Amazon Appstore will support Android App Bundles (but they’ll be optional for developers)

The process of installing apps on Android devices hasn’t changed all that much since the operating system first debuted well over a decade ago. Whether you’re installing an app from the Google Play Store or from another source, what you’re basically doing is downloading and installing an APK (Android Package) file. But a few years […]

Lilbits: OnePlus caught cheating at benchmarks, Choetech caught cheating on product reviews

Amazon’s crackdown on pay-to-play reviews (where companies basically bribe customers to leave positive reviews) seems to be continuing. The latest company caught up is Choetech, maker of a range of devices including charging accessories and USB hubs. The company’s Amazon storefront is still accessible, but there are no products available for purchase. Meanwhile, smartphone maker […]

Amazon Prime Day device deals are live: Fire HD 10 for $80, Fire TV 4K and Echo Dot for $25 and more

Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs.  Amazon Prime Day runs from June 21 through June 22, and Amazon is expected to offer some of its lowest prices of the year on Echo, Kindle, and Fire devices. But most of those deals went live two days early for […]

Lilbits: More Windows 11 details leaked and Amazon’s war on fraudulent product reviews

A day after folks started digging into a leaked build of Windows 11, more details about the next version of Windows are starting to emerge. First of all, despite some significant changes to the taskbar, start menu, and other UI elements, the operating system is largely the same as Windows 10 under the hood. Second, […]

Lilbits: Windows 11, Qualcomm’s next flagship chip, and Walmart & Target’s Prime Day counterprogramming

Two big leaks today – Microsoft might finally be ready to retire the Windows 10 brand name and replace it with something new, and Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship processor could be a doozy. First, the chip. ARM says chips based on its new ARMv9 architecture will bring big boosts in overall performance and efficiency, and even bigger […]

Lilbits: Prime Day preview, Windows 10’s new look, and gaming on small PCs

Microsoft has been working on a major overhaul of the Windows 10 user interface code-named “Sun Valley” for some time, and now the company is almost ready to show it off. Microsoft has scheduled an event for June 24th when the company is expected to reveal changings coming to Windows 10 that are expected to […]

Lossless music isn’t a premium feature anymore (Apple Music and Amazon Music offer it for no additional cost)

Once upon a time lossless audio was a premium service that helped set music streaming services like Tidal apart from the competition… and helped justify higher prices. And by once upon a time, I mean as recently as yesterday. But today two major players in the music streaming space have announced that lossless, high-fidelity audio […]

Daily Deals (5-03-2021)

Amazon is running a Mother’s Day sale on Kindle, Fire, and Echo devices. But if Amazon’s hardware ain’t your thing, the Google Store has a few deals on Nest-branded smart speakers, while Kobo is offering discounts on some of its eReaders. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Tablets Amazon Fire HD 8 for […]