The global COVID-19 vaccination rollout is underway, but so is the spread of new, more contagious variants of disease. So it’s unclear when things will get back to “normal,” whatever that means.

But one thing seems pretty clear at this point: June is probably too soon to hold an international trade show that typically brings thousands of people from around the globe together in one place. Travel is just too risky and too difficult with restrictions still in place. And so it’s unsurprising that Apple has decided this year’s WorldWide Developer Conference in June will be an online-only event, just like last year’s. And the organization that puts together the annual Computex trade show has also scrapped plans to hold an in-person version of the conference in June.

In other news, phone and tablet Linux distro postmarketOS now supports more… phones and tablets, Microsoft is killing its Cortana app for mobile devices, but expanding its cloud gaming service for mobile – Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can now stream some Xbox and Xbox 360 titles to Android phones and tablets.

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2 replies on “Lilbits: Computex and Cortana canceled (kinda), postmarketOS updated, and streaming Xbox games to smartphones”

  1. It almost seems as if the powers that shouldn’t be are trying to put us into a permanent state of lockdown until we all agree to take a yearly experimental rushed “vaccine” that hasn’t been tested long term and still doesn’t allow people to get together without masks and social distancing for a cold virus that has a 99.8% survival rate for most people and 94% for the elderly/compromised.
    Phew that was a mouthful, sorry everyone, had to say it.
    But I get it, as long as everyone is playing safe and going by the rules we probably won’t be seeing any sort of trade show or large gathering of any kind for years to come.
    Also, I understand if this gets removed, haha.

    1. Why should he? Everything you said is fact. Although I understand that the media thrives on narratives, not facts (unless it supports a particular narrative). Inconvenient facts are simply ignored.

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