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Internet Explorer dies in June, but IE Mode will live on for years

As Microsoft announced last year, the company is finally putting Internet Explorer 11 out to pasture this summer. The legacy web browser will be retired on June 15, 2022, and Microsoft is encouraging users to switch to the newer Edge web browser (although third-party browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Vivaldi are also options). But Microsoft […]

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Lilbits: Layoffs at ARM, new Ryzen desktop chips, and Shenzhen shutdown could mean more supply chain slowdowns

Two years after the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, China is one of the few countries that’s still pursuing a zero-COVID strategy, enforcing strict lockdowns wherever cases are reported in an effort to prevent it from spreading. But those lockdowns can have ripple effects, and the latest could make the global supply chain issues […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy A13 and A23 launched, try the Steam Deck UI on any PC, run GrapheneOS’ secure apps on any Android phone

Samsung’s Galaxy S series smartphones grab most of the headlines since they’re the company’s flagship-class phone that typically feature the best hardware Samsung can put in your pocket (even if that hardware sometimes doesn’t run as fast as it could). But the company’s best-selling phones are actually in the wallet-friendly Galaxy A series. And now […]

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Lilbits: Fitbit recalls its first smartwatch, Amazon closes its physical bookstores, and new Apple hardware is on the way

Apple has scheduled an event for March 8, where the company is likely to unveil new hardware that could include an updated iPhone SE and iPad Air and one or more new Mac computers sporting Apple Silicon chips. In other hardware news, Nothing plans to launch something soon: the company’s first smartphone. Google’s Pixel 6a […]

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Windows 11 stable picks up Android app support, new Media Player and Notepad apps

Microsoft is rolling out the first major update to Windows 11, bringing improvements to the Taskbar, new Media Player and Notepad apps, and support for running Android apps – something that’s only been available for members of the Windows Insider program up until now. The official way to run Android apps is to install the […]

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Windows 11 could be getting Sustainability, tablet, and wallpaper updates (leaks)

A handful of previously unannounced Windows 11 features have shown up in leaked builds of the operating system. A Sustainability setting could help you adjust power settings and view other information about the environmental impact of your PC. Notification priorities may be a little easier to configure. Focus Assist could be renamed Focus. You may be able to customized […]

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Lilbits: HoloLens 3 canceled, Astro Slide smartphone with a keyboard now shipping and more

The Astro Slide is a smartphone that you can also use like a tiny laptop thanks to a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from behind the display. Designed for touch-typing and inspired by the Psion line of handheld devices, the keyboard is quite different from the thumb keyboards found on BlackBerry-style devices or even modern […]

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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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Firefox is now available from the Microsoft Store (first major browser to arrive)

The new Microsoft Store that debuted with Windows 11 has a new look and support for more apps – Microsoft now lets developers submit Win32 apps as well as Universal Windows Platform apps and Progressive Web apps. Microsoft has also eased up on some restrictions. Developers can now submit third-party app stores like the Epic […]