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MicroXwin Runs Debian & Android Together, Works Faster On Raspberry Pi

X- Window System is the core graphic-framework for Unix/Linux desktops. Sadly, it does not works very well with low-power mini-pc's like Raspberry Pi and therefore alternatives like Wayland are being developed. MicroXwin is a kernel-based X Windows implementation, which claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation promising a faster, stable and has low-latency GUI on mini-pc's with the added advantage of being a unified Linux distribution that can run Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously. Both Android and Debian apps run at native speeds and unlike other hacks Debian apps don't depend on Android and has full compatibility with all Android applications.

This is looking to be a great solution to the lack of proper graphic-driver problem on Debian ARM, which prevents proper YouTube and HD video playback on these devices where Android will act as the solution under the unified distribution. VolksPC, the company behind MicroXwin have also shared two videos - one showing Debian-Android duality, and the other showing upto 66% faster desktop performance on Raspberry Pi.

KDE Plasma 5.0 : A Visually Stunning Desktop Experience

KDE is one of the most popular desktop interface on Linux platform, the new Plasma 5.0 upgrade brings the much-awaited fresh new look with a cleaner interface on top of a new graphics stack. The update provides users visually updated core desktop experience which is not only easier but also familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE's workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices. Changes under the hood include the migration to a new, fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack centered around an OpenGL(ES) scenegraph. Plasma is built using Qt 5 and Frameworks 5.

KDE Plasma 5.0

Steps To Recover Lost USB Disk Space

A few days ago my friend experienced "lost disk space" on his 8 GB pen-drive while using the Videocon D2H external-disk TV recording functionality. The DTH STB asked to format the device to enable recording, after which only 149MB was left visible/usable on Windows. While inspecting the disk from "Windows Disk Management" console, it was clear the space was still there but is of an unknown format, the recording feature on STB deliberately converted the disk to a custom file-system to prevent piracy of recorded material. We simply need to reclaim the space using special utilities as demonstrated ahead.

Recovery Process


Windows Disk Management Showing Unrecognized File-system Space


Recovery Process

Leaked Windows 9 Build Shows Return Of A Redesigned Start Menu

Microsoft Windows 9 was already being rumored and now a new leaked build seems to confirm the whispers. While the leaked screenshots show a Windows 8.1 Pro watermark, from past experiences we can safely assume that to be the case with very early alpha builds. The new "Hybrid Start Menu" appears to be a mix of the legacy start menu with Metro portion integrated into-it as tiles. Also, it is to be noted that this build 9788 having Windows NT kernel version 6.4 (which is the next kernel version hence Windows 9 not Windows 8.2), which was compiled on July 4 has got no ISO's available/leaked on file-sharing and torrent websites for download so the origin of the leak should be inside Microsoft.

Windows 9 Threshold

Google I/O 2014 : Android L, Android Auto And Android TV

This year's Google I/O Keynote got some really exciting announcements from the company where they showed their upcoming offerings like the next version of Google operating-system dubbed "Android L", the in-car Android mode as "Android Auto" and the "Android TV" to name the most interesting ones. Here are three videos providing you with important information about the upcoming new technology.

Google Android L Hands-on Developer Preview

SOAP : The New Age Router With Touchscreen, Home Automation And Power Of Android

Technology has evolved by leaps and bounds but ironically the Router we use to consume majority of it remained more or less same since years, a brand new router design is all buckled-up to change this soon. Named "SOAP - The Intelligent Router" aims to be the center hub for your home networking, automation, security, storage and parental control needs.

The first thing you would notice about SOAP would be it's novel touch-screen with full Android OS running under it's hood, a very first of it's kind on any router. Soap will be featuring powerful processing power thanks to the ARM CPU's upto quad core with GB's of RAM and inbuilt SSD storage which was unheard of in the world of routers until now. Soap not only boasts of high-speed, cutting edge Wi-Fi routing capabilities but will also feature top home automation protocols built right into it be it Zigbee, Z-Wave, Insteon, Bluetooth 4.0, X10 RF, 433mhz and many more. This is not all thanks to the Android OS, SOAP can also act as you network guardian and offer numerous features like Parental control, network security, entertainment and wireless-storage solution - do watch the video and comparison chart (with other routers) shared below.

Soap Router

Aoao Watermark World Cup Special Edition Giveaway

2014 FIFA World Cup is on the run, striking the attention of the world! To be affected by the passion and joy of the World Cup together, a giveaway is held by AoaoPhoto. Before July 15th,2014, anyone who participates in this giveaway will get the free license of Photo Watermark with top speed and quality!

Aoao Watermark

Aoao Watermark for Photo is an easy-to-use photo watermark software program which provides professional photo protection solutions for your digital photos. It's the best effective way to protect your photo's copyright and avoid from unauthorized using.

If you share or sell your pictures via Internet, you never know what would happen. Someone may copy or republish your photo and you can do nothing about this. Watermark will protect your photo copyright. Your photos will hardly be bad used by others. If someone republishes your photos via Internet, visitors will know that photos are belonging to you through the watermark.

Towelroot : The One-Click Android Rooting Solution By Geohot

George Hotz a.k.a GeoHot is a name which needs no introduction when it comes to hacking devices, after working his way out pwning Apple and Sony devices he has now released an Android rooting tool named Towelroot.

Towelroot allows most Android smartphones users to root their Android devices with a single-click and that too without connecting to a computer, one simply needs to download the Towelroot apk file and install it on their devices. Towelroot exploits recently discovered vulnerability CVE-2014-3153 in Linux kernel version 3.14.5 and most versions of other Android devices to get the job done.

Towelroot

Popcorn Time: The 'Netflix For Pirated Movies' Now Offers Free VPN To Keep Users Anonymous

We posted about the open-source, cross-platform, free utility Popcorn Time a few months ago. The original application was taken down after threats by anti-piracy agencies, but was open-sourced which resulted in numerous forks making it virtually impossible to block the application (Don't forget to enjoy behind the scene story in this animated video from the developer shared below).

A new avatar of the app now not only supports Netflix styled one-click, high-quality, movie and TV streaming but also allows user to enjoy the cover of privacy by providing seamless free VPN anonymity. This VPN feature will now automatically mask users' web traffic from their cable service providers, an Android application is also been developed for mobile usage.

Popcorn Time

Foxconn Announces Next Generation iPhones With 4.7 And 5.5 Inch Displays

Apple is believed to be one of the most secretive company when it comes to releasing information about their upcoming new products, but this time, their partner company Foxconn has officially spilled the beans on the Apple's next iPhone.

Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturing giant is Apple's long time production partner which has now officially announced that it will be manufacturing the next generation of iPhone, probably "iPhone 6" with screen-sizes of 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch this year. The press release informs that, Foxconn will be supplying 70 percent of all 4.7-inch iPhone shipments for 2015, with supplies of the 4.7-inch model scheduled for July onwards indicating an August sales launch. The manufacturing of 5.5-inch version will commence in August but no launch date is mentioned, the press-announcement also states that older 4-inch iPhones will continue to be on shelves, with Apple expecting them to be the major drivers of sales for 2014.

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