome for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8

Earlier this year, Google announced that Google Chrome would continue support for Windows XP through the remainder of 2015. At that time, its is strongly advised that users on older, unsupported platforms such as Windows XP to update to a supported, secure operating system. Such older platforms are missing critical security updates and have a greater potential to be infected by viruses and malware. Marc Pawliger, Director of Engineering and Early Notifier – posted on Google Chromes Blog, that Google is ending support for Chrome on Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.

Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586 Emulator leaked

Following the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 a few days ago, you will be glad to know that the emulator for Build 10586 has been leaked online. The emulator will basically allow you to test run the Windows 10 Mobile OS on your computer, that way you have a more closer feel of what to come. Quick Hands-on with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586 According to our sources, this is the final build of Windows 10 Mobile that will be rolled out to the public sometime soon.

BlackBerry launched it’s “BlackBerry Priv” smartphone running Android OS

BlackBerry recently launched its first Android-based smartphone “BlackBerry Priv” running the Android operating system last Friday. This is an approach the company is undertaking to rediscover it’s position in the mobile market after it has struggled to attract customers to its own operating system, BB10. BlackBerry said its new device, Priv, was designed to offer customers improved security over rival Android handsets and boasted with an impressive array of features. “Coming with a device that tries to address security on Android is a good idea, but may have been better three years ago,” said Francisco Jeronimo, research director for industry analysts IDC.

Google Maps upgraded to work offline

Google has upgraded its Android Maps app so it can provide directions when not connected to the internet. The software also lets devices find businesses’ locations, opening hours and telephone numbers while offline. The firm said tourists visiting places outside their mobile subscription plans and people living in emerging markets, where data can be expensive, would be among those who would benefit most. But one expert said budget-phone owners would now have to juggle data.

Microsoft to acquire Secure Islands – a leader in data protection technology

Microsoft is taking it’s investments in security technology to the next level. Microsoft today confirmed that they have acquired Secure Islands, a leader in data protection technology startup in Israel. This acquisition accelerates Microsoft’s ability to help customers secure their business data no matter where it is stored – across on-premises systems, Microsoft cloud services like Azure and Office 365, third-party services, and any Windows, iOS or Android device. Secure Islands’ technology enhances the data protection capabilities available today with Azure Rights Management Service, Microsoft’s cloud-based information protection solution.

Microsoft Launches website to Calculate the Length of Your Facial Hair

Microsoft has just launched its latest Microsoft Garage project called “”. is powered by Microsoft Project Oxford Face APIs. This site was built by a number of microsoft team members to help the Movember Foundation, which was launched a number of years ago to raise awareness of men’s health by asking men to grow mustaches during the month of November. Our aim? Show what a healthy imagination and a Project Oxford API can build.

PlayStation 4 Firmware 3.11 released to enhance system performance

Sony recently announced on its Tweeter feeds the release of PlayStation 4 firmware 3.11 update, which is going to focus more on general stability and performance of PS 4 rather than adding new features. PS4 firmware 3.11 was released yesterday, November 9. Always update your PS4 system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability, and enhanced security Main features in system software update 3.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Now Available on Steam

Welcome to Call of Duty: Black Ops III, a dark, twisted future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the technology we created to stay ahead, in a world where cutting-edge military robotics define warfare. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 combines three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies, providing fans with the deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever.

Ubuntu Touch’s LibreOffice DocViewer App (Powered by LibreOfficeKit) now ready for testing

Alan Pope of Canonical had just announced the availability of Ubuntu Touch’s LibreOffice DocViewer App for testing. This ‘beta’ pre-release of Ubuntu DocViewer (Powered by LibreOfficeKit) is not currently in the store. He also noted the following info: Not all document types will open, and some may cause the app to crash or render incorrectly. There is no Document editing function, as this is a viewer only. Large documents may take a while to render, especially on low-end devices.

AntiX MX 15 Linux Distro (codename ‘Fusion’) first Beta release is Based on Debian 8.2

antiX development team have just announced the first public beta of MX-15 (codename ‘Fusion’) based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements from our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed for those that prefer to use it). Available in 32 and 64 bit. The 32 bit version (c1.1GB) ships with 2 stable 3.16 Debian kernels (pae and non-pae), while the 64 bit (c1GB) comes with the more recent kernel 4.

Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 PTR Preview – The next big patch, landing soon on the PTR

A sneak update on Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 PTR Preview had been announced on Diablo III blog page and this is a monstrous patch, packed to the brim with lots of features requested for. The first official preview was released for the patch, giving a high level look at the myriad of changes and new features that are on the way. Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Hightlights: New Zone: Greyhollow Island Expanded Areas: The Eternal Woods and Royal Quarters Revamped Set Items New Feature: Set Dungeons New Feature: Empowered Rifts New Legendaries Revised Buff UI More Stash Space Season Journey Revisions Season Rebirth New to PC: Action Combat Note: Please note that this is only a preview.

Apple’s iPad Pro will go on SALE from tomorrow – Wednesday

The US tech giant “Apple” has just announced that its 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available to order online from Wednesday 11th November and arrive at stores later this week. According to source, you’ve only got a couple of days to wait to get your hands on it. The 12.9 inch-screen tablet, which starts at $799 but costs more than $1,000 if buyers also want a keyboard and an optional stylus, will be available in more than 40 countries, including the United States, the UK, China and Japan.

Mozilla to discontinue support for Firefox Heavyweight Theme

Mozilla recently announced it’s plans to discontinue one of its theme’s “Firefox Heavyweight Theme” from Firefox as part of it’s dead initiative. For those who may not know, Heavyweight themes, sometimes also called full themes or complete themes, can modify all elements of the web browser opposed to so-called lightweight themes which modifies basic elements such as the header bar only. As reported by Benjamin Smedberg, who is the Manager of Firefox quality engineering at Mozilla: As part of Firefox great-or-dead, we’ve decided to stop support for “heavyweight” themes which can do arbitrary styling and replace chrome packages.

Chakra 2015.11-Fermi released with KDE Plasma 5, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

Chakra 2015.11-Fermi recently released, is a GNU/Linux distribution with an emphasis on KDE and Qt technologies that focuses on simplicity from a technical standpoint and free software. As always, this release is a snapshot of our stable repositories and includes all the updates and changes that have happened in Chakra since the last release. The Fermi series of ISO releases marks some very important changes for Chakra: Plasma 5 is the default desktop environment, replacing kde-workspace 4.

“The League of Explorers” – Hearthstone’s latest Solo Adventure announced by Blizzard

Hearthstone’s third adventure, the League of Explorers, has just been announced at BlizzCon over the weekend. The new adventure called The League of Explorers contains a series of single-player missions, which is meant to introduce players to heroic new characters and amazing villains, dangerous temples, and deadly traps. Join the League of Explorers and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Explore Azeroth’s most mysterious archaeological sites and discover ancient treasures!

Win an Ubuntu Phone by Playing Ubuntu Touch Scope Roulette

Ubuntu’s scopes are like individual home screens for different kinds of content, giving you access to everything from movies and music to local services and social media, without having to go through individual apps. The Scope Roulette gives you a chance to learn more about scopes by swiping the animation to discover related content plus along the way there’s the chance to win Ubuntu Phone related prizes. Today, Canonical launched Scope Roulette, an interactive game that teaches you everything there is to know about Ubuntu Touch Scopes with a unique opportunity to win an Ubuntu Phone device.

DeviantArt app now in the Windows Store but reviews aren’t great

DeviantArt recently announced a Universal Windows App for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The app is a web app with some enhancements, and just like the site it allows users to browse endless streams of content, as well as submit art and interact with the community 24/7. DeviantArt is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts, and a platform for emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community, with over 35 million registered members and over 65 million unique visitors per month.

Amazing pictures taken with the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 – Impressive!

Microsoft last month unveiled the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smatphones. Both smartphones comes with high-end features, premium design, and the best Windows 10 experience. Both phones works like your PC and turn an ordinary moment into your biggest accomplishment. A recent posting on gave a closer look at the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL’s camera experience with following pictures posted by a Microsoft employee: A sneak preview of what makes both Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL’s camera unique: Hardware: A rear-facing PureView camera with a 20-megapixel advanced BSI sensor, F1.

Lumia 950 XL low light 4K video sample looks amazing

Microsoft is gearing up to compete with the likes of iPhone 6S plus with its upcoming Lumia 950 phone. Even though Lumia 950 XL may not stand a chance with iPhone 6S now but in future, this could come out to be a game changer in the mobile phone industry. In a recent video posted on Youtube by “videotistik”, the Lumia 950 XL, is showcased to perform in in low-light conditions when shooting a 4K video, and the results is nothing short of impressive, to say the least.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Unity 8 to Run GTK+ Apps

The Ubuntu developers are working on improving the interaction between GTK apps and the Mir display server and it looks like they are finally getting closer to their goal. When Canonical announced the Mir display server a while back, a few problems were obvious right from the start, such as the support from companies like Nvidia or ADM, or just running existing GTK+ apps on Unity 8 and Mir. Mir still has a long way to go before it is ready for prime time, and evidence of that is that it’s still unknown when developers will decide to make it default.

Blender 2.76 released with absolute grid snapping in the 3D view

Blender 2.76 recently released, is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender 2.76 highlights Initial support for Pixar’s OpenSubdiv geometry subdivision technology.

Firefox 45 will drop the tab grouping feature

Firefox 4 browser back in 2009 added a nice tag grouping characteristics (or call tab group), Mozilla’s engineers called it “Panorama”. In Firefox 45 to be released in near future, they developers have announced that this feature will be removed. As the name suggests, the label grouping feature is to allow users to enter a specific page, and then by the user to tab grouping. This feature had always been present in Firefox for past six years now, and may not have been the most used feature in Firefox.

Nvidia works with Ubisoft to add graphics technologies to the forth coming game Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

Nvidia has just announced that they will be working with Ubisoft, the developers of Assassin Creed, to add graphics technologies to the forth coming game Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Below is video released by Ubisoft revealing stunning details of the technology behind the game, which includes work created by NVIDIA GameWorks Studios. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate also uses HBAO+ and TXAA, and adds NVIDIA PCSS (percentage closer soft shadows). HBAO+ (Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion) is a fast, simple way to add an exceptional level of shading detail to areas of a game under ambient lighting.

GeForce Gamers – Get Ready for New Games (Call of Duty: Black Ops III) and Get a Shot at $100K in Prizes

With the holiday gaming feast approaching this Friday with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Nvidia had kicked off the November-December gaming deluge. GeForce gamers will be Game Ready with today’s release of the latest Game Ready Driver for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. NVIDIA is taking it a step further and committing to GeForce gamers that we will deliver Game Ready driver support on or before launch day for the top titles this holiday season.

Microsoft has announced release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586

Microsoft has just announced the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build is mainly focused on bug fixes and general improvements. A notable change is pressing the power button on your Surface Pro 3 should put your Surface Pro 3 to sleep instead of shutting it down. Other changes are: The issue where any audio playing (like music from Groove, or videos from the Movies & TV app) gets reduced by 75% for a period of time after a notification pops up from Action Center is fixed.

jQuery EasyUI 1.4.4 released

jQuery EasyUI 1.4.4 recently released, provides easy to use components for web developers, which is built on the popular jQuery core and HTML5. EasyUI is a collection of user-interface plugin based on jQuery. Easyui provides essential functionality for building modern, interactive, javascript applications. jQuery EasyUI 1.4.4 changelog Bug filebox: The ‘clear’ and ‘reset’ methods do not work properly in IE9. fixed. messager: After calling $.messager.progress() with no arguments, the $.

Samsung Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 Unveiled in India at Low cost

Samsung has officially unveiled its Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 smartphones in India this week. The two devices are exclusively available for purchase in India via Flipkart. It is also gathered that both phones will be manufactured exclusively in India, as part of the company’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Samsung Galaxy On5 has been priced to go for Rs 8,990 ($135), while the Galaxy On7 goes for Rs 10,990 ($165 / €155).

Vinux 5.0 released and features both Unity Desktop, Gnome-shell and Mate

The Vinux team has announced the release of Vinux 5.0 desktop image. This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but Gnome-shell and the ever popular Gnome 2 fork called Mate. Vinux 5.0 is based upon Ubuntu Trusty Tahr LTS. Some of the highlights in Vinux 5.0 New re-designed Vinux boot logo. Up to date accessibility infrastructure. Current Gnome-Orca and accessibility framework.

Ubuntu Software Center for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will replaced

For those currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS codenamed Xenial Xerus, the popular Ubuntu Software Centre will no longer be available. This will be replaced with GNOME’sSoftware application based on current plans as the default and package management utility on the Unity 7-based desktop. New plugins will be created to support the Software Centre’s ratings, reviews and paid app features as a result of the switch. GNOME 3.18 stack will also be included in Ubuntu 16.

GeForce Game Ready 358.87 WHQL drivers for Call of Duty: Black Ops III released

Nvidia team has announced the release of GeForce Game Ready 358.87 WHQL drivers for Call of Duty: Black Ops III graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems, and its available for download. This release had been focused on optimization to give gamers the best gaming experience, when playing fast-paced first-person shooter games. This latest driver update focuses on following: Act Of Aggression – Added DirectX 11 SLI profile NBA 2K16 – Added DirectX 11 SLI profile StarCraft II – Updated DirectX 11 SLI profile Sword Coast Legends – Added DirectX 11 SLI profile Triad Wars – Updated DirectX 11 SLI profile Call of Duty: Black Ops III arrives this Friday, filled with campaign, co-op, multiplayer, and Zombies content, as well as new graphics features and an updated engine.

Microsoft to test run release of the Cortana for iOS beta with limited users

Microsoft is currently introducing Cortana for iOS beta as part of its Windows Insider Program. As we already know, Cortana is like your personal digital assistant, that helps you get things done, by learning more about you every day. Cortana helps you be more productive by completing basic tasks like sending emails, scheduling events, and using the power of Bing to quickly search your devices, the cloud, or the web. Cortana’s also the best at reminders, delivering them at the right time and place so you forget less and can do more.

ZOTAC NEN Steam Machine unwrapped – Fuse PC gamers and Console gamers

ZOTAC has just posted on their blog page, the new ZOTAC NEN Steam Machine. Gaming in past had always been divided between PC gamers and console gamers. Valve sensed a need, and demand to bridge the gap between PC gamers and Console gamers. ZOTAC following Greg Coomer’s posts in 2011 demostrating using a small form factor build utilizing a ZOTAC Z68-ITX WIFI motherboard with an onboard NVIDIA mobile graphics to run Portal 2 FAST, ZOTAC approached Valve to agree on a deal to develop a customized solution tailored specifically to become the ultimate fusion of PC and console.

Dota 2 Updates released

Another Dota 2 update had been released by the Dota team. Dota 2 is a free-to-play competitive game of action and strategy, played by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Dota 2 updates: Fixed not being able to watch a single-match series. Fixed a bug that prevented the Collection tab in the Armory having the correct number of slots.

Apple to launch new 4-inch metal iPhone with A9 CPU in 2016

According to a recent post on Appleinsider, Apple could return to it’s popular 4-inch metal iPhone form factor next year (2016), with the aim to mass produce affordable iPhone 5s upgrades, boasting a powerful A9 system-on-chip, metal casing and next-generation software. According to information gathered by AppleInsider – it looks like Apple might market the 4-inch iPhone as a “budget” model, meaning the target demographic does not include customers looking for the latest technology in a smaller form factor.

Manjaro i3 15.11 released

The Manjaro community has recently announced the release of Manjaro i3 15.11. This latest edition features i3-wm 4.11 of the next-branch including sticky windows and i3-gaps. This was made possible by i3-developer Airblader on the implementation of the new functions. Manjaro i3 is now fully maintained by packages and aims to be pre-configured for all basic needs while remaining completely customizable. Dmenu-manjaro 4.5.1 offers recency-awareness and mouse-interaction and has a designated config-file for appearance and terminal preferences.

Manjaro Enlightenment 15.11 released

The Manjaro community recently announced the long awaited installation media for Manjaro Enlightenment 15.11 Edition. This release keeps to the style of the 15.11 release being that it is highly vanilla, but of course is up-to-date at the time of build and includes the latest Manjaro back-end infrastructure. Note, this means a very vanilla E19 configuration with minimal app set provided out-of-the-box so you can style Enlightenment on your own. Manjaro as we know is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

Microsoft to cut down unlimited OneDrive storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, University subscribers

Microsoft recently announced plans to cut down OneDrive storage plans for consumers and this is not been taken happily with OneDrive active users. Reason’s for this latest development according to Microsoft is they plan to provide a much better service whilst also ensuring people DO NOT abuse the service. As posted on OneDrive blog page – “Since we started to roll out unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 consumer subscribers, a small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings.

Fedora 23 official version released with newest GNOME desktop

The official version of Fedora 23 is now available for download and install. As earlier announced during the alpha release, Fedora 23 comes with a number of changes that will improve all of the editions. For example, Fedora 23 is making use of compiler flags to help improve security by “hardening” the binaries against memory corruption vulnerabilities, buffer overflows, and so on. This is a “behind the scenes” change that most users won’t notice through normal use of a Fedora edition, but should help provide additional system security.

Tails 1.7 Debian Distro released

Tails 1.7 recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Google to introduce Smart Reply for your Gmail Inbox

Starting this week, your Gmail inbox will be able to do Smart Reply. So what is Smart Reply? If you regularly receive lots of emails and unable to respond on time to all as its time consuming and cumbersome while on the go, now with Smart Reply, your inbox guesses which emails can be answered with a short reply, prepare a few responses on your behalf and present them to you, one tap away.

Vivaldi Internet Browser now moves to Beta stage

Following the successful release of Vivaldi Technical Preview 3, Vivaldi today unveiled the beta version of its free web browser packed with features and capabilities designed for the web’s most demanding users. According to information posted on Vivaldi’d blog page, After more than 2 million downloads of Vivaldi’s technical previews, the beta release marks the firm transition of Vivaldi from a tool for early explorers to a browser anyone can use to navigate the web with speed and power.

Manjaro Budgie 15.11 released and its based on Budgie Desktop V8.3

The Manjaro Community has just released Manjaro Budgie 15.11 – new Budgie Desktop. Budgie is designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance. A huge advantage for the Budgie desktop is that it is not a fork of another project, but written from scratch with integration in mind. It tightly integrates with the GNOME stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience. Budgie can now emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop, optionally, via a setting in the panel preferences.

KeeFarce fools KeyPass password manager into exporting its internal passwords database to CSV file

Denis Andzakovic, a security researcher for Security Assessment has released a tool that fools KeyPass password manager into exporting its internal passwords database to CSV file, using DLL injection. KeeFarce is also described as an in-memory looter for KeePass 2.x databases. See tool in GitHub. KeeFarce leverages DLL injection to export the information (including usernames and passwords) of a running and unlocked KeePass Database into a cleartext CSV file. Source code and prebuilt executables.

The Nexus 6P Bend Test Is Entertaining, But Not Realistic

As you may know, Google has recently released the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P smartphones earlier this month, being the first devices to use the brand new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is some kind of tradition in buying and destroying new and expensive smartphones by applying torture tests on the devices to testing the durability of the phone by simulating real-life conditions. Unfortunately, some of the torture tests are performed wrong and do not display the device’s actually capabilities.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Update Will Bring External Monitor Support, Better Mouse Integration And Other Changes

As you may know, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu lately. Unlike Android and iOS, Ubuntu Touch gets updated with regularity, Canonical being very focused on squashing bugs and adding improvements, so that the experience gets better and better with each update. With 7 Updates already released, Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 is under works right now, coming with interesting new features, convergence improvements and bug-fixes.

Dolphin v11.5.0 released following potential compatibility and stability issues with latest Android M

Dolphin v11.5.0 update recently released to address fixes and issues with Dolphin Browser Adblock and other compatibility with Android M. Foreseeing potential compatibility and stability issues with Android M and Dolphin Browser, both v11.4.22 and v11.5.0 were released on the Google Play Store to address the critical issues. The following phones Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9 owners were among the first to receive the update. Other than Dolphin Browser Adblock, What’s Fixed?

Microsoft imposes End Of Sales on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Operating System

Microsoft recently reviled via its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet web page that PC manufacturers have until October 31 of next year to sell off all their stocks of computers running Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1. This I believe is an attempt by Microsoft to force all Windows users to embrace and switch over to Windows 10 which was made public in July 2015. As we all know, its Windows 8 did not have a good spell during its launch due to missing Start button UI which has always been part of Microsoft previous OSes, not until Windows 8.

Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact unveiled with next-generation smart camera by Sony

Sony has just unveiled the next-generation smartphone camera with Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, and also the world’s first 4K smartphone Xperia Z5 Premium on 2nd September 2015 in Berlin. According to Sony, the Xperia Z5 camera is capable of the fastest autofocus in a smartphone, a powerful blend of speed and accuracy to capture split-second moments with ease. “Smartphones are part of people’s lives” said Hiroki Totoki, President and CEO at Sony Mobile Communications.

GNOME 3.19.1 released

Javier Jardón recently announced the release of Gnome 3.19.1. This latest release has led to development work beginning on the next GNOME release, GNOME 3.20. Gnome 3.19.1 comes with a number of new features, Various UI improvements and bugfixes since release 3.18.1. Preview of some changes since v3.18.1 Bugfix: Use OAuth2 for Google sources – Evolution-Data-Server Bugfix : Explicitly link required libraries for gnome-calculator and gcalcmd binaries – gnome-calculator Respect text-scaling factor under wayland – gnome-shell Show the Bluetooth submenu when there were setup devices – gnome-shell Fix some theme issues – gnome-shell-extensions gtksourceview New class: GtkSourceTag with a draw-spaces property Drop build dependency on intltool, use upstream gettext and ITS Tool instead Completion windows: don’t add space for scrollbars Do not show undo/redo in context menu if undo/redo is disabled Bracket matching: several bug fixes, unit tests written, code simplified Other small code improvements

Activision making a bold move to buy Candy Crush maker King Digital for $5.9bn

Activision Blizzard Inc. recently announced it is acquiring King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush for $5.9 billion. Activision Blizzard is the world’s Global Leader In Mobile Gaming, the Largest and Fastest-Growing Segment Of Interactive Entertainment. Creates One of the Largest Entertainment Networks with Over Half a Billion Monthly Active Users in 196 Countries. Activision Blizzard Remains the Most Profitable, Successful Standalone Interactive Entertainment Company in the World. With this latest acquisition, Activision Blizzard, is now the powerhouse in console videogames with successful franchises such as “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft,”.

Samsung Galaxy View now offers better Video and Media experience

Samsung Electronics recently announced its latest product the Samsung Galaxy View Tablet, which apparently delivers an unprecedented mobile entertainment experience. With the Galaxy View’s 18.4” Full HD screen, video-optimised user interface and long-lasting battery life, users can seamlessly experience the best in video and media wherever and whenever they want. According to JK Shin, CEO and Head of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Business, “At Samsung, we are committed to creating new possibilities and bringing our consumers the best mobile experience,”.

KDE Plasma 5 will be openSUSE Leap 42.1 default desktop environment

The first release of openSUSE Leap 42.1, will ship with version 4.1 of the Linux Kernel which should provide very modern hardware support. It is understood that openSUSE Leap 42.1 will be available for download next week worldwide on Nov 4th in Amsterdam. It is expected that this release will bring power and stability to openSUSE. openSUSE Leap 42.1 Preview features: KDE Plasma 5 (version 5.4.2) is the default desktop environment.

Sony Xperia Z5 Is Now Officially Available In Canada

Sony has officially released the Sony Xperia Z5 in North America yesterday, the phone available in Canada, for now. The phone is sold only by Bell, a Canadian mobile phone carrier, for $500 US dollars, without contract The Sony Xperia Z5 uses an octa-core Qualcomm Snadpragon 810 processor, the same CPU used by Huawei Nexus 6P and OnePlus Two, has 3 GB of RAM memory, 32 GB of internal memory, extendable via microSD card up to 200 GB, uses a 5.

PlayOnLinux 5 expected to have a new and faster QT interface

PlayOnLinux 5 an been undergoing a revamp and several interface changes to making it a much better and performing application. As we already know, PlayOnLinux is a frontend piece of software for Wine, that allows you to easily install and run many Windows applications with relative ease on Linux and Mac OS X. PlayOnLiux is free and does not require a Windows licence for use. PlayOnLinux Current State? Memory Consumption PlayOnLinux 5 is expected to consume less memory than its predecessor (PlayOnLinux 4) JavaFX interface This is the main reference interface.

HTC Desire 828 Has Been Released In China

Not long ago, we were telling you that HTC has secretly released the One M93 in China, but it looks like that wasn’t the only one. HTC Desire 828, a mid-range Android smartphone has been also released in China, having a price tag near $255 (about €230). The HTC Desire 828 smartphone is using an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, has 2GB of RAM memory, 16GB of internal memory, extendable to 2 TB via the microSD card slot, uses a 5.

BLU has released BLU Studio 7.0 LTE, A Huge 6-Inch Tablet With Modest Specs

BLU Productions, an American phone vendor has released the BLU Studio 7.0 LTE smartphone, which is a huge, 7-inch phablet, with modest hardware specs. The phone has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display supports HD (720p) resolution, uses a rather old quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1 GB of RAM memory, 16 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD, a 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing selfie camera.

LibreOffice 5.1 to start twice as fast with improved Interoperability with MS Office 2016

LibreOffice 5.1 has officially entered the final stage of development with the release of the Alpha version, which is available to technology enthusiasts and community members for the 1st Bug Hunting Session organized from Friday, October 30, to Sunday, November 1. LibreOffice 5.1 starts twice as fast than the previous version, and adds to the usual incremental interoperability improvements with MS Office file formats (including MS Office 2016) some nice features, such as the Chart Sidebar to change settings in a more intuitive way, an easier workflow with Google Drive, OneDrive and SharePoint, and a Style Menu in Writer which will help user to access this fundamental LibreOffice feature.

OS X El Capitan released, upgrade for free

More than ever, Mac has always been the computer people love to use as a preferred OS machine. OS X El Capitan, named for the iconic landmark in Yosemite National Park, builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of little ways that make a big difference. And it’s free to upgrade. What’s new in OS X El Capitan?

If the Crowdfunding Campaign Has Success, PuzzlePhone’s First Modular Phone Will Be Released In 2016

If you ask me, the next big thing in the smartphone market will be the modular phone (PuzzlePhone), a device that can be easily upgraded by regular users, by simple replacing the needed module. While the motherboard and the CPU cannot be easily removed, all the other main components are replaceable. The most ambitions initiative in this direction was Google’s Project Ara, but unfortunately the release of the first Ara phone has been delayed.

Google and Asus Will Be Releasing The Second OnHub Router Soon

Two months ago, Google and TP Link have announced the first Google OnHub router (premium), a device that delivers fast wireless internet access and has an easy-to-use interface. But it looks like Google takes the router business very serious, now announcing that the second OnHub router will be manufactured by Asus, a vendor that has already worked with Google and released a Nexus device. Unlike the first router, the Asus OnHub router will also support motion control, permitting the users to wave the hand over the top of the router to increase the speed for a specific device, via the newly implemented “Wave Control” feature.

Motorola Moto X Force Is The International Version of DROID Turbo 2

The Motorola Moto X Force with shatterproof display has been launched, being the international version of the DROID Turbo 2 smartphone sold in USA by Verizen. The phone will be launched as Moto X Force, but it will share the specs and the design of the DROID Turbo 2. The phone uses a hyper-vibrant 5.4-inch Quad HD with a 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU, has 3 GB of RAM memory and 32GB/64GB of internal storage, extendable to 2 TB via the microSD card slot.

HTC Has Oficially Released HTC One M9e

HTC One M9e is mid-range smartphone which has been silently released in China only (for now). The phone uses a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with support for full HD (1080p) resolution, is powered by a 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795T Helio X10 processor, has 2GB of RAM memory, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot that can extend the internal memory up to 2 TB, uses a 13-megapixel back camera with autofocus, LED flash, OIS (optical image stabilization) and full HD (1080p) video recording, a secondary 4-ultrapixel camera for selfies and has a 2.

OnePlus X Will Be Released With Onyx and Ceramic Body

As you may know, OnePlus is a Chinese startup that has already released two high-specs phones at decent prices so far, OnePlus X (the OnePlus One and the OnePlus two) smartphones. Recently, the mobile phone vendor has announced the OnePlus X, this time a mid-range Android phone. It has a 5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with support for full HD (1080p) resolution at 441 pixel per inch, it uses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor inside, 3 GB of RAM memory, 16 GB internal storage, extendable via the microSD card slot, has 13-megapixel rear camera with phase-detection autofocus, LED flash ISOCELL sensor and full HD (1080p) video recording and a 8-megapixel front camera for selfies.

The new Apple TV now available – Buy now

Apple have just announced today the availability of Apple TV for purchase. In this present world, Apps are now how you watch your favourite films, programmes, live sport and more. The new Apple TV makes that easier than ever with the Siri Remote, a new interface, and the App Store, where you’ll find games and apps that completely change what you expect from your big screen. It all adds up to an amazing experience that is the future of television.

[GAME]Play Jelly Clash Mania Sugar Pops – Game Free

Jelly Clash Mania: Sugar Pops is a whole new match-3 game experience. Get ready to discover a new fresh and yummy Jelly Sugar Pops world with new candies, new story with challenging delightful levels. Swap and match 3 or more of the new Jelly Sugar Pops candies to create shiny explosions and get higher score to reach the new ice cream Sugar Pops land. ☆☆☆☆☆ New Features of Jelly Clash Mania: Sugar Pops ☆☆☆☆☆

WordPress 4.4 Beta 2 now available for download

WordPress 4.4 Beta 2 which is slated for release on December 8 is now available for download and testing. This is software still in development, so it is recommend that you don’t run it on a production site. To get the beta, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge night-lies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip). WordPress 4.4 update: Twenty Sixteen — The newest default theme for WordPress.

Microsoft Arrow personal launcher for Android offers a radical simplification of your Android experience

Microsoft Garage project unveils Arrow, a simple, personal launcher for Android that offers a radical simplification of the Android experience. Arrow makes it easy to find, launch and get back to your favorite apps, keep in touch with friends, and stay on top of the important things in your life. Arrow learns from you – the more you use it, the better it gets. It does the heavy lifting so you can spend less time managing preferences, and more time enjoying your phone.

Find Out How To Replicate Apple’s 3D Force Touch Function On The Waterproof Sony Xperia Z3

If you don’t know, Apple’s 3D Force Touch function senses if the users press harder on the phone’s screen and does not behave as if a quick tap has been performed. After Apple implemented the 3D Force Touch feature on the latest iPhone devices, other mobile vendors have started to add pressure-sensitive touchscreens to their smartphones. Despite the fact that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact does not have a Force Touch display, Marco Chiappetta has discovered a method to make its device detect the pressure applied on the touchscreen.

More reasons to love Apple Watch

Apple Watch Sport – Now in Gold and Rose Gold Apple Watch Sport comes in two elegant new finishes (Gold and Rose Gold). There are 38mm and 42mm cases for each, paired with fluoroelastomer straps in brand-new colours. Receive and respond to notifications in an instant. Track your daily activity. Control your music using only your voice. Pay for groceries just like that. With Apple Watch, important information and essential features are always just a raise of the wrist away.

The European Parliament Will Kill The Roaming Charges Starting With 2017

The European parliament has decided to oblige the telecom operators to drop the mobile roaming charges, which are relatively big compared to the regular prices, starting with 2017. After 2017, performing a call, sending a SMS or performing internet activities while abroad, will not be more expansive than it would be if the user was in its main country. Today, sending SMS messages, performing phone calls (calling or receiving calls) and navigating on the internet via roaming is very expensive, so the users usually prefer to stay on the hotel Wi-Fi while abroad, and use internet services like Skype, Viber or WhatsApp.

Add fun filters to your Skype video messages in the latest Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad

Skype recently launched a video message filters in Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad – video effects that let you add more fun to your Skype video messages. With this latest feature, you can now capture moments by using the video messages, which allow you to record short clips and send them to your Skype contacts to be viewed at any time, and you don’t need to be online. Capture and share a fleeting memory, create a heartfelt reminder, or simply tell a friend or family member “wish you were here”.

Pre-order your Apple TV now, expect shipment before the end of the week

Apple has announced the long anticipated Apple TV and its available for pre-order. The Apple TV comes in 32GB which costs $149 and in 64GB which goes for $199, with orders expected to ship by the end of the week. According to information gathered, the updated Apple TV is more powerful than its predecessor and offers notable enhancements to the platform which includes the inclusion of Apple’s voice assistant, Siri and a redesigned Apple TV remote which now includes a Glass Touch surface, support for Bluetooth controllers and a dedicated button to invoke the aforementioned Siri.

WinRAR 5.30 Beta 6 released – Download Winrar now

WinRAR 5.30 Beta 6 recently released, is an archiving utility that completely supports RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. It consistently makes smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space and transmission costs. WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits. It supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size.

iOS 9.2 with Xcode 7.2 betas released to developers by Apple

The first pre-release iOS 9.2 with Xcode 7.2 was released to developers for testing by Apple last week, alongside new Xcode 7.2 beta. This followed just a week after the public release of iOS 9.1, which saw introduction of new emoji and several fixes under-the-hood. iOS 9.2 beta and Xcode 7.2 beta are currently available for immediate download from the Apple Developer Center, and a possible public beta available in the near future.

Microsoft’s Cortana For Android Has Received A “Hey Cortana” Feature That Activates The Virtual Assistant

As you may know, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook have been working a lot lately at developing an advanced virtual assistant. Google has OK Google, Apple uses Siri, Microsoft has built Cortana, while Facebook has already announced its Money penny assistant. Microsoft has recently released another beta update for Cortana for Android, adding “Hey Cortana” support to provide the users an easy path to trigger the personal assistant. The new feature will facilitate the users to easily send sms messages, set up reminders and perform calls.

Find out how to cast to your TV with Chromecast 2

For those new to Chromecast 2, Chromecast is Googles devices that allows you to stream media to your TV or speakers using your phone, tablet or laptop. You can simply cast your favourite content from your apps on your iPhone, iPad, Android device or laptop right to the biggest screen and best speakers in the house. Chromecast 2 recently released now comes with brand new looks, with lots of improvements which includes improved wi-fi performance which now supports 5GHz and also comes with three internal antennas for optimizing streaming performance.

CCleaner 5.11.5408 system cleanup tool released

CCleaner 5.11.5408 recently released, is the number-one free cleaner tool for cleaning your PC. It protects your privacy and makes your computer faster and more secure! Is your computer running slow? As it gets older it collects unused files and settings which take up hard drive space making it slower and slower. CCleaner cleans up these files and makes it faster instantly. Many programs run silently in the background when you start up your computer.

YouTube launchs new music streaming app

YouTube recently launched its new music streaming app, “YouTube Music,” during an event in Los Angeles. This latest development is designed for those who use YouTube as the main source of playing music, while this streaming app works closely with YouTube videos, it allows you to switch between the audio only screen and the stream music while you are still able to access other apps. According to YouTube, this service will be free to use, though this free version will includes ads services, which can be remove by signing into YouTube Red membership access.

MySQL 5.7 General Availability released, 3x faster than MySQL 5.6

Oracle recently announced the general availability of MySQL 5.7, the latest version of the world’s most popular open source database. MySQL 5.7 delivers greater performance, scalability and manageability, plus enhanced NoSQL capabilities with JSON support and MySQL Router, which makes it easy to connect applications to multiple MySQL databases. “MySQL 5.7 delivers a wide range of innovations allowing developers, database administrators and DevOps teams to build and manage next-generation Web and cloud-based applications capable of processing ever increasing volumes of data,” said Tomas Ulin, vice president, MySQL Engineering, Oracle.

You Can Now Transform Paper Planes In Controller Drones With PowerUp FPV And A Google Cardboard VR Set

PowerUp has managed to transform paper planes into remote controlled drones, via the PowerUp FPV project. Used along with Google Cardboard, the users can view the video feed and control the paper plane by with their head movements. By attaching a fully rotating camera on the top of the plane, PowerUp provides a live stream of the in-flight video on the user’s smartphone and by using the Google Cardboard cheap VR set, the users can either control the drone via their head movement or from the in-app gamepad provided by PowerApp.

SDKBOX Version 1.3.1 Released

SDKBOX (aka The Cure for SDK Fatigue) is now fully launched and is a platform that provides a smooth integration of third party SDK services with games developed with industry-renowned Cocos2d-x game engine. The newly released version 1.3.1 includes support for Xcode 7 and iOS9 as well as maintenance updates, focusing on stability, bug fixes and updating 3rd party frameworks. Version 1.4 of SDKBOX is coming soon. This new release will add additional plugins for Scientific Revenue, Valuepotion, Play Phone and Appodeal.

LG G4 Will Be The Vendor’s First Android 6.0 Marshmallow Smartphone

LG has recently announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be available on their LG G4 headset starting with next week. Initially, it will always be available in Poland, but more countries from Europe, Asia and America will receive the update soon. LG has chosen a phased update program in order to be able to provide the new OS to a small number of devices and receive feedback from the G4 users.

The Yahoo Mail App Has Received Awesome New Features, Including Multi-Account Support And No Password Login

As you may know, the Yahoo Mail app for Android and iOS has been redesigned and received, Hotmail and AOL mail accounts support. Now, the Yahoo Mail Website permits the users to link multiple accounts to manage all their mails from one place, a task that is usually performed by email clients like Thunderbird or Geary. Also, the mobile app does not require a password login anymore, the new system that got implemented being called Yahoo Account Key.

Microsoft Skype for Business iOS app now available

Microsoft has just announced the release of Skype for Business iOS app version hence making collaboration with others much easier from anywhere or participating in important meetings while on the move. This final release comes with a host of new features including resolving the sign-in issues that some of you experienced with Lync 2013 on iOS 9. New Features: Join a meeting in one touch The dashboard had been updated with a new contact search bar, your upcoming meetings and most-recent conversations to one place.

Samsung Is Releasing The Second Tizen-Based Phone In India

As you may know, Samsung has started working at Tizen, its own Android flavor, hoping to replace both Android and the Google Play Store on some markets (to cut some of the revenue it gives to Google), when their OS becomes mature enough. This way, Samsung has more control over the device’s software, but unfortunately, it is lacking support for a lot of apps that already run well on Android. Also, Tizen is Samsung’s OS for wearable devices and smart TVs.

Acer Jade Primo Uses Continuum To Transform Your Phone Into A Desktop System

The Acer Jade Primo is one of the first smartphones that will support the Windows 10 Continuum feature, permitting the users to transform their smartphone into a desktop system by plugging it into a docking station, mouse, keyboard and a display. The phone will be released with its own dock, keyboard and mouse, but this does not mean that the phone does not support other peripherals. The idea is good, but there are some Continuum limitations haven’t been fixed by Microsoft yet: Only the Windows Store apps work via Continuum (the apps for the ARM architectures, not the desktop versions, for 32 bit and 64 bit architectures).

Neverware Has Created An USB Flash Drive That Transforms An Old PC Into A Chromebook

The Chromebook is a laptop which runs Chrome OS, developed by a vendor assigned by Google (similar to the Nexus devices). Despite the fact that the company has made some parts of Chrome OS available as open-source via Chromium, there aren’t too many Chromium images available for non-chromebooks. But things are about to change. Neverware, which has worked with Google, has created a software that turns any old computer into a Chromebook.

Google, LG, HTC And Motorola Created The Most Secured Smartphones

According to a Cambridge University study, the Nexus, LG, HTC and Motorola Android phones are the most secured devices, about 87% of the existing smartphones being vulnerable to malicious applications. The researches have picked up their data from the Device Analyzer app, stating that the mobile phone vendors do not have the habit of pushing security updates to their devices. Since Google picked both LG and Motorola to create Nexus phones, they most likely have good teams behind that care about their users and provide security updates when needed.

The Google Cardboard App Has Been Updated, Now Supporting Street View walkthroughs

As you may know, Google has created a cheap, Google Cardboard virtual reality (VR) headset, in order to try and break into the VR market. While Google’s VR set cannot compete with Oculus Rift, some of the users may prefer to spend up to $10 on such a headset to toy around with virtual reality apps. Recently, Google has added Street View walkthroughs support for its Cardboard VR, permitting the users to explore the world from the comfort of their homes, without having to interact with people or annoying neighbours.

It looks like Google OnHub Router Is Using A Custom Version Of ChromeOS

As you may remember, Google and TP-Link have announced that Google OnHub Router, a premium router that was first said to run a modified version of Gentoo, one of the oldest Linux distributions. It is a modern dual-band wireless router, operating networks on both 2.4GHz and 5GH frequencies. But a bunch of geeks have disassembled the router and studied it closely, discovering that the device is actually running a modified version of ChromeOS, which is the default OS of the Chromebooks.

The Final Version of Ubuntu 15.10 Will Be Using Kernel 4.2

As you may know, Canonical is releasing a new Ubuntu system twice a year, in April and October. With Ubuntu 15.04 Trusty Tahr already released, the developers are working hard at getting Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf ready. Since the development cycle is coming to an end, the operating system has reached its Kernel freeze, meaning that only kernel bug-fixes will be implemented until Ubuntu Wily gets officially released. Canonical has decided to use Kernel 4.

Android 6.0 Custom ROM Images For The Nexus 4 And The Nexus 10 Devices Have Been Released

As you may know, Google has recently released the Android 6.0 Custom ROM Images For The Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, but devices like Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 will not receive Android Marshmallow via the official upgrade channel. But this is not a problem, since the Android source code is open-source. Dmitry Grinberg, one of the XDA developers has released two unofficial Android 6.

The ZTE Axon Mini Smartphone Will Have Good Hardware Specs and Decent Price

ZTE has recently revealed the hardware specifications and price tag for the mini version of the ZTE Axon mini smartphone. The Axon Mini device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octacore processor and Adreno 405 GPU, will have a 5.2-inch AMOLED FHD display with curved-edged glass screen, will be packed with 3 GB of RAM memory, 32 GB internal store + SD card slot, a 13-megapixel camera on the back of the phone, a 8 megapixel selfie camera, 2800 mAh battery, a Boeing 787-grade aluminium-titanium alloy on the body and will be available in gold, silver and rose gold flavors/colors.

Advanced Phone Cleaner & Optimizer

Advanced Phone Cleaner & Optimizer is the latest Android phone master optimizer & cleaner with new user interface. Amazing features had been added to this app to improve and boost your phone’s speed by over 80%. This had been tested and confirmed to work. So what makes Advanced Phone Optimizer different from others: Memory (RAM) Optimizer This features enables you to clean up your phone memory and optimize it’s speed by cleaning out redundant running tasks in background Application Manager With this feature, you can easily move apps to SD card, backup apps, install and uninstall multiple apps at the same time.

The Amazon Fire Users Can Easily Install The Google Play Store On Their non-rooted Fire Tablet

As you may know, Amazon has recently released a $50 Amazon Fire tablet, having a 7-inch display and decent hardware specifications and uses Fire OS, Amazon’s custom version of Android. The OS permits the users to install apps like Netflix and HBO Go, but for the Amazon Play Store may not be enough for users that want to access a lot of apps. But there is a solution to this limitation.

Calculate Linux 15 released

Calculate Linux 15 is a combination of three distinguished distributions. Calculate Directory Server (CDS) is a solution that supports Windows and Linux clients via LDAP + SAMBA, providing proxy, mail and Jabbers servers with streamlined user management. Calculate Linux Desktop (CLD) is a workstation and client distribution with KDE, GNOME or Xfce desktop that includes a wizard to configure a connection to Calculate Directory Server. Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD), the MATE (CLDM) or the Xfce (CLDX) environment, Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Media Center (CMC), Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS), Calculate Scratch Server ( CSS).

Android Studio 1.4 Beta 4 now available

Android Studio 1.4 Beta 4 recently released, is an Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA and similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin. Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. This build fixes a small number of bugs relative to Beta 3: Fix icon-size scaling when using high-density displays Relax the “spaces in path” error validation to be limited to NDK projects (where the command line tools still have some problems with spaces) A few tweaks to the templates, including a fix to allow creating a new project without activities

Apache Traffic Server 5.3.2 released

Apache Traffic Server 5.3.2 recently released is a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server. Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP. Apache Traffic Server 5.3.2 changelog Errors in the huffman tree for HTTP/2. Error in Huffman decoder for HPACK. Fix crash in OpenDir::close_write from unlocked mutex. Mutex leak for TLS connections going to the origin.

Opera 32 now with SurfEasy VPN feature

As security is now becoming increasingly important in our day to day internet surfing, the SurfEasy team has recently joined the Opera family, adding its VPN solution to its product lineup. What is a VPN? Well, imagine that basic internet communication is like sending a postcard. Almost everyone can read it, the post officer, post truck driver and even your neighbor. You trust they won’t use your private information, but you can never be sure.

Apache Spark 1.5.0 released

Apache Spark 1.5.0 recently released, is the sixth release on the 1.x line. This release represents 1400+ patches from 230+ contributors and 80+ institutions. Apache Spark is a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing. Spark has an advanced DAG execution engine that supports cyclic data flow and in-memory computing and runs on Hadoop, Mesos, standalone, or in the cloud. It can access diverse data sources including HDFS, Cassandra, HBase, and S3.

Ultimate Edition 4.6 Gamers Published

Ultimate Edition 4.6 Gamers recently released by “TheeMahn”, the developer of the Ubuntu-based Ultimate Edition distribution, is the latest special “Gamers” edition of the product. This edition comes as 4GB live DVD with great collection of games, as well as the XBMC (now called Kodi) media centre software, PlayOnLinux and the Steam client. It is the ultimate entertainment system. It has a list of games that just scrolls by on the screen even on a 4K monitor, it does not stop there XBMC has been pre-injected & pre-setup into the system with over a million channels / streams to cut the cable TV bill on 69 networks, and the ability to add more.

Unity 5.2 Game Development Tool released

Unity 5.2 recently released, is a flexible and powerful development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 2D games and interactive experiences. It’s a complete ecosystem for anyone who aims to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to their most loyal and enthusiastic players and customers. Unity 5.2 Changelog New Features 2D: Ability to rotate sprites while Sprite Packing to save atlas space Android: Experimental support for IL2CPP scripting backend Android: Audio – Enable OpenSL fast path for devices that support FEATURE_AUDIO_LOW_LATENCY Android: ETC1 Compression for Sprite Atlases.

LibreOffice Viewer for Android released

The Document Foundation recently announced the release of LibreOffice Viewer for Android and this is available for download on Google Play. According to information, the Editing is still an experimental feature which has to be enabled separately in the settings, and is not stable enough for mission critical tasks. It will be enhanced in the future to a fully fledged editing solution with the help of developers. Feedback and bug reports are very welcome, to help developers improve the quality of the application on its way to a fully-fledged editor.

MongoDB 3.0.6 is released

MongoDB 3.0.6 recently released, is an open-source, document-oriented database designed for ease of development and scaling. Think of MySQL but with JSON-like objects comprising the data model, rather than RDBMS tables. Significantly, MongoDB supports neither joins nor transactions. 3.1.7 is a development release and is not intended for production use. The 3.1 series will evolve into 3.2, which will be for production. MongoDB 3.0.6 Major Changes Improvements to WiredTiger Stability SERVER-19751, SERVER-19673, and SERVER-19573.

Kodi 15.0 Isengard now in Google Play Store

Kodi 15.0 Isengard which officially released, is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. This release comes with many new features that cover requests both more than 5 years old and less than 5 months old. Kodi for Android Perhaps the biggest news for Kodi 15 isn’t a feature at all, but rather the official release of Kodi for Android in the Google Play store.

DB Browser for SQLite 3.7.0 released

DB Browser for SQLite 3.7.0 recently released, is a visual tool used to create, design and edit database files compatible with SQLite. This release contains some important enhancements, and fixes issues that are getting filed a lot. Specifically UTF-8 characters in the SQL Editor window and Windows dependency installation issues DB Browser for SQLite 3.7.0 update Enhancements Remove superfluous whitespace from Schema column in DB Structure view Add option to remember last location for file dialogs Add option for setting the font used in the SQL code editor Preserve filters in Browse Data tab when changing tabs Allow setting the line type and the point shape in the plot area Add a ‘Copy Create statement’ popup action to Database Browser tab Bug Fixes Fix UTF-8 characters in SQL code editor Make sure to always show text data (instead of ‘BLOB’) in Browse Data tab no matter the column’s data type in the table definition EditTableDialog: Add ‘=’ in front of default value when it is a function Fix a couple of typos Fix incorrect extra ‘);’ after create table statement in exported SQL Regexp cannot handle NULL text See changelog for more Download SQLite

Play 1212 Puzzle Game

1212 Cube Puzzle is a new challenging puzzle game and its simple to play with lots of fun. Simply place the different blocks shapes on the 1212 grid board, fill up rows or columns to clear all blocks vertically or horizontally.   Make good use of the available space by placing the blocks wisely to maximize score No time limit to this game, so its endless Extras: Added a small T shape with its inverted shape No color matching; No full screen ads; Only the game and You.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.0 released

TortoiseSVN 1.9.0 recently released, is an Apache Subversion (SVN) client, implemented as a Windows shell extension. It’s intuitive and easy to use, since it doesn’t require the Subversion command line client to run. And it is free to use, even in a commercial environment. Simply the coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control. TortoiseSVN 1.9.0 changelog TortoiseSVN 1.9.0 is a new major release, with many new features and lots of smaller improvements… Project Monitor The project monitor is a helpful tool that monitors repositories and notifies you in case there are new commits Sync/Export/Import settings All settings that are configurable in the settings dialog can be synchronized to a specific file, or manually exported/imported Explorer menu in status dialogs All dialogs that show status information like the commit dialog, check-for-modifications dialog, revert dialog, … now have an entry in the context menu named Shell Ignore option for SubWCRev SubWCRev, the command line tool to gather information about a working copy, has now an option to ignore files or whole paths Conflict resolving for images The image diff tool TortoiseIDiff can now help resolving conflicts of images as well Bookmarks in the repository browser The repository browser can now show a list of bookmarked repository URLs Add svn:externals property by right-dragging Files and folders that are dragged from one working copy to another with the right mouse button down can be automatically added as externals to the dropped working copy.

Android Studio 1.3 released

Android Studio 1.3 was recently released to the stable release channel. Android Studio 1.3 is the biggest feature release for the year so far, which includes a new memory profiler, improved testing support, and full editing and debugging support for C++. New Features in Android Studio 1.3 Performance & Testing Tools Android Memory (HPROF) ViewerAndroid Studio now allows you to capture and analyze memory snapshots in the native Android HPROF format.

Rust 1.2 Mozilla Programming Language released

The Rust Core team recently announced the official release of Rust 1.2. Rust is a new programming language aiming to make it easier to build reliable, efficient systems. Rust combines low-level control over performance with high-level convenience and safety guarantees Rust 1.2 comes with two major performance improvements for the compiler: An across-the-board improvement to real-world compiler performance. Representative crates include hyper (compiles 1.16x faster), html5ever (1.62x faster), regex (1.

MariaDB 10.0.20 and 5.5.45 MySQL branch released

The MariaDB project recently announced the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.0.20 and 5.5.45. These are both Stable (GA) releases. MariaDB strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server. MariaDB 5.5.45 is a maintenance release. It includes several bugfixes and updates, including from MySQL 5.5.45. MariaDB 10.0.21 changes XtraDB updated to XtraDB-5.6.25-73.1 Innodb updated to InnoDB-5.6.26 Performance Schema updated to 5.

Fedora 23 Alpha released

Fedora 23 Alpha has just been released and this release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 23’s editions. Fedora 23 includes a number of changes that will improve all of the editions. For example, Fedora 23 is making use of compiler flags to help improve security by “hardening” the binaries against memory corruption vulnerabilities, buffer overflows, and so on. This is a “behind the scenes” change that most users won’t notice through normal use of a Fedora edition, but should help provide additional system security.

FileZilla Client 3.13.0 rc1 released

FileZilla Client 3.13.0 rc1 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. FileZilla Client 3.13.0 rc1 changelog: New features: For SFTP servers the private key file to use can now be specified in the Site Manager The contents of each queue tab can now be exported through the context menu MSW: The installer now registers the App Path so that FileZilla is recognized in the Win+R dialog FileZilla now uses pugixml instead of TinyXML to parse and create XML files Several performance improvements Code cleanup and modernization, building FileZilla now requires a C++14 compiler Bugfixes and minor changes: Fixed an assert loading sitemanager.

Apache Subversion 1.9.0, 1.8.14, 1.7.21 released

Apache Subversion 1.9.0, 1.8.14, 1.7.21 recently released, is a software versioning and revision control system distributed as free software under the Apache License. Developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). Apache Subversion 1.9.0 changelog General: make all commands provide brief description in help output flush stdout before exiting to avoid information being lost Major new features: fsfs: new format 7 with more efficient on-disk layout resolve: improve interactive conflict resolution menus blame: support showing prospective as well as previous changes info: support printing of individual values with –show-item svn auth: new subcommand to manage cached credentials and certs svnserve: cache config and authz to lower resource usage and be able to serve large numbers of connections with a limited number of threads membuffer: quadruple the maximum cacheable directory size new filesystem fsx (faster, smaller) See changelog for more Apache Subversion 1.

Yii 2.0.6 PHP Framework released

Yii 2.0.6 recently released, is a high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with rich features: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly. Version 2.0.6 is a patch release of Yii 2.0 which contains over 70 minor new features and bug fixes as well as numerous improvements to documentation and great progress on guide translations.

CKEditor 4.5.2 Web Text Editor released

CKEditor 4.5.2 recently released, is an open source, ready-for-use HTML text editor designed to simplify web content creation. It’s a WYSIWYG editor that brings common word processor features directly to your web pages. Enhance your website experience with our community maintained editor. This is a minor bug fixing version whose primary focus is to improve compatibility with Microsoft Edge, the new Windows 10 browser that has just been published. Apart from Edge fixes, a few notable issues in other browsers were also corrected and some improvements were brought to the new features introduced in CKEditor 4.

Linux Lite 2.6 Beta released with Systemback

Linux Lite 2.6 Beta – Linux Lite Control Center which was recently released, aims to provide one central location for everything that you needed to configure your computer. This release also includes “Systemback”, a versatile tool that makes it easy to create backups of the system and the users configuration files. Linux Lite is now deployed across large networks and systems, Systemback allows the creation of a custom version of Linux Lite that can then be deployed to multiple machines in a given scenario.

Make Opera your default Windows 10 browser

Following the release of Windows 10, which comes with new features and an improved user interface looks and feel, Windows 10 also comes with some settings that can be a bit confusing and tricky to change, such as your default apps. When it comes to changing your default browser, there are several ways you can do this on Windows 10. How to set your default browser on Windows 10 from the Start menu: Click on the Start menu Settings  System At the bottom from the left-hand side of the screen Click Default apps Scroll down to Web browser click Microsoft Edge Click on Opera Internet Browser And that is it Video demonstration by Opera [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.

Play Jelly Clash Mania

Jelly Clash Mania is the latest amazing match 3 jewel style puzzle game. The game is a classical, simple but yet very addicting, entertaining and challenging. The game play is to match 3 or more same colored jellies either vertically or horizontally to explode or clear the jellies.   Game Play Align or match 4 jellies and you will get a powerful jelly which clears all jellies in the same horizontal or vertical lines Align or match 5 jellies, this will create a special jelly which remove all jellies with same color When jellies are linked in a T or L shape, you get a special fire jelly that explodes twice and clears the surrounding 4×4 jellies Combine 2 special jellies and you get a super powerful blast Each levels comes with its own special jelly quest which you must complete ( achieve a set score, bring special items to the bottom, remove frozen jellies and many more…) Complete levels with stars to get bonus coins (3 Stars = 150 coins; 2 Stars = 100 coins; 1 Star = 50 coins) You can use special skills to support playing.

Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS released‏ with updated kernel and X stack

The Ubuntu team recently announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. This release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support a wider variety of new hardware across all supported architectures, not just x86. Package Updates: Linux kernel 3.19 By default, the 14.04.3 point release will ship with a newer 3.

Opera 31 Starts Up 70% faster

New important change have been introduced in Opera 31, this is improvement in its startup time. Opera for computers now starts up to 70% faster in comparison to previous versions. This is especially important and helpful for devices with slower, traditional hard drives. Discover gets a makeover Pages in Opera was redesigned so everything looks nice and modern. In Opera 31, Discover gets a better layout. Discover is a feature that serves you the most recent content from your region.

RedisDesktopManager 0.8.0 RC1 released

RedisDesktopManager 0.8.0 RC1 recently released, is a cross-platform open source Redis DB management tool (i.e. Admin GUI). Redis Desktop Manager developed to replace hundreds of slow and ugly tools for redis. RedisDesktopManager 0.8.0 RC1 changelog: New features: Migrate from XML to JSON config connections.xml - connections.json (Import from XML still works, but deprecated) Automatic gzip decompression/recompression of values Key filtering (back-ported from 0.

Manjaro-i3 Arch Linux based distribution released

Manjaro-i3 recently released, is a user-friendly GNU/Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch Linux. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting-edge software. Manjaro-i3 chnagelog New features and enhancements The new release has become even more resource friendly and boots up with available with both init systems Systemd or OpenRC, both 64bit and 32bit customization and config now mostly achieved with packages that can easily be updated in the future: i3status-manjaro, dmenu-manjaro (recency- and terminal aware and mouse-interactive) new fancy and lightweight Conky new i3exit-script and i3lock replacing light-locker, added switch-user function,blurlock and Xautolock added preconfigured Hexchat Dunst for notifications Alsa-audio with Volumeicon Xarchiver-gtk2 tweaked configuration for urxvt and Compton a bunch of console utilities and AUR-building-tools (base-devel) are included lots of other new little features, tweaks and enhancements in the i3 config As usual, this release comes with our advanced graphical installer Thus aswell as ourCLI-installer.

Kodi Pre-15.1 testing has begun

If you are not already aware, Kodi Pre-15.1 testing has already begun, this is following updates to a number of issues that popped up upon release of 15.0. Testers are been sort for to help test this release and you can report back issues noticed or recommendation herein the thread – Kodi pre-15.1 Testing Thread. The goal of this thread is not to find and report new bugs, but only to look for bugs that might have been introduced while fixing issues in 15.

Squid 3.5.7 Proxy Server released

Squid 3.5.7 recently released, is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows. Squid 3.5.7 changelog wrong SNI sent to server after URL-rewrite Add ENABLE_POD2MAN_DOC automake conditional for pod2man builds basic_smb_auth: rejecting valid credentials basic_smb_auth: doesn’t handle passwords with backslashes basic_smb_auth: nmblookup fails when smb.

ShareX 10.1.0 – Advanced Screenshot Tool released

ShareX 10.1.0 recently released, is an open source program that lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key, save them in your clipboard, hard disk or instantly upload them to over 40 different file hosting services. In addition to taking screenshots, it can upload images, text files and all other different file types ShareX 10.1.0 changelog Added “Portable mode” option to installer Added ShareX Greenlight buttons to main window where you could vote to help us or just hide it permanently When ShareX window minimizes to tray it will now save all settings “Rectangle region capture” renamed to “Region capture” Rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond region captures moved to “Region capture” which you can activate them with Numpad 1, 2, 3, 4 keys Added “Copy URL” option for “ToastWindowClickAction” setting in “Task Settings - Advanced” tab Added tray menu item and hotkey to be able to “Disable/Enable hotkeys” Imgur GIF uploads now use GIFV link Added LnkU, CoinURL, QRnet, VURL, 2gp URL shorteners Added Windows modifier hotkey support (Because of limitations, instead of holding this modifier you need just press one time for it to add/remove modifier) Multiple file import support e.

NativeScript 1.2 released – live sync, push notifications, native plugins

NativeScript 1.2 recently released, enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms. NativeScript 1.2 changelog: New Create instance immediately and move all android-specific events to Implement cancellable back button pressed for Android. Expose additional properties of NavBar/ActionBar Add an optional fullscreen parameter to Page.

Gogs 0.6.3 – Go Git Service released

Gogs 0.6.3 recently released, is a painless self-hosted Git Service written in Go. The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest, and most painless way to set up a self-hosted Git service. Gogs runs anywhere Go can compile for: Windows, Mac, Linux, ARM, etc; Gogs has low minimal requirements and can run on an inexpensive Raspberry Pi Bug fixes Label disappeared after edited a label Filename cut off in DIFF when containing spaces Migrate repository requires HTTPS address Private repositories issues included in “Public Activity” All users email are public API calls are not hidden behind sign in 404 on files with url-encoded names It is possible to access user profiles using organization URL Didn’t check blank user name on LDAP Generated certificate doesn’t have CN with the hostname Removing user from organization collaboration removes repositiory Create repo for other users by hacking uid field Improvements Clearer error message for illegal characters Add full name field to admin’s user edit page Hide organization email for non logged-in users Visit Repository home page with “.

Bugzilla 5.0 Bug Tracking System released

Bugzilla 5.0 recently released, is a “Defect Tracking System” or “Bug-Tracking System”. Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being “free”, Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. This new major release comes with many new features and improvements to WebServices and performance New Features and Improvements Improved WebServices Improved Caching using Memcached Abililty to Tag Bug Comments Improved Bug Group Membership Checking Improved Documentation for Users and Administrators Other Enhancements and Changes Enhancements for Users Bugs: The deadline field is now visible to users not in the the timetracking group.

Mir 0.14 implemented in Ubuntu Touch 15.10

Mir 0.14 recently released, is the next generation display server targeted as a replacement for the X window server system to unlock next-generation user experiences for devices ranging from Linux desktop to mobile devices powered by Ubuntu. The primary purpose of Mir is to enable the development of the next generation Unity Mir 0.14 highlights: ABI summary: All clients and all servers need building; Mirclient ABI bumped to 9 Mirserver ABI bumped to 32 Mircommon ABI bumped to 5 Mirplatform ABI bumped to 8

Play Sugar Sugar 3

In this Sugar Sugar 3 logic game you have to get the sugar into the cup. The question is how skilled are you to direct the sugars into the cups in this ever expanding puzzle game. It will seem simple at first, but it will get more and more difficult. Fill the cup and make sure you get to the next level. Draw the lines accurately to ensure the sugar is guided into each respective cups.

Stencyl 3.3.2 released

Stencyl 3.3.2 recently released, is the quickest and fastest way of creating amazing games and publish the game on iPhone, iPad, Android, Flash, Windows & Mac without coding. Stencyl is more described as a logic building block for 2D games. It’s got a unique drag and drop interface with new functionality and hundreds of ready-to-use blocks that enables you to bring your game logic design to life. Power users can create and share their own blocks, extend the engine through code, import libraries and write their own custom classes that interact seamlessly with block-based Behaviors.

Oracle Linux 6.7 – Oracle Enterprise Linux distribution released

Oracle Linux 6.7 recently released, is the seventh update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and our public yum repository and ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 ships with the following kernel packages: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-68.3.4.el6uek) for x86-64 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 2 (kernel-uek-2.

WordPress 4.3 RC Released

WordPress 4.3 RC recently released, is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. This latest release comes with over 100 changes including a number of TinyMCE updates, and a host of theme changes. WordPress 4.3 RC changelog TinyMCE: remove the spare string for the keyboard shortcuts modal TinyMCE: wptextpattern: undo on esc after enter Customizer: Switch buttons to match the focus order with the visual order Customizer: Remove redundant translated string.

SDKBOX Now Launched! The Cure for SDK Fatigue

SDKBOX is now fully launched and is a platform that provides a smooth integration of third party SDK services with games developed with industry-renowned Cocos2d-x game engine. The newly implemented installer for v3.7, no matter which version of the game engine you are using, C++ or Javascript or Lua, reduces integration down from the typical 1-2 weeks down to just a few minutes. SDKBOX highlighted features: All-in-One installer which will let users integrate a service with the single line of command: “sdkbox import iap”.

total.js 1.9.0 – Node.js MVC framework released

Total.js 1.9.0 recently released, is an awesome web application orientated framework for node.js and io.js. Total.js 1.9.0 is a free web application framework for building Web sites and Web applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Node.js (MVC) web application framework. Total.js 1.9.0 changelog: Added: (IMPORTANT) ISOMORPHIC using (IMPORTANT) new flag `mobile` (mobile routing), you can create a route to mobile device (IMPORTANT) new flag `delay` for long time operations (it removes timeout) CSS variables likes sass, example: `$color: red;` CSS nesting modificators for dynamic modification before compilation: views, styles and scripts TransformBuilder F.

Go 1.5 Beta 3 Programming Language released

Go 1.5 Beta 3 recently released, is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. The latest Go release – v1.5, is a significant release, including major architectural changes to the implementation. The biggest developments in the implementation are: The compiler and runtime are now written entirely in Go (with a little assembler). C is no longer involved in the implementation, and so the C compiler that was once necessary for building the distribution is gone.

Webconverger 31.0 released

Webconverger 31.0 recently released, is a live, Debian-based web kiosk. It is designed for deployments in places like offices or Internet cafes where only web applications are used. Its simple and reliable, provides good performance, available API for fine tuning it for your deployment, currently supports the latest Web features, comes with built-in excellent security and supports i18n. Webconverger 31.0 changelog Fixed an issue with printing Pushed Firefox 39 Further locked down some new Mozilla anti-features like social services, pocket and hello URLs Received a fantastic endorsement from the (Internet) famous security pundit SwiftOnSecurity https://github.

Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 released

Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 – code named “Wily Werewolf” has just been released recently and its available for testing. The new release Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2, is still under development and currently only intended for testing purposes. As announced in release note:“The second alpha of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been released! This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylinand the Ubuntu Cloud images. As noted, Pre-releases of the Ubuntu 15.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Windows 10 was unveiled in September 2014 and the plan was to have one platform, one store, and one experience that extends across the broadest range of devices from the smallest screens to the largest screens to no screens at all. Windows 10 has been unique product built based on feedback from million of Windows Insiders, delivered as a service with further improvements and security updates. Windows 10 is been offered as a free upgrade to genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.

Corona Now Offers Mac App and Win32 App Support

Last week, Corona announced that it will bring Mac App and Win32 App support to the Corona platform, as part of its planned new platforms theme for 2015. Since the announcement was made, they have been conducting private betas with a small group of Corona developers. Mac App and Win32 App betas has now been opened to everyone in the Corona community. Download Corona daily build 2015.2687 (or later) to get started.

GeForce GTX confirmed Game Ready For Windows 10 & DirectX 12

Following the official launching of Windows 10, which comes featured with an entirely new browser, a voice-recognition-enabled Cortana personal assistant, expectations on the growth and support for Windows 10 is expected to be on the high side. According to update on GeForce website, for gamers the key new feature Windows 10 brings to the table is DirectX 12, a transformative update that changes much of the underlying rendering technology developed since the API’s initial release in 1995.

Future of Linux without Linus Torvalds

For some of you who may not have known, Linus Torvalds has been the face and architect behind the worlds most popular open source OS Linux for many years. One question that pondered my mind is “What will happen to Linux when Linus departs the world”? Well Linus himself thinks that Linux would survive just fine without him, and that may come as a welcoming news for Linux lovers. Some comments and reactions from some Linux redditors to the article “The Creator of Linux on the Future Without Him“: Pizzaiolo: “For some reason I think Stallman will be a bigger loss to the free software movement than Torvalds will be for kernel development :(“ Knaekce: “Linus could get run over by a bus.

Show and tell with Firefox Hello

Introducing video screen sharing, the latest feature in Firefox Hello. Screen sharing saves the day when you’re collaborating with a partner on a project, booking last minute travel deals with your bestie and fixing your grandpa’s computer settings. It’s free and easy to invite anyone, anywhere and talk over video with Firefox Hello. And now, you can share your screen, too Try Screen Sharing

WineHQ to migrate away from SourceForge

The developers and maintainers of WineHQ (Wine Is Not An Emulator) software have set in motion plan to migrate their open source code hosting away from SourceForge. Wine as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. According to Austin: Given SourceForge’s recent activities with taking over open source projects for their own gain, I propose that we migrate away from SourceForge. The main uses for SourceForge is for mirroring tarballs, wine-gecko/wine-mono installers, and the wine-gecko git repository.

The Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition has now landed

The Ubuntu team have just announced the availability of the second batch of Ubuntu Phone, the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition. This release is available for pre-order in Europe from BQ’s website. Early this year, the first sets of BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phones where made available and that ran out so quickly. According to info on website, this latest Ubuntu phone will only be available in the Unión Europea, Norway and Switzerland.

Microsoft planning to support SSH

As Microsoft has shifted towards a more customer-oriented culture, Microsoft engineers are using social networks, tech communities and direct customer feedback as an integral part on how we make decisions about future investments. As announced by Microsoft, they are looking to contribute to the OpenSSH project, so the connectivity between Linux and Windows gets a boost. Supporting SSH has been one of the most popular request the PowerShell team has received, this will allow Windows machine manage Linux system via SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH.

Mozilla Firefox to begin displaying ads on homepage

According to the latest post on Mozilla’s blog page, Mozilla will start displaying ads on Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Note this ads would be displayed on the beta browser meaning Beta testers would start seeing ads displayed within the suggested tiles when you open up a new tab. This is following an 18 months improvement work on their digital advertising experiences for the Web. Following the release of two products, Directory Tiles and Enhanced Tiles, last November, Directory Tiles have proven that Tiles can deliver successful advertising in Firefox and Enhanced Tiles was our first step to show it is possible to deliver personalization while respecting privacy.

Erle Robotics launches Ubuntu snappy core drone

Erle Robotics has launched its first Ubuntu snappy core drone. The Ubuntu Core special edition drone is a Ubuntu powered quadcopter that includes official support for new app store for drones an robots. It has official ROS support, capable of the different flight modes and ideal for outdoor operations. It has been designed for an extended flight time and it can carry a takeoff weight of about 2 kilograms. Ubuntu Snappy Core microSD image for Erle-Brain Linux autopilot available here.

Xubuntu 15.10 will be shipped without Gimp, Abiword and Gnumeric

Following a recent vote cast on whether to drop Gimp, Abiword and Gnumeric but include LibreOffice by default from Xubuntu 15.10, Simon Steinbeiß has announced that Xubuntu 15.10 will replace GIMP, AbiWord and Gnumeric with LibreOffice components based on the outcome of the vote. As it stands, LibreOffice Writer will now be used instead of AbiWord and LibreOffice Calc will replace Gnumeric, but there is no mention of what application will replace GIMP image viewer and editor.

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) reaches End of Life on April 30 2015

Ubuntu has just announced its Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) released almost 5 years ago, on April 29, 2010 will no longer be supported after April 30, 2015. As with the earlier LTS releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 5 years. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 10.04 will reach end of life on Thursday, April 30th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 10.

Download Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Community Wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Community Wallpaper is now available for download. These wallpapers are chosen via a contest in which various users participate by submitting his/her own wallpaper design and based on successful wallpapers, they are then made available in the next Ubuntu release. This contest is guided by various guidelines required by the developer of the Canonical Design team. The top 10 successful wallpapers that won the Ubuntu 15.04 community wallpaper contest which took place on Flickr are shown below: Download Ubuntu 15.

uTorrent found quietly installing bundled Bitcoin mining software

BitTorrent has come under fire recently from its users after it emerged the company’s latest uTorrent build 38913 update apparently installed a Bitcoin mining software. This issue was picked up when a forum member “Groundrunner” in the uTorrent community forum noticed increased CPU loads, even while his computer was idle. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that this piece of software, named Epic Scale, is a Bitcoin miner that purports to use your “unused processing power to change the world.

Search In Files: A sneak peek at the next Notepadqq version

Notepadqq as we know is a an open source, Notepad++-like text editor for the Linux desktop. It helps developers by providing all you can expect from a general purpose text editor, such as syntax highlighting for about 100 different languages, code folding, color schemes, file monitoring, multiple selection and much more. You can search text using the power of regular expressions. You can organize documents side by side. You can use real-time highlighting to find near identifiers in no time.

Unofficial Ubuntu AppStore released

Following the recent announcement of the availability of Ubuntu’s first mobile phone code-named Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, Unofficial Ubuntu Appstore had been released. You can now browse, download, and search apps from the Ubuntu click appstore – While this app uses the Ubuntu click appstore api, it caches images and data to be kind to the api. This app is currently designed to be deployed on OpenShift. The gear running the app needs to have the Nodejs and MongoDB cartridge setup.

Android Lollipop stability better than Apple’s iOS 8

As we all know, Android and iOS are the two biggest mobile operating systems platform in the world as at today (time will tell). One key debating question is “Who do you think has the most stable OS – “Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop” or “Apple’s latest iOS 8“. Crittercism – a San Francisco application performance monitoring company recently compared the crash rates between iOS 8 and Android Lollipop OS and the result shows that Apple’s iOS 8 had an average crash rate of about 2.

First Ubuntu Phone available to purchase – Limited time only

I just got this email notification from the Ubuntu team that the first set of Ubuntu phones are now out and available for purchase but for only a limited time. The phone code-named Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is currently going for 169.90 euros. So go grab your own copy right now. See details below: Introducing the first Ubuntu smartphone: the BQ Aquaris E45 Ubuntu Edition. Available to purchase for a limited time from 09:00-18:00 CET on Wednesday 11th February.

Download PopcornFx – Realtime Particle FX for games

PopcornFx is a realtime particle FX middleware for games. It’s made of a dedicated effect editor and a multiplatform runtime integrated into the game-engine. PopcornFx’s architecture and scriptable particles makes it both high-performance and extremely powerful. Watch the overview video for more details on what it does. How does it work ? Particle effects are created by artists in the PopcornFx editor. They are then baked and saved with the game assets.

Microsoft released FREE Android / iOS version of Outlook

Microsoft recently announced on its official blog page the removal of the “preview” label from their Office suit for Android apps. As of today, Word for Android tablet, Excel for Android tablet and PowerPoint for Android tablet will be available in the Google Play store as free downloads. These apps join the highly rated OneNote for Android, as well. We are also committed to supporting the Intel chipsets via a native implementation that will be available within a quarter.

Former Co Founder of Opera releases new browser – Vivaldi

Following the release of Microsoft browser Spartan, a former CEO / Co-Founder of Opera “Jon von Tetzchner” has just announced the release of a new browser called “Vivaldi“. The new browser, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, is still in its early days, but offers a number of features that loyal Opera users may remember. It sports mouse gestures for browsing and the familiar “speed dial” interface that shows your favorite tabs on the new tab page.

OrientDB 2.0 released

After 6 months of Development and Testing, 400+ Issues resolved, 55 Pull Requests from the Community, 3 Milestones and 2 Release Candidates, Orient Technologies is thrilled to announced the final release of OrientDB 2.0! OrientDB 2.0 is much faster than 1.7 (many users notice a 40% performance improvement) and performs much better when distributed on multiple servers. The new Binary Protocol compresses the database size resulting in less space used on the File System and higher I/O throughput.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 (2013.5) CTP 2 released

Microsoft announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP 2). This latest release now has added support for graphics debugging of Unity-based applications on Windows Phone, and made fixes in Team Foundation Server, Git support, and the IDE. This update is the latest in a cumulative series of technology improvements and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2013. Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 2

Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics – The R Language

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Revolution Analytics, an open-source analytics company with a strong focus on the highly popular R programming language for statistical computing. Microsoft says that it made this acquisition “to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics.” The two companies did not disclose the financial details of the transaction. R is one of the most widely used programming languages specifically designed for statistical computing and predictive analytics, alongside SAS, MatLab, Mathematica and a number of Python libraries.

LibreOffice for Android Beta released

The Document Foundation (TDF) have announced the release of LibreOffice for Android beta in the Google Play Store, allowing mobile users to access Open Document Format (ODF) files from devices such as tablets and smartphones. The first release of LibreOffice Viewer handles text documents and basic presentations. Support for spreadsheets have been included in an early form, while support for more complex presentations is planned for a future release. Users are invited to download and test the application, although care is advised for production environments.

Google Project Ara – Modular Phone Ecosystem

Google recently held a conference on the development of its Project Ara modular phones, and announced the latest version of the Spiral 2 prototypes at the conference. Google also released a large number of product concept map, showing the skeleton and Ara prototype modules combination, show the potential of its possible implication. For those who may not be aware of what Google Project Ara is about – Project Ara is a development effort to create a modular hardware ecosystem–rivaling mobile apps in the pace and level of innovation–around smartphones, with the goal of delivering the mobile internet to the next 5 billion people.

GAME: Two Cars 2015

Two Cars 2015 is an addictive puzzle game for you to enjoy with your friends and family. The game is about you controlling two racing cars at the same time whilst avoiding & collecting obstacles along the way. You need to control both the blue and orange car at the same time Collect all the circles along the way Avoid the squares blocks DO NOT miss any circles on the road

Android Studio 1.1 Preview 1 Released

Android Studio 1.1 Preview 1 had just been released to the canary and dev channels. This release for version 1.1 is focused on bug fixes. Version 1.2 is currently been worked on in parallel where the platform will be migrating to the IntelliJ 14 codebase, among other feature work. However, in addition to the bug fixes there are some notable improvements: New projects now create launcher icons as @mipmap resources instead of @drawable The various “cleanup” detectors for lint (e.

XenServer 6.5 officially released

Citrix has announced the release of XenServer 6.5, a virtualization platform based on the open-source Xen Project hypervisor. With this latest update, XenServer now offers a full 64-bit kernel architecture, which allows customers to leverage the latest hardware and OS platforms, and supports enterprise-grade networking, storage and workload management. The new 64-bit kernel architecture features significant improvements in networking and storage performance, providing customers with a virtualization platform for running new and existing workloads in their workspace and datacenter environments.

SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 153 released

SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 153 have just been released to the alchemist repository. This release comes with a number of updates, bug fixes and new packages. Some of the updates includes: Updated NVIDIA drivers to 343.22, Updated AMD graphics driver to 14.9, Linux kernel rebased against 3.10.60, Improved performance of timing system calls for 32-bit applications by backporting i386 VDSO changes from upstream kernel and adding eglibc support for them, Fixed “XCOM: Enemy Unknown” not focusing on startup.

Windows 7 mainstream support ended yesterday

With Microsoft Windows 10 anticipated launch currently circulating on air, the first phase of support for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 mainstream support for the OS ended yesterday 13th January 2015. According to report, Microsoft has pledged to continue to offer extended support for Windows 7 for another five years, until January 14, 2020.   By ending the “mainstream support,” the Windows 7 OS users will continue to on the “extended support” period under Microsoft.

Internet Explorer to be replaced by Spartan Browser

The latest news in the Tech world is the planned replacement of desktop most popular browser “Microsoft Internet Explorer” to a new browser codenamed “Spartan” in Windows 10. As reported by The Verge, the new browser will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers. Among the plans for Spartan is new inking support that allows Windows 10 users to annotate a web page with a stylus and send the notes and annotations to a friend or colleague The web note service will be powered by Microsoft’s one-drive cloud storage, meaning notes will be stored on a copy of a web page that can be accessed by any browser across multiple platforms As annotations are shared, multiple users can doodle on a web page and share edits and annotations between groups A second major feature for Spartan will be the integration of Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant.

Debian wheezy 7.8 released

The Debian project team has just announced the release of Debian wheezy 7.8 – its eighth update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Debian wheezy 7.8 updates Fix handling of chunk trailers to avoid bypass of intended mod_headers restrictions fix hostname comparison with SNI to be case insensitive Retry without partial data after a 416 response Update debian_version for the point release Fix upgrades from the old “mybashburn” package in Squeeze New upstream version; fix endless loop on special crafted quantum compressed cab files Add archive signing keys for Jessie Rebuild for the point release Rebuild for the point release Install base-passwd and base-files in two calls rather than one, to ensure correct ordering Fix denial of service [CVE-2014-6060] Add versioned Breaks/Replaces on digikam-doc, to fix upgrades from Squeeze Enable all SSL/TLS versions supported by NSS Increase version compatibility with icedove Disable introductory video to avoid hanging at startup and many more To update to latest release: apt-get update apt-get upgrade -y Download Debian Wheezy 7.

Linux Mint 17.1 ‘Rebecca’ released

The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 17.1 ‘Rebecca’ (Both Xfce & MATE editions). Linux Mint 17.1 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. Linux Mint 17.1 New features: Out of the box support for Compiz Update Manager Language Settings Login Screen System Improvements Artwork Improvements Other Improvements Main Components LTS Strategy For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.

Chrome OS 40 Beta channel updated

The newest Chrome OS 40 Beta channel release includes several new developer features to help you make richer, more compelling web content and apps, especially for mobile devices. Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. Service Workers This release adds service workers, a powerful new API that allows developers to make sites work offline by intercepting network requests to deliver programmatic or cached responses.

Phaser 2.2.2 Released

Phaser 2.2.2 has just been released as part of its kick off for the year and it comes with loads of updates and bug fixes. Phaser is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering. It uses Pixi.js internally for fast 2D Canvas and WebGL rendering. New Features Phaser.Loader now supports BLOB urls for audio files (thanks @aressler38 #1462) Line.

kbengine 0.2.10 released

kbengine 0.2.10 recently released, is an open source MMOG server engine, using a simple protocol will be able to make the client and server interaction. To use the KBEngine-plugins quick combine with (Unity3D, OGRE, Cocos2d, HTML5, etc.) to form a complete client. Engine framework written using c++, Game logic layer using Python(Support the hotfix), developers do not need to re-implement some common server technology, Allows developers to concentrate on the game logic development, quickly create a variety of games.

WPS Office for Linux Alpha16 released

Kingsoft Office for Linux is a simple, powerful office suite with a comfortable interface for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. The office suite comprises of Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheet. The application has a similar interface to that of Microsoft Office Suites. The latest version WPS Office for Linux Alpha16 which was recently released comes with following updates: New document compare tool for Writer. New Eye Protection Mode for Writer/Spreadsheets.

Kubuntu 14.10 flavor released

Kubuntu 14.10 is available for upgrade or install. It comes in two flavours, the stable Plasma 4 running the desktop we know from previous releases, and a tech preview of the next generation Plasma 5 for early adopters. Plasma 4 is the recommended stable offering and what you get from the default download, but is now in maintenance mode. It runs the software you are familiar with and will be getting updates and bugfixes but not new features from now on.

Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images released

Google announced the release of early version of Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK with the L Developer Preview, running on Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Android TV. You can now download the full release of the Android 5.0 SDK, along with updated developer images for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator. The first set of devices to run this new version of Android — Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player — will be available in early November.

InkScape 0.91 pre2 released with major improvements

Inkscape 0.91 pre2 recently released is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software. Inkscape has sophisticated drawing tools with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Xara Xtreme.

Sysstat 11.0.2 stable released

Sysstat 11.0.2 package contains utilities to monitor system performance and usage activity. Sysstat contains various utilities, common to many commercial Unixes, and tools you can schedule via cron to collect and historize performance and activity data. Sysstat supports UP and SMP machines, including machines with hyperthreaded or multi-core processors, supports hotplug CPUs (it detects automagically processors that are disabled or enabled on the fly) and tickless CPUs. Sysstat’s features

Spring Boot 1.1.8 released

Spring Boot 1.1.8 released early this month, is an application that makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that can you can “just run”. We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration. Spring Boot Features Create stand-alone Spring applications Embed Tomcat or Jetty directly (no need to deploy WAR files) Provide opinionated ‘starter’ POMs to simplify your Maven configuration Automatically configure Spring whenever possible Provide production-ready features such as metrics, health checks and externalized configuration Absolutely no code generation and no requirement for XML configuration

Drupal 7.32 released with SQL injection vulnerability fixes

Drupal 7.32 a maintenance release which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download. Drupal 7.32 was released in response to the discovery of a critical SQL injection security vulnerability. Users are urged to upgrade immediately. Below is a description of the security vulnerability. To fix this issues, you are advised to upgrade immediately. Vulnerability Description: Drupal 7 includes a database abstraction API to ensure that queries executed against the database are sanitized to prevent SQL injection attacks.

Opera Introduces new bookmarks experience

Opera has introduced a new opera bookmark feature which allows you to add images to bookmarks and enables you organize them in a new way. Bookmarks in other browsers save website addresses – you can organize them in folders, and you can edit the titles. That’s easy. But, making it look good too is what we do at Opera. This comes with support for Windows and Mac version of the Opera Internet browser.

Phaser 2.1.2 “Whitebridge” Released

Phaser 2.1.2 recently released is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering. It uses Pixi.js internally for fast 2D Canvas and WebGL rendering. This latest release adds in a number of new features including Audio Sprite json format support, native loading of XML files, Sound fades, per character Text colours, further updates to BitmapData, the ability to use BitmapData with frames as Sprite textures, Group filter, search the Cache by URL and plenty of updates and bug fixes too – including the death of the pesky getPixel issue on Safari / iOS.

Lightworks v12 now Available

Lightworks is a full-featured editor with all the power, performance and features you would expect, with support for all major professional broadcast formats from SD, HD, 2K and Red 4K files. Editshare announced the final release of Lightworks v12. The release of Lightworks version 12 marks a unique milestone in that for the first time, the same version runs on the Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms. In addition to marking the completion of work on the multi-platform code-base, Lightworks v12 introduces improvements to several key areas and adds some great new features, to speed workflow and improve the editing experience.

Protect your Systems Against the Shellshock Bash Vulnerability

For those who may not be aware, its been announced last week (September 24, 2014) to be precise, of the discovery of a GNU Bash vulnerability, referred to as Shellshock. Shellshock exploit enables a remote attacker to gain control of systems remotely and execute arbitrary code via a crafted environment. The impact of this vulnerability is it Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service. The following environments have been identified to be affected OpenSSH sshd The mod_cgi and mod_cgid modules in the Apache HTTP Server Scripts executed by unspecified DHCP clients [box type=”danger” icon=”warning”]Detailed description of this vulnerability can be found on Red Hat website[/box] Is my system Vulnerability?

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Final Beta released

Adam Conrad has just announced the release of the final beta release of Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. The Ubuntu Release team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. The stable release of Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn (14.10) is scheduled for October 23rd, 2014. Note that Ubuntu 14.10 will be supported for 9 months for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin along with all other flavours.

Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta 2 released

Martin Wimpres has announced the release of Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta2 and its now available for download. This release id the second beta release that fixes a number of issues that were present in Beta1, and adds a few new features, including some more original artwork. Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta 2 Added gnome-system-tools due to community feedback requesting user and time management facilities Added indicators to Ubiquity that enable access to assistive features and basic system configuration Added assistive features to LightDM Added keybindings, compatible with Sonar, for toggling assistive features Added a MATE panel layout that is similar in appearance to Windows XP classic mode Updated the default Ubuntu MATE panel layout to better reflect how Ubuntu 10.

Automotive Grade Linux has arrived

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, has announced that its first open source software release is available for download, bringing the industry one step closer to achieving a standard Linux-based software platform for the connected car. AGL is building the industry’s only fully open automotive platform, allowing automakers to leverage a growing software stack based on Linux while retaining the ability to create their own branded user experience.

newLISP 10.6.2 Scripting Language released

newLISP is a Lisp-like, general-purpose scripting language. It is especially well-suited for applications in AI, simulation, natural language processing, big data, machine learning and statistics. Because of its small resource requirements, newLISP is excellent for embedded systems applications. Most of the functions you will ever need are already built in. This includes networking functions, support for distributed and multicore processing, and Bayesian statistics. newLISP Features A Modern Built-In API Regular expressions PCRE Pattern matching with match and unify Networking functions: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, ICMP XML and JSON text processing functions Advanced Math and classic Statistics functions Bayesian Statistics functions Financial functions Date and time functions Fast, unlimited precision integer arithmetic I/O transparent over local files or remote files via HTTP Name spaces (contexts) for programming in modules Indexing into nested lists and implicit indexing Nested associations FOOP Functional Object Oriented Programming.

Ubuntu Touch RTM version Officially Released

Canonical has released the first official version of Ubuntu Touch RTM (Release To Manufacturing), as its approaching the launching of the first Ubuntu Touch phones scheduled for the end of the year 2014. With the release of the Ubuntu Touch RTM version, Ubuntu users can now download this version and install on your their phones or tablets. The release at this stage is considered to be stable following numerous bugfixes and rigorous testings carried out by Canonical team.

openSUSE 13.2 Beta 1 released

openSUSE 13.2 Beta 1 release, code name ‘Rolling Factory’ has over 6,000 installations and counting. As announced by Jos Poortvliet, based on the release plan and roadmap, the latest Geeko will be released in November, but help will be needed as it won’t be free. openSUSE 13.2 will have lots of new things and more expected: Linux kernel 3.16 (going for 3.17) GNOME 3.12 (planning for 3.

Road to GNOME 3.14

GNOME 3.14 is the latest Gnome update and is scheduled to be released later this month and its expected to bring in a whole new set of features, and improvements, including bug fixes since the last release. Though Gnome 3.14 release notes is yet to be released, Allan Day – GNOME user experience designer, has shared a sneak preview of what is in stock with this release: The most noticeable feature is the new “swarm” animation effect when launching applications GNOME’s Photos app has been improved upon, now Gnome photos will now pick up your Google photos, with support for images uploaded with Picasa, Android, or posted on Google+ Adwaita has been written and this includes around 8,000 lines of CSS reduced to about 3,300 lines.

Install TexturePacker 3.4.0 – Game Development on Ubuntu

TexturePacker is one of the most popular sprite sheet creators tool for game developers in the market. One reason for this is the number of supported frameworks. TexturePacker creates multiple image and data files if not all sprites could be packed into a single texture, Optimises rendering speed and memory usage of an App or Game, it’s mutli-OS (OSX,Linux,Windows), and supports generating sprite sheets for different targets automatically (i.e. retina and non-retina).

OpenMW 0.32.0 Modern Game Engine Released

OpenMW is a new and modern engine based on the one that runs the 2002 open-world RPG Morrowind. The OpenMW engine will come with its own editor “OpenCS” which will allow the user to edit or create their own games. Both OpenCS and OpenMW are written from scratch and aren’t made to support any third party programs the original Morrowind engine uses to improve its functionality. The latest release 0.

Cocos2d-x v3.3 Beta Released with New Features

Cocos2d-x is an open source game engine under MIT license. It can be used to build games, apps and other cross platform GUI based interactive programs. Cocos2d-x allows developers to exploit their existing C++, Lua and Javascript knowledge for cross-platform deployment into iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Windows Desktop and Linux, saving time, effort and cost. Cocos2d-x is fast, easy to use and loaded with powerful features. Cocos2d-x-3.

MAXON Announces Release Of Cinema 4D R16

MAXON has announced the immediate availability of Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the company’s industry-leading 3D software. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity. Release 16 reinforces MAXON’s commitment to provide creative professionals with stability, performance, unmatched integration, and a straightforward interface to optimize any workflow.

Ubuntu Touch Terminal in Action

I recently came across a YouTube video showing the power of the terminal application on Ubuntu Touch mobile phone. What strikes my attention is the ability to run commands as we do on the desktop version to installation applications – like my favorite command which is ‘apt-get install xxxxxxx’. So I tried imagining how much power is at my disposal in changing the looks and feel of my Ubuntu Touch UI to anything I want – I meant if this is actually feasible with the Touch Terminal.

WordPress 4.0 Notable Changes

The release of WordPress 4.0 has brought in quite a number of new changes and features and all focuses on improving user’s experience with the platform. WordPress 4.0 is code named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. Areas that have been improved or polished upon includes the Screen Editor, Media Library Grid, and Plugin Search. Screen Editor My most favourite changes or improvement made within the content editor is the automatic expansion of the editors screen while typing hence making writing much smoother – no scroll bar.

Mesa 10.3 RC2 Now Available For Testing

Emil Velikov has announced the release of Mesa 10.3 release candidate 2, which is now available for testing. Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification. OpenGL is a programming library for writing interactive 3D applications. Mesa 10.3 RC2 Changes since mesa-10.3-rc1: radeonsi: add new CIK pci ids radeonsi: add new SI pci ids Makefile: Switch from md5sums to sha256sums glcpp: Don’t use alternation in the lookahead for empty pragmas.

Wayland and Weston 1.6 Alpha Released

Pekka Paalanen has just announced the release Wayland and Weston 1.6 Alpha. According to the announcement, this is the first alpha release on the road to 1.6.0 (wayland and weston 1.5.91 release). The release plan continues as follows: two weeks to let the alpha version stabilize, and only merge small features along with bug fixes RC1 release on September 5th, Friday bugfixing RC2 release on September 12th, Friday hopefully no more bugfixing much 1.

KDE 4.14 Last Major KDE Software Compilation Released

The KDE team has just announced the release of KDE 4.14 Software Compilation, which is the last major release of 4.x branch, and its dedicated to the memory of Volker Lanz, one of the maintainers KDE who passed away in April. This release KDE 4.14 offers more software stability, with little emphasis on new and less-proven stuff. Few of the key improvements and bugfixes made in the release includes: Support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol (before only HTTP type was supported) Support for audio calls (both protocols libjingle Google and Real Jingle) for * all * Jabber Accounts, enabled by Default Show full range of jabber priorities in account config dialog New Lua backend Support to plot extension in Python 2 backend Improved VI mode Comment blocks can be folded automatically to save screen space Improved C ++ import (map declarations to correct namespace) Support for loading ArgoUML files (without Diagrams) Highlighting of the current item in the Places Panel is prettier Dolphin now shows thumbnails of .

Budgie Desktop v6 Released With Brand New Panel Editor

Ikey Doherty has just announced the release of Budgie Desktop v6. Budgie Desktop is a lightweight GTK3 desktop session and its the default desktop environment for Evolve OS, a new desktop Linux distribution released early this year. See how to install Evolve OS Alpha 1 with Budgie Desktop on VirtualBox. Panel Editor Budgie Desktop v6 release comes with several bug fixes in the panel and menu components, as well as the introduction of a brand new Panel Editor, including customisable layouts and GNOME Panel theme integration.

Kubuntu Plasma 5 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Daily Build Released

The ISO Image files for Kubuntu Plasma 5 for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) daily build is now available for download. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE’s workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices.

Jekyll 2.3.0 Released with Slew of Enhancements

Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory containing raw text files in various formats, runs it through Markdown (or Textile) and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, ready-to-publish static website suitable for serving with your favorite web server. Jekyll also happens to be the engine behind GitHub Pages, which means you can use Jekyll to host your project’s page, blog, or website from GitHub’s servers for free.

Cinnamon 2.3 Released with Bugfixes

Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The latest Cinnamon Desktop Environment – Cinnamon 2.3 is an unstable cycle towards Cinnamon 2.4 and its available in github. This update comes with following bug fixes Fix Cinnamon background being reset or overwritten by GNOME background at startup.

KDE Plasma 5.0.1 First Bugfix Released

KDE had just recently released its first bugfix update to Plasma 5 which is KDE Plasma 5.0.1. Plasma 5 was released a month ago with many feature refinements and streamlining the existing codebase of KDE’s popular desktop for developers to work on for the years to come. This latest release, versioned 5.0.1, adds a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important such as fixing text which couldn’t be translated, using the correct icons and fixing overlapping files with KDELibs 4 software.

Second Release of KDE Frameworks 5 Out

KDE today announced the second release of KDE Frameworks 5. In line with the planned release policy for KDE Frameworks this release comes one month after the initial version was released and it comes with both bugfixes and new features. KDE Frameworks as 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS released

The Ubuntu team has just announced the release of Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) fifth LTS point release for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. As with 12.04.4, 12.04.5 contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations on x86 architectures. Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS now uses a derivative of Linux kernel 3.13, which is maintained by Canonical. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation.

Qemu 2.1 Released with Support for USB3 Passthrough

QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. When used as a virtualizer, QEMU achieves near native performances by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. QEMU supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux.

Evolve OS Alpha 3 Released

Following the successful release of Evolve OS Alpha 1 early this year, Ikey Doherty the developer has just announced the release of Evolve OS Alpha 3. According to Ikey, this release is the third and final alpha release of the Evolve OS images, as there is plan to move towards daily-builds and then to the beta stages. For now, the Alpha 3 image is only suitable for 64-bit machines, and is not yet EFI capable.

Mesa 10.2.5 Released with Focus on Bug Fixes

Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification – a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics. A variety of device drivers allows Mesa to be used in many different environments ranging from software emulation to complete hardware acceleration for modern GPUs. Mesa ties into several other open-source projects: the Direct Rendering Infrastructure and to provide OpenGL support to users of X on Linux, FreeBSD and other operating systems. The latest release Mesa 10.

Source Filmmaker Released with Bug Fixes

Source Filmmaker is a powerful movie-making tool built and used by Valve to create a flexible, modifiable 3D recording that can be exported as a movie or as a still image. The 3D recording you create in the SFM can contain recorded gameplay, objects, cameras, lights, particles, animations, effects, and sounds—and the motion information for how each element changes over time. With the SFM, you can essentially film “on location” in your favorite TF2 map—whether it’s one that Valve released or one that you modded yourself.

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released about a week ago. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2 game. The major changes to this latest release includes the following: Added a new startup music track from Expiration Date Fixed projectiles causing teleporter exits to detonate Fixed the Huntsman not firing after being charged in the air and landing on the ground while using cl_autoreload Fixed teammates blocking the removal of sappers when using the Homewrecker, Maul, and Neon Annihilator Fixed a bug with the Gloves of Running Urgently that increased the marked for death time to 5 seconds instead of 3 Fixed a bug related to orphaned marked for death particles Updated the target ID to be hidden while taunting Updated the Bolt Boy to have two styles like the Bonk Boy Updated the equip_regions for the Bonk Boy and the Bolt Boy Updated the materials for the Boo Balloon Updated pl_cactuscanyon Added stage 3 Limited Red flanking route near cliff to Blu spawn in stage 1 Added health and ammo inside underpass by Blu spawn in stage 1 Adjusted spawn times in stage 2 Adjusted health and ammo packs Updated rd_asteroid Mode changes Updated HUD layout Fixed a bug that would prevent players from picking up the reactor core Teams will now spawn 70% faster if their C robots are dead Map changes Fixed unbalanced ammo kits in Blu base near the vault Added flashing light in the vault that will activate when a player is stealing points Added larger one way glass windows to spawn exit doors Added small ammo pack to top of the stairs at the cave exit Shortened length of pipes in vents that require players to crouch Increased track length for A robots.

Tails 1.1 OS Out – Preserve your Privacy and Anonymity

Tails is a live operating system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. Tails comes with several built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite, image and sound editor, etc Tails relies on the Tor anonymity network to protect your privacy online: Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship All connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network Leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly Use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging The latest release fixes numerous security issues, including minor improvements and new features, some noticeable once are: Make persistent file permissions safer UEFI boot support, which should make Tails boot on modern hardware and Mac computers.

Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 Now Released

Iain Lane has just announced the release of Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2, the second alpha release of the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn today. This alpha release features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin and the Ubuntu Cloud images. Pre-releases of the Utopic Unicorn are NOT encouraged for anyone needing a production system as you may run into occasional, even frequent breakage. Alpha 2 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing.

Kuine Linux 2.0 for Base, MySQL and PgSQL Released

Kuine is a family of Linux distributions developed with the goal of emulating an appliance or creating a virtual machine to meet a very specific or desired need, such as a Database server or CRM or CMS or FTP service right out of the box with minimal installation and configuration. Kuine v2.0 features Supports multiple languages (Engish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish) Optional Graphic Desktop either Local or Remote by RDP Install is one Click Visualization support with autodetection for VMWare, VirtualBox, Parallels, Xen/Citrix, VServer, OpenVZ/Virtuoso, Hyper-V, KVM/Qemu Administration tool in three different environments (Console, GUI and Web) PostgreSQL Server 8.

Oracle Linux 7 has been released

Oracle has just announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 last week. Oracle Linux, is an open source operating platform that gives customers and partners the capabilities, tools, and features they need to innovate, collaborate, and create solutions across traditional, cloud-based, and virtual environments. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business-critical applications across the data center and into the cloud.

CoreOS Linux Distribution 367.1.0 – First Stable Release

The first stable release channel of CoreOS Linux Distribution version 367.1.0 has just been released this week meaning you are now authorized to install or deploy this operating system in your production as desired. CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience.

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Update Now Available

The Ubuntu team has just announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. This is the first point release of Ubuntu 14.04 and it comes with many updates, which includes updated installation media, security updates, bug-fixes, providing stability, and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.

Preview of Plasma 5.1 Activity Switcher

Ivan Čukić – KDE developer and Free/Libre software enthusiast recently posted on his website ‘A screen-cast of the activity switcher in Plasma 5.1’. According to Ivan, further development work was underway to introduce new features which are planned for version 5.1 (and later) releases. One of the planned feature is the new activity switcher, and a lot of work is been done to make it much more polished and optimized than the one currently activity switcher available in 5.

Firebug 2.0.2 released

The Firebug team have just posted on their website the release of their latest Firebug extension – Firebug 2.0.2. Firebug is the most popular and powerful web development tool which integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. Click here for full features of Firebug 2.0 This latest version is a maintenance release which fixes some reported issues.

Google Brings PC Class Gaming to Android with AEP, Powered by Tegra K1

When SHIELD made its debut last year, it was the most powerful gaming portable ever created. Built around the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, SHIELD enabled gamers to experience a revolutionary way to play Android games and extend their GeForce GTX gaming experience virtually anywhere. Google during its I/O conference keynote kickoff showed off it’s new Android L operating system’s gaming capabilities on a Tegra K1 reference device – thanks to the Android Extension Pack (AEP).

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reaching End of Life on July 17 2014

As announced by Adam Conrad, Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) which was released almost 9 months ago, on October 17, 2013 is nearing its end of life. This was the second release with our new 9 month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 13.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 17th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 13.

Steam Game on the Go with Steamboy

Valve had just embarked upon an ambitious project aimed at bringing its valve games to the comfort of your hands while on the move. They are introducing a portable hand-held PC with a 5 inch touchscreen called SteamBoy. Steamboy developed by SteamBoy Machine Team, a third party not affiliated with Valve, is an independent project backed by the SteamBoy Machine team. The specs are modest: a quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM, a 32GB built-in memory card and a 5″ 16:9 touchscreen.

10,000 Ubuntu Phones Activated

Canonical has just announced that more than 10,000 mobile devices running the Ubuntu Operating System has been activated. According to Michael Hall, this important milestone for the company is achieved with the help from their partners Meizu and Bq. What are the key notes from this announcement Ubuntu phone (and tablet) users can sign into their Ubuntu One account on their device in order to download or update the applications on their phone.

Install ImageMagick in Ubuntu 14.04

ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves. Some Key Features and Capabilities Format conversion: convert an image from one format to another (e.

GNOME 3.13.2 depends on Systemd

GNOME 3.13.2 is the second release of GNOME 3.13.x development series intended for testing and hacking purposes. Note that GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status, so this unstable 3.13.x series will become the official 3.14 stable release scheduled for September 2014. According to Javier Jardon, Gnome 3.13.2 temporarily depends on systemd as part of Wayland development. This is needed because Wayland support in GNOME depends on systemd, but before 3.

Apache Directory Server Release Note

Release Note for Apache Directory ApacheDS 2.0.0-M16 Bugs not support ordered multiple resource record answers Server tools dump command broken due to use of old paths Modifying the schema with more than one mod may fail Providing a right fix for DIRSERVER-1459 Unable to use external keystore for SSL Test case fails permanently Sporadic failure on CollectivAttributeServiceIT java.

The New GeForce GTX TITAN Z: Ultimate Power

NVIDIA has introduced one of the fastest ever built gaming monster graphics card – The GeForce GTX TITAN Z: ULTIMATE POWER. It harnesses the power of two GTX TITAN Black GPUs, providing an incredible speed and cool, quiet performance in your favorite games on the highest resolution imaginable. Perfectly engineered with high-grade components, an impeccably crafted cooling assembly, and a sleek aluminum body, GTX TITAN Z is stunningly designed inside and out.

Security Vulnerabilities found in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS fixed

Canonical had just reported that a number of vulnerabilities found in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Linux Kernel had been fixed. According to Matthew Daley’s report, the following vulnerabilities where identified and fixed: An information leak in the floppy disk driver of the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory A flaw in the handling of ioctl commands by the floppy disk driver in the Linux kernel.

Gnome Mutter 3.13.2 release out

Mutter is a window and compositing manager that displays and manages your desktop via OpenGL. Mutter combines a sophisticated display engine using the Clutter toolkit with solid window-management logic inherited from the Metacity window manager. While Mutter can be used as a stand-alone, it is primarily intended to be used as the display core of a larger system such as GNOME Shell. For this reason, Mutter is very extensible via plugins, which are used both to add fancy visual effects and to rework the window management behaviors to meet the needs of the environment.

GNOME Shell 3.13.2 Release Out

GNOME Shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3 desktop, like switching to windows and launching applications. GNOME Shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics hardware and introduces innovative user interface concepts to provide a visually attractive and easy to use experience. GNOME Shell 3.13.2, the second update to GNOME 3.13.x series comes with many fixes, various improvements, and translation updates over 3.13.0 and 3.13.1. Make airplane mode menu insensitive in lock screen Don’t always extend struts to the screen edge Fix keynav for alternatives in AltSwitcher Implement window menus in the shell Support resource:/// URLs in GNOME_SHELL_JS envvar Fix switcher popups with keybindings containing Escape Update extension-prefs UI to follow GNOME 3 patterns Add support for fallback app menu in window decorations Fix keynav escaping open app folders use widget GtkBuilder templates for the event detail view Avoid using deprecated GtkMisc Turkish translation update to Swedish and Catalan (Valencian) translation [button link=”https://download.

The Witcher 2 – Assassins Of Kings Released For SteamOS & Linux

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is now officially available for SteamOS / Linux. The porting of Witcher 2 into Linux platform is an indication that game developers are now seeing a future where Linux roles the gaming industry platform. For newbies in the gaming world, The Witcher 2 is one of the most interesting RPG games in recent times. The Witcher 2 is officially defined as an “action role-playing hack and slash video game” powered by the REDengine.

Facebook now Offers Free Anti-Malware scanning

Facebook revealed on Tuesday that it had added another sets of free anti-malware software’s to protect users trying to use Facebook from infected mobile/computer devices. This latest service is been provided with the help of security software makers F-secure and Trend Micro. Based on the malware type or variant detected, Facebook will recommend any of these two for your system. As explained on Facebook page, “Our goal is to make it easier for people to find and use the right technology to better protect their devices.

QT 5.3 Release Announced

Qt 5.3 is the latest version of Qt, the leading cross-platform application and UI software development framework. With Qt you can take your application natively to all major desktop, embedded or mobile platforms or create highly powerful modern embedded devices with alternative screens or remote controllers running on desktop or mobile platforms. Introduction Video for Qt 5.3 Qt 5.3 packs in numerous new features and improvements that enables the simple and effortless development of applications and connected devices that run anywhere on any device, on any operating system making the end users’ life easier.

Steam introduces Steam In-Home Streaming

Steam had just introduced a new steam service called ‘Steam In-Home Streaming‘. Steam in-home streaming allows you to play a game on one computer when the game process is actually running on another computer elsewhere in your home. This means, if you have two computers at home, one more powerful than the other, then you can easily run your game from the less power computer while the actual hardware used for running the game resides on the more powerful computer.

China bans the installation of Windows 8 on Government Computers

The Chinese Central Government Procurement Center, the body responsible for supplies and procurement of equipment’s for the government recently announced that it will forbid the use of Windows 8 Operating System on all government new desktops, laptops and tablets. Apparently this is a move to secure their computer systems in the future after further support for Windows XP was shutdown. This measure taken only targets computers used by government offices, while the personal computer market is expected to stay unaffected for now.

Canonical unveils – Ubuntu Orange Box

Canonical in conjunction with Tranquil PC announced the introduction of its first Cloud In A Box solution – The Orange Box. The Orange Box is a complete mobile cluster and an easy, low-risk way to deploy OpenStack cloud infrastructure on your premises, and is particularly well suited for portable demonstration and local prototyping of cloud workloads. Each Orange Box chassis contains: 10x Intel NUCs Specifically, the Ivy Bridge D53427RKE model Each Intel NUC contains i5-3427U CPU Intel HD Graphics 4000 16GB of DDR3 RAM 120GB SSD root disk Intel Gigabit ethernet D-Link DGS-1100-16 managed gigabit switch with 802.

VLC 2.3 for iOS now available for download

VideoLAN and the VLC development team announced in April 2014 a new VLC 2.3 release for iOS. This release adds support for folders to group media files, more options to customize playback, improved network interaction in various regards, including small but noticeable improvements as well as 3 new translations – Latvian, Romanian and British English. What new in 2.3 New ability to organize media in folders Support for password protected HTTP streams WiFi uploads and HTTP downloads continue in the background (2 min on iOS 7, 10 min on iOS 6) Added option to disable playback control gestures Added option to use bold subtitles Modified behavior: when passcode lock is enabled, playback will be stopped when VLC enters the background state Fixed serial ftp downloads Fixed downloads from Twonky UPnP servers Fixed playback control through lock screen, headphones or multi-tasking view Playback is paused when headphones are unplugged Improved UPnP discovery speed with some servers Improved memory consumption Added support for m4b, caf, oma, w64 audio and mxg video files Caches for WiFi upload and HTTP downloads are emptied more often to keep storage impact reasonable Stability improvements and UX tweaks New translations to Latvian, Romanian and British English So head down to Apple Store and download this App [button link=”https://itunes.

Ubuntu 12.10 – Quantal Quetzal no longer supported

On May 16, 2014, Canonical announced that it no longer support Ubuntu 12.10 code named – Quantal Quetzal. So what this means is no more updates or packages will be available and Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu announced its 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) release more than 18 months ago, on October 18, 2012. Since changes to the Ubuntu support cycle mean that Ubuntu 13.

Microsoft announces Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One

Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced the next upcoming entry game in the Halo series Halo 5: Guardians – will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox One platform in Fall of 2015. Not much has been said about this game, but the developers of hinted that the game will utilize a new engine that will run at 60 frames/seconds, on dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been longing for in decades – Ross.

Half-Life 2 and Portal available on NVidia Shield

Nvidia has announced the introduction of 2 classic games, Half-Life 2 and Portal into their handheld device, Nvidia Shield. So owners of Nvidia Shield can now download Half-Life 2 and Portal from Google Play. “NVIDIA has done a remarkable job bringing both Half-Life 2 and Portal to SHIELD,” said Doug Lombardi Vice President of Marketing at Valve. “We’re playing both games here on our SHIELDs and fans of both franchises can expect the same gameplay they’ve come to love on the PC“ Test Drive of Portal and Half-Life 2 below In addition to landmark games such as Half-Life 2 and Portal, Nvidia have added a long list of new capabilities to SHIELD since its launch – including an update in April that adds the ability to remote stream games to SHIELD – now in beta.

Google Standalone Mobile Apps for Docs, Sheets and Slides

Google last month announced the new dedicated Mobile Apps for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. As years passes by, more and more users now use their mobile devices to create and edit contents. Google had long had the Drive app for storing things both in Android and iOS , and as Technology evolves, it was time to make this more convenient, by making it easier for one to quickly find, edit and create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go.

Latest Chrome Experiment – Speak and learn with Spell Up

Google has unveiled its latest Chrome Experiment – Speak and Learn with Spell Up. Spell Up is a browser-based game that uses voice recognition and speech synthesis to help people learn to spell English better. It helps you improve your English using your voice—and a modern browser, of course. It’s like a virtual spelling bee, with a twist. Since Web Speech API made it possible to speak to our phones, tablets and computers, the idea of whether this technology could help people learn a language more easily was conceived.

Nvidia 337.19 Linux Graphics Driver Released

The latest version of Nvidia Graphics driver for Linux which is Nvidia 337.19 has been released and is available for download. It comes with plenty of fixes and changes. This article will guide you on how to install Nvidia 337.19 Beta in Ubuntu. Release Highlights Fixed a bug causing mode validation to fail for 4K resolutions over HDMI in certain situations. Added nvidia-settings command line controls for over- and under-clocking attributes.

HP to invest over $1 billion in open-source cloud computing

According to Reuters News – Hewlett-Packard Co said it plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years to develop and offer cloud-computing products and services. The company said it will make its OpenStack-based public cloud services available in 20 data centers over the next 18 months. OpenStack, a cloud computing project that HP co-founded, provides a free and open-source cloud computing platform for public and private cloud services.

Next Generation of Lightweight DE – LXQt 0.7.0

LXQt (Qt Port & LXDE) is the first release of the Next Generation Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment. LXQt 0.7.0 brings you a fast and stable desktop environment, already usable in production desktop machines. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel. Features The inclusion of PCManFM-Qt, the Qt port of LXDE’s desktop and file manager An all-new modular architecture, allowing users and maintainers to easily swap out components of the desktop for third party apps Several improvements to the system settings along with the inclusion of screens management, keyboard settings and file associations Improvements to cursor and appearance settings Improved support for systemd-based setups Ongoing work on Qt 5 compatibility.

Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” – What to expect

With the announcement of the next Ubuntu release 14.10 – code named “Utopic Unicorn“, a number of changes and new features are been expected as normal. So what are the expected changes and possible new features we may be seeing in the coming months: Convergence Convergence is probably one of the biggest changes to come to the Ubuntu desktop as Canonical is determined to reinstate its focus on it. For some of us who may not know what the Convergence concept means, its an idea that there should be ONLY one operating system that runs on all devices.

Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Daily Build Images

Canonical has released the first daily desktop image for Ubuntu 14.10 code named (Utopic Unicon), so the planting season is now officially opened :). The released images allows you to try Ubuntu-GNOME without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. According to Canonical, you will need at least 384MB of RAM to install from the images provided. Release Schedule June 26th – Alpha 1 (Not Public Release – opt-in) July 24th – Alpha 2 (Not Public Release – opt-in) August 28th – Beta 1 (Not Public Release – opt-in) September 25th – Final Beta October 16th – Final Release Download Images Remember that this is a development version and should NOT be installed on production machines.

Mozilla Firefox 29 Released with New Design

Mozilla has released the latest Firefox browser update 29 this week. This latest release is Mozilla’s biggest update in a while and it comes with lots of skin-deep changes and amazing new features. One of the first thing you will notice is that the looks is quite different from Firefox 28 and more similar in design to Google chrome. Changes/Features Elegant New Design: Sleek new tabs and an overall modern look that makes it easier to experience the Web the way you want Customization Mode: Makes it easy for you to personalize your Web experience to access the features you use the most.

Canonical Releases A New Ubuntu Touch Version

Following the recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS, Canonical had been busy preparing the launching of Ubuntu Touch Operating System which is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for both mobile phones and tablets. With the introduction of Ubuntu Touch into the Ubuntu 14.04 family, this is clear indication of how passionate Canonical are in ensuring that every Ubuntu enthusiasts and developers have great experience with this products.

Beyond Earth: Sid Meier’s Civilization will have Linux Support

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, which is the next major game release in the Civilization franchise will be released later this year with support for Linux Operating Systems. Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed game entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity.

NVIDIA GeForce R337.61 Hotfix BETA Display Driver Released

The GeForce R337.61 Hotfix Display Driver is available for download. This driver is being released by NVIDIA as a hotfix driver to resolve the following issues: Half display or no display on Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q/UP2414Q LCD monitor Code 43 error message after installing driver 337.50 on a PC with Hyper-V enabled All performance optimizations, profile updates, 3D Vision enhancements and more introduced with GeForce R337.50 BETA Performance Driver are also part of this driver release.

4MLinux 8.1 Allinone Edition Final released

4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution focusing on the – Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), – Multimedia (e.g. playing video DVDs), – Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), – Mystery (meaning a collection of Linux games). The latest stable version of 4MLinux 8.1 Allinone edition release has all the features included in 4MLinux 8.1 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 8.1 Media Edition, 4MLinux 8.1 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 8.1 Game Edition. Watch Demo VirtualBox in 4MLinux

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr now out

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS code named “Trusty Tahr”, finally released yesterday 17, April 2014. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the latest release of Ubuntu which is designed to work beautifully on the latest laptops, desktops and touch screen devices, it looks incredible on high resolution screens — and with touch screen enhancements and interface refinements including individual menu bars in each application window, it’s now even easier to useThis release includes the Linux kernel v3.

Become a Google’s Pokemon Master on April Fools’

It’s 31st of March, and already the April Fools’ pranks are already rolling in. One of the first is Google, known for its weird and wonderful April Fools’ Jokes :). Its already April 1st in Australia and Japan, the Google Maps team has introduced a reality Pokemon Challenge game. As an aspiring Pokemon Master :), Google gives you an opportunity to start discovering and catching some famous Nintendo’s creatures appearing on Google Maps.

Hack: Facebook new programming language

This may come as a surprise for those of us who may be thinking that Facebook is all about Social Networking but unfortunately Facebook is at it again. This time they have just released their own programming language code name “HACK“. Apparently this had been in-use at Facebook for well over a year now and its been released as an Open Source Program. [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]Facebook is trying to make it easier for its developers to write code quickly, so it has built a new programming language called Hack.

Ubuntu 14.04 borderless windows themes reintroduced

For all Ubuntu users, it appears the Borderless Ambiance and Radiance themes decorations previously removed back in Ubuntu 11.04 because of Unity 2d, will finally make it into Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” scheduled to be release next month. This change had been approved and implemented on Ubuntu 14.04 and so would be featured in next months release. Without borderless window decorations With borderless window decorations I am looking forward to this and many more improvements been implemented 🙂

Prevent Google crawling using ZXTM traffic script

If you are running ZXTM Load Balancer Virtual Appliance in your environment and plan to prevent your site or clients websites from been crawled by search engines, then you need to create a traffic script to accomplish this. This post is based on the assumption that: [highlight]- you are already using zxtm and have setup your Virtual Servers – the domain DNS A record is pointing to your zxtm public IP address[/highlight] Step 1: Create text file – Create a file called robots.

KDE Platform 4.10 Opens Up More APIs to Qt Quick

The release of the KDE Development Platform 4.10 sees more work on a comprehensive SDK for Plasma. Previously separate and distinct components, such as plasmoidviewer, plasamengineexplorer and plasmawallpaperviewer, are now part of PlasMate, the toolset for developing Plasma widgets. KDE software, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE software runs on various hardware configurations and CPU architectures such as ARM and x86, operating systems and works with any kind of window manager or desktop environment.

Windows 8.1 to be unleashed

In few months time, Windows 8.1 (previously known as Windows Blue) update will be unleashed to all users of Windows 8. A host of improvement, performance and new features had been added into this release including the popular ‘Start’ button. Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 8.1 update will be released for public preview during the Microsoft’s Build conference in June this year. I can’t wait to lay my hands on this update and dig into each of the following new features and improvement already made known: New Features / Improvements: – Boot to Desktop – Desktop and Start Screen – Lock screen cloud powered photo-frame – New Tile Sizes on start screen – Motion ancient dragon background – New Search feature – Sky Drive – The Apps screen – New improved Internet Explorer Microsoft has provided a brief video overview of some of the high-lighted new features above in Windows 8.

Q: Impact of running DCPROMO without installing AD DS role-base in windows server 2008

I once came across this question “Impact of running DCPROMO without installing AD DS role in Windows Server 2008 or 2008R2“. Lots of people gave their own views of how DCPROMO relates to AD DS. I see this as simply understanding what actions DCPROMO & AD DS role does when ran. DCPROMO is simply the Active Directory Domain Services installation wizard which resides in System32 folder in Windows. When you run the dcpromo command on a Windows Server 2008 or 2008R2 machine, this will not only install the Active Directory schema hence making the server a domain controller but will also install the AD DS tools.

Demote a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller

Hi this is existing as its my first video in a series of videos to come. Hope you all love it and it was clear and easy to follow :). Just noticed that the captions are now showing by default. So you might want to click on the caption icon “the little icon next to the settings icon” for it to show. Will try and see why its not showing by default 🙁

Global internet slows after ‘biggest attack in history’

I recently came across this article on BBC website and found it to be quite an interesting story between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm. Global internet slows after ‘biggest attack in history’ [BBC News] So question is WHO WILL WIN THE BATTLE?

Default Style CSS overides Custom CSS

I was working on some CSS modification on my website and for some reason one of my custom CSS line did not take effect! Hmm… strange. As seen below I want to change the div class “.sysads-scroller” padding from ‘0 0 28px’ to ‘0px’. HTML: div class=”sysads-scroller flexy-container” Default CSS: .sysads-scroller { font-size: 12px; <div role="option"> <span style="color: #0000ff;"> padding: 0 0 28px;</span> </div> <div role="option"> <span style="color: #0000ff;"> position: relative;</span> </div> </div>

Ubuntu now fits your phone

Canonical has unveiled its next big baby into the mobile OS world – I call it Smartphone as a PC (SAAP). The Unbuntu smartphone which was showcased at CES2013 looks to be quite a promising start for Canonical boss, Mark Shuttleworth. During his “virtual keynote” on 2 January 2012, Shuttleworth described this as a convergence product that brings the Ubuntu desktop experience onto Android devices. I must say after watching some of the videos posted, I am tempted to stop upgrade on my phone to either iPhone, Samsung or Google Nexus and wait for the first release of the Ubuntu powered smartphone.

Free Microsoft eBooks

Eric Ligman, Microsoft’s Director of Partner Experience posted a large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks which includes but not limited to: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Programming Windows Phone 7 Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Introducing Microsoft Server 2012 Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Office 365 – Connect and Collaborate virtually anywhere, anytime  Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users  Getting started with Microsoft Office 2010 – For IT Professionals  Deployment guide for Microsoft Office 2010 – For IT professionals Get started with SharePoint Server 2010 Configure Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Tabular Modeling  Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn Solutions Guide for High Availability and Disaster Recovery Digital Storytelling Windows Live Movie Maker in the Classroom Microsoft Office Web Apps Teaching Guide Moving Applications to the Cloud, 2nd Edition Windows Azure Prescriptive Guidance Deploying an ASP.

Mozilla prototype Firefox OS Simulator v1.0

Late last year the Mozilla crew introduced its Firefox OS simulator v1.0 as promised, allowing web developers to begin testing of their applications from within the comfort of their Windows/Mac/Linux computers hence allowing for more user testing. Currently its mobile phone Firefox OS is still under development, release date not yet announced. Click here for more details on the simulator… Watch the screencast showing Firefox OS Simulator in action… What is the future like for this OS compared to the big players like the Android, Apple IOS, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Blackberry … ?

Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

The steps detailed below covers the installation process for building and configuring a Windows 2008 or 2008 R2 Active Directory and DNS implementation, and is a prerequisite for any Active Directory implementation as detailed in the Microsoft product service description. The diagram below shows how I have setup my AD network into separate network segments meaning we need to open up the AD ports. Requirements: 1. Ensure that the following services are started and set to Automatic start-up “DHCP Client” and “TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper“ 2.