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Articles tagged with: open-source

Program Your Camera To Shoot With A Clap

If you’re obsessed with your cameras, or even if you’re just an amateur photographer, there’s a new kickstarter project called Triggertrap. As of now, it’s a small box concept, but it will be able to modify the way you take photos.

One technical way of modifying the way your camera takes photos is by having your camera triggered by a laser beam. When the beam is broken, the camera snaps. A more user-friendly way of modifying your shooting habits?

AVG Claims Android Is #1 Target For Malware

AVG has recently published it’s Community Powered Threat Report for Q1, 2011 and has determined increased risk towards Android users. The reason the Android operating system is more at risk than other mobile operating systems is due in part to the open-source aspect of the OS. Compared to Apple’s iOS, Android users can install software outside of the Android Market store, which makes it a prime target to infect.

AVG claims in it’s report that its Mobilation for Android software has helped prevent users from downloading over 10,000 infected apps, each day. The company noted also an increase in spam and phishing attacks aimed at smartphone users, in particular, Android users.

The New And Improved VLC Player For OS X

The open-source non-profit organization, VideoLAN has updated their code for VLC Media Player 1.1.8. The biggest feature of this new version is the cosmetic change to look better suited for the Mac OS X operating system. For those who aren’t familiar with VideoLAN, VLC player is their most well known product for being able to play a large variety of media files (ones that cannot be played by more common software applications like Windows Media Player.) This new flavor of the VLC player comes strapped with codec updates, language updates, and new encoder packages. The great thing about VLC player as I previously mentioned, is that it contains so many built-in codecs that allow…