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open-source software

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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 Jun. 1, 2014

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.

Feb. 24, 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.

Jan. 22, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Jan. 22, 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.

Nov. 26, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating Nov. 26, 2013

MSRP: $219.99

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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 Apr. 7, 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 Jun. 11, 2014

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Heartburn from Heartbleed forces wide-ranging rethink in open source world

Experts caution that the notorious security bug heralds "open season on open source" and will force changes in how open-source code gets vetted as secure.

By Apr. 24, 2014

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Watch Dogs (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Watch Dogs manages to impress at times, but its overly ambitious promise is never fully realized. There's a lot of fluff baked into the experience that might leave some disappointed and wanting more.

May. 27, 2014

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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.

Apr. 3, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating Apr. 3, 2013
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Top-five paid app on Google Play was an antivirus scam

Before it was flagged and removed, one of the most successful apps on Google Play for over a week was an "antivirus" app that did nothing other than change an image.

By Apr. 8, 2014