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Apple

All the latest Apple news, featuring developments on the iPhone, iPad, Macbooks, OS X and much more.

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Firefox OS

Mozilla's mobile operating system, unveiled at Mobile World Congress, won't win over many iOS and Android faithful. But it's credible for low-budget feature-phone owners.

February 24, 2013

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BlackBerry 10 OS

BlackBerry lovers who can get past the rookie mistakes will find a polished-looking OS that's packed with interesting and useful features, but happy Android and iOS users won't find a reason to switch.

January 30, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating January 30, 2013

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Google Chrome OS

Chrome OS struggles with the delineation between apps and Web sites, even though they are fast growing together. Great for students and casual home use, the day is coming when it'll be competitive, but it's not yet a replacement for a more mature OS.

October 18, 2012

3 stars Editors' rating October 18, 2012

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ZTE Open C

Although it's one of the cheapest smartphones around, you're better off saving your money for a slightly pricier handset.

May 30, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating May 30, 2014
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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Though it's not a complete system or interface overhaul, Mountain Lion's improved core apps and new features make it well worth the $19.99 price.

July 25, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating July 25, 2012

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Asus Chromebox

If you're looking to get started in the world of Chrome OS, the Asus Chromebox is a very good starting point--so long as you don't mind bringing your own peripherals.

March 12, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating March 12, 2014
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iOS 8 grants new power to rival browsers, Web-based apps

Today, third-party apps can run JavaScript programs only with hobbled performance on Apple's mobile OS, but Apple's next version grants them the full performance Safari gets.

By June 4, 2014

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Geeksphone Peak

The phone, with a nice build, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and sharp 4.2-inch screen, shows off Mozilla's browser-based OS to its best advantage.

February 24, 2013

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Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard

Intel Mac users will like Snow Leopard's smartly designed interface enhancements, and its Exchange support is a must-have (especially with Outlook for Mac on the way). With a ton of technological improvements, Snow Leopard is worth the $29 upgrade fee.

August 26, 2009

4 stars Editors' rating August 26, 2009
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Mozilla plans permission toggles in Firefox OS

Firefox OS phone owners will be able to flip app permissions on and off at will in a far-future version of the browser-based mobile operating system.

By August 26, 2014