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  • Android 7.0: You might get to help pick the name!
  • Sundar Pichai: Maybe we'll use a poll to name Android

    Google has never had a problem coming up with sweet-related nicknames for each new version of Android, but after Marshmallow it might start taking suggestions. During a Q&A at Delhi University (jump to 47:11 in the video to hear for yourself) Sundar Pichai was asked why no Indian sweets were on the name list, Pichai said he would ask his mother for suggestions, before opening the possibility of an online poll. Of course we think that's a good idea, but the real question is what should the options be? Let us know what you've got for Android N in the comments.

  • Android to have Indian dessert name? Sundar Pichai will ask mom!

    He runs global internet giant, but the question that stumped Sundar Pichai on his first India visit as Google CEO was whether the popular mobile operating system Android can be named after an Indian dessert!

    A smiling Pichai replied he will ask his mother for suggestions and Google can even go for an online poll to decide the name.

  • Hands-on with the TouchJet Pond Android-powered projector

    The core of TouchJet Pond is essentially three parts. The projector itself isn't all that special by projector standards, being only an 80 lumen projection at only 1920x1080 resolution. The projector is small, lightweight, and easy to mount. Instead of being just a pass-through projector for whatever you put in the HDMI port, the Pond is running Android 4.4.2 with access to the Google Play Store over WiFi. The image projected basically looks like an Android tablet, which is something we've seen before but not nearly as interactive as the Pond. To interact with it you have two different tools at your disposal. There's a stylus, which lets you walk up to the screen and touch the surface you're projecting on, and there's a remote for controlling basic settings and a D-Pad for basic navigation. It's a fairly basic setup, but when you look at what you can do by putting Android on a wall or on a floor and let kids go nuts, there's a lot of fun to be had here.

  • M&T customers now have access to Android Pay
  • Most Android devices run an outdated OS version
  • myAppFree launches on Android, lets you score apps for free
  • LG Officially Releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow To The LG G3
  • LG G3 Android 6.0 Update Details Emerge
  • Pay What You Want: The Android Expert’s Coding Bundle
  • VLC has ported its popular Android app to Chrome OS
  • Chromebooks get an official Android port of the VLC media player

    After nearly a billion downloads of its VLC media player across Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS and Android, VideoLan has an new platform: Chrome OS.

    For nearly 15 years, VLC has become known around the world as "the" software for media playback, mainly because it supports a wide variety of audio and video codecs.

  • Early rumors on what’s coming in the next major Android release

    The vast majority of Android users don’t have Android 6.0 Marshmallow yet, but it’s still not to early to think about what new features Google will unveil next year with its next major Android release. Android Geeks this week has posted some rumors about what we can expect from Android 6.1, which it says will be released in June right around the time that Google shares more details about what will presumably be Android 7.0.

  • Now's the time to perform a personal Android security audit

    Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter -- and almost always for the wrong reason.

    Most of the monthly missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero chance of actually affecting you in the real world. In fact, if you look closely, you'll start to notice that most such stories come from studies commissioned by companies that -- gasp! -- make their money selling malware protection programs for Android phones. (Pure coincidence, right?)

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VirtualBox 6.1.32 Fixes Access to Some USB Devices on Linux Hosts, Improves Shared Clipboard

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today's howtos

  • How To Install Ansible on Fedora 35 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Ansible on Fedora 35. For those of you who didn’t know, Ansible is an open-source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool enabling infrastructure as code. Ansible automates and simplifies repetitive, complex, and tedious operations. It’s a free tool written in Python. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Ansible automation tool on a Fedora 35.

  • Install PHP 8 on Ubuntu 22.04 - kifarunix.com

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to install PHP 8 on Ubuntu 22.04. PHP 8 is a major update of the PHP language. It contains many new features and optimizations including named arguments, union types, attributes, constructor property promotion, match expression, nullsafe operator, JIT, and improvements in the type system, error handling, and consistency.

  • How to keep your Debian updated

    A Linux OS is a collection of multiple packages interlinked in a very complex network. These packages offer all the necessary files and binaries that make up the operating system. These packages need regular updates. It may be security patches, bug fixes, or feature improvements. As such, it is critical to keep all the packages up-to-date.

  • How to install Debian 11

    Debian 11.0 was released on August 14th, 2021, with the codename Bullseye. After approximately two years of development, the Debian projects presented a stable version of Debian 11 which will be supported for the next five years. This new distribution whips with over 11294 new packages to count 59551 packages.

  • Allow/Deny SSH Access To a Particular User Or Group In Linux

    In this article we will be allowing or denying SSH access to a particular user or Group by making a few changes in SSH Configuration file. First, we will see how to allow or enable SSH access to a user and group. Please note that all commands given below should be run as root or sudo user.

  • 3 Linux commands to shut down the system and you will able to do it easily

    Hi Guys, In this guide, we will illustrate the difference between shutdown, poweroff, halt and reboot command in Linux.

  • Set Date and Time for Each Command You Execute in Bash History

    Hi guys, In this article, we will show you how you can configure time stamp information when each command in the history was executed to be displayed. All commands executed by Bash on the command line are stored in history or in a file called ~/.bash_history. Also you can list all of the commands executed by users on the system or a user can view the command history using the history command as shown below.

  • How to install Gitea on a fresh Ubuntu/Debian server

    Gitea an open source easy-to-use self hosted git server written in Go. It has many features like time tracking, repository branching, file logging, notifications, built-in wiki and much more. Gitea is an lightweight application meaning that it can be run on lower spec systems too. It is an great lightweight alternative to GitLab. It’s really easy to setup and you will find most of the features that you will find in typical source control platform. This tutorial will show you how to install Gitea on Ubuntu Or Debian Systems

  • How to Install and Configure Kibana on Ubuntu 20.04 – Citizix

    Kibana is a proprietary data visualization dashboard software for Elasticsearch, whose open source successor in OpenSearch is OpenSearch Dashboards. It is a data visualization and exploration tool used for log and time-series analytics, application monitoring, and operational intelligence use cases. It offers powerful and easy-to-use features such as histograms, line graphs, pie charts, heat maps, and built-in geospatial support. Kibana also acts as the user interface for monitoring, managing, and securing an Elastic Stack cluster — as well as the centralized hub for built-in solutions developed on the Elastic Stack.

  • How to install and Configure HAProxy load balancer on Ubuntu 20.04

    HAProxy is a free and open source software that provides a high availability load balancer and proxy server for TCP and HTTP-based applications that spreads requests across multiple servers. It distributes the load among the web and application servers. Haproxy is popular for load balancing because of its efficiency, reliability, and low memory and CPU footprint. Load balancing is a common solution for distributing web applications horizontally across multiple hosts while providing the users with a single point of access to the service. It is available for install on major Linux distributions. In this guide we will learn how to install and configure HAProxy load balancer on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • How to Install an RPM File in Linux

    Did you download an RPM file, and you’re not sure what it is or what do with it? It’s one of the file types used to install applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based distributions, and we’ll show you how to use them.

  • Install PHP 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04 - kifarunix.com

    Did you download an RPM file, and you’re not sure what it is or what do with it? It’s one of the file types used to install applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based distributions, and we’ll show you how to use them.