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Review: Skype for Business pros & cons (video)

Reviewer Jonathan Hassell highlights some of the good features and things to watch out for in Microsoft's Skype for Business software/service.

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Curb: Home power monitoring comes of age

I just received my electricity bill and, to my annoyance (and horror) the bill is just over $100 more than the previous month! I have mostly LED lighting and lots of home automation controlling everything possible and I seem to...

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First Look: NetBeez net management tool creates a buzz

Newcomer NetBeez is strong on network troubleshooting; needs work on long-term performance analysis, reporting.

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Review: Double your iPhone battery life with these 6 smartphone cases

There is a thriving aftermarket for smartphone cases, some of which just offer protection while others contain a battery that can recharge your phone. In this review, we looked at six of them.

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Review: Up close with NetBeez

Network World tester Joel Snyder offers his opinion on NetBeez, which lets you track network performance via a series of small hardware agents.

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7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system

Here is a selection of basic command line tools that will make your exploration and optimization in Linux easier.

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How to install Debian Linux 8.1 in a VirtualBox VM

There are so many Linux distros available now that it’s hard to choose the one that will be the best for your purposes, but unless you’re looking for something with a specialized focus, Debian Linux has to be one of the best.

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Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

10 local and cloud-based contenders make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users

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Review: CliQr clicks for cloud management

CliQr CloudCenter unlocks cloud portability with migration, governance, management, and benchmarking for multiple clouds

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The Linux AIO project: All of a distro's desktops in one ISO

Linux AIO combines all of the desktop environments available for each distro and wraps them up in a disk image for a “live” system

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5 great faxing apps for iOS and Android

Like it or not, faxing is still alive and kicking. No need to get a fax machine though -- instead get any of these five apps for faxing and receiving faxes on your phone or tablet.

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Best tools for single sign-on

It has been a few years since we last looked at single sign-on products, the field has gotten more crowded and more capable.

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Review: Single sign-on tools offer impressive new capabilities

Centrify edges Okta and OneLogin in seven-vendor shootout.

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First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet

Joyent’s Docker-driven container compute instances are superthin, superfast, and supercheap

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Review: Dell’s slim FC830 server packs a heavyweight punch

The latest Dell FX2 server module stuffs a massive amount of computing power into a 1U space

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Review: The Apple Watch after a month of use (video)

The Apple Watch can be fun and handy -- but it's not perfect. After a month of constant use, our reviewer reports that he really likes it, but it's not for everyone.

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How to train your Surface Pro 3: Tips, tricks, hacks

We’ve collected several tips for Microsoft’s popular tablet computer.

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5 low-cost Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers

Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers are a must-have when troubleshooting Wi-Fi interference and performance issues, or when checking channel usage.

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