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Encrypt Your Cloud Files With Cryptomator (Open Source, Cross-Platform)

Cryptomator is a free and open source client-side encryption solution for your cloud files, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, as well as iOS. An Android app is currently under development.


GNOME Software Update That Fixes Installing Third-Party Deb Files Lands In Ubuntu 16.04 Proposed Repository

A GNOME Software update that fixes the issue with installing third-party deb files was pushed to the Ubuntu 16.04 Proposed repository a few minutes ago.

GNOME Software Ubuntu

A Quick Look At Budgie Remix 16.04, The Unofficial Budgie Desktop Ubuntu Flavor

Budgie Remix 16.04, the unofficial Ubuntu flavor that uses Budgie Desktop by default, was released recently.

Ubuntu Budgie Remix

How To Install Cinnamon 3.0 In Ubuntu 16.04 Or 15.10 Via PPA

Cinnamon 3.0 was released yesterday and it includes improved GTK+ 3.20 support, new accessibility and sound settings and more.

Cinnamon 3.0 Ubuntu

Enpass Password Manager 5.2 Released With Time-Based One-Time Passwords (TOTP) Support

Enpass 5.2 for Linux and Windows was released today, bringing support for "Time-based One-time Password Algorithm" (TOTP), along with other improvements.


Streaming And Recording App `OBS Studio` Sees New Release

OBS Studio 0.14.0 was released today (and 0.14.1 shortly as a hotfix release), adding deinterlacing, full NVIDIA NVENC encoder support, ALSA sound input source on Linux and more.


OBS Studio Ubuntu Xenial

OBS Studio is a free, open source application which allows video recording and live streaming, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. 

Use Google Hangouts With Extra Features In Pidgin With Purple Hangouts Plugin (Ubuntu PPA)

Purple Hangouts is a libpurple plugin which adds support for the proprietary protocol that Google uses for its Hangouts service.

Using it, you can get extra Google Hangouts features that aren't available through the XMPP interface in Pidgin and other applications that use libpurple.

Among the extra features (compared to using XMPP) provided by Purple Hangouts are group chats, self messages, synchronized history between devices and SMS support via Google Voice.

Use WhatsApp On Your Linux Desktop With Whatsie

Whatsie (beta) is a simple desktop client for WhatsApp Web, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

WhatsApp Linux Whatsie

How To Install GNOME 3.20 In Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

Now that Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) is out, you may want to install the latest GNOME 3.20. I won't get into details about what's new in GNOME 3.20 since I've already covered that.

GNOME 3.20 Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.10 Codename Revealed: Yakkety Yak

Ubuntu Yakkety Yak


Ubuntu 16.10 will be codenamed "Yakkety Yak". The announcement was made by Mark Shuttleworth on his blog, which I'll quote in its entirety below: