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  • Ubuntu Touch Still Has the Best and Most Complete App Permissions

    App permissions is a feature that's now present in pretty much all the major mobile operating systems, but Ubuntu has the best implementation available right now.

    The Ubuntu operating system is one of the first to have introduced incremental app permissions, but because it wasn't made available worldwide like all the others, this particular feature has gone by unnoticed, even if it promised much better user control.

  • RockWork Project Provides Amazing Pebble Support on Ubuntu Touch

    The Ubuntu community is set on providing proper support for the Pebble smartwatch, and it looks like the RockWork project is going really well.

    The support for Pebble started with just a simple notification on the watch about an incoming call, but it turns out that there are a lot Ubuntu users out there that also have a Pebble smartwatch and they want to use them. Some developers are now working to provide much better Pebble support, in the absence of any kind of official support.

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