Our smartphones all come with privacy controls, but given that they are software-based, how sure are you that when you flip the switch that it really does what it says it does? For those of you who are a little paranoid about this kind of stuff, then you might be interested in checking out the PinePhone created by Pine64.
Most of us are probably familiar with Apple’s Mac computers which currently run on Intel. Some of you might even be familiar with the fact that before the move to Intel, Apple’s Mac computers ran on the PowerPC architecture, but did you know that even before that, Apple’s Mac computers were powered by Motorola’s CPUs?
Our smartphones come with an operating system that has been preloaded onto it. In this day and age, we’re pretty much limited to either iOS or Android. This is versus PCs where users have slightly more options. In fact, on PCs, users have the ability to dual boot operating systems, where two OS can live on a single device.
If you are playing Psyonix’s Rocket League on either a Mac or Linux computer, you might want to take note that the developer has announced that they will be dropping support for online multiplayer for the game on both those platforms. This will take place in March after a final patch for the game has been released.
After 5 years of typing up class papers and worksheets for your first job, the laptop you got your sophomore year of college is now slow and you’ve just purchased its replacement. The new laptop is fast and can handle all the programs you need to run for your job but what do you do with your old laptop?The old laptop has tax information, personal photos, videos, logins, that are […]
Testing your internet connection speed using a third party platform is something we have covered before. Though, we didn’t get a proper look at how to test the condition of your network. In this tutorial, we are going to be guiding you through the ping command, and how to use it to test your network.
Patent trolls exist and what usually happens is that they take vague sounding patents and go after big companies in hopes that these companies will choose to settle so that they’ll go away. Unfortunately not all companies, especially smaller ones, have the resources to deal with patent trolls, and in such instances it can break a company.
Back in the early days of computing, Windows 95 was considered to be the operating system of choice for many. Safe to say that we have all come a very long way since those days, but in case you wanted to relive those memories of the good old days, you’ll be able to because Windows 95 is now an app that you can run on your computer.
The other day it was reported that Valve could be working on something in which it would make it easier for developers to create Windows games that could also run on Linux on Steam. The good news for those running Linux machines is that it looks like Valve has something for you in the form of an updated version of Steam Play.
Valve’s Steam Machines and the Steam Controller seemed like a really interesting way that the company was going to shake up the gaming landscape. Unfortunately while the Steam Controller might be a hit with gamers, the Steam Machines haven’t really been met with the same levels of success.
This is something that many Chrome OS users are going to like. Google has confirmed that Chrome OS is getting full support for Linux apps. This means that devices such as Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux apps and execute Linux commands without breaking a sweat. The company will release a preview of this for the Pixelbook first before rolling out the full Linux support to all compatible […]
We have seen multiple iterations of PC-like experiences powered by smartphones. “Convergence” was a main feature of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets but that software has since been discontinued. Samsung tried its hand at this with DeX last year, the DeX Station accessory enabled Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 owners to access Android apps on a larger monitor. Samsung is now taking this implementation one step further with Linux […]
We’re sure that hackers and modders are pretty curious about how hackable the Nintendo Switch is. There are many reasons for this, such as piracy, or the ability to run mods on the system, or just for fun. Recently it looks like hackers were successful because in a tweet by fail0verflow\, they posted a photo of the Switch appearing to run on Linux.
In a recent report from The Register, it seems that a major security flaw has been discovered within Intel’s CPUs. While security flaws are discovered from time to time, what makes this particular flaw so huge is the fact that it will require a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels, where the end result could actually result in a hit in performance.