Tag Archive: Software


Get the software tools to become a DJ for just $49!

Everybody wants to be the DJ these days, whether we’re talking about having control over the music at the next house party or actually working towards making a name for yourself as a working DJ. But the cost of entry into the DJ world is expensive.

Fortunately you can do more with just a laptop and even just your phone these days with all the music going digital and software available to help transition between songs with similar BPM and  [Read More…]

Three years on, Vivo still can’t get its software act together

Vivo needs to get FuntouchOS in order before it can start selling in Western markets.

Vivo isn’t a name that is immediately familiar to many in the West, but the Chinese manufacturer has a considerable presence in Asia. Over the last three years, it invested huge amounts of money in setting up retail distribution networks in China and India, with the result being that Vivo is now the fifth-largest phone manufacturer in the world.

Vivo also consistently  [Read More…]

Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie) review: Still Samsung’s software

Samsung’s best-ever software is beautiful and useful — but it’s still Samsung software.

The update to Android 9 Pie with a new One UI interface is the biggest visual change Samsung has pushed to its phones in years. Alongside all of the requisite improvements you expect with any software update, Samsung’s Pie release makes substantial changes to the look and operation of the entire software experience. But naturally, much of Samsung’s legacy software is here to stay  [Read More…]

It’s easy to update the software on your Honor 8X

Honor is always adding new features and making improvements to its smartphones. The Honor 8X will get such love throughout its life cycle. You’ll always want the latest features and updates, so it’s worth knowing how to pull down those meaty software updates once they arrive.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Honor 8X ($ 250) Amazon: Anker Powerline+ microUSB cable ($ 11) How to update the software on your Honor 8X

It’s no sweat to update your  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your LG phone

LG’s reputation for releasing timely software updates isn’t stellar, but it’s improving. Whether it comes early or late, you’ll want to get the update as soon as it’s available for your phone rather than waiting. Your V40, G7, or other modern LG phone will alert you when new software is available, but it doesn’t always show up right away since LG rolls out the updates in phases, but you can check manually to hopefully speed up the process.

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H&R Block’s discounted tax software includes a bonus on your refund

Yay taxes!

Amazon has H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2018 on sale for $ 22.49, which is the best price we’ve seen for it on Amazon. The price did drop to $ 23 last week in a deal that only lasted a few days before rising again to $ 35. This deal is only available on the PC download with the Mac version not seeing the same discount. Compared to other retailers, like Newegg, that  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your OnePlus phone

Few companies offer better values than OnePlus, whose phones pack flagship-tier specs and performance for hundreds less than comparable phones from companies like Samsung and Google. Luckily, they’ve also got a pretty good track record for software updates; the OnePlus 6 was one of the first phones to receive Android Pie. If you have a OnePlus device, updating your software is easy — here’s how.

Products used in this guide OnePlus: OnePlus 6 ($ 479) How to install  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your Google Pixel

One of the best parts of owning a Google Pixel is its regular software updates. Google releases an update every month for its Pixel phones, and supports them for at least two years with full platform updates as well. The updates don’t happen completely automatically, though — you still need to be involved to accept the update. Or, if you’re really excited, you can install the updates manually on your own schedule. In either case, we have all  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your Huawei phone

Updating any phone is hugely important. Software updates bring improved security, new features, and sometimes even a complete visual overhaul through new Android platform versions. Everyone likes getting updates, and often your phone will notify you of them automatically. On Huawei phones, the process for updating is as simple as it is on most Android devices, with one or two caveats. Here’s how to handle updates on your Huawei or Honor device.

Products Used In This Guide Amazon  [Read More…]

Your next Android phone should actually receive regular software updates

One of the biggest reasons to buy a Google Pixel (or even an iPhone) is because of the frequent software updates. Not just major platform updates, either; just as important are the regular security updates that keep your phone from being vulnerable to exploits and tidy up minor bugs. While there are exceptions, most other Android phones don’t receive those updates nearly as often as a Pixel.

According to confidential documents obtained by The Verge, though, that may  [Read More…]