Another “Bolt”

Andrew Benton (CEO Bolt) via blog Bolt:

It wasn’t too long ago that you were the little guy. I know you haven’t forgotten how hard it is to build something from nothing. And not just technology, but a brand and distinct identity for yourself. Imagine how it would have felt if Google or Apple or Facebook had launched a photo-sharing app called Instagram in 2011.

Tidak sabar menunggu Instagram atau Facebook menanggapi ini.

Hemat hingga 1 juta Euro dengan LibreOffice

Hebat. Sejak berpindah ke LibreOffice sejak tahun 2012, kota Toulouse, Perancis, mampu berhemat hingga 1 juta Euro (dikutip dari Joinup)

LibreOffice on the desktop: 1 million euro savings

The key project in Toulouse’s open source policy is the shift to LibreOffice. This covers several thousand people out of the 10,000 who work for the city and Toulouse Métropole. The migration – which Monthubert describes as a “major project” – was agreed in 2011 and started in 2012. It took a year and a half, and 90 per cent of the desktops now run LibreOffice, says Monthubert.

“Software licenses for productivity suites cost Toulouse 1.8 million euro every three years. Migration cost us about 800,000 euro, due partly to some developments. One million euro has actually been saved in the first three years. It is a compelling proof in the actual context of local public finance,” says Monthubert.

Lagi-lagi di Eropa. Setiap kali ada (berita) perusahaan atau organisasi yang berhasil berhemat dengan berpindah ke Linux/FOSS, pasti adanya di Eropa. Di sini, kita hanya bisa menunggu. Meskipun saya ragu kalau itu akan terjadi.

Pemerintah Inggris resmi menggunakan ODF/PDF sebagai format standar

Open document formats selected to meet user needs

Dikutip langsung dari situs web GOV.UK:

The open standards selected for sharing and viewing government documents have been announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude.

The standards set out the document file formats that are expected to be used across all government bodies. Government will begin using open formats that will ensure that citizens and people working in government can use the applications that best meet their needs when they are viewing or working on documents together.

Selanjutnya

Which ‘boyfriend’?

Alkisah ada seorang cewek yang baru saja menemukan satu fitur keren dari Siri dan memutuskan untuk menunjukkanya ke pacarnya.

Cewek: “Siri, bisa telepon pacarku?”
Siri: ‘Pacar’ yang mana?

Oops..

Siri

There is no magic in root

You might have bought your phone, but you aren’t the owner of system files and folders. Those belong to the system, and your “stuff” is in a different place where you’re allowed to muck around with it. The system user is allowed to muck around, too, because it might need to make adjustments to stuff that’s yours, because it’s stored on space that’s theirs. This is how Unix-based permissions work. Your space gives you permission to do most anything, and it may give other users permission to do it all. In the space that’s not yours, you’re only allowed to look while the system user can do it all, because it’s their space.

Sebuah artikel yang bagus dari Android Central soal rooting dan root (“/”).

Cocoknya dibaca untuk pengguna GNU/Linux, Android, OS X, iOS dan bagi siapa saja yang ingin tahu lebih soal security dan file system pada OS yang berbasis UNIX.

Nokia X is dead

Guys, masih ingat Nokia X? Jangan-jangan sudah lupa. Itu, smartphone Android murah yang di bodinya ditempeli logo “Nokia”. Kabarnya, Nokia X ini telah dihentikan pengembangannya oleh Microsoft.

Nokia XL, X+ dan X

Dari kiri ke kanan: Nokia XL, X+ dan X. Foto via The Verge

Pengumuman resminya oleh Satya Nadella:

To win in the higher price tiers, we will focus on breakthrough innovation that expresses and enlivens Microsoft’s digital work and digital life experiences. In addition, we plan to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows.

I'm crossing you out

Nokia + Android (versi forked) memang sudah terasa kurang cocok sejak awal kemunculan Nokia X. Dulu katanya ini akan jadi smartphone impian, tapi apalah artinya smartphone Android tanpa ekosistemnya (baca: Google Play Store).

Desain iPhone 4/4S akan kembali?

Apple sapphire patents

Gambar via Apple Insider.

Dari salah satu paten yang diajukan oleh Apple baru-baru ini (via Apple Insider), tampaknya Apple akan kembali menciptakan iPhone yang bodinya atau sebagian besar bodinya ditutupi dengan kaca (safir), mirip-mirip iPhone 4/4S dulu.

As detailed, the invention applies to a device’s cover glass components — front, back or both — formed from a sapphire crystal material. To improve shock and impact resistance, compressive residual stress regions can be formed on the inner or outer surface of the glass window.

Yes, yes, yes… yes!!!

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