Mark Hachman

Senior Editor

As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

New Windows 10 Insider build 19546 adds a nifty graphing calculator

Windows PCs push back against Chromebooks in schools with LTE, Gemini Lake Refresh chips

Windows PCs push back against Chromebooks in schools with LTE, Gemini Lake Refresh chips

Microsoft is marching in to the BETT education show with a plan to usurp Chromebooks with Connected PCs and more powerful processors.

Google will wind down Chrome apps starting in June

Google will wind down Chrome apps starting in June

Google laid out a timeline to wind down Google Chrome Apps, starting in June of this year and ending in June, 2022. Chrome extensions, however, will live on.

What to expect from Microsoft's 'new Edge' browser, rolling out to you soon

What to expect from Microsoft's 'new Edge' browser, rolling out to you soon

Microsoft offered more detail of how it will roll out the new Edge browser to consumer PCs, a process that will take several months to complete.

Microsoft 'new' Edge review: Microsoft's Chromium-based browser gets the job done

Microsoft 'new' Edge review: Microsoft's Chromium-based browser gets the job done

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge will show up soon on your Windows 10 PC. It performs adequately and has a few unique features, but it faces an uphill battle against Chrome.

Microsoft shuts down Remix3D, and an era of consumer-focused Windows creativity quietly dies

Microsoft shuts down Remix3D, and an era of consumer-focused Windows creativity quietly dies

There was a time when Microsoft dared to be crazy and creative with Windows. Those days feel like they're over.

Microsoft, NSA confirm killer Windows 10 bug, but a patch is available

Microsoft, NSA confirm killer Windows 10 bug, but a patch is available

Microsoft and the NSA have confirmed that a flaw in the Windows 10 cryptography system could allow malware to pose as legitimate applications. A patch is available today, however.

Rumors mount that a major bug could be disclosed on the day Microsoft ends support for Windows 7
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Rumors mount that a major bug could be disclosed on the day Microsoft ends support for Windows 7

Researcher Brian Krebs is reporting that a major vulnerability affecting Windows' CryptoAPI service could allow malware to hide as a legitimate app. The NSA is also reportedly involved.

The PC market, once left for dead, actually grew during 2019

The PC market, once left for dead, actually grew during 2019

Not only is the PC market alive, it's thriving. Researchers IDC and Gartner reported that the PC market grew during the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year, ending eight years of declines.

Windows 7 dies January 14: How to move from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Windows 7 dies January 14: How to move from Windows 7 to Windows 10

PCs running Microsoft's Windows 7 exit support in January 2020. Here are your options, from staying put to upgrading.

Microsoft publishes Microsoft Launcher preview for an inside look at its phone future

Microsoft publishes Microsoft Launcher preview for an inside look at its phone future

Microsoft has published a preview version of its Microsoft Launcher app for Android, offering a way for Microsoft fans to test out its new features before the launch of the Microsoft Surface Duo.

Acer's Swift 3 will offer AMD and Intel versions with surprising differences
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Acer's Swift 3 will offer AMD and Intel versions with surprising differences

At CES, Acer announces two affordably-priced versions of its Swift 3 laptop PC, one with an Intel Ice Lake chip, and another with AMD's new 7nm Ryzen 7 4000-series processor.

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