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Linux Mint-Based feren OS Gets Upgraded to Linux Mint 18.2, USB Boot Improved

The developers of the feren OS GNU/Linux distribution based on the popular Linux Mint operating system announced the release of August 2017's snapshot ISO with many enhancements and updated components. The biggest change in this month's feren OS snapshot is that the entire system was rebased on the ...

All ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 Phones Will Be Upgraded to Android 8.0, Says ASUS

ASUS unveiled the other day the entire ZenFone 4 series of Android-powered smartphones during a live "We Love Photo" event in Taipei, Taiwan, along with the company's plans for releasing updates for both the ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 series. During the event, ASUS announced a total of six ZenFone 4 ...

Canonical Unveils the Ubuntu Dock, Here's What It Looks Like on Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu contributor and Open Source developer Didier Roche had the pleasure of revealing today the Ubuntu Dock, Canonical's modification of the Dash to Dock extension for the GNOME desktop environment of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 operating system. We gave you a first glimpse of the Ubuntu Dock the ...

Ubuntu MATE Devs Need Your Help to Fix a Critical Bug in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS

Martin Wimpress and the devs behind Ubuntu MATE, an official flavor of the widely-used Ubuntu operating system, have discovered a critical bug in the GVFS component and they need your help before they can fix it. However, the bug is not limited to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS or its Caja file manager, as ...

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Brochure Confirms Phablet's Final Design and Specs

The editorial team over at Ausdroid recently got their hands on a sales brochure for the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone that Samsung Electronics will launch next week on August 23 during a live event in New York City. The marketing materials that Ausdroid received confirm the final design and ...

KDE Applications 17.08 Officially Out, More Apps Were Ported to KDE Frameworks 5

The KDE Project is pleased to announce the release and general availability of the KDE Applications 17.08 software suite primarily designed for KDE Plasma 5 desktop environments, but also compatible with other desktops and window managers. KDE Applications 17.08 has been in development since ...

Google Confirms Android 8.0 Launch on August 21, Could Be Dubbed 'Oreo'

It won't be long until we will be able to upgrade our Google Pixel and Nexus devices to Android 8.0, as Google today confirmed the next major version of its Linux-based mobile operating system is hitting the streets in three days, on August 21, 2017. Google recently put together a special page for ...

Apple Watch watchOS 3 Jailbreak Demoed at DEF CON 25 Hacking Conference - Video

Apple Watch jailbreak is a thing, believe it, and renowned security researchers like Max Bazaliy of Fried Apple Team and Lookout have already managed to successfully jailbreak Apple's watchOS 3 operating system for Apple Watch devices. watchOS 3 is the current stable release of the Apple Watch ...

Hacker Claims to Have Decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave Processor Firmware

Several reports suggest that a hacker who goes by the name of "xerub" claims he has decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave Processor firmware and published on Thursday the decryption key. Apple's SEP is a component found in the A7 chipset that powers the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini 3 ...

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to Start Shipping In a Week in 'Black Moon' Flavor

It won't be long until you can touch and feel Android creator Andy Rubin's Essential Phone smartphone device, as customers recently reported they received shipping details from Essential. Last week, Essential told customers that the Essential Phone entered mass production, and Andy Rubin confirmed ...

Looks Like Debian GNU/Linux Runs on Quite a Few Mobile Devices, Including Pyra

Debian Project's W. Martin Borgert reports today that work on making the famous and widely-used Debian GNU/Linux operating system run on various mobile devices continues these days. During the DebConf17 Debian Conference event that took place from August 6 to August 12, 2017, in Montréal, Canada, ...

Canonical Invites You to Test Out the Chromium Web Browser Snap on Ubuntu Linux

Canonical's Olivier Tilloy has put out a call for testing for what it would appear to be the very first Chromium Snap package for Ubuntu Linux and other Snappy-enabled distros. Snap is a universal binary format created by Canonical to allow for easy distribution of third-party, proprietary apps ...

iOS 11 Security Feature Disables Touch ID, Lets You Call Emergency Services

The Verge reports today that an iPhone user on Twitter has found a new, hidden security feature in Apple's upcoming iOS 11 mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The feature, which is accessible if you quickly press the power button five times, is, in fact, a screen that ...

ASUS Officially Announces the ZenFone 4 Series Containing No Less Than 6 Models

ASUS on Thursday announced during a media event held in Taipei, Taiwan, not one, not four, but six new ZenFone 4 smartphone models powered by Google's Android mobile operating system. We reported a few days ago that ASUS accidentally leaked four of the company's ZenFone 4 models on its French ...

Raspbian Linux OS for Raspberry Pi Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 'Stretch'

As of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released new installation images of its Debian-based Raspbian Linux operating system rebased on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" series. About two months ago, Raspberry Pi Foundation's Simon Long reported on a new stable update of the ...

An Early Look at Ubuntu Dock for GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu 17.10, the next major release of the widely-used Ubuntu Linux OS, will be transitioning to the GNOME Shell user interface by default instead of the Unity desktop environment that was used until now. As some of you may already know, Canonical plans to create a modified GNOME Shell experience ...

Calamares Universal Linux Installer Readies for the Wayland Display Server

Numerous independently-developed GNU/Linux distributions are relying these days on the Calamares universal installer framework to provide their users with a decent, modern, and up-to-date graphical installer. If you installed well-known distros like OpenMandriva, KDE Neon, Sabayon, KaOS, Siduction, ...

GCC 7 Now Default Compiler in Ubuntu 17.10 , Qt 5.9 Coming Soon

Work on the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system continues, and since the development process became so transparent lately, we can tell you today that the latest GCC 7 has become default compiler. Last week when we reported on the upcoming Feature Freeze stage for Ubuntu 17.10, which is currently set for ...

Oracle Outs Second VirtualBox 5.2 Beta to Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4

Oracle's Director of Product Management Simon Coter was pleased to announce on Wednesday the release and immediate availability for download of the second VirtualBox 5.2 Beta. VirtualBox 5.2 is currently under heavy development, and a first Beta release was published a week ago, giving users a ...

Canonical Fixes Regression in the Linux 4.4 Kernel Packages of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Earlier this month, on August 3, Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel releases for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems. The respective security notice contained information about four kernel vulnerabilities that ...

Ubuntu Conference UbuCon Europe to Take Place September 8-10 in Paris, France

The second UbuCon Europe event, a conference dedicated to the European Ubuntu community, is taking place next month, between September 8 and September 10, in Paris, France. Dubbed as the libre and open source event of the year for Ubuntu Linux users, developers, and contributors, UbuCon Europe is ...

Nokia 8 Android Flagship Phone Is Now Official, Here Are the Specs and Price

Finnish company HMD Global today, August 16, 2017, unveiled the Nokia 8, its first Nokia-branded flagship smartphone powered by Google's Android mobile operating system. After so many rumors, the Nokia 8 smartphone is finally here, unveiled by HMD Global earlier today in a live event that took place ...

Apple Said to Launch Thicker iPhone 7s/7s Plus Models Due to Glass Back Design

A new report coming from German website Giga Apple suggests Apple is working on manufacturing iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models that have a slightly thicker design than the current iPhone 7 variants due to glass back. Giga Apple's reliable source told them that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models ...

Happy 24th Birthday, Debian!

Today, August 16, 2017, Debian, the universal, Unix-like computer operating system powered by the Linux kernel turns 24 years of existence since the late Ian Murdock first announced the Debian Project back in 1993. Since then, the Debian Project decided to set the day of August 16 as the Debian Day, ...

Ubuntu 17.10 to Allow Users to Amplify the Sound on Laptops Through Media Keys

After getting back from GNOME's GUADEC 2017 developer conference, Canonical's Didier Roche has started a daily blog series about the Unity to GNOME Shell transition for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release. One of the key features of Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment was to allow users to raise the ...

Ubuntu 17.10 Rebased on Linux Kernel 4.12, Final Release to Ship with Linux 4.13

As of today, August 16, 2017, the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 operating system has been rebased on the current stable Linux kernel series, namely Linux 4.12. We reported last week that Canonical's Ubuntu Kernel Team started work on a Linux 4.12-based kernel for Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, and ...

Microsoft Surface Pro Receives August 12 Firmware and Drivers Update

Microsoft has announced the availability of a new cumulative firmware and drivers pack targeted at its latest Surface Pro devices, namely the August 12  update, which adds a new driver version that enables support for Windows 10s operating systems. Specifically speaking, the producer updates Intel ...

Android-Powered BlackBerry Phones Getting August's Security Patch, Update Now

Coming hot on the heels of Google's Android Security Bulletin for August 2017, BlackBerry's security patches for Android-powered BlackBerry smartphones are now available. BlackBerry's latest security advisory informs customers who own BlackBerry powered by Android smartphones that new updates are ...

Hearthstone - Knights of the Frozen Throne Review

It's true that Magic the Gathering popularized the card game genre, but we have to thank Blizzard's Hearthstone for the huge number of good card games that we now have in the wild. Knights of the Frozen Throne is the sixth expansion to Hearthstone, and one of the most intriguing. The expansion made ...

Solus 3 Debuts with Support for Ubuntu's Snaps, Linux 4.12 & Budgie Desktop 10.4

Solus Project's Joshua Strobl informs Softpedia on Tuesday about the general availability of the Solus 3 operating system, a major release that introduces new kernel and graphics stacks, new technologies, and up-to-date components. Powered by the Linux 4.12 kernel and Mesa 17.1.6, Solus 3 contains ...

Happy 20th Birthday, GNOME!

Believe it or not, today's GNOME birthday, and not any birthday, as the popular desktop environment designed for GNU/Linux distributions celebrates 20 years of existence. That's right, 20 years ago on this day , the GNOME Project was founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero as the two ...

Download Graphics Driver for AMD's New Vega Frontier and RX Vega Video Cards

AMD has announced the availability of new graphics drivers developed for its latest Vega Frontier and RX Vega video cards, namely versions 17.8.1 Beta 6 and 17.30.1051, respectively, which ensure compatibility with Microsoft's Windows 7 and 10 operating systems . While the 17.30.1051 update only ...

Apple Watch LTE Series 3 to Launch in Q4 2017, Won't Have Major Design Changes

In a new report sent to clients on Monday, famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that the Cupertino-based company is planning to launch the Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatches with LTE support. That shouldn't come as news to us, as we've already reported earlier this month that ...

iOS 11 Beta 6 Updates More App Icons, Adds New AirPods Animation, and More

With iOS 11 just around the corner, we believe that many iPhone and iPad fans out there can't wait to get their hands on the new operating system, which is currently in final Beta stages of development. Apple seeded earlier today the sixth Beta release of iOS 11 to registered developers, along with ...

Apple Rolls Out Public Beta 5 of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, and tvOS 11

It took them only a few hours, and Apple is now rolling out the Public Beta 5 update of its upcoming iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, and tvOS 11 operating systems to public beta testers. It's more than obvious now that Apple is trying to wrap things up and prepare to launch the final releases of ...

Apple Releases Beta 6 of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 - Updated

A few moments ago, Apple released the sixth Beta versions of its upcoming iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 operating systems to registered developers enrolled in the Apple Developer program. Coming only a week after the Beta 5 release, today's Beta 6 builds of iOS 11 , macOS ...