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Lilbits (4-09-2014): New looks for Firefox OS and for Google’s Android apps

Spring is finally here, and apparently it’s putting mobile software developers in the mood to redesign the look and feel of their apps and operating systems. Some of the designers of Mozilla’s Firefox OS are providing a sneak peek at an upcoming redesign of pretty much all of the graphics in that operating system, while […]

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Gmail kills the need to click “display images below”

Back in the mid 1990s internet bandwidth was scarce and you might have found yourself telling your web browser only to load images upon request. Now that broadband is common, images, video, and other graphics have flooded the internet, and preventing images from loading means preventing a huge chunk of the web from loading. But […]

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Lilbits (12-05-2013): Seeing the world through Google colored glasses

Google has been promising to deliver a version of Google Glass that will work with prescription lenses for a while, and now we’ve got a first glimpse of what that will look like. The company is reportedly working to partner with at least one eyewear company, and there may be more — so we could actually […]

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Running Google Apps on the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX (Gmail, Play Music, etc)

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 7 and HDX 8.9 tablets have high-resolution displays, fast processors, and tight integration with Amazon’s app, music, book, and video stores. But they also let you side-load third party apps that don’t come from the Amazon Appstore, and Android Cowboy has figured out how to use that feature to give Amazon’s […]

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Gmail, Google Docs now support handwriting input

Google has added support for handwriting input to Gmail and Google Docs. You can use a mouse or touchpad to enter text, but this’ll really come in handy if you’re using one of Google’s web apps on a touchscreen tablet that doesn’t normally support handwriting input as a form of text entry. At launch, 20 […]

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Lilbits (9-25-2013): Google Voice shows (small) signs of life

Google Voice has been on a lot of people’s short-lists for a Google spring cleaning for the past few years. It’s a pretty awesome service which can transcribe your voicemail, assigns you a single phone number that you can give people to ring some or all of your phones, screen and automatically block calls from […]