Phosh has a new optional feature that uses the light sensor to switch to a high contrast theme whenever it detects you are in direct sunlight. Very cool, especially since it also applies to the lock screen and all GTK apps too.

I did many convergence demos with my at . It's so fun to watch the moment when people *get* convergence after seeing me drag a known Linux desktop app between screens and have it morph based on screen size.

I've been doing a lot of anti-interdiction orders for recently and realized not everyone may know we offer the service for our phones. I did a quick write-up on how we have adapted the process for the puri.sm/posts/anti-interdictio

I guess my habit of turning off WiFi/BT on my with the hardware kill switch when I leave the house isn't just good for battery life: gizmodo.com/bluetooth-tracking

Someone in chat challenged me to write a parody based on swiping the "all night long". Challenge accepted:

It's hard to believe it's been a year since I replaced my personal computer with a and laptop dock. In this post I talk about my impressions, the docks I've tried, and using my Librem 5 as a tablet. puri.sm/posts/my-first-year-of

I just sent and received calls between my SIP account and landline phone using my and the native Calls application, and it was pretty exciting.

Signal is one of the last things I use my old Android phone for. I've been trying out the latest axolotl Signal client on my and while it isn't feature complete and it's an Electron app, it's functional enough for the basic chatting I do that I don't need to go back.

This extensive and thoughtful post by a member of the community does a good job of explaining the past and present mobile Linux ecosystem and why Purism's approach with phosh makes strategic sense long-term. amosbbatto.wordpress.com/2020/

One of the most interesting things to me about NSA's document on cellphone tracking is that all their mitigations rely on software features they admit are flawed and could be hacked. This is why we rely on hardware to prevent tracking on the : puri.sm/posts/how-librem-5-sol

I discovered cardgames.io games work great on my as a Gnome Web local app with its own launcher icon. While I already had solitaire and other games, this adds games like cribbage that don't have a native Linux app.

We are continually disappointed by false promises of mobile convergence. My thoughts on why: real convergence means taking your desktop computer with you wherever you go. Fake convergence is the opposite: stretching a phone to fit a larger screen. puri.sm/posts/investing-in-rea

I'm digging the new boot splash screen that made it in the Dogwood PureOS release. I especially like the graphical feedback during system updates.

To the best of our knowledge, the is the only smartphone around with a OpenPGP smart card reader. In this post I talk about why that's such a big deal: puri.sm/posts/your-own-persona

I was able to install @micahflee 's dangerzone package on my and w/ some QT tweaks the main screen fits (other screens need more work). It uses an amd64 Docker image so I need an arm64 image to actually clean docs, but it was nice that I got as far as I did without much effort.

It looks like the latest kernel update reduced active power consumption by another 100-140mA based on my own measurements. I hear there are a lot more improvements in the pipeline once we switch from 5.3 to the 5.6 kernel.

The latest changes to hit the staging repo have dramatically increased my quality of life. First, Chatty now can use the haptic motor so I get vibration notifications w/ messages. Second, the top menu bar now features quick access to more settings.

A powerful thing about the running PureOS instead of a mobile-specific OS is that existing desktop apps run w/o porting to a new platform, some just need UI tweaks to fit on the screen. GNUcash works out of the box in landscape mode both without the toolbar at default scaling and with the toolbar scaled 1.5x.

Wireshark works great on my out of the box when the screen is scaled from 2x down to 1.25x the physical resolution. This could be an option for apps that need more time for developers to adapt to a phone form factor.

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