Desktop Wallpapers in Android: Everything You Need to Know

At first glance, changing the wallpaper our Android is one of the first things we learn to do once we released our first terminal Android ,But thanks to the endless possibilities of customization offered by the Google mobile operating system Can be much more complicated.

So today we will explain everything related to extensive background of your screen Android, From something as simple as setting it as wallpaper images of your predefined Android ,To put a video of your choice as animated wallpaper. Do not miss this extensive Guide on wallpapers in Android after cutting.

The basics, to change our static or wallpaper live wallpaper.

First of all as simple and elemental. How to change our static wallpaper. Depending on the smartphone Android that you have or depending on the ROM that you use to change the static wallpaper can be quite different, so we choose to rely on Android "Pure" as conceived Google, Ie in the ROM's AOSP (Android Open Source Project) that come with all devices Nexus (Nexus One and Nexus S). In the CyanogenMod ROM, Being based on the AOSP, Operation is identical. To change the static wallpaper we will:

  • From the desk of our Android, Click the button Menu and select the option Wallpaper or Wallpaper.
  • We will list the different possibilities, the most common, Wallpapers common ,Gallery and Animated Wallpapers (LiveWallpapers).
  • Wallpaper selected common.
  • Wallpaper choose the ones you like best and we give Set Wallpaper.
  • And we will have changed our wallpaper!
To change our wallpaper one Animated (LiveWallpaper), The process will be exactly the same except that we choose from the options of animated wallpapers or LiveWallpapers. Note that there are several animated wallpapers that have the customization options that meet in the menu animated wallpapers as we appear next to "Set" "Settings". In this new menu, you can adjust the colors or effects of some animated wallpapers.

It automatically change wallpaper with our photos

Through Wallpaper Changer automatically can change our wallpaper of our Android. Select the Gallery of our Android or a specific folder where the pictures we want them to be our background. To change the wallpaper we can do it manually with a widget that brings the application or automatically with any automatic presets, and these to unlock your phone or set a time for change. Wallpaper Changer is available on the Android Market so Free.

Changing our wallpaper from thousands of images

There are many applications in the Android Market that allow us to navigate through huge catalogs of images where to find our great wallpaper. We emphasize Wallpapers and HD Backgrounds. From these applications, you can find tens of thousands of photosAll ordered categories and the ability to download to your Android so set as wallpaper. You will have no excuse to find your ideal wallpaper.

Wallpaper change our color, gradients and textures

If images or landscapes are not your thing and rather prefer to have as textured wallpaper or a fixed color, Applications are now going to review that interest you. The first is Simple Wallpaper, With which you can set as desktop background a single color, with the possibility that this is a gradient, to give an artistic finish to your wallpaper. Then we have I Love Color ,With which we can not just solid colors to choose from our backgrounds, but we can choose patterns and shapes and color them that we like, highly recommended and highly customizable. Finally, we Tapestry HDWallpapers, With which you can set a wallpaper of their many textures that offers you, from animal skins to timber.

Set a video as wallpaper

If the still images you did not have enough, with Live Video Wallpaper ,you can set animated wallpaper as any video you have in your Android, We only install Live Video Wallpaper and navigate to Wallpapers > Live Wallpapers and select Live Video Wallpaper ,Where we can choose the video that we like in our own collection, that simple. Obviously, battery consumption Live Video Wallpaper is higher than normal background, but worth it to startle our friends possess an iPhone ;)

With this guide on screen funds Android and are ready to let fly your imagination and see what Android is able!

Google Music Frame, integrates Google Musicin the sound indicator of Ubuntu

This new way to store and play music through the cloud. The main but it is you have to listen to the music within the browser. But what if you could listen to your music outside the browser?

Well, I learned that this is possible. The head of this wonder called Jiri Janousekand his name is Google Music Frame.

First proceed to install it. To do this open a terminal and installed with
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: janousek.jiri / google-music-frame-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-music-frame
To run it opens from the dash or from the application launcher writing google-music-frame:

After logging in with your Google Music (yes, you must be logged in to use this service ...) will open the player:

Starts running the player, and work on your sound indicator:

After that you will not need to keep open the window, close it with ease. And from there and you can listen to your music without opening the navigator for this.

Thanks to those responsible for this. Greetings!

The New Of Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 that will be released on 13 October with the code name Oneiric Ocelot which means "dreamer bobcats" or something. Among the Ubuntu 11.10 news we need is faster than its predecessors, and many crashes of Unity have been resolved and a lot more than I comment below:

New Login

The new login screen looks like the image. Among other things allow login with Unity 2D and Unity 3D. You can also install Gnome 3 to take third graphical interface to use Ubuntu. Can be installed simply by:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
And then this will add to the login screen.

Software Center

Interface has been improved software center and changed its icon. has been ported to GTK 3 and the categories are shown in the main window. It's style is very clean as Nautilus.

Nautilus 3

Ubuntu 11.10 comes with Nautilus 3, with good improvements in the interface now cleaner and better design in the tabs.

Appearance Preferences

The ambiance and radiance themes have been ported to GTK3.Los now change themes with a simple drop-down menu at the bottom of the wallpaper selection window.

Menus Window

The menus when windows are maximized now remain hidden until the mouse hovers over it. This keeps the clean menu and display it only when necessary.

New Dash button

The Dash button moved down and now appears separate from the Gnome panel. This makes it look more integrated with Unity launcher.

The Dash for Unity

The Dash now has its own control window that allows you to easily categorize applications, files and folders.

Unity Filters

The search in Ubuntu can now be done by separating categories like music, applications, files, and that can be filtered according to the ranking of applications. The following image may be better appreciated.

Improved Power button

The power button is the button that usually turn off the pc. This has been greatly improved and now have options such as printers, USB devices, monitor options, system updates and applications to start.

New Alt+Tab

Changer was improved windows now has a style more to the MAC OS.


Thunderbird replaces Evolution now as a mail client. By default will come installed the new Mozilla Thunderbird 7.


The new firefox 7 browser will default on ubuntu 11.10

Deja Dup Backup

Deja Dup be the default application to make backups on ubuntu 11.10


Finally, the office suite, which will take Ubuntu 11.10 will be LibreOffice 3.4

VLC Media Player Now Available in Pre-Alpha for Android

For the longest time we have been enjoying this great media player on PC, Mac and Linux alike. A road player that plays almost every format possible and that is certainly very popular. So far in Android, we could not taste it in terms.

At best we have had applications to control the playback of our VLC from your mobile phone to your PC. But from there to an official release there was nothing else. Neither had a definitive version for iPhones. But friends, today we finally have a glimmer of hope because VLC Media Player is now much closer, so that you can now download a version that, while not the final, We are on track.

As mentioned, is a Pre-Alpha version, so depending on you mobile version, it may even not work directly. It is also more than likely to have bugs and cause some FC's. This is normal in the case of an unstable version. Remember that is in evidence yet, and is unstable.

But it is certainly great news for those who have this great application as the first option when playing multimedia content.

You can download the application from the links below you pass, but first you must know what type of processor loads your mobile as they observe that there are two versions: NEON, NONEON. To find out what type of processor you have you must do the following:

  • Use any file manager with root access (Root Explorer or File Manager IS for example) and browse to the /proc
  • Locate and open the file in an HTML viewer cpuinfo (open with your browser).
  • You'll be seeing information about your processor. Neon Look for the word there.
  • If you find the word NEON, low NEON version, if not low, the NO-NEON.?
Download VLC Media Player (NO-NEON Version)

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How to install XFCE on Arch Linux

Increasingly popular Xfce is used by many users for its feature requires few resources, but assuring an environment full desktop and customizable.
With the arrival of the new Gnome Shell and Unity are many users who have discovered this fantastic desktop environment including these Linus Torvalds, And above all eyes are also the imminent release of new version 4.9.0 scheduled for early 2012.
In this article we will see how to install Xfce on Arch Linux and configure it to best to handle all of its capabilities, I noted that the guide based on my installation Xfce on Arch Linux and what I have posted are just recommendations, then each user (as you well know) can customize at will its distribution.

So here's how to install Xfce on Arch Linux.

First you must install the Base System which contains only the packages necessary to complete the installation with our desktop environment to do so would recommend anyone to This guide is we have achieved in recent months,

Once installed Base Arch Linux System we connect to the internet and restarted, in accordance with the type of connection to connect to the configuration is different for example if we connect to WiFi we can follow this guide ,From 3G mobile dongle or we can even complete the installation using a livecd.

Once connected we can use the various virtual consoles, it will have 6 to switch between them just go with ALT+F1 For the first console ALT+F2 for the second and so on until you come to ALT+F6.

We check to be connected, giving a simple
ping -c 3
if we have the answer we are connected we will update your packages to do just give a simple
pacman -Syu
If by mistake mean that we did not set the mirrors to do this we type
nano /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
and remove the # on the servers that we want to download the packages (in Italy we find Garr) save and try again to update

can also happen that the first time give us only a few packages to try again to upgrade to pacman -Syu and you will see that we have over 100 packages to update.

After the upgrade reboot.

On restart install Alsa To open it type
pacman -S alsa-utils
at the end to do this just type configuriamolo
after the configuration we can adjust the levels to do this we type
Now install Xorg to do this just type
pacman -Syu xorg-server  xorg-xinit
Now restart the board of

At this point we can install the graphics driver I have always installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers and then do not know of any problems with ATI drivers, or open them to install, simply consult the Wiki Ati and Nouveau instead to install the drivers Nvidia just type
pacman -Syu nvidia
Once installation is complete enough to give a simple
and will be automatically configured

Now we create our own account as a user to do this by typing
Simply enter the username password etc. taking care to groups I usually inherent in the Additional groups
audio,lp,optical,storage,video,wheel,games,power,scanner, network
I recommend that as written with a comma

After reboot

When you restart it is time to install Xfce

To install Xfce Base
pacman -S xfce4
Alternatively we can install the specific packages for Xfce to do so type:
pacman -S xfwm4 xfce4-panel xfdesktop thunar xfce4-session xfce4-settings xfce4-appfinder xfce-utils xfconf
And now we install our plugin to the panel:
pacman -S $(pacman -Sgq xfce4-goodies | egrep -v xfce4-xfapplet-plugin)
To install Network Manager useful to manage our connections to do this by typing
pacman -S networkmanager  network-manager-applet xfce4-notifyd hicolor-icon-theme gnome-icon-theme gnome-keyring usb_modeswitch
we put the demons to do this by typing
nano /etc/rc.conf
go to DAEMONS (last row) and add and replace network with networkmanager dbus for example

DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus networkmanager crond .. etc. ..) and save

hours do not create the file xinitrc useful to run our desktop environment for loggiamoci as a user (we can do this by starting a new virtual console as ALT+F5 or other) and type
nano ~/.xinitrc
attention: "~" or tilde is created with Ctrl+Shift+Del or with AltGr + I or AltGr + 0
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session startxfce4
and save

Now we can reboot and start Xfce

loggiamoci to restart as user and type
If everything is correct we will have our Xfce on Arch Linux

hour council Desktop Manager to install a which allows us to log in and run our desktop environment in graphical mode and not text, we have different views but the DE available "lightness" of the distribution you should use a Lightweight Desktop Manager as Slim or lightDM even if my advice falls on GDM which in my case was the one that gave me less problems also installing GDM (Strange but true) will correct even the Thunar problem which does not recognize other partitions.

To install Gdm
pacman -S gdm
If we want to install Slim
pacman -S slim
To install lightDM
pacman -S lightdm
Now we can turn it on or adding to rc.conf daemon or via inittab

To add the daemon in rc.conf just type
nano /etc/rc.conf
and add in DAEMONS gdm or slim or lightdm

save and reboot.

Now add Yaourt an enhanced version of pacman made by the community that allows us to install any application in the repository AUR.

In the years that I use Linux I have tested and used many distributions with Xfce by Xubuntu ,Debian, Fedora, Mandriva etc. but in my personal opinion Arch with Xfce is the best.

This is all if you have trouble reports, etc. do not hesitate to report commenting on this article

How to unlock the Samsung Galaxy S 2

Previously I commented as to reset, delete and format data Samsung Galaxy S 2 ,The most popular mobile these days, no doubt.

Well, if you have a motive for these and are thinking of releasing it for use with any company, can do very easily with an application called Galaxy S2 SIM Unlock.

First of all, it is clear that in order to release the phone by this method, you must have root access, you can not do otherwise. Once you have root access, install the application named above, and hit "SIM unlock code".

This will throw a code, which you will enter when you enter the SIM of an operator than the one you use, with this you will have your Samsung Galaxy S 2 released and ready for use with any operator.

Galaxy S2 SIM Unlock on Market

The new Secure Boot of Windows 8 allows you to install Linux

In recent post we have spoken the announcement by Microsoft to use on PCs Windows 8 Certified Certificates must respect the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) so having to replace the BIOS with a special boot loader which will not allow us to install Linux.

The news has been very angry users Linux finding it impossible to be able to install the operating system so loved on a new PC with Windows 8.

Apparently it does seem rather Linux can be installed even if PC certified Windows 8 Certified.

In fact, if our PC will have the new system Secure Boot of Windows 8 we can still unlock it to be able to install our Linux Operating System knowing that if we use Windows risk undermining the stability of the system.

In fact, as indicated by many users Microsoft could hardly make a system limiting the use only of the operating system since it most likely would have been subject to "censorship" by the antitrust commission.

Linux then we can even install it on any PC even better, whether alone or with other Linux distributions.

Computers with Windows 8 may not run Linux (at first)

I would even quote a passage, which is most relevant to what I tell you today.
(...) EFI will verify the signature of the PC components. If there is any virus compomente as a memory USB or MicroSD, Windows 8 will not boot, protecting the user from threats.
Now I propose a little exercise. And in case you want to boot the computer using a charger is not signed, as is the current GRUB2? I'm not the first thing it asks, and someone showed up here put it. Indeed, the machine will not boot. The new method of starting Windows, which debuted in Windows 8, can be a double edged sword. And even Microsoft further benefit.

By not allowing startups 'unofficial' Microsoft may be prohibited, covert or indirectly, the entrance to the different distributions of Linux on computers that come preinstalled with Windows 8. Because, although we have plenty of boot managers, none of them is signed and, therefore, none of the firmware that have the UEFI equipment that will come with Windows 8 allow execution.

Although I would take some of conspiranoia off the matter: progress was necessary for Microsoft and Windows and, in fact, major internal changes of the new operating system from Redmond (pass BIOS to EFI is a real step forward). And I sincerely doubt you have done to get rid of non-threat that Linux distributions are. Remains to be seen if the manufacturers, which are those that ultimately execute the operating system in question, given the option to use BIOS or use another boot loader even without being digitally signed.

Just remains to be seen which is the step that, given the huge developer community that exists, is given to facilitate the installation of any Linux distribution in this type of machine. For sure it will eventually find a way to do it, but go through some kind of jailbreak.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Beta 2 Available

Is now available Beta 2 of what will be the next version of Ubuntu (11.10) called oneiric Ocelot.

You can see the main news and features this link.
Always clear that it is a development version for testing and not recommended for systems that require stability, I leave the links to the different isos:

Gmail is down ... and is back

Gmail suffered an interruption in service for several minutes, something that quickly reflected on Twitter ,Where frustrated users turned to express their discomfort with the disappearance of the service.

The problem does not seem to have affected all users, but a significant percentage of different parts of the world as can be seen in the microblogging social network.

After about 30 minutes of instability, Google said in the service status site "The problem with Google Mail should be resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and continued support. "

At least the break was short and we fail to despair too much (it?).

Link: Gmail

9 applications that come preinstalled on Ubuntu that you would like to have

Since version 11.04 The software center in ubuntu comes with a nice feature is the rating of applications. Users can vote what are the applications that best meet your needs. This list is the best 9 in the rating but does not come preinstalled in ubuntu.

Chromium Browser. The browser in which Google Chrome was based. It is basically the same The 2 are available for Linux users prefer Ubuntu but chromium.

Gimp. This application came before the default when performing ubuntu installation. Then removed to make room. It is one of the best image editor for Linux.

VLC Media Player. A multimedia player that we could say it's better for both Linux and Windows. Supports many formats of audio, video, dvd, etc, with its large collection of codecs.

Audacity. An application to edit audio tracks. Surprised by its ease of use and its many functions.

Inkscape. It is a graphical editor for designers focused on the design vector.

OpenShot. The best and easiest to use video editor on Linux.

Rhytmthbox. This was the default music player on ubuntu and then was replaced by Banshee. But there are still many users who prefer this player.

Calibre. It is an administrator and organizer for electronic books.

Pidgin. It also came before in Ubuntu by default but was replaced. Still remains the preferred courier for all Linux users, not just the ubunteros.

Install KDE SC in ArchLinux [Tutorial]

Have you installed the Base System ArchLinux and Basic graphical environment? Perfect! You can install the desktop environment Of your choice. In this tutorial, install KDE SC step by step.

Step 1: Choose between groups or Meta Packages
First of all, it is important to know that the source code KDE SC is organized into different categories called modules (Hence the "SC” = software compilation), Which in turn include one or more applications KDE. In ArchLinux, You can install each module in two ways: using groups or meta packages. There is a group (and a meta package) for each module KDE SC.

Which method to choose? Depends on user preferences:
  • By using Package Group, You can uninstall a package that belongs to any group, without affecting the other packages members of the group. On the other hand, if a future version of KDE SC some group includes a new package, it will not be included automatically when you update the system.
  • By using meta packages not have this limitation (all new package is automatically included in their respective meta package), but the only way to uninstall a package that belongs to a meta package, first uninstall the meta package and then the package itself, this action does not uninstall the rest of the packets belonging to the meta package, but lose their main advantage, as the new packages would no longer be added to the meta package automatically.
If the above does not understand at first, do not worry! (Most of us go), re-read them until they clear the advantages and disadvantages of each method to choose the one that best suits your needs.

If you need more information on the subject, I invite you to read “KDE Packages“ in the wiki official ArchLinux.

Step 2: Installing KDE SC
As always, we must first update the current system:

sudo pacman -Syu
To install completely KDE SC:
  • If you chose to use Group Package
sudo pacman -S kde
  • If you chose to use meta packages
sudo pacman -S kde-meta
For a minimal install custom KDE SC:
  • If you chose to use Group Package
sudo pacman -S kdebase
Optionally you can add kdeaccessibility, kdeadmin, kdeartwork, kdeedu, kdegames, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdepim, kdeplasma-addons, kdesdk, kdetoys, kdeutils, kdewebdev and/or kde-wallpapers.

  • If you chose to use meta packages
sudo pacman -S kde-meta-kdebase
Optionally you can add kde-meta-kdeaccessibility, kde-meta-kdeadmin, kde-meta-kdeartwork, kde-meta-kdebase, kde-meta-kdeedu, kde-meta-kdegames, kde-meta-kdegraphics, kde-meta-kdemultimedia, kde-meta-kdenetwork, kde-meta-kdepim, kde-meta-kdeplasma-addons, kde-meta-kdesdk, kde-meta-kdetoys, kde-meta-kdeutils, kde-meta-kdewebdev and/or kde-wallpapers.

Indeed, during the installation (no matter the method of choice) that you will be prompted for the provider you want to use multimedia interface: phonon-gstreamer or phonon-vlc (Choose your personal preference).

Last but not least, to leave KDE SC:

sudo pacman -S kde-l10n
Step 3: Running KDE SC

Before running KDE ,The intercom system processes dbus must be running:
sudo rc.d start dbus
To start automatically at system startup, add dbus settlement DAEMONS in the configuration file /etc/rc.conf
DAEMONS=(... dbus ...)
To start KDE ,The preferred method is to use KDM (KDE Display Manager), For which we must edit the configuration file /etc/inittab and comment (add "#" at the beginning) the lines:
#x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/xdm -nodaemon
And uncomment (remove the "#" at the beginning) the lines:
x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/kdm -nodaemon
Restart the system
sudo reboot
and you will be KDE SC running under ArchLinux


How to block advertising in YouTube videos

Advertising on videos Youtube is the worst of all, very uncomfortable and nobody wants to see, the bad that Google does not give you the option to automatically hide, fortunately there is an extension for Chrome which allows you to block advertising videos on Youtube, further extension allows you to block messages in the videos and to select the quality you want to see video (HD video blocks) 

You can download the extension from Youtube Options for Google.

KDE SC 4.7 is now available for Windows

A few days ago that developers KDE for Windows announced availability of the latest version of the desktop and tools for that platform, so if you are a dependent of a deceased user's section that offers free environment and suffer silently in Windows, or just want to try the experience ...

You have to keep in mind that KDE SC 4.7 for Windows comes loaded with all benefits of the version ,But is not considered ready for production environments. Still, presents the following new features:

  • Support printing on Okular
  • Trial version of KDE PIM 4.6
  • Support for 64-bit executables
  • Support collection and reporting of errors
Installing KDE SC 4.7 is ready for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and install it as easy as download the executable. If you also need some help with the installation process, there is a visual guide and a more comprehensive as resources to follow.

Despite his probationary status, this release is interesting in that version 4.6 of the Windows desktop did not, but the project goes ahead and this is proof.

Adobe launches Flash Player 11.0 RC for Linux

The company offered the first beta of Flash Player 11 in July, and now get good news of this development we have a little queasy by the bad news too come from time to time- Because already have Flash Player 11.0 RC for Linux.

Besides giving support architecture x86_64 for 64 bit machines ,This new edition includes support the API Stage 3D to support Flash 3D, a new compression method for Internet telephony, or integrated H.264/AVC compression.

indicate that even hardware acceleration still somewhat in its infancy ,Because although it does support NVIDIA VDPAU and chips Broadcom Crystal HD still no support for VA-API.

You can download the latest version of this plugin and media player in the official project page on Adobe Labs.

Is the first public photo made ​​with an iPhone 5 and its 8 megapixel camera?

The news media is going through all the apple specialist at an alarming rate ... This is the first photo taken with the 8 megapixel camera of the new iPhone 5? And it seems to have been taken on the campus of Apple. More details and full picture on the inside.

This interesting and attractive picture, seems to have been taken by an iPhone 4. Or so you might think not to investigate their EXIF ​​data, which reveal that the image has been manipulated to appear to have been taken by an iPhone 4. Three points to consider in assessing this story and consider it as the first picture taken with an iPhone 5.

To expand and zoom the image click on it

within the file hosted this evocative photographic plate of sushi, the image has been cropped and reduced to the 2235×2291 pixel resolution (5.12 megapixels), when its original size was much greater, 3264x2448, or are thinking, 8 megapixel (As is supposed to be the resolution of the camera again iPhone 5).

If you remember a little, and do act of memory between the amount of buzz around the phone upside down (something difficult), it was speculated that the iPhone 5 camera, or whatever it is, the size of the lens would be slightly larger than the current iPhone 4. Well, the lens through which the picture has become an object reveals 4.3mm f/2.4 (The iPhone 4 is around 3.85mm).

Does the worker have done an Apple while eating in the workplace or in the cafeteria?

The iPad 3 will be thinner and lighter with the addition of a new battery

The iPad 3 premiere a new type of battery, lighter, small and thin, that will help the future of Apple tablet designed to look even smaller in terms of the current thickness. In addition, the new battery will allow you to have greater autonomy.

Apple continues its philosophy of "improving the unbeatable" and are beginning to emerge the first rumors about the pieces that could incorporate the new iPad 3, Substitute the current one. The last of these leaks, it could refer to the incorporation of a new type of battery, lighter fineThat would allow the Apple tablet could further reduce its size and enjoy a greater life span thanks to the extended duration of this new component.

The new batteries, manufacturing would cost slightly higher than the current iPhone 2 (Between 20% and 30%), But would offer a number of very interesting features for Apple, such as that greater autonomy and greater security in the face of failure or possible problems.

And not only that. The appearance of this news gives us the opportunity to speculate on two fronts. The first is that the iPhone 3 will enjoy a new proportions that could make thinner and lighter than its current generation. And the second front, the more interesting if anything, is that finally, the iPad 3 could include the desired screen retina of the features.

You think that choosing a battery with greater autonomy is fortuitous? We do not, and there is a very clear reason: screen retina. Remember that the screen resolution retina would double the current screen, and that for the iPad 3 may have sufficient mobility, without reverting to continue recharging or times of very limited use, would need quite a pack load higher than the current generation.

The production of this new type of battery, start in the first quarter of 2012. It seems that Apple is moving tab.

How to get Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 in 1 PC with 2 Hard Disks (HD)

Hello friendly people, I want to comment on a particular case I had, and as I found the solution I will share with you.

My case is this, my computer has two hard drives, one sata and one ide is my primary OS is Ubuntu 10.10, the HD IDE used as data, a workplace issue with a very specific software had to install the Windows 7 on the HD IDE.

Precautions taken:
1 - Before you install the win7 remove the HD SATA (500 GB), which is where the Ubuntu for the win do not ever touch that HD.
2 - Then install the HD IDE win7 in (80 GB), when completed, connect the two HD's.
3 - I choose the Bios to boot the HD is the HD SATA, which is where the Ubuntu 10.10

Once in Ubuntu, I have to do is modify the grub.cfg, which in my case is:
1 - Enter in the terminal

2 - It is always advisable to do a backup before modifying it, I pass the command
sudo cp -r /boot/grub/grub.cfg /boot/grub/grub.cfg.backup
3 - Now we will see these hard disk and formatting architecture.
sudo fdisk -l
this is the outcome in my particular case (SATA 500 GB - IDE 80 GB)

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads ,.....

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads .....

4 - To understand a little of how to manage the group the following table I show
# Linux Grub
# -------------------------
# /dev/fd0 (fd0)
# /dev/sda (hd0)
# /dev/sdb (hd1)
# /dev/sdb2 (hd1,2)
# /dev/sda3 (hd0,3)
4 - then edit the file, we can use the text editor you want, I pass two options
4.1 Commands -> sudo nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg (Not very difficult, if unattended, showing options apply ctrl+, example, to save the changes is ctrl+O)
4.2 graphic -> sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg (Graphical)

5 - Add the following codes

## Windows
menuentry "Windows 7 en /dev/sdb" {
set root=(hd1)
chainloader +1
6 - This should be added between:
### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ ${timeout} != -1 ]; then
if keystatus; then
if keystatus --shift; then
set timeout=-1
set timeout=0
if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
set timeout=0
## END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
7 - In this way, the entry of Windows 7 will be the end of the list if you want to add the entry for Windows 7 as the default, it is simple, move the code to the first part of the list of
### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, con Linux 2.6.32-33-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 53cc37bb-8b6f-4748-9c30-1dd1923b62b7
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=53cc37bb-8b6f-4748-9c30-1dd1923b62b7 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
ADD IT TO APPEAR ON HERE FOR 2nd place in the list of Bute

menuentry 'Ubuntu, con Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
5 - save the file, accept the amendment changes.
6 - Reboot the computer
7 - We have to ask the group to give us the option to choose, that's what we do:
Passing the BIOS boot, press leave ESC or SHIFT.


To understand a little more, I will explain the details of the code
## Windows
This is a comment within code
menuentry "Windows 7 en /dev/sdb" {
This is the title that appears in the list, I put it on dev/ ... to find out which hard drive is
set root=(hd1)
chainloader +1
Many do not understand this command, but it is important to indicate the hard drive and what is its partition, it is stating "(hd1, 0)", but in this case, I only tells the hard drive and no partition "(hd1)"
I put the format above.

hug and I hope will serve.

Nokia will launch the N9 in Mexico

The particular wheel of fortune Nokia still hanging around, and if not so long ago Kazakhstan was chosen as one of the few markets where it will go on sale N9 ,Now we learn that the terminal MeeGo come to Mexico. Curiously Nokia will launch the N9 in U.S. (Safe for someone to "run off" one in the car for a short visit across the border), but it is to guess what the next country to receive the flagship of Meegan has become a challenge, seeing such in Europe goes on sale in Switzerland and Sweden, but not in the UK or Germany. What the N9 is all a lottery, and this time Lady Luck has been brought to Mexico.

With that said, for now there is no price or release date, so waiting is all you can do aMeeGos Mexicans. The only thing mentioned is that the N9 Nokia will be released "very soon".

Note: Actually the news is already a few days, but with the madness of IFA we stayed in the drawer. Serve at least update for Nokia fans.

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Wireless Connection on Arch Linux - Here are some tips ...

One of the main features that make Arch Linux one of Top Linux distributions is the installation that allows us to install and above all create the distribution as we want.

In fact, once installed Base System Arch Linux we will install the desktop environment, xorg and alsa so everything is not in the installation CD, but we have to install it on the Internet by connecting and completing the installation.
Although for many new users is not recommended installation, this particular setup allows us to have inprimis when you first start distribution already updated and above all enables us to install what we want (Not with special applications and the desktop environment chosen by users or other developers).

The problem for many users is the Internet connection and to do so we use a text mode because we have not yet installed any desktop environment.
We have already discussed this problem in recent months by offering a guide for those who connect to the Internet "Famous" 3G keys ,or by using a livecd.
One of the most common connection method is definitely on WiFi which allows us to connect wirelessly to the Internet and in various areas of our home or business.

Connect with the Wifi on Arch Linux it is not difficult just follow a few simple steps and above know your network card and connection type and security key.

Firstly, you need Take care during installation to install the correct driver of our wifi card it is advisable to do so prior to the installation search the Arch Wiki to find the right drivers for our network card. It is also useful when installing choose to install base-devel applications that will allow us to install applications or drivers following from alternative sources. Also make sure you install the drivers and firmware in addition to the various tools needed to connect as wireless_tools, wpa_supplicant, Etc.

At this point we have to choose which tools to use to connectin this case refer to the Board of Arch Linux Wiki and print out the connection mode we want to use.

If you are not so here is a practical small script that will facilitate many steps, here's how.
Once installed Arch Linux base system just start a Linux livecd I use Parted Magic can also go more we connect to the Internet and download the script from this link.

Once downloaded, if our connection is different from wlan0 start it with a publisher of text and change wlan0 with ours.
At this point we just have to copy it to the partition where we installed Arch I usually save it in the folder /opt. Now close the livecd and boot Arch Linux.

If our connection is a WPA so you first need to create a passphrase to create us just type
wpa_passphrase nostrossid "nostrachiave"
where instead of nostrossid we add our ssid or the name of our WiFi connection for example AliceWifi, Fastweb etc. and password (or key) and press send, and let's save ourselves a piece of the code or pass phrase that will result with the previous command.
Now we put it on wpa_supplicant To open it type
nano /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
and insert as per example below
    psk=passphrase that you created earlier
where we replace nomeessid for example with our AliceWifi and etc. passphrase previously created

save and now we're ready to connect to do this just type:
cd /opt
chmod +x wifistart
If everything is correct we will have to be connected to our wifi and then complete the installation even along our dedicated guide.

If our connection is for example WPA2 or simply want to know in detail wpa_supplicant recommend to consult the WiKi dedicated on this page.
Alternatively, many users also use Netcfg in this page you will find more information about this tool to connect.

In case of connection problems I always recommend to consult the Arch Wiki easy to navigate and full of many solutions to our problems.

First features of Amazon Kindle with Android

For several months there has been talk of what will be the new tablet Amazon Kindle, Which has not been officially confirmed by the company, but apparently is now a reality.

People TechCrunch has had the opportunity to try one of these devices and has given us the first impressions of it, which surely disappointed more than one.

Apparently it is a mid-range device, with features very simple techniques, such as version Android 2.2 adapted to it, with an interface similar to Cover Flow used by Apple.

The Amazon Kindle will have a 7-inch multi-touch and a single-core processor, will come with 6GB of storage but with all the services integration with Amazon in the cloud.

Unfortunately there will Android Market, Only Amazon AppStore launched earlier this year. It is expected that the first model with WiFi to go on sale in November to 250$, then possibly launch a 3G version.

[Tip] Run webcam incompatible with Skype

Greetings: This trick is for those that Skype does not recognize the webcam although other programs function normally.

The first thing we do is download Skype from the official website. Once you installed, proceed to seek entry into the applications menu and modify some parameters.

Come to System>> Preferences>> Main Menu>> Internet>> We chose the Skype icon and right said properties. which says command ,Should be this way
sudo LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype
Note. If you add the launcher to Cairo dock is not necessary to put sudo before the command, perhaps someone with more knowledge can add that, from the menu, at least I will not let me start unless with sudo before ... But from Cairo dock doing great.
Change can be started from console each time, but be careful that if we close the console closes on Skype too;)

Finally, if you want to undo the change, go to where it says command again and leave it as it was.

Now you can put the 'global menu' as ever in GNOME Shell

One of the drawbacks that users put to GNOME Shell is the fact that the menu disappears from the global options that were deployed applications, but now we can recover the function in GNOME Shell.

Several developers are working one Gnome Global Menu version for GTK3 ,And indeed alpha versions are already available for download, So I can use it in GNOME Shell.

So far the new menu only works with GTK applications (both GTK2 as GTK3), but for example LibreOffice, Firefox or Qt tools do not work now, and in fact may be a problem with some GTK tools, such as Shutter.

You can find the installation process for GNOME Shell Global Menu, available for example for Arch Linux AUR but is also present for users of Ubuntu and Fedora. The procedure is a bit more cumbersome than usual, But it sure is simplified in later versions of the development.

Linux: Cut Audio files directly from a terminal

We have a song that we like and we want to insert it as a ringer on our phone, just that we want to start it only by the chorus and not the beginning of the song, how can we do?

Simply "Cutting" part of the song making it starts right from the chorus.

For cut an audio file We can use some applications or simply use a dedicated internet service (there are plenty on the net) just in case, you must first install the application and must be loaded in the second network or online service in our passage.

But we can cut any audio file simply by using our terminal with ease.

To do this we will use FFmpeg The famous and SSIM widely used software suite of applications to manage our audio and video files.
FFmpeg we use it very often (without even knowing it) by many applications, if not present in our distribution we can install with a simple:

For Ubuntu and Debian
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
For Fedora
yum install ffmpeg
Arch Linux
pacman -S ffmpeg
now we can cut our audio file to do this just type
ffmpeg -ss [cut startup time] -t [time of the end of the cut]-i fileaudio.mp3 -acodec copy song_name_cut.mp3
an example we want to cut the audio files LinuxTechCrunch.mp3 from the initial 40 seconds to 1 minute and 15 next to do this just start the terminal where the audio file and type:
ffmpeg -ss 00:00:40 -t 00:01:15 -i LinuxTechCrunch.mp3 -acodec copy LinuxTechCrunch_cut.mp3
at the end we will have 2 files the original and rename the new file as the command's very fast and with the same audio quality as the original file.

Android Widget for the countdown to Ubuntu 11.10

If you have an Android device and want to know how much you need to release the final version of Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” congratulations you're on.

As you can see in the screenshot, the widget comes in 2 colors (light and dark) and 2 measures (1 × 1 and 2 × 2).

The widget is in several languages, and you can download for free from the Android Market looking under the name of Ubuntu Countdown Widget.

download ubuntu countdown android widget


Sony Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player passes through our hands - IFA 2011

Although most of our attention have led the attractive tablet S and P, Sony has brought in his suitcase Berlin many other interesting gadgets, including the complete Mobile Entertainment Player fighting with all his strength to prove that the family Walkman can still give a lot of trouble. This player features a generous 4.3-inch screen that serves as a showcase for version 2.3 of Android (Gingerbread) and a tempting HDMI port, among other things, may transfer your games to your TV. If the cables are not your thing, and already have a panel of compatible DLNA home, sure, you can also share content wirelessly.

Despite being still in prototype stage, the player of the Japanese house has left us a very good impression, first by the clarity of your screen and second by the sleek design which combines a kind of velvety finish plastic with metal inlays. In spite of us met with much larger animal facilities IFA 2011, The 4.3 inches of screen make us tremendously in our hands; clear that this does not mean their use is so complicated.Like any good launch which prides itself in the Sony booth, the player is integrated into the system streaming audio of the house, Music Unlimited. As it is, an unfinished product, such crucial details as its release date or price range for which moves are at this point in the film a mystery, but neglects to walk there lurking.

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