OS X 10.10, otherwise known as Yosemite, is the 11th iteration of the operating system that powers the desktops and laptops created by Apple. This update, expected to be released later today, marks the second version of OS X whose code name is based on a California location instead of a species of cat -- and the second time Apple has let loose a major update for free.
By Michael deAgonia | 16 October, 2014 23:36
It's been nearly a week since Microsoft announced that it will follow Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 -- and released its Technical Preview so that those interested could take a first look at the new operating system. Since then I've been exploring the new OS, alongside the sparse documentation Microsoft has released.
By Simon Bisson | 10 October, 2014 21:36
Alongside Microsoft's Oct. 1 release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, the company offered early previews of the next iteration of Windows Server and System Center. With final releases not expected until the summer of 2015, these extremely early technical previews are a marked departure from the norm for Microsoft. Far from being feature complete or even stable, the Windows Server Technical Preview nevertheless presents a way to become familiar with new features coming down the pike, and to put the UI changes through their paces.
By Tim Ferrill | 08 October, 2014 21:06
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has gotten a lot of attention as a way to bridge the gap between tablets and traditional notebooks. Its snap-on keyboard and pull-out rear stand tries to offer the best of both worlds, but with a 12-in. screen and weighing 1.8 lbs. (without its keyboard cover), the Surface Pro is not as light as it could be, particularly for nomadic workers. And starting at $800 for a system equipped with an Intel i3 with 64GB plus $130 for the Type Cover, it is not an inexpensive system.
By Brian Nadel | 16 September, 2014 20:09
There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic
By Paul Venezia | 28 August, 2014 00:19
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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