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A review of Swing Copters: Under no circumstances should you play this game

Mercifully, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen pulled his simple, addictive and fiendishly difficult twitch game from the Android and iOS marketplaces after it exploded in popularity earlier this year, but he's back with a new assault on your attention span: Swing Copters.

By Jon Gold | 22 August, 2014 04:10

Tags: consumer electronics, ios, Microsoft, Android, smartphones, software, operating systems, mobile apps

Hands on: OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta shows off a new look and features

The beta of Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, promises a sparkling new design and some very useful features.

By Michael deAgonia | 30 July, 2014 03:02

Tags: Apple, Mac OS X, software

Review: Dell XPS 15 Touch is the best Windows laptop ever

Dell's big, fast, 15-inch flagship laptop and its amazing touchscreen give the MacBook Pro Retina a run for its money

By Woody Leonhard | 11 July, 2014 20:03

Tags: Laptop PCs, Dell, Microsoft Windows, computer hardware, software, nvidia, intel, GT, operating systems

First look: Apple's Swift is simple, at first

Swift's clean and modern syntax makes it quick and easy to get started, but mastering this new language will take a while

By Peter Wayner | 25 June, 2014 20:07

Tags: Mobile Development, application development, ios, software, Mac OS X, objective, operating systems, Development tools, Apple, Google, mobile technology, Microsoft

Surface Pro 3 deep-dive review: Has Microsoft finally got it right?

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 is supposed to work as both a tablet and a laptop. After working with it for a week, does our reviewer agree?

By Preston Gralla | 30 May, 2014 20:40

Tags: Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, laptops, software, tablets, operating systems

Review: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 scores with snazzy trackpad

HP's buttoned-down EliteBook Folio 1040 has a lot going for it -- especially the multitouch, pressure-controlled Synaptics ForcePad

By Woody Leonhard | 23 May, 2014 20:05

Tags: Laptop PCs, HP, Microsoft Windows, computer hardware, software, intel, operating systems

Tails 1.0: A bootable Linux distro that protects your privacy

Whatever your primary OS, Linux distro Tails 1.0 offers a plethora of security features to help you work online without worrying about privacy issues.

By Carla Schroder | 10 May, 2014 05:48

Tags: Linux and Unix, security, privacy

5 Twitter clients for Linux

Linux users who want to avoid browser-based Twitter apps can try out these five local clients -- including one that still uses a command-line interface.

By Himanshu Arora | 09 May, 2014 21:12

Tags: Linux and Unix, Internet-based applications and services, Desktop Apps, twitter, Vasco, GT, social media, internet, ubuntu

Windows 8.1 Update deep-dive review: An OS that makes more sense

In Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft may be finally getting it right: The latest version of its operating system finally bridges the gap between touch and traditional computing.

By Preston Gralla | 11 April, 2014 02:20

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

The latest release of Fedora, nicknamed "Heisenbug," is a step towards making Fedora a player in the mobile arena. Fedora 20 also includes more support for cloud, and this is also the first release that supports cheap, low-power ARM processors as a primary architecture, in addition to Intel and AMD chips.

By Maria Korolov | 31 March, 2014 22:24

Tags: Cloud, Networking, fedora, wireless, software, acer, internet, intel, cloud computing, ubuntu

Review: Windows 8.1 Update offers an olive branch for mouse users

Windows 8.1 Update brings a tiny handful of mouse-centric improvements and a hodgepodge of interface tweaks

By Woody Leonhard | 19 March, 2014 10:05

Tags: Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Hands on with iOS 7.1: A few good improvements

Apple's latest upgrade to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1, adds some useful touches and fixes some of the glitches that appeared in the previous version.

By Michael deAgonia | 14 March, 2014 10:33

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Apple, Networking, ios, wireless, software, operating systems, mobile

Asus Chromebox review: A simple, inexpensive and unobtrusive desktop

The second desktop system to use Google's Chrome OS, the Asus Chromebox is a simple, inexpensive and unobtrusive alternative to traditional desktops.

By Brian Nadel | 12 March, 2014 13:03

Tags: hardware, Google, hardware systems, software, intel, operating systems

Review + videos: 3 convertible Windows laptops try to be all devices to all people

We look at three Windows 8.1 convertibles that can transform into laptops, tablets or presentation devices, and try to discover how useful they really are.

By Brian Nadel | 11 March, 2014 11:11

Tags: Windows, hardware systems, laptops, software, operating systems

Hands on: Apple's Mac Pro is the fastest Mac ever

One thing is certain: You won't mistake Apple's powerful new Mac Pro for any other desktop computer. And it has the computing chops to match its high-style look.

By Michael deAgonia | 05 March, 2014 14:09

Tags: Apple, WD, Macintosh, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Mac OS X

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch: A lightweight contender

We test Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch ultrabook, which is sleek and powerful, offers an impressive display and comes with an interesting keyboard innovation.

By Brian Nadel | 21 February, 2014 11:36

Tags: Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, laptops, Lenovo, software, ultrabooks, intel, operating systems, X1

Visual Studio 2013 reaches beyond the IDE

Microsoft delivers editing, debugging, deployment, project architecture, and ALM improvements stretching from Windows to Web development, from mobile devices to clouds

By Martin Heller | 12 February, 2014 21:09

Tags: Development Environments, Development tools, application development, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, web development, Microsoft .Net, software

Office 365 administration made easy

Going beyond Office 365's native admin GUI, 365 Command provides powerful Exchange admin capabilities without the need to run PowerShell

By Martin Heller | 21 January, 2014 14:23

Tags: SaaS, Configuration / maintenance, applications, hardware systems, software, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, Software as a service, system management, systems management, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft

Ubuntu 13.10 takes aim at Microsoft, Apple, Google

Ubuntu is moving into the rarified class of operating systems that cover x86/x64 clients and servers, ARM-based tablets/smartphones, and commodity cloud instances. Meaning that it's taking on everybody from Microsoft to Red Hat to Apple and Google.

By Tom Henderson, ExtremeLabs, Inc. | 06 January, 2014 11:57

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, Apple, Google, consumer electronics, Cloud, Canon, Microsoft, smartphones, canonical, software, Red Hat, server, ubuntu, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, Networking, wireless, hardware systems

Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad and the ugly

The newest release of Ubuntu, dubbed Saucy Salamander, doesn't offer much in the way of new features – except for the introduction of Ubuntu Touch for mobile platforms.

By Maria Korolov | 09 December, 2013 13:26

Tags: suse, Canon, canonical, AMD, software, acer, intel, ubuntu

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