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Acer Rolls Out Sub-$200 Chromebooks

The Intel-powered, 11.6-inch Acer C720 is now available in the U.S. through Best Buy and Amazon, offering 8.5 hours of battery life and 100GB of free …

12 Cool Windows 8.1 Apps

With over 120,000 apps to choose from in its Windows Store, you can be sure there are some clever and impressive gems among new-style Windows 8.1 …

The Best Chromebooks of 2018

Budget-friendly, web-centric chromebooks can save you money. But is it worth opting for one if you can find a capable Windows 10 laptop for well …

Chromecast Adds Web-Based Google Play Music, Movies Support

Google Chromecast owners can now stream Google Play Music and Movies content directly from the Web.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Google Still Working on Chromecast SDK; More Apps Coming

The floodgates haven't opened up yet, as Google still has yet to release the official Chromecast SDK for developers to use sans restrictions.<p>PCMag …

Why Your Smartphone Will Be Your Most Essential Gadget

Forget PCs and TVs; smartphones are becoming the hub of our digital lifestyles.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

The Best AT&T Phones of 2018

AT&T is one of the four big carriers in the US. We've rounded up its top-rated phones to help you decide what to buy for your next upgrade.<p>Your Next …

Gear & Gadgets

Windows Phone Owners Get 20GB of Bonus SkyDrive Storage

As always, there are a few catches to the free deal.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on …

The Top Apps And Games To Get You Started With Your Smartphone This Christmas

The wrapping paper is strewn across the floor, the shrink-wrap is but a memory, the packaging has been burst open, and your new Christmas smartphone is finally in your hand. Once the SIM card is in, you’ve logged onto the internet, and tested all the built-in apps, what happens next? It’s time to …

For Your Consideration: 5 Totally Free Photo Editing Apps

Photoshop is a household word. People who have never used Photoshop have at least heard of it. I suspect it’s possible that some people who do use …

Hulu Plus passes 5 million subscribers, plans to double its original content

New Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins chimed in this week with the video streaming site's yearly recap, and pointed out a few big numbers as evidence it's headed in the right direction. In 2013 Hulu will top $1 billion in revenue and 5 million paying customers for its Hulu Plus service, which compares to $695 …

Google and Apple gear up for next mobile battle

Smartphones will be talking to their users and the tech giants Google and Apple are determined to have the edge<p>Google has predicted its dominant web search engine will mean it will beat Apple in the race to turn the smartphone and other devices into intelligent, voice-controlled personal assistants.<p>…

Computers at CES 2014: Chromebooks and hybrids, plus the birth of Steambox

The laptop and desktop of today is far removed from the models spotlighted at CES even a few years ago. Modern laptops are slimmer and lighter, and run longer, while nearly all new Windows PCs, including all-in-one desktops, have touch screens -- a practical requirement for the Windows 8 operating …

Carrier site helps Americans watch out for data-hungry mobile apps

American carriers warn you when you're using a lot of data, but they don't always tell you how to avoid that usage in the first place. Thankfully, they're taking a more proactive stance with the launch of their Know My App site. The CTIA-run page shows the typical data consumption of popular mobile …

Google's Chromebooks Were The Best Selling Laptops At Amazon, Beating Windows And Mac Computers

Chromebooks are super cheap laptops that are based entirely on the Chrome browser. You need an Internet connection for the laptops to do anything. But, for the most part, people are Internet-connected when they're using a laptop, so it's not a huge limitation.<p>In a press release, Amazon listed …

Google dethrones Apple to become most talked-about company of 2013

Google had a pretty good year in 2013. The company’s share price exploded to all-time highs, Android now eclipses all other mobile platforms in …

Newly discovered Apple tech points to an exciting future for the iPhone

Apple has been granted two new patents that could change how users interact with iOS devices, <i>AppleInsider</i> recently reported. One newly awarded patent …

Apple's iOS Completely Blew Away Google's Android For Shopping On Christmas

IBM put out a press release about what it saw during Christmas. It's not good for Android:<p>iOS vs. Android: As a percentage of total online sales, iOS was more than five times higher than Android, driving 23 percent vs. 4.6 percent for Android. On average, iOS users spent $93.94 per order, nearly …