Galen Gruman

, freelance writer

Galen Gruman is a frequent contributor to CIO.

iPhone, Galaxy, iPad, Nexus: Here's How They Really Rate

Your smartphone or tablet is overrated.

Media Tablet Showdown: Retina iPad Mini Faces Newly Beefed-Up Challengers

The Retina iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 go toe to toe.

iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini Won't Knock Your Socks Off

The best tablets on the market nonetheless feel more like interim upgrades than milestone devices worth ditching older models for.

Deathmatch Review: Windows 8.1 vs. OS X Mavericks

With Windows 8.1 Professional and OS X 10.9 Mavericks both now shipping, how do the two flagship PC operating systems compare? Does Windows 8.1 fix enough of Windows 8's usability flaws to be worth adoption? Does Mavericks add enough value to get your attention?

iPhone 5S Offers Better Security Today, a Peek at Apple of Tomorrow

The iPhone 5S, like its cheaper sibling the iPhone 5C, has been available for a few weeks now, earning plaudits from most reviewers and igniting ignorant online discussions around mobile security and application performance. Some of that ignorance is intentional FUD from Android fanboys and security purveyors.

Moto X is the Android Smartphone No One Needs

The much-ballyhooed smartphone from Google's hardware unit brings little that's worthwhile to the mix.

BlackBerry Q10: You'll Either Love it or Hate it

Physical keyboard addicts now have a smartphone designed for them, but no one else may want to suffer the drawbacks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Scores One Against the iPad Mini

The Galaxy Note's more readable UI has appeal, but the iPad Mini remains a better tablet.

New Nexus 7 Takes on iPad Mini and Kindle Fire HD

Google's revised media tablet is a lot better than the original, but not enough to unseat the iPad Mini in our media tablet deathmatch.

BlackBerry Q10 Review: You'll Either Love it Or Hate it

Physical keyboard addicts now have a smartphone designed for them, but no one else may want to suffer the drawbacks.

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