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The F-Droid Repository is an easily-installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform
Some useful addons here – AdamVincenzini[dot]com: 10 Useful Google Chrome Extensions I Can’t Live Without.
MIT App Inventor is a visual programming language for developing applications for the Android mobile computing platform Android Programming with App Inventor
Data Crow – Cataloguer. Data Crow allows you to create a huge database containing all your collected items
Calibre in the Cloud via Calibre in the Cloud | Linux Journal. Interesting use for Dropbox
Some of them are extremely powerful, some of them are ingeniously simple, and a couple of them are actually just for fun. But they are all certainly worth a look.
These free apps can help SMBs lower costs while improving productivity.
The social business hierarchy of needs – We Are Social’s post on Jeremiah Owyang’s presentation at LeWeb – very interesting.
Useful post from grow – http://www.businessesgrow.com/2011/11/29/15-ways-to-use-twitter-to-toast-your-competition/
Welcome to Fossbox -Fossbox is a non-profit supporting digital inclusion, open rights, and helping other non-profits move towards Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) with more flexibility, open standards, and lower environmental impact.
67 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Applications – http://www.datamation.com/open-source/67-open-source-replacements-for-really-expensive-applications-1.html
10 Linux Server Distros That Could Save You a Bundle – If you’re looking for a free/low-cost operating system to help you set yourself up a server for yourself or your organisation, there are a few to choose from here.
6 ways to map your mind with Linux – http://linuxaria.com/article/map-mind-linux?lang=en
Newscoop -The open content management system for professional journalists & online newspapers – Breaking news, longreads, blogs, comments and editorial staff are
managed effortlessly through intuitive interfaces and intelligent
11 Server Apps for Android OS Devices – These apps enable you to monitor and manage your systems via your mobile phone or tablet.
buzztouch – iPhone, iPad, Android App Builder and
Content Management System (CMS) – http://www.buzztouch.com/pages/
7 Good Dropbox Alternatives for Linux -Dropbox is probably the most popular online file storage and synchronization tool amongst Linux users, what are the alternatives to Dropbox for online file storage?
COMMS corner -194 social media case studies (and 23 tactics) from 2011
Ten fantastic apps, tips and tools for recording audio – http://blogs.journalism.co.uk/editors/2011/06/07/ten-fantastic-apps-tips-and-tools-for-recording-audio/
Podcasting Equipment Guide for 2011 – http://hivelogic.com/articles/podcasting-equipment-software-guide-2011/
The How-To Geek Guide to Audio Editing: Cutting, Trimming & Arranging – Knowing how to cut and trim tracks is basic audio editing and is a fundamental starting point for making more elaborate arrangements.
Audacity: The Free Dimensional Sound Editor, Part Two – Continuing from last week’s introduction to Audacity, this week’s Linux Magazine article takes a deeper dive into some of Audacity’s advanced editing features by learning how to create a professional sounding introduction for your audio projects
Audacity: The Free Dimensional Sound Editor, Part One – Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform sound recorder and editor program that allows you to perform simple and advanced sound recording and editing tasks. This article from Linux Magazine focuses on Audacity 1.3.12 Beta on Ubuntu Linux 10.10 and uses a Logitech 350 USB Headset with built-in microphone.
10 best alternative operating systems – Techradar’s look at the best alternative operating systems, with the potential to change the computing landscape over the next decade.
59 Open Source Tools That Can Replace Popular Security Software – Datamation’s newly updated list of open source tools
Security in-a-box is a collaborative effort of the Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line. It was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders. Security in-a-box includes a How-to Booklet, which addresses a number of important digital security issues. It also provides a collection of Hands-on Guides, each of which includes a particular freeware or open source software tool, as well as instructions on how you can use that tool to secure your computer, protect your information or maintain the privacy of your Internet communication. There are also details of Portable security software. It is well worth reading.
Free media open-source tools for publishing and radio – from Creative-Radio – find out about Superdesk, Newscoop & Airtime
Electric CAD program on Linux – If you’re an electrical engineer or someone who likes to design electrical circuit boards or diagrams then Electric is a Free, Open Source Software, CAD program you might like to try out
Save your PC: bootable Linux rescue tools – Details about a range of Linux based tools that might help recover from a PC problem
5 of the Best Free and Open Source Remote Desktop Software for Linux – here is a list of some open-source remote desktop software (in no particular order) that you can download and use for free
Open Source Alternatives to Google – Is it feasible to drop Google for a period of time in exchange for unfettered open source alternatives? – An article from Datamation that suggests so
50 Android Apps to Inform, Monitor and Manage – With the right apps, your Android phone can become an incredibly versatile tool. It can call up useful information in moments at the touch of a finger, track and monitor all manner of information and events, and help you manage that information
COMMS corner: The best online tricks, shortcuts and tools of all-time? – Inviting YOU to help create a list of the best online hacks / tricks / secrets of all-time!! crowdsourcing the little tricks / secrets we all use on a daily basis and collate them for everyone to refer to.
5 open source security projects to watch – 5 security products that will help guard against threats without impacting your budget.
LibreOffice – The Document Foundation has announced the release of the final version of LibreOffice 3.3
7 Best Network Security Linux Distributions – here’s a list of special purpose distros. These distributions are mainly designed to perform network security tasks such as vulnerability assessment and penetration testing in order to prevent and monitor unauthorized entry, abuse, alteration, or denial of computer network resources.
50 Open Source Replacements for Storage Software – a range of programs used for;
Document Management Systems
BitDefender Releases QuickScan to Provide Free Security Check for PCs – BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, today announced the full release of BitDefender QuickScan, an advanced online tool used for detecting malware running on computers.
6 of the Best Free Linux Digital Forensics Tools – an insight into the software that is available, a list of 6 digital forensics tools
10 Tips When Considering Open Source Software – This primer will help you evaluate open source projects to ensure they’re not only suitable for your small business today, but tomorrow and next year as well.