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Apache OpenOffice 4 vs. LibreOffice 4.1

Not so fast, LibreOffice -- OpenOffice has a shiny, new, and improved major release of its own

By Serdar Yegulalp | 06 November, 2013 21:01

Tags: LibreOffice, applications, Microsoft, Office Software, software, Apache Foundation, open source software, Oracle

Review: Box beats Dropbox - and all the rest - for business

Box trumps Dropbox, Egnyte, Citrix ShareFile, EMC Syncplicity, and OwnCloud with rich mix of file sync, file sharing, user management, deep reporting, and enterprise integration

By Serdar Yegulalp | 06 November, 2013 11:06

Tags: SaaS, dropbox, network-attached storage, storage, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, cloud storage

First look: Microsoft Remote Desktop apps for iOS and Android

Late to the game, Microsoft releases Remote Desktop apps for rival mobile platforms, but they're bare-bones at best -- and where's the WinPhone version?

By Serdar Yegulalp | 21 October, 2013 13:52

Tags: ios, Microsoft, Android, smartphones, software, virtual desktop, operating systems, virtualization, consumer electronics, mobile technology, Microsoft Windows

The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere

Mark Shuttleworth's recent closure of Ubuntu Linux bug No. 1 ("Microsoft has a majority market share") placed a meaningful, if somewhat controversial, exclamation point on how far Linux has come since Linus Torvalds rolled out the first version of the OS in 1991 as a pet project.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 15 October, 2013 14:33

Tags: Linux, software, operating systems

Samsung Ativ Book 6 goes big for gamers -- business users, too

In an era of small devices with small screens, the Samsung Ativ Book 6 seems almost a throwback. It's a strapping, business- and gaming-class Ultrabook sporting a 15.6-inch screen, a full-sized keyboard with numeric pad, a generously sized touchpad, and a wrist rest. Big and bright, the screen is good competition for the Samsung monitor I have on my own desktop. If I were stuck using this as a replacement for said desktop, I wouldn't feel all that cramped.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 24 September, 2013 15:19

Tags: hardware systems, Samsung Electronics

Samsung Series 9 cuts few corners

Well-engineered laptop is long on performance and battery life, short on business features

By Serdar Yegulalp | 19 September, 2013 20:56

Tags: Laptop PCs, Windows 8, mobile technology, Microsoft Windows, computer hardware, Samsung Electronics, Windows, software, operating systems

Review: VMware Workstation 10 turns to tablets

The best desktop virtualization software for techs adds support for Surface Pro sensors and more polish

By Serdar Yegulalp | 11 September, 2013 10:09

Tags: Mobile Development, application development, hardware systems, software, tablets, virtual desktop, operating systems, VMware, Oracle, virtualization, Microsoft Windows, mobile technology, Microsoft

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist turns and teases

Lenovo's cleverly designed Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrid takes too many turns for the worse

By Serdar Yegulalp | 05 September, 2013 21:39

Tags: Laptop PCs, Windows 8, mobile technology, Microsoft Windows, computer hardware, hardware systems, laptops, Lenovo, tablets, operating systems

HP EliteBook 2170p: Ultrabook turns old-school

HP's business-grade notebook packs plenty of speed and nice features into a retro design

By Serdar Yegulalp | 04 September, 2013 21:17

Tags: Laptop PCs, mobile technology, Microsoft Windows, computer hardware, hardware systems, laptops, operating systems, Hewlett-Packard

Review: Acer Iconia W3-810 is too little, too lame

The world's first 8-inch Windows tablet is long on portability and battery life, short on everything else

By Serdar Yegulalp | 04 September, 2013 10:18

Tags: hardware systems, Windows, Lenovo, software, tablets, acer, operating systems, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, computer hardware, mobile technology

Has Apache lost its way?

Since its inception, the Apache Software Foundation has had a profound impact in shaping the open source movement and the tech industry at large.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 26 August, 2013 15:16

Tags: open source, software

Google's next act: Diversify and conquer

Center stage at this year's Google I/O was a company honing its vision for a future beyond search

By Serdar Yegulalp | 19 August, 2013 20:57

Tags: Google, Technology Business, internet, IT management

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix flips Ultrabook expectations

Fast, functional Windows 8 laptop-tablet lets you detach for tablet use or dock with the display facing in or out

By Serdar Yegulalp | 19 August, 2013 10:04

Tags: Laptop PCs, hardware systems, Windows, Lenovo, software, tablets, intel, operating systems, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, computer hardware, mobile technology

Apache OpenOffice 4 vs. LibreOffice 4.1

Not so fast, LibreOffice -- OpenOffice has a shiny, new, and improved major release of its own

By Serdar Yegulalp | 07 August, 2013 13:07

Tags: LibreOffice, applications, Microsoft, Office Software, software, Apache Foundation, open source software, Oracle

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S has some odd moves

Bendy Windows 8 laptop-tablet combines solid performance, good battery life, and a questionable design choice

By Serdar Yegulalp | 05 August, 2013 13:36

Tags: Laptop PCs, hardware systems, Windows, Lenovo, software, tablets, operating systems, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, computer hardware, mobile technology, Microsoft

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