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NewPipe, Open Source Alternative YouTube app

If playing YouTube videos in the background is one feature you want on your Android phone, then NewPipe is the app for you. It gives you the capability of not only doing this, but downloading the videos directly from your phone in video or music format. Cool, huh? What is NewPipe? “NewPipe does not use…

Jim Zemlin, Head of The Linux Foundation, Friend or Foe? Uses Mac OS X

In the Linux world, Jim Zemlin is a huge public figure, so when I read that he uses Mac OS X, I thought to myself “what a disgrace. It’s like Tim Cook using an Android device as his primary or only smartphone. And using one when presenting at a Keynote.” My thought is that if…

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uBlock Origin: Open Source Alternative To Adblock Plus

These days, blocking ads is almost a necessity when browsing most of the web. With all the malware and spyware going around, and with targeted advertising, who can afford not to block ads on certain websites, right? Well, if you’re like us here at TechRage, or most people in general, then you probably use an…

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Ubuntu Make, get latest developer tools like Android Studio, Visual Studio code and more.

Ubuntu Make is a project developed and maintained by Canonical that focuses on delivering not only the latest versions of development software like Android Studio, but also stability tested packages before sent upstream. So this is basically your convenient all in one source for most development software, nice.

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Google Play Music Desktop Player, your customizable Linux app.

“Google Play Music Desktop Player” is an open-source application built with Electron and it’s available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Having said that, I’d like to add that it’s also very highly customizable version of the official Google Play Music web-app, which of course isn’t.

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Why I Love Open-Source Software & Why You Should, Too

When you hear the term “open-source”, what do you think about? Nerds wearing glasses, coding away on their computers? A giant Windows PC? (You’re probably right about the first part). I was 13 when I installed my first Linux-based operating system and learned how to code. I was baffled by the nature of Linux and…