All new Chromebooks will get at least 8 years of automatic updates

One of the nice things about buying a Google Chromebook is that the operating system receives automatic security and feature updates delivered straight from Google — which means that it’ll stay up to date years after your Android phone stops receiving official updates. But up until recently, Google only promised 5 to 6.5 years of […]

HMD’s first Nokia phones will get three years of updates (an extra year)

When HMD revived the Nokia smartphone brand and started selling Android phones in 2017, the company promised to offer at least two years of major operating system and security updates. That was two years ago… which means that the clock should be running out. But now HMD says it’s adding another year of support, which […]

Windows 10 feature updates now get up to 30 months of support (for Enterprise and Education users anyway)

Microsoft released two major Windows 10 feature updates per year, but if you’re not ready to upgrade right away, the company continues to support older versions for 18 months. That’s not a lot of time compared to the 5 years of support Microsoft offered for earlier versions of Windows, but since Windows 10 updates are […]

Amazon pulls the plug on Mayday live video support for Kindle Fire HDX tablets

For the past few years Amazon’s Fire tablet strategy has seemed to be to offer a “good enough” experience at really low prices. The company’s cheapest current tablet has a starting price of $50, and the most expensive is just $150. But back in 2013 Amazon tried a different approach. The company launched the Kindle […]

Nextbit Robin support ends July 31, but the phone might still be worth buying

The Nextbit Robin smartphone launched in early 2016, offering a distinctive design, an unusual method for leveraging cloud storage, and specs that are very similar to what you get from a Google Nexus 5X (give or take). At the time the phone sold for about $400. These days you can often find it on sale […]

LogMeIn Rescue Lens lets businesses provide tech support with help from your smartphone camera

LogMeIn offers a suite of remote desktop software that lets you remotely connect to and control a computer to access files, diagnose and repair problems, or perform other actions. While the company stopped offering its free remote desktop software last year, LogMeIn continues to crank out enterprise solutions… and the company’s newest service moves beyond […]