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Gnome 3.9.4 Intros Photos App, Improves Wayland support

Gnome 3.9.4 Intros Photos App, Improves Wayland support

Gnome 3.9.4 Gnome announced today that their latest development release 2.9.4 is out and ready for the everyday risk-takers consumption, and with it come some new–and perhaps even exciting– changes.  Gnome 2.9.4 is the latest development snapshot leading up to Gnome 2.10 in September. Behind-the-scenes Gnome might have you believe that their new Photos app


Calibre 0.9.38 released; How To Install In Any Distribution

Calibre 0.9.38 has been released today with a lot of under-the-hood changes.  Let’s take a look: New Features Book polishing: Add option to embed all referenced fonts when polishing books using the ‘Polish Books’ tool. Closes tickets: 1196038 DOCX Input: Add support for clickable (hyperlinked) images Closes tickets: 1196728 DOCX Input: Insert page breaks at


How To Install Gimp 2.8.6 in Ubuntu 13.04

Nothing makes me giddier than a new release of Gimp, my favorite software of all time.  That’s why I’m surprised that a release travelled under my radar for nearly a week!  That just goes to prove that if there is anyone more excited about a Gimp release than me, it’s the guys over at Noobslab. 


Ingress: Doing Google’s Legwork, Literally

If you’re at all plugged into the world of social networking and/or Android, you’ve almost certainly heard of Google’s latest experiment: the invite-only and Android exclusive meta-game, Ingress. Thanks to a fierce marketing campaign including multiple tie-in websites and heavy promotion on Google+, the buzz about Ingress is incredibly strong; especially considering most people don’t even know


Abian Reader: Create An Open Source App For Your Website

Today, to celebrate 1 year online, we are pleased to announce a new open source project for Android by a new software house that we have been working very closely with.  Abian Software. Abian Reader What is Abian Reader?  Abian Reader is an open source library, hosted at Git-hub, that powers The Powerbase‘s new app! 


NASA Expands Android Application Collection with “Earth Now”

NASA has put out a few absolutely stunning iPhone and iPad applications, but unfortunately for us not living under Apple’s thumb, the majority of them haven’t been ported over to Android. While that situation is still a long way from changing, the recently released “Earth Now” for Android shows that keeping the two mobile operating


OsciPrime: Open Source Oscilloscope for Android

Since 2010, the OsciPrime project has aimed to turn your Android smartphone or tablet into a fully functional oscilloscope. From its simple beginnings as a school project to the current run of dedicated hardware, OsciPrime is an excellent example of a open source product’s creation from start to finish. OsciPrime Legacy The original version of OsciPrime, now referred to as


Valve Picks Up Steam With Influence From Larabel

UPDATE 07/25:  Valve Teases L4D2 With Zombie Penguins We all know now that Steam is really coming to Linux.  According to Gabe Newell, you can expect it this year.  The ‘Steam-engine’ picked up additional locomotion yesterday when it brought developer David White on board.  This is of course after being influenced my Michael Larabel, founder