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News: What Was Ubuntu Edge [Guest Post]

Article by Copil Yáňez originally appeared in regular column Ask the New Guy in Full Circle Magazine issue 76. Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about the Ubuntu Edge. Is that something that can help me with my golf game? A: No, the Ubuntu Edge isn’t something you get when you chug a can of … Continue reading

Review: OUYA Console [Guest Post]

REVIEW OUYA Console, guest post by Ronnie Tucker, originally appeared in Full Circle Magazine issue 75. It all began in July 2012 with a Kickstarter fund for the creation of the Ouya, an independent gaming console based on the Android operating system. They asked for nearly $1m. In the end, they received almost $9m with … Continue reading

News: Full Circle Issue 74 Hits the Streets

Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community – is proud to announce the release of our seventy fourth issue. This month: Ubuntu News Command & Conquer How-To : Gpodder, LibreOffice, and Connecting With IPV6. Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape. Review: Clementine

News: MasterCard Display Card

I know this announcement originally came from a MasterCard press release in November 2012, but given the recent hack of ATM’s in New York and further credit card fraud, perhaps this ‘future of credit cards’ will be brought forward. The problem with the current generation of credit cards are not well protected. Most of the … Continue reading

How-to: Network Settings [Guest Post]

Network Settings by Jan Mussche originally appeared in Full Circle Magazine Issue 72. When you connect your desktop, laptop, printer/scanner, tablet, cellphone or whatever other device you might have, to a network, you need to set a few things straight in order to get connected. The first choice you make is whether you use a … Continue reading

The Golden Record – Voyager’s Message in a Bottle

The Voyager spacecraft has recently left the orbital limits of our solar system. It is now the furthest any made-made object has travelled from Earth. If you’re not old enough to remember the launch, Voyager left carrying a golden record containing a sample of sounds and images from Earth. So should any extraterrestrial life encounter … Continue reading

Opinion: Why Ubuntu Phone Will Fail [Guest Post]

Guest post by Ed Hewitt Earlier this month, Canonical held its first press event to unveil its phone operating system, Ubuntu for Phone. This is a product many have speculated would happen after the launch of Unity, providing a touch interface, as well as Canonical bringing Ubuntu to Android devices. While Ubuntu for Android allows … Continue reading

How-to: Take awesome videos with your phone’s camera

Reblogged from Moolta: So you want to create something unique? Think it’s your turn to become a YouTube sensation? 99.9% of videos fail to get massive views and shares because of several basic mistakes that can be easily avoided. How? We thought you’d never ask.

Review: Your World – The Culture of Gaming

Episode 1 of 2. BBC World Service. “Aleks Krotoski examines how computer gaming is affecting our culture – computer or videogames have been around for 40 years, but the wider cultural implications have tended to be glossed over in favour of discussion of the size of the gaming economy and concerns about games’ social impact. … Continue reading

How-to: Safely Clean Your Tablet or Smart-phone’s Touch-screen

Cleaning a screen on a phone or a tablet should be simple. You don’t need special cleaning solutions or purpose-made cloths. You should know what to avoid; Windowlene, washing up liquid, most soaps, paper towel, tissues and kitchen towel. Anything you touch is going to build up a layer of finger grease. This is inevitable. … Continue reading

How-to: Trouble-shoot Windows Crashes – Hardware

Windows is crashing. You’re looking at regular “program is not responding messages” or worse – a Blue Screen of Death. So you’ve worked through the software diagnosis outlined in part one and so far found nothing. Perhaps it’s in the hardware; somewhere a fault has developed that’s stopping things working that worked before? Or have … Continue reading

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