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  • Android 5.0: How to fix issues and problems on Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, Galaxy S5 and S4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update next

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has so far been rolling out for smartphones but it seems that Samsung is expanding that now to tablets.

    Samsung has apparently started seeding the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS to Samsung Galaxy Tab S10.5 LTE units though it may be for a select number of regions only.

  • 10 free and incredibly useful Android apps that you can't get on the iPhone

    But since Android lets app makers do certain things that Apple prohibits, there are a few exclusive options that stand out.

  • AutoMate Turns Your Phone into an Android Auto-Style Dashboard

    Android: The rollout of Android Auto is one of Google’s slowest, and unless you have a Lollipop phone and an expensive aftermarket head unit, you can’t use it. If you’d rather skip the expensive car modifications, AutoMate can give you a similar dashboard experience with just your phone.

    Inexplicably, Android Auto has not officially been released in a simple app form that any old phone in landscape mode could use. While AutoMate is not official in any way, it does many of the same things, including controlling your music player, getting directions, and reading your texts aloud.

  • (Unofficial) Xposed Framework Alpha released for Android 5.1

    Up until recently, Xposed only supported devices running Android 4.4 or earlier, but in February Xposed developer Rovo89 released Xposed Framework for Android 5.0. Now there’s an unofficial build that works with (some) devices running Android 5.1.

  • OnePlus releases OxygenOS based on Android Lollipop

    OnePlus launched the OnePlus One last year, a high end smartphone that offered an excellent value to the consumer. A couple of days ago OnePlus announced OxygenOS, an operating system based on Android Lollipop 5.0.2, available for OnePlus One owners.

  • Android Security Improved in 2014, yet Risks Remain

    Google made strides in 2014 to improve Android security, but a large number of legacy users might not see the full benefit.

  • Despite Enterprise Concerns, Android is an Ultra-Safe Platform

    The fact is, though, hard data now shows that Android is not a target of hackers, and even in the case of the security vulnerability that PaloAlto Networks identified, no reports of actual hacks arrived. In a new report released by Google, the remarkable news has emerged that fewer than one percent of Android devices had a potentially harmful application installed last year.

  • Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop with VoLTE

    Verizon has begun rolling out the latest Android 5.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and in addition to all of the features and improvements you would expect to get with a Lollipop upgrade, it also adds support for VoLTE.

    This Lollipop upgrade includes Samsung’s latest TouchWiz software for the Note 4, which has been redesigned slightly to better match Google’s Material Design guidelines.

  • Amazon Prime Instant Video finally supports Android tablets

    Amazon Prime Instant Video finally supports Android-powered tablets, almost 7 months after making its Android debut. The service, which offers thousands of movies and TV shows to Prime subscribers, is available through the Amazon Appstore.

  • Run Android 5.1 Lollipop on Your Raspberry Pi 2 with RaspAnd

    Arne Exton, the creator of numerous distributions of Linux that are available for download on Softpedia, was happy to inform us about his latest creation, RaspAnd, a custom OS that allows you to run the Android 5.1 Lollipop mobile operating system on a Raspberry Pi 2 computer board.

  • 20 best Android apps and games this week

    Welcome to this week’s best Android apps roundup. As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, and (Free + IAP) means the app is freemium and uses in-app purchases.

  • iOS 8 hate

    The problems with iOS 8 have stretched on for months. Come on, Apple!

  • Sony Xperia Z3 and Z2: Android 5.0 Lollipop to release worldwide 'soon'

    Sony Mobile already started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z3 series in the Baltic and Nordic regions mid-March, but the mobile manufacturer has not sent out the updates to other countries yet.

  • Best new Android widgets (April 2015)

    Although iOS scored widget support last year, Android is still the undisputed king of widgets. Naturally, those who swear by Google and Android have tinkered with these; in the meantime, those heavily investing into customization are certainly always searching high and low for a new widget that will give a whole new flavor to their Android screens.

  • OnePlus launches its own OxygenOS version of Android Lollipop

    We knew it was coming, and over the weekend it finally arrived: OnePlus has officially released the custom-made OxygenOS flavour of Android that will be powering the company's handsets and devices in the future.

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  • 7 Halloween-themed Retro-Games for RetroPie - YouTube

    Halloween is my favorite holiday! And to celebrate, here are 7 great retro games that are perfect for the occasion. These are some great spooky-fun games to add to your RetroPie.

  • Friends of GNOME Update – October 2020

    We’re working with our friends at KDE on the Linux Application Summit (LAS). This event takes place November 12 – 14. It will be online this year. The event will cover all things to do with apps in a Linux environment. Registration is open! LAS is also looking for volunteers, so if you’d like to get involved, please fill out this form. Registration for GNOME.Asia is open! The GNOME.Asia Summit 2020 will be taking place online on November 24 – 26. While the conference is centered around the GNOME Project, there will be talks, workshops, and Birds of a Feather sessions for everyone interested in free and open source software. You can register online.

  • Collabora developers mentor successful GSoC Projects

    Autumn is just around the corner. For many participants in the GSoC 2020, a busy and instructive summer full of hacking on open source projects came to an end a few weeks ago. Commits have been contributed and final reports have been written. This year experienced Collabora Productivity developers were again mentors for various projects of the Google Summer of Code for the LibreOffice project. Here are some examples of projects our team helped to succeed!

  • OpenBehavior: A Rich Directory for Open-source Behavioral Neuroscience Projects

    OpenBehavior is an open-source repository for tools, software, projects and scripts that are dedicated for behavioral neuroscience research. The main goal is to promote and accelerate the collaboration of open-source neuroscience projects, neuroscience researchers and developers. Currently, OpenBehavior has 145 projects and active community of developers and research who are supporting this project. The project is founded and maintained by a group of researchers and professors. It started 2016 by Mark Lubach (PhD) and Alexxai Karvitz (PhD). The project is funded by NASA DC Space Grant Consortium to ML, Summer 2017. However, It's still looking for more support as it's 100% volunteer work.

  • Taskcluster's DB (Part 1) - Azure to Postgres [Ed: Mozilla flirtations with Microsoft again]

    This is a deep-dive into some of the implementation details of Taskcluster. Taskcluster is a platform for building continuous integration, continuous deployment, and software-release processes. It’s an open source project that began life at Mozilla, supporting the Firefox build, test, and release systems. The Taskcluster “services” are a collection of microservices that handle distinct tasks: the queue coordinates tasks; the worker-manager creates and manages workers to execute tasks; the auth service authenticates API requests; and so on.

  • Open Source Drive-Thru Contributors [Ed: Openwashing agenda by VM Brasseur or how to 'farm' a community for 'free labour']

    VM Brasseur explains open source “drive-thru contributions” and explores how the process can be improved. In the ongoing efforts to create a sustainable free and open source software ecosystem—one where projects receive the attention they need without burning out their maintainers in the process—a lot of attention has justifiably fallen on increasing the number of FOSS contributors. Much of the discussion around increasing contributors assumes that the primary goal is to get contributors who will stick around and become community members and maintainers. It's certainly true that many hands make light work, and the more maintainers a project has the less likely it is that any one of them will bear the brunt of the work and burn out. But, this isn't the only way to support project sustainability through contributions. Another approach is to optimize your project for drive-thru contributors.

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (linux-4.19), Fedora (tcpreplay, xen, and yubihsm-shell), SUSE (pacemaker), and Ubuntu (gosa and pam-python).

  • Set up CUPS Print Server in Ubuntu 20.04 – Linux Hint

    The job of a print server is to accept print requests from multiple machines, process those requests, and then send them to the specified printer for serving those requests. CUPS is a utility designed for Linux operating systems that can turn a regular computer system into a print server. This article provides a method for setting up the CUPS print server in Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Ubuntu Unity Groovy Gorilla

    This tutorial explains how to switch Ubuntu 20.10 user interface back to Unity rather than GNOME. This is for computer users who prefer Ubuntu with its innovative Unity appearance that found in version 10.04 LTS and 16.10. Now let's have fun!