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Review: Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge lead the Android pack

The new flagship Samsung Android smartphones are surprisingly elegant and thoughtfully designed, with better security capabilities

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Review: 7 excellent mobile app builders

Alpha Anywhere, AnyPresence, and Salesforce1 lead a rich field of low-code mobile development tools

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'Becoming Steve Jobs' is not the bio Jobs wanted

The apologia for the Apple co-founder is heartfelt, but also a distortion of his reality

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Review: EachScape cloud IDE works mobile magic

EachScape accomplishes the hat trick of generating iOS, Android, and Web apps from an online drag-and-drop designer

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Review: Aerospike kicks scale-out NoSQL into high gear

Aerospike Server leverages memory and SSDs to bring extremely high throughput to a flexible, scalable key-value database

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First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

With welcome improvements to key features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery, the leading virtualization platform doesn't disappoint

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First look: Office 2016 for the Mac closes the gap

After a five-year hiatus, Microsoft finally brings a worthwhile Office to the Mac

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

New BitTorrent Sync 2.0 aims for business users with user-management and NAS-synchronization features, but its decentralized design complicates integration into larger organizations

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Review: AppStudio is like Visual Basic for mobile dev

NSB/AppStudio simplifies development of mobile Web and hybrid apps with a Visual Basic-like, drag-and-drop IDE

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Review: Microsoft Azure beats Amazon and Google for mobile development

Easier than Amazon's Mobile SDK and more complete than Google's Firebase, Azure Mobile Services has more of what developers need

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Galaxy S6 first look: Inspired by the iPhone 6, but no mere clone

The new flagship Samsung Android smartphones are surprisingly elegant and thoughtfully designed

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Review: LibreOffice 4.4 raises the bar

The latest release of the open source productivity suite is leaner, smarter, and more compatible with Microsoft Office docs

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Desktop virtualization review: VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VirtualBox

VMware Workstation 11 has the edge in performance and polish, while VirtualBox 2.3.20 leads in platform support and price

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Review: HP's Moonshot is flexible, manageable, amazing

HP's cartridge-based, hyperscale computing system brings significant server power and high efficiency to a variety of workloads

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

The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app

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Best open source monitoring tools

We found all four products to be capable network monitoring tools that performed well in our basic tasks such as checking for host availability and measuring bandwidth usage. Beyond the basics, there were quite a few differences in...

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How to keep track of all your passwords

It is safe to say these password managers would discourage you from using 123456 or password as your actual password

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First look: Office for Windows 10 is as good as the iPad version

Touch PC users will get a version of Office that works as well as what iOS and Android users now enjoy

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