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Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech

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Android is still the smartphone platform of choice for the world’s consumers, but it may also be the ideal operating system for the world’s armies, navies and security agencies. The versatile, open – and free – OS already has most of the necessary pieces in place to power the most...
Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech

Spotify adds gapless playback, crossfades, and more

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The music service Spotify has answered a few of its more common missing features with a desktop app update. The latest version brings gapless playback and track-to-track crossfading to its subscribers on both Macs and PCs (free, OS X, Windows). The new update also incorporates several performance enhancements.......
Spotify adds gapless playback, crossfades, and more

Eight New Features in Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' Alpha 1

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This early release offers a sneak peak at what's to come in the next version of Canonical's popular free OS....
Eight New Features in Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' Alpha 1

Who Uses Ubuntu Linux, and Why? Survey Offers New Insight.

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Today's users are a global group who tap the free OS for a mix of business and home purposes, a recent survey suggests....
Who Uses Ubuntu Linux, and Why? Survey Offers New Insight.

New from Dell: an Ubuntu Linux Laptop Targeting Developers

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Canonical's free OS will also ship on five percent of PCs next year, according to one report....
New from Dell: an Ubuntu Linux Laptop Targeting Developers

"We see an opportunity to serve users by converting them from feature phones to inexpensive..."

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"We see an opportunity to serve users by converting them from feature phones to inexpensive smartphones. The action is in the emerging market, not going up against the top end of the market in the US, where Android is chasing Apple." - Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich talking to TechWeek Europe...
"We see an opportunity to serve users by converting them from feature phones to inexpensive..."

Why Microsoft is Celebrating Apple's Patent Win Over Samsung

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Microsoft was pretty much a bystander in Apple's patent battle with Samsung, but the Windows folks couldn't be happier with Apple's $1.05 billion victory. By signing a patent deal with Apple and taking its own direction for smartphones, Microsoft is now better positioned to become a viable alternative to the...
Why Microsoft is Celebrating Apple's Patent Win Over Samsung

Five Things to Look Forward to in Linux Mint 13 'Maya'

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A new display manager and a dash of 'Cinnamon' will set this upcoming release of the popular free OS apart....
Five Things to Look Forward to in Linux Mint 13 'Maya'

Apple Offers Free OS X Upgrade to Prep for Switch to ICloud

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Apple offering Mac users a free upgrade to OS X 10.6 to prep them for the June switch from MobileMe to iCloud....
Apple Offers Free OS X Upgrade to Prep for Switch to ICloud

It's An Android World After All: Polaroid Launches $150 Kids Tablet, Expanding Its New Lease On Life As A Digital Media Company

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Polaroid’s newish image as a digital media company got one more boost today, with the launch of a new, $150 Android tablet aimed specifically at children. Simply/obviously branded the “Polaroid kids tablet,” the 7-inch device has sidestepped the holiday shopping rush to try its luck instead launching among the throng...
It's An Android World After All: Polaroid Launches $150 Kids Tablet, Expanding Its New Lease On Life As A Digital Media Company

Six Key Improvements in Bodhi Linux 2.0.1

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Now based on Ubuntu Linux 12.04, this free OS is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions....
Six Key Improvements in Bodhi Linux 2.0.1

Apple offers free OS X upgrade to prep for switch to iCloud

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Apple is offering Mac users a free upgrade to OS X 10.6, better known as Snow Leopard, in an attempt to prep them for the June switch from MobileMe to the newer iCloud online sync and backup service....
Apple offers free OS X upgrade to prep for switch to iCloud

Freeman on a free OS: Half-Life 2 now available on Steam for Linux

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You already know that Half-Life 2 for Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and OS X is excellent, but have you tried it on Linux? Well, yes, technically speaking, you couldn't actually play that version until this week when it launched on Steam for Linux, but our question stands!...
Freeman on a free OS: Half-Life 2 now available on Steam for Linux

Nokia spin-off plans $10,000 'luxury' Android phone

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British snobphone maker Vertu is going all out with an elite phone that boasts a free OS. [Read more]...
Nokia spin-off plans $10,000 'luxury' Android phone

Six Key Features Coming in Mageia Linux 2.0

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Choices will abound for users of this free OS, which is now available as a release candidate....
Six Key Features Coming in Mageia Linux 2.0

Teenage Engineering: If Our Parts Are Too Expensive, Here's How To Print Your Own

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There's plenty of breathless writing about the imminent 3D-printing revolution, but realistically, what is it likely to mean for most people? They probably won't all be printing out their own planes, but they may well be printing out small replacement parts for goods they own. Here's an early example of...
Teenage Engineering: If Our Parts Are Too Expensive, Here's How To Print Your Own
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