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Lilbits: DaVinci Resolve for iPads, Banana Pi’s BBC Micro:bit clone, and who are Intel Core P-chips actually for?

This was a strange year for Intel’s mobile processor family. The company’s 12th-gen chips feature a hybrid architecture that puts high-performance and energy-efficient CPU cores on the same chip, theoretically to help balance performance and power consumption (and, by extension, battery life). But the company also introduces a new set of 28-watt P-series mobile chips designed […]

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Lilbits: PC shipments are falling, 16 inch iPad rumored, and the Fire TV Cube 3 is now shipping

Demand for personal computers rose toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a growing number of people found themselves working and taking classes from home. But now it looks like demand is falling considerably. According to a report from Counterpoint, shipments fell by double-digits between Q3, 2021 and Q3, 2022. Most top PC makers […]

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Apple’s entry-level iPad gets spec (and price) bump with A14 Bionic chip, 10.9 inch display

Apple is giving its entry-level iPad a 2022 makeover. That means a bigger screen, slimmer bezel, faster processor, a camera upgrade, and a USB Type-C port. It also means a price hike. The new Apple iPad has a 10.9 inch Liquid Retina display, an A14 Bionic processor, and a $449 starting price… which is up […]

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Lilbits: Linux on the Star64 RISC-V single-board computer, Game Boy cartridges on the Steam Deck, and fitness tracking on the Pixel Watch (is not optional)

The Star64 is a single-board computer with a StarFive JH7100 processor featuring four 1.5 GHz SiFive FU740 CPU cores and Imagination BXE-4-32 graphics. When Pine64 first unveiled the board this summer, the company said that efforts were underway to port GNU/Linux distributions including Debian and Fedora to run on the hardware. Now Pine64 notes that […]

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Lilbits: iPadOS 16 could be delayed to make sure Stage Manager multitasking actually works

While budget tablets like Amazon’s Fire line of devices are probably best used for media consumption, companies have been positioning higher-priced tablets as productivity machines for years. Microsoft’s Surface tablets were originally pitched as tablets that can replace your PC. And Apple keeps adding features to its iPad and iPad Pro lineup that blur the […]

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Lilbits: Linux on iPhones and iPads, Brave Search emerges from beta, and a DIY retro audio player made with modern tech

The developers who disclosed a new way to boot Linux on jailbroken Apple devices this month initially explained that their method worked on devices with Apple A7, A8, and A8X chips. But they later added support for A9 and A10 series chips… and now you can boot Linux on an iPhone or iPad with an […]

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Now you can boot Linux on Apple devices with A7 through A11 series chips

Apple makes it famously difficult to run anything other than iOS on iPhones and iPads. But from time to time hackers have found ways to install different operating systems. The latest example? Now you can boot Linux on iPhones, iPads, and other devices released from 2013 through 2017 thanks to a new project from Kondrad […]

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iPadOS 16 brings more multitasking features, plus support for external displays

The lines between Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems continues to get blurrier. These days you can run iOS apps on a Mac, and soon you’ll be able to use an iPad for some heavy-duty multitasking. Apple has announced that iPadOS 16 will bring a new Stage Manager feature that allows you to more easily […]

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Lilbits: Apple leaks ahead of WWDC (iPads to work more like laptops, Macs with M2) and gaming performance of Intel’s Celeron 7305 and Pentium 8505

Chinese PC makers AYA and AYN have both announced plans to offer budget handheld gaming computers that undercut Valve’s Steam Deck on price by using AMD Mendocino or Intel’s entry-level Alder Lake-U processors. While we don’t know much about the performance of AMD’s chip yet, YouTuber Taki Udon has already begun running gaming tests on […]

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Apple’s new iPad Air is (almost) a cheaper iPad Pro for $599 and up

The lines between Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad Air are getting blurrier. The new 2022 iPad Air is a thin and light tablet that’s almost exactly the same size as the 11 inch iPad Pro and which has the same processor, the same 12MP front-facing camera, and the same support for a 2nd-gen Apple Pencil […]