Apple launches 8th-gen iPad for $329

Apple’s newest entry-level iPad is a 10.2 inch tablet powered by an Apple A12 processor, which the company says makes the 8th-gen iPad 40-percent faster than the previous-gen model, while offering up to twice the graphics performance. The new model also supports optional accessories including the Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard, as well as […]

Lilbits 6-23-2020: The ARMs race is on

This week Apple confirmed that it’s preparing to transition from Intel to ARM chips for upcoming Mac computers, and the upcoming macOS Big Sur will be the company’s first desktop operating system designed for Apple Silicon chips based on ARM architecture. Befitting a move so big, it’ll also be the first version of the Mac […]

iPadOS 14 brings Scribble handwriting recognition to iPads (with Apple Pencil), UI updates, and more

When Apple’s iPads first launched, they were basically oversized iPhones running a barely modified version of the iPhone operating system. But over time, Apple has added a growing number of iPad-specific features and spun out the operating system as iPadOS. Now Apple is introducing iPadOS 14. In addition to support for the same features coming […]

Lilbits 400: Google’s problematic auto-policing of the Play Store and Chrome Web Store

Google has a long history of using computers to do thing that… quite honestly could probably be done better by humans. But it’s easier to scale an algorithm than it is to hire more people. And that leads to situations where an algorithm makes an obviously wrong decision that stays in place until a human […]

Daily Deals (4-22-2020)

Best Buy is selling the latest entry-level iPad for $279 and up. The Microsoft Store is discounting a bunch of laptops. And refurbished Kindle Voyage eReaders are going for the lowest prices I’ve ever seen. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Tablets and eReaders Apple iPad 10.2 for $279 and up – Amazon […]

Logitech Combo Touch is a $150 backlit keyboard & trackpad cover for 10 inch iPads

Apple’s new 2020 iPad Pro models will be the company’s first tablets to ship with support for mouse and trackpad input. But when iOS 13.4 rolls out to older iPads next week, you’ll be able to use those pointing accessories with most recent iPads… with no need to spend $799 or more on an iPad […]

Microsoft brings Project xCloud game streaming preview to iOS (in a very limited test)

Four months after launching a preview of its Project xCloud game streaming service for Android phones and tablets, Microsoft is bringing its xCloud preview to iOS. That makes Project xCloud the only major game streaming service compatible with iPhones and iPads right now… but the test is very limited at the moment. Let’s take a look […]