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Free Calls with Android
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 15:10

skype_androidIf your telephone bill is high because of all the calls you need to do although you have a mobile broadband flatrate there might be a solutions available.

Skype released an Android App that enables free calls to other Skype accounts - no matter if accessed mobile or at a computer.
If you don't like Skype there are plenty more options for Android - go ahead and try something out!

 
3rd Blender Movie published
Friday, 01 October 2010 12:20

sintel_frameThe developers of the 3D Open Source Software Blender have released their 3rd short movie project "Sintel". It is about 15 minutes long and tells a fantasy story with dragons.
Impressive animations and a good story that you don't want to miss. And: it is free.

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Windows Live Spaces moves to OSS
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:25

phone_os_logosMicrosoft announced in the Windows Live Blog that they will close down the blogging platform Spaces. All customers will have the possibility to upgrade to the Open Source Blog CMS Wordpress. The transition for the bloggers should be smooth, there will be a migration service as well as new Wordpress feature that allow the Bloggers to connect with for example Windows Live Messenger.

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Why OSS is a MUST for Smartphones
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:06

phone_os_logosLooking at the popular Smartphones one common trend is apparent: software and apps are everything, a good hardware is not desirable when it is not powered by great software, a great operation system is meaningless when there are not thousands of free or low price apps. And: Open Source Software (OSS) pays off even though it might be free to purchase for customers. This especially applies to mobile operating systems that are source available or have at least powerful and well documented APIs.

Let's have a look a the most common operation systems:

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Java 4 ever
Sunday, 26 September 2010 15:36

java_4_everNot really new, but an epic OSS story. Let's raise some money and make a full-length movie.
What am I saying - a trilogy of course!

Java 4 ever Trailer

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