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Daily Deals (2-22-2021)

Samsung Galaxy S21 series phones are already on sale for up to $200 off. You can pick up a Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 tablet for as little as $230. B&H is running a sale on SanDisk portable SSDs. And if you want to make sure you don’t run out of power to charge your phone, […]

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iodé sells Android phones stripped of tracking and advertising (and the Play Store)

A new French company called iodé is selling smartphones that ship with a custom Android-based operating system that offers some of the benefits of Android (like ease-of-use) while offering more privacy. The company says its software blocks advertisements, spyware, and other apps and services from tracking your personal data. One trade-off is that the phones […]

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Samsung promises at least 4 years of security updates for Galaxy devices launched since 2019

Most Android device makers have a pretty lousy track record when it comes to offering long-term support for their gadgets. But that’s finally starting to change. One of the latest signs? The world’s top smartphone maker (in terms of shipments) has announced that it will deliver at least four years of security updates for all […]

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One Mix 4 mini-laptop with Intel Tiger Lake up for pre-order

By most standards, the One Mix 4 is a tiny laptop computer. It features a 10.1 inch display and the laptop measures just 8.9″ x 6.2″ x 0.7″ and weighs about 1.7 pounds. But it’s also the largest computer to date from One Netbook, a company that’s focused entirely on small laptops, some with screens as […]

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Lilbits: More Android 12 details emerge, that 7-screen laptop is even pricier than you thought, and Samsung’s next watch could run Android

Google released the first Android 12 Developer Preview this week but, as usual, the company only really focused on the new features and behavior changes that would affect developers. But the folks at xda-developers, Android Police, 9to5Google, Droid Life, Ars Technica, and other blogs have been poking and prodding Android 12 Developer Preview 1 to […]

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Daily Deals (2-19-2021)

Best Buy is running a 3-day sale on Microsoft products including Surface laptops and tablets, although many of the best deals are also matched by the Microsoft Store. Meanwhile there are two good deals on 14 inch laptops with Intel Tiger Lake chips – Walmart is selling an HP Pavilion 14 with a Core i5-1135G7 […]

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Kodi 19 “Matrix” released with media playback, metadata, and UI improvements (cross-platform, open source media center software)

Kodi is an open source media center application available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The software provides a way to manage and play all of your music and video files as well as photos in an application that’s designed to work well on everything from a small smartphone display to a big-screen TV. […]

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Acer Chromebook 511 with Snapdragon 7c chip coming this year

This week Google announced that 40 new Chrome OS devices are on the way this year, but the company didn’t provide details about specific brand names, models, or specs. But it looks like the company may have inadvertently confirmed that at least one model will be an Acer Chromebook 511 powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c […]