Lilbits (7-24-2013): Google day edition

In case you missed it, today was a big day for Google news. The company unveiled its new Nexus 7 tablet, which we kind of already knew everything about anyway. But Google also introduced a $35 device called Chromecast which you can plug into a TV and use to stream videos, music, and web content […]

Lilbits (7-10-2013): CyanogenMod issues security update, Apple fixed eBook prices

Earlier this year the folks at Bluebox Security discovered a vulnerability affecting nearly any device running Android 1.6 or later. The company alerted Google, and eventually let the public know. This week Google confirmed that it’s sent a security patch to partners, but it’s up to individual device makers to update the software for the […]

Lilbits (5-13-2013) Toshiba Kirabook, Xiaomi laptop, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The Toshiba Kirabook is the first Windows ultrabook to feature a display that rivals the ones found on the MacBook Pro with Retina and Google Chromebook Pixel. But according to one of the first reviews of the Kirabook, that screen might be a mixed blessing on a Windows laptop. Here are some of the day’s […]

Xiaomi Phone 2S is China’s answer to the HTC One/Samsung Galaxy S IV

There are more companies cranking out smartphones and tablets in China than I can count. But Xiaomi is one of the few companies that actually has a little bit of name recognition outside of China, thanks in part to the company’s popular MIUI skin for Android. It also doesn’t hurt that the company puts out […]

EdenTab 7 inch tablet with MIUI Android hits Japan

MIUI is a custom version of Google Android with its own home screen design, custom notification system, and a number of unique apps. It looks like the sort of customization that you’d expect from a big phone maker such as Samsung or HTC, but up until recently MIUI was best known by hackers looking for […]