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 cuts off 40 percent of Windows phones with Creators Update shift

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update review: The future is increasingly uncertain

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update review: The future is increasingly uncertain

Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update follows on its desktop cousin with so few features, for so few phones, that one wonders what the point is.

Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor

Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor

Called "Cloudbooks" by industry watchers, a leaked Microsoft document sets minimum specs for cloud-based laptops powered by Windows 10 Cloud.

Microsoft will cut services to standalone Office users so they’ll subscribe to Office 365
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Microsoft will cut services to standalone Office users so they’ll subscribe to Office 365

Standalone Office users will start to feel the pinch in a few years, when Microsoft will cut off services unless you subscribe to Office 365. OneDrive and Skype for Business will be the first perks to go.

Microsoft commits to a permanent schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates

Microsoft commits to a permanent schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates

Microsoft reveals when Redstone 3 will ship—as well as every Windows feature update beyond that—as part of its new semiannual schedule for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.

Windows 10's power-throttling feature will benefit battery-hungry laptops

Windows 10's power-throttling feature will benefit battery-hungry laptops

A feature available for Windows 10 Insiders could extend your battery life by about 10 percent, Microsoft claims.

Xbox One Insiders get first crack at player-organized tournaments

Xbox One Insiders get first crack at player-organized tournaments

Microsoft Insiders get the first taster of user-generated tournaments on Xbox One, along with other improvements including Party Overlay.

Microsoft will unveil Project Scorpio, the next Xbox, at E3

Microsoft will unveil Project Scorpio, the next Xbox, at E3

Microsoft plans a June 11 event before the E3 console gaming show to unveil Project Scorpio and show how it fits into the Xbox One lineup.

Microsoft's next Surface may be a Chromebook competitor for schools
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Microsoft's next Surface may be a Chromebook competitor for schools

Microsoft may take aim at Chromebooks' dominance in schools with an inexpensive Surface and cloud-based Windows.

Griffin's PowerMate is the Surface Dial dead-ringer that's trapped in Mac land

Griffin's PowerMate is the Surface Dial dead-ringer that's trapped in Mac land

Griffin still won't commit to a date to release Windows 10 support for its PowerMate control knob, which probably inspired Microsoft's Surface Dial.

What's next for Windows 10's Game Mode: Microsoft drops a few hints

What's next for Windows 10's Game Mode: Microsoft drops a few hints

Microsoft's not saying much about the future of Windows 10's Game Mode, but a few hints give us some ideas.

Windows Vista is dead
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Windows Vista is dead

Microsoft's extended support for Windows Vista runs out on April 11, and that's probably a good thing.

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