Windows 8.1 adds support for small form-factor tablets. Here are our thoughts after a couple of weeks of using it on an 8-inch Atom-based device from Acer.
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Tape and MiniDisc have reached the end of their respective roads. So what can we use to record meetings and lectures in today's digital world?
Western Digital is a recent entrant into the wireless router market, but its draft-802.11ac product holds its own against similar offerings from more established vendors.
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ReadyNAS OS 6, with support for the BTRFS filesystem, lies at the heart of Netgear's updated SME-focused range of NAS boxes.
Looking to upgrade your small-business LAN to 10GbE? Check out Netgear's new range of switches, which includes a 'lightly managed' 8-port model for around a thousand dollars.
Don't need all the new features and cloud integration in Microsoft's Office 2013 — or just hate the ribbon? The new version 4.0 of the free LibreOffice could be what you need, but it's not the milestone it claims to be.
Microsoft has given ZDNet a brief look at its eagerly awaited x86 tablet, which runs the full version of Windows 8.
Although the next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is still under development, several routers are available offering high throughput in the 5GHz frequency band.
The Fritz!Box 3370 broadband router will appeal to those who don't need AVM's customary analogue and DECT telephony features, but it's on the pricey side.
QNAP's new Atom-powered NAS boxes offer a good range of enclosure sizes and deliver better performance than the previous Marvell-based models.
If network cabling is impractical, Synology's Wi-Fi-equipped DS213air may prove useful. Aside from its wireless capability, it's a capable 2-bay NAS with excellent management software.
This 10.1in. Android 4.0 tablet/keyboard combo sees Archos move beyond its customary media-consumption niche.
The KACE K1000 management appliance gets updated hardware and a one-click software upgrade that adds support for a wider range of platforms — including Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Synology's new 4-bay NAS includes a dual-core CPU with hardware AES encryption, the latest DSM 4.1 software and a new Web Assistant for discovery and installation.
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