Tag Archives: open source

HP makes webOS available as open source

HP Logo HP have announced that their operating system, webOS, is to be made available to the open source community. The company will also “continue to be active in the development and support.. more
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Google’s open source boss defends Android security isssues

Android Logo As yet more research uncovers further security threats in Android devices, Google’s Chris DiBona has accused security firms and anti-virus vendors of being nothing more than “charlatans and scammers” who create.. more
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Google tackles fragmentation with Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Google has served up its latest Android dessert at the company’s I/O 2011 developer conference. And it aims to soothe the fears of those concerned by the path Google has taken.. more
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Google to keep Honeycomb OS to itself, for now

Google isn’t planning on making Android 3.0 open source any time soon. While Android might be an open system by design, in the case of Honeycomb, it isn’t ready to be spilled out to the world just yet, according to Google’s Andy Rubin. Rubin fears.. more
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Apple drops VLC Media Player from App Store

The VLC Media Player has been removed from Apple’s App Store, just over two months after being made available. VLC is a free open source media player which allowed the user to play almost any format video file on their Apple iGadget without having to.. more
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Microsoft Kinect hacked already

The Kinect has been out for less than a week over in the US, but the device has already been hacked, apparently. Adafruit Industries, the company of a pair of MIT graduates, offered a $2,000 reward to anyone who could hack into the Kinect and.. more
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Intel to bring Android 2.2 to Atom devices

Intel has announced that it will be porting across the Android mobile operating system onto devices that run using the firm’s Atom chipset. A spokesman for the company told APC that it will have a version of Android 2.2 ready to ship off to developers.. more
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Diaspora alternative Facebook project snags $200,000 funding

Four enterprising US students have managed to secure over $200,000 funding to set up an open source Facebook alternative. Diaspora, as it’s known, has been launched off the back of the recent furore over Facebook’s privacy policy. The New York Times wrote an article on.. more
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Twitter releases Android app

Twitter and Google have become closer with an official Twitter App becoming available just for the Android 2.1 powered smartphones. This means that Twitter has all the main phone bases covered when it comes to mobile technology, with the iPhone and Blackberry already having Twitter.. more
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Nokia and Intel give birth to MeeGo

Nokia and Intel are set to merge their two open source platforms, Maemo and Moblin respectively, into one entity which will be called MeeGo. (Surely Mobmo, or Maeblin, would have been the obvious choices?) The merged Linux-based operating system will be targeted at a variety.. more
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