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Lilbits: 3rd-party widgets for Windows 11, restore MS Store apps on a new PC, and more from MS Build

Microsoft’s Build developer conference is taking place this week, and Microsoft has already announced a bunch of new and upcoming software and service updates coming for developers and end users. One of the most intriguing is ARM-native versions of the company’s developer tools, plus a new ARM-based PC for developers set to launch later this […]

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Amazon Appstore now works with Android 12 (better later than never?)

Google released Android 12 nearly two months ago, bringing major changes to the user interface of its mobile operating system, updated privacy features, and new accessibility features. But big updates have a habit of breaking compatibility with third-party apps from developers who haven’t updated their software to ensure compatibility. And for most of the past […]

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Android 12 launched a month ago and Amazon Appstore still won’t run on it

As much as we’d like it to be, Installing a major operating system update isn’t always the most trouble-free process. Even if everything does go well with the update itself, there’s still the possibility that some of your go-to apps aren’t going to be too happy about the change. That’s what some users of the […]

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Lilbits: GPD Pocket 3, Windows Subsystem for Android, and an Amlogic A311D2 single-board PC

The upcoming GPD Pocket 3 is one of the most unusual handheld computers I’ve seen in a while. Not only is it a mini-laptop with a convertible tablet-style design, a touchpad above the keyboard, and pen support. It also has a modular port feature that lets you swap out a USB-A port for an RS-232 […]

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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 […]

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RetroArch is now available from the Amazon Appstore (retro gaming on Fire TV and tablet devices)

RetroArch is a popular, cross-platform tool that lets you play classic console games on a variety of operating systems including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Now the developers have announced that RetroArch is also available from the Amazon Appstore, making it a little easier to play classic games on an Amazon Fire TV or […]

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Get 6-months free Boingo Wireless access through Amazon Underground

Amazon really wants you to consider using its app store for Android apps. Last year the company launched Amazon Underground, offering users the ability to use hundreds of apps and games for free, including titles that are normally paid apps or which normally include in-app purchases. Now Amazon has announced a partnership with WiFi hotspot provider Boingo: […]