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Plenty of Linux Power Is Built Into Linux Lite 4.6

January 13, 2020

Via: TechNewsWorld

Serving two masters, in theory, is nearly impossible. In practice, the Linux Lite distribution easily satisfies Linux newcomers and veteran penguin fans as well. This distro is very beginner-friendly. That is in large part the result of a fine-tuned Xfce […]


Operating systems, Others

US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware

January 9, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

An Android phone subsidized by the US government for low-income users comes preinstalled with malware that can’t be removed without making the device cease to work, researchers reported on Thursday. The UMX U686CL is provided by Virgin Mobile’s Assurance Wireless […]


Operating systems, Others

Google Fixes Critical Android RCE Flaw

January 7, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Google kicked off its first Android Security Bulletin of 2020 patching a critical flaw in its Android operating system, which if exploited could allow a remote attacker to execute code. Compared to last year’s monthly tally, the number of CVEs […]


Operating systems, Others

Facebook wants to eliminate its reliance on Android by developing its own OS

December 20, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Facebook has hired Mark Lucovsky to build an original operating system to be used with its Android-dependent devices like the Oculus and planned AR glasses. Lucovsky is one of the original co-authors of Windows NT. The move is to bring […]


Operating systems, Others

Samsung’s fastest-ever Android 10 update hits the US on T-Mobile, Sprint

December 16, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

After shipping the big Android 10 update for international versions of the Galaxy S10 earlier this month, Samsung and carriers are now starting to roll out Android 10 for the US and Canadian users. SamMobile reports US carriers T-Mobile and […]


Operating systems, Others

Android Auto is headed to BMW cars in 2020

December 12, 2019

Via: TechSpot

BMW’s iDrive was one of the first in-car communication and entertainment systems back when it launched in 2001, and refinements over all these years have made it a slicker and intuitive experience than most of its rivals. That said, the […]


Application Software, Operating systems, Others, Software Category

Canonical makes Ubuntu for Windows SubSystem for Linux a priority

December 6, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Canonical CEO and founder Mark Shuttleworth recently said he sees more demand for the Ubuntu Linux desktop than ever. True. “We never got the desktop into the consumer space. We’re still happy to give developers and system admins a platform,” […]


Mobile Apps, Operating systems, Others

Chirp debuts a faster, feature-filled Twitter app for Apple Watch

December 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Chirp, a Twitter client preferred by hundreds of thousands of Apple Watch users, is getting its biggest upgrade since its arrival last year. Now redesigned for watchOS 6, the new version of Chirp includes a rebuilt timeline feature that allows […]


iOS, Operating systems, Others

Apple saw double-digit decline in global iPhone sales in Q3 2019

November 28, 2019

Via: TechSpot

By now, it’s no longer a secret that global smartphone demand has plateaued. However, market researchers seem to disagree on the specifics. Gartner says the smartphone market contracted by 0.4 percent in the third quarter of this year, while IDC […]


Mobile Apps, Operating systems, Others

ColorOS 7: New features, rollout timeline and which devices will receive it

November 26, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Oppo had the overseas unveiling of ColorOS 7 in India today, where all the new features, design and rollout schedule details were shared for upcoming smartphones. The software skin on Oppo’s smartphones was often considered to be a little out […]