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HMD’s Nokia XR20 is a rugged phone built to last (with 4 years of security updates)

The new Nokia XR20 is an Android smartphone with mid-range specs that launches this week with a 2-year warranty and a promise that it will receive at least three major Android updates as well as security updates for at least four years. But with a growing number of Android phone makers promising to deliver years […]

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HMD promises 3 years of software updates for its new mid-range phones (and 2 years for budget models)

Android phone makers have a reputation for offering limited software support for their devices – buy a new phone today and maybe if you’re lucky it’ll receive one major Android operating system update and a few security updates. But that’s starting to change. Google Pixel phones come with three years of guaranteed updates. Samsung flagships […]

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Lilbits 385: Laptops big and small

A few days ago we reported that a Dell XPS 17 laptop was likely on the way. Now we know what it’ll probably look like, thanks to an image spotted on Dell’s website. Meanwhile One Netbook continues to leak tidbits of information about the company’s upcoming mini-laptop designed for gaming. This time we have a […]

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After making a terrific tablet in 2017, Eve Tech is having trouble shipping units and supporting customers

The Eve V is a surprisingly good tablet from a company that took a very unusual approach. Not only did Eve Tech raise money through a crowdfunding campaign, but the scrappy young company turned to potential customers for input on nearly every important design decision. While that could easily have led to a too-many-cooks-spoiled-the-tablet situation, […]

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Google’s 5 years of support for older Chromebooks is starting to be a problem

When Google announced a few years ago that it would offer at least 5 years of software updates for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, that seemed like good news. After all, most Android phones only get updates for a year or two, if that. But compared to Windows and OS X, that 5 year lifespan is pretty […]

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Apple pulls iTunes Store support for 1st-gen Apple TV, Windows XP and Vista

The original Apple TV was released a little over 11 years ago. And if you’re still hanging onto one, it’s about to get a lot less useful. Apple has announced that the iTunes Store will no longer work with 1st-gen Apple TV devices starting May 25th. The company is also pulling the plug on iTunes […]

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Now it’s easier to find out what’s in Windows 10 updates

Microsoft has released a number of updates to Windows 10 since launching the operating system in July, 2015. But up until now it hasn’t always been easy to know what features, bug fixes, or security improvements were included in each update. That’s starting to change: Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 update history page, […]

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Your PC might download Windows 10 even if you don’t plan to upgrade

Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as a free upgrade for computers running Windows 7 or later. If you don’t want to install Windows 10 you don’t have to, but if you choose to upgrade by July 29th, 2016, you don’t have to pay an extra penny. But Microsoft would really like you to upgrade… and the company’s […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 beta updated, patches DingleBerry jailbreak exploit

Research in Motion has released a new beta version of the BlackBerry PlayBook operating system. PlayBook OS for the tablet feels smother and faster than the previous beta nad fixes a number of quirks. But there’s bad news for anyone that’s rooted a PlayBook using Dingleberry. Update: Now you can use Dingleberry 3.0 to […]