I wake up in the middle of the night, mouth parched and vision blurry,
and fumble around to find my iPhone. I press my thumb to the fingerprint
scanner, and in the dim blue light, just out of instinct, I squint at the
screen, find the right app, open it, and check the ambient temperature
and air quality indoors. more>>
When I hear the word "copay", I think of the doctor's office. Thankfully,
the Copay app from the folks at Bitpay doesn't cost you anything, and
it keeps your Bitcoin healthy and secure. I've mentioned many Bitcoin
wallet applications and cloud solutions during the past few years, but
Copay truly is different. It has features other wallets can't touch, such
Although the Linux kernel forms the beating heart of the Android operating system, it's still a very different platform from most distros. In fact, beyond the kernel, most of the libraries, services and applications are completely different. While there are hundreds of different Linux distros out there, they all share components from the GNU project. more>>
Google has become the company that we love and can't live without,
but at the same time, I think we all worry a little about just how much
Google knows about us. With that caveat, it's hard to ignore Google's
newest offering: Google Photos.
Although the title might sound like some new-fangled tech jargon, I'm
actually referring to a fairly simple Android app called "Unclouded." If
you're a Dropbox user who also has things stored in Google Drive,
Unclouded is a single interface to multiple file syncing backends. more>>
I love my latest Android device (see the March 2015 issue's Open-Source Classroom
column for details), but for some reason, it won't automatically connect
to my Bluetooth headset. When I turn on my headset, I want it to connect
to my Android device so I can start using it right away. more>>
I love Evernote. I pay for a premium membership, and to be honest, I don't
think I even use the premium features. I just love Evernote so much,
I want to support the company. But in the spirit of fair comparison,
I forced myself to try Google Keep.
It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux
Journal! The format
last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices
heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places,
but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's
Readers' Choice Awards!
I really stink at video games. I write about gaming occasionally, but the
truth of the matter is, I'm just not very good. If we play
frag me just about as often as I respawn. I don't have great reflexes, and
my coordination is horrible. more>>
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