Tag Archive: Software


Name your price! 8-part productivity, security, and optimization PC software

Score up to eight programs for your computer for as much as you’re willing to spend. Worth nearly $ 300, it can be yours for whatever you decide. $ 50? $ 25? $ 20? You pick. The Ashampoo bundle features productivity, security, optimization, and operational titles.

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You should never have to reset any software, so why do we need to reset our phones?

A Motorola StarTAC sold new for $ 900 in 1996 and you never had to factory reset its software. One of these things has changed.

There’s a disturbing long-term belief that broken software is somehow our fault for not keeping it clean when it comes to a phone. I’ve seen it rise up again recently now that Oreo has been available for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 long enough for users to experience problems, but it  [Read More…]

ZTE banned from using U.S.-based hardware or software in its products

In other words, ZTE’s smartphone business in the United States may be coming to an end.

The United States government has been heavily targeting China-based technology companies throughout all of 2018, and the latest move from the Department of Commerce is a particularly large blow against ZTE. On April 16, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. issued a Denial Order against the company that essentially kills its smartphone business in the U.S.

Per the order –

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LG opens Software Upgrade Center, aims to make slow updates a thing of the past

LG has opened a new Software Update Center in Seoul, with the express purpose of speeding up the delivery of software updates to its smartphones.

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LG’s new ‘Global Software Upgrade Center’ promises Oreo for the G6 by end of April, improved stability

Committing to faster software updates is always a good move.

Ahead of the May 2 launch of the LG G7, the company has announced the opening of a new “Software Upgrade Center” at its headquarters in South Korea dedicated to improving the process of creating and releasing software updates for its smartphones. As the name would imply, the goal is pretty simple: “providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates.”

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I enjoy the Galaxy S9+ despite its software, not because of it — and that’s a problem for Samsung

Samsung needs a true re-thinking of its software strategy.

I’ve been using a Galaxy S9+ since the end of February, going through a full review process and lengthy set of comparisons to really put it through its paces. A month in, I’m still using it every day. I continue to use the phone because I like it overall, not because of some work obligation. The hardware is good (though it benefits from a case), the performance has been solid,  [Read More…]

Master JavaScript, Ruby, C++, and more in Software Engineering Bundle, just $35

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While we’re busy hopping from one messaging client, social media platform, or favorite websites to another, the tech that powers them remains largely unchanged. In other words, software engineering is here to stay. Moreover, some of the languages used in programming have stuck around and […]

Sony confirms its flagship phones receive two years of software updates

Mid-range and entry-level phones are left to Sony’s discretion, however.

When buying a new Android phone, one of the things to keep in mind is how fast or slow certain manufacturers release software updates for existing hardware. Google’s Pixel line is the current go-to if you want the fastest updates possible, whereas companies like Samsung can be agonizingly slow in this regard.

Sony’s always done a pretty good job at pushing out software updates in a speedy  [Read More…]

Get your maximum refund with TurboTax’s $65 Home & Business tax software

Got your W-2 ready?

The TurboTax Home & Business tax software 2017 is down to $ 64.86 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 80. Not only is this software $ 15 better than its average street price, it’s also $ 5 lower than any previous deals we’ve seen. We’ve shared a couple deals on TurboTax software in the past, but this is the first time it has dropped this low.

You can also get the TurboTax Premier software  [Read More…]

Get the most out of your tax refund with the $49 TurboTax Premier tax software

April 15 is right around the corner.

Amazon had a Gold Box deal back in December that shared new pricing for TurboTax’s tax filing software. Back then the Premiere dropped from $ 70 to $ 55 and has stuck to that price. This is its first time dropping below $ 50, and no other retailer has matched it.

As part of TurboTax’s exclusive with Amazon, you’ll also get a one year subscription Quicken Starter Edition 2018 with  [Read More…]