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Lilbits: Linux laptops and handhelds, iOS 16 beta, and Microsoft Store policy change blocks sales of some open source apps

The thing about free and open source apps is that anyone can take the source code and make their own version of an app with few (or no) changes. Many open source licenses even allow you to redistribute your version of an app. So it’s unsurprising that app stores are sometimes litters with unofficial versions […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Fanless Tiger Lake mini PCs, and iSIM could eventually supplant eSIM technlogy

Once upon a time you needed a physical SIM card in your phone to connect to cellular networks. Then came eSIMs, which were built into a chip pre-installed on the phone. Soon you may not even need a separate chip, thanks to iSIM technology that Qualcomm and partners are starting to demonstrate. In other recent […]

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Lilbits: iPhone 12, Windows 10, and Google Workspace

Apple usually introduces new iPhones in September, but this year the company used its September event to unveil an 8th-gen iPad and a 4th-gen iPad Air (which is the first device to ship with an Apple A14 Bionic processor). But there was no iPhone in sight. It looks like we don’t have long to wait […]