June 25, 2014

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

June 18, 2014

Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

6 local and cloud-based password managers make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users

June 11, 2014

Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

October 23, 2013

Deathmatch review: Windows 8.1 vs. OS X Mavericks

Although you can now hide some of the Windows 8 dissonance, Windows 8.1 doesn't leap forward enough

October 1, 2013

Review: Xcode 5 makes better, faster, stronger iOS and OS X apps

Major upgrade to Apple's IDE scores high with faster compiling, 64-bit support, easier debugging, source control integration, and automated testing

September 5, 2013

Review: New Parallels, Fusion virtual desktops for OS X fail the smell test

Parallels has interesting ideas that only half work, and Fusion adds almost nothing new beyond better hardware support

March 8, 2013

How to script: A Bash crash course

An easy step-by-step guide to the Bash command-line shell and shell scripting

September 5, 2012

Mac virtualization face-off: VMware Fusion 5 vs. Parallels Desktop 8

Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion support are promoted but existed in previous versions. So what else is new?

August 16, 2012

Deathmatch: Windows 8 vs. OS X Mountain Lion

Microsoft is intent on shipping Windows 8 as is despite all the criticism, so it's time to see if OS X can truly take its place

August 3, 2012

Review: MokaFive's VDI tailors to BYOD

MokaFive Suite brings polish and control to virtual desktops on Windows, OS X, or bare metal, with a nod to the iPhone and iPad

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