Skip to main content


Gnome Extensions I Use To Enhance My Desktop Usage

I am currently running Fedora 22 with Gnome 3.16 . One of the best features of GNOME are shell extensions. These extensions bring all sorts of handy features to GNOME. Installing and using GNOME extensions couldn't be any simpler. Simply browse over and look for the extension that appeals to you. Click the switch from Off to On, and immediately you're prompted to install it. That's it.

Here are the extensions that I use to personalize my Fedora 22 experience and maximize my performance. Hopefully they can make you enjoy your Gnome Desktop experience.

1. Activities Configurator

It can be used to configure the activities button and Top panel appearance.

2. Alternate Tab

GNOME Shell’s default Alt-Tab behavior groups windows into a single application icon and shows applications from all workspaces. This extension substitutes Alt-Tab with a window based switcher that does not group by applicati…
Recent posts

Leaked Specs of OnePlus 2 in Oppomart website

Oppomart website has a listing of OnePlus 2 with some specs. Oppomart is known for selling products of OPPO which we know is closely associated with OnePlus. Here's what they have listed:

- 5.7-inch 2K screen (2056x1440 pixels), 571 PPI
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- Storage > 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0
- 16 Megapixel Sony Exmor IMX 234 rear camera
- 5 Megapixel - Distortion free front camera
- Embedded rechargeable 3300 mAh LiPo battery
- Support global 4G FDD-LTE network

Price : $499

My Thoughts :

This camera sensor is also used in LG G4 so we can expect a great shooter.

The eMMC 5.0 memory has been outperformed by Samsung Galaxy S6's UFC 2.0 technology that brings SSD-like data speed to smartphones. So don't get too excited here.

That $499 price tag would surely put me off from purchasing OnePlus Two because I am expecting around $350 price for 16GB model and $400 for 64GB model. 

Let me know your thoughts on this leak, what is your expected price for OnePlus 2 and also te…

Dukto : An Open-source, cross-platform LAN file transfer tool

Dukto is an open source, multi-platform, easy to use  file transfer tool designed for LAN use. I have been using it for over an year now to transfer files from my Laptop (running various Linux distros) to my phone and other windows PCs. It's user interface is inspired from the Metro style UI developed by Microsoft and it is consistent across all supported platforms.

(Dukto in Fedora 22)

(Dukto in Android 4.4.4)

Dukto is developed by Emanuele Colombo, a software developer and engineer. Dukto automatically displays all the devices in your local area network running Dukto and you can select the devices and start transferring files. You can even send a folder to another device.

(File Transfer between my Laptop and my Phone)

You can also transfer text snippets like links and notes easily from one device to another.

You can change the default folder to save received files from the settings. You can also change theme color and device name from settings.

Dukto is available for various Linux…

Meet elementary OS Freya : A fast, lightweight and beautiful replacement for OS X and Windows

My favorite Linux distribution - elementary OS has released a new stable version named elementary OS Freya. After being under development for a 1 year and a half, its finally here and it’s now even more polished, clean, beautiful with great new features and three new default apps.

elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the latest release Freya is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Being based on Ubuntu doesn't mean that elementary OS is just a skinned version of Ubuntu. It features it's own shell named Pantheon Shell and comes with its own set of custom apps and many unique features. One of ther perks of being based on Ubuntu is that elementary OS users can benefit from the large number of repositories and apps available on Ubuntu platform.
According to elementary OS team, their previous release named elementary Luna (released on August 2013) was downloaded more than 3 million times and the interesting fact is that, 60% of those downloads were from non- free OSes. …

How to install Ubuntu Make (Ubuntu Developer Tools Center) in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10

Ubuntu Make is a project by Canonical to enable quick and easy setup of common developer tools on Ubuntu. It was formerly named Ubuntu Developer Tools Center and was changed to Ubuntu Make based on the new name proposals from Ubuntu community.

With a new name also comes a new 0.2 release which brings fixes for Android Studio installation. ADT has been removed because it is no longer in active development.
Also Android Studio doesn't ship with Android SDK but you can download it separately or from the Android Studio setup process.

Ubuntu Make can be used to install Android Studio and Eclipse for now.

To install Ubuntu Make in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, enter the following commands in Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

To install Android Studio, enter the following commands :

umake android

Then choose the installation path (or use the default), accept license by entering "a" and Ubuntu Make will d…

Nexulockr : Nexus Device Toolkit for Ubuntu

Nexulockr is a toolkit for unlocking, rooting and managing Nexus devices from Google. The app is relatively new and first of its kind built for Ubuntu and it's derivatives.

Some of its current features are :
Open a shell on the deviceReboot the device into recovery mode, bootloader or back into AndroidGrab information from the device like the model number, serial number, product name and board name.Unlock the device's bootloaderRoot devicesUnroot devicesRelock the bootloaderProvide utilities for flashing fastboot partitions

To install Nexulockr in Ubuntu, open terminal and enter following commands :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nexulockr-dev/nexulockr-stable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nexulockr

They also have a companion Android app to make it easier to navigate to developer settings, download superuser zip file and custom recovery and many more.

Unfortunately the Android app isn't compatible with my Galaxy Nexus. But it may support your device, give it …

Meet Vsenn : A Finnish smartphone startup co-founded by former Nokia Android X Program Manager

Vsenn is a Finnish smartphone startup co-founded by a yet-unnamed former Nokia Android X Program Manager. According to its website, Vsenn is dedicated to create the world's best mobile user experience through the most secure and regularly updated Android OS platform using modular hardware. It says a smartphone evolution is coming and promises to evolve with you. Similar to the Google's Project Ara, Vsenn wants to give its users the power to customize their phone to their preference by offering modular and upgradable hardware.

Some of the key announcements from Vsenn are :

1. Modular Hardware
You can upgrade or replace three modules of your smartphone; Camera, Battery, Processor/RAM

2. Strong security features
Triple layer protection for all the data on the phone. Free access to a VPN Network and secure Cloud.

3. Fast and regular updates

Vanilla Android (stock Android) with guaranteed updates for the next 4 years.

4. 4.7 inch screen with 1080p resolution = 468.7 ppi

5. Customizable L…