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.

What to expect with Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' release this fall

What to expect with Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' release this fall

Microsoft has begun rolling out new features as part of its Windows 10 Redstone 5 release, due this fall. Here are the flagship features, from Sets to Timeline to Cloud Clipboard.

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a Teams-powered giant tablet that creates its own video wall

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a Teams-powered giant tablet that creates its own video wall

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2, its next-generation videoconferencing and collaboration tool that can combine into a massive display or roll away on an easel.

What still isn't clear about the future of Windows after Build 2018

What still isn't clear about the future of Windows after Build 2018

At Build, Microsoft had a chance to reassure Windows users that even after a recent reorganization, this OS still mattered. So why did Microsoft say nothing?

What's new in Windows 10 Insider Build 17666: 'Cloud Clipboard,' Sets improvements and more

What's new in Windows 10 Insider Build 17666: 'Cloud Clipboard,' Sets improvements and more

Cloud Clipboard, an updated Notepad, improvements to Sets: These are some of the features Microsoft added to Build 17666 of Windows 10.

Microsoft, Qualcomm ship an SDK to solve the Snapdragon's 64-bit app problem

Microsoft, Qualcomm ship an SDK to solve the Snapdragon's 64-bit app problem

Microsoft has shipped a preview of Visual Studio that lets developers write 64-bit apps for PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, solving a key challenge for Always Connected PCs.

How Microsoft's Windows ML machine learning could help apps anticipate your needs

How Microsoft's Windows ML machine learning could help apps anticipate your needs

At Microsoft Build, Microsoft developers sketched out the future of inking on Windows.

Microsoft's mobile strategy: Create Windows-like app 'experiences' for smartphones
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Microsoft's mobile strategy: Create Windows-like app 'experiences' for smartphones

Microsoft is unveiling its new plan for mobile devices at Build: Create Windows-like app 'experiences,' using Timeline, a new Your Phone app, and the Microsoft Launcher. There's new news about Sets, too.

Soon you'll be able to pay bills inside Outlook

Soon you'll be able to pay bills inside Outlook

Microsoft says Outlook.com users will be able to pay bills with one click, right from their email.

How Microsoft Edge's hidden WDAG browser lets you surf the web securely

How Microsoft Edge's hidden WDAG browser lets you surf the web securely

Windows 10 Pro users can use an enterprise-class version of the Edge browser, called Windows Device Application Guard, for secure surfing. Here's how to use it.

Cortana gets the power of sight in Microsoft's future vision of conference rooms

Cortana gets the power of sight in Microsoft's future vision of conference rooms

Microsoft's "conference room of the future" demonstration at Build featured a Cortana-powered device that could both see and hear.

Microsoft shows Cortana and Amazon's Alexa working together at Build

Microsoft shows Cortana and Amazon's Alexa working together at Build

The integration of Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana will have to wait a little longer, though.

Microsoft's Project Kinect for Azure sensor will be the eyes of the next-gen HoloLens

Microsoft's Project Kinect for Azure sensor will be the eyes of the next-gen HoloLens

Microsoft unveils the specs of its fourth-generation Kinect sensor, known as the Project Kinect sensor for Azure.

Microsoft's mixed reality isn't dead, it's just moving to where businesses will pay for it

Microsoft's mixed reality isn't dead, it's just moving to where businesses will pay for it

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft is expected to talk about how AI and machine vision will improve the business world, adapting technology from the HoloLens and Kinect sensor as part of the process.

Windows 10's April Update is making Chrome and Cortana freeze PCs

Windows 10's April Update is making Chrome and Cortana freeze PCs

Google Chrome, Cortana, Visual Studio, and other programs are locking up in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

The 5 best new features arriving on Outlook

The 5 best new features arriving on Outlook

Microsoft is adding numerous features, including bill pay and RSVP tracking, to Outlook on your PC and phone throughout May. We've picked the five best.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: The best hidden features
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Windows 10 April 2018 Update: The best hidden features

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade, now known as the April 2018 Update, offers many smaller additions and changes you might miss. We've highlighted them here.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update review: Small fixes now hint at better things for later

Windows 10 April 2018 Update review: Small fixes now hint at better things for later

The Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update offers innovations such as Timeline and Nearby Sharing, but most of the improvements are more modest.

How Windows 10's Near Share feature wirelessly beams files to nearby PCs

How Windows 10's Near Share feature wirelessly beams files to nearby PCs

The new Windows 10 Near Share feature in the April 2018 Update provides a convenient way to wirelessly beam URLs and files to nearby PC, but a lack of consistent speed severely lessens its utility.

Windows 10 Timeline: How to use Microsoft's new organizational tool
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Windows 10 Timeline: How to use Microsoft's new organizational tool

Timeline, found within Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update, creates a history within Windows of what you worked on and when.

Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update ships April 30 with a mission: Saving you time

Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update ships April 30 with a mission: Saving you time

The next Windows 10 is finally here: Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update will begin shipping April 30, with features like Timeline and Focus Assist to help you work faster.

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