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Lilbits: Microsoft is bringing the Task Manager right-click shortcut back to the Windows 11 taskbar

Microsoft made a bunch of changes to the Windows user interface when the company launched Windows 11 last year. And some of those changes, which were designed to simplify the UI, actually made it harder to perform some actions. Now Microsoft is starting to roll back one of the more annoying changes. Starting with the latest […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch coming Oct 6, Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 on Oct 12th?

Apparently October is launch season for first-party devices from Google And Microsoft, with the latter scheduling a product launch event for October 12th (expect new Surface hardware), and the former holding an event on October 6th to officially launch the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and possibly other hardware. A new leak suggests […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 2022 Update, NVIDIA RTX 40 series, and a review of LG’s unreleased rollable phone

Microsoft is rolling out the latest big update to Windows 11, bringing changes to the Start Menu, taskbar, and Snap Layouts, among other things. There’s also finally support for native tabs in the File Explorer, and the Amazon Appstore and Windows Subsystem for Android is rolling out in more countries (with more Android apps available […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro 9 specs leaked (Intel and Qualcomm processor options)

For the last few years Microsoft has been selling Surface Pro tablets with Intel chips and Surface Pro X tablets with Qualcomm’s ARM-based processors. But rumor has it that this year the company will kill off the Surface Pro X brand and just launch Intel and Qualcomm versions of the Surface Pro 9. Now WinFuture […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s new 5G portable computing device, Honor Pad X8 tablet, and Avast buys a popular browser extension

A series of recent listings on the FCC website show that Microsoft has a new “portable computing device” on the way. Since the good stuff like pictures and user manuals are locked away behind confidentiality agreements, all we really know is that it supports WiFi 6E, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, and 5G wireless networking. Could it […]

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Lilbits: 140W USB Type-C chargers arrive (power a MacBook Pro 16), Vivo X Fold+ coming soon

You can charge a growing number of laptops using a USB Type-C wall charger. But up until recently, most of those chargers topped out at charging speeds under 100 watts, which meant you couldn’t use them with higher-power notebooks like the latest MacBook Pro 16. But now a handful of companies have begun selling 140W […]

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Lilbits: Cellphone with a rotary dial coming soon, OpenWrt 22.03 released, and Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch launch date announced

A few years ago Justine Haupt combined classic phone design and modern tech to create a working cellphone with a rotary dial. Later she began selling kits to folks who wanted to make their own. Soon a version aimed at folks who aren’t hardware hackers will ship, and a video shows how the new Rotary Un-Smartphone […]

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Lilbits: PineBuds Pro, PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, and StarFive JH7110 RISC-V chip details

At least two upcoming single-board computers will be powered by StarFive’s new JH7110 processor featuring four RISC-V CPU cores and Imagination BXE-4-32 graphics, the Star64 board from Pine64, and the VisionFive 2 from StarFive. Now more details about the chip’s full feature set are have been revealed. The StarFive JH7110 is a quad-core RISC-V processor […]

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Lilbits: iPhone 14 announcement imminent, UE Wonderboom 3 has a micro USB port, don’t count out Netflix games just yet, and Linux phone news

Rumor has it that Apple could introduce the iPhone 14 family on September 7th and make the phones available in stores the following week. Meanwhile in Linux phone land, there have been some exciting developments recently… but also some friction between one of the companies that helped spur development of Linux for phones in recent […]

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Lilbits: Google Play Store and the Windows Subsystem for Android, turning the Surface Go 2 into a Linux tablet, and more

The Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is an optional Windows 11 feature that allows you to run Android apps within Microsoft’s desktop operating system. Out of the box, the feature is tied to the Amazon Appstore and only a limited number of apps are available for download. But shortly after Microsoft released the first preview […]