Although it's still early days, Windows 10 offers a number of interface changes aimed at enhancing usability for business users.
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The technical preview of Windows 10 is heavy on tools for the power desktop user that businesses will want to evaluate, but the most important features will be visible later in the preview cycle.
Voice recognition technology is good enough for almost all your dictation and PC control needs, although Nuance's desktop software still has the odd rough edge.
3D printing isn't the only way to get 3D objects out of your computer. Here are some complementary tools for everything from crafting your own designs to serious structural engineering.
Another update improves the free office suite that's still trying to compete with older versions of Microsoft Office. However, both Office and modern web apps are moving in a different, more mobile, direction.
Despite optimistic 2011 predictions of a fully converged cross-platform OS running Mir and UnityNext (8) by 2014, Ubuntu 14.10 is set to retain X Windows and Unity 7. Based on this beta, it seems there will be no big changes in 14.10, although upgrading is always worthwhile.
If you're envious of the affordability of Chrome OS laptops, but need to run Windows applications, Lenovo's 15.6-inch B50-30 has much to recommend it.
Fed up with SIM-swapping or roaming charges when travelling? A Finnish company offers a neat mobile connectivity solution.
Acer's new seven-inch tablet comes in at a good price, but that means a number of compromises too.
If you are looking for low cost efficiency this tablet is a worth a second look.