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.

Microsoft's Surface devices are now receiving the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Update: not yet)

Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

If you're buying a new Windows 10 PC, chances are you'll receive Windows 10 Home. But should you upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, just to be sure?

How to manage Windows 10 updates to prevent them from ruining your life

How to manage Windows 10 updates to prevent them from ruining your life

While you shouldn't block Windows 10 updates, you can manage them in Settings. Buying Windows 10 Pro, may be the best solution, though.

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?
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Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

Should you buy a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? They're similar in some ways, but fundamentally different in others. This guide will help you decide.

Microsoft ships expanded Microsoft Teams for consumers
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Microsoft ships expanded Microsoft Teams for consumers

Microsoft is tying together work and personal productivity experiences by renaming Office 365 as "Microsoft 365," adding a consumer version of Teams, and unveiling new AI-powered features for Office apps.

Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren't
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Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren't

Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are lifting data caps during the coronavirus and providing discounts to new customers. Others aren't. We break it down.

Google Meet is now free for everyone, as the pursuit of Zoom continues
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Google Meet is now free for everyone, as the pursuit of Zoom continues

Google is moving its Google Meet videoconferencing service out of its paid G Suite tier, and making it free in an effort to lure consumers and enterprise customers alike. It's npw integrated into Gmail for the web, Android and iOS.

Windows 10's Linux subsystem gets GPU compute and an easier install in new preview

Windows 10's Linux subsystem gets GPU compute and an easier install in new preview

Microsoft's latest Insider Build 20150 allows you to install the Windows Subsystem for Linx 2 via a typed command, and adds GPU compute support via Nvidia's CUDA.

Windows 10's May 2020 Update borks pooled Storage Spaces

Windows 10's May 2020 Update borks pooled Storage Spaces

When using Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2020 Update, a pool of shared storage using Storage Spaces may not be accessible.

Lenovo launches ThinkPads with high-octane Ultra Performance Mode

Lenovo launches ThinkPads with high-octane Ultra Performance Mode

Lenovo has launched several 15-inch workstations, among them the ThinkPad X1 Extreme 3rd Gen. The X1 and several others boast a new Ultra Performance mode, throwing acoustic limits to the wind.

Dropbox catches up with a password vault, folder backup, and a family plan

Dropbox catches up with a password vault, folder backup, and a family plan

Dropbox on Tuesday announced several features already offered by other services, including PC folder backup and password storage.

Adobe Creative Cloud updates add more AI and learning tools

Adobe Creative Cloud updates add more AI and learning tools

Adobe unveils updates to Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, emphasizing AI to improve Smart Select and other features. It's also making a greater effort to show how its tools should be used.

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