Yet another calendar year has appear and gone… and people today are nonetheless attempting to determine out how to install the Google Play Retailer on Amazon Hearth tablets.
My current guides for accomplishing that with the hottest Fireplace Hd 8 and Fire Hd 10 ended up two of the most read articles on Liliputing this year… and final year… and in previous a long time.
But Fireplace tablet hacks weren’t the only items persons were interested in while caught at household throughout a world wide pandemic. Other well-known articles this calendar year consist of information about single-board computers (which include just one with a Ryzen Embedded processor), a inexpensive substitute to Fitbit’s pricy activity trackers, a couple of mini-desktop testimonials, and an explainer that addresses the variance amongst the Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3 requirements.
2020 was also the yr I launched a new spin-off web site, LinuxSmartphones, which is tracing the development of an thrilling new market at the intersection of mobile products and totally free and open resource program and components development. Part of the impetus was that I discovered some content about Linux phones and smartphone functioning programs managed to get a whole lot of web site views, which includes a single which designed its way into this list of the year’s most popular posts.
A single thing to keep in intellect is that the articles listed underneath have been the top rated posts by site views… which is something that’s mainly outside of my manage. I consider to come across subject areas that will be interesting to my viewers, but occasionally Google will push a large amount of website traffic by displaying the content in the Discovery feeds of individuals who do not typically pay a visit to this internet site. And often a put up will get a ton of referral website traffic from social media, reddit, Hacker Information, or other sources.
But it is a good deal a lot easier to compile a listing of posts with the highest website page views than it is for me to glimpse back again at numerous thousand posts released this year in order to discover the ones I place the most do the job into. So I’m glad that a couple of assessments manufactured the checklist (they usually take the most time to produce, but often really don’t convey in a lot of site sights). But I’m absolutely sure there is some things that regular audience may perhaps have found interesting which didn’t make it into this write-up. If you have a favored, experience totally free to depart a website link in the feedback.
Now, here are some of the most examine Liliputing content articles from 2020:
- I changed my Fitbit with a $35 Mi Band (mini-evaluate)
Back again in January, in advance of I understood how small walking outdoor I would be carrying out, I replaced my aged Fitbit with an low-cost exercise tracker from Xiaomi. I’ve likely charged the battery all-around 12-15 moments because then.
- Crowdfunded NexDock 2 laptop computer dock for smartphones (or Raspberry Pis) ships to backers
A couple of many years back NexDock was a single of quite a few firms promising add-ons that could convert your smartphone into a laptop. Now there is a lot less opposition in this area, but I can’t aid but ponder if the rising (but continue to tiny) Linux mobile phone area could produce a little bit extra demand from customers for this kind of notebook dock.
- Jailbreak for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (present-gen)
It’s not just Amazon’s tablets that are hackable. You can tweak options and even set up alternate Book audience (for examining EPUB documents, amid other items) on the company’s Kindle equipment. Regardless of currently being only a handful of months aged, this short article was viewed tens of 1000’s of moments, earning it a place on this list.