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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

Working together: 3 new team collaboration tools

Three new services -- Flow, Glip and Slingshot -- try to enhance the ability of teams to converse and collaborate using a variety of tools.

By David Strom | 23 July, 2014 20:36

Tags: Content/Document Management, Yahoo, document management, applications, skype, Yammer, Microsoft, software, Content

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

Review: Samsung's new 3D NAND SSD for 'Pros' is a superfast drive at a good price

Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD series has up to 1TB of capacity and is designed for workstations and high-end PCs.

By Lucas Mearian | 01 July, 2014 20:08

Tags: SSD, Drives, Data storage, storage, computerworld

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

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

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

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

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

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

First look: Famo.us remakes mobile app development

The Famo.us mobile Web framework runs faster than standard HTML and takes less development time than native code -- once you get up to speed

By Martin Heller | 06 May, 2014 20:08

Tags: Mobile Development, application development, applications, mobile technology, web development, software, javascript, open source software

Review: Affordable videoconferencing for real conference rooms

With a high-performance camera and separate audio module, the Logitech CC3000e conquers rooms too large for most off-the-shelf videoconferencing products

By Yardena Arar | 24 April, 2014 23:12

Tags: Video Conferencing, applications, logitech, software

Do more with less: Lambda expressions in Java 8

Using lambda expressions can make your Java code leaner, more powerful, and easier to read

By Martin Heller | 23 April, 2014 20:08

Tags: application development, Java Programming, software

Nashorn: JavaScript made great in Java 8

JavaScript on the JVM is better and faster but not always friendlier with Nashorn, the rebuilt JavaScript interpreter

By Martin Heller | 16 April, 2014 20:06

Tags: application development, Java Programming, software, javascript

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

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