Goodbye, Firefox OS. We barely knew ye. Today Mozilla announced that their smartphone experiment Firefox OS would be closing up shop for good.
Mac: There’s all kinds of automation tools on OS X, from the built-in Automator to commercial options like Keyboard Maestro. Hammerspoon’s another tool that sits in the same space, but works a little more like something like AutoHotKey. Read more...
While Google's Android blog post doesn't specifically identify the release number, other Google sources have verified the update is Android OS 6.0 and Android Wear 1.4.
"You talkin' to me?" It's the 40th anniversary of "Taxi Driver" (released on February 8, 1976), the movie that gave Robert De Niro his most famous line, put Martin Scorsese on the map, proved that the pre-teen Jodie Foster was an Oscar-worthy...Show More Summary
iPad Pro (L) and 12-inch Retina MacBook. Both the 12-inch MacBook and iPad Pro offer a lot for road warriors. But which delivers all of the goods? I have used Apple's newest ultraportable MacBook and its biggestiPad interchangeably for almost two months. What follows is a mini-review and my verdict on which [...]
Open Source movement has received a major jolt as Mozilla finally gives up their dream of Firefox Mobile OS. In a blog post, Mozilla developer George Roter admitted that the existing biggies in this space: Android and iOS are way too...Show More Summary
Lenovo's sub-$200 laptop runs Google's Chrome OS. Let's take a closer look.
Apple stepped into the Android waters late last year with the launch of Apple Music on Google's competing mobile OS. But if comments made by Tim Cook at recent "Town Hall" event for Apple employees are to be believed, it might not be the last. Show More Summary
Narratives! Playbooks! Xs and Os! Prop bets! We've got it ALL! It's Super Bowl week! Stephen White, Danny Kelly and RVB are going line by line, literally, to preview the big game. Also, the narrative Peyton Manning has to deal with, prop bets and more!
Mozilla's Firefox OS isn't strictly speaking dead, but it may as well be as far as smartphones are concerned. The company announced via email that it would stop supporting the mobile OS after releasing Firefox OS 2.6 (currently slated...Show More Summary
Microsoft appears to be prepping for a new cumulative OS update for Windows 10 with build 10586.104 being readied for release next week, likely on February 9 or 'Patch Tuesday'. No new features are expected with the update, but there should be the usual fixes and general OS improvements including for Surface (the last.71 update also had some Surface fixes too)....
New speaker support in the OS makes smartwatch video messaging apps like Glide far more compelling. Google is adding speaker support in a new update to its smartwatch OS, Android Wear, which will make Android watches act a lot more like the fabled "2-way Wrist Radio" worn by Dick Tracy. Read Full Story
Mozilla has announced today that development on Firefox OS is going to stop after version 2.6 of its operating system for smartphones is released, finally ending speculation about the future of Firefox OS on smartphones. This announcement...Show More Summary
Apple’s dominance as the top smartphone maker in the U.S. continued throughout last year, growing slightly from 41.6 percent in December 2014 to 42.9 percent of the pie at the end of 2015. Samsung meanwhile slipped a bit, from 29.7 percent in December 2014 to 28.4 percent in December 2015. Rounding out the top five […]
Mozilla meant well with Firefox OS, but ran into the one-two punch of Android and iOS.
Canonical’s Ubuntu OS perhaps isn’t the household name that iOS and Android are, but as each year passes, it inches closer to its dream of a fully converged platform – one that runs the same core code across all of its devices. In part,...Show More Summary
Mozilla has officially declared Firefox OS dead. Today, in an email sent to developers, Mozilla said that “we will end development on Firefox OS for smartphones after the version 2.6 release” as well as shut down the marketplace from March 29. Show More Summary
Mozilla has brought further clarity to the future of Firefox OS on smartphones today, with the news that development will cease after the release of version 2.6 of the operating system. Today’s news comes almost two months after Mozilla revealed that the web-focused Firefox OS platform, which was designed to help manufacturers build budget devices […]
Linux is awesome. There are all kinds of distros out there that are specifically catered to the needs of all every type of user. Windows is Windows, OS X is OS X, but Linux can be customized in more ways than you could ever imagine. With that in mind, Linux is also a bit more complicated than the other popular OSes out there. Show More Summary
While Android Wear and, to a lesser degree, Samsung’s Tizen OS, get the bulk of our attention in the smartwatch world, Pebble, the company that arguably kicked off the current consumer interest in smartwatches, continues to update its platform to stay relevant. Pebble retains its big advantage in battery life thanks to its unique [...]