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Apple ships macOS Catalina; here's what you get

The latest version of Apple's desktop OS is available now.

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Review: 18 Alexa skills for productivity, collaboration and more

You can use Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa assistant to send Slack messages, texts, and emails; add items to to-do lists; and more. But do Alexa skills for business users really save you time and effort?

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Office 365 vs. G Suite: Which has better management tools?

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

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A first look at macOS Catalina (public beta now available)

Apple today opened up its macOS Catalina Public Beta Program, so I thought it useful to share some first impressions of the new Mac OS.

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Review: Windows 10 May 2019 Update unleashes a spring surprise

After several underwhelming biannual feature updates, Microsoft has finally delivered a truly useful change in Windows 10 version 1903.

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Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch (one of which does earbuds, too)

These wireless chargers for Apple and Android devices offer the option of powering up your smartphone and smartwatch at the same time – though the features and prices differ significantly. And one can also charge earbuds.

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Review: Choetech's PowerDual 5 is 'a quality charger with limitations'

China-based Choetech has come out with what it is calling a "breakthrough" in wireless charging: a pad with five overlapping coils that offer users free range in how they position up to two smart phones for charging.

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iPad Air 2019: A review

The iPad Pro for the rest of us

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Head to head: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 for Business

When every ounce and inch counts for business travel, these ultraslim laptops pack a lot of performance per pound.

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Review: Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ is the right phone at the wrong time

Samsung’s flagship 4G phones, the Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+, are coming out at the dawn of the 5G era. Would business users be smarter to buy now or wait for a 5G-capable phone?

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Review: Bezalel’s Prelude wireless smartphone charger loses the cable

When it comes to wireless charging, this is truly a portable charger that requires no cables – not even to recharge its own battery.

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Head-to-head: Apple iPad vs. Microsoft Surface Go for Business

Business travelers needn’t opt for pricy “Pro” 2-in-1 tablets from Apple or Microsoft; their smaller siblings are more affordable and ready for business. Here’s how they stack up.

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Review: G Suite gets an AI boost

Several new AI-driven features in G Suite (some still in beta) are aimed at saving users time, facilitating collaboration, and improving security.

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Review: Office 2019 is the best advertisement yet for Office 365

By raising prices and keeping key features out of Office 2019, Microsoft is telegraphing its desire to move its entire user base to Office 365.

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Useful R functions you might not know

One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R functions is to see what other useRs have uncovered. Here are some of mine -- and yours.

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iPad Pro 2018: A review

With its world-class design, rock-solid operating system and a deluge of apps, the Apple iPad Pro 2018 is the best tablet you can get.

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Review: Windows 10 October 2018 Update delivers modest but useful tweaks

Microsoft pulled the feature with the biggest “wow” factor from version 1809, but there are some hidden gems in this release.

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Review: Belkin aims for the enterprise with Boost Up wireless charging spot

Belkin is targeting corporate users with its new wireless charging pad, but there are a few tweaks needed before it's a perfect fit for the boardroom.

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Apple Watch Series 4: A review

You'll like the Apple Watch Series 4 a lot, so long as you understand that the watch was designed to be something you don’t pay much attention to.

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Review: Google’s Pixel 3 has looks and smarts but isn't the best for biz

The new Pixel 3 smartphones have the expected top-shelf hardware and cool photography features, but there are better choices for enterprise use.

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