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Ardour 4.0 released

Monday April 20th, 2015 12:29:05 PM
Version 4.0 of the Ardour audio editing system is available. This release features Windows support, more flexible audio support (JACK is no longer required), a lot of user-interface work, and official OS X and Windows support.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, April 20

Monday April 20th, 2015 12:09:48 PM
Is Nokia scheming to move back into phones?... Antitrust lawyers frowning at Comcast plan... IBM's Chinese partnership raises eyebrows... and more tech news.

POSSCON Successfully Reboots

Monday April 20th, 2015 12:09:29 PM
Last week in Columbia, South Carolina, the developers’ conference POSSCON went through something of a reboot. Last year the conference was cancelled to allow It-oLogy, the organization behind the event, to put its energy behind launching the Great Wide Open conference in Atlanta. This year, with last year’s successful premiere of the Hotlanta event under its belt, IT-oLogy pulled-out all the stops to reestablish POSSCON.

Twitter accounts outside of the US now fall under EU data protection rules

Monday April 20th, 2015 11:30:40 AM
Twitter revised its privacy policy over the weekend, changing where it handles the account information of users outside the U.S. and clarifying some points.

6 reasons people with disabilities should use Linux

Monday April 20th, 2015 11:12:18 AM
Often, when issues of accessibility and assistive technology are brought up among people with disabilities, the topics center around the usual issues: How can I afford this device? Is it available for me? Will it meet my needs? How will I receive support?read more

Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

Monday April 20th, 2015 11:00:00 AM
ZDnet: The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.

What does an adult look like in an open source community?

Monday April 20th, 2015 11:00:00 AM
It's time to begin making plans for the Community Leadership Summit in Portland this summer, just before OSCON. Last year I gave a lightning talk called "What's an adult look like in your community?" It was prompted by a then recent discussion with a 20-year-old who uttered the age-old question: "Why won't anyone treat me like an adult?" read more

How to Add Wi-Fi to a Desktop Computer

Monday April 20th, 2015 10:40:41 AM
Wi-Fi is becoming more common in desktop computers, but not all desktop computers have it. Add Wi-Fi and you can connect to the Internet wirelessly and host Wi-Fi hotspots for your other devices.Click Here to Continue Reading

Gnome Pie Application Launcher Sees New Release

Monday April 20th, 2015 10:08:00 AM (Andrew)
Gnome Pie 0.6 (and 0.6.1 quickly after, to fix a nasty bug) was released recently, bringing new features such as half and quarter pies, a new simple theme along with other interesting changes and bug fixes.For those not familiar with Gnome Pie, this is an application launcher inspired by a World of Warcraft addon called OPie.The app consists of multiple "pies", each being triggered by a keyboard shortcut or mouse button you set. Each pie has its own role: applications, bookmarks, main menu, multimedia (play/pause/previous/next), a pie that allows you to control the focused window (maximize, close, etc.) and so on. You can create new pies or delete the already existing pies so you have full control on what each pie does. Furthermore, you can choose from 10 Gnome Pie themes.That's not all! You can even access a pie from a dock (and even from the desktop), such as Plank or Unity Launcher:A pie launched from the Unity Launcher, with "automatically select the best pie shape" option enabledTo do this, simply drag and drop a pie from the Gnome Pie settings to the dock.Changes in Gnome Pie 0.6/0.6.1:it's now possible to have half and quarter pies. You can select the shape yourself or let Gnome Pie do this automatically, depending on the mouse cursor position on the screen;users can now define a maximum number of slices per pie. If there are more, you will have the possibility to scroll through the pie with your mouse wheel or Page-Up & Page-Down;a new simple theme was added and it's best used with the new half pie layout, when opening pies from a dock (the theme doesn't have labels or a center graphic);updated existing themes;Gnome Pie has a new icon;added option to warp the mouse cursor to the pie center;Bug fixes:the faked background transparency for desktop environments without compositing works now close to panels and when the mouse moved while opening the pie;an old bug has been fixed which caused Gnome-Pie to hang at 100% CPU usage occasionally;a bug has been fixed which caused tree view items to have no icons in the settings menu;fixed invisible drag and drop icons;fixed delayed mode being re-enabled if the pie was opened once before being configured;fixed quick action getting activated when the user clicked outside activation range;it's now possible to save trigger modes (delayed, turbo, etc.) even if no binding is defined;changed WM_CLASS which enables launchers to track windows properly;Below you can watch a video in which Simon Schneegans, the Gnome Pie developer, presents the new features in Gnome Pie 0.6.1:Gnome-Pie 0.6.1 from Simon Schneegans.Gnome Pie should work on most desktop environments but note that in GNOME Shell, the app doesn't show up in the tray, which means you can't access its preferences directly - however, there's a workaround for this issue: simply launch Gnome Pie twice and the second time, its Preferences dialog should show up instead of launching the app a second time.Install Gnome Pie in Ubuntu or Linux MintTo install the latest Gnome Pie in Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.1 or 17 and derivatives, you can use its official PPA. Add the PPA and install Gnome Pie using the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testingsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome-pieIf you're not using Ubuntu / Linux Mint, you can download the Gnome Pie source via GitHub.Once installed, launch Gnome Pie from the menu / Dash and then use CTRL + ALT + A to launch some applications, CTRL + Alt + B for bookmarks, etc. You can find all these keyboard shortcuts, change them or create new "pies" in the Gnome Pie Preferences (which you can access via its AppIndicator / Notification Area icon). Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.

Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 for free and open source design

Monday April 20th, 2015 09:00:00 AM
Libre Graphics Meeting is coming up! read more

Streaming TV rift heads to court in New Zealand

Monday April 20th, 2015 08:09:46 AM
Four New Zealand media companies filed legal proceedings Monday to prevent use of a service that lets people in the country view online entertainment content normally blocked there.

Use Your Mac’s Notification Center for Widgets, Scripts, and Notifications

Monday April 20th, 2015 08:04:40 AM
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite introduced a new Notification Center. It’s similar to the notification center found in iOS, bringing together widgets and notifications into one location.Click Here to Continue Reading

Leave Geographical Breadcrumbs with Geofix

Monday April 20th, 2015 07:46:35 AM (Dmitri Popov)
When I'm out and about, I often need to quickly record my current position. As an amateur photographer, I appreciate the ability to record the geographical coordinates of locations I plan to photograph later and spots I've already taken pictures of. The latter helps me to geotag my photos in digiKam. When I travel, I prefer to record the locations of good eateries, coffee shops, interesting places, etc.

Ten lessons from Open Source Open Society 2015

Monday April 20th, 2015 07:37:53 AM
Few conferences range as wide as the Open Source Open Society 2015 event held in Wellington last week. The material was surprisingly accessible to non-specialists considering this was a two-day event that filled the Michael Fowler Centre with software developers.

Vote for OpenStack Superuser awards, breaking contribution records, and more

Monday April 20th, 2015 07:00:00 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

Sony introduces new flagship Xperia Z4 smartphone

Monday April 20th, 2015 06:57:15 AM
Sony has announced its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z4, that will ship in summer in the Japanese market.

Optus offers 'Azure-consistent' cloud services

Monday April 20th, 2015 06:36:49 AM
Optus has joined Microsoft's Cloud OS Network, the telco announced today. The move means that Optus can offer services based on Microsoft's Cloud Platform.

HTG Reviews the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: Long Battery Life with a Built-in Pico Projector

Monday April 20th, 2015 06:00:33 AM
Smash together a huge high resolution screen, beefy hardware,  a massive battery, and a tiny video projector to boot and you’ve got Lenovo’s Tablet 2 Pro. Does the amalgam of hardware and features consumers desire actually deliver? Read on as we put this unique looking Android tablet through the paces.Click Here to Continue Reading

Ubuntu Now Has Over 20 Millions of Users, According to Canonical

Monday April 20th, 2015 05:43:31 AM
In a recent article entitled "Tendering with Ubuntu," Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, revealed the fact that the world's most popular free operating system now counts over 20 millions of user, as well as that the Ubuntu Linux is adopted by more and more people each day.

Ninja Turtles World

Monday April 20th, 2015 05:43:16 AM
Ninja Turtles World is a super adventure and legendary platformer game!Jump and run through 150 beautiful levels with increasing difficulty!This...

Cute Newborn Kitty

Monday April 20th, 2015 05:43:14 AM
Hi girls. Welcome to another great mommy newborn game. Now you will meet a kitty who is about to give birth to a little sweet kitty....

Leyland SDM

Monday April 20th, 2015 05:38:33 AM
The Leyland SDM app allows you to quickly locate your nearest branch of Leyland SDM, providing contact details, opening times and connections...

Appcito Aims to Optimize Docker App Deployments

Monday April 20th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
EnterpriseAppsToday: SaaS player aims to secure and accelerate Docker app deployments with its cloud services front end.

Is it legal to use a VPN to evade geo-blocking?

Monday April 20th, 2015 04:40:36 AM
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has raised concerns that a government bill to block pirate websites may cover VPN services used to evade geo-blocking.

Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter Games Play On Steam

Monday April 20th, 2015 03:49:09 AM
Among many Games categories 'First Person Shooter' FPS for short has been choice of majority of gamers. If you were using Windows in past then you would've heard of FPS games Halo, Titalfall, Call Of Duty, Blackshot and many more. But.. Do we have such exciting First Person Shooter games for Linux. Well, there are many. Here I am going to list Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter games. Check them out and have fun on Linux.

Whole-of-government cyber security approach needed: AIIA

Monday April 20th, 2015 03:27:11 AM
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has welcomed the federal government’s Cyber Security Review, saying that there is no whole-of-government approach to cyber security and a potential for gaps in messaging, communication and action.

Australia to learn from UK Google tax

Monday April 20th, 2015 03:00:25 AM
Australia and the UK are joining forces to clamp down on profit-shifting by multinational companies, but Treasurer Joe Hockey insists that won't involve a new tax here.

NBN: FTTP not essential for Netflix era, Turnbull argues

Monday April 20th, 2015 02:49:51 AM
Despite the significant increase in traffic growth driven by Netflix and its ilk and the widespread take-up of video on demand services in Australia, that doesn't mean that fibre is essential for 'last mile' connections to homes, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

KaOS 2015.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Monday April 20th, 2015 01:54:47 AM
A nice way of celebrating the second anniversary of this distribution is releasing KaOS 2015.04. The previous two releases were the result of some drastic and fundamental changes to this distribution (new DE, new installer, move to UEFI). With this release it is finally back to a much more simple focus as always intended for this distribution.

National Computational Infrastructure beefs up storage capacity

Monday April 20th, 2015 01:53:20 AM
The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) has selected flash storage to boost its capacity from 33 petabytes to 44.

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