Stories by Serdar Yegulalp

Review: WordPress 4 plugs in, turns on, grows up

The latest revision of the powerful and popular blogging engine does far more than blogs, although the power comes with a price

In Pictures: Beyond Firefox - 10 Mozilla projects fuelling the open Web

Mozilla has its hands in many projects aimed at advancing the Web. Here's our take on the 10 most promising

In Pictures: Biggest, baddest, boldest software backdoors of all time

These 12 historically insidious backdoors will have you wondering what’s in your software -- and who can control it

Teach your router new tricks with DD-WRT or OpenWrt

With each passing year, hardware devices grow less dependent on proprietary components and more reliant on open source technologies. Network routers are among the main beneficiaries of this trend, especially those that can support a variety of third-party open source firmware projects. Two of these firmware projects stand apart from the rest: DD-WRT and OpenWrt.

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

Apache OpenOffice 4 vs. LibreOffice 4.1

Not so fast, LibreOffice -- OpenOffice has a shiny, new, and improved major release of its own

Review: Box beats Dropbox - and all the rest - for business

Box trumps Dropbox, Egnyte, Citrix ShareFile, EMC Syncplicity, and OwnCloud with rich mix of file sync, file sharing, user management, deep reporting, and enterprise integration

First look: Microsoft Remote Desktop apps for iOS and Android

Late to the game, Microsoft releases Remote Desktop apps for rival mobile platforms, but they're bare-bones at best -- and where's the WinPhone version?

The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere

Mark Shuttleworth's recent closure of Ubuntu Linux bug No. 1 ("Microsoft has a majority market share") placed a meaningful, if somewhat controversial, exclamation point on how far Linux has come since Linus Torvalds rolled out the first version of the OS in 1991 as a pet project.

Samsung Ativ Book 6 goes big for gamers -- business users, too

In an era of small devices with small screens, the Samsung Ativ Book 6 seems almost a throwback. It's a strapping, business- and gaming-class Ultrabook sporting a 15.6-inch screen, a full-sized keyboard with numeric pad, a generously sized touchpad, and a wrist rest. Big and bright, the screen is good competition for the Samsung monitor I have on my own desktop. If I were stuck using this as a replacement for said desktop, I wouldn't feel all that cramped.

Samsung Series 9 cuts few corners

Well-engineered laptop is long on performance and battery life, short on business features

Review: VMware Workstation 10 turns to tablets

The best desktop virtualization software for techs adds support for Surface Pro sensors and more polish

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist turns and teases

Lenovo's cleverly designed Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrid takes too many turns for the worse

HP EliteBook 2170p: Ultrabook turns old-school

HP's business-grade notebook packs plenty of speed and nice features into a retro design

Review: Acer Iconia W3-810 is too little, too lame

The world's first 8-inch Windows tablet is long on portability and battery life, short on everything else

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