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Windows 10 for small tablets won’t support desktop apps (mostly)

Microsoft may be using the Windows 10 name for its upcoming software for smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, and even the Xbox One. But not all versions of Windows 10 are created equal. For instance if you run Windows 10 on a tablet with an 8 inch or larger screen you’ll be able to run both […]

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Lilbits (3-05-2014): Google Android finds its voice

One of the key features of Google Android is its voice recognition and text-to-speech engine which lets you talk to your phone and receive spoken replies. But if your phone’s voice has always sounded a bit… basic, the latest version of the Google Text-to-Speech app could improve things dramatically. Instead of voice data files that […]

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Lilbits (5-29-2013): The Windows Start Button returns (probably)

One of the more controversial moves Microsoft made with the launch of Windows 8 was the removal of a dedicated Start Button. It’s still sort of there… but it only pops up when you hover your mouse over the lower left edge of the screen in desktop mode. Some folks have been unhappy about that […]

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NVIDIA shows Windows 8 running on a Tegra-based tablet – video

It’s been a year since Microsoft announced that Windows 8 would run on devices with ARM-based processors as well as computers with x86 chips. But while a Windows 8 developer preview has been available for months, it currently only runs on x86 chips. Today NVIDIA showed off a tablet with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor […]