More posts about “Apps”

‘Udev-notify’ provides Ubuntu notifications when connecting USB peripherals

Whilst the name of this app isn't the most memorable, what it does is. By default Ubuntu provides no feedback whether the connection of a peripheral device - such as a webcam or usb thumbdrive - has succeed or failed. Windows, for example, uses a set of audio notifications to relay such status. udev-notify brings a similar functionality, albeit a visual one using Ubuntu's Notification system, to your desktop.

9 May 2011
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Download of the Week: Hex-a-hop

Hex-a-hop is a simple yet fun little puzzle game where you take a little girl hopping across tiles in efforts to destroy all the green tiles on the board. Brukkon is more involved and provides features such as movable bridges, different weather conditions, and disappearing tiles.

2 May 2011
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‘Daily Journal’ adds calendar-based note navigation

A new release of Daily Journal - the streamlined, fuss free application for marinating a daily log of your diet, life, or anything - has been made available.

22 April 2011
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Tomahawk media player adds PPA but not much else

I billed Tomahawk as a media player with potential after my first play with it last month, so when I heard that Tomahawk recently added a PPA for Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users to install from I decided to check it out and see whether anything had changed.

19 April 2011
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Graphical ‘QR Code Creator’ app makes generating barcodes in Ubuntu even easier

A few days back we walked you through creating QR codes via the command line in Ubuntu. Following that post a developer, David Green, put together a GUI front-end for the process, allowing for a more user-friendly experience in generating 2D barcodes.

27 March 2011
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‘Suspended Sentence’ becomes first post-release ARB app to land in Ubuntu

The first post-release application to be approved by the Application Review Board is now  available to install from the Ubuntu 10.10 Software Centre.

10 February 2011

GUVCviewer: Finally Webcam Recording Made Easy

For almost two years my primary recording device for YouTube videos has been with not a fancy camcorder, but a webcam. So believe me when I tell you that I've tried a lot of different applications on different operating systems to get the most from my camera, both proprietary and open source. Out of everything I have tried, GUVCviewer packs the best blend of performance and features.

7 February 2011
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Lost laptop locater app ‘Prey’ hits version 0.5

No-one goes out of their way to lose their laptop let alone have it stolen. Usually in these situations there is a slim chance of getting you laptop back - providing it has your address scrawled on the back like a label in the back of a 5th graders’ coat. Common sense dictates to be prepared and you can be by installing free and open-source security application ‘Prey - which has just been updated to version 0.5.

21 December 2010

Five Light Music Players for Linux Desktops

Everyone loves lightweight music players. Well, maybe they don't. But here are 5 worth checking out.

20 December 2010

OMG Video Review: Kazam Screen Recorder Tool

Unlike most screen recording programs for Linux, Kazam is powerful in its editing/exporting options (in a clean, nice graphical user interface), works with a standard, easy-to-edit format, but it is not without it's downsides.

11 December 2010

Tibesti screencasting tool for Linux

Tibesti is a 'simple screencasting' tool for Linux that allows you to record your desktop, speaker output and microphone at the same time, rendering output to the file type of your choice.

6 December 2010
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Meet Synapse – the super fast new GNOME Do replacement

It's finally arrived. After weeks of leaking screenshots and juicy tidbits on a 'mystery new launcher' we can reveal what it is. Called Synapse, the launcher is light, fast, zeitgeist powered and can do some incredible things thanks to tight Zeitgeist integration.

30 November 2010