Author Archives: Joey Sneddon

First Look: Ubuntu 19.10 Will Feature a Bright New Look (Updated)

A light yaru theme ships as part of Ubuntu 19.10, replacing the old Yaru gtk theme's dark header bars with lighter ones aimed at improving usability.

10 September 2019

Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel

If you long for a Dash to Panel vertical option I've some seriously good news: one is in currently in development on Github and working!

9 September 2019

The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android

A Vivaldi browser Android app is now available on the Google Play Store. Vivaldi's Android app is currently in beta with some unique features.

9 September 2019

Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years

A new version of Mumble, an open source VoIP often regarded as a viable alternative to services like Skype and Discord, is now available for download.

9 September 2019

This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy

If you’re using Nvidia Optimus on Linux you switch between discrete and integrated graphics using the ‘mate-optimus’ utility. This panel-based applet even supports the Nvidia PRIME offloading feature included in the latest NVIDIA 435.x Linux […]

8 September 2019
Telegram desktop app

Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options

Messaging scheduling is among the new features added to the hugely popular Telegram messaging service. Telegram 1.8.3 (v5.11 on mobile) introduces the ability to schedule messages. This feature could prove particularly useful for Telegram group […]

6 September 2019
apple music logo on a pink background

You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks

Apple Music is now available through a web browser, which means I'm pleased/obligated to report that you can now use the service on Linux!

6 September 2019
FreeOffice 2018 for linux

FreeOffice Update Adds .ODT File Saving, Dark Mode

An updated version of FreeOffice, the free Microsoft alternative for Windows, macOS and Linux, is now available to download and it includes a dark mode.

6 September 2019

Dell Makes It Easier to Find Its Growing Linux Range

Dell. Blessed Dell. The computer giant is passionate about meeting the needs of Linux loving users with its “Project Sputnik” derived line of devices — and we love them for it! But while Dell might […]

5 September 2019
Librem 5

Must Read: Librem 5 Ships This Month, But Buyers May Want to Wait

The Librem 5 Linux phone WILL begin shipping to customers in late September as planned, Purism has confirmed. But not all of those who backed the privacy-focused smartphone during its crowdfunding campaign in 2017 will […]

5 September 2019

Ubuntu Dock Might Start Showing Trash and Removable Device Icons

An Ubuntu Dock trash icon and support for listing removable devices are among the improvements headed to the desktop dock in Ubuntu 19.10.

4 September 2019
GNOME 3.34 features

Must Read: GNOME 3.34: The 10 Best Changes & Features

The new GNOME 3.34 release brings a sizeable set of new features and changes with it, and in this post we look at the best. GNOME 3.34 is a substantial yet iterative upgrade that rounds off […]

3 September 2019