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How I use Android: App designer and Android blogger Liam Spradlin

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Android
Interviews

In the world of Android-connected professionals, we tend to see two different types of people: those who design or develop for the platform, and those who observe and write about it.

Liam Spradlin is a rare case of someone who falls equally into both categories.

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Android TV Review: Just What Your TV Doesn't Need

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Android
Reviews

The latest Android-based smart TV platform – cunningly called Android TV – is by my reckoning Google’s third stab at becoming a force to be reckoned with in the smart TV world. Actually its fourth if you also include the early and little-seen Android 4.2 Jelly Bean effort introduced on a few high-end Philips TVs in a handful of European territories last year.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • KOTOR II gets patched after 10 years to support Mac, Linux
  • Open beta for Linux and Mac version of 'Terraria' coming soon

    After a long wait Mac and Linux users will finally be able to play the popular open-world building RPG, Terraria. According to several tweets from Re-Logic's official Terraria Twitter account, an open public beta for the Linux and Mac version of the game will launch "sometime tomorrow." More details will be released prior to the beta launch, according to Re-Logic's tweets.

  • Steam for Linux Now Has More than 1,300 Games

    It is clear that Steam for Linux is here to stay, and proof of that is that the Steam library of the open source platform has just passed 1,300 titles.

  • Everything tech dealers need to know about Steam Machine

    So after what seems like years (well, at least three years) of rumour, speculation, sneak peaks, demos, SDKs and missed deadlines, punters can now pre-order Valve’s Steam Machine video PC-based games hardware, ahead of a full launch in November this year.

    Details, as ever, are still a little flakey, particularly with regards to the European launch - but it’s an interesting product that could make a significant and disruptive impact on the established PC and console games hardware and software markets in 2016.

Ubuntu on Intel Compute Stick, Riddell Intervention

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Ubuntu

Leftovers: Devices

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Linux
  • Google’s iBeacon competitor ‘Eddystone’ expands capability of Bluetooth beacons
  • Three wireless advances target Linux and Android devices
  • Short-Range Wireless Tech for IoT Takes Three Big Steps [same article]

    One reason Linux -- and by extension Android -- have grown so quickly in embedded is that from very early on Linux was imbued with strong wireless support. Although ARM and others are working hard to improve wireless support on microcontrollers with efforts such as ARM's Mbed OS, for the most part if your gizmo needs WiFi, you need to set aside MCUs and RTOSes and move to Linux or Android running on a faster processor.

  • Tizen Store Opens for Paid Apps in Nepal, Samsung Z1 Launch Inches Closer

    Today, the Tizen Store has launched its paid service in Nepal, meaning developers can now sell paid applications to 4 countries – India , Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and now Nepal. Last week we spotted the firmware file for the Samsung Z1 Nepal and now with todays announcement the launch should be within a matter of weeks.

  • Android M: 5 small but important features you’re going to love

    Android M isn’t going to be a massive game-changer like Android 5.0 Lollipop was. However, it will have some small-but-important tweaks and improvements that will noticeably improve the consumer experience. Green Bot recently put together a slideshow of the small changes Google has made with Android M and we’ve picked out five of them that we think Android diehards will love. Check them out below and be sure to check out Green Bot’s full slideshow by clicking here.

  • Commodore's Ghost Lives in New Machine

    The device, named the "Commodore PET," runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and has a 5.5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS OGS display.

    It has a 1.7-GHz 64-bit octa-core CPU, up to 3 GB of RAM, an earphone jack, a microUSB slot, dual SIM cards, and a 3,000 mAh removable battery.

    The PET runs on 4G LTE, GSM and WCDMA networks.

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS

GPS Navigation App Gets New and Important Features on Ubuntu Touch

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Ubuntu

GPS navigation is an important function for any smartphone, but there wasn't anything for Ubuntu Touch until recently. As it happens, an application that's called just that, GPS Navigation, has been released a few weeks back and now a new major update has been made available.

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Ubuntu: request to move the Canonical IP policy web page

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Ubuntu

I'd like to request that the Community Council moves the Canonical IP
policy off the Ubuntu website.
http://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/intellectual-property-policy

It was revealed last week that is policy breached the GPL and still
leaves open numerous gaps in the ability of people to freely share,
copy and modify Ubuntu. It is hurting the reputation of Ubuntu as a
welcoming and functional free software project that respects the
licence of the upstreams we depend on.

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Solus Operating System Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 4.1.3 LTS

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OS
Linux

The Solus operating system has received a set of updates and developers made some important changes, like the adoption of a new Linux kernel of a new GTK+ version.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Has Reached End of Life, Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 Now

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Ubuntu

Today, July 23, was the last day when Canonical released security patches and software updates for its Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) operating system, as the distribution reached end of life.

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How to ruin an open source project: Let me count the ways

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OSS

Other problems include delaying releases with critical bug fixes, making breaking changes in minor releases, and not providing an upgrade path between versions. Not mentioning known limitations of a software project is also a problem.

Maintainers also can ruin the integrity of code by introducing legal ambiguity and not applying a proper open source license, Keepers said. Violating patents, copyrights, or trademarks also are issues.

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Users Are Invited to Test Wi-Fi Hotspot (Internet Tethering) in Ubuntu Touch

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Ubuntu

On July 22, Canonical's Jonas G. Drange informed us all that the Ubuntu Touch developers managed to finish the Wi-Fi Hotspot (also known as Internet Tethering) functionality for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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Orca Open-Source Screen Reader Implements Speech Support for MathML Content

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OSS
GNOME

The Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier software used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu and other GNOME-based ones, has reached version 3.17.4 as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment.

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Open source sails the seven seas

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OSS

We chose to hone in on one particular plugin to highlight how even the very specific domain of marine navigation software is following the same evolutionary pattern as other open source domains: they are extending beyond the simple sharing of code and coding practices to include information repositories. The amount of collective knowledge shared by millions of boaters around the world could not be possibly generated, let alone owned, by a single organization. It needs to be a shared asset.

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QEMU-Based GNOME Boxes Virtualization Software Gets a Major Update for GNOME 3.18

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GNOME

The GNOME developers are still finishing the latest bits for the upcoming GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment, a snapshot towards GNOME 3.18, and they have just released the GNOME Boxes 3.17.4 open-source virtualization software based on the QEMU with KVM technology.

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Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Build 7 with GAPPS and Linux Kernel 4.0.8 Out Now

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Android

On July 22, Arne Exton, the developer of several GNU/Linux and Android-x86 distributions, announced that he updated his Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 distro to build 7, a release that brings Linux kernel 4.0.8, Mesa 10.5.9, and other goodies.

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A guide for community management from Jono Bacon

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OSS

We've seen a remarkable growth in community all over the world—people are getting together to make things, do things, hack, etc. This simple idea of people getting together to make communities makes Jono Bacon excited (me too). He hosted a half-day workshop at OSCON about community management, where he shared with us his packaged thoughts on building strong communities.

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