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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.

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Windows 11’s 2022 Update has something new for everyone

The first major Windows 11 update makes the renovations feel more complete

Tom WarrenSep 20

iOS 16 review: unlocking the lock screen

Apple’s trying to turn your phone into more than just a bunch of apps

David PierceSep 13


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Apple macOS 12 Monterey review: the best is yet to come

It’s fine, but Apple has unfinished business

Monica ChinNov 8, 2021


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Android 12 review: it’s mostly about the looks

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

Cameron FaulknerOct 4, 2021


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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

Chaim GartenbergSep 20, 2021


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

It’s time to blow up your iPhone’s home screen

Chris WelchSep 23, 2020


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Android 11 review: features by the dozen

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

Dieter BohnSep 8, 2020


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iPadOS review: 50 percent more computer

It’s complicated, finally

Dieter BohnOct 7, 2019


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iOS 13 review: join the dark side

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

Chaim GartenbergSep 19, 2019


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iOS 12 review: the fixes are in

Apple’s latest mobile OS update focuses on making things work, instead of adding new features

Chaim GartenbergSep 17, 2018

iOS 11 preview: keep it simple, smarty

As simple as possible, but no simpler

Dieter BohnJun 26, 2017