Deep-dive review: Microsoft's Lumia 950 phone introduces mobile Windows 10

With its Lumia 950 smartphone, Microsoft has also introduced the initial version of its Windows 10 interface for phones. But while both are interesting, neither is earth-shaking.

By Preston Gralla | 03 December, 2015 14:30

Tags: Windows 10

Review: New Windows 10 version still can't beat Windows 7

Microsoft’s 'Fall Update' promised to put the finishing touches on Windows 10 -- it doesn’t

Nexus 5X and 6P deep-dive review: Google's dynamic duo

Google's new Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones set a new standard for how good Android can be -- and how much a standout smartphone should cost.

By JR Raphael | 27 October, 2015 14:30

Tags: Google, Nexus 6P, nexus

Review: In Office 2016 for Windows, collaboration takes center stage

Long available in rivals such as Google Docs, real-time collaborative editing finally comes to Microsoft Office, along with a handful of other useful improvements.

By Preston Gralla | 22 September, 2015 13:30

Tags: microsoft office

Review: 6 Chrome extensions let you track your Gmail

Want to know if that important email was actually read -- or ignored? These six Chrome extensions let you track your Gmail.

By Howard Wen | 18 September, 2015 13:30

Tags: Gmail, chrome

Bossies 2015: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld editors and contributors pick the top open source software for data centers, clouds, developers, data crunchers, and IT pros

Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

With the new Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft has finally brought the OS X version of its office suite up to the standards of the Windows product. We take a close look at the preview.

By Preston Gralla | 04 September, 2015 18:23

Tags: microsoft office

Windows 10 Start menus: Start10 vs. Classic Shell

The best Windows 8 Start menu replacements bring their Win7-inspired magic to Windows 10. Which should you choose?

Enterprise guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 is now available for consumers, but for IT executives thinking about enterprise deployments, here's what the upgrade path from Window 7 or Windows 8/8.1 looks like.

By Tom Henderson | 03 August, 2015 20:06

Tags: Windows, software, Windows 10, Network World, operating systems

Email encryption has gotten so much better, so you'd be crazy not to use it

I once co-wrote a book on enterprise email where I likened email encryption to a "sucking chest wound." That was in 1997, when you had to do all the encryption key management on your own, a daunting task to say the least.

By David Strom | 22 July, 2015 23:22

Tags: freemium, Google, security

Security suites: Choosing the best one for you

The old days of straightforward antivirus software packages are gone -- victim of a changing threat scene in which the dangers are more complex than ever and come from multiple sources.

By Preston Gralla | 20 July, 2015 20:44

Tags: Google, security, beca, malware

Asus Chromebook Flip review: A classy little convertible laptop

Where do you draw the line between a laptop and a tablet?

By JR Raphael | 07 July, 2015 06:40

Tags: Chrome OS PCs, Google, hardware systems, Chromebooks, laptops

Review: Windows 10 Insider Preview -- a nearly finished OS

Microsoft has been racing to put the final touches on Windows 10 before its expected release date in late July. There have been three public updates in the last month: Builds 10061, 10074 and 10122. At this point, the interface and features for the new operating system are essentially set -- on May 20, Gabe Aul, engineering general manager at Microsoft, <a href="">wrote about build 10122</a> on the company's official blog: "From here on out you'll see fewer big feature changes from build to build, and more tuning, tweaking, stabilizing, and polishing."

By Preston Gralla | 26 May, 2015 20:41

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Review: 7 Android apps that track your expenses

Traveling these days is a hassle, no matter why you're going, or where -- and the necessity to track your expenses along the way just adds to the irritation. A good app, though, can make things a lot easier -- not only during the trip but afterwards, when you have to report it all to your (or your company's) accountant.

By Barbara Krasnoff | 15 May, 2015 01:05

Tags: Google, mobile, mobile apps

Hands on: The first Apple Watch apps for road warriors

Now that the Apple Watch is here, does it do enough useful things to be a standard item for executives, road warriors, and other digital denizens?

By Galen Gruman | 28 April, 2015 00:31

Tags: Motorola, Apple, Google, hardware systems, Swatch, smartwatches, mobile, Apple watch, Pebble

Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

It's a well-known fact that deploying and managing anything at scale is hard. Docker is no different. However, the engineers at Docker recognize this and are working on three products to help: Docker Machine, Docker Compose, and Docker Swarm. 

By Nigel Poulton | 23 April, 2015 20:06

Tags: Linux, Docker, swarm, software, operating systems

Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

Mac users of Office who have felt left out in the cold by Microsoft (because the last version, Office 2011 for Mac, was released in October 2010) now have reason to be pleased: The preview of Office 2016 for Mac attempts to bring the suite out of the dark ages and into the modern world.

By Preston Gralla | 02 April, 2015 00:38

Tags: Mac apps, applications, Microsoft, software, microsoft office, Office suites

First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

Microsoft's faster release schedule for its Windows 10 Technical Preview kicked into high gear yesterday with the release of another build a mere 12 days after 10041. This time, with build 10049, Microsoft has added one of Windows 10's major new features: its next-generation Web browser.

By Simon Bisson | 31 March, 2015 21:08

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

First look: Microsoft's Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview

The first glance at the future of Office for Windows is here, in the form of the <a href="">Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview</a>. It's the initial public iteration of the suite that will be released sometime in the second half of 2015, so at this point it's very much a work in progress.

By Preston Gralla | 27 March, 2015 05:50

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems, e3

Chromebook Pixel (2015) review: A cloud dweller's dream machine

Chrome OS enthusiasts are always clamoring for high-quality hardware -- cloud-centric laptops with solid construction, snappy performance and stunning displays. But the vast majority of Chromebooks cater to the budget end of the market.

By JR Raphael | 17 March, 2015 00:41

Tags: Chrome OS PCs, Google, hardware systems, Chromebooks, laptops

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