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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 […]

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Lilbits: Apple M1 in everything, PinePhone as a pocket-sized Linux laptop, and Android 12’s Quick Settings redesign

When news first broke that Apple was planning to launch Macs with ARM-based processors that the company designed in-house, I didn’t think all of the company’s laptops and desktops would be using the same ARM chips. But so far that seems to be the case. This week Apple introduced new iMac all-in-one desktop PCs that have […]

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Lilbits: A Tiger Lake Chromebook, a $349 Windows on ARM laptop (maybe), and Epic put a game store in its game store

You can now buy a laptop with an Intel Tiger Lake processor, although at $569 it’s relatively pricey by Chromebook standards and with an Intel Core i3 processor and Intel UHD graphics, it’s not going to be as powerful as other upcoming models which may have Core i5 or better chips with Iris Xe graphics. […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s other stuff (AirTags, Apple TV 4K, Apple Podcasts subscriptions and iOS 14.5)

Over the course of an hour this afternoon, Apple announced new iMac and iPad models powered by the same Apple M1 chips used in the latest MacBook Air and MacBok Pro laptops, as well as a bunch of other things. There’s a new Apple TV 4K with a faster processor and new remote control. And there’s […]

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Apple brings its M1 chip to the iPad Pro, which now supports up to 16GB RAM and 2TB storage

Apple has been making some of the highest-performance ARM-based processors for years. Initially the company used those chips in mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad, but last year the company released its most powerful ARM chip to date and it debuted in the most powerful MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 laptops to date. […]

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Live updates from Apple’s Spring Loaded 2021 launch event

Apple is holding its spring hardware launch event where the company is revealing new hardware, software and services. Here are some of the latest updates, in reverse chronological order. Update: Apple’s Spring Loaded event has now ended. Check out the major announcements below, or read Liliputing’s article about the new iPad Pro for more details […]

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Parallels Desktop now lets you run Windows on Macs with Intel or M1 chips

When Apple launched the first Macs with ARM processors, the company managed to deliver big gains in performance and efficiency, whether you’re running apps designed to run natively on ARM or apps that were originally made for Macs with Intel chips. But there were some things you couldn’t do. You couldn’t install Windows on a […]

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Lilbits: Apple leaks, NVIDIA’s ARM CPUs, and PC shipments are (way) up

Every quarter a handful of analysts release reports letting us know if shipments of devices like PCs, smartphones, tablets, and smart home devices are rising, falling, or flat. Sometimes this data gives us a good idea of current and future trends. This year, I’m not really so sure what it tells us. With that in […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s iMessage lock-in strategy, Surface Laptop 4, and Verizon’s hotspot is TOO hot to handle

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised when something called a “hotspot” overheats, but Verizon has issued a recall on 2.5 million mobile hotspots that may pose a fire hazard after receiving 15 reports of devices overheating. Meanwhile, as Apple and Epic prepare to duke it out in court, Epic is building a case that Apple’s practices […]

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Linux Kernel 5.13 will include initial support for Apple M1 processors

Folks have been finding ways to run Linux on Macs with Apple M1 processors for about as long as there have been Macs with Apple Silicon by using virtual machines or other methods. But soon you may not have to resort to workarounds – an upcoming Linux Kernel will add initial support for running natively on […]