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Flickr Upload App ‘Frogr’ Gets a New Look in Latest Update

Thursday 8th of January 2015 04:04:11 AM

Frogr, the image uploading and management tool for Flickr, has been updated with a number of small fixes and a fresh new look.

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GNOME Maps Adds Foursquare, Facebook Places ‘Check In’

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 03:03:22 PM

GNOME Maps is now sporting some near integration with Foursquare, the popular location-based recommendation service and social network.

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How to Add a Slick Dock to Your Ubuntu Desktop

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 01:41:24 PM

Plank, one of our favourite dock applications for Linux, received a sizeable update last month, adding long-wished-for features and a healthy splat of bug fixes.

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This App Can Write a Single ISO to 20 USB Drives Simultaneously

Sunday 4th of January 2015 05:53:54 PM

Say hello to a new app called GNOME MultiWriter. It allows a single ISO or IMG file to written to as many as 20 USB drives at the same time.

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Dust Off That iBook: Ubuntu MATE PowerPC Support Is Coming

Friday 2nd of January 2015 03:12:21 PM

In an era dominated by Intel, 64-bit and multi-core processors the idea of actively opting to use an old PowerPC computer seems...hipster-ish.

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Unofficial Spotify App for Ubuntu Phone Sees Big Update

Friday 2nd of January 2015 01:10:21 AM

Spotify fans worried about buying an Ubuntu Phone next month can relax, as a standout third-party client is updated to fill the gap.

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12 Months, 12 Highlights: This was Ubuntu in 2014

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 01:07:17 AM

When you're sat at the tail end of the year, a fresh and important new year for the Ubuntu project right around the corner, the impetus to look back at what's done can seem pointless. We lived through it. Let's move on.

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