What ever happened to Google Docs' Android add-ons? [UPDATED]

[Story updated 6/28/17]I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Google announces an awful lot of stuff. So it’s sometimes easy to see something new, get cautiously excited, and then kinda forget about it a few months later.That’s exactly what happened to me with the announcement of add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets on Android last summer. Google trumpeted the news of the launch from its official blog almost one year ago:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read more

Cylon – The Arch Linux Maintenance Program

Howdy Arch Linux users! I’ve got a good news for you. Meet Cylon, a maintenance program for Arch Linux and derivatives. It is a menu-driven Bash script which provides updates, maintenance, backups and system checks for… The post Cylon – The Arch Linux Maintenance Program appeared first on OSTechNix. Read more

Webinar: How to upgrade your OpenStack cloud easily, without downtime

Live webinar It has become commonplace to see some OpenStack users choose to remain on old unsupported versions of OpenStack, forgoing new features and security updates rather than face the disruption, stress and complexity of upgrading. At Canonical we call this a StuckStack, a cloud that cannot or will not be upgraded. In this webinar we will show you how to get unstuck and onto an OpenStack path where upgrades between releases are guaranteed. Access to compelling new features in OpenStack becomes easy as systems can be upgraded with little... Read more

How hybrid cloud aids digital transformation

Digital transformation means different things to different people and organizations, but a constant theme persists: IT acts as a strategic driver of the business rather than just a service organization or, worse, a bottleneck that chokes off innovation. IT teams often describe their cloud project goals similarly – to create better business results and customer experiences. Read more

Blockchain: 3 big implications for your company

Twenty years ago, Google revolutionized search with a simple idea: Pages that have many links going to them are likely to be more useful than pages that don’t. Blockchain uses an equally simple idea that may be just as revolutionary: If every member of a large network has the same data, along with a complete record of any changes made to that data, the data will be impossible to falsify. Read more

2 New Linux Laptops Unveiled by Entroware

Two powerful new Linux laptops have been announced by UK-based computer company Entroware. The Entroware Apollo is a 13.1-inch notebook made from aluminium, while the Entroware Hybris is a 17.3-inch desktop replacement goliath. Both models are powered by a selection of Intel Baby Lake processors, with the Hyrbis boasting powerful i5-7300HQ and i7-7700HQ options. Equally, both models are […] This post, 2 New Linux Laptops Unveiled by Entroware, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!. Read more

NVIDIA Vulkan GeForce 382.68 Beta Driver Is Out – Download Now

NVIDIA has made available its 382.68 beta Vulkan GeForce graphics driver, which updates VulkanRT loader to 1.0.51.0, implements various performance improvements and bug fixes, and adds several new extensions. Specifically speaking, users can now make use of GL_EXT_memory_object, GL_EXT_memory_object_win32, GL_EXT_memory_object_fd, GL_EXT_semaphore, GL_EXT_semaphore_win32, GL_EXT_semaphore_fd, and GL_EXT_win32_keyed_mutex extensions. In addition to that, NVIDIA’s current update also adds support for VK_EXT_blend_operation_advanced and VK_NV_framebuffer_mixed_samples extensions. In terms of compatibility, the producer has provided four downloadable packages suitable for both 32- and 64-bit variants of Microsoft’s Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 operating systems.... Read more

Audacious – An Advanced Audio Player for Linux

Audacious is an advanced multi-platform GTK+-based music player that is free, lightweight and focused on delivering excellent audio quality while supporting a wide variety of codecs. It is a fork of Beep Media Player (BMP), which was forked from XMMS and it has an audio playback engine so advanced it is considerably more powerful than GStreamer. It […] Read more