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Lilbits: Run Palm Pilot apps in your browser with the Internet Archive’s emulator

The internet archive manages to keep Internet history alive by providing backup copies of millions of web pages and other content, including many pages that are no longer available in their original form.

But the Internet Archive is also an online library that provides access to a host of other content, including music, videos, and (somewhat controversial) ebooks. You can also find old computer games… and now you can relive your earlier professional career by running Palm Pilot apps (and games) in a browser.

Here’s a rundown of recent tech news from the Internet.

Software library: Palm and Palmpilot [Internet Archive]

Not only does the Internet Archive collect a library of hundreds of old Palm Pilot applications… but the company has also implemented an emulator that allows you to run these apps and games in a web browser.

Discovered through Jason Scott’s Mastodon post.

Biktorj’s Pinephone Modem firmware version 0.7.1 [GitHub]

The latest release of this open source firmware for the PinePhone modem adds beta support for recording all incoming and outgoing phone calls. You can choose to record all calls, delete calls that you have not explicitly indicated to be kept, or record a call that you are currently making or about to make. Keep in mind that recording phone conversations without permission can be illegal in some regions, so it’s a good idea to let people know you’re recording and ask for permission.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 release [UBPorts]

@[email protected]

Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 includes initial support for double tap to wake on some devices, support for media buttons on headsets, fingerprint and message improvements, and bug fixes. Now available for over 3 dozen devices, it is still based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. But work continues to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Ubuntu Touch release candidate is now available for the Fairphone 4 [[email protected]]

This version of the Linux-based operating system is based on Halium 11, which allows Ubuntu to communicate with the phone using some Android drivers. The Fairphone 4 has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and dual 48MP rear cameras plus a 25MP front camera. It ships with Android 11, but Fairphone is pretty good at pushing support for alternative operating systems. The company also sells spare parts and tries to use ethically sourced materials in its phones as much as possible.

Keep up with the latest headlines by following @[email protected] on Mastodon. You can also follow Liliputing Twitter and Facebookand stay up to date with the latest open source mobile news by following LinuxSmartphones Twitter and Facebook.

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