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Manjaro, Mobian, and OpenSUSE release updated OS images for the PinePhone

As the end of 2020 approaches, Linux phones still occupy a tiny niche in the smartphone market. But it’s a growing niche. Pine64 has shipped thousands of PinePhones. The Purism Librem 5 has finally begun to ship. And a handful of other phones powered by Linux are starting to ship as well. While the software […]

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Manjaro ARM Beta3 for PinePhone brings camera, phone call, and gesture improvements

The latest beta of Manjaro ARM for the PinePhone brings a series of software updates and bug fixes. The kernel and default web browser, camera app, keyboard, and chat applications have all received updates. Phone call audio quality has been improved. And you you can now close applications by swiping upward on the thumbnail image […]

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Lilbits: Internet at the speed of light

Delivering high-speed internet usually requires running cables across long distances. But that can get tricky when you’re trying to bring connectivity to a place where there isn’t already a lot of infrastructure for it… so recently we’ve seen solutions ranging from satellites to balloons. Now Google’s parent company Alphabet is partnering with internet service providers […]

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Manjaro ARM Beta2 Phosh for PinePhone brings better performance, HDMI output

Less than a month after releasing the first public beta of Manjaro ARM Phosh for the PinePhone, the developers of this mobile version of Manjaro have released beta 2. Among other things, the latest release brings support for 60 fps graphics on the phone, and HDMI output for when you want to use an external […]

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Beelink GT-R mini PC with Manjaro Linux and AMD Ryzen coming soon

The Beelink GT-R is a small desktop computer with a 35-watt AMD Ryzen 5 3350H processor, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, support for WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, a built-in fingerprint sensor, and a decent selection of ports. First unveiled in July, the BeeLink GT-R is available for purchase from GeeekBuying for $300 and up and comes […]

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Lilbits: LG’s rollable phone, Apple One, and PinePhone updates

LG’s on a roll with weird phones. Last month the company introduced the LG Wing dual-screen smartphone with a swivel that lets you arrange the screens in a T-shape. And at the end of the presentation the company teased its next weird phone – one with a rollable display that would allow you to literally stretch […]

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Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]