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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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Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows developers now available for $219 (mini PC with Snapdragon 7c)

The Snapdragon Developer Kit is a small, inexpensive desktop computer designed to let Windows software developers test their apps on hardware powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. First announced in May, the Snapdragon Developer Kit was designed by Qualcomm and Microsoft and manufactured by ECS, and it’s now available for purchase for $219. The kit, also […]

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The Windows 11 Microsoft Store is now rolling out for Windows 10

Microsoft debuted a new version of the Microsoft Store with Windows 11, bringing an updated design, support for more apps, and even the option to download third-party app and game stores like the Epic Games Store. But the new Microsoft Store isn’t a Windows 11 exclusive. After launching alongside Windows 11 in October, Microsoft’s Rudy […]

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Lilbits: Fixing Windows 11 for PCs with AMD chips, prepping Windows 10 21H2, and Stadia’s future

When Windows 11 began rolling out earlier this month, some folks with PCs powered by AMD Ryzen processors noticed that their systems were running more slowly. Microsoft and AMD promised to deliver software updates that would fix the issue, and now they’re here. In other recent tech news from around the web, it looks like […]

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Lilbits: TCL’s foldable phone that wasn’t, Analogue Pocket Delayed (again) and the Cutest Console

The MINISFORUM Elitemini HX90 saga continues. After a couple of prominent YouTubers raised serious issues about the feature set and quality control of the little computer with a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, MINISFORUM released a statement saying it accidentally sent those reviewers the wrong pre-release prototypes for testing. And in other recent tech news from […]

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Lilbits: Nova Launcher 7, Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi, and Locast loses lawsuit, stops streaming TV channels

For the past few years an organization called Locast has been allowing folks in select US markets to stream broadcast TV over the internet for a “donation” of $5 or more per month. The company was betting that it could avoid licensing deals with TV networks and sidestep US copyright law by claiming it was […]

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Windows 10 begins blocking installation of “Potentially Unwanted Apps” by default this month

Microsoft’s built-in Windows Defender has had a feature that blocks installation of Potentially Unwanted Apps, (PUAs) since May, 2020. But up until now, it’s been disabled by default, which means users who wanted that protection would have to opt-in by flipping a few switches in their Windows Security settings. Now Microsoft says it’s going to […]

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Lilbits: Clubhouse gets a little less clubby (and open to everyone)

When Clubhouse made its debut as an audio-only social app for joining or listening into group conversations, it was an invite-only, iOS-only app released at a time when millions of people were stuck at home and perhaps craving social contact. It was a hit even before the app expanded to Android. And then signups started […]

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Lilbits: Intel wants to buy GlobalFoundries, people want to buy Steam Decks (but can’t due to website problems)

Intel may be planning to buy one of the world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturers. Xiaomi overtook Apple to become the world’s second biggest smartphone company (in terms of shipments) last quarter, behind Samsung. And Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming computer is now up for pre-order for $399 and up… if you can get your order to […]

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Windows 11 is a free upgrade, but not all Windows 10 PCs will qualify (system requirements)

Hoping to give Windows 11 a try when it rolls out later this year? The good news is that it’s a free upgrade for most Windows 10 PCs released in the past few years. The bad news is that not all Windows PCs will be able to support the new operating system, and most systems […]

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Lilbits: Prime Day preview, Windows 10’s new look, and gaming on small PCs

Microsoft has been working on a major overhaul of the Windows 10 user interface code-named “Sun Valley” for some time, and now the company is almost ready to show it off. Microsoft has scheduled an event for June 24th when the company is expected to reveal changings coming to Windows 10 that are expected to […]