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Lilbits (6-07-2013): Rumors – HTC One Max, 3rd party iOS keyboard apps

One of the key features that sets Android apart from iOS is that developers can write apps that alter the look and feel of Android, and Google’s cool with that. Want to change your home screen, or even alter the notification system a bit? No problem. There are also plenty of great alternatives to the […]

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Lenovo ThinkPad X230s is a thinner, lighter 12.5 inch notebook

Lenovo is getting ready to update last year’s ThinkPad X230 notebook. The model released in 2012 sports a 12.5 inch display and a reasonably compact design, measuring about an inch thick and weighing just under 3 pounds. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X230s measures 0.7 inches thick and weighs just 2.8 pounds, thanks to a carbon […]

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Vivo Xplay is a 5.7 inch full HD phone with a Snapdragon 600 CPU, built-in audio amplifier

Chinese phone maker Vivo’s new phone has a bigger screen than the latest Samsung Galaxy Note, and it has a faster processor. It’s called the Vivo Xplay, and while it’s designed for the Chinese market, it’s one phone that I kind of hope makes it to the international market. Engadget got to spend some time […]

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Microsoft Surface China Edition comes with Office Home & Student

In the United States Microsoft offers two versions of its Surface tablet. You can buy a Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro, an Intel Core i5 processor other premium features. Or you can get a cheaper Surface RT tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, Windows RT, and bundled Office 2013 Home & Student software. […]

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Lenovo may be getting into the chip business

Chinese PC maker Lenovo may be getting ready to start developing its own processors. The chips would be aimed at the company’s smartphones and tablets, rather than traditional desktop and notebook computers. While Lenovo isn’t a major player in the smartphone space, the company is one of the top smartphone makers in its home country […]

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China’s Hammer Technologies launches Smartisan OS for smartphones

Chinese company Hammer Technologies thinks there’s room for another kid at the mobile operating system table, and the company’s introduced a new smartphone OS called Smartisan OS. Or rather… the company introduced a new user interface called Smartisan OS. Under the hood the OS is based on Android, but the user interface and core apps […]

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ZTE to ship first Tegra 4 phone in the first half of 2013

NVIDIA has announced that ZTE will be one of the first device makers to release a phone powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip. The Chinese company is expected to launch its upcoming phone in the first half of 2013. The Tegra 4 processor features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and 72 graphics cores, along […]

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How to change the language on Android tablets (Chinese -> English, etc)

Google’s Android operating system has built-in support for dozens of different languages, which makes switching the text of menus, notifications, and other items from Chinese to English, French, or other common languages pretty simple. But it’s always easiest if you already know how to speak (or read) the language you’re starting with. If you buy […]