We all know there is campaign going on for the first SuperPhone of the world known as Ubuntu Edge. Every open source enthusiast is excited about it and want to track everyday's funding. As we know canonical has already set a whopping goal of $32,000,000. It is my one of the everyday's task to open the campaigning site and check the fund progress. So, after a bit search i have found out a way to track the funding status without opening any website.

You just have to execute below mentioned 3 commands:-

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cwayne18/ubuntu-edge-indicator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-edge-indicator


After the above mentioned commands got completed.Open your terminal
and execute the below mentioned command:


You will be able to see an icon in the right corner:


The most amazing thing of this app indicator is the projected funding.We can easily guess whether this is going to be successful or not !!

We all use web browsers mainly to get the answers of our query in a quick time.But do you know we can also use it to play some very popular games and that too without any installation?? The very popular web browser Chrome offers an app store from where you can easily add any application to your web browser.It is just like downloading an app from google play store to run on your android phone.Today, i will cover some of the very popular games present in this app store...


You can grab every game here: Chrome Game App Store

 Cut The Rope:

 Description:
Cut the Rope, catch a star, and feed Om Nom candy in this award-winning game!
A mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request ... CANDY! Collect gold stars, discover hidden prizes and unlock exciting new levels in this addictively fun, physics-based game!
 Key features:
 - Innovative physics gameplay
- Adorable character
- Outstanding graphics
 Game awards:
Apple Design Award
BAFTA Award
Pocket Gamer Award
GDC Award
Best App Ever Award

Screenshot:


Cracking Sands Racing:

Description:
In a world ravaged by global warfare, small pockets of survivors scratch out a meagre existence, living off the remains of a ...
In a world ravaged by global warfare, small pockets of survivors scratch out a meagre existence, living off the remains of a shattered civilization. Society has been reduced to a tribal state, where rank and social standing is based on one thing and one thing only: death races!

Cracking Sands is an action-packed racer featuring a band of merry lunatics driving small vehicles fitted with big guns. Your trigger finger will be tested just as much as your straight racing skills. Like the saying goes: if you can't go around something (or someone), you go through them instead.
Screenshot:


Run Pixie Run:

Description:
Run Pixie, RUN! Speed ​​through the lush jungle snagging as many pickups as you can along the way.
Run Pixie, Run!

And don't ask why either! Just run because ... reasons! Speed ​​through the lush jungle snagging as many pickups as you can along the way.

It's classic high-score, high-octane endless-runner action all the way!

Powered by the Pixi.js framework with webGL hardware acceleration, Run Pixie Run is built for Chrome!
Screenshot:


Shoot Many Robots: Arena Kings

Description:
Wear underpants. Shoot friends. Steal crowns. Flush them in a teleporting toilet. The Saltynuts brewery will never be the same.
Shoot Many Robots: Arena Kings takes all of the robot-demolishing action you loved in the original, removes the robots, replaces them with friends, keeps the guns, adds some toilets, stirs it all up in a gravy boat and dumps the magical results into a brewery.
 Features:
* Four player real time player v. player!
* Guns!
* Underwear!
* Robots (in the title)!
* Toilets! 
Screenshot:


Tank Riders:

Description:
WANTED: Able-bodied recruits to fill a number of sudden ... vacancies in the 153rd tiny tank battalion. Only the finest, bravest and buffest need apply. In return, we offer all the honour and glory you can eat, and a tiny, little tank of your very own.

Join the fray in Tank Riders, a 3D tank battle game, which combines vibrant, colourful graphics, fast-paced action and exploration to create a package that will charm everyone - from hard core gamers to wet-eared newbies.

Attack hordes of oncoming baddies with an arsenal of cannons, missiles and mortars!
Bounce shots off walls to hit lurking enemies before they have a chance to attack!
Blast through walls and charge ahead, or find hidden paths to sneak up on enemies unawares!

A challenging single-player campaign and the ability to face off against friends and foes in frenzied multiplayer battles ensures an experience that will stay fresh and fun for a long time!
Screenshot:


Enjoy!!
Canonical has already explained everything on their campaigning site. I just want to highlight why Canonical is taking this step...

Why set such a high funding goal?
It’s all about scale. To offer the final product at a competitive price we need to produce enough volume to bring the unit costs down. At the same time, we want to be selecting parts that are not yet proven for multi-million-unit production. This is the balance we found. A lower funding target might seem more likely to succeed, but the individual perk amounts would have to be significantly higher. We believe this funding target and these perk levels give us the best chance of success.

What if you fail to reach the funding target?

We appreciate every bit of support we receive during the 30 days, and every backer will be welcomed into the Ubuntu community. If we don’t reach our target then we will focus only on commercially available handsets and there will not be an Ubuntu Edge.
Will this Super-Phone be available in INDIA?

 I hope so as you can read here...
It works in all countries that provide GSM/3G/LTE-based network services. It will also support the two LTE standards to provide 4G mobile broadband connectivity around the world (subject to network availability and data fees). Before launch we will conduct interoperability testing with networks in Europe, the US, South America, China, India, the Middle East and Africa. This is a normal step in the process of developing a mobile device.
Why this is not just a Smart-Phone but a Super-Phone?
Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android
          Most Smart Phones are having just one Operating System (Andorid, IOS etc...)
Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked
          The most astonishing feature of this phone, with this feature you can make and             receive calls while you work.
Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
         128GB storage and fastest processor. Do i need to say anything ? 
4.5in 1,280 x 720 HD sapphire crystal display
           You need a diamond to put a scratch on this screen!!
Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery
 Available Perk for contribution:
  • $20 founder
  • $625 Ubuntu Edge
  • $675 Ubuntu Edge
  • $725 Ubuntu Edge
  • $830 Ubuntu Edge
  • $10,000 One of a Kind
  • $80,000 Enterprise 100 Bundle
        
Please find more details here : Ubuntu Edge Demystified





We often face a problem after launching an application from terminal. The problem is to keep alive that application !! When we close that terminal, the application also gets closed. So, in this tutorial i will share a tip to keep running any application even after closing the terminal.

I have already made a video tutorial of this post. Grab it here.

Steps:

Let's say we launch an application 'lingot- A guitar tuner app'.
Please find more guitar tuner app for Ubuntu here.

But wait, You have to add & after the application name.



 This will force the application to run in a background.

After this, just write the below mentioned command.

 Hit Enter.

Now close your terminal.

Congo ! Your application is still running.



Thanks to one of the post at AskUbuntu....

This is quite simple and interesting way of minimizing the terminal window. This is just like running a terminal command.So, let us see how it works -

First of all , just look for a tool - xdotool

You can check whether this tool is  installed or not, by following below mentioned screenshot-


Once you get sure of the installation status, just run normal installation command to install this software-


Xdotool offers a lot of options:
Available commands:
  getactivewindow
  getwindowfocus
  getwindowname
  getwindowpid
  getwindowgeometry
  getdisplaygeometry
  search
  selectwindow
  help
  version
  behave
  behave_screen_edge
  click
  getmouselocation
  key
  keydown
  keyup
  mousedown
  mousemove
  mousemove_relative
  etc...............
Now, you have two options to minimize your terminal window-

Option 1:

Type this command in terminal window:

xdotool windowminimize $(xdotool getactivewindow)


Option 2:

Type the below mentioned commands in terminal window:

xdotool getactivewindow

xdotool windowminimize (output of first command)


 Hit enter and see magic !!
This is what official mPassport Seva Press Release says:
The Ministry of External Affairs, with a view to provide mobile enablement of public services, has launched a Mobile Application ‘mPassport Seva’ to offer a wide variety of services to smartphone users such as Passport Application status tracking, locating the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and general information on various steps involved in obtaining a Passport. This will further enhance the citizen experience and help people in getting anytime anywhere information on basic Passport-related procedures and services. mPassport Seva has been made available first on the android platform. The latest version of the application could be downloaded from Passport Seva Portal www.passportindia.gov.in .
How to install?:
(Please perform below mentioned steps with your android device)
Go to home page : Passport Seva
Click on the mPassport Seva App Download link as shown in the below mentioned screenshot:


 Download the mPassport Seva App.
 The below mentioned screen will only be visible if you are accessing this site with your android cell.




Just click the 'Download ' button.


Once the download is complete , just install this .apk file in your android cell.


Once the installation is done , just launch this app and you will be greeted with below mentioned screen.

 General Information:

 Locate Centers:
 Different options available based on your requirements.

 Fee Calculator:
 You can see here how much you will be charged to apply for new passports or to reissue your old passport.

 Application Status:
You can track the status of your application here.




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