Archive for December 2011

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 12, 2011

Android openness questioned as webOS goes open-source (Appolicious)
German court issues injunction against iPhone, iPad in Motorola patent case (Appolicious)
HP opens webOS; $99 TouchPad sale melts eBay; Android to benefit?
Android Market web store update adds user review filters, changes lives
Open-source webOS is dead on arrival
HP Leaves webOS Wounded, Not Even Dead
EU regulators temporarily suspend review of Google’s planned Motorola Mobility buy
Ubuntu Wins ‘Best Distro’ Award in Linux Journal Reader’s Poll
Is Apple vulnerable in 2012? You bet
How Android isn’t really that open

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 11, 2011

Are HP TouchPads and WebOS Phones Still Worth Getting? (ContributorNetwork)
WebOS Open-Sourced; New HP Tablets May Be in the Works (ContributorNetwork)
Will Android Ever Beat iOS App Support? (ContributorNetwork)
Ask Slashdot: Best Tablet For Running a Real GNU/Linux Distribution?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Risk Report
How to Leverage Your Open Source Skills in the Changing Job Market
The CrunchPad is Proof the iPad was Obvious
Apple Using Patents to Undermine Open Standards Again
Samsung’s Retina Display threatens Apple’s February iPad 3
Ad Executive: Reports Suggesting iOS Developers Make More Money Than Android Are Flawed
CyanogenMod Team Gives Progress Reports
Pope Goes Android For Holiday Lighting
The Windows 8 tablet train wreck – ExtremeTech
Ubuntu 12.04 Development Update 7
The Apple blogs vs. Android
HP CEO confirms new webOS hardware on the way, tablets possible

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 7, 2011

Like Chrome OS? Try Lime for Extra Hardware Support
Want a Linux Job? Learn Java or Android
Two-Thirds of Lost USB Drives Carry Malware
Six Android issues that Google doesn’t want to address
Apple converting the enterprise? It could happen.
Everything you wanted to know about the history of Android
Android Graphics Performance
Can Google’s latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich land apps first?
Android Market surpasses 10 billion app downloads; Google kicks off $0.10 app sale
Google’s Schmidt: Android leads the iPhone
Windows 8 will be ‘largely irrelevant’ on PCs, predicts IDC
Google’s Eric Schmidt sees Google TV embedded in most new TVs by summer of 2012
ICS-based CyanogenMod 9: it’s on track, but not for everybody

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 5, 2011

Apple, Samsung patent dispute ‘secrets’ leak from court
MIPS $99 Tablet is First Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet
Ubuntu 12.04 Release Schedule
Whoops! Apple, Samsung secrets leak from court document
Samsung unfurls flexible, see-through tablet concept
Apple not worried about Kindle Fire, says analyst
Samsung puts $200 million aside for patent spats with Apple
Amazon may own half of Android tablet market next year
Apple, Samsung and six more companies sued over Carrier IQ scandal
Operating systems don’t matter much anymore
New Android-powered TV line is headed to the hospital
Gingerbread Dominates 50.51% of Android Phones, Five Others Coexist
U.S. judge says no to Apple’s attempt to block Samsung device sales
Cowon announces CE-based R7 media tablet, earns a few perplexed stares
ComScore: Android continues to boom, RIM and Microsoft decline
EFF Wants Legalized Jailbreaking on All Mobile Devices, Videogame Consoles
Ainol launches the NOVO7, the world’s first Android 4.0 tablet, for $100 plus shipping
Motorola Xoom 2 review
ZiiLabs demos Ice Cream Sandwich on its Jaguar 7 tablet, looks swift and tasty (video)
Hexxeh adds a splash of lime to Chromium OS, brings extra hardware and plugin support
HCI Roommate III puts Android powered TVs in hospitals
Windows 8 will be ‘largely irrelevant’ to traditional PC users: IDC
Can Microsoft beat Apple and Google and successfully ‘appify’ the TV?
Android 4.0 (Ice Sandwich) on Nexus S 4G (review)
The return of the operating system – ITworld.com

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 4, 2011

Apple Denied Injunction Against Samsung In U.S.
Gingerbread Now On 50% Of Android Devices
U.S. court denies Apple’s bid to halt Samsung sales; Patent infringement ‘still likely’
On consumer PCs, crapware is still a performance-sapping nuisance
Apple and Oranges: Apple’s tablet design suggestions
GNOME 3 Gets New Extension Website
[How To] Customise Unity like Never Before
Ubuntu Mobile Phone Concepts
Want to Tweak GNOME 3? There’s a Site for That
Android Design Preview simplifies app mockups, developers’ lives (video)
Verizon apps crash the Galaxy Nexus party, are quickly shown the door
Samsung’s two-faced SCH-W999 Android plays the dual core, dual SIM game
Apple’s request to block Samsung Galaxy tablet, phone sales in the US is denied
10 Linux Distros Every IT Manager Should Know – eWeek
Motorola Droid Bionic Now Has Alpha Ice Cream Sandwich ROM
Samsung can sell disputed devices in US, for now (AP)
Judge Denies Apple Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung
Some Android phones fail to enforce permissions, exposed to unauthorized app access
Telstra opens ‘Androidland’ store in Australia with a little help from Google
Judge denies Apple request for U.S. ban on Samsung gadgets
Report: Apple offered Samsung a license on key iOS patent
Apple fails to block Samsung tablet and smartphone sales in the U.S. (Digital Trends)

Benchmarks

I’m feeling a little bored, so I decided to run a benchmark on my primary machine. I’m not one of those guys that spends a whole lotta time tuning my system, and I don’t have a screaming machine. It’s pretty generic out of the box. Think your computer is faster? You’re probably right. Regardless, here are the results.

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 2, 2011

Google’s Android 4.0 ported to x86 processors
Samsung Releases Another Apple Store Commercial For The Samsung Galaxy S II
Verizon Says They Aren’t Using Carrier IQ, But Do They?
CM7 Ported To The Kindle Fire
HP Could Switch To Android For Mobile Operating System
Get an Early Peek at Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ‘Precise Pangolin’
Lawmaker calls for FTC probe into Carrier IQ (Reuters)
RIM loses half a billion dollars due to unsold and discounted PlayBooks (Digital Trends)
Carriers, Smartphone Manufacturers Respond to Carrier IQ Scandal (ContributorNetwork)
G’day mate, and welcome to Androidland (Appolicious)
30 percent of iPhone 4S owners paid the iPhone 4 early termination fee (Digital Trends)
Carrier IQ is BYOD kiss of death — urgent action required
Australian court extends Galaxy Tab ban; Unlikely to reach Christmas markets
Samsung, Android retain U.S. lead; iPhone 4S launch barely dented market
Intel says Android 4.0 for smartphones, tablets ready
First Alpha of Ubuntu 12.04 Arrives: Precise Pangolin
The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix
Ubuntu 12.04 Development Update 6
GNOME Shell Extensions Site Enters Alpha; One Ups Unity?
Verizon shows off DROID 4, Xyboard tablets
Android steals BlackBerry share, Samsung top vendor in new comScore report
Wikileaks founder says all smartphones can be hacked with ease
Wikileak’s Assange warns of Apple iTunes spy portal