Alienware Says Alpha Is Still in Alpha

The Alienware Alpha is smaller and more powerful than an Xbox One or PS4, but the $549 Windows-powered game console shipped a little half-baked. Not to worry, says Alienware: updates are on the way! "We're in the alpha phase of Alpha," admits the company. » 11/24/14 3:20pm 11/24/14 3:20pm

New Gadgets Are Fun But Why Not Love the One You're With?

As a tech reporter a lot of gadgets pass through my hands, but I’m a lousy early adopter in my personal life. I think the reason is readily understandable: it’s money. I don’t like to spend a lot on gadgets when I can make smart decisions and then just enjoy what I’ve bought. And by using this approach I get an added… » 9/29/13 5:20pm 9/29/13 5:20pm

How to Upgrade to iOS 7 Right Now

Although iOS 7 won't see an official release until September 18th, you can install the final version right now even if you're not a developer thanks to some anonymous public postings of the software update files. » 9/11/13 10:15am 9/11/13 10:15am

Verizon Wants to Let You Upgrade Your Phone More Often Too

Droid Life got their hands on internal Verizon slides that reveal that Verizon has plans to let its customers upgrade their phones more often. Yeah, kind of like T-Mobile's Jump plan. The 'VZ Edge' plan will supposedly let Big Red customers upgrade to a new phone once they have paid off 50% of their phone. Upgrade… » 7/15/13 9:35pm 7/15/13 9:35pm

The HTC One Finally Got Its Android 4.2.2 Upgrade

After promising for ages, then delaying it and killing it off on other phones like the One S, HTC’s finally come through with an Android 4.2.2 update for the much-loved HTC One. What a cracking point update it is too, because HTC’s finally fixed one of the One’s biggest gripes. » 7/08/13 6:32am 7/08/13 6:32am

Time for an upgrade, AT&T users! Beginning May 1, you'll be able to trade in your current smartphone for at least $100 off a new one (as long as you re-up for another 2 year contract). That means you can get an iPhone or a Galaxy S4 for a bill less than usual, even if the smartphone you're trading in is an old crappy… » 4/30/13 3:07pm 4/30/13 3:07pm

The Most and Least Repairable Tablets on the Market

The world is awash with tablets, but if you're a nerd who likes to tinker, it's important that you buy one that isn't too tricky to take apart, repair and upgrade. Fortunately, iFixit has released a list which ranks tablets according to their repairability. » 3/01/13 3:42am 3/01/13 3:42am

iPhone 4S Upgrade Kit for iPhone 4 Owners Is Only 99 Cents

That's right. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to upgrade your iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S. Just buy this special kit. It is just 99 cents! It's easy. Here's how: » 10/05/11 3:00pm 10/05/11 3:00pm

Pre-Order the iPhone 4S from Your Old iPhone with AT&T's Upgrader App

AT&T is set to release an AT&T Upgrader app for the iPhone 4S. The app is supposed to simplify the upgrade process by letting iPhone owners know what type of upgrade they're eligible for, how much the iPhone 4S will cost and then let them place their pre-order, all through the app. » 10/04/11 5:42pm 10/04/11 5:42pm

Sprint Changes Upgrade Policy Before Maybe (Probably) Getting the iPhone

Not all of Sprint's machinations ahead of likely offering the iPhone this October are bad. A few weeks after nearly doubling its early termination fee, Sprint is dropping the qualifying time for its upgrade plan from 22 months to 20, starting October 2nd. » 9/15/11 11:31am 9/15/11 11:31am

Verizon Offers Early Customer Upgrades Ahead of Fall Releases

If you're a Verizon customer with an "New Every Two" upgrade coming, start checking your email. Big Red might have just bumped you to the front of the line. » 8/31/11 8:05pm 8/31/11 8:05pm

Will Mac Pros Join MacBook Airs in This Week's Rumored Spec Bump Party?

Rumors of a MacBook Air update this week have reached such a froth that it'd be more of a surprise if they didn't show up. More unexpected? Speculation from 9to5Mac that a Mac Pro bump is in the hopper too. » 7/11/11 4:23pm 7/11/11 4:23pm

You Might Need a Snow Leopard Disc to Do a Clean Install of Lion

OS X Lion's only available through the Mac App Store. But without a DeeVeeDee, how are obsessive nerds supposed to do a clean install? Reinstall Snow Leopaard [sic], says the latest purported Steve Jobs email. Potentially annoying, if true. [MacRumors] » 6/21/11 2:43pm 6/21/11 2:43pm

Sprint Tells AT&T How to Boost Its Network Without Buying T-Mobile

Sprint is schooling AT&T and telling the wireless carrier how it can increase its wireless network capacity by a whopping 600%. » 6/20/11 8:35pm 6/20/11 8:35pm

Unlimited iPad Data Plans Can Transfer to iPad 2

Those of you who have unlimited data on your iPad—the early adopters who made their wives stand in line for them—can transfer their plans to the iPad 2 when they upgrade. [Engadget via BGR] » 3/07/11 1:14pm 3/07/11 1:14pm

Always Have the Latest Gadgets—Without Going Broke

You've tried the good enough movement. It never is. But succumbing to your inner early adopter can be a risky (and costly) decision. Here's how to stay current without going hobo. » 12/01/10 11:00am 12/01/10 11:00am

AT&T Taking Pity on Recent iPhone 3GS Buyers With Upgrade Offer

As part of a "one-time Customer Price Protection" program, AT&T is helping the poor suckers who bought an iPhone 3GS in the month before the iPhone 4 was re-revealed. They'll credit your account some dough or let you trade up. » 6/10/10 1:20pm 6/10/10 1:20pm

Google Maps 4.1 for Android Has Latitude Widget, Better Search Results…

Google Maps 4.1 for Android allows for switching of Google accounts, has a Latitude widget, Maps live wallpaper, neater search pages, and the option to swipe for more results. The update is available through the Android Market now. [Google Mobile] » 3/17/10 11:59pm 3/17/10 11:59pm

Mac Pro Upgraded to 3.33GHz

We talk, Apple listens. A little bit. The Mac Pro has been quietly upgraded. Nothing incredibly amazing, but quite a good jump in processor speed: Now you can order them with 3.33GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors for a mere $1200. » 12/04/09 11:40am 12/04/09 11:40am