14 Things You Can Do in Windows 10 That You Couldn't Do in Windows 8

Did you hear there’s a new version of Windows in town? If your Windows 8-toting friends ask you exactly what you can do with the new Windows 10 that they can’t do on their own machines, here’s what to tell them. These are some of the best new features and functions Microsoft has added to its all-encompassing operating… »7/31/15 10:04am7/31/15 10:04am

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Preview Users Will Get a Free Upgrade

We’ve known for a while that when Windows 10 comes out, it will be a free upgrade to most users. What if you’re using the preview version, though? Yep, you’re included. So if you’re on an old version of Windows that isn’t eligible for the upgrade (like XP or Vista), installing the Preview can get you in the door. »6/20/15 6:00pm6/20/15 6:00pm

AT&T Next or T-Mobile Jump: Which Upgrade Plan Should You Choose?

Today, AT&T introduced "Next," a new payment and upgrade plan that lets you pay for your phone in installments and upgrade once a year. The new plan comes less than a week after T-Mobile announced "Jump," its own frequent upgrade plan. But what's a trigger-happy gadget nerd to choose? We did the math for you. »7/16/13 12:32pm7/16/13 12:32pm

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 9:35pm7/15/13 9:35pm

T-Mobile's New “Jump” Plan Lets You Upgrade Your Phone At Will

People who keep up on the latest smartphones (that's you) have a problem: You wait and wait until the best new phone comes out, then you drop your money on that new hotness. But what happens? Six months later the newer hotterness is out, but you've got another year and a half before your next upgrade. T-Mobile is… »7/10/13 2:37pm7/10/13 2:37pm

Current Windows Phones May Not Be Getting Upgraded After All

Earlier this week, a Microsoft spokesman announced that all Windows Phone 7 devices would be getting the upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Today developer evangelist Nino Silva acknowledged that he, uh, misspoke. Apparently he was confusing application compatibility with device upgrades and cleared things up on his blog »4/19/12 11:34am4/19/12 11:34am