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December 22, 2011  6:50 AM

Twitter open sources Android security: Twaltruism or Twilanthropy?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
altruism, Android, Open source, Security, SMS, social media, Social networking, twitter

Social networking micro-blog champion Twitter has open sourced the Android security software it recently acquired in November of this year from San Francisco based Whisper Systems. With a view to opening the future growth of the branded "TextSecure" security software offering to the benefits of...

November 18, 2011  10:43 AM

Desktop Linux with secure cloud functions, openSUSE 12.1 released

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Desktop, Gnome, Linux, opensuse, privacy, Security

The openSUSE project this week reached its version 12.1 release. This latest version of the Linux-based operating system has shipped with the GNOME 3.2 desktop shell, which is distinguished by its use of integrated messaging, a new document manager and a general all round squishing of bugs since...


September 30, 2011  12:39 PM

German IT watchdog open source e-commerce warning leads to scaremongering

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open data, Open source, Security

The German IT security watchdog has issued a warning about a large number of e-commerce web sites that are (allegedly) infected with malware. Commercially focused firms have been quick to piggyback on this statement with what may be mere scaremongering to suggest that the e-commerce software at...


September 23, 2011  2:03 PM

The Windows 8 Linux lock out conundrum

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Red Hat, Security, Windows

Discussion has been rife this week after Red Hat's Matthew Garrett made his venturesome comments over Windows 8 and its possible move to lock out support for dual boot installations of Linux on PCs.

Garrett's comments were made in light of the Windows 8 super-engineered booting...


September 5, 2011  12:41 PM

Hacking Kernel.org Linux sorts the script kiddies from the developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hackers, kernel, Linux

Not for the first time in its illustrious history, hackers recently chanced their collective arm by launching an attack on the Kernel.org Linux repository last month. The offensive used a Trojan in an attempt to ultimately make changes to the source code of the Linux kernel itself. Quite why...


August 11, 2011  8:01 AM

Linux on mainframe, alive, kicking and doing rather well

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, IBM, Linux, Mainframe

CA Technologies has responded to what the company says is a growing market for Linux-based mainframe applications with the release of a new mainframe Linux management portfolio named


July 19, 2011  9:13 AM

Cross-platform chameleons & monkeys living in perfect harmony

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Linux, Mono, Open source, Tools, Xamarin

The 'chameleon logo'-emblazoned SUSE Linux distribution has this week announced a partnership with the Xamarin (named after the Spanish word for the Tamarin monkey) open source cross-platform Mono-based products. All the Mono-bananas you can eat... The monkey troop of developers behind Xamarin...


May 20, 2011  10:23 AM

Novell no no on Mono gives rise to Xamarin

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Cross Platform, IOS, Linux, Mono

Attachmate's acquisition of Novell in April this year was bound to cause a few upsets. It appears though that one of the biggest tussles has actually been internal. It appears that Novell failed to give the Mono project the scope its engineers felt it deserved and required; as such, the company...


April 29, 2011  8:25 AM

The Apple Android amalgamation situation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Apple, Cross Platform, Hypercard, OS X

I had a bit of an epiphany on Twitter this week. Some ne'er-do-weller blurted out that Android was "plateauing" - as if that should be some kind of bad thing. Celebrated fellow tech journalist Mr Tim Anderson immediately commented: @ABridgwater it is OK to plateau if you are on a high level!


April 8, 2011  8:15 AM

Vodafone 3D apps developer day, the Airplay SDK & pizza for lunch

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, C, Developer, IOS, SDK, smartphone, Vodafone

Saturday April 16th sees Vodafone developer, Sony Ericsson and Ideaworks Labs join forces as the companies attempt to provide some insight into creating 3D applications for Android.

Vodafone specifies that the Eventbrite powered...

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