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Android 5.1 Spotted Running on Huawei’s Ascend Mate 7
While Huawei has steadily become known as a company capable of releasing quality devices without massive price tags, there are a few things that the company needs to work on. One of those is definitely their update strategy when it comes to keeping up with the latest version of Android. While devices like the Huawei P8 have launched with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, other devices are waiting for their updates to the version of Android that was launched at the end of 2014. LG and Motorola were first to jump on the Lollipop update wagon, with Samsung and then Sony following behind. Huawei however, still has a lot of their work cut out for them.
- Slack for Android updated; brings in faster navigation, Android emoji and more
- Android Candy: Cloud Bonding
- Nexus 5 Gets Massive Standby Time Boost From Android M Upgrade From Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Android M Update: Will Google's New Mobile OS Double Your Standby Battery Life?
The difference between iOS and Android adoption is still staggering
Android, of course, is still the most popular operating system overall, with 80 percent share of the smartphone market.
- Google's Android Pay Will Not Charge Transaction Fees: Now What, Apple Pay?
2016 Cadillac models will get CarPlay and Android Auto
CarPlay and Android Auto announcements are finally starting to pick up in recent months — and the latest is Cadillac, which just announced it'll be deploying both across the line starting with 2016 models. The add-ons come on the heels of an upgrade for Cue, Cadillac's homegrown connected car platform, which gets a faster processor to try to alleviate some of the lag woes that the current system has been derided for.
- Proof of Concept: Dell OPNFV Infrastructure-as-a-Service
It Is Rocket Science! NASA Releases Abundance of Free Code
This week, NASA released its second annual Software Catalog, a giant compendium of over 1,000 programs available for free to industry, government agencies, and the general public. The Software Catalog contains the actual advanced engineering and aeronautics codes NASA engineers purpose-built for their daily work.
Announcing Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core
A year and a half ago, we forged a partnership with the Apache Software Foundation to become the producer of their official ASF events. The ASF has long blazed a trail of innovation in open source and our work with them has yielded results in successful developer collaboration and events. It’s been a great partnership, in our opinion, led on our side by my colleague Angela Brown.
Mautic Association Extends Global Reach with Open Source Initiative Affiliate Membership
The Mautic Association provides resources and a network for people to connect and grow both personally and professionally through collaboration and co-creation.
Cumulus Networks Details SDN OpenStack Cloud Innovations [VIDEO]
Among the myriad vendors in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) landscape, Cumulus Networks has managed to carve out a niche as a leading innovator of open source-based technology. Helping to lead Cumulus Networks is co-founder and CTO Nolan Leake.
Hortonworks Aims to Simplify Hadoop Use with HDP 2.3
Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 has arrived. Following the company's IPO late last year, it has been stepping up its development and training offerings surrounding Hadoop, and the new version of HDP incorporates many of the most recent innovations that have happened in Hadoop and its supporting ecosystem of projects.
- Mesosphere's Data Center Operating System Now Generally Available
- Mesosphere Community Edition Now on AWS, Google and Azure Up Next
MapR 5.0 Hadoop Supports Real-Time Applications and More
MapR Technologies, which focuses on Apache Hadoop, unveiled at Hadoop Summit version 5.0 of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, featuring improved security, self-service data exploration and agility. MapR 5.0 is built for processing big and fast data on a single data platform that enables a new class of real-time applications, according to the company. Here are more details.
New Fixes Released For PostgreSQL Open Source Database
Every once in a while, a software developer releases a long-awaited update to much fanfare and user enthusiasm…and then it bombs miserably. We’re not saying that’s what happened with PostgreSQL, but just in case you didn’t love the way it runs after you updated it last, the publisher has released a new update that addresses most of the necessary bug fixes from the last update.
Rancher Labs Raises $10 Million for Docker Container Cloud Tech
Virtualization startup Rancher Labs today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A round of funding from Mayfield and Nexus Venture Partners. Rancher Labs' founders are well-known in the cloud industry as the founders of cloud.com, which was sold to Citrix and evolved to become the Apache CloudStack cloud platform.
Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer added to license list
We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer(HPND). The HPND is a simple permissive license, compatible with all versions of the GPL. The HPND is actually more of a template, allowing developers to select a few options, such as whether to include a disclaimer.
HHVM Is Now Running Even Faster, Beating PHP7 By Wider Margins
The Facebook team working on the HHVM project for being a faster PHP interpreter and powering their Hack language have just come out of a two-week, open-source performance lockdown. Over the past two weeks they focused on making strides to make HHVM's compelling performance even better.
BFP Proposed To Become A First-Class Backend In LLVM
When it comes to taking advantage of the Linux kernel's (e)BPF in-kernel virtual machine, LLVM has served as the compiler of choice for targeting this virtual machine
Sweden refines specifications of open standards
Sweden’s governmental procurement specialists at Statens inköpscentral are fine-tuning the list of ICT standards that public authorities may use as mandatory requirements when procuring software and ICT services. The procurement agency is working with standardisation specialists at the University of Skövde, to check which ICT standards are truly open.
Dare we mention just how the average user will react to Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, the supported Linuxes under Horizon 6? Perhaps best to leave that to the comments, after donning a flame-retarding suit and pointing out that Citrix has similar plans in the works.
Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.1 RC7, Final Release Comes at the End of June
It's Sunday again, so Linus Torvalds has just informed us about the immediate availability for download and testing of Linux kernel 4.1's seventh Release Candidate (RC) version, which might also be the last, according to Mr. Torvalds.
AMD "KERNCZ" Chipset Support Is Being Worked On For Linux
We haven't heard AMD talk about KERNCZ or see it mentioned elsewhere outside of Linux kernel enablement patches. Based upon current timing and these patches just appearing recently, I would guess that KERNCZ would be the chipset for next-generation AMD Zen processors. Back in March we saw AMD begin with public Linux/open-source enablement patches around Zen and its new CPU micro-architecture.
Intel Skylake & Broxton To Require Graphics Firmware Blobs
Intel's upcoming Skylake and Broxton hardware will require some binary-only firmware blobs by the i915 DRM kernel graphics driver.
libinput and model-specific configurations
libinput provides a number of different out-of-the-box configurations, based on capabilities. For example: middle mouse button emulation is enabled by default if a device only has left and right buttons. On devices with a physical middle button it is available but disabled by default. Likewise, whether tapping is enabled and/or available depends on hardware capabilities. But some requirements cannot be gathered purely by looking at the hardware capabilities.
Stress-NG Is The Latest Test For Pegging The Linux Kernel, Compilers & More
Stress-ng is a utility being worked on by Colin King at Canonical. Stress-ng is designed for stressing a computer in different ways and offers over 90 stress tests, 50 CPU stress tests, and various other tests. Colin has been working with I on incorporating it into the Phoronix Test Suite.
Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (Jessie) Officially Released
With a two-day delay from the official release schedule, the Debian Project has had the great pleasure of announcing today, June 8, the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance version of Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie).
- why not trying to package Hadoop in Debian?
- Reproducible builds: week 6 in Stretch cycle
Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu – Who Will Win the “Convergence” Battle
Things might even take a further twist down the line as these users might end up sticking to the use of tablets and smartphones even for PC purposes. This is true because there are a number of tablets and smartphones already in the market that offer the abilities to be used as a PC. This would be a huge blow for PC manufacturers.However, as it seems, these OEM are not ready to quit the game.
- Enea Signs 600 KUSD OSE and Linux Deal in China for LTE Base Stations
Controlling A Rigol With Linux
The Rigol DS1052E is the de facto oscilloscope for any tinkerer’s bench. It’s cheap, it’s good enough, and it’s been around for a long time; with the new 1054 zed model out now, you might even be able to pick up a 1052E on the cheap.
- Europe, Yesterday, Saturday 2015-06-06
- New LiteManager 4.6 - remote support and classroom management
LiteManager Adds Support for Linux, Mac OS
LiteManager has released a new version its remote support and classroom management tool, also dubbed LiteManager, with screen sharing and support for Mac OS and Linux.
Top 5 System Performance Monitoring Tools For Linux Admins
There are some tools which we must know as Linux/Server Admin to monitor the health/performance status of any running Server. Generally we have to monitor health/status of RAM, CPU, I/O Devices and Network. Our demo is performed with Ubuntu Server 14.04. There are many System Performance Monitoring Tools For Linux, but these are the often used tools.
Qmmp (Winamp-like Mediaplayer) Has Reached Version 0.8.5
Qmmp is a popular open-source, cross-platform multimedia player, similar to Winamp and written in Qt. It has support for popular multimedia file formats, including MPEG1 layer 2/3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Opus, Native FLAC/Ogg FLAC, Musepack, WavePack, WMA, Midi.
Fritzing 0.9.2b Can Now Simulate Raspberry Pi 2, WeIO, Netduino Plus2 and Other New Hardware Pieces
As you may know, Fritzing is an open source application, used for either designing electronic circuits, performing circuit experiments without owning the hardware pieces, or generating schematic, PCB artwork, and PCB production files.
- Announcing MsgFlo, a distributed FBP runtime
- Stable releases continue, GlusterFS 3.5.4 is now available
Conrad put out a new minor release 5.200.1 of Armadillo yesterday. Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use with a syntax deliberately close to a Matlab.
- denemo @ Savannah: Version 1.2.4 is imminent - please test.
- Skrooge 1.12.5 Has Been Released, Bringing Some Corrections
- Inception: running Vagrant inside Vagrant with KVM
- Testing puppet modules: an overview
- Why polkit (or, how to mount a disk on modern Linux)
- Integrate Libreoffice with gnome-documents
- Understanding Linux File Systems – Part 1 (/proc file system)
- Switching to Dashboard Spice Console in RDO Kilo on Fedora 22
- How to Install and Use Midnight Commander 4.8.14 on Ubuntu and Derivatives
- Install LEMP Server (Nginx, MariaDB, And PHP) On Fedora 22
- Checking Cloudflare SSL
The Mission: Keep the cats secure (DLink, Arduino, Raspberry)
You know, now living in the Netherlands also causes that me and my wife travel back to Germany for a weekend once in a while. Leaving the cats back in Amsterdam creates a bad feeling.This leads to a little bit of coding and playing with various technologies
Project “media player for my wife” finished
Idea was to take one of boards I have at home, plug 750GB 2.5″ hdd to it and put it on a box with only power and hdmi ports exposed. All running Ubuntu (with distro kernel) or Android. And controlled by simple remote control.
Steam Hardware Available For Pre-order & Early Delivery
Valve has made some of the Steam Universe hardware available for pre-order and you can even get them early. This includes the Steam Controller and Steam Link.
The kid has learnt to play with the tablet and the phone before than with the computer, because our computers have no joysticks nor touchscreens. He learnt to use the touchpad before than the mouse, because it’s easier and we have no mouse at home.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered for Linux Is Now 50% Off
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is a remake of the original Fahrenheit released by a studio called Quantic Dream, and it also runs on Linux. The game comes with a promotion that will expire on June 11.
Valve Steam Machines are coming this October
Valve has announced that consumers who pre-order a Steam Machine will receive their hardware on October 16th.
Unvanquished 40 Alpha Is a Free and Open Source Multiplayer FPS
Unvanquished, a free, open-source first-person shooter that combines real-time strategy elements with a futuristic and sci-fi setting, has been updated once more, and it looks like the developers have made some important progress.
Turn your Nexus 7 into an Android Auto Headunit with this App
Android Auto has really started to take off over the past few months. With Pioneer’s aftermarket head units becoming available and car makers like Hyundai, Chevy and Buick launching Android Auto in their new models that are driving off dealer lots today. But not everyone is ready for a new car, and not everyone wants to spend nearly a grand on one of Pioneer’s headunits. Even though they have come down quite a bit, the cheapest one is about $500 right now.
- Top Android news of the week: ZenWatch 2, M preview, Android keyboard
Android 5.1.1 update rolling out to Android One devices in India
The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has started rolling out to Android One smartphones in India. The devices that are receiving the update include the Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO Mi-498, and Karbonn Sparkle V.
Android's deviant identities
Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) rolled out in 2007 with the goal of creating a unified framework for mobile operating systems and, in turn, expediting the development of mobile products. The core of the code was open to everyone, but to help guarantee quality products -- and promote its own services in the face of Apple's iOS -- Google also organized the Open Handset Alliance (OHA).
Why Android’s “factory reset” isn’t really secure
One day soon you may want to trade in your smartphone for a newer, better model. And before you do, you’ll want to delete all your photos, e-mails, app accounts, and other personal data—anything you wouldn’t want to get into a stranger’s hands.
- Android 5.0 Lollipop Battery Life Problems: Your Galaxy S6 Won’t Stay Charged? Don’t Blame Samsung, Blame Google
- Motorola Droid Turbo Set To Receive Android 5.1 Lollipop Update On June 10
Cortana to be made available to Android and iOS platforms along with Windows 10 release
What used to be exclusive for Windows phone will now be available for Google Android and Apple iOS users following the announcement from Microsoft that it will bring Cortana, the famous phone personal assistant, to non-Windows devices.
- [Android M Feature Spotlight] You Can Enable And Disable Battery Saver By Voice
SwiftKey vs. Fleksy vs. Google Keyboard: Which keyboard is best for you?
The keyboard is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of a smartphone or tablet. For years, iPhone users had to put up with the default keyboard simply because Apple thought that having third-party keyboards wasn't necessary. However, as soon as they saw the success third-party keyboards were having in the Play Store, it made them reconsider their decision. Now, the market is flooded with keyboards for both iPhone and Android, making this a lucrative field for many developers and innovators.
Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge features camera upgrades
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge stand to benefit a lot from the Android Lollipop 5.1 update, particularly when it comes to the main 16MP camera it comes with.
Nokia Z Launcher for Android now supports home screen widgets
Nokia’s unique Z Launcher for Android has received a big update that finally adds support for home screen widgets. Users will also find a handy alphabetical app list that puts all of their software just a swipe away.
Moto X, Moto G Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS Update Release Soon as Software In The Works?
Moto X and Moto G may receive the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS update as the software is reportedly in the works.
Google reportedly won’t take a cut from Android Pay transactions
Android Pay is a near identical clone of Apple Pay, but it won’t be anywhere near as lucrative, according to a new report. Unlike Apple, Google isn’t taking a cut from Android Pay transactions, so the service will literally be offered for free.
- How to enable Theater mode on any Android Wear smartwatch
- Android: How to disable Facebook Messenger chat heads
- Google builds safeguards into Android Auto apps
- Android 5.1.1 OTA links for Android One are here
- Nexus 5 standby time increases sharply after installing Android M
- Android M: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Alpha And More To Receive Update By Year’s End
- Android 5.0.1 Lollipop XXUHOD3 Official Firmware For Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500: How To Install It
Best new Android widgets (June 2015)
If you're a dedicated Android fan and not making full use of widgets, then you're totally not using the full potential of Google's platform. See, if we take away widgets out of the feature bag, we are easily stripping it from one of its defining features.
- Android Authority this week – June 7, 2015
Android 5.1 Lollipop for Huawei Ascend Mate7 spotted in a video
Huawei is expected to start rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for its existing family of Android devices. And it might happen very soon as a video of Ascend Mate7 running the Emotion 3.1 UI based on Android 5.1 Lollipop surfaced, making a promise of some interesting features to come.
- 'Final Fantasy Tactics' Now Available On Android
Moto G, Moto E, Moto X Getting Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update
TechWorm reported that the update will be made available on the Moto G 1st and 2nd Generation, the Moto X 1st and 2nd Generation and the Moto E 2nd Generation LTE. The Android M is reportedly already in development so Android smartphone makers are quickly introducing \ the Android 5.1 Lollipop to newer product releases.
- Reflections on OpenStack's startup friendliness, and other OpenStack news
Call for testing: OpenSSH 6.9
OpenSSH 6.9 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing on as many platforms and systems as possible. This release contains some substantial new features and a number of bugfixes.
Estonia: A Model for e-Government
The bold plan is a logical step forward in an unprecedented roll-out of e-government services that began in 2000, when Estonia introduced a public system for electronic tax filing. In 2002, Estonia introduced a universal electronic identification card with digital signatures, which every citizen gets at the age of 15. The ID cards and signatures have become the keys to nearly universal access to government information and services as well as private-sector services in health care, banking and education, and law. In the years since, the Estonian government and industry have put more and more functions online, all connected by a nationwide data backbone called X-Road.
New case studies proof competence gvSIG’s GIS tools
Four case studies published the past weeks by the gvSIG community show the usefulness of this suite of open source Geographic Information Systems. The cases detail the gvSIG use by public administrations in Spain and Italy, to collect, manage and analyse information on gas pipelines, to create hiking trails, examine city commerce, and plan public transport networks.
Open-source “MMO for makers” aims to crowdsource manufacturing design
Software developers have long been able to collaborate through community sites like those based on Git and Apache Allura to contribute code, synchronize software builds, and track issues around a project. And games like Minecraft allow people to collaborate in building virtual environments with embedded behaviors—including "mods" that leverage the games' simulation capabilities to interact with other objects in a virtual world. Now, an open-source Web platform originally designed with Defense Department funding could let communities collaborate to build more tangible things—like tanks, planes, and consumer appliances.
A Heterogeneous Execution Engine Might Make Its Way To LLVM
An intern from Qualcomm's Innovation Center has been designing a heterogeneous execution engine for LLVM that he's hoping to eventually upstream within the LLVM project.
C++ at a functional programming event
In the end, I decided to talk about functional reactive proramming in C++ which will be a thrilling and enticing tale of event-based systems and the power of reactive streams. I’ll also cover some fun new things we are to expect from C++17 that are bringing even more functional programming concepts than we have in the current standard
As an essential member of an open source compliance program’s advisory board, legal counsel provides numerous services to ensure a company’s products comply with open source copyright and licenses. They provide approval around the use of FOSS in products, for example, advise on licensing conflicts, and advise on IP issues associated with the use of FOSS. (See the previous article, 5 Essential Duties of Legal Counsel in an Open Source Compliance Program.)
I read a book about Java, and found it an elegant further development from C. But I have never used it. I did write some code in Java once, but the code was in C and Lisp (I simply happened to be in Java at the time).
I am a little confused. What does he mean that he wrote the code in java but it was actually C in lisp? How was he "in" java? Was he using a JVM based text editor that was not EMacs? I am fairly confused. Could anyone explain it to me?submitted by thesupergeek42
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I've got 300 GB that changes often but won't get much bigger. Right now it's in ~/Dropbox, but I'd like to back it up to my external hard drives automatically every day. I don't need to store "past versions" of files, I just want a simple backup. I can't seem to tell which would be better, rdiff-backup or rsnapshot. Any advice on this?submitted by throwawaybackuper
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