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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: Kodi 19.4 released, Vivo’s first foldable leaked, and screenless MacBooks as DIY Mac Minis

Chinese phone maker Vivo could be preparing to launch its first foldable phone… which would be more exciting if Vivo wasn’t the umpteenth company to do so. Valve’s Steam Deck handheld game console appears to still be in hot demand: the company has shifted ship dates for new orders back to Q3, 2022 which means […]

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MacBook Pro upgrades bring M1 Pro and Max chips, ProMotion Displays (with camera notches) and the return of Fn keys

Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops bring a big boost in CPU performance, an even bigger boost in graphics performance, the highest quality screens to date for an Apple laptop and the return of some features that Pro users have been missing. New MacBook Pro 14.2 inch and 16.2 inch laptops are available for pre-order today […]

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Live updates from Apple’s October 2021 “Unleashed” event

Apple is updating its MacBook Pro lineup with new models featuring more powerful Apple Silicon chips, adding a new 3rd-gen set of AirPods Pro to its lineup, and announcing a cheaper Apple Music plan. Here are the latest updates from Apple’s Unleashed event, in reverse chronological order. Update: For more details on Apple’s new laptops […]

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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 introduces MacBook Air with M1 processor, 18 hour battery life

One of Apple’s first laptops with an Apple Silicon processor is a thin and light laptop with a 13 inch display, a fanless design, and support for up to 18 hours of battery life. The new MacBook Air is powered by an Apple M1 processor, which Apple says brings a boost in CPU, graphics, and machine […]

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Lilbits: Razer’s Tiger Lake gaming laptop, Apple’s ARM MacBooks & Pine64’s open source communicator

Apple is set to announce its new iPhones next week. But according to a new report, the company will introduce its next MacBook a month later… and it’ll be the company’s first to feature an Apple-made processor based on ARM technology. Meanwhile, gaming company Razer has unveiled an upgrade to its Razer Blade Stealth 13 […]

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Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro mic can be disconnected (when you use a compatible case)

Every Apple MacBook released since 2018 has had a privacy feature that disconnects the microphone hardware when the lid is closed so that nobody can take control of your computer and listen when you think the system is sleeping. Now Apple is bringing the same hardware mic disconnect feature to iPads, starting with this year’s […]

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Apple launches 2020 MacBook Air for $999 and up (with improved keyboard, processor, and storage)

Apple’s new MacBook Air is a 2.8 pound laptop that measures 0.63 inches at its thickest point, and which packs a 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS display, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a 49.9 Wh battery for up to 12 hours of run time on a charge. But there are three things […]