Top Free Android Email Tools

Email is arguably one of the most popular and useful functions used on Android smartphones and tablets. Being able to keep in touch with your friends, family, and colleagues on the move is essential for any platform, not least for a mobile platform. Fortunately, the developers of Android did not neglect the email department, with most Android devices coming shipped with a couple of mail clients. Read More

Linux Kernel 3.1 Released, Adds Support for NFC Chips

Yes! After ten release candidates, Linus Torvalds marked a few minutes ago (October 24th) the Linux kernel 3.1 sources as final/stable and ready for immediate download.

Among the new features included in Linux kernel 3.1 we can mention OpenRISC opensource CPU support, various slab allocator improvements, writeback throttling improvements, new iSCSI implementation, Near-Field Communication chips support and Wii Controller support.

Linux kernel 3.1 provides better power management via the new cpupowerutils userspace utility, the EXT3 filesystem gets the filesystem barriers enabled by default, and lots of drivers were added and updated. Read More

Linux Fundamentals course w/Linux laptop

This two-day introduction to Linux broadens attendees horizons with a detailed overview of the operating system. Attendees learn how to effectively use a Linux system as a valuable tool. They get familiar with the architecture and various components of the operating system, learn both graphical and command line tools, and learn to do basic networking. This class is scheduled for November 3rd - 4th, 2011. Read More

Ubuntu 11.10 Officially Released

Ladies and gentlemen, dear Ubuntu geeks, it is our greatest pleasure to announce today, October 13th, that the final release of Ubuntu 11.10 is here, available on mirrors worldwide (see the download links at the end of the article).

Dubbed Oneiric Ocelot, the new Ubuntu 11.10 operating system is the 15th release of the Ubuntu OS and it will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers. Read More

Ubuntu 11.10 Will Be Released Tomorrow

The title says it all! Canonical will unleash the highly anticipated Ubuntu 11.10 operating system somewhere around 10:00 AM GTM tomorrow, October 13th.

With this blog article we just wanted to inform our readers about some of the new features implemented by Canonical in the new Ubuntu release.

Ubuntu 11.10 will still feature the Unity interface, but on top of the new GNOME 3.2 desktop environment. An amazing new login screen, a totally new Package Manager and bleeding edge apps, like Mozilla Firefox 7.0.1 and Thunderbird 7.0.1 or LibreOffice 3.4.3, will also be part of this release. Read More

Google Releases Chrome Desktop-Sharing Feature

Google isn’t reinventing the wheel with a new feature it is testing that allows any two computers using its Chrome browser to connect with each other. But integrating remote desktop functionality into a Google product may be welcome to some users who may not trust third-party vendors that already offer the service.

Called Chrome Remote Desktop, the new feature is in beta testing and lets you connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including systems running Windows, Linux, and Mac OS, as well as Chromebooks. The app can access all data on a remote computer and requires the person sharing access to their computer to give a code to the person who will tap into it remotely. That authentication must be done every time access is granted. Read More

Ubuntu 11.10 launch interview - Unity is here to stay

Linux User talks to Canonical’s Gerry Carr to get the full low-down on Ubuntu 11.10 ‘Oneric Ocelot’ ahead of its 13th October launch…

Gerry Carr is a busy man. As director of communications at Canonical, it’s his job to make sure that everyone knows what to expect from the launch of Ubuntu 11.10 – also known, in classic Ubuntu fashion, by its animal codename Oneiric Ocelot. Read More

Amazon spins color Kindle tablet, plus three more E Ink devices

Amazon was widely expected to announce a Kindle-branded tablet today, and it did -- also revealing three additional Kindles, two breaking the magical $100 price barrier. The $200 Kindle Fire has a seven-inch color IPS (in-plane switching display), "cloud-accelerated" Silk browser, dual-core processor, and 8GB of flash storage, while the $150 Kindle Touch 3G, $99 Kindle Touch, and $79 Kindle all include six-inch E Ink screens and either 2GB or 4GB of flash. Read More

Survey says: Innovators prefer Android

According to market analyst Nielsen’s August market data, more than half (56 percent) of the smartphones acquired over the most recent three months ran Android. Perhaps the market analyst’s most interesting observation, though, is that innovators prefer Android to iOS by a margin of 40 to 32 percent.

In terms of competition among the top smartphone OSes, Nielson’s data pegs Google’s Android OS market share at 43 percent, followed by Apple’s iOS at 28 percent, RIM’s Blackberry at 18 percent, and all others (including Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 7 and Windows Phone 7) at 11 percent. Read More

5 Open Source Android Games worth Trying Out

The Android Marketplace offers a variety of games to choose from. Even though many of those games are absolutely free, only a handful of them are open source. While that may not bother many Android users, there are a lot of FOSS enthusiasts who love to have everything that’s open source. So, whether you’re an open source fanatic, or a FOSS purist, here are 5 great open source games that you can try out on your Android device. Read More