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Azulle Ally is a $150 Android mini PC with Snapdragon 450

Azulle is a company that makes small computers, usually featuring Windows software and low-power Intel processors. But the new Azulle Ally is something a little different: an Android-powered mini PC with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, a chip that’s usually found in budget smartphones. The Azulle Ally is up for pre-order for $150, and it could […]

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If your Google Clock alarms aren’t sounding, trying disabling Spotify ringtones

Clock apps might not be the most exciting apps available for smartphones, but they can be kind of important if you rely on them to set alarms to help you wake up in the morning or remember to do other things like take medication, leave for work, or make an important phone call. But over […]

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Lilbits: Nova Launcher 7, Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi, and Locast loses lawsuit, stops streaming TV channels

For the past few years an organization called Locast has been allowing folks in select US markets to stream broadcast TV over the internet for a “donation” of $5 or more per month. The company was betting that it could avoid licensing deals with TV networks and sidestep US copyright law by claiming it was […]

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Magisk is alive and well after lead developer joins Google (Utility for rooting and customizing Android devices)

Magisk is a popular tool for rooting and customizing the look, performance, and behavior of Android phones. And when the lead developer took a job at Google earlier this year, there was some concern that he might not be allowed to continue working on Magisk. Now John Wu has explained that he’s been given the […]

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Lilbits: Playdate dissected, PC shipments continue to rise, and Chromebooks lose support for MS Office Android apps

Chromebooks are basically just laptops that ship with Google’s Chrome OS rather than another operating system. But since Chrome OS was designed to put the web browser front and center, some folks have insisted that it’s not a real operating system – after all, it loses much of its functionality if you lose your internet connection. […]

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Lilbits: Epic v Google, Unisoc v the world, and Inking on the web

Epic Games filed lawsuits against Apple and Google last year, claiming their anti-competitive practices prevented companies like Epic from offering their own in-app stores or payment systems, among other things. Now new details are emerging as part of that lawsuit that shines more light on some of Google’s alleged steps to try to crush competition. […]

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You’ll be able to open multiple Chrome browser windows in Android 12

Google’s Chrome browser for Android makes it easy to open multiple web pages at once thanks to support for tabs. But the company has an annoying habit of changing the way tabs are arranged. And if you want to view multiple pages at the same time, you’re out of luck, since you can’t currently run […]

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Android 12 will let you control your phone by making faces at it (accessibility features)

Google’s Android Accessibility Suite is a collection of apps that make it easier for people with disabilities to interact with Android phones and tablets. And starting with Android 12, a new accessibility feature will make use of your phone’s camera to let you control your phone with your face. According to a report from xda-developers, […]

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Lilbits: Android 12 Beta 4, Google Pixel 6 camera, and the Galaxy S Fold 3 S-Pen options, explained

The next version of Android ships this fall, but ahead of that launch, Google has released a series of Android 12 developer previews and betas. The latest is a “platform stability” release, meaning that while there are a few small changes since the previous release, this is a build that developers can safely use to […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo P12 Pro, the end of Sprint’s 4G network, and an Android browser where tab groups are optional, not mandatory

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is an 11.5 inch Android tablet with the specs of a mid-range smartphone including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, 128GB of storage, and at least 4GB of RAM. With a $340 starting price, it’s a good middle-ground between a cheap tablet like an Amazon Fire device and a premium model […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 with Tensor processor, Steam Deck, and upgrading the GPD Win Max

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are coming this fall and they’ll feature a brand new design with a large camera bar across the back of the phones and upgraded camera hardware including new sensors and lenses. But the biggest chance, Google says, is under the hood. Google’s Pixel 6 series phones will […]