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How to keep Windows 8 in sync with SkyDrive

A guide on using your new Microsoft Account

iOS leaves Android in the dust for HTML 5 performance

A new study from spaceport.io finds that iOS delivers three times better performance than Android when it comes to HTML 5 apps

Three ways to make Android more free

Free Software Foundation Europe urges Android users to liberate their devices from data collection and corporate control

Open source code has fewer mistakes

Open source software has fewer defects on average than proprietary code does, according to new data from Coverity

Five new app developments in Apple's Mountain Lion OS

Here are some details about the apps in Apple's upcoming OS update for the Mac

Four ways Apple could improve the iOS experience

Apps have been in the headlines a lot recently - perhaps Apple decrease the number of problems with some adjustments

Rockbox developers discuss the open source MP3 player firmware

Why the comnunity thinks they can do better than commercial efforts

Beyond the Lion's roar: The best overlooked, underrated features

17 useful features every OS X Lion user should know about

A first look at Windows 8 - the OS for everything

Testing the pre-beta version has produced interesting results

No demand for Windows 8 tablets? Don't trust predictive surveys

Analysts won't be able to make a real prediction about Windows 8 tablets until the operating system is beta

Is anyone really using the Windows 8 preview?

With a download count larger than Windows 7 beta's, Microsoft's Windows 8 preview is being used by just a quarter as many people

Windows 8: Four big concerns so far

It's not even out yet and Microsoft are making big changes to the operating system, but are these a good thing?

Why you should be using Linux Mint 12

Multiple desktop options set this new release apart, but the best part for many users may well be that Unity isn't one of them

Replicant developer interview - Building a truly free Android

Frustration with Android's reliance on non-free software led to the creation of Replicant: An effort to make a 100% free version of Android

What comes after Android 5.0 Jelly Bean - 'Key Lime Pie'?

Reports suggest Google has already settled on the new name for Android 6.0

Five Windows 8 features businesses should watch

As consumers get a preview look at an early version of Windows 8, here are key features that should turn the head of any business manager.

Gatekeeper: Apple's answer to validity checks on OS X

Gatekeeper does the same validity check as the iOS system but only does it when an app is first installed

Eight features Windows 8 copies from Linux

Useful features Microsoft cribbed from open source

Prolonging battery life with Windows 8

Microsoft wants to make sure users don't have to worry about saving resources with their Metro-style apps

Top Windows 8 features IT admins should be aware of

Compelling new functions for business users

Linux Mint sticks to the classic desktop flavour

Experimental interfaces aren't our style, says lead developer

Goodbye BIOS: A simple guide to UEFI

Introducing the new bootstrap technology that's shaking things up

Five things I love and hate about Android

The ups and downs of going Google

Going in search of an Android mobile strategy

Using Android to provide security for scanning private information

Operating systems will cease to be important as the browser rises

Advances in web technology, such as the rise of HTML5, are making the browser ever more powerful


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