You Can Now Install Android 9 Pie on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Computer

Developer Arne Exton released a new version of his RaspAnd OS for the tiny Raspberry Pi computer with support for Google’s latest Android 9 Pie mobile operating system.

The RaspAnd OS has finally been update to Android 9.0, allowing you to run the mobile OS from Google on your tiny Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ computers. RaspAnd Build 190315 is now available and comes with the Linux 4.14.61 kernel and excellent Wi-Fi support for both Raspberry Pi 3 models.

“RaspAnd Pie 9 runs very well on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and 3 Model B+ .i.e. the system is pretty responsive if you use a micro SD card of good quality,” said Arne Exton. “You can compile your own Android Pie 9 system for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.”

Dubbed RaspAnd Pie 9, the system comes pre-installed with the Google Chrome web browser, Aptoide app manager, ES File Explorer file manager, Termux terminal emulator, Nova Launcher app launcher, Aida64 system informati… (read more)

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The Latest Trend: Foldable Phones

Picture this. A solar-powered phone that turns into a tablet, a watch, and a media player. How cool is that? This flexible phone shows all the possibilities of nanotechnologies. Unfortunately, this particular phone is pretty much just a concept called Morph.

The Morph concept came about after the Nokia Research Center and the Nanoscience Centre of University of Cambridge conducted a joint study on the future trends of smartphones. From that particular study, the Nokia Morph was conceptualized. The year was 2008.

Believe it or not, it was in 2008. The animation featured a ridiculously thin slab of glass that, after you were done sending messages and taking calls, could tri-fold down into a small surface and then fold around your wrist — like a slap bracelet — and essentially transform into a smartwatch.

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At that time when the Nokia Morph was presented, it seemed pretty impossible that it would move on from being a mere concept to reality. After all, the year was 2008 when smartphones were just booming in the mobile market. Smartphone technology was definitely not as advanced as the futuristic Nokia Morph concept phone.

Nokia’s research team produced the most imaginative response to the iPhone with the Nokia “Morph.” Of course, the technologies to bring the Morph to life were not nearly advanced enough in 2008.

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A lot has changed since the Nokia Morph concept phone was launched more than a decade ago. With the latest advancements in nanotechnologies, the Nokia Morph concept phone is slowly seeing the light of day.

The Morph was mostly science fiction, but the tech industry knows the power of science fiction to inspire real-life products. The foldable OLED displays on phones that we’re about to see in the coming weeks and months are an important step forward on that journey.

Foldables have already slipped into pole position as the next big thing in mobile, despite the fact that most of you probably aren’t sure why you’d want one at the moment.

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Apparently, 2019 is the year of the foldables. But don’t get too excited about it. At least, not just yet. …

How to Install Adobe Flash Player 32 on Fedora Linux

Adobe Flash is a web browser plug-in used to display interactive web pages, online games, and to playback video and audio content. Flash displays text, vector graphics and raster graphics to provide animations, video...

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DiRT 4 Is Coming to Linux and macOS on March 28, Ported by Feral Interactive

UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive announced that it plans to release a port of the acclaimed DiRT 4 rally-themed racing video game to Linux and macOS platforms.

Developed by Codemasters, DiRT 4 it the sixth title in the DiRT racing game series and the twelfth game in the Colin McRae Rally series. The game was initially released on June 6, 2017, only for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

Now, almost two years later, the DiRT 4 racing video is finally coming to Linux and Mac users, thanks to the hard work done by UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive, which has put a lot of effort in porting the DiRT series to Linux and macOS, DiRT Rally being the first.

“Over the edge — DiRT 4 hurtles towards macOS and Linux March 28. Embrace the diehard challenge of all-terrain motorsport in an electrifying mix of racing events including the FIA World Rallycross Championship,” said Feral Interactive in a brief read more)

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Mozilla Thunderbird 60.6.1 Released with Critical Security Fixes

Mozilla has just released a new version of the Thunderbird email client, and the update brings critical security fixes that make it a mandatory install for everyone.

Mozilla Thunderbird 60.6.1 comes with the same security patches that were released as part of Firefox 66.0.1 last week.

As explained in the official advisory here, Mozilla resolved two different security flaws, both of which were reported by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative.

Fixed vulnerabilities

First and foremost, there’s the bug documented in CVE-2019-981 and which, according to the parent company, is caused by incorrect alias information in the IonMonkey MarraySlice module.

“Incorrect alias information in IonMonkey JIT compiler for… (read more)

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How to Install Terraform on CentOS 7/Ubuntu 18.04

Terraform is a software which allows you to manage cloud infrastructure resources from code efficiently. You can use Terraform to build, change, and version infrastructure deployed on proprietary cloud providers or your own infrastructure on premises. It supports cloud service […]

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Google Releases Chrome OS 73 with Support for Sharing Files with Linux Apps

Google has promoted today the Chrome OS 73 operating system to the stable channel for Chromebook devices, a release that adds several new features, improvements, bug fixes, and security updates.

Coming hot on the heels of the Chrome 73 web browser, which Google released last week for desktops, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, as well as Android mobile devices, the Chrome OS 73 operating system is here to add a number of enhancements to further enrich your Chromebook experience.

New features include support for sharing files and folders with Linux apps, improved native Google Drive integration in the Files app thanks to the addition of support for the Drive Computers root, better out-of-memory management, native media controls for the video player, and audio focus support on CrOS.

Chrome OS now reports ad… (read more)

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