Fairphone 2 is still getting Android updates 5 years after launch

Google, Qualcomm, and companies like Samsung are working to ensure that smartphones receive operating system and security updates for longer – buy a new Samsung phone today and it should still get security updates in four years. But a small Dutch company called Fairphone is doing a bit better than that. Kind of. Five years […]

Microsoft is bringing new icons to Windows 10 File Explorer

The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build brings a change that sounds boring, but actually looks rather striking. File Explorer is getting new icons. Rather than a set of yellow folders with small icons spilling out to let you know if you’re looking at downloads, documents, pictures, music, or videos, for example, Windows 10 Insider […]

Lilbits: Android 12 Developer Preview 2 brings new goodies

Just under a month after releasing the first Android 12 Developer Preview, Google is back for round two. According to Google’s release announcement, new features include the ability to resize and manage picture-in-picture windows and new tools for developers to ensure their apps play on phones with displays featuring rounded corners. But Android bloggers have […]

Latest Windows 10 preview brings Auto HDR for gaming, new Virtual Desktop features, and more

Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 to testers, and it gives users more control over Virtual Desktop behavior, brings an updated UI for File Explorer, and made some changes to some of the “inbox” apps that come pre-installed on Windows 10. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21337 also includes a […]

Microsoft will stop including Paint 3D and 3D Viewer for new Windows installations

Four years after releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update with an emphasis on new content creation features, Microsoft is making a few of those features optional. Starting with Windows 10 Preview Build 21332, which began rolling out this week, when you do a clean install of Windows 10 the Paint 3D and 3D Viewer applications won’t be […]

Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Mageia 8, Oppo Find X3 Pro, and a modular electronic blocks kit for STEM education

Elecrow, the company behind the CrowPi educational laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi, have launched a new crowdfunding campaign for a more ambitious STEM education product called Crowbits. They’re sets of electronic modules including controllers, power supplies, input and output devices, and sensors. These blocks can be snapped together magnetically to create various projects including […]

Samsung promises at least 4 years of security updates for Galaxy devices launched since 2019

Most Android device makers have a pretty lousy track record when it comes to offering long-term support for their gadgets. But that’s finally starting to change. One of the latest signs? The world’s top smartphone maker (in terms of shipments) has announced that it will deliver at least four years of security updates for all […]

Lilbits: More Android 12 details emerge, that 7-screen laptop is even pricier than you thought, and Samsung’s next watch could run Android

Google released the first Android 12 Developer Preview this week but, as usual, the company only really focused on the new features and behavior changes that would affect developers. But the folks at xda-developers, Android Police, 9to5Google, Droid Life, Ars Technica, and other blogs have been poking and prodding Android 12 Developer Preview 1 to […]

Lilbits: Windows 10, 21H1, Office 2021, and NVIDIA’s crypto mining GPUs

Microsoft has developed a habit of releasing two major Windows 10 updates per year, usually with the spring update including at least a few big new features and the fall update focusing more on under-the-hood things that you might not notice as much. This year the company is flipping things around. The spring update will […]