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Apple doesn’t sell iPads with Home buttons, Lightning ports or headphone jacks anymore

Apple has dropped the price for the 10th-gen iPad Pro by $100, bringing the starting price for this 10.9 inch tablet with an Apple A14 Bionic processor down to $349. First launched in the fall of 2022, the tablet was the first model in Apple’s entry-level iPad family to ship without a Home button and […]

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Apple’s new iPad Pro is the first device with an M4 chip

Since Apple transitioned its laptop and desktop computers from Intel to Apple Silicon a few years ago, the company has typically taken a PC-first approach toward launching new processors. But in a break from that tradition, the first device powered by Apple’s new M4 processor is an iPad. The 2024 iPad Pro lineup includes 11 […]

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Lilbits: Apple allows game console emulators in the App Store now… but not this one

Earlier this month Apple updated its App Store guidelines to allow developers to distribute “retro game console emulators” for iOS and iPadOS for the first time. But it was unclear at first whether that meant all emulators were welcome, or if this was just a way to let game publishers offer emulators that would allow you to […]

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Lilbits: The tiniest “Steam Deck,” Android’s desktop mode gets (a little) better, and would you pay for Google’s AI search features?

AI is the buzziest buzzword in tech right now… although since it’s an abbreviation for two words, maybe it’s a buzzphrase? Anyway, chip makers are slapping so-called Neural Processing Units into their silicon destined for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Mobile and desktop operating systems are backing AI features into their software.  And search, social media, […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s lousy week: Antitrust lawsuit, unpatchable vulnerability, and scrapped projects

Part of Apple’s pitch to customers has long been that their products “just work,” and that’s due in large part to the tight integration between Apple’s hardware and software. And while that’s largely true of the company’s Mac computers, it’s even more true of its mobile devices like iPhones and iPods, which have often been […]

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Lilbits: More Raspberry Pi 5 HATs, Apple reinstates Epic Games’ developer account (days after terminating it)

Raspberry Pi’s single-board computers have supported expansion boards called HATs (Hardware Attached on Top) for more than a decade. But those boards have typically had to rely on the 40-pin headers to communicate with the board. The Raspberry Pi 5 is the model that also has a PCIe connector, and in recent months we’ve seen […]

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Apple’s new MacBook Air 13 and 15 inch laptops have M3 processor and WiFi 6E

Apple is refreshing its MacBook Air family with two new laptops that look… virtually identical to their predecessors. But under the hood the new MacBook Air 13 and MacBook Air 15 pack a few significant upgrades that should bring a big boost in CPU, graphics, and wireless performance. The new MacBook Air 13 is up for pre-order […]

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Apple drops support for iOS Home Screen web apps, blames the EU’s Digital Markets Act (Updated)

Big changes are coming to the way iPhones work in the European Union this year. In response to the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), Apple says that starting with iOS 17.4, the iPhone operating system will support third-party app stores and browser engines, among other things… even if the company bends over backward to discourage […]

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Apple hasn’t killed iTunes for Windows yet… but would rather you use Apple Music or TV for everything but podcasts and audiobooks

Apple’s iTunes hasn’t been a thing on Mac computers for years, but iTunes for Windows is still a thing. But Apple would clearly rather have you use its other apps for most of the functions that used to be exclusive to iTunes. Last year Apple released Apple Music, TV, and Devices apps to the Microsoft […]