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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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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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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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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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VLC for iOS

As long as you have the videos to watch, VLC's gesture controls and smooth performance make it an excellent app for video playback.

January 22, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating January 22, 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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Google Play Music for iOS

With a streaming library that won't fill up your iPhone storage in the free version, along with excellent music discovery options and ad-free radio with All Access, Google Play Music is a great option for audiophiles.

November 18, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating November 18, 2013

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Apple iOS 7

Provided you take the time to find your way around, iOS 7's new design makes it a compelling upgrade that completely transforms Apple's mobile OS.

September 18, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating September 18, 2013

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