Quarter of all Android apps ask for users' GPS location data
About a quarter of all apps on the Android smartphone operating system ask for users' precise location using GPS coordinates.
That's one of the findings from a Pew Research study that analyzed more than 1 million apps in the Google Play store.
Twenty-one percent ask for a user's approximate location. About 6 percent of those apps ask to read a user's contacts, while 4 percent ask for access to a user's call logs.
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Grow Home From Ubisoft Now On SteamOS & Linux
Grow Home the wacky-looking, but intriguing game from Ubisoft's Reflections studio is now officially available for us Linux and SteamOS folk. It has a lot of good reviews, and I'm looking forward to trying it. Our editor flesk may be doing a review of it sometime, so look out for that.
NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit Offered For SteamOS
Today while setting up some CUDA benchmarks, I noticed that CUDA 7.5 is now officially available for SteamOS.
Valve Launches A Massive Sale Of SteamOS (Linux) Titles
With the majority of Steam Machines using SteamOS, it's a sale basically of Linux/SteamOS-native games. There are significant savings to be found on Alien Isolation, Borderlands 2, Shadow of Mordor, Metro Redux, DiRT Showdown, BioShock Infinite, and tons of other great Linux games.
With the latest Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily)
So how do I feel about the “upgrade” from KDE 4 to the new KDE Applications15-Frameworks5-Plasma5? I guess it's better than switching from KDE3 to KDE4, but it's still aggravating. Yes, I know, it will take time before it's all polished-up (but, some things, like item #2 above, aren't likely to be fixed).
KDE Applications 15.08.3 Lands with Fixes for Dolphin File Manager and More
The KDE Community revealed that KDE Applications 15.08.3 has been released, marking the launch of a new maintenance version.
KDE Bugfix release 5.4.3 Ready for testing.
Plasma5.4.3 Bugfix release.
So, instead of writing a review of each of these new releases, I am simply writing one article comparing all three of them as desktop workstations (I won't be reviewing them as servers in this article). A battle royale. A no-holds-barred cage match. A Linux Distro Thunderdome. Or a friendly tea amongst three friends. Call it what you will…it means I only need to write one article instead of three. So I like the idea.
The BQ Aquaris E5 HD is coming to Russia, according to a number of reports from various Ubuntu insiders. This comes after the phones have been made available both in Europe, United States, and India.
After some releases bringing updates, bug fixes, refactoring, tests improvements and more minor features and automations, here is time again for a noticeable feature release!
Thanks to Fabio Colella, we now have NetBeans support in Ubuntu Make! Installing it is just a umake ide netbeans away and just relax while Ubuntu Make is doing the hard work so that you can enjoy this IDE.
It’s no secret that I like watching TV. From movies to TV shows, I like ’em all. I’m also a very happy cord cutter. This means I use a combination of services ranging from Netflix to Amazon Prime for my video content. I also have a fair bit of media on Plex. Like a lot of people, I use Plex to store digital copies of my media.
What makes this release even more important is that with Leap, SUSE and openSUSE have finally come together. With this release openSUSE will start using the same code which is being used in SLE. So technically you are running the 'community' version of SLE.
Leap 42.1 is based on the Service Pack 1 (SP1) of SLE 12, which will be released soon. Leap will follow SLE’s release cycle so there won’t be the regular 9-month release, instead a new version of openSUSE Leap will be released when the new version of SLE is due.
Google is hopeful that a shiny new phone will entice companies to give Android for Work a try. The first 3,000 companies to set up Android for Work with a participating enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution by December 31, 2015, will get a brand new Nexus 5X smartphone.