Lilbits: Shopping Lists, Cloud Games, and Art Creation with AI


Out of Milk is a popular shopping list app available for Android, iOS, and the web. It’s been around for years and I had to use it once because this week I got an email informing me that the app had been sold and the new owner was implementing some changes.

Since I switched to AnyList for my shopping list / to-do list, I’m not really affected by these changes. But if you are still use Out of Milk and you’re not located in the US or Canada, you’re going to have to stop using it soon… as the new owner plans to terminate international users’ accounts after July 21, 2021.

This move is apparently due to the fact that the new owner is a U.S. company called InMarket that will comply with U.S. and Canadian consumer privacy laws, but may not want to comply with stricter privacy regulations for the consumer. ‘Europe and other countries. But as Android Police points out, InMarket’s core business seems to be location-based advertising, so people who may be uncomfortable sharing their data for advertising purposes may want to look for another alternative even if they do. can always use the app.

So… do you have a favorite app for creating, managing and sharing grocery lists or other lists?

  • Out of Milk is going to kick tons of users from the service, here’s what you need to know [Android Police]
    The popular Out of Milk grocery list app has been around for ages, but it was recently sold and the new owners have restricted use in the US and Canada and discontinued service to all others.
  • Android 12 beta 2.1 [Google]
    Google has released Android 12 Beta 2.1. This is a minor update with stability improvements and bug fixes, but probably doesn’t contain any major new features.
  • XCloud games finally get a powered upgrade to the Xbox Series X [The Verge]
    Microsoft has upgraded its Xbox Cloud Gaming servers to incorporate Xbox Series X hardware for improved graphics while streaming games over the internet to your phone or other supported devices.
  • Update some Google Drive file links, admin decision recommended [Google]
    Google is releasing a security update for Google Drive that will change the URLs of some files, which means you may need to request / grant access to some shared files again. A similar update is coming to YouTube, which means creators will have to opt out if they don’t want unlisted videos uploaded before 2017 to automatically become private.
  • LILYGO Mini E-Paper Core combines ESP32 with 1.02 inch ePaper screen in 3D printed housing [CNX Software]
    LILYGO Mini E-Paper Core is a 1.02 inch ePaper display paired with ESP32 microcontroller, microSD card slot, USB-C port, expansion headers and 3-way button. It sells for around $ 18 and up.
  • Turn your sketches into stunning landscapes with NVIDIA Canvas [NVIDIA]
    The NVIDIA Canvas app uses AI to allow RTX graphics card users to paint a rough doodle and automatically convert it to photorealistic images. The app is available now as a free beta.

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