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Lilbits: LastPass limitations, Windows battery usage stats, and KDE Plasma 5.21

Popular password manager LastPass offers free and paid tiers. Once upon a time, you had to pay if you wanted to use the mobile LastPass app on your phone, but LastPass for desktop users was free. Then the company removed that limitation. Now it’s… sort of back. LastPass has announced that starting in mid-March, you’ll […]

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Lilbits: Qualcomm doesn’t want NVIDIA buying ARM, and Xiaomi’s next flagship could have 120X zoom and a second screen in the camera bump

After launching in China late last year, the Xiaomi Mi 11 launched globally this week. But while the phone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 108MP camera, and 120 Hz display might seem like premium features, a new Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has leaked, and it’s got some even more premium characteristics. among other things, there’s a camera […]

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Lilbits: A new Linux-based tablet OS, and the latest Bond villain is… product placement?

A Chinese company has been teasing a new Linux-based operating system designed for tablets for the past few weeks, promising to release JingOS, “the world’s first iPadOS-style Linux distro” on January 31. But it looks like the operating system may not only be for tablets – the company’s latest tease shows the operating system running […]

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Microsoft is bringing “news and interests” to the Windows taskbar

Soon you may be able to doomscroll right from the Windows taskbar. Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider program on the dev channel and, among other things, it includes a “news and interests” feature integrated into the taskbar. You’ll be able to get a […]

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Microsoft may bring Android app support to Windows

Microsoft may have given up on making smartphone operating systems. But sometime next year the company may make it easier to run smartphone apps on a Windows laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. According to Windows Central’s Zac Bowden, Microsoft is “toying with” the idea of “bringing Android apps to the Microsoft Store,” and the feature […]

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Lilbits: Android apps on your Windows PC (sort of)

Microsoft’s Your Phone App for Windows 10 is designed to let you connect an Android phone to a Windows computer so you can respond to text messages, transfer files between devices, and more. On select devices you can also use it to view Android apps on your computer – they’re still running on your phone, […]

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It’s getting easier to install Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10

The Windows Subsystem for Linux allows you to download and install Linux and run command-line tools (and soon full-fledged desktop apps) on a Windows 10 computer. But installing a Linux distro using WSL has been a kind of tricky, multi-step process… until now. Earlier this year Microsoft announced it was working on an update that […]

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Lilbits: AMD gets serious about gaming, Microsoft is giving Windows 10 a makeover

Microsoft has taken to pushing out two major Windows 10 releases a year… but major may be in the eye of the beholder, because the last few updates have mostly brought a bunch of small changes to the operating system. That could change next year – according to a report from Windows Central, Microsoft is […]

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Lilbits: eGPU performance, theme-aware apps, and transcript-based video editing

One of the selling points for laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports is that they support data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps over a USB cable… so you can connect use a desktop graphics card with notebooks like the Razer Blade Stealth by connecting an external graphics dock. But it turns out that not every laptop […]

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Windows 10 October 2020 Update is here

The latest major Windows 10 Update brings an updated look for the Start Menu, support for viewing Edge browser tabs in the Alt + Tab menu, new security and device management features for Pro, Education, and Enterprise users, and more. The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now beginning to roll out to some computers running […]

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Lilbits: iPhone 12, Windows 10, and Google Workspace

Apple usually introduces new iPhones in September, but this year the company used its September event to unveil an 8th-gen iPad and a 4th-gen iPad Air (which is the first device to ship with an Apple A14 Bionic processor). But there was no iPhone in sight. It looks like we don’t have long to wait […]

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Lilbits: Google Nest Audio, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite, and more

Google announced two new phones, a new media streamer, and a bunch of new software features today. But the company also finally released an update to the Google Home smart speaker that launched almost four years ago. The new Google Nest Audio is a $100 smart speaker that the company says offers louder sound, deeper […]