Google VR180 Creator desktop application for Mac and Linux released

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VR180 camera lets you record and creates three-dimensional, immersive photos and videos and now to make it even easier for you to create and edit high-quality VR videos, Google is launching VR180 Creator on Mac and Linux. This application lets you edit VR180 footage with existing VR video tools.   Continue reading “Google VR180 Creator desktop application for Mac and Linux released”

Chrome OS to get support to run Linux applications

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Google announced that it is bringing the ability for Chromebooks running Chrome OS to run Linux applications. It is bringing the ability to code on Chromebooks, be it for building apps or writing a quick script.  Continue reading “Chrome OS to get support to run Linux applications”

Meltdown and Spectre security flaw on Intel, AMD, ARM CPUs affect most computers and phones

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While it is known that Intel chips are facing a bug that is affected by serious Kernel memory leak issue on modern computers including Windows, Linux, and macOS, the exact problem and explanation for this bug remained a mystery. Windows and Linux have already started pushing the updates that will fix the issue, we now have what the flaw is and they have been named ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’. Continue reading “Meltdown and Spectre security flaw on Intel, AMD, ARM CPUs affect most computers and phones”

Intel chips affected with Kernel memory leak flaw, fix might incur performance drop: Report

Intel chips from the last ten years said to have been affected with serious Kernel memory leak issue on modern computers including Windows, Linux, and macOS, according to a report from The Register. This needs a fix at the operating system level which might incur performance drop.  Continue reading “Intel chips affected with Kernel memory leak flaw, fix might incur performance drop: Report”

Google to kill Chrome apps for Windows, Mac and Linux

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Google has announced that it is phasing out Chrome apps for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Introduced in 2013, Google will kill these Chrome apps in early 2018.

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Linux Kernel Exploit might not affect as many Android devices as expected

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Just yesterday, we told you about a new security flaw that has been spotted and that it could possibly affect around 66% of the Android devices at risk. Now, Google has recognised the flaw but claims that the number of devices that will be affected is much smaller in reality.

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New security flaw could possibly put 66% of Android devices at risk

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A new vulnerability in the Linux kernel could put around 66% of Android devices as well as Linux PCs and servers at risk of malicious attacks.

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[How To] Enable MTP in Linux for Android 4.0 and above

Google introduced MTP with Android 4.0, mainly because that used a single partition for the internal storage and also this enabled the usage of secondary storage even when it was being used by the PC and contents are being transferred. MTP works really well in the windows platform basically because of the drivers available. It is a real problem to use MTP on computers with any O.S other than Windows. Thanks to the guys at XDA who have come up with a solution. This guide will help all the Linux users out there to set up MTP on their computers.

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Canonical to showcase Ubuntu for Android at MWC 2012

In the future almost everything is going to be mobile and compact, and Canonical has just taken a step further to prove this fact. I am a big fan of Open Source and when I heard about Canonical working for a mobile version of Ubuntu I was excited, like I was excited when I heard about Google working on a Linux based mobile platform, but I had no idea that Ubuntu for Android was what they have been working on and this concept is really beautiful, the merger of mobile O.S and a desktop O.S is here.

 
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GoodBye MeeGo, Intel and Samsung team up for Tizen

Looks like the clouds surrounding the future of MeeGo have finally cleared up. Intel has announced today that it is bidding farewell to MeeGo and joining Tizen project which is part of the Linux Foundation.  The Tizen project was announced yesterday by the Linux foundation and the LiMo foundation as an open-source Linux based device software platform. Tizen covers smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks and in-vehicle infotainment systems. The first devices powered by Tizen are expected to hit the market in mid-2012.

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ELSE Mobile – Something totally different from the crowd

While we are wrapping up MWC 2010 coverage on FoneArena, we definitely didn’t want you to miss out on the First ELSE phone which is based on the ACCESS Linux platform. The Else Intuition User Interface on this phone is something totally different. It’s definitely something ELSE !  FoneArena’s Aanjhan & Varun got a chance to speak to Eldad Eilam , CTO of Else Mobile based who are based in Israel.

He highlighted the fact that this phone is optimized for one-handed use

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Nokia N900 already up for preorder in USA for $649

In less than 48 hours of completion of Nokia World, The Nokia N900 is already up for sale in USA and is now available for preorder directly from the Nokia USA Online store.

As discussed in our Nokia World coverage, Nokia N900 is going to be the first Nokia mobile phone to run the Linux derived OS, Maemo.

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Nokia N900 Live Pics

Here are some pics of Nokia N900 that got launched today live from Nokia World. And I must tell you, it looks simply mindblowing. The phone runs on Maemo Linux and  we simply fell in love with the phone by simply looking at the specs and the pictures..

Wonder if this is the best Phone Nokia has ever produced? What do you think? Do Pass on your comments.

Nokia N900 Live Pics

You might have seen the official announcement , press pics , leaked photos and even the videos on youtube and vimeo. But nothing can beat Real life pics of a phone. Just spotted these live pics of the N900 linux phone on twitter and it looks awesome for sure. Full screen browser is going to kick ass.

Thanks to this twitter user jurthys for showing off his latest toy !

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Another pic from flickr