• What product development teaches us about self-improvement Crunch Network

    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 Your phone is considered outdated if it’s a year old, and obsolete if you bought it three years ago. Whenever you connect to Wi-Fi your apps undergo a version update. The Facebook you’re using today is not the same version you posted to last week. Read More

  • Anthony Casalena of Squarespace

    Squarespace Theme Editor And Blog Engine Goes HTML5, Aims At Code-Capable Designers

    Squarespace makes it easy for design- (but not tech-) savvy users to build beautiful websites. The service has been around since 2003 but recently received a full overhaul called Squarespace 6. The resulting experience – a WYSIWYG system so complete that it may give pause to some code lovers out there – is quite amazing. Read More

  • MSIE6, blah blah blah

    Sweet merciful fates, the continued existence and use of Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is getting as much publicity as the Linux-vs-Windows debate. If you’re interested in this story, and we all know you’re interested or these stories wouldn’t keep popping up, there’s an interesting examination of the reasons for MSIE6’s prolonged existence online for your perusal. Read More

  • It shouldn't be this difficult to upgrade a hard drive

    You know what’s a little more difficult than I first imagined? Upgrading the hard drive in my late 2006 iMac. I had initially wanted to upgrade the hard drive so I could finally dual boot between Mac OS X and Windows 7, since the old drive, a 250GB model, was pretty much filled to capacity. (Trying to run Mac OS X with only ~5GB of free space isn’t ideal.) And even though the iMac… Read More

  • BB Storm firmware leaked

    The latest unreleased firmware for the Blackberry Storm (aka le lump of poo) has leaked is now available over at CrackBerry forums. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?

      Here come some numbers with decimals, so get ready. BGR is speculating that batches of the BlackBerry Storm that had been shipped with OS version may have caused some sort of glitch. And when BGR asked Verizon about the official OS version, Verizon told them it was – that’s lower than, mind you. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?

      Here come some numbers with decimals, so get ready. BGR is speculating that batches of the BlackBerry Storm that had been shipped with OS version may have caused some sort of glitch. And when BGR asked Verizon about the official OS version, Verizon told them it was – that’s lower than, mind you. Read the rest of this entry over at CrunchGear >> Read More

  • Got an HTC that needs a Windows Mobile 6.0 upgrade? Better do it quick!

    Been putting off that Windows Mobile 6.0 upgrade for your HTC 8525? You’ve only got about 9 days left. HTC has announced that they will be removing all Windows Mobile 6.0 upgrades from their site. For our US readers, the only devices you need to worry about are the AT&T 8525 (HTC Hermes) and the T-Mobile Dash (S621). As PhoneNews points out, neither of these handsets have been given… Read More

  • Apple TV received minor upgrade Friday

    [photopress:apple_tv_intro_graphic.jpg,full,center] One of my favorite things I own is my Apple TV. I use it several times a week, and the HD download store is amazing. The quality of the videos is perfect and the audio is fantastic. You should all consider one thoughtfully. That said, I was pleased today to find an upgrade available on my console today. Apparently it adds a… Read More

  • Time Capsule upgrade kit increases wireless range by 50 percent

    [photopress:quickertektc.jpg,full,center] For $130 you can extend the wireless range of your Apple Time Capsule by up to 50 percent. QuickerTek, which specializes in aftermarket Wi-Fi devices, has just released an upgrade kit with three 3dBi antennae that supposedly increases the signal strength of Time Capsule “like whoa.” Conveniently enough, the upgrade kit works with any… Read More

  • Upgrading your eee PC processor: Complicated but interesting

    The page doesn’t offer much in the way of “instruction” or “advice” but the writer does propose that the eee PC’s measly processor can be replaced with a faster, $30 processor with a little soldering and an iron will. the cpu run at 840Mhz default using bios 0801,then i need the full power ,just use some CPU freq tuning software ,like eeeclock^^,thx… Read More

  • Need to upgrade the MacBook HD? How's 320GB sound?

    [photopress:hdupgrade.jpg,full,center]MCE Technologies has added a 320GB laptop HD for MacBooks to it’s lineup of replacement drives. $349 gets you all those gigabytes at 5400RPM and an 8MB buffer. It’s not the fastest drive out there, but if you’re more storage minded than performance minded, you may begin drooling now. Ships today. Mobilestar 320GB Drive [MCE Technologies] Read More

  • Exclusive: iJailBreak Mobile released: upgrade your Jailbroken iPod Touch, iPhone over the air!

    [photopress:1131.jpg,full,center] It’s Jailbreak day here on CrunchGear, as another app has just been released, and it’s the easiest to use yet, as it’s an over the air updater for previously Jailbroken iPod Touches and iPhones, and the best part is you can do it without a computer at all. If you’re iPhone or Touch isn’t jailbroken yet, this isn’t for you. Read More

  • Rumor: New MacBook Pros on St. Patrick's Day?

    [photopress:mbp.jpg,full,left]My birthday is St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. It’s a great day to have a birthday, as I’m not the only one hung over the next day, and nobody has an excuse not to come have fun. It’s also the day that we may see new Multitouch-enabled MacBook Pros, if our source is correct. He/She is saying that the lineup will get an across-the-board… Read More

  • WinMo 6 for Treo 750 officialized, ready to roll

    Just a quick note for AT&T Treo 750 users: we’ve been led to believe an update to Windows Mobile 6 would be available today, and it didn’t happen, so we didn’t post it. But for some reason, it’s available now, in the evening, and we’re not sure why. Point is, you can point your desktop’s browser to the link below, download the official update, copy it… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 10 percent off memory from Crucial

    I recently upgraded the MacBook from 512MB of RAM to 2GB from Crucial and now it runs like butta. Butta, I tells ya. Crucial makes it easy to find out what RAM you need for your rig and now you can get 10 percent off. Select parts are in the promotion so check out the site and order anytime from Friday, Nov. 23 to Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. There’s even free shipping within the… Read More

  • Nintendo Speaks: New, Slimmer Nintendo DS for Xmas?

    Nintendo sez: probably not. If you’re waiting for that redesigned, slimmer, non-GBA-emulating Nintendo DS, don’t expect it under your tree this Xmas. Nintendo has responded to analysts who’ve said this new DS is coming by basically saying, “not really, at least not right now.” While the rumored upgrade is the natural progression for the handheld, the analysts are… Read More

  • New Zune firmware scrolls more than twice as fast

    It’s all here; Chariots of Fire and cheering baby Zunes. What more could you ask for? Not to spoil the suspense for you but the Zune 2.2 firmware annihilates version 1.4, scrolling through 2,700 songs in less than half the time.  Speed test: old Zune 30 vs. new Zune 30 [Zunerama] Read More

  • MacBook upgrades for Xmas

    Stevie Clause (not pictured) knows if you’re naughty or nice, and by the looks of the forthcoming speedbumps to the MacBook line, we’ve collectively been nice. Except you iPhone hackers, you’re getting iCoal. Don’t look for anything dramatic, though a possible change to the Santa Rosa chipset would be welcome. More likely, according to ThinkSecret, we’re… Read More

  • Sony Slashes $100 Off PS3

    Despite adamant denials of cutting prices on the PS3, Sony has come clean and officially announced the price cut along with the addition of the 80GB version for the US. The 60GB model will drop to $499 while the beefier version will cost $599 and include a copy of Motorstorm, which will become available in August. Our neighbors to the North will also be privy to the price cut with the 60GB… Read More