upgrade Stories March 15, 2016

Starting today, Parallels is offering a new bundle for a limited time that will let you get 81% off 7 great Mac apps with the purchase or upgrade of Parallels Desktop for Mac ($50-$79).

That means if you either purchase Parallels Desktop for $79.99, or upgrade to the latest version for $49.99, you’ll get the following 7 apps free: 1Password, CleanMyMac, Kaspersky for Mac, PDF Expert, PDF Office for iPad & Parallels Access.

Get the Parallels Power Bundle now

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upgrade Stories March 14, 2016

TomTom used to have a handful of paid apps, each specific to a region. The app covering just the U.S., for example, was $45. But today it’s making its premium navigation services free for iPhone users everywhere for the first 50 miles or 75km of use. The new freemium model comes as the company consolidates its TomTom apps for each region under a new, redesigned app simply called TomTom Go Mobile.

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upgrade Stories February 26, 2015

The prices of high-capacity hard drives have dropped so much recently that it makes sense to upgrade everything from desktop computers to laptops and game consoles. For iMacs, Mac Pros and MacBooks, my strong recommendation has been Solid State Drives (SSDs), which combine increasingly attractive capacities with super-fast speeds, but for game consoles, traditional hard disks are the right choice. Nintendo actively warns Wii U owners against using SSDs, while Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 provide little reason to prefer them.

Why the difference? Unlike Macs, where solid state drives deliver huge speed increases across OS X and apps, game consoles tend to achieve only modestly better loading times with SSDs — a few seconds here or there. Traditional hard drives also deliver much higher storage capacities, fixing an obvious issue with game consoles where 40-50GB patch downloads are becoming the new normal. A 500GB PlayStation 4 arrives with only around 400GB of free space, versus 360GB on a 500GB Xbox One, and a mere 25GB on a 32GB Wii U. Whether you’re updating Halo or downloading DLC for Mario Kart 8, you’re eating up a big chunk of your hard drive’s space.

What are the best hard drives for your console? Most of my top picks are currently available for $100 or less, and I tend to focus on great value for the dollar rather than cheap picks that will break quickly. I’ll run through the options below.

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upgrade Stories April 29, 2013

MacMall is offering a 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.5GHz i5, 8GB RAM for $20 off with a FREE 256GB SSD upgrade for $1479.99 with free shipping.  This is the base model 13″ Retina MBP with the flash storage upgraded completely for free from the 128GB to 256GB.  Apple.com sells this same built-to-order MacBook Pro with Retina display for $1699.00, bringing you a total savings of $220 along with the free shipping.

13.3 MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.5GHz i5, 8GB RAM with FREE 256GB flash storage $1479.99

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upgrade Stories April 11, 2013

MacMall is offering a 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.7GHz i7, 16GB RAM and 768GB of flash storage for $2799.99 with free shipping.  This is the 15″ MacBook Pro Retina with the upgraded 2.7GHz i7, 16GB RAM and 768GB of flash storage instead of 128GB.  Apple.com sells this same built-to-order rMBP for $3199.00, which means you’re getting a total savings of $399 as well as the free shipping.

15.4″ MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.7GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 768GB flash storage $2799.99

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