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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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KDE Plasma 5.25 brings new gestures, better support for 2-in-1 tablets, and more customization options

The latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment for Linux and other open source operating system is here and, among other things, KDE Plasma 5.25 brings support for new touchscreen and touchpad gestures, a new way for multitaskers to view all of their apps and desktops at once, and a bunch of new customization options. There’s […]

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postmarketOS v22.06 brings easier upgrades, UI improvements to the mobile Linux distro

PostmarketOS is a Linux distribution optimized for smartphones and other devices with ARM-based processors. Initially designed as a project to breathe new life into old phones by giving them an operating system with long term support, the latest version of postmarketOS now officially supports 27 devices including phones, tablets, and single-board computers. It’s also now […]

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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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Notkia puts a Linux PC inside the shell of a Nokia 1680 cellphone

The Nokia 1680 classic is a basic cellphone that was released in 2008 just as smartphones were starting to become a thing. Designed for phone calls, texting, and not much else, the phone has a small screen, a numeric keypad, and support for 2G networks. But a hardware hacker going by Reimu NotMoe has scooped […]

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Lilbits: Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 leaked, Microsoft’s new adaptive accessories, Android 12 Beta, and more

During the first day of the 2022 Google I/O developer conference we learned that the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds Pro are all coming this year, with a Pixel Tablet expected to launch in 2023. That’s a lot of news for one day. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In […]

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Lilbits: Fortnite is free to stream on Xbox Cloud Gaming, AMD brings Zen 3 to Chromebooks, and more

AMD has unveiled a line of new chips for Chromebooks that basically put some of last year’s best laptop processors into Chrome OS notebooks like the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and HP Elite c645. In other recent tech news from around the web, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming platform is bringing 4K support to […]

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Kubuntu Focus M2 Linux laptop now available with Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H

The Kubuntu Focus M2 is a high-performance laptop that ships with the Kubuntu operating system pre-installed. The first version of the laptop was released in 2019, and since then the makers of the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution have worked with their hardware partners on several updates. The latest version is powered by a 12th-gen Intel Core […]

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Lilbits: Pixel Watch, Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS, TCL NXTPAPER 10S tablet, and an Anbernic RG503 handheld review

Now that Canonical has released Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, we’re starting to see Ubuntu-based Linux distributions release their own updates. Case in point: Linux PC maker System76 has released Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS which brings kernel, desktop environment, and app updates, along with some new features that are specific to Pop!_OS. In other tech news from around […]