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Lilbits: iPadOS 16 could be delayed to make sure Stage Manager multitasking actually works

While budget tablets like Amazon’s Fire line of devices are probably best used for media consumption, companies have been positioning higher-priced tablets as productivity machines for years. Microsoft’s Surface tablets were originally pitched as tablets that can replace your PC. And Apple keeps adding features to its iPad and iPad Pro lineup that blur the […]

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Honor Tablet 8 has a 12 inch display and eight speakers (launching in China for $220 and up)

Chinese phone maker Honor’s latest Android device isn’t a phone at all, but a mid-range tablet with a few unusual features… like way more speakers than you’d expect to find in a tablet. The Honor Tablet 8 is up for pre-order in China today and should begin shipping in about a week. It has a 12 inch […]

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Apple’s new iPad Air is (almost) a cheaper iPad Pro for $599 and up

The lines between Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad Air are getting blurrier. The new 2022 iPad Air is a thin and light tablet that’s almost exactly the same size as the 11 inch iPad Pro and which has the same processor, the same 12MP front-facing camera, and the same support for a 2nd-gen Apple Pencil […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 6a confirmed (sort of), USB-C charging comes to power tools, and Face ID works with face masks now

Google’s next smartphone is expected to be a cheaper version of the Pixel 6, featuring the same Google Tensor processor, but an older, less powerful camera system. Google hasn’t officially confirmed that the Pixel 6a is real yet… but it’s come pretty close with a mention of the unannounced phone spotted in a coloring book […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Fanless Tiger Lake mini PCs, and iSIM could eventually supplant eSIM technlogy

Once upon a time you needed a physical SIM card in your phone to connect to cellular networks. Then came eSIMs, which were built into a chip pre-installed on the phone. Soon you may not even need a separate chip, thanks to iSIM technology that Qualcomm and partners are starting to demonstrate. In other recent […]

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Android 12L will bring better support for foldables and large-screen devices

Android 12 only began rolling out to Pixel phones last week, but Google is already preparing the next update – a version that’s optimized for foldables and large-screen devices. And you won’t have to wait until Android 13 is available next fall to get it. That’s because the next update will be called Android 12L, […]

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Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 8, Surface X and Surface Go 3

Microsoft announced updates across its range of Surface devices today. While previous years have brought mostly modest evolutionary changes, this round of updates brought some major improvements and a few surprises, too. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Let’s start with the Surface Pro 8. Microsoft says that it’s twice as fast the Surface Pro 7 thanks […]

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Topjoy Butterfly tablets with DES Slurry ePaper displays hit Kickstarter, ship in November (crowdfunding)

Topjoy, makers of the Falcon mini laptop, are back with some new devices to share. This time around they’ve stuck to the winged creature theme with the Butterfly tablets. It’s a fitting choice, given the fact that butterflies generally have colorful, paper-like wings and the Butterfly tablets feature color ePaper displays. First unveiled in August, […]