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Nexia Home Intelligence: One of the best premises automation systems

Over the last few months I’ve been testing Nexia Home Intelligence, a premises automation solution sold by Ingersoll Rand which also owns a number of other well-known brands including Schlage, Trane, and American Standard. Given...

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Android 5.0 deep-dive review: Exploring Lollipop's many layers

Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release brings major changes to the way the operating system looks and works. Here's a detailed tour of what's new and what it's like to use.

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What's eating up your hard drive? These 5 utilities tell all

No matter how slimmed down you believe your Mac's hard drive to be there are likely large files consuming space you could use for better things. These tools ferret out those files.

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Review: Microsoft's hybrid cloud storage -- overpriced, underwhelming

Microsoft's Azure StorSimple backup and DR solution offers compelling Azure integrations, but the high price and absence of local management hold it back

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Ghost could scare off WordPress as the top blogging platform

Ghost, a free, open source, fast, sleek, blogging platform based on Node.js

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HP’s strange new SlateBook: A guided tour

HP pairs the Android mobile OS with a full-blown notebook computer

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Nasuni raises the bar for hybrid cloud storage

Subscription-based service offers scalable storage for enterprises.

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Outlook for Mac 15.3 review: Almost as good as the Windows version

A surprise update of Outlook for Mac approaches parity with Windows, but doesn’t yet play well with other ecosystems.

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Nexus 9 deep-dive review: Bigger, but not necessarily better

Google's new Nexus 9 tablet is a decent device that comes with Android's new Lollipop OS, but it may not live completely up to the hype.

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MBaaS shoot-out: 5 clouds for building mobile apps

AnyPresence, Appcelerator, FeedHenry, Kinvey, and Parse share plenty of common ground, but two stand apart

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iPad Air 2 review: A great tablet gets better

Apple's new iPad Air 2 tablet is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessors, and now includes the Touch ID sensor and a load of other new features.

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CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine

No-frills Linux distro offers rapid deployment of VM instances.

The Linux desktop-a-week review: ChromeOS

A look at ChromeOS as a desktop environment, specifically discussing Aura and Aura Shell.

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Tips and tricks to improve Google Sheets

Among the several add-ons available for Google Sheets, we found these helpful.

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Krita Desktop: A free, open source painting tool, maybe as good as Photoshop

Krita Desktop, a really impressive painting tool that rivals Adobe Photoshop for features and makes some ways of working much easier. Available as free open source software for Windows (Vista, 7, 8) , Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian,...

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goTenna: Give your smartphone long range messaging even if there's no cell service!

goTenna works with your smartphone and turns it into what amounts to a CB radio. This means that even when you have no cell service you'll be able to send and receive messages and location data to and from other people equipped with...

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10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1

Don't be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere "dot" release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.

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Review: A NAS to survive the apocalypse

The IoSafe 214 wraps a speedy, feature-rich Synology storage server in a fireproof, waterproof, and shock-resistant shell

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