What product development teaches us about self-improvement

While the digital revolution has brought with it many conceptual changes, one of the most pronounced is that of the version release. Your phone is considered outdated if it's a year old, and obsolete

Android N’s first beta-quality release gets seamless updates and VR mode

As expected, Google made Android N, the next version of its mobile operating system, a cornerstone of its I/O keynote today. With Android N, Google moved to a very different release cycle compared to

Devs Use Minor Updates To Resurrect iOS Apps On The Slide, Study Finds

App updates are a strategic tool used by developers to revive waining interest in their software and spark downloads. That's one of the conclusions from a study by a group of Italian academics looking

Sonos Kills The Bridge And Goes Almost Totally Wireless

Wireless speaker company Sonos has updated its entire streaming system to allow for nearly wireless speaker connectivity. Until today, the only way to connect an entire home to the same speaker networ

Makerbot Updates Their Design Software And Firmware To Make 3D Printing Easier

Makerbot, besides making a darn nice printer, offers some amazing software for laying out and printing objects. Their product, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.makerbot.com/blog/category/makerbot-s

Microsoft Reportedly Planning OS X-Style Cheap, Annual Windows Updates

Microsoft might be figuring out that the best way to get users to use its product isn't by charging an arm and a leg for updates and releasing them only once every few years. Redmond is reportedly swi

Nintendo Launching Wireless eShop For 3DS At E3

Not only can we potentially maybe expect a Wii 2 at E3 this year but Nintendo 3DS owners might just have access to the wireless eShop, a system for downloading and buying games right from your console

Dell adds Core i5 to their Vostro line

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/vostro.jpg" />Dell just added a new model to their rather stodgy looking Vostro line, the excitingly named "Vostro 430". This isn't parti

Mac OSX 10.5.7 Combo Update Available

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/leopard.jpg" />The latest update for OSX is now available. The update includes general security fixes and performance upgrades for iCal a

So, how about those Apple Mac Mini updates?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/mini.jpg"><a HREF="http://i.gizmodo.com/5163499/new-mac-mini-pricing-charges-200-for-1gb-of-ram-200gb-of-hd-space">Giz</a> makes a good p

Rumor: Mac Mini getting a makeover next week

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/horriblemacminiphotoshop.jpg" /> Time to throw away your old Mac Minis, friends, because new ones are coming next week. <a HREF="http://

Quick look at the 2.2 iPhone firmware

I took some shots of 2.2 in action. The walking directions would have been great for the past two weeks – I’ve had so much trouble using car-based GPS in walking/biking cities. Streetview

Apple TV 2.3 firmware now available

Remember your Apple TV? That thing next to the TiVo? It’s ready for its upgrade. The improvements are very minor but it now supports third-party remote control learning and AirTunes streaming to

Google sends out Android update RC30 – blocks ‘jailbreak’

While a significant chunk of G1 owners still await the RC29 update that started rolling out a few days ago, Google has already queued up another one. While people generally welcome updates with open a

Google Maps for Mobile gets Street View, walking directions

The Google Maps for Mobile team pushed a new version of their application today, with two hugely awesome features packed inside. They’ve added support for Street View, which allows you to get a

Rock Band update hitting Xbox 360 today, PS3 soon

Looks like an update for Rock Band will be available for Xbox 360 owners today. The PS3 update “will follow and we’ll let you know when we have an idea when it will drop,” according to Harmonix.

iPhone 2.0.1 firmware now out

No massive changes reported but it appears that the 249.2MB 2.0.1 firmware is live and ready to install. The release coincides with an iTunes update and some are reporting some improvements in speed a

Apple readying Mac OS X 10.5.5 update for developers

You hear that rumbling noise, folks? That’s the OS X 10.5.5 train, and it’s a comin’. That’s right – and it’s packed with features. What kind of features, you ask?

Is this the PSP-3000?

This appears to be the PSP-3000, an updated PSP with built-in mic and a thinner metal ring. While I don’t mind the PSP, I think these constant updates make Sony look a little desperate. While th

Sony to release fixed PS3 firmware this week

Last week’s PS3 firmware update left some angry gamers in its wake as reports of jacked up consoles made their way around the internet shortly after Sony made version 2.40 of its PS3 software availa
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