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- How To Constantly Upgrade Your Gadgets Without Spending A Fortune
- Install Windows 8 For Just $14.99, Get The Full Version For $69.99
- The Complete Guide To Hackintosh Upgrading
- How To Dual Boot Linux On Your Mac
- Give Your Old Laptop An Extreme Makeover
- Lifehacker Vs Gizmodo: Is It Worth Upgrading To The iPhone 4S?
The benefits of cloud computing are obvious — high availability, improved flexibility, reduced costs — but that doesn’t mean that shifting from a conventional server architecture to a cloud environment is easy. What roadblocks stand in the way of companies shifting to the cloud, and what can be done about them?
Dear Lifehacker, I purchased an iPad 3 on September 18, a little over a month before the new iPad was released. I have read that in some countries Apple is willing to replace them if purchased within a certain period, but that they will not replace it if you purchased from one of their resellers as I did. I rang Apple about Wi-Fi issues and asked while I was on the phone and I was told to contact the reseller I purchased from. Is there any point to doing so? Thanks, iPad Disgruntled
The latest new gadget is never new for long. Fresh Android phones emerge constantly. Even Apple has broken out of its 12-month cycle and updated the iPad twice this year. But you don’t need to win the lottery to stay at the leading edge. Here’s how to get on the upgrade treadmill and always have the latest and greatest gadgets without spending a fortune.
The official price for a Windows 8 upgrade is $39.99, but if you have an existing system running Windows 7 you may be able to take advantage of Microsoft’s $14.99 upgrade offer for recent purchasers of new computers. And if you’re installing on an entirely new machine, a model Microsoft claims it doesn’t support yet, you can still take advantage of the $69.99 “box copy” price rather than paying for a legally-dubious OEM copy. Here’s how to do it.
You didn’t want to settle for Apple’s underpowered hardware, so you built yourself a hackintosh. A few years later it’s feeling slow and you want to upgrade. Because you created the machine yourself, you don’t need to shell out tons of cash for a new one. You can upgrade for a fraction of the price of your original build. But upgrading your hackintosh involves a bit of work and some new challenges — unless you take the right approach.