Chrome OS Canary can now install Linux apps from .deb packages

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/linux-chromebook-generic-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-490164" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/linux-chromebook-generic-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Linux applications are usually distributed in one of two ways - through a software repository, or by downloading an installer package from a website. For example, <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/about/">the Steam download page</a> offers a .deb package for Linux users. Even though Linux app support on Chrome OS is improving rapidly, there has never been an obvious way to install .deb packages - until now.<span id="more-507988"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/linuxinstallerdebian1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-507999" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/linuxinstallerdebian1.png" alt="" width="1000" height="600" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>Opening a .deb file on Chrome OS Canary (<a href="https://chromeunboxed.com/news/chrome-os-linux-debian-packages-chromebook-crostini">source</a>)</em></p> <p>On most...

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Learn the most in-demand data skill with the ultimate SQL Bootcamp

SQL is the de facto database language used worldwide. It’s heavily involved in everything from web development, to mobile app design, to creating marketing strategies. It’s that versatile. Many top tech names who need to process Big Data use it, such as Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Flickr and YouTube. So as you can imagine, there are a […]

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Chrome Beta 69 adds support for notched phones, becomes a media player for Android Go, and more [APK Download]

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/chrome-notch-guy-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-507977" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/chrome-notch-guy-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/25/chrome-68-marks-http-pages-not-secure-finally-blocks-redirecting-ads-apk-download/">Chrome 68 hit stable two weeks ago</a> with plenty of important changes, like marking HTTP pages as not secure. It took a little longer than normal, but Chrome 69 has now graduated to beta status. Everyone's favorite web browser has finally reached <a href="https://twitter.com/realjimmyhere/status/951322604052267008">the sex number</a>.</p> <p>Going back on topic, this release has the usual mix of interface updates and new developer features. Without further ado, let's get into it.</p> <h2>Display cutout support</h2> <p>When Apple released the iPhone X last year, the company also introduced some Safari-specific CSS attributes to help...

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PSA: Security flaws exposed partial addresses & social security numbers of 26M Comcast users

Comcast Xfinity customers are the latest to be affected by lax online security. According to a report from BuzzFeed News, more than 26.5 million customers had their partial home addresses and social security numbers exposed… Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip Security researcher Ryan Stevenson first uncovered the security flaws. These vulnerabilities were in Comcast’s online customer […]

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Google Photos v3.26 prepares for editing VR images, enables captions in photo books, and adds more suggestions [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/photos.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-507902" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/photos.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Google is rolling out plenty of updates today, including a new version of Photos. This update probably won't change much for most users, but if you're preparing a photo book, you'll now have the option to add captions to your shots. A teardown also reveals plans to support editing of stereoscopic images and there are a couple new types of suggestions that may pop up on some of your photos.</p> <p><span id="more-507900"></span></p> <h2>What's New</h2> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <p>Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)</p> <ul><li>Photo books now support captions</li> </ul><p></p></div></div> <h3>Captions in...

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iPhone supplier reports big ramp in Face ID component orders ahead of new iPhones & iPads

One of Apple’s key suppliers reported earnings today, showing an uptick in its augmented reality and 3D-sensing business. Lumentum Holdings serves as Apple’s primary supplier of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser components, or VCSEL. This component is what’s used in the iPhone’s front-facing camera for its Face ID and Animoji technology… Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip In its […]

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Hands-on with Facebook’s unreleased dating features on iOS

Facebook announced its new dating service at F8 earlier this year. Codenamed “Gemstone”, the project is supposed to be a competitor to other dating services such as Tinder and Match, with one major advantage: it’s going to be a feature inside the main Facebook app. While the app is still in beta, and meant for Facebook […]

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Google Contacts 3.0 brings Material Theme redesign to Android [Gallery]

The latest update for Google Contacts is rolling out today with a Material Theme for the Android client. The app’s underlying organization is unchanged with the redesign, but various new elements like Google Sans and white backgrounds are now in use. Nintendo Switch Upon updating, users are greeted with a centered “Contacts” title in the […]

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