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First look: Microsoft's Azure App Services sweeten cloud development

Polished integration of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services is a big step forward for cloud-oriented developers.

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Deep-dive review: New 13-in. MacBook Pro brings Force Touch to the trackpad

Apple's 13-in. MacBook Pro offers the innovative Force Touch trackpad that brings new features and abilities, along with generally improved performance.

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First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

Microsoft’s new browser combines a minimalist look and feel with a rendering engine designed to keep pace with a rapidly evolving Web.

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NAC is back. And better than ever

We review 5 of the leading network access control products.

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Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Network Access Control (NAC) products continue to get better and easier to use.

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First look: Microsoft's Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview

Microsoft's Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview offers a few new user features and some interesting under-the-hood improvements.

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The four best podcast apps for Android phones

Our favorites are well designed and offer a deep selection so you can find your favorites or discover new podcasts.

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Review: 7 excellent mobile app builders

Alpha Anywhere, AnyPresence, and Salesforce1 lead a rich field of low-code mobile development tools.

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Benchmarks: graphics cards for every budget

We subjected every card to a gauntlet of synthetic benchmarks and real-world games

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Assessing your technical skills ... for free!

If you're thinking about going after a professional certification or just trying to assess how much you know in a particular system or security subject area, I might have just found what could turn out to be one of your favorite...

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Is the Asus ZenBook UX305 the best-value ultrabook ever?

Think a great ultrabook can't be affordable, too? Thinks again. The new Asus ZenBook UX305F has great specs, great design, and most surprisingly of all, a great price. I've got the details.

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First Look: Microsoft Office 'lite' for touchscreens

As part of the beta release program for Windows 10, Microsoft has released free touchscreen versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word through the Windows Store.

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The fitness fanatic’s guide to earbuds: Everything you should consider before you shop

If you work out regularly, a good pair of fitness earbuds can be a better investment than a fitness tracker.

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Review: EachScape cloud IDE works mobile magic

EachScape accomplishes the hat trick of generating iOS, Android, and Web apps from an online drag-and-drop designer.

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The 11 best Android apps for training your brain and learning languages

Keep your mind sharp with these games and puzzles, but be wary of all those in-app subscriptions and upgrades.

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Acer Chromebook 15 review: A large laptop with ample appeal

Who says all Chromebooks should be compact? Acer's new Chromebook 15 packs a splendid screen and solid performance into a plus-sized package with lots to like.

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Review: Aerospike kicks scale-out NoSQL into high gear

Aerospike Server leverages memory and SSDs to bring extremely high throughput to a flexible, scalable key-value database.

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Asus ZenBook UX305 vs. Dell XPS 13: Thin, light and powerful

The Asus ZenBook UX305 and the Dell XPS 13 and two new thin and light Windows laptops that offer a lot of power for a reasonable price. We test both to see which is the better buy

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