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Lilbits: Android 12L Beta 2, Windows 11 Preview 22533, and Rockchip RK3588S

Windows PC shipments were up nearly 15% year-over-year in 2021 according to the latest report from research firm IDC. Google has released a second beta of Android 12L, the upcoming version of its mobile operating system optimized for tablets & foldables. Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 to Insiders. And Rockchip […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal to become default command prompt for Win11 (plus jailbreaking the PS4, using older Chromebooks and more)

For the most part you can use Windows without ever typing into the command line. That’s one of the key things that set Windows apart from its predecessor, MS-DOS. But power users may still find themselves firing up command line utilities like the Windows Command Prompt, Microsoft PowerShell, or the Windows Subsystem for Linux from […]

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Windows 11 Voice Access will let you control a PC by talking to it, available now in preview

Microsoft has been including speech recognition software in Windows for years, but historically it’s been designed as an accessibility setting that allows you to input text by talking instead of typing. Soon you’ll also be able to launch and switch between apps, browse the web, and generally control your computer by voice thanks to a […]

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Microsoft’s redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 is now available to Insiders

Microsoft is giving the venerable Notepad application a fresh coat of paint for Windows 11. While the new version’s not quite ready for the general public yet, members of the Windows Insider program in the Dev Channel can try out a preview of the new Notepad. Notepad continues to be a rather simple app for […]

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Microsoft makes Windows 11 browser switches easier, adds buy now pay later to Edge

It was a week of ups and downs for Microsoft and Edge. First the company angered users by bolting buy now, pay later app Zip onto Edge. Then, just days later, Microsoft tweaked Windows 11 to make it easier for users to change their default web browser. If you’re asking why a web browser needs […]

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Lilbits: New Android and Windows 11 features, Pocket PC handheld, and the Honor 60 smartphone

It can be easy to forget that you granted an app permission to track your location or access your local storage if it’s an app you use infrequently. So Google introduced a feature with Android 12 that will automatically revoke permissions for apps you haven’t launched in a while. You can always grant permissions again […]

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Lenovo device with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor shows up at Geekbench

Windows on ARM laptops and tablets have been a mixed bag so far. While they make it possible for PC makers to deliver thin, light, and usually fanless devices with long battery life and sometimes with integrated support for 4G LTE or 5G wireless, they’ve generally been slower than similarly-priced hardware with Intel or AMD […]

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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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Lilbits: CutiePi Linux tablet, NXP i.MX 93 chips, Twitter Blue, and YouTube’s Dislike button

The CutiePi tablet with a built-in handle, a Raspberry Pi for brains, and Linux-based software is nearing release. Twitter is charging people willing to pay for an Undo Tweet button (and a few other perks). Google hopes YouTube might be a friendlier place if it hides the number of times the dislike button has been […]