64368 Results for

microsoft v. google

Roundup

Apple v. Samsung

The electronics titans square off in a tangled tale of mobile technology, centered on Apple's iPhone

Best products

Best computer accessories

The term "peripherals" is wide-reaching on purpose to include all the accessories that will surely c

Editors' Take

Microsoft Cortana

The Windows Phone 8.1 new voice assistant, Cortana, is built to have better brains than Apple’s Siri and Google Now.

By Apr. 2, 2014

Pricing not available

Editors' Take

Google Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat brings Android to the masses, introduces a minimal design, and puts Google search in your dialer.

By Nov. 4, 2013

Pricing not available

Review

Microsoft Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.

By Jan. 24, 2007

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jan. 24, 2007
Editors' Take

Microsoft Office for iPad

Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are finally available for iPad, with what Microsoft says is an app built from the ground up for the larger iOS touch screen.

By Mar. 27, 2014

Pricing not available

Review

Microsoft Office for iPad (iOS)

The Office for iPad apps are a great middle ground between desktop and smartphone versions, and are a must-have for frequent Office users.

By Mar. 27, 2014

4.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 27, 2014

Pricing not available

Review

Microsoft OneDrive for iOS

OneDrive is a solid cloud storage option that's a must for Office users, but it doesn't offer many extra features that distinguish it from its competitors.

By Feb. 19, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 19, 2014

Pricing not available

Review

Microsoft Surface

If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps.

By Oct. 23, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 23, 2012
Editors' Take

Google Glass Explorer Edition

The frothing excitement around these prototype, titanium-framed wearable computers has the tech world tripping over itself, but big what, why, and how questions remain. CNET dives in to clear up the reality -- and the future possibilities -- of Google Glass.

By May. 1, 2013

Pricing not available

Review

Google Chromebook Pixel

Despite impressive hardware specs and solid industrial design, the Chromebook Pixel’s high price and cloud OS limitations make it impossible to recommend for the vast majority of users.

By Feb. 22, 2013

2.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 22, 2013
Review

Google Chromecast

Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.

By Jul. 25, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jul. 25, 2013