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This free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

A new open-source tool called MBRFilter can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

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New Windows 10 preview adds an iPhone Live Photos rival, Windows Ink improvements

Windows 10 Insider preview build 14951 adds a slew of Camera app tweaks, new Windows Ink tools, and more.

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Windows users face massive update bloat, tough choices

Windows 10's cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will affect the Windows 7 updates Microsoft revamped this month.

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The Xbox One's first email app is here, and it's not Outlook

MailOnX is the Xbox One's first email app, because nothing says gaming like productivity software.

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How to use Windows PowerShell: A beginner's guide

PowerShell is a powerful tool to master. Here’s our step-by-step guide to getting familiar with Windows’ über language

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PCWorld's October Digital Edition: iPhone 7 Review

Enjoy the best of in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.

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Why Cortana's new boss is obsessed with artificial intelligence

PCWorld interviews Microsoft's new AI Chief Harry Shum, who clearly has plans for newCortana and Bing: "We are infusing AI technology into all Microsoft products," he said.

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Microsoft's new Windows 10 beta build improves touchpads, updates Photos, and stabilizes your PC

Windows 10 Insider build 14942 extends Active Hours, adds an updated Photos app, and offers improved touchpad support, together with a key improvement to increase the overall stability of your PC.

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Microsoft invites reporters to see what's next for Windows 10—and maybe Surface

Microsoft has begun sending out invitations to an Oct. 26 event where it's expected to launch a new Surface all-in-one PC.

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The Windows weakness no one mentions: Speech recognition

Microsoft has buried dictation capabilities within Windows for a decade. Isn't it time that Microsoft put speech recognition front and center as a productivity assistant for Microsoft Office?

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Something new is coming to the PC industry: Growth

PC sales volumes have hit bottom, so from next year, the only way is up, say Gartner analysts.

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Time is running out to update old Windows 10 preview builds

If you've been lazy about upgrading to latest Windows 10 Insider builds in the Fast ring, time is running out to stay up-to-date.

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Windows 10 actually lost market share in September

The percentage of Windows users using Windows 10 has come to a screeching stop, dipping for the first time since Microsoft launched the product.

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Microsoft points to a transition of Windows 10 Mobile to 64-bit

There's a lot to like in Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile for smartphones, but there's one glaring weakness: it still is a 32-bit OS.


You can now use an iPhone to log into a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft says

Apple's iPhone isn't always a good pairing for Microsoft's Windows 10 PCs, but you'll be able to use the phone's biometric authentication features to log into PCs.