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.

Get real, Microsoft: If the Surface Pro is a laptop, bundle it with a Type Cover

Surface Pro is Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Pro 4 upgrade, restyled as a laptop
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Surface Pro is Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Pro 4 upgrade, restyled as a laptop

Microsoft's Surface Pro brings better CPUs and battery life to the flagship tablet, which is being restyled as a laptop.

Microsoft shows the power of its Pen with a new Whiteboard app and other upgrades
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Microsoft shows the power of its Pen with a new Whiteboard app and other upgrades

Microsoft wants you to use Windows 10's inking talents every day. That's why it's offering a collection of pens that will roam with you, and coming later, the Whiteboard collaborative app.

Linux is just too powerful for Windows 10 S, so Microsoft blocked it

Linux is just too powerful for Windows 10 S, so Microsoft blocked it

Though Linux is now a downloadable app within the Microsoft ecosystem, it provides access at too low of a level to work with Windows 10 S, Microsoft says.

Microsoft redesigns OneNote UI to make it more universally accessible
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Microsoft redesigns OneNote UI to make it more universally accessible

Microsoft has moved the navigation elements of OneNote to the left-hand rail on most versions, to benefit accessibility tools like screen readers.

Windows 10 Insider build 16199 fills some holes in the Creators Update

Windows 10 Insider build 16199 fills some holes in the Creators Update

Microsoft's hidden a wealth of information among the Settings menu in the new Windows 10 Insider build 16199, as well as some new My People functionality.

Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality
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Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality

At Google I/O, Google launched both a new category of cable-free standalone Google Daydream VR devices, as well as a new Visual Positioning System for helping phones navigate via augmented reality.

Hands on with Microsoft's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop
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Hands on with Microsoft's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop

Microsoft has begun rolling out the new Story Remix app that's part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, allowing you to design amazing photo slideshows. Unfortunately, some flagship features have been delayed.

How to remove ransomware like WannaCry: Use this battle plan to fight back
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How to remove ransomware like WannaCry: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC, including the recent WannaCry outbreak. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.

Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices

Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is really about connections: new apps and improvements designed to connect across devices.

Microsoft's mixed-reality devices undercut the Rift and Vive with lower prices

Microsoft's mixed-reality devices undercut the Rift and Vive with lower prices

Microsoft and its partners will debut new mixed-reality controllers to help users navigate through the virtual worlds it's trying to create via Windows 10.

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