Next Tizen Smartphone is the Samsung Z3, we now have a model number SM-Z300H
The Tizen Experts site was the first website to report on a new Tizen Smartphone, the Samsung Z3, and now there is confirmation that it will be the next Tizen Smartphone to be released, with the model number SM-Z300H.
Windows Lookalike Q4OS Finally Gets a Live CD
Q4OS is a Linux distribution based on Debian that uses a desktop environment called Trinity DE, which was forked a while ago from KDE. The end result is an operating system that looks and feels like an older Windows version.
ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 Brings Linux 4.1 Support, Fixes
ZFS On Linux, a native port of the ZFS file-system to the Linux kernel via out-of-tree modules, was updated last week.
ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 brings fixes for a variety of issues, improved metadata shrinker performance on pre-3.1 kernels, Linux 3.12 improvements, and support for the brand new Linux 4.1 kernel.
Free Professional Creation Suite Blender 2.75 Arrives with AMD GPU Support
The Blender Foundation, the developer of Blender, an integrated 3D creation software suite, has just announced that a new version of the suite, 2.75, has been released and is now available for download.
Blackberry results came out last week. They managed to sell 1.1 million smartphones. Its still going down the Cliff, that is down from 1.6 million three months prior and Blackberry's market share is around 0.3%. And they are still making a loss. As I said the Passport form factor was not the solution.
BlueStacks, a free desktop Android emulator that lets users play any mobile game or app on the big screen with a mouse and keyboard, has mostly been limited to PC users until today. But Mac users are about to get access to the software that the company says already has around 90 million users on Windows.
Apple's worldwide radio station Beats 1 launched yesterday alongside the company's new streaming service, but it's currently only available for iOS, OS X, and Windows users — the Apple Music app won't arrive on Android until this fall. However, there is a workaround. Simply click here to listen to a live stream of Beats 1 which works on Android devices running Android 4.1 or later, iOS devices running iOS 6 or later, and OS X machines using the Safari browser. We've tested the live stream successfully on all these devices, but be warned: the service is far from reliable.
The hardest part was to figure out, how to compile everything with cmake instead of qmake and Qt Creator. There are some very basic things what can sabotage your successfully packaged and deployed app. For example if you did not set a version number in cmake for your library...
Yahoo’s Aviate Android launcher, which the company acquired for $80 million in order to own a piece of the growing mobile ecosystem, as it doesn’t have its own mobile operating system or hardware in play, has seen continued development in the months following the deal. The latest addition to this intelligent homescreen application is something Yahoo is calling the “Smart Stream” – essentially, a stream of personalized content that adjusts throughout the day based on where you are and what you’re doing at the time.
June has been a big month for the team working on the Dolphin emulator, which allows users to play GameCube and Wii games on their PC. In addition to getting Virtual Console games up and running, they’ve also managed to get GameCube games working on an Android device (albeit one that few of you will own).
If you’re in charge of managing apps on Google’s Cloud Platform, chances are you are intimately familiar with the inner workings of the web-based Google Developers Console. Until now, that was pretty much the only way to get a quick overview of the health of your system. Now, however, Cloud Platform users can also use Google’s new mobile apps for iOS and Android to manage their Google App Engine- and Compute Engine-based apps on the go.
Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile MOBA has been a big success on iOS, with some 1.5 million active users frantically touching turrets each month. Today the game officially launches on Android. Welcome, fresh meat.
Vainglory made its debut during Apple’s iPhone 6 press conference last year, a showcase for iOS’s Metal graphics API. It’s a very pretty mobile take on the MOBA, with only a single lane and a jungle for each three-player team to contend with. Matches are relatively fast (under 20 minutes) and a a hell of a lot of fun when I win.
Freebeats1 debuted Wednesday as part of 6 Seconds, a free radio app for iOS and Android that was launched earlier this year by MP3.com founder and serial entrepreneur Michael Robertson. Freebeats1 simply monitors Apple’s radio station and then compiles a playlist of the same songs, explained Robertson. But don’t expect to hear the same music at the same time: “The songs are not in the same order as Beats 1 because there’s lots of talking on Beats,” he said, adding that Apple’s station also tends to repeat a lot of songs.
What You Need to Know About Fedora’s Switch From Yum to DNF
Yeah, it’s too simplistic for real-world use, but you get the idea. And, in the end, that’s all end users need to know—replace the word ‘yum’ with ‘dnf’ and you’re good to go.
Has the Fedora team gone in the right direction with the migration from Yum to DNF? If not, how should they have approached this transition?
Randi Harper has been a FreeBSD src committer, a DevOps engineer, and a FLOSS Weekly co-host. Recently, she's taken on a new role: target of sustained harassment. Randi met the harassment head-on and began developing tools to make the Internet a less hostile place. Her new organization, the Online Abuse Prevention Initiative, seeks to reduce online abuse through analysis, tools, and cooperative efforts.
Jose Luis Rey, computer expert Venezuelan community activist Software and Free Knowledge in Venezuela, who was part of the team that recovered the computer operations of PDVSA during the strike of 2002-2003 coup, was found died in El Hatillo, Miranda state, victim of a shooting.
It is presumed that King was robbed to strip him of his motorcycle. Friends and relatives say that he was not aware of enemies.
His remains will be veiled Valles Wednesday in the funeral of Caracas, in the early afternoon.
King was founder of different groups of free software, as VELUG and Solve, and fought tirelessly to realize the Decree 3,390 of migration to Free Software, signed by Commander Chavez, which does not fully meet today.
Intel wonks Brian McGillion, Tanel Dettenborn, and Thomas Nyman (plus N. Asokan of Aalto University and University of Helsinki) released the OpenTEE software framework for developers as an alternative to expensive or non-existent TEE tools.
Recently, I’ve been to Hong Kong for Open Source Hong Kong 2015, which is the heritage of the GNOME.Asia Summit 2012 we’ve had in Hong Kong. The organisers apparently liked their experience when organising GNOME.Asia Summit in 2012 and continued to organise Free Software events. When talking to organisers, they said that more than 1000 people registered for the gratis event. While those 1000 were not present, half of them are more realistic.
Not long to go now for the second annual TuxCon Conference taking place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. For those that do not know, this is a free community event that is about free and open-source software for Internet of Things, mobile, embedded and wearable devices. The Conference will start on 11 July at the International Fair Plovdiv, were there will be lectures and also lightning talks. The second day of the conference (12 July) will see it moved to the Olimex Training Building were there will be Workshops and a hackathon.
Big Data projects have a lot of promise, but the majority fail. A recent study found just 11% of corporate leaders in the UK have generated any cash using data, despite recognising the value it holds, although Chief Technology Officer at Hotels.com Thierry Bedos says focusing on Big Data as a business rather than an innovation project can set you on the path to success.
Big Data is supposed to level the business playing field, but up until now it has not. Because even though it’s cheaper to store data in Hadoop or to work with open source NoSQL in theory, it’s too expensive in a more practical sense because it’s too hard and the talent isn’t available.
The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.4 is now available for download and packs over 70 bugfixes. It's not the last one in the series, so expect to see more of these in the coming months.
In May 2015, RMS traveled to and spoke at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France and to Greece, where he spoke at Commons Fest in Athens, at the Natural History Museum of Crete, in Heraklion, and at the Technical University of Crete, in Chania.
The city of Poznań (Poland) on 20 and 21 June co-organised, a combination of a workshops and a hackathon aiming to deliver prototypes of smart phone applications for citizen participation. The city is funding the outcome of the hackathon; the development of an app to bring neighbours closer together.
James Cameron, director of Titanic and Avatar, is a solar power advocate. Actually, “advocate” may not be strong enough. He is a solar power fanatic who is determined to convert the movie industry to renewable energy so it can shrink its carbon footprint.
Artist Katsu has been working hard at extending the language of public mark making, and his latest experiments have been drone-based. Long known for his distinctive, large-scale fire extinguisher tags that trail across whole walls, his spray-painting flying machines are the latest evolution of his interest in “things that can make marks,” he tells Hyperallergic.
The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) recently organised its second Workshop on e-Democracy and e-Governance. The theme of the workshop was the "Current state of use of electronic tools in the context of citizens' participation", focussing on the work of the Council of Europe and its standards in relation to e-Democracy, e-Governance as well as the internet.
A global Open Data standard could be useful in providing a unique starting-point to aid data publication. This conclusion was reached during the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa (Canada) in May.
It being the third quarter, it is time at RedMonk to release our bi-annual programming language rankings. As always, the process has changed very little since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010. The basic concept is simple: we regularly compare the performance of programming languages relative to one another on GitHub and Stack Overflow. The idea is not to offer a statistically valid representation of current usage, but rather to correlate language discussion (Stack Overflow) and usage (GitHub) in an effort to extract insights into potential future adoption trends.