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Lilbits: Arm IPO, Atari 2600+ and the “first conformant” GPU driver for Apple M1 and M2 chips

The folks behind Asahi Linux have been had to reverse engineer Apple’s CPU and GPU architecture in order to get Linux up and running on the latest Macs with Apple Silicon processors. But one of the developers responsible for much of the work that’s gone into creating open source graphics drivers for Apple M1 and […]

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Lilbits: Kindle Scribe reviews, the NUC Pro’s new look, and Linux graphics on Apple Silicon

Amazon has dominated the eBook reader space for years, not necessarily because the company has the best hardware or software, but because its Kindle products are fairly cheap, good enough for most people, and tightly integrated with what’s probably the world’s best-known eBook store. So when Amazon introduced the Kindle Scribe this year, it turned […]

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Asahi Linux Alpha lets you run Linux on Apple Silicon

Apple’s Macs with M1 series processors offer the best performance-per-watt of any laptop or desktop computers available at the moment. But the transition from using Intel chips to custom-made ARM processors limits your options for running software other than macOS. You can no longer dual boot Windows on a Mac (although you can run it […]

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Lilbits: Google is taking Android tablets seriously (again), Elementary OS troubles, and more about Apple’s M1 Ultra

It’s been more than a decade since Google released Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first version of the company’s mobile operating system specifically designed for tablets. The next release, Android 4.0, basically merged the smartphone and tablet operating systems into one… and Google hasn’t really paid much attention to tablets or tablet apps since then, leaving […]

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Apple’s new iPad Air is (almost) a cheaper iPad Pro for $599 and up

The lines between Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad Air are getting blurrier. The new 2022 iPad Air is a thin and light tablet that’s almost exactly the same size as the 11 inch iPad Pro and which has the same processor, the same 12MP front-facing camera, and the same support for a 2nd-gen Apple Pencil […]

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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. […]