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Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler

By Martin Heller | 16 July, 2014 20:05

Tags: paas, application development, Configuration / maintenance, IBM, hardware systems, internet, MapR, cloud computing, Data Center, emc, rackspace, VMware, Pivotal, 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

Android Wear deep-dive review: A smart start to smartwatch software

Google's Android Wear platform is an impressive first step toward making smartwatches people will actually want to buy. Here's an in-depth look at where the software shines -- and where it falls short.

By JR Raphael | 09 July, 2014 20:39

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, consumer electronics, Networking, smartphones, wireless, mobile, Pebble, galaxy

Samsung Gear Live vs. LG G Watch: A real-world evaluation

The LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live may look similar, but the first two Android Wear watches have some meaningful differences.

By JR Raphael | 09 July, 2014 20:39

Tags: Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, Google, consumer electronics, Networking, smartphones, wireless, mobile

OnePlus One deep-dive review: Unbeatable value for Android geeks

With a starting price of just $299, the unlocked, Cyanogen-powered OnePlus One Android phone beats the bigger brands at their own game.

By Rick Broida | 07 July, 2014 20:38

Tags: OnePlus, Motorola, galaxy, htc, Google, consumer electronics, Android, smartphones

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

Sync, store and share data with Transporter Sync

The scoop: Transporter Sync, by Connected Data, about $100 (plus cost of external storage drive)

By Keith Shaw | 18 June, 2014 06:50

Tags: gadgets, dropbox, consumer electronics, storage, internet, cloud computing

Docker 1.0 is ready for prime time

If you're on the lookout for an easier way to migrate apps and services from development to production, or from one server environment to another, then you may already be aware of Docker. The Linux container solution has made waves for a while now, even as it has been widely viewed as not quite ready for production. The Docker team has been working steadily at finalizing a release that it considers to be production ready, and it appears to have reached that goal with the introduction of Docker 1.0.

By Paul Venezia | 09 June, 2014 23:38

Tags: application development, software

Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization Cloud-style

Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform brings resilient, cloud-like server and storage infrastructure to traditional virtualization deployments

By Paul Ferrill | 01 June, 2014 23:13

Tags: virtualization, Configuration / maintenance, Server Virtualization, Server Clustering, Microsoft, hardware systems, virtual desktop, Data Center, VMware

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

Google Drive leads in features, lags in ease-of-use

This is the third in a series of three reviews covering the major online office productivity apps: Microsoft Office Online (Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online), Apple iWork for iCloud (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud), and in this article, Google Drive (with Docs, Sheets, and Slides) aka Google Docs and Google Apps.

By Woody Leonhard | 30 May, 2014 08:30

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, storage, internet

Lenovo's new ThinkServer: Low sticker price, lots of upgrade options

We tested the Lenovo RD440 as a base-unit, 2U server. We found it pretty generic on the surface, but options, including software pre-loads, increase its potential utility for volume users and especially smaller operations.

By Tom Henderson | 27 May, 2014 20:07

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, Lenovo, intel, Data Center, server

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

Apple rides the wave with Mavericks

We haven't visited Apple OS X since Snow Leopard, and while there have been incremental changes, there is nothing radically different in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

By Tom Henderson | 20 May, 2014 00:08

Tags: Apple, software

Review: Dell WYSE delivers Android-on-a-stick

Thin clients aren't very exciting, and for a reason: they're designed to allow remote access to servers, usually with a Citrix, Microsoft, or VMware client. The folks at Dell WYSE have spiced up the category by building a thin client on top of Android, and getting it down to a form factor only slightly larger than a USB memory stick.

By Joel Snyder | 19 May, 2014 20:04

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Cloud, Microsoft, hardware systems, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, VMware, HP, Dell

Linksys WRT1900AC: The best open router yet

Linksys' ambitious, prosumer-grade Wi-Fi router is pricey compared to the classic WRT54G router that inspired it, but it comes with a great feature set

By Serdar Yegulalp | 19 May, 2014 20:04

Tags: Linksys, applications, Networking, wireless lan, software, belkin, open source software, Network Router

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: Compelling -- but not without compromise

Samsung's Chromebook 2 has a distinctive design and a roomy 1080p display, but it also has some meaningful drawbacks compared to other devices.

By JR Raphael | 15 May, 2014 20:35

Tags: Google, hardware systems, laptops

Review: Apple's iWork for iCloud is elegant but limited

Apple's online productivity suite is exceptionally polished and easy to use, but lacking in word processing and spreadsheet features

By Woody Leonhard | 14 May, 2014 20:07

Tags: SaaS, Google, applications, Microsoft, Office Software, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Apple

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

Review: Office Online is great for Word and Excel, not PowerPoint

Word Online and Excel Online are surprisingly capable, but PowerPoint Online and Office document compatibility are still half-baked

By Woody Leonhard | 07 May, 2014 20:06

Tags: SaaS, applications, Microsoft, Office Software, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, microsoft office, Apple, Google

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