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Reports Say Developers Still Favor iOS Over Android

It's no secret that in the fierce battle going on between Android and Apple's iOS platform, winning over developers is a key strategic factor. Developers are the folks who can make one application ecosystem richer and more attractive than the other. That's why it remains significant that Apple's platform is still doing a better job of attracting developers, and what develpers get paid to develop for iOS is an important part of the equation. Newzoo recently surveyed 17,000 people and captured revenue data for 200 top grossing games, determining that Apple dominates the Android platform with 84 percent of gaming revenues. According to a Newzoo statement: "While mobile gaming preferences between the US and European countries differ, revenue share clearly...

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GIMP Updates with a New Interface, Layer Groups, and More [GIMP]

Windows/Linux: The free image editing tool GIMP has received a big update to version 2.8 that includes an overhaul to the interface and makes it a bit easier to use and navigate windows. It also comes packed with a bunch of bug fixes, a new layer groups option, and new...

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Who's Afraid of a Big, Bad Hacking Story?

It's been a cheerily good spring for FOSS fans here in the Linux blogosphere, so we may perhaps be forgiven for our utter shock and disbelief at the affront recently committed against us by a certain brick-and-mortar purveyor of books and magazines. Yes, that's right -- it's Barnes & Noble...

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How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid and PHP5 On Ubuntu 11.10

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Ubuntu 11.10 This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on Ubuntu 11.10. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of...

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Galaxy S III Serves Up Big Dollop of Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung launched the Galaxy S III smartphone in London on Thursday. The device will run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, version 4.0 of the mobile OS. The Galaxy S III's features include facial and voice recognition, voice command capability and eye tracking. "We believe the Galaxy S III is the most...

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The Day TuxPaint Became Contagious

I work at a public library with 28 Linux stations made publicly available in four separate rooms. The room in which I spend most of my time has 10 computers, and elementary and middle school students stop by daily after school to use them. About 90 percent of the children...

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