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.

Government warns of remote attack against Windows PCs editing iPhone video

The U.S. government is warning users that a vulnerability in how Windows PCs handle an HEVC video codec used by Apple iPhones could be used to take over their PCs.

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How to switch from Windows 10 in S Mode to Windows 10 Home

What it will cost (if anything) to move from Microsoft's Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro depends on what you buy and where you bought it. Updated to note Microsoft's extended upgrade period to Windows 10 Pro.

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Vivaldi bundles a video game right into the browser

Vivaldi's latest browser for the desktop and Android phones adds a dedicated video game, Vivaldia. There's also a handy new feature to refresh tabs automatically.

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Surface Laptop Go review: Microsoft delivers a decent budget PC

The Surface Laptop Go is Microsoft's most accessible Surface yet, a very good budget laptop that can compete against other midrange models. Even compromises like its fingerprint reader and a sub-1080p screen surprisingly work.

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Dell discounts Alienware gaming laptops by $1,000 for Prime Day

Dell is offering some excellent deals in conjunction with Prime Day, with discounts on Alienware gaming laptops, curved monitors, and XPS laptops.

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Don't tell your kids that they can play Xbox games on their Chromebooks

Microsoft's Xbox cloud gaming service runs on Android, and Android runs on most modern Chromebooks. So all your kids need is a controller and an Xbox Game Pass subscription, and they can turn their Chromebook into a gaming PC.

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Microsoft Edge and Bing add price comparisons in time for holiday shopping

Microsoft has added the ability to compare prices on products you're considering buying online while using Microsoft Edge.

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Every day is Amazon Prime Day with Microsoft Bing Rebates

If you haven't joined Microsoft Rewards, there's a rebate program you're missing out on: Microsoft Bing Rebates, which offers cash back across the web. And it's now live for everyone.

Facebook says it will remove Pages and Groups representing QAnon

Facebook has extended its ban against QAnon from posts to any official content "representing" the online movement, including Pages, Groups, and Instagram accounts.

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Google's G Suite becomes Google Workspace, with a new unified UI

Google has changed the name of its G Suite offering to Google Workspace, rolling out its new unified UI as well.

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Is your SSD failing? Microsoft is testing a Windows 10 feature that will tell you

Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Build 20226 will alert you if your SSD is about to fail, and also allows you to manage multiple Your Phone phones.

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Microsoft debuts the 12-inch Surface Laptop Go, for an affordable $549

Microsoft launches the $549 Surface Laptop Go, a 12-inch notebook PC that boasts a new fingerprint reader and 10th-gen Core chips, but makes some sacrifices to cut costs.

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Microsoft refreshes Surface Pro X tablet with a faster SQ2 chip and new color options

Microsoft revamps the Surface Pro X tablet running Windows on Arm, complete with a new Microsoft SQ2 processor, new keyboard colors, and applications coded to provide better native performance.

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Microsoft's Surface accessories include a keyboard with a dedicated 'heart' emoji key

Microsoft launches a number of Surface accessories for the Surface Pro X and the new Surface Laptop Go, including mice, a number pad, and a Designer Compact keyboard with a dedicated emoji key.

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Google Meet extends unlimited meetings until March, possibly without a key feature

Google will allow anyone with a Gmail account to place unlimited Google Meet calls until March, 2021, but possibly without a key feature for schools.