Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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.

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The story of the Windows XP 'Bliss' desktop theme—and what it looks like today

Like Windows XP itself, Microsoft's 'Bliss' image of rolling green hills has aged, and evolved. Here's its story— and what the real-world site looks like today.

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How to use Zoom's Video Filters to spice up your next Zoom call

Zoom's new Video Filters and Studio Effects give you fun effects without having to search for third-party images online.

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Send texts on your own time with Android's new Schedule Send feature

Google is adding a new feature to Android, called Schedule Send, that allows you to send texts to other people on your own time.

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Google adds Password Checkup to Android

Google already checks your passwords to see if they've been compromised on your PC's Chrome browser. Now your Android phone will add the same Password Checker feature.

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Microsoft will add predictive typing to Word in March

Microsoft plans to add predictive typing, also called text prediction, to Microsoft Word beginning in March, 2021.

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Microsoft won't raise prices for Office 2021, which may ship with Teams

Microsoft has announced Office 2021 for the PC and Mac, at the same price as its predecessor, Office 2019.

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Meet Microsoft's new ink-first app, Journal

Microsoft has launched Journal, a note-taking , journaling app designed to use a Surface Pen or other stylus from the get-go.

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Google Meet, Classroom changes will add muting, end meeting functions for kids

Google is adjusting its Google Meet and Google Classroom online learning platforms with new mute and end meeting features, an end to unlimited storage, and more.

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Chromebooks continued to outsell Macs in 2020

Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS have outsold Macs in the computer market for more than a year, but exploding sales are now having an impact in the overall PC market, too.

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Microsoft plans Kids Mode for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft says that it has begun testing and developing a Kids Mode for Microsoft Edge, with child-friendly features that will place limits on the content they see on the web.

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Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Headset feels like affordable Surface Headphones

For only $99, the new Xbox Wireless Headset give you much of what Microsoft's Surface Headphones offer.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review: A giant leap in graphics performance

With the Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+, the best Windows tablet just got much, much better, thanks to its powerful CPU and graphics upgrades. It also offers an LTE option, better battery life and more.

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New Chromebooks will ship with Google's Stadia pre-installed

Google has confirmed that it will ship Chromebooks with the Stadia service pre-installed, which reports say is a web app.

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How to use Snap Camera to transform yourself in Zoom, Skype, and Teams calls

Try changing yourself into a cat or a potato with Snap Camera filters, then talk with your coworkers in Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and more. Just don't become a cat lawyer with these Zoom filters.

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How to clean up your Gmail inbox by quickly deleting old email

Here's a way to clean up your inbox within Gmail, first by deleting unwanted emails using Google's built-in filters, then using search commands to find specific email to delete.