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Time to get smart about smartphones

If you didn't get the message with the release of the iPhone or the subsequent arrival of Android, then Windows Phone 7 has to be your wake-up call. Mobile is no longer just the future; its time is now.

Firefox 3 for Mac: Is it time to switch from Safari?

When I switched from a Windows PC to a Mac in 2006, I was very disappointed in my choice of Web browsers. As a confirmed Firefox user, I expected Mozilla's Mac browser to be a no-brainer. But after trying Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 for the Mac, I adopted Ap...

Eating my words on the MacBook Air

For those of you who take joy in such things (and I would if I were you), it looks like I'm going to have eat a good many of the words from my initial analysis of the MacBook Air back in January.

The verdict: Leopard spanks Vista

This story caps off a truly comprehensive wave of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard coverage from Computerworld. Our readers have asked for more operating system coverage, and we're delivering.

A Windows expert opts for a Mac life

Windows Vista is in most ways an excellent operating system. But I've found myself increasingly disturbed by the many ways Microsoft is willing to erode the overall user experience, in most cases in the name of boosting its bottom line.

Firefox: The best browser of all

The people who live and breathe the Internet will all tell you the same thing: Firefox is the best Web browser for Windows and the Mac. Even after Microsoft played catch-up patty-cake with the release of IE7 earlier this year, Windows users who truly...

The skinny on Vista's Software Protection Platform (SPP)

One aspect of Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system that has raised users' hackles is its new anti-piracy system, called Software Protection Platform (SPP). To understand SPP, it's necessary to take a few steps back. Microsoft began its aggressi...

Vista RC2: More refined, but not perfect

Last Friday, Microsoft pushed Windows Vista Release Candidate 2 (RC2), Build 5744, out the door. There's no laundry list of new features and functions associated with this build of Vista, but there is something significant about it.

Windows Vista RC1 now available to general public

Early Thursday, Microsoft opened the doors to all comers who would like to test Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1). Testers can access the 2.52GB of data that makes up the next version of Windows either via download or on a DVD that will be sent...

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