Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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 last free Windows 10 upgrade path for consumers will shut down by December 31

There's still one way consumers can upgrade to Windows 10 for freeā€”if they use assistive technologies. Microsoft will shut down this loophole on December 31.

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Microsoft adds Surface Pro with LTE for connectivity on the go, as promised

Microsoft says two Surface Pro tablets with LTE connectivity will ship in December, at prices that are slightly lower than expected.

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How Intel Core chips and Lenovo PCs could take over two-factor authentication from your phone

Intel's 8th-generation Core chips include the capability to provide a two-factor authentication right from a PC, without a phone. Lenovo now has several PCs that support this feature.

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How Windows 10 dictation works

Within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft makes dictation as easy as tapping a key. Why use your keyboard when you can write with your voice?

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Windows 10 digital ink: All the improvements within the Fall Creators Update

You can use your Windows tablet's digital pen to ink notes into Windows 10, saving them as editable digital text. And with the Fall Creators Update, it's even easier to do so.

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How to type emoji on your PC using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Soon in Windows 10, adding an emoji smiley-face will be almost as easy as a keyboard shortcut. Here's how to it will work in the Fall Creators Update.

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How Microsoft Edge will beat Chrome as the best PDF reader with the Fall Creators Update

Microsoft Edge will get some powerful tools for viewing, marking up, and even signing PDF documents when the Fall Creators Update ships. Here's a rundown of what's new.

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3 ways Windows 10 connects to your Android and iOS phones to make a better PC

With a connected Android phone or iPhone, your Windows 10 PC gains powers that it didn't have before.

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Windows 10's My People: Microsoft makes it easy to just wave hello

With Windows 10's new My People app, Microsoft provides an easy way to connect to your best friends, right from your desktop. Here's how to use it.

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Windows 10's TruePlay gaming tech starts sniffing out cheaters

Microsoft has added TruePlay, an optional anti-cheating technology for PC gaming, to Windows 10. But how optional will it really be?

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Harman Kardon Invoke hands-on: Cortana enters the smart speaker market with a boom

Harman Kardon has unveiled its Invoke speaker, powered by Microsoft Cortana. It's years behind competing devices from Amazon and Google, but seems to hold up pretty well.

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OneDrive Files On-Demand: How to enable it in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

OneDrive Files On-Demand is one of the most useful features within Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Here's how to turn it on.

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The HP ZBook x2 is a wildly powerful Surface Pro rival with a tear-off keyboard

HP's ZBook X2 tablet has enough power under its rugged exterior that it's challenging laptops like the Microsoft Surface Book with its workstation-like specs.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update review: This could be Microsoft's biggest Windows yet

Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is its most ambitious ever, betting big on mixed reality while using pen, dictation, and a trio of excellent 3D apps to satisfy existing Microsoft Windows users.

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Hands on with Windows 10's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop

Microsoft's Story Remix for Photos is one of the highlights of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, allowing to stitch together photos and videos and add cool 3D effects.