May 16, 2014

Support for Ubuntu 12.10 Officially Ends

After 18 months of support, Ubuntu 12.10 officially ends. Ubuntu 12.10 is no longer supported as of May 16, 2014. Canonical advises that those still running it upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 (via Ubuntu 13.10).

Changes to the way releases are supported made after the Quetzal was released means its successor, Ubuntu 13.04, has already reached ‘end of life’.

Support for the 13.10 release ends in July. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will remain backed up with security updates, critical bug fixes and select application updates until 2017.

[Source: OMG! Ubuntu!]

PlayStation Vita Slim coming to Australia

The PS Vita Slim, also known by the model number PCH-2000, first launched in Japan back in October last year.

The UK followed in February and the US earlier in May. Now it's Australia's turn, with June 4 the date and AU$269.95 the price.

The Vita Slim shaves 20 percent of the width and 15 percent of the weight off the previous model, but swaps out the 5-inch OLED touchscreen for a standard LCD panel.

The battery has been boosted, with Sony claiming a 4-6 hour life when gaming, and seven hours for video watching. The slim also bumps up the on board storage to 1GB.

[Source: CNET]

PayPal comes to the Google Play Store

Google Play Store with PayPal

Good news for all Android app buyers. Google is adding PayPal as a payment option for Play Store purchases starting today! Just tap through on a purchase and pick your new payment option. The roll-out is just starting today though, so it might take awhile to to live in your area. These are available in 12 countries, including U.S., Germany, and Canada. In addition, carrier billing and Play Store gift cards are getting expanded international support, so they're now available in 24 and 13 countries respectively. Speaking of currency and going international, developers can now sell in 13 new countries and added 28 new currencies.

[Source: Android Central]