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Lilbits: New Android and Windows 11 features, Pocket PC handheld, and the Honor 60 smartphone

It can be easy to forget that you granted an app permission to track your location or access your local storage if it’s an app you use infrequently. So Google introduced a feature with Android 12 that will automatically revoke permissions for apps you haven’t launched in a while. You can always grant permissions again […]

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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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BIOS Update lets you install Windows 11 on the GPD Win Max (2020) handheld gaming PC

The GPD Win Max is a handheld gaming PC that looks like a little laptop with built-in game controllers. Released in 2020 with 10th-gen Intel Ice Lake processor and Iris Plus graphics, it shipped with Windows 10… and it probably would have stayed there for most users if GPD hadn’t just released a BIOS update […]

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Twitch hack reveals unannounced Amazon “Vapour” game store (and much, much more)

Twitch has suffered a major data breach, with hackers releasing more than 125 gigabytes of data from the Amazon-owned platform used by millions to live stream video game sessions and other activities. The data includes source code for the Twitch website as well as for Twitch desktop, mobile and console clients. Also found in the […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 6 launches October 19, Cyrcle Phone 2.0 hits Kickstarter, Firefox 93 is here

Google has been talking about its upcoming Pixel 6 phones for months, but the company hadn’t announced a launch date or pricing information… until now. Google has scheduled a Pixel Fall Launch Event for October 19th, when we’ll likely learn more about the first phones to ship with Google Tensor processors, the biggest camera upgrade […]

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Emergency SOS for Pixel phones can record videos, call emergency services and alert your contacts

Google’s Personal Safety app, which is pre-installed on Pixel phones, allows users to enter emergency contacts, medical information, and other details that can be displayed during an emergency.

Now Google is rolling out an update that brings an “Emergency SOS” feature that lets you record video, call emergency services, and share information with emergency contacts by pressing the power button quickly 5 times.

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Amazon’s flying security camera is now available for $250 (by invitation only)

A year after introducing a flying security camera called the Ring Always Home Cam, Amazon is officially launching the security drome for home use as a Day 1 Edition device. That means there’s limited quantities available and you’ll need to request an invitation for the chance to spend $250 on one. But it’s officially moving […]

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Lilbits: A DIY Spotify Box, Microsoft’s Surface Adaptive Kit for accessibility, Fairphone 4, and more

This week Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, a new Surface Duo 2 phone, and a new Surface Laptop Studio that are all scheduled to hit the streets soon. But the company also unveiled a new Surface Adaptive Kit that’s designed to make those devices, and many others, easier to use for people with disabilities. The […]

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NitroPhone 1 is a security-hardend Pixel 4a for $750

Nitrokey is an open source security hardware maker based in Germany known for devices like USB keys that can be used for multi-factor authentication and flash drives with encrypted storage. But the company also sells security-hardened laptop and desktop computers. Now Nitrokey is selling its first smartphone. The NitroPhone 1 is available for 630 €, or […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 5a, Kindle vulnerability patched, and Super Duper Secure Mode for Microsoft Edge

Google has already confirmed that it will launch Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones this fall, and they’ll be the company’s first phones to feature a new Google Tensor system-on-a-chip rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. But they’ll also be expensive phones designed to compete with other flagships. The company isn’t giving up on the […]