Mark Hachman

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.
How to switch out of Windows 11 S Mode
How-To

How to switch out of Windows 11 S Mode

Windows 11 Home in S Mode may ship by default on PCs like the Surface Go 3, preventing you from installing "unverified" apps that aren't in the Windows Store. Here's how to upgrade from Windows 11 S to Windows 11 Home.
1 day ago
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Better, but still buggy
Reviews

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Better, but still buggy

Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 certainly feels like a productivity phone that no other smartphone manufacturer can really compete with. But it's still buggy, and still can't quite measure up to the basic requirements of a premium smartphone.
2 days ago
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: A superior Windows 11 tablet
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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: A superior Windows 11 tablet

Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 offers a larger screen, an improved inking experience with a new Surface Slim Pen 2, and better audio. It's also ironed out some early performance quirks, elevating its performance to best in class.
1 week ago
3 things we love in Windows 11 (and 3 things we hate)
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3 things we love in Windows 11 (and 3 things we hate)

Why choose Windows 11? Why stick with Windows 10? After reviewing both operating systems, we can give you three big reasons to upgrade to Windows 11... or remain on Windows 10.
2 weeks ago
Want Windows 11? Your PC better have these specs
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Want Windows 11? Your PC better have these specs

Windows 11 comes with new, stricter hardware requirements: more memory, more storage, and a Trusted Platform Module, or TPM. What does all this mean? We explain.
3 weeks ago