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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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Apple’s new Lockdown Mode brings enhanced security to iPhone, iPad and Mac users facing targeted attacks

Apple has introduced a new security feature that most people are probably never going to use… but which could come in handy if you’re a journalist, activist, or government worker at high risk of a sophisticated, targeted attack. Lockdown Mode, which will roll out this fall to iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, essentially […]

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Apple’s new software drops support for some older (and not that old) hardware

Apple plans to launch new versions of its smartphone, tablet, and desktop operating systems this fall, with beta releases of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13 Ventura scheduled to drop in July. But the company is also dropping support for some older devices. Still using an iPhone 7 or an older model? No iOS […]

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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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Lilbits: Analogue Pocket reviews, OxygenOS 12, and Goodbye Google Toolbar

Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser in the world today. But back in December, 2000 Google wasn’t ready to launch its own web browser. So instead the company introduced Google Toolbar, which added a Google Search box and other features to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It was updated a number of times over […]

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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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Here’s what’s new for iOS, iPadOS and macOS (news from Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote)

Apple is kicking off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference with a keynote where the company is revealing updates coming to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Among other things, the company is bringing Zoom-like features to its FaceTime service, including a new grid view and support for generating meeting invitation links that you can send to anyone […]

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It makes no sense that Mac apps don’t run on iPads, now that they have the same chips

Reviews of Apple’s new iPad Pro tablets with Apple M1 processors are in, and unsurprisingly reviewers are praising the speed, performance, and displays of the new tablets – particularly the 12.9 inch model, which is the first to feature mini LED display technology for more vivid colors and deeper blacks. But now that Apple is […]

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Lilbits: A Tiger Lake Chromebook, a $349 Windows on ARM laptop (maybe), and Epic put a game store in its game store

You can now buy a laptop with an Intel Tiger Lake processor, although at $569 it’s relatively pricey by Chromebook standards and with an Intel Core i3 processor and Intel UHD graphics, it’s not going to be as powerful as other upcoming models which may have Core i5 or better chips with Iris Xe graphics. […]