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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Update: Google and Microsoft are scaring consumers over Edge extensions, and for what?

The new Edge browser can use Chrome extensions, but users risk being scared away by security warnings from both Google and Microsoft.

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AMD talks PC GPU ray tracing as it looks to the future of Ryzen and Radeon

AMD looks ahead five years as it discusses the future of its Ryzen CPUs, Radeon GPUs, its Epyc server processors, and the underlying technologies it will be using to advance all of them.

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Microsoft's solution for COVID-19 is a free Teams subscription for six months

Microsoft is adding a new six-month trial of Office 365 that includes premium features of Microsoft Teams, as a way for employees to remain productive during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Windows 10 20H1 review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

Microsoft's Windows 10 20H1 update, aka version 2004, pumps up Linux and the Your Phone integration to Android phones. But Microsoft also fumbles Cortana's transition to a standalone app.

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Microsoft shows a future Windows 10's Start menu based on icons, not Live Tiles

Microsoft showed off a possible future Start menu for Windows 10 that's based on the Windows 10X icons Microsoft plans to roll out this holiday season with the Surface Neo.

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Microsoft's new Cortana app doesn't know the answer to 2+2

Microsoft acknowledged Friday what we've already confirmed in testing: the new app can only use one account at a time, can't control apps like Spotify or Alexa, and can't even perform basic math.

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Dell punts on coronavirus impact, but confirms CPU shortages still exist

Dell declined to factor in the coronavirus into its upcoming earnings guidance, but said that CPU shortages still haven't totally alleviated.

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Microsoft begins blocking 'unwanted applications' like adware and cryptominers, using Edge

The current version of Microsoft Edge adds a new feature that can block PUAs—Potentialy Unwanted Applications—like cryptominers and adware that come bundled with apps that you're trying to download.

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Microsoft's Surface Duo may have a 'Peek' interface for glancing at calls

Unauthorized video published by WalkingCat on Twitter appears to reveal "Peek," a feature of the upcoming Surface Duo Android phone from Microsoft that shows a narrow strip of information when the phone is slightly opened.

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How to use Windows' Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC

We'll walk you through how to use Windows 10's Your Phone app, from basic setup to its ability to show texts and notifications, remotely interact with your Android phone's screen, and even place calls.

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Lenovo announces a major ThinkPad refresh, including AMD's mobile Ryzen 4000 chips

Lenovo ushers in the Ryzen 4000 Mobile generation with a top-to-bottom refresh of its ThinkPad laptop line.

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Microsoft tasks its Defender antimalware with securing corporate Android and iOS phones

Microsoft plans to offer its Microsoft Defender security services to Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems for smartphones. A version for Linux is in preview, too.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 screens are cracking, some users say

Some users say that the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 has begun spontaneously developing cracks in the screen, leading them to call upon Microsoft to look into it.

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Hands on: Microsoft's Office app for Android is tuned for the smartphone generation

Microsoft released its Office app for Android and iOS, with the ability to edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps, scan images using Office Lens, and create PDFs. There's more to come, too.

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Report: Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 could debut this spring

A report from Petri says both the Surface Book 3 and the Surface Go 2 could debut at a Microsoft event in New York.