Pantech Marauder to launch on Verizon on Aug. 2ndview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Following up on our earlier report regarding the Pantech Star Q, today Verizon announced availability of the device as the Pantech Marauder. Targeted at first-time smartphone customers, the device features a dual-interface option – Starter Mode or Standard Mode. (IT news)

Some small tips to use VLCview story

http://www.linuxandlife.com – I have written an article about 4 tricks you can do with MPlayer. Today I will show you some tricks to do with another popular open source media player - VLC. (Distributions)

sudo scripts conundrumview story

http://www.unix.com – hello; Got a problem running monitoring scripts using sudo ssh.. Mgmt decided to take away root sudoers access.. so most of the scripts ran as: Code: sudo ssh $BOX ... Now I need to run them as: Code: echo $my_pw | sudo -S -l my_user_id $BOX ... I tried this but not working.. Any wisdom/tricks would be appreciated.. Thank you (HowTos)

[ubuntu] Weird Dual Boot Scenario/Win7 no longer bootsview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I've had Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot installed via WUBI on my Win7 HP laptop for several months. I primarily use Win7, using Ubuntu on the weekend and for Ruby on Rails. Recently Win7 crashed on me. After the crash I can no longer boot up with Win7. (Hardware)

New Symantec CEO Steve Bennett: Who Is Intuit, GE Veteran?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – New Symantec CEO Steve Bennett (succeeding Enrique Salem effective immediately) is formerly CEO of Intuit, and previously held executive posts at General Electric. Read between the lines and Bennett brings big business smarts and SMB success to Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), which is striving to ensure its storage and security software ride the cloud computing and mobile waves. (IT news)

How to use ffmpeg to compress avi and mp4 filesview story

http://www.linuxandlife.com – I've written an article about some tricks you can do with ffmpeg, in today's article, I will show you another trick - compressing avi and mp4 video files with a simple command with a only a small loss in video quality. If you dont have ffmpeg already installed, you can run this command to install it in Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros: sudo apt-get install libav-tools To compress an avi (Distributions)

Prevent streaming of VLC video over VNC sessionview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Hi guys,I have one media dedicated computer directly connected to a TV which is used to watch movies. (HowTos)

SDK for Android 4.1 is now availableview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google released the Android 4.1 SDK today and it is now available for download. Included with the SDK are revised versions of SDK Tools (20.1.1) and NDK revision 8b. The new tools will let developers publish code up to API level 16 using Jelly Bean APIs. As usual, the SDK is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. (IT news)

script to automate video conversion for Rockboxed playerview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – I'd like to write a script that can be called from a right-click action in Thunar (or whatever file manager) that would do the following:1. Detect if the media player is connected and mounted by checking for the existence of /media/iPodClassic/ and aborting with a notify-osd message if it is not.2. (HowTos)

Root for 4.0.4 on 4.1.b.0.43view story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – Hi, I searched around everywhere for a root for my xperia neo v running ICS 4.0.4 on 4.1.b.0.43 but, all I could find where techniques that required me to flash 4.0.2.a.0.62 kernel and then root it. Is there any technique that doesn't require this flashing? I'm not that comfortable with flashing tricks and mortally afraid of bricking my phone. (HowTos)