Tag Archive: Upgrading


Kaspersky Free vs. Paid: Is it worth upgrading?

Enough for most Kaspersky Security Cloud – Free

Free at Kaspersky

Pros Virus protection Protects from suspicious sites VPN included Account monitoring Cons Always connected service Limited privacy protection Not a lot of VPN data

Kaspersky’s free option is now part of its Security Cloud line, which brings new features beyond pure antivirus software. It also includes VPN data, a password manager, the ability to scan for weak settings, and monitoring for your online accounts. For  [Read More…]

Is it worth upgrading to the Ring Video Doorbell 3 from the Doorbell 2?

Privacy at its core Ring Video Doorbell 3

$ 199 at Amazon

Pros Adjustable motion zones Dual-band 2.4Ghz/5Ghz Wi-Fi Privacy zones No wiring needed since it’s battery-powered Cons Poor Google Assistant integration

The Ring Video Doorbell 3 isn’t a mind-blowing generational leap, but it’s an important product upgrade nonetheless. With a focus on privacy, better motion detection, and improved compatibility with faster, modern Wi-Fi networks, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 is a great choice for anyone  [Read More…]

Should you consider upgrading from the Fitbit Charge 3 to the Charge 4?

Best Fitbit tracker yet Fitbit Charge 4

$ 150 at Fitbit

Pros Onboard GPS, HRM, NFC Active Zone Minutes Advanced sleep tracking Female health tracking Spotify music controls Cons More expensive Slightly larger

The new Fitbit Charge 4 has all of the activity and health tracking essentials you could need plus some premium perks such as contactless payments, built-in GPS, Spotify music controls, and more.

A timeless classic Fitbit Charge 3

$  [Read More…]

Is it worth upgrading from the Arlo Pro 2 to the Arlo Pro 3?

Arlo offers eight different security cameras, including three generations of its Pro line. Now that the Pro 3 is out, is the Pro 2 still worth considering?

Arlo Pro 2

Oldie but goodie

From $ 300 at Amazon

Pros Can store up to 2TB locally via the hub IP65 weather-resistance Night vision Records in 1080p Seven days of free cloud storage Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Cons Lower resolution and smaller viewing angles  [Read More…]

Do you plan on upgrading from the Galaxy S10 to the S20?

Let’s chat with the AC forums.

Samsung has officially sent out press invites for its next Unpacked event, which is taking place on February 11 in San Francisco. While not yet confirmed by the company, it’s widely expected that this is where we’ll get a proper unveiling for the Galaxy S20/S11 — we aren’t entirely sure on the name quite yet.

The S20 is shaping up to be an interesting phone, offering a vastly upgraded camera system,  [Read More…]

Is the OnePlus 7T worth upgrading to from the OnePlus 6?

There are a ton of great value-focused phones out there, and OnePlus makes some of the best. And that makes considering an upgrade from one OnePlus phone to another an easy proposition.

Incredible value OnePlus 7T

$ 600 at OnePlus

Pros Higher-end specs Better battery life Improved triple camera Great 90Hz display Cons Same weak front-facing camera Larger and heavier No headphone jack

Upgrading to a OnePlus 7T is an easy sell if you have  [Read More…]

Louis Vuitton upgrading Tambour Horizon with Snapdragon Wear 3100, improved display

We’ve already seen brands like Fossil and Montblanc adopt Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, and now we can add Louis Vuitton to that list, too.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is getting a new version with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. With this upgrade, the new Tambour Horizon should get a full day of battery life, and another five additional days if you’re using it just to display time.

That’s not the only upgrade that the new Tambour Horizon  [Read More…]

Do you plan on upgrading to the Galaxy Note 9?

Samsung’s playing it safe this year.

Leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 surfaced on June 6, and to not much surprise, revealed that the phone will look eerily similar to the Note 8.

We’re still expecting the Note 9 to come equipped with a faster processor, new software features, and improved cameras, but when it comes to its design, it doesn’t appear that we’ll be seeing much change at all.

Some of the Android Central  [Read More…]

Is it worth upgrading to the Galaxy S9?

To Plus or not to Plus.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones are nearly identical to one another, but Samsung tried something different this year. Although the S9 and S9+ have a lot of similarities, only the S9 Plus offers 2GB more RAM, a 500mAh larger battery, and dual rear cameras.

One of our forum users is thinking about switching to the regular Galaxy S9 as they want something smaller than their Pixel 2 XL, but the  [Read More…]

Philips is upgrading the Hue line in all the best ways

There’s a whole lot of great news coming for Hue owners today.

Philips has announced updates across the entire Hue line of smart bulbs, making it easier to fill either a single room or a whole house with lots of new options. It’s the biggest update to the Hue lineup since the switch to the new square sync box, complete with pricing options that are slightly easier for new users to swallow.

Everything starts with  [Read More…]