Jelly Bean is the dessert-themed Android codename for the 4.1 and 4.2 updates of the open source Android mobile operating system. Jelly Bean 4.1 debuted in June 2012 as the successor to the v4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” release, and was followed by Jelly Bean 4.2 in October 2012.
New additions in Android Jelly Bean include interface enhancements and improved overall responsiveness via “Project Butter,” Google Now support, advanced natural language voice command capabilities akin to Apple’s Siri, an improved Web browser with constant on-screen tabs, enhanced file management capabilities and better text input options.
Jelly Bean follows a number of earlier updates for Android, including Cupcake (v1.5), Donut (v1.6), Eclair (v2.0), FroYo (v2.2), Gingerbread (v2.3), Honeycomb (v3.0) and Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0). The follow-up to Jelly Bean, Key Lime Pie (v5.0), is expected to be released in late 2013.
Macbuntu is an open source operating system fork of the Linux-based Ubuntu OS that features a Mac OS X-inspired desktop shell. Macbuntu derives its Mac OS X look and feel from the Mac OS X Transformation Pack, which can also be used in other operating systems based on Debian / GTK to provide the same […]
- Debian Goodies
Debian Goodies (the debian-goodies package) is a set of utilities that work with Debian packages and provide more information than you can get out of the standard APT (Advanced Package Tool) utilities. You can use Debian Goodies to find out which packages have releases, critical bugs, which ones hog the most disk space or use […]
An open source software program that is used as a study tool to help users commit things to memory. Anki allows you to create custom decks of flashcards to use in study sessions. Anki lets you rate how easy or hard each card is and adapts to that ranking system. Cards you have marked as […]
- OPEN Act - Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act
The OPEN Act (The Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act) is a Senate bill proposed by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon on January 18, 2012, as an alternative to the controversial SOPA and PIPA bills. On the same day this bill was introduced, several thousand websites, including Reddit, Boing Boing, Wired, WordPress, Wikipedia […]
- PIPA - PROTECT IP Act
PIPA, the PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act) is an amendment/re-write of the failed Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA). Under the proposed law, PIPA, would give the government and copyright holders tools to prevent access to rogue websites that are dedicate to counterfeit […]