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Lilbits: Firefox 90, Apple’s MagSafe Battery for the iPhone 12, and using the Raspberry Pi 4 as a tiny server

The latest version of Firefox for Windows can download and install updates in the background, enabling you to update by just restarting the browser when you’re ready. A day after posting a video showing a GNU/Linux distribution running on the Kobo Clara HD eReader, developer Martijn Braam reports that display graphics issues have been largely […]

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Do people still want “small” smartphones? (Apple may have overestimated demand for the iPhone 12 mini)

Smartphone screens have gotten larger and larger in recent years, but there are still some folks who prefer a model with a smaller display that’s easier to operate with one hand. So when Apple launched the iPhone 12 series last fall, the company included an iPhone 12 Mini with a relatively small (by recent standards) […]

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Unc0ver now lets you jailbreak any device running iOS 11 through iOS 14.3

The first jailbreak tool that works with the iPhone 12 is here. In fact, the latest versions of unc0ver, which was released last weekend, works with any iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 through iOS 14.3. There is one catch – Unc0ver version 6 was released about a month after Apple released iOS 14.4, patching […]

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Lilbits: Android apps on your Windows PC (sort of)

Microsoft’s Your Phone App for Windows 10 is designed to let you connect an Android phone to a Windows computer so you can respond to text messages, transfer files between devices, and more. On select devices you can also use it to view Android apps on your computer – they’re still running on your phone, […]

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Lilbits: Goodbye Yahoo Groups, hello Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, and a PSA

There’s some phone news, a farewell to an old-school internet service, and a reminder that some of the best Prime Day deals are for Amazon’s somewhat-hackable Fire tablets. But first, a public service announcement. If you live in the United States, you have until October 15 to fill out the 2020 Census. That date has […]

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Apple iPhone 12 and HomePod mini launch event live blog

Apple is introducing its first smartphones with 5G support, along with a new smaller, cheaper, and in some ways more capable HomePod smart speaker. Follow along for the latest updates. Updates are posted from newest to oldest. Update: That’s a wrap. Apple announced the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone […]

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Lilbits: The iPhone 12 is coming (in four versions)

Apple is holding its iPhone 12 launch event on October 13.  But the company isn’t just launching one iPhone 12. According to recent leaks, there will be four different models with starting prices ranging from $699 to $1099. The company may also introduce a $99 HomePod Mini, which would be more of a direct competitor with […]

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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 […]

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Lilbits: Atari VCS is ready to ship, iPhone 12 is coming soon, and more

I know, I’m surprised too. But it looks like three years after it was first announced, two years after its name was changed, and more than a year after it was first supposed to ship, the Atari VCS is actually a real thing that’s about to ship to backers of a crowdfunding campaign. Designed to […]

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Lilbits: A Tomagotchi for Hackers, Pixel 4a coming Aug 3, and iPhone 12 not coming in Sep

The Flipper Zero is an open source toy/hacker multitool designed to be a wireless button/controller, signal analyzer, RFID key card, or Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security key, or universal remote control. It also gets its name from the animated dolphin character that “grows” as you use the device. The developers of the Flipper Zero call […]