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BlackBerry returns with a surprisingly decent business phone: The KEYone (with video)

BlackBerry's new Android, the KEYone, comes complete with a real keyboard and is strictly for business. According to our reviewer, it's also not bad at all.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ review: Great enterprise phones with potential to be better

Enterprise features and excellent specs stand out on the excellent Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship line. But the touted Bixby virtual assistant doesn’t come close to delivering.

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Review: Samsung Dex nearly nails smartphone-as-desktop

Difficult setup and hardware issues mar an otherwise successful marriage of a smartphone to the traditional desktop experience

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 fails the likability test

The big-screen Android smartphone is too slick for its own good, with poor design decisions that render it unnecessarily hard to use

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Review: da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer produces good quality, multi-colored objects

The da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix is XZYprinting's first fused filament, fabrication 3D printer capable of using two different colored filaments at the same time. While quality is still average, this machine is surprisingly capable.

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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: More secure, but not faster

Hyper-V 2016 tightens VM security and eases management, but seems to have lost a step.

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite management

Users don't directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform.

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Stay private and productive with 2 new Bluetooth headphones

The Sennheiser MB 660 UC and Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 headphones let you listen to music, check out videos and listen to conference calls without disturbing co-workers. We test to see if they fulfill their promise.

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Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is here and worth the download (with video)

Windows 10 Creators Update, the latest version of Microsoft's new operating system update, offers some interesting new features worth knowing about.

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Virtual beacons challenge Wi-Fi for in-building, location-based supremacy

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons from Mist Systems and Cisco could revolutionize the consumer experience in retail, healthcare, hospitality.

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Review: Consider VPN services for hotspot protection

We review 7 low-cost VPN services for when you’re out of the office or out of the country.

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iPad smackdown: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google G Suite

Your iPad can largely function like a laptop with two of the three main office productivity suites

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Review: VMware vSphere gets much-needed facelift

vSphere 6.5 is easy to install, sports a new VM management console and takes a stab at Docker integration.

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Moto G5 Plus: Economy class that gets you there (with video)

The new Moto G5 Plus may not set any speed records, but it's a solid, useful Android phone with no bloat and a pleasingly low price.

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Face-off: HPE vs. NetApp for enterprise flash storage

Considering enterprise flash array storage? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products from HPE and NetApp, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta

Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?

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Review: Slow Internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose Internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that’s end-to-end.

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Desktop 3D printers: The latest and the greatest

Computerworld's Lucas Mearian has put several of the latest 3D printers through their paces. Here, we summarize what he found.

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