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Software Reviews

Software provides the bedrock on which we experience new features from Google’s Android platform, Microsoft’s Windows 10, and Apple’s iOS and macOS operating systems. Like apps, and really all internet-connected devices, today’s software is constantly evolving into something new and, hopefully, more helpful. We’ll track the latest innovations that the industry has to offer to see if they are worth your time and money.

Android 12 review: it’s mostly about the looks

There are a just a few noteworthy features in this design-focused update

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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 review: foundational fixes

Apple’s latest updates lay good groundwork, but don’t add many big new features

Apple macOS 11 Big Sur review: a long time coming

An Apple Watch with Family Setup is an expensive smart watch for your kids

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 review: iPhone revolution, iPad evolution

It’s time to blow up your home screen


Android 11 review: features by the dozen

Priority chat notifications, stricter privacy controls, and a new power menu

iOS 13 has gotten better, but there’s still a long way to go

macOS Catalina review: transition period


iPadOS review: 50 percent more computer

It’s complicated, finally

tvOS 13’s small improvements make for a much better Apple TV experience

iOS 13 review: join the dark side

Apple’s latest iPhone software brings dark mode, a new Photos app, and bugs

Android 10 review: new gestures, dark theme, and privacy improvements

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: the 10 best new features