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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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.
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.
Hands on with a clever expandable battery to keep your phone and tablet charged up that won't break the bank
Cloud storage to use inside your cloud service: Azure Files represents another step towards blending the concepts of Platform and Infrastructure as a Service for a very pragmatic approach to cloud.
In a much-needed upgrade, Lync 2013 gets bigger and a little bit better on Android devices.
ZDNet had some hands-on time with Azure RemoteApp at a recent Azure press event in Redmond, setting up a server image and publishing a selection of Office apps.
Track down the cloud services that people are using on your office network using this Azure Active Directory service, currently in preview.
Document editing and creation on a slate tablet will usually require an add-on keyboard. We examine a pair of leading contenders for Apple's iPad Air.
With Office for iPad, Microsoft has set a very high bar for the forthcoming touch-based Windows 8 version of Office. If you've got an iPad and access to Office 365, these tools have to be a recommended install.
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