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Lilbits (11-08-2013): Windows Phone gets big(ger) with the Lumia 1520

Nokia’s biggest Windows Phone device to date is set to hit the streets this month. AT&T is taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1520, which costs $200 when you sign up for a 2-year contract, or $585 when you do not. The phone sports a 6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, making it the […]

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Lilbits (11-7-2013): Internet Archive hit by fire, Nexus 5 hit by dissection tools

Backing up the data on your computer, phone, and other devices is a good way to make sure you don’t lose anything in the event of a fire or other disaster. The folks at the non-profit Internet Archive go a bit further by trying to make backups of everything they can — books, web pages, movies, […]

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Google Nexus 5: How to root, unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery (video)

Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone is the first to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, and the stock software is pretty nice. But if you think you might want to install a custom ROM or custom recovery, it’s a good idea to unlock the bootloader right away – because it’ll wipe all your data, and it’s a […]

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Lilbits (11-05-2013): Another peek inside the Google Nexus 5

Another high profile device, another teardown from iFixit. The repair shop has ripped open a Google Nexus 5 to get a look at its insides. They liked what they saw, deeming the Nexus 5 relatively easy to repair — but let’s be honest. the odds of you fixing the $350 phone yourself instead of buying […]

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Unofficial KitKat: Nexus 5 rooted, Android 4.4 ROMs arrive for older devices

A day after Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and launched the Nexus 5 smartphone, independent developers have started working with both. It’s now possible for anyone to root a Nexus 5 phone, and custom ROMs based on Android 4.4 KitKat have started to arrive for older phones and tablets. It’s always easy to unlock the […]

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Download the Nexus 5 keyboard, home, email, other apps

Want to try out some of that fancy new Android 4.4 KitKat software that comes with the Google Nexus 5, but not ready to buy a new phone (or patient enough to wait for an official release for your device)? No problem. Google has posted a factory image of the Nexus 5 online, and folks […]

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Peek inside the Google Nexus 5

We have a pretty good idea what the Google Nexus 5 looks like on the outside. But want to know what’s under the hood? The folks at FanaticFone have obtained photos of the internal bits, giving us a good idea of what the battery, camera lens, and other guts of the phone look like. First […]

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Lilbits (10-18-2013): Ubuntu on phones, PC games on your TV

Ubuntu 13.10 hit the streets this week, and it’s the first release to officially support phones and tablets as well as traditional PCs. The Ubuntu Touch software is still pretty rough around the edges — there aren’t many apps, it’s not the most stable mobile OS, you can’t run desktop apps on an external display […]

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Google schedules an event for October 24th, no news planned

Google is holding an event in New York City on October 24th, which the company is billing as “a night out with Google Play,” featuring music, movies, and games. That could be a sign that the company will show off updates to the Google Play Store and unveil new content — or maybe Google just […]