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Manjaro ships Plasma Mobile 5.21, adds initial setup for PinePhone [fixed]
📰 #Google just made sideloading Android Wear apps harder
"Android Wear smartwatches are an extremely common breed of wearables. Being full of features and comparatively cheap, it is increasingly common to spot them on people's wrists. While the OS is far from flawless, partly due to the heavy Java-based software stack..."
"Masks and vaults: how anonymity overshadows real online privacy"
My latest opinion article projects my concerns about the fundamentally different concepts of privacy and anonymity being used interchangeably in many contexts. Slightly longer and more intense read than usual, but in the hope you will find it helpful.
📱 Instant messaging clients. Choose wisely what you use to communicate.
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New blog post: "Purism Librem 5: First impressions" https://linmob.net/2021/01/28/purism-librem5-first-impressions.html
... and new video: "Unboxing the Purism Librem 5 Evergreen"
https://devtube.dev-wiki.de/videos/watch/66ea3360-2b2a-4e3e-8796-de7ae271ac1b // https://ytprivate.com/watch?v=5WdnPw537nU
📰 New, ambitious project aims to bring Linux mobile devices back to the consumer market
"A project that has recently got the attention of many FOSS journalists is the JingOS Linux distribution, coming from China and offering an explicitly "iPadOS-style" user interface according to its website. However, this is just the beginning of the project.
The fil rouge connecting the varied target market (now x86_64, to be expanded..."
"phosh is graphical shell for mobile, touch based devices like smart phones. It’s the default graphical shell on Purism’s Librem 5 (and that’s where it came to life) but projects like Postmarket OS, Mobian and Debian have picked it up putting it into use on other devices as well and contributing patches."
New GNOME "Text Editor" app is a mobile-friendly, #GTK4-ready alternative to Gedit (updated)
⚡ Plasma Mobile gets major UI improvements, several bugfixes
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