Navigate / search

Linux (Android next?) on the iPhone

I guess it will only be a matter of time before we get a full blow Linux (and probably Android) distro for the Apple iPhone. The iPhone-dev people have announced the successul porting of Linux of on the Apple iPhone.

Although this is a basic kernel port with a shell compiled from the Busybox package. This paves the way for a very good future to porting a whole bunch of distros to the iPhone including the new Android open mobile platform.

Read more

WordPress 2.6.5 released, security problem fixed

If you’re eagerly waiting for WordPress 2.7, you may need to upgrade your current WordPress to version 2.6.5 in the mean time. The just released version 2.6.5 fixes a possible XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith (thanks jeremias) that affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x. It also corrects three bugs.

Important Note: It looks like there’s been a version 2.6.4 floating around the NET. We are also advised that there is NO version 2.6.4 and will never be a version 2.6.4!

You can read Ryan’s post about WordPress 2.6.5. If you’re interested on what has changed you can have a look here.

Thanks guys and gals.

VirtualBox 2.0.6 released, fixes Nokia / iPhone sync via USB

The VirtualBox team has released version 2.0.6 of its VirtualBox virtualization software. I thought is was going to be something that adds support for Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope but guess what, it’s something better!

For those of you who are using Ubuntu as the host OS and have installed VirtualBox to be able to use Nokia’s PC Suite, the changelog says “USB: Fixed support for iPhone and Nokia devices (Linux host: bugs #470 & #491)”. This is good news since a lot of Ubuntu users seem to be particularly interested in running the Nokia PC Suite under a VirtualBox guest machine running Windows.

Read more

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) Alpha 1 released

For those of you who wants to give the latest / bleeding edge of Ubuntu, you can now download Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) alpha 1 from the Ubuntu download site. I checked the Ubuntu download site and only cd images for the alternate install and server discs are available.

Ubuntu 8.10 may not have even settled into your computer right now. I for one have yet to upgrade to Intrepid but I am curious about the new features in Ubuntu Jaunty. The alpha release already contains Firefox 3.04, Gimp 2.6.2, Pidgin 2.5.2 but Open Office is still at the 2.4.1 release.

Remember that this is just an alpha release and not fit for production use.

Ubuntu shop for the US opened

Good news for Ubuntu users in the US of A wanting to buy something from the online shop of Ubuntu/Canonical. A US-based shop has been opened in St. Louis, Missouri enabling less expensive and faster shopping for people in the US.

Screenshot-of-usshop-ubuntu

The rest of the world can still order from shop.canonical.com which went on August 2007. The U.S. and international shops can both be found at shop.ubuntu.com.

Read more

ABS-CBN now owns 5% of social networking site Multiply.com

multiply-logo

The other day while watching television, I commented to my wife why these local television networks wouldn’t setup their own social network site instead of using multiply. It’s a logical business extension of their media business.

Well I guess, I spoke too soon because ABS-CBN Global Ltd has bought a 5% stake in the social networking site Multiply. The stocks (about 2.5M) was purchased at $1.9806 each totalling to about $5 million USD.

Under the purchase agreement, ABS-CBN Global can bring up it’s ownership up to 10% of the authorized capital stock of Multiply Inc. within a 2-year period. It was not indicated at what price the additional stock purchases, if any, will be based.

Read more

Sun Cellular offers broadband service

Sun Cellular has recently joined the 3G bandwagon by introducing Internet broadband services. The current offering of Sun Cellular has upped the ante for broadband services in the Philippines.

suncellular broadband

 

One of its offering for mobile broadband Internet access has a “flat rate” of 999 pesos. The plan offers up to 400Kbps in download speed. I’ve tried viewing Youtube videos from one of the Sun Cellular shops and I must say that the videos played smoothly without the “stuttering” that’s all too familiar in one of the all to familiar local broadband providers.

Read more

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi driver source code released

This should be a welcome surprise. Creative has released the source code for its Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium Series Linux 32bit/64 bit drivers. Supported features are PCM playback, recording and mixer functions for ALSA

This download is intended for the following audio devices only:

  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty┬« Champion Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Professional Audio
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic

You can download it from this Creative forum announcement. From the looks of it, someone has already successfully used the compiled kernel module in Ubuntu 8.10.

WordPress 2.7: What I love about it

wordpress-logo-64x64

After reading Jane’s post of Favorite Thing about 2.7 Beta and trying out WordPress 2.7 beta, I’m posting some of the things I really love about the upcoming WordPress 2.7 release. For starters, the new look has gotten even better.

To simply put it in the words of Boren’s blog post — it’s sexy. I love how it looks without sacrificing on simplicity. Being sleek on the look and feel and still focusing on functionality and speed. You can now expect to see more curves on the admin user interface and less of the sharp edges. The use of gradient backgrounds also provide a lot of visual enhancements. You’d also notice a lot more “mouse-over” functionality which helps to get the user’s attention on what can be done on a particular area of the screen.

Read more