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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Review: The Nobel 1.0 -- stereolithographic 3D printing on the cheap

    When I unboxed <a href="http://us.xyzprinting.com/us_en/Product/Nobel-1.0">XYZPrinting's Nobel 1.0 stereolithographic (SLA) 3D printer</a>, I'd just finished shipping off another top-rated and remarkably accurate SLA machine, the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2922719/3d-printing/review-formlabs-form-1-3d-printer-offers-mind-blowing-precision.html">Formlabs Form 1+</a>.

  • 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.

  • Asus Chromebook Flip review: A classy little convertible laptop

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

  • First Look: Amazon Echo: Novelty item or ready-for-prime-time part of your digital life?

    Our Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled appliance--for want of a better word--arrived on May 17 and we've been using it all week. As Prime members, we paid $100 for ours, but the list price is $200. While some parts are beautifully done, the information services at the back end have a long way to go before the Echo is more than a novelty.

  • 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="https://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/20/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10122-for-pcs/">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."

  • Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video)

    The <a href="http://formlabs.com/products/form-1-plus/">Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer</a> ($3,299) is elegant in its simplicity, and more capable of producing accurate models with detailed intricacy than any other 3D printer I've reviewed.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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. 

  • Review: The da Vinci Junior is the Easy-Bake oven of 3D printers

    XYZprinting has been making hay by offering some of the most affordable consumer plug-and-play 3D printers, shipping 30,000 of its da Vinci model machines last year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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="http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/16/announcing-the-office-2016-it-pro-and-developer-preview/">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.

  • 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.