Transform Your Old Android Phone Into a Pixel 2 With This App

When the Pixel 2 first launched, there was no shortage of unofficial apps designed to brings Google’s best new software to other Android phones. The only issue was that you had to cobble together a bunch of smaller tweaks or root your phone to get the full Pixel 2 experience on older hardware. Now there’s finally a…Read more…


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How to Install Mautic Marketing Automation Tool on Ubuntu 16.04

Mautic is an open source self-hosted marketing automation tool for everyone. You can use it to grow up your business, monitor your website, create landing pages, create campaign for your business, manage contacts, and even send marketing emails.


Original URL: https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-install-mautic-marketing-automation-tool-on-ubuntu-1604/

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Show HN: Card Proxy Generator – Generate printable game cards from JSON

Enter json data below and it will be turned into cards. The data on each card will be shown in the order it’s entered in. Fields with the key ‘title’ will be bold and larger. Fields with the key ‘flavour’ will be italic and smaller. If a field with the key ‘count’ is present it will be ignored and if it’s a number that many duplicates of the card will be made.


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Expand Google’s Free Shell Account Storage to 20GB Using Drive

As many of you may have discovered, you are given access to your own Debian Linux shell account with 5GB of persistent storage when you sign up for Google’s GMail service, . You can access the console by visiting the Google Cloud Platform. The Debian systems are generated on the fly, and your 5GB of persistent storage is loaded into your home directory on startup. This article will walk you through expanding the 5GB or storage to 20GB by mounting Google Drive.

We will be using google-drive-ocamlfuse for mounting the remote drive from within our shell account. As the servers are dynamically generated on use, we need to install the tools and configure them each time that we access our shell account. Due to this, I have included a simple shell script that you can keep in your home directory for setting up the mount points (skip ahead).

Before we get into


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Linus Torvalds announces Linux kernel 4.15 with a focus on Spectre and Meltdown

After a long wait, the much-anticipated Linux kernel 4.15 is finally here. While these kernel releases are always important, this one is particularly noteworthy. Why? Because it largely focuses on Spectre and Meltdown mitigation. With that said, it is not only about those vulnerabilities, of course. Linus Torvalds, the inventor of Linux, has been quite critical of Intel’s patches of the aforementioned vulnerabilities, and Microsoft seemingly agrees — the Windows-maker has disabled one of Intel’s shoddy “fixes” with an emergency update. With kernel 4.15, Torvalds is quick to say that the work on Spectre and Meltdown is far from finished.… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/01/29/linus-torvalds-linux-kernel-415/

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ActivityPub is now a W3C Recommendation

The Social Web Working Group has published ActivityPub as a W3C Recommendation.
ActivityPub is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content.
ActivityPub is already implemented and deployed to a number of projects and a wide userbase, including over 1 million registered users across thousands of Mastodon instances. ActivityPub allows software projects both small and large to build social network offerings into their systems. Adding ActivityPub support allows interoperable social networking between applications with entirely different codebases. For example, Mastodon and PeerTube users are able to use ActivityPub to allow users to share videos and comment across different servers.


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Varnish Cache Meltdown Performance

2018 started with a bang!
In the first days of January researchers discovered a couple of security vulnerabilities that affect nearly every laptop, phone or other server using processors produced by very well-known hardware providers.
The hardware bug, which can lead to two different vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre, if exploited, allows the attacker to leak data from memory. Both attacks break the isolation layers between user application and operating system. These cracks can be used by malicious attackers to steal/expose sensitive information, such as passwords, personal photos and any other user-specific details.
Let’s focus for a moment on the names the researchers who discovered these issues picked for them: Spectre and Meltdown. They explained that Spectre was so-named because “As it is not easy to fix, it will haunt us for quite some time”; Meltdown was chosen because “vulnerability basically melts security boundaries which are normally enforced by the hardware”.
Luckily patches to


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Mycroft Mark II: The Open Source Answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home That Doesn’t Spy on You

itsFOSS: If you want a smart speaker virtual assistant like Amazon Echo and Google Home that doesn’t spy on you, Mycroft Mark II is what you are looking for.


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Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Delayed Due to Meltdown and Spectre Security Vulnerabilities

Originally scheduled for release next month on February 15, 2018, Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS is the fourth of five scheduled maintenance updates for Xenial Xerus,


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