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Lilbits: Windows on the Steam Deck gets better, iPhones might get USB-C ports in 2023

The Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS that’s designed to put Valve’s Steam game client front and center, and which is optimized for PC gaming. But while many games available from Steam support Linux and Steam OS even allows you to play many Windows games that aren’t designed […]

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Lilbits: Picture-in-Picture coming to Android TV, Steam Deck gains per-app performance profiles, and more

Android 13 is coming to phones and tablets this fall… but also to Android TV devices. Among other things, Android 13 for smart TVs will bring support for picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to keep watching video from one app or service while interacting with another or while browsing for the next thing you want to […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck software update, beginning of the end for the Pixel 3a, and Audacity in the Microsoft Store

Valve’s latest beta software update for the Steam Deck brings experimental support for controlling the screen refresh rate in games and allows the Linux-based operating system to control the fan speed as well as when the fan activates in the first place, which can cut down on unwanted noise in some circumstances. Unfortunately there’s also […]

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Lilbits: Google Play Store Data safety labels, Steam Deck software update, and turning an old phone into a gaming phone

Valve has released a software update for the Steam Deck that brings bug fixes, localized keyboard layouts, and a lock screen. The Google Play Store has started rolling out the Data Safety labels for Android apps and games that Google had unveiled last year. If you’ve ever wanted a mobile phone with a rotary dial, […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck Dock updated ahead of launch, Google kills call recording on Android (again), and more

Valve’s Steam Deck is a gaming PC designed to be held in your hands. But if you want to use it for desktop-style gaming, you can always connect an external display, keyboard, mouse, or other hardware. And the company plans to begin selling an official Steam Deck Dock later this spring that will make it […]

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Lilbits: Meta’s big bet on AR glasses, a stackable single-board PC, and adding discrete graphics to the Steam Deck

Facebook changed the name of its parent company to Meta last year as part of an attempt to refocus the future of the company that’s best known for social media apps that run on other company’s platforms, like Android and iOS. It’s not clear if or when the so-called metaverse will really take off, but […]

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Lilbits: Another AMD handheld gaming PC, Volla Phone 22 (with Android or Ubuntu), and Asus Tinker Edge R single-board computer

The ONEXPLAYER Mini is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch display, built-in game controllers, and a choice of processors – a model with an 11th-gen Intel processor launched in January, and a new model with a 12th-gen Intel chip is coming soon. Last month One Netbook introduced a version with an AMD Ryzen […]

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Now you can install Windows on the Steam Deck (but you might not want to… yet)

The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer with a custom AMD processor featuring Zen 2 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics. It offers some of the best PC gaming experience you’ll find in a handheld device and it ships with Valve’s Steam OS software, a Linux-based operating system built around the company’s Steam game […]

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Lilbits: Dell’s Dual Charge dock powers your phone & laptop, VAIO FE laptops come to America for $699 and up, and more

Dell has a new docking station set to hit the streets in May which will allow you to connect up to two 4K displays to a laptop, charge your laptop and wirelessly charge your phone all using a single power cable. And that all sounds great until you look at the price tag. Speaking of price […]

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Lilbits: F(x)tec Pro1-X keyboard phone, Motorola hits #3 in US smartphone sales, Steam Deck answers, and more

The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a smartphone with a 6 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. But it has a few features that make it very unusual for a smartphone in 2022: the phone has a slide-out keyboard, supports both Android and Ubuntu Touch […]