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Review: Alpha Anywhere aces offline mobile apps

Database-oriented rapid app development tool shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline.

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10 Chrome extensions for developers

Google Chrome needs a little polish and enhancement to really work with us instead of just for us.

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BlackBerry Classic review: A killer smartphone for keyboard lovers

The BlackBerry Classic may be the best smartphone the company has ever released, but it's not going to lure away many iPhone or Android users, or significantly increase BlackBerry's market share. And that's just fine with BlackBerry....

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The best PC laptops of the year

We've tested too many laptops to count, and now we're ready to name the ones we'd spend our own money on.

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Review: Apple's new 5K iMac -- powerful, pixel-ful and pricey

Apple's latest 27-in. desktop comes with a remarkable Retina display, great performance, a sleek design -- and an impressive price tag.

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6 things Nexus 9 does that Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 can't

The new Google Nexus 9 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) are both quality high-end tablet options, but they outshine each other in a number of notable ways. Here are six things the Nexus 9 does that the Fire HDX 8.9 can't.

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6 things Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 does that Nexus 9 can't

Both the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Nexus 9 tablets are top-quality, high-end tablet options, but each outshines the other in a number of notable ways. Here are six things the Fire HDX 8.9 does that the Nexus 9 can't.

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The 5 best Chromebooks for you

Looking to buy a Chromebook right now? Here are the best Chromebooks and the best deals you can get.

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Unix: Android Security Internals: Nikolay Elenkov, no starch press, 2015

Building apps for Android or thinking about it? This book on Android Security is a must read.

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HxD, Binary Editor, or XVI32? Windows hex editor round-up

One of these hex editors will suit your needs.

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Review: 6 business-class Chromebooks test their mettle

Is a Chromebook for you? Which one? We put top models from Acer, Dell, Google, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba to the test

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Yoga Tablet 2 Pro review: Solid productivity features can't make up for its crummy interface

This tablet has so much going for it: a sleek design, a projector built into the hinge, and a pretty good battery life. But Lenovo's Android customizations are awful.

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Hands on with Andy, the Android emulator for Windows

Have you ever wanted to run Android on your Windows desktop? If so, Andy the Android emulator may be for you.

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HP ElitePad 1000 G2 review: Business-grade tablet comes at a price

The ElitePad 1000 is impressively designed but pricey, especially with the optional dock you won't want to live without.

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Phablet deathmatch: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Note 4

Whether you think of them as superphones or microtablets, the two main contenders are closely matched.

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5 great free PDF tools for iOS and Android

Need an app for reading, annotating, or creating PDFs on iOS and Android? I've got five great ones -- every one of them free.

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HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Windows 8.1 Tablet Review: Faster, better, still rugged

A nice tablet, now even nicer: This replacement for last year's ElitePad 900 boasts a faster CPU, more memory, longer run-time, and a higher-resolution display.

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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon & MATE: A hands-on review

What’s new and exciting in the latest releases of Linux Mint 17.1.

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