The 12 best of the best galleries of August: Devices go wild

Many of ZDNet's most popular galleries in August focused on the battle between Apple, Microsoft and Google. Great gadgets and their operating systems.
Written by Andy Smith, Contributor

The No. 1 theme for ZDNet's most popular galleries in August was the battle between Apple, Microsoft and Google. Great gadgets and their operating systems were the most featured including tablets, smartphones, PCs, keyboards and more. And that's not all.

Check them out.


Best Android smartphones (August 2013 edition)

 Time to take a tour of a handful of the best Android smartphones currently available on the market (August 2013). There are a few new handsets, including one for all you pure Android fans.





Best Android tablets (August 2013 edition)

 Don't want to get locked into Apple's ecosystem by buying an iPad or iPad mini? No problem! Here are my top Android tablets for August 2013. And if you're looking for budget Android tablets, there are two here you might be interested in.





15 ways to improve your iPhone's battery life

While the iPhone is booming in popularity, its battery still isn't that good. But by applying a few system tweaks, you can improve your iPhone's battery life considerably.






10 advantages Windows 8 tablets have over the iPad and Android

Windows 8 tablets may be behind the iPad and Android tablets in market share but they have significant advantages over the competition. Here are 10 of them.






15 feel-good features in iOS 7 to make you love your iPhone again

 Here's a look at just a few of the best and most noticeable features of iOS 7 that will reignite your love for your Apple-branded smartphone again.





Apple's OS X Mavericks hands-on, in pictures

ZDNet takes OS X Mavericks, Apple's latest desktop and laptop operating system, for a test drive to show you what's new and improved.





Apple's iOS 7 hands-on, in pictures

The iPhone and iPad maker on Monday announced iOS 7, its latest mobile operating system. ZDNet takes it for a test drive and shows you the new user interface and some of the new features.




 20 essential iPhone, iPad apps for college students

 Out of the thousands on offer to make your life easier, here is a roundup of the most essential iPhone and iPad applications for students.






The most beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted PCs you'll ever see

Take a look at some amazing hand-crafted PC cases, all done by one extremely talented hobbyist.





9 best iPad keyboards (hands on): March 2013

March 2013? That's correct, some of our posts are popular and stay popular.

Summary: The question I get asked most frequently is, "what keyboard do you like for the iPad?" This collection is bound to have an iPad keyboard for everyone. I have even covered two keyboards for the iPad mini.



Windows 8, one year later: 10 mistakes Microsoft made (and how they plan to fix things)

It's probably a safe bet to say that the first year of Windows 8 didn't go as Microsoft had hoped or planned. So what went wrong? It wasn't just one mistake. Instead, a series of strategic missteps and bad bets got Microsoft's flashy new OS off to a very rocky start.



15 most wanted features in the next iPhone

From super high-resolution cameras and faster memory, to a better antenna, and a stronger glass to more storage, what do you want out of the next-generation iPhone?


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