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Lilbits: MacBook Self Service repairs could get pricy, Apple will unveil the iPhone 14 on September 7th, and Google launches new Fitbit wearables

Earlier this year Apple introduced a Self Service Repair program that lets customers purchase genuine Apple parts, use official repair guides, and even rent the same equipment Apple uses to perform repairs. At launch, the company offered everything you needed to repair recent iPhones. Now Apple has expanded to cover MacBook laptops as well. But […]

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13.6 inch MacBook Air with M2 processor now available for order for $1199 and up

The new MacBook Air (2022) is a compact 2.7 pound notebook with an ultrathin design, measuring just 0.44 inches (11.3mm) thick. But it has a larger, higher-resolution display than Apple’s previous-gen model, and a higher-performance processor. It’s also a little more expensive, with a $1199 starting price. First announced in June, the new Macbook Air with […]

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Lilbits: Your next Android phone could have ads on the lock screen, MacBook Air with M2 is almost here, and the GPU shortage is over (for now)

For the past few years it’s been hard to get your hands on a current-gen desktop graphics card without paying well above the asking price due to a combination of factors including supply chain shortages and growing demand from cryptocurrency miners. But prices have fallen recently and it’s easier to find cards in stock… just […]

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Lilbits: Xbox Cloud Gaming coming to Samsung Smart TVs, Meta scraps a smartwatch (and scales back its smart displays)

Last year Microsoft announced plans to develop a game streaming device that would allow you to play games on any screen without buying a full-fledged console or gaming PC. All you’d need is an internet connection and a game controller. But in May we learned that Microsoft may have discontinued work on that device… instead […]

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MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 with M2 chips coming in July

The first computers with Apple’s new M2 chips are coming in July, 2022. The new MacBook Air is a thin, light, and fanless computer with an $1199 starting price, while the new MacBook Pro 13 isn’t quite as thin, but it should offer better sustained performance thanks to active cooling (the fan allows the M2 chip […]

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Apple M2 brings faster CPU, graphics, and memory bandwidth to Macs

Apple’s M1 line of processors dramatically changed the game when they first debuted in 2020, offering better performance-per-watt than anything available than competing chips by a wide margin. Now the company is kicking off its next generation of Apple Silicon with the launch of the its first M2 series chip. The company says the new […]

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Lilbits: The $219 Pinebook Pro Linux laptop returns, GNOME is becoming more mobile-friendly, and Google Pixel 7 prototypes in the wild

It’s been a few years since Pine64 began shipping the PineBook Pro laptop to customers looking for a cheap, Linux-friendly notebook with an ARM-based processor. But due to global supply chain issues, it’s been out of stock at the Pine64 Store for most of the past year. Now it’s coming back and should be available […]

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Lilbits: What Europe’s antitrust crackdown on big tech could mean for users around the globe

The European Union is poised to adopt new antitrust rules for the biggest tech companies that could have widespread consequences for online advertising, app stores, and interoperability of messaging apps. Imagine being able to install a third-party app store on an iPhone, for example, or use Signal to send messages to your contacts who only […]

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Report: Apple’s next MacBook Air will be even thinner, lighter, faster (and have a MagSafe charger)

Apple turned heads when the company launched the first MacBook Air in 2008 – a laptop that was famously slim enough to fit inside an envelope. Last year the company refreshed the line with a new model powered by the company’s M1 processor that delivers powerful performance, long battery life, and a fanless design. So […]

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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 […]