Oct 31, 2013

Football Manager 2014 Released, Available For Linux

Football Manager 2014 has been released on Steam and, as it was announced a while back, is available for Linux:

"Play on Linux for the first time, plus the inclusion of ‘cloud-save’ technology which means that managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world. FM14 also includes integration with Steam Workshop making it easy for managers to create and share customized FM content such as photo/logo packs, new and custom competitions and tailor-made challenges using the new Challenge Editor."

Football Manager is a popular football (soccer) management simulation game series developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega that started back in 1992, under the "Championship Manager" name.

Here are a few Football Manager 2014 (running in Ubuntu) screenshots:

The game, released as a beta a couple of weeks ago, is already the 4th most popular game on Steam.

The main features of the game are its player database and match engine - they are so realistic that Football Manager has even been recognized by real-life football clubs as a source for scouting players, being considered by many as more than just a game. According to Wikipedia, Everton FC signed a deal with Sports Interactive allowing them to use the game's database to scout players and opposition.

Football Manager 2014 Linux system requirements:

  • CPU: 1,8Ghz+

  • Memory: 1GB RAM

  • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 7300 GT, AMD Radeon HD 2400 Pro, Intel HD 3000/4000: 128MB VRAM

  • 3GB of HDD available space

Below you can watch a Football Manager 2014 gameplay video created by Softpedia:

(direct video link)

Buy Football Manager 2014 via Steam or its website (49,99€ / $49,99 / £34.99) or download the demo.

via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/webupd8/~3/RWU03XWrywY/football-manager-2014-released.html

An Easy Way to Download APK Files from Google Play

Android apps and games are packed as APK files. Learn how to easily download any APK file from the Google Play Store.

This story, An Easy Way to Download APK Files from Google Play, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 30/10/2013 under Android, Internet

via Digital Inspiration Technology Blog http://www.labnol.org/internet/download-apk-from-google-play/28303/

Oct 30, 2013

The 15 Most Useful Email Addresses That You Should Save in your Address Book

Most popular websites offer an email interface allowing you to post content on to that site from basic mobile phones that don't have apps or even a web browser.

This story, The 15 Most Useful Email Addresses That You Should Save in your Address Book, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 30/10/2013 under Email, Internet

via Digital Inspiration Technology Blog http://www.labnol.org/internet/most-useful-email-addresses/1660/

Oct 28, 2013

Get The Ubuntu One Nautilus Integration Back In Ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu 13.10, there's no Nautilus integration for Ubuntu One because the package containing the Nautilus extension was removed.

Some of that functionality is integrated with the Sync Menu, but not all: currently, there is no way of knowing if a file is currently in sync with Ubuntu One. Also, some users might prefer to right click a file in Nautilus to share it / get a share link, instead of opening the main Ubuntu One interface. Read on to find out how to get this back in Ubuntu 13.10.

Note: If you've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 instead of doing a clean install, the Ubuntu One Nautilus extension should be installed on your system. This change affects new Ubuntu installations only.

If you want to get the Ubuntu One Nautilus integration back in Ubuntu 13.10, you must install two deb packages from Ubuntu 13.04:


mkdir /tmp/ubuntuone
wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntuone-client-gnome/4.2.0-0ubuntu1/+build/4405130/+files/ubuntuone-client-gnome_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb -O /tmp/ubuntuone/ubuntuone-client-gnome_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntuone-client/4.2.0-0ubuntu1/+build/4405193/+files/libsyncdaemon-1.0-1_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb -O /tmp/ubuntuone/libsyncdaemon-1.0-1_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/ubuntuone/*.deb


mkdir /tmp/ubuntuone
wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntuone-client-gnome/4.2.0-0ubuntu1/+build/4405128/+files/ubuntuone-client-gnome_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb -O /tmp/ubuntuone/ubuntuone-client-gnome_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntuone-client/4.2.0-0ubuntu1/+build/4405191/+files/libsyncdaemon-1.0-1_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb -O /tmp/ubuntuone/libsyncdaemon-1.0-1_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/ubuntuone/*.deb

Then, restart Nautilus:

nautilus -q

And you should be able to see the sync status in Nautilus for all the files in your Ubuntu One folder. You can also share a file via the Nautilus context menu, etc.

Thanks to Shaun P @ LP: #1232053

via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/webupd8/~3/pDczVhS1xqo/get-ubuntu-one-nautilus-integration.html

Oct 26, 2013

How to Copy Someone Else’s YouTube Playlists

Learn how to copy any existing YouTube playlist, which may or may not be owned by you, into your own YouTube account.

This story, How to Copy Someone Else’s YouTube Playlists, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 26/10/2013 under YouTube, Internet

via Digital Inspiration Technology Blog http://www.labnol.org/internet/copy-youtube-playlists/18483/

Oct 25, 2013

Edit Samsung TV Channel List With SamToolBox

I recently needed a tool to edit a Samsung TV channel list and I've tried a few tools but all were pretty buggy. I ended up using an application called SamToolBox which, even though it is a bit buggy and not very intuitive, gets the job done.

SamToolBox is available for Linux and Windows and it should work with all Samsung TVs that support extracting the channel list.

To be able to edit the channel list of a Samsung TV, use an USB stick to export the channel list from the TV (Channels > Transfer Channel List > Export to USB). Then, on your computer, open the exported .scm file in SamToolBox.

In SamToolBox, you'll find the channel list (if you're using cable) under "map-CableD" so double click it and a new tab should be displayed with all the available TV channels.

If you want to re-order the channel list, use cut/copy/paste, Ctrl + W to swap two channels or increase channel number using Ctrl + + and decrease the channel number using Ctrl + -.

I'm telling you this because at first I tried to change the channel number (first column) and that doesn't work as I thought it would: when using a number that's already assigned to another channel, that channel is removed instead of the channel numbers being swapped. Furthermore, trying to change the channel number sometimes crashes the application.

Once you're done editing the channels, save the file, copy it on an USB stick and import it in your Samsung TV (Channels > Transfer Channel List > Import from USB).

Download and use SamToolBox Samsung TV channel editor in Linux

Firstly install p7zip-full , required to be able to extract the SamToolBox Samsung TV channel editor archive. In Ubuntu, install it using the following command:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

Next, Download SamToolBox, extract it and in the samtoolbox_linux_v0.11 folder there should be a single file called "samtoolbox" - right click this file, select Properties and on the Permissions tab, enable "Allow executing file as program". Then simply double click the "samtoolbox" file to launch the application.

via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/webupd8/~3/xXb5aJjlgrY/edit-samsung-tv-channel-list-with.html

Oct 24, 2013

GIMP 2.9 (2.10 Development Builds) Available In New PPA For Ubuntu 13.10

Thorsten Stettin has created a new PPA for Ubuntu / Linux Mint users who want to use the latest GIMP 2.9 development builds.

There won't be a GIMP 2.9 stable release - 2.9 is used for development and will result in the next stable GIMP version, 2.10.

The major new feature in GIMP 2.10 will be a complete port to GEGL / high bit depths and the latest GIMP from GIT already allows working in 16bit and 32bit per color channel mode, both integer and float:

Other features that will be available with GIMP 2.10 are a new wrap tool, seamless cloning, a unified transform tool and more.

Most of these new features are already work in progress and available in the latest GIMP development builds which you can install in Ubuntu by using Thorsten's PPA. However, remember that since these aren't stable GIMP builds, you may find bugs or incomplete features!

Install GIMP 2.9 (development build) in Ubuntu

To install GIMP 2.9 in Ubuntu 13.10, use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

It looks like Thorsten is working on creating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS packages, but they aren't ready yet.

Revert the changes

If you want to go back to the stable GIMP version (purge the GIMP 2.9 development builds PPA and downgrade GIMP), use the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge

via Thorsten Stettin @ Google+

via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/webupd8/~3/vX3qKlxtMBw/gimp-29-210-development-builds.html