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open-source software

Editors' Take

Nokia X Software Platform

Nokia sure tried hard to give us something new, but its mashup of Android, Windows Phone, and Asha gives its Nokia X phone limited powers and a nagging identity crisis.

February 24, 2014

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ZTE Source (Cricket Wireless)

The ZTE Source offers Cricket customers inexpensive LTE, but if you can spare a bit more money, pass it over for better devices.

November 26, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating November 26, 2013

MSRP: $219.99

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Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software

Q&A: Years ago, Microsoft's CEO described open source as a cancer. Times have changed. Just ask 22-year Redmond veteran and open-source proponent Mark Hill.

By June 1, 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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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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Microsoft's 3 year journey to an open-source .Net

Microsoft's decision to open-source more of its .Net platform didn't happen overnight, or even in the past few weeks. It was a move years in the making.

By April 7, 2014

Editors' Take

ZTE Open II

The Open II features a 2-megapixel camera and Firefox OS, and has its sights on emerging markets.

February 25, 2014

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Chrome a bit less secret as PDF reader goes open-source

The software Google's browser uses to show PDF files has been proprietary for years, but now it's an open-source project called PDFium that others can scrutinize or use themselves.

By June 11, 2014

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ZTE Open

Skip the ZTE Open and keep hunting for your low-cost smartphone, unless simplicity or Firefox development are at the top of your list.

September 18, 2013

2.5 stars Editors' rating September 18, 2013

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Sony SmartWatch

The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.

April 3, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating April 3, 2013