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With less than six months before Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone, what do we want -- and need -- in a new smartphone?
Even a timid Linux user can handle encryption with the help of the right tool. Here are some good, user-friendly options.
Whether you crave a highly customized desktop or just want a different look and feel, one of these shells might be just what you're looking for.
Ubuntu’s upcoming Unity-based Linux desktop is already looking pretty darngood.
The software giant worked with West Coast Customs to create a rolling showcase for its technology, baking in features from Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox, among other products.
Jailbreaking is "legal, ethical, and just plain fun", and allows you to use your iPhone exactly how you want it to.
People are looking for ways to use mobile technology to get healthier and several companies now have products to aid you in this endeavor. We don't always need to track intense workouts, but need ways to track the other 23 hours of our life.
If your daily work involves mostly Windows desktop apps, the default arrangement of icons isn't exactly conducive to productivity. The solution: Clear away the clutter and build a cleaner, more personal Start screen.
Windows Server 8 can be installed with or without a GUI, uses the Metro look-and-feel, and runs the show from the new Server Manager. Find out more in our screenshot gallery.
The Consumer Preview is very close to the final Windows 8 user experience, with new touch gestures and improved support for mouse and keyboard. Our extensive gallery explores the look and feel of Windows' latest incarnation.
A close-up look at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes 18 built-in Metro style apps. They're polished and useful, but still deserve the App Preview label. Here's what you get.
The Nokia N9 is a fantastic piece of hardware with a beautiful OS. Nokia tweaked the OS once with a nice update just after launch and is rolling out another update that adds several more functions and improvements.
The best way to try out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview beta is with Oracle's VirtualBox virtualization program. Here's how to do it step-by-step.
In terms of sheer user-friendliness, Linux Mint 12 Lisa has nosed ahead of other desktop operating systems, says Jack Wallen