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Apple stops offering iOS 14 security updates, users have to upgrade to iOS 15 future updates

When Apple released iOS 15 last fall, iPhone users got a bunch of new and improved features including support for portrait mode and spatial audio in Facetime calls, Focus modes for reduced distractions, and the ability to detect and interact with text in photos thanks to Live Text. But last year Apple also offered folks […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck, Apple’s AR headset, a Linux-friendly video capture card and more

Valve has confirmed that its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC is on track to begin shipping in February, following a short delay. And Apple may be looking at a somewhat longer setback for the virtual reality/augmented reality glasses it’s reportedly been developing since 2015: originally expected to ship this year, they may not be ready […]

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Lilbits: Android 12L Beta 2, Windows 11 Preview 22533, and Rockchip RK3588S

Windows PC shipments were up nearly 15% year-over-year in 2021 according to the latest report from research firm IDC. Google has released a second beta of Android 12L, the upcoming version of its mobile operating system optimized for tablets & foldables. Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 to Insiders. And Rockchip […]

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NVIDIA Shield software update brings Android 11 and 4K HDR cloud gaming

The NVIDIA Shield TV continues to be one of the most powerful Android TV devices close to seven years after the first model was released. It’s also one of the longest-supported Android devices to date. While NVIDIA has released a few hardware refreshes over the years, the company continues to push software updates for all models, […]

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Some Android 13 features leaked nearly a year ahead of launch

Android 12 is so new the paint is still drying, and Android 12L is still in beta. But details about the next major version of Android are starting to leak. While Android 13 most likely won’t be released until fall of 2022, the folks at xda-developers have received a series of screenshots that highlight some changes […]

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ReactOS 0.4.14 brings new features, more hardware support to the open source Windows clone

ReactOS is an open source operating system designed to be compatible with Windows applications. It’s been in development for more than two decades and is still very much work-in-progress software, but the first major release in more than a year brings a handful of new features and support for additional hardware. ReactOS 0.4.14 is now […]

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Android 12L is built for tablets and foldables, but now you can run the beta on Pixel phones

It’s only been a few months since Google released Android 12, but now you can beta test the next version of Google’s operating system for smartphones and tablets. Android 12L is expected to launch in early 2022 with numerous optimizations for large-screen devices including tablets and foldables. Google released a developer preview for the Lenovo […]

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Nokia 9 PureView won’t be getting Android 11, HMD offers discounts on new phones instead

HMD Global, the company that’s been producing Nokia-branded smartphones over the past few years, had earned a reputation for offering decent bang for the buck, a near-stock Android experience, and several years of guaranteed software updates. And then came the Nokia 9 PureView. When the company launched the phone in 2019, it shipped with Android […]

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Fairphone releases Android 10 update for a smartphone from 2015

The Fairphone 2 is a smartphone that shipped with Android 5.1 software when it was first released in 2015. Most phones from that time stopped receiving software updates years ago. But Fairphone has announced that an Android 10 update is now available for the Fairphone 2. This announcement comes about a half a year after […]

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Lilbits: Windows 10 21H2 is here and Windows 11 learns the true meaning of the B in BSOD

Windows 11 may be the hot new thing, but Microsoft plans to continue supporting Windows 10 through 2025, and the latest major update begins rolling out today. Although “major” may be overpromising a bit. The Windows 10 November 2021 Update (also known as Windows 10 21H2), incorporates all the smaller security, bug fix, and feature […]

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Fedora Linux 35 brings power management, audio, and other improvements

Fedora Linux 35 is now available for workstations (laptops or desktops), servers, or IoT devices. Among other things, the update brings Linux kernel 5.14 with improved hardware support, and the GNOME 41 and KDE Plasma 5.23 desktop environments. You can download the latest version of Fedora from the GetFedora website, or if you’re already running […]