Snaps & automatic updates prove popular with email client, Mailspring

By Sarah Dickinson on 5 December 2017

In the latest interview with a snap developer, we spoke to Ben Gotow who is the lead maintainer of Mailspring, a free, modern email client for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Originally started and open-sourced by Nylas in California, Ben took…

Internet of Things

Building a future-proofed IoT consumer device with brand stores

By Sarah Dickinson on 20 November 2017

When building or deploying any IoT device either in remote locations or consumer’s homes, it is now essential for manufacturers to consider and review how their devices can be future-proofed once it leaves their warehouses – such as…

Internet of Things

Discovering snaps with .NET and Microsoft

By Sarah Dickinson on 8 November 2017

.NET Core, run by the .NET Foundation and Microsoft, is a free, cross-platform platform that supports building and running the next generation of web services, microservices and apps. By its very nature, it is an open source platform which…

Internet of Things

Launching Fingbox: from idea to distribution in under a year

By Sarah Dickinson on 2 November 2017

If you’re using a network security and scanning tool at home then there is a strong chance you have adopted Fing – the free network scanner for iOS and Android with over 25 million downloads. Following the success of their app, the…


Latest and greatest versions of GNOME apps on YOUR desktop!

By Ken VanDine on 24 October 2017

Want to run the latest GNOME applications on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 17.10? Actually, not just Ubuntu, many other distributions such as Fedora, Linux Mint and Debian that support snap. We have now packaged a pretty extensive list of the…


elementary on why snaps are right for their Linux distro

By Sarah Dickinson on 11 October 2017

elementary is the company behind the elementary OS Linux distribution and the associated app store. Celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, elementary began in 2007 with their first release in 2011. They are currently on their 4th…


Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop Default Application Survey

By Dustin Kirkland on 21 July 2017

Back in March, we asked the HackerNews community, “What do you want to see in Ubuntu 17.10?”: <br…

Cloud and server

OpenStack in a Snap

By Corey Bryant on 6 July 2017

OpenStack is complex and many OpenStack community members are working hard to make the deployment and operation of OpenStack easier. Much of this time is focused on tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Kolla, Juju, Triple-O, Chef (to name a…

Canonical announcements

Canonical supports Ubuntu Core on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3

By Canonical on 27 June 2017

London UK, 27th June 2017: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announces that its IoT OS, Ubuntu Core, is available on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 – the general-purpose compute product from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.…

Internet of Things

Amazon Greengrass launches as a snap on Ubuntu

By Canonical on 13 June 2017

Last week, Amazon launched Greengrass, their new IoT platform allowing developers to create intelligent edge software. Amazon is collaborating with a variety of manufacturers to make Greengrass available on as many devices as possible from…

Internet of Things

The Turtlebot 3 has launched

By Kyle Fazzari on 31 May 2017

If you’re familiar with ROS (Robot Operating System), chances are you’re also familiar with the Turtlebot. The first version of the Turtlebot was created back in 2010 to serve as an inexpensive platform for learning ROS. This…

Internet of Things

Ubuntu ranked as 2nd most used IoT OS by Eclipse Foundation survey

By Sarah Dickinson on 17 May 2017

Last week we posted a blog on programming languages following the Eclipse Foundation 2017 IoT survey results. This week we look at the findings from a business perspective which highlight a number of IoT trends emerging from the wide…