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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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Lilbits: Windows, Linux, and Intel news

This week Microsoft released Windows Insider Preview Build 21343 which introduces new icons for File Explorer and brings improvements for the Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender Application Guard. It turns out there are also a few features Microsoft didn’t mention – including an option to restart currently running apps after you sign out and sign […]

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LibreOffice 7.1 Community edition is here

The Document Foundation has released a new build of the popular cross-platform, open source LibreOffice suite of tools for creating, editing, and viewing spreadsheets, presentations, text, and other documents. LibreOffice 7.1 Community is now available for download, and it brings several new features including a dialog that lets you set the user interface on first […]

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Lilbits: Google kills its MP3 store, Apple launches a smaller smart speaker

Last month Google introduced its $100 Nest Audio smart speaker and Amazon introduced a whole bunch of new Echo smart speakers. Today it was Apple’s turn. Two and a half years after the company released the original HomePod speaker with Siri support, the company has unveiled the HomePod mini which is smaller, cheaper, and serves […]

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Lilbits: Samsung leftovers, LibreOffice 7.0, and another PC with a 6W AMD Zen chip

Yesterday Liliputing reported that Lenovo has two new low-cost laptops for the education market that will be among the first to ship with 6-watt AMD processors based on the chip maker’s Zen architecture. But I forgot at the time that Lenovo also has a mini-desktop that will use the most powerful of those new chips. Lenovo […]

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Lilbits: All your games in one place (OK, just some of them)

Steam has dominated the PC gaming space for much of the past two decades by giving gamers a single place to buy games, track stats and achievements, stream games over a home network, and more. But in recent years the company has seen increased competition… and now two of those competitors have announced that their […]

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Lilbits 7-06-2020: LibreOffice Personal Edition?

LibreOffice is a suite of office applications for creating, editing, and viewing text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases, among other things. LibreOffice is free and open source software. Anyone can download it, use it, and even examine and modify the source code. But with version 7.0 set to launch next month, some users have been […]

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Haiku OS inches toward beta, adds LibreOffice support, driver and EFI updates

Haiku is an open source operating system designed to be compatible with applications developed for BeOS, an old school operating system that was acquired by Palm in 2001 and then largely abandoned. The first alpha version of Haiku was released in 2002, and the last official alpha was released in 2012. But development of the […]

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LibreOffice 5.4 released (free and open source office suite)

Microsoft recently started earning more money from Office 365 subscriptions than it does by selling one-time licenses for its Office software. Meanwhile, the folks behind LibreOffice continue to develop a free and open source alternative that you don’t have to pay a penny to use. LibreOffice 5.4 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux […]

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LibreOffice 5.3 introduces new UI, collaborative online editing

The latest version of LibreOffice introduces an experimental new user interface, support for cloud-based collaborative document editing, and a bunch of new features for editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. LibreOffice 5.3 is a cross-platform, open source program that’s now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. One of the most important additions may be the support […]