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Lilbits: Ryzen Z1 mini PC previewed, Meteor Lake laptops leaked, and some Google apps are losing support for older Android versions

Google is ending support for two of its key Android apps on devices running older versions of Android… sort of. Starting early next year the latest versions of the Google Chrome and Google Calendar apps will require Android 8.0 or newer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use Chrome or Google Calendar on phones running […]

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Lilbits: 35W Alder Lake-T leaked, iOS 15 released, Android 12.1 is coming for foldables

Intel’s 12th-gen Core processors, code-named “Alder Lake” will combine high-performance CPU cores and high-efficiency cores in order to balance performance and power consumption. Details have a way of leaking though, and FanlessTech has posted a list of Alder Lake-T processors, which are expected to be 35-watt chips for low-power desktops. In other tech news from […]

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Google Tasks integration coming to Google Calendar for Android (probably)

I’ve been using Google Calendar on the web to confirm appointments, manage my to-do list, share my schedule with family, and generally keep organized for years. The Google Calendar Android app, on the other hand, has left a lot to be desired. So I’ve been a third-party app that syncs with Google Calendar, but offers […]

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Google Calendar for Android finally getting features the web app has had for years

Google Calendar is an incredibly useful tool for managing your schedule… but the web version has always been a little more useful than the mobile app that comes pre-loaded on most Android phones. Not it looks like Google is finally adding two of the features I miss the most. Last week Google finally added support […]

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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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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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Lilbits (8-01-2013): BlackBerry Messenger for Android,

Once upon a time BlackBerry pretty much ruled the smartphone space in North America. Those days are long gone thanks to the rise of Android and iOS, but there are still some die-hard fans of at least one BlackBerry service: BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM. What started out as an alternative to sending text messages eventually […]

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Google Chrome adds offline support for Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs

Google Chromebooks such as the Samsung Series 5 and Acer AC700 just got a little more useful. Google is introducing offline support for some of its most popular web apps when you’re using Chrome OS or the Chrome web browser on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Today you can already install Gmail Offline beta, a web […]