Mobile

Plasma Active - a New Approach to Tablet Computing

Why would you spend a few hundred dollars on a device that is little more than a smartphone (with a bigger screen, without the phone)? more>>

Seamlessly Extending IRC to Mobile Devices

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is one of the older real-time communications methods still in active use on the Internet. Due to its popularity, flexibility and cross-platform nature, it still has a very vibrant user base today. more>>

Can we help AT&T solve its mobile data problem?

I'm in midtown Manhattan, connected to the Net over my hotel's slow but costly wi-fi connection. Normally when I'm traveling — at least here in the U.S. — I avoid lame hotel connections by using AT&T's cellular data system, usually through my iPhone's "personal hotspot." more>>

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gStrings in Your Pocket

What may sound like a perverse concept is actually one of the many ways smartphones can change your life. If you play a musical instrument but don't happen to have perfect pitch (most of us, sadly), you can buy a tuner, pitch pipe, tuning fork or any number of other aids to keep yourself in tune. If you have a smartphone in your pocket, however, you also can simply download gStrings. more>>

Lowjack Your Body with RunKeeper

This past summer, I went to a beach resort in Mexico with my wife. It made sense to get into a little better shape so as not to cause any beached-whale rumors while I soaked in the rays. Typical geek that I am, I wanted to track my every move so I could see how much exercise I really was doing. And, I wanted to do that with technology. more>>

Readers' Choice Awards 2011

The votes are in, the tallies are counted, the hanging chads have been evaluated, and we have our winners. This year holds a few surprises, a couple dominant players and as much open source as you can handle. We don't encourage gambling here at Linux Journal, but if you had an office pool going for pizza money, it's officially too late to make your wager.

CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod 7.0—Gingerbread in the House

CyanogenMod is a full-blown Android distro you can install on your phone, whether your cell-phone provider wants you to or not. more>>

Installing an Alternate SSL Provider on Android

The ability to install third-party libraries on Android offers developers the freedom to customize and optimize for applications. more>>

Quick User Interfaces with Qt

The user interface is progressing quickly these days. It has been 15 years since cool 3-D buttons and the like, as popularized by Windows 95 and other early windowing environments, emerged. Now, we see halo effects, shades, transparency and more—all hardware-accelerated, and all making our computers look better than ever. more>>
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Put the World in Your Pocket with Marble

KDE's Marble breaks free of the desktop—and it knows where it's going. more>>

Is Your Personal Area Network Giving You the BlueZ?

Bluetooth is a complex beast, and recent changes to the standard Linux implementation have bamboozled many users. Untangle your personal area network with this revealing article on setting up the Bluetooth PAN Profile in BlueZ v.4. more>>
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Augmented Reality with HTML5

How far can HTML5 go when writing mobile applications? more>>
MeeGo

Run with MeeGo

What's new in 1.1? more>>
Python for Android

Python for Android

Think Java's the only game in town when it comes to programming Android apps? Think again. more>>
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