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Lilbits: Nintendo Switch Pro, Qualcomm gaming handheld, and a portable E Ink display

The long-rumored Nintendo Switch Pro could finally ship this fall. Qualcomm may also launch a handheld gaming device powered by one of its ARM-based processors. And these reports come on the heels of leaks this week suggesting that Valve could launch a handheld gaming computer later this year. Competition in the handheld gaming space could […]

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Lilbits: Ubuntu on Windows, rising smartphone shipments, and first-time Mac and iPad buyers

When Apple introduced the M1 processor late last year, the company made bold claims about its performance and efficiency. And when reviews of the new Macs powered by the chip started to come in, it turned out that those claims were largely true – Apple’s new processors are among the fastest desktop and laptop chips […]

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Apple brings its M1 chip to the iPad Pro, which now supports up to 16GB RAM and 2TB storage

Apple has been making some of the highest-performance ARM-based processors for years. Initially the company used those chips in mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad, but last year the company released its most powerful ARM chip to date and it debuted in the most powerful MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 laptops to date. […]

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Live updates from Apple’s Spring Loaded 2021 launch event

Apple is holding its spring hardware launch event where the company is revealing new hardware, software and services. Here are some of the latest updates, in reverse chronological order. Update: Apple’s Spring Loaded event has now ended. Check out the major announcements below, or read Liliputing’s article about the new iPad Pro for more details […]

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Parallels Desktop now lets you run Windows on Macs with Intel or M1 chips

When Apple launched the first Macs with ARM processors, the company managed to deliver big gains in performance and efficiency, whether you’re running apps designed to run natively on ARM or apps that were originally made for Macs with Intel chips. But there were some things you couldn’t do. You couldn’t install Windows on a […]

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Lilbits: Linux on Apple Silicon and the uncertain future of the LG Rollable smartphone

Apple launched the first Macs with Apple Silicon a few months ago, delivering a big boost in performance while also reducing power consumption. One downside of Apple’s switch from Intel processors to its own ARM-based custom chips though, is that you can no longer easily install Windows alongside macOS using Boot Camp, and for a […]

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Apple Mac with M1 chip review roundup: Blazing fast, energy efficient, with some frustrating limitations

Apple made some bold claims when the company unveiled its first custom chip designed for Mac computers. It looks like many of those claims were true. The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with Apple M1 processors are shipping today, and the first reviews have gone live. For the most part, tech journalists […]

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Apple’s MacBook Pro 13 with M1 chip promises 2.8X performance boost

Apple’s new 13 inch MacBook Pro is the company’s first Pro laptop to feature an M1 processor. Apple says that means the new laptop delivers up to a 2.8X performance boost over its Intel-powered predecessor for general purpose computing. Graphics performance is said to be up to 5X faster and machine learning tasks that can leverage […]

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Apple M1 is a 5nm, 8-core system-on-a-chip for MacBooks

Apple has been building its own processors for smartphones, tablets, watches, and Apple TV devices for a decade. Now the company is making its own chips for Mac computers, starting with the Apple M1 chip. The company’s first ARM-based processor for Macs is a system-on-a-chip that combines an 8-core CPU, up to 8-core graphics, a […]