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A detailed list of changes in Linux 4.7

Also in today's open source roundup: How well do Android apps run on a Chromebook? And six hacks for Linux on Windows

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Linux kernel 4.7 released

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Slackware 14.2, and Prisma has been released for Android

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Wire open-sources messaging client, woos developers

Secure messaging apps are all the rage, and developers can now write their own open source Wire client

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Add-ons elevate new Moto Z phones

We review the Droid editions of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones.

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Make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS

Also in today's open source roundup: The world's smallest Linux server for $5, and the Prisma art app is coming to Android

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Does Android need a new app store?

Also in today's open source roundup: Six desktop Linux mistakes, and how to use the Lantern browser to view blocked websites

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Which Android problems annoy you the most?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Linux Lite 3.0, and fake Pokemon GO apps have been found on the Google Play Store

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10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

Even the best-laid plans can go awry, and these mobile apps can help when trip stress hits

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How well does Pokemon Go run on Android phones?

Also in today's open source roundup: Pokemon Go now supports Android N, and why you shouldn't fake your location while playing Pokemon Go

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Google aims to train 2 million app developers in India

The move follows Apple's launch of a similar program for app developers in India

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Google fixes over 100 flaws in Android, many in chipset drivers

Manufacturers can choose between two patch levels, one dedicated to device-specific fixes

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3 ways the Xperia X Performance improves upon the Xperia X

A quick comparison of Sony's mid-ranger and high-ender.

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Google is working to make every website viewable in VR

WebVR support is a work in progress for the Chromium project, which could one day change how we browse the Internet

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A Windows zealot trashes Linux

Also in today's open source roundup: AnandTech reviews the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and a review of Fedora 24 Workstation

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Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

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Android N name revealed: It's Nougat

After many months of simply calling it 'Android N,' Google has revealed the name of its latest sweet treat

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Dell stops selling Android devices, won't deliver patches

Dell has discontinued Venue tablets with Android, and won't push out OS upgrades to current customers

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Mobile ransomware use skyrockets, blocking access to phones

Kaspersky Lab has detected almost four times as many attacks on its Android customers compared to last year

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