Archive for the 'software' Category

Why are there no recent posts on

May 28, 2016

Why has had so few posts over the past several years? Blame it on the success of its offspring:! Here’s the scoop…

R.I.P. LinuxDevices… Long live LinuxGizmos!

March 9, 2013

In 2012, the embedded Linux market lost a valued resource when became a collateral casualty of QuinStreet’s acquisition of a group of websites from Ziff Davis Enterprise. Unfortunately the new owner has no interest in supporting the site, so LinuxDevices has lain dormant for over a year.

Favorite Android tablet apps

November 27, 2012

This continually updated screenshot tour demonstrates more than 50 of DeviceGuru’s favorite Android tablet apps. They span device customization and management; text, voice, and video communications; productivity; news, weather, maps, and navigation; music, video, games, and e-books entertainment; and more.

World’s first Arduino flashlight ships soon

September 28, 2012

Following a highly successful Kickstarter project and over a year of development, HexBright, billed by its creator as the “world’s first open source Arduino flashlight,” is now in production with initial shipments planned for December.

Where’s the Boxee Box firmware archive?

January 3, 2012

Following a recent Boxee Box firmware update, we wondered how one could obtain an earlier firmware release in the event an upgrade caused problems. Finding nothing on Boxee’s website, we emailed our question to Boxee.

LinuxCon 2011 Europe keynote videos now available

January 3, 2012

[Update] — Keynote videos from the September 2011 LinuxCon Europe conference are now available for on-demand viewing. Keynote presenters and participants included such Linux luminaries as Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox, Thomas Gleixner, Dirk Hohndel, Nils Brauckman, Tim Burk, Jon Corbet, and more.

Ubuntu without Unity

December 6, 2011

[Updated Sep 21, 2012] — Although it’s not without passionate supporters, Unity, Ubuntu’s new default user interface has generated considerable controversy and consternation among faithful Ubuntu users since its introduction last year. For those who prefer a traditional GNOME desktop, this post provides a straightforward method of setting up and configuring a current Ubuntu desktop based on GNOME 3’s “Fallback” mode, which works with both Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04.

Second Boxee Box Contest winner announced

August 1, 2011

The second “Win a Boxee Box” contest has been won by Jim Sims, whose name was randomly selected from among all those who registered and voted for tips at prior to midnight, July 31st.

Free app turns PCs and Macs into Pogoplugs

July 7, 2011

Cloud Engines, maker of the nifty Pogoplug device, has just introduced a software-only version of its cloud-based filesharing and multimedia streaming service. The free app builds Pogoplug functionality into Windows PCs and Macs, letting users share their desktop systems’ multimedia libraries and other files over the Internet, and with a modestly-priced upgrade adds A/V-streaming and transcoding capabilities.

Navi-X tip wins first BoxeeBoxTips contest

July 1, 2011 readers have selected their favorite Boxee Box tips in the site’s first “Win a Boxee Box Contest.” Bill Daly, project coordinator of Team Navi-X, received the most votes of any contest entrant and wins the Boxee Box prize.