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  • 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 Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview. 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.

  • 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.

  • Review: BitTorrent delivers cloud-free 'Dropbox for business'

    BitTorrent originated as a file sharing and distributed download technology, powering downloads of content both legitimate (such as Linux ISOs) and not (Taylor Swift albums).

  • Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

    It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use your tablet outdoors, while traveling or in a work zone, the odds of a disaster go up precipitously.

  • Sturdy design is still Moto E's trump card

    The Moto E's specification doesn't stand out from the competition even with LTE and a faster processor. Instead it's the design that makes Motorola's new device a good alternative for consumers who want an affordable smartphone.

  • Two OSes in one: DuOS-M puts Android on your Windows device

    Do you have a favorite Android app that you wish you could run on your Windows tablet or laptop? Well, now you can. A new program called DuOS-M runs full-blown Android as its own Windows application, so that you run almost any Android app on a Windows 7/8/8.1 system.

  • First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

    Last Thursday, Microsoft released its long-anticipated Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones. This first public release of Windows 10 for smartphones improves on many Windows Phone 8.1 features, but it offers few compelling new capabilities. Also, while Win10 TP for smartphones is supposed to run universal-style apps (the latest incarnation of what have been called Metro, Modern, and Windows Store apps), there's still little congruence between the new universal smartphone apps and their big-screen universal namesakes.

  • Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system

    The second preview release of Windows 10 begins to flesh out Microsoft's vision of an operating system that bridges the gap between traditional PCs and touch-based tablets -- something it failed at dismally in Windows 8. More than that, the new release reveals a single operating system that shape-shifts according to the device it's running on, be that a PC, a tablet or a phone.

  • Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

    Like InfoWorld itself, InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards have always been about change. We keep an eye out for the platforms and tools pushing against the barriers in application development, mobile, cloud computing, and in other corners of information technology, and we bring them in for review. At the end of the year, we get together and decide which are the very best.

  • Dell Venue 8 7000 review: A distinctive and premium Android tablet

    Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days. Look in any electronics store and you'll see a sea of virtually indistinguishable slates, few of which manage to stand out.

  • LulzBot Mini 3D printer delivers outstanding details

    There are about a dozen metrics by which I judge 3D printers when testing them, including speed, noise and the materials with which they can print.

  • CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

    Although differentiation is tough in Linux distributions today, CentOS 7 has carved out a niche as the free and open alter ego to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We found that CentOS, which is mandated to be binary-compatible with Red Hat 7, shares about 95% of the features of its commercial enterprise-class sibling.

  • Review: 6 business-class Chromebooks test their mettle

    I've spent the last three weeks taking six business-oriented Chromebooks through their paces. I started out as a skeptical Windows-rules-them-all kind of guy: I've been using Windows since the early days, and I've rarely strayed from the ghosts of my Windows masters. By the end of my Chromebook experiment, however, my old biases were shaken.

  • Android 5.0 deep-dive review: Exploring Lollipop's many layers

    Its name may be filled with child-like whimsy, but don't be fooled: Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release is all about the platform's move into maturity.

  • Nexus 6 deep-dive review: A supersized smartphone that shines

    The line between smartphones and tablets is officially gone.

  • Nexus 9 deep-dive review: Bigger, but not necessarily better

    I thought reviewing the Nexus 9 was going to be easy.

  • Review reloaded: The da Vinci all-in-one 3D printer disappoints

    After spending a week with the new da Vinci 1.0 AiO all-in-one 3D printer, I've decided that first impressions can be deceiving.

  • CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine

    CoreOS is a slimmed-down Linux distribution designed for easy creation of lots of OS instances. We like the concept.

  • Motorola Droid Turbo: four things wrong and four things right

    Motorola Mobility's Droid Turbo has a big battery and a powerful processor, but it also lacks a microSD card slot and optical imaging stabilization.

  • Droid Turbo's long battery life, new tech offset weight

    There's a lot to like in Motorola's Droid Turbo, including its 48 hours of battery life and extremely sharp screen.