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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Microsoft's Windows 10 finally tops Windows 7 in user share

Windows 10 market share topped Windows 7 for the first time in December, according to NetAnalytics.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: A once-great laptop now is merely good

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 remains virtually unchanged, but its streamlined design and excellent battery life are being encroached upon by a host of competing notebooks.

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Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2018

From the Surface Pro 6 to Windows 10 S, we list Microsoft's successes, failures and head-scratchers for all of 2018.

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How to use Windows 10's Your Phone experience

Here's how to use Microsoft's new Windows 10 Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC, with an emphasis on texts and photos.

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How to personalize your PC

We'll walk you through the steps necessary to set Windows themes, configure your Start menu and taskbar, and introduce you to Windows 10's privacy features -- all to make your new PC feel like home.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build kills passwords, simplifies Start, and adds fun 'kaomoji'

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider build 18305 makes major changes: slimming down Start, adding automated troubleshooters and Windows Sandbox, offering password-less logins -- even kaomoji for even more typing fun.

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Microsoft announces Windows Sandbox, a virtualized safe space for testing untrusted apps

Is that executable file an app, or is it malware? With the upcoming Windows Sandbox feature within Windows 10, you can download and open it without risking your PC.

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6 reasons to ditch your old PC and buy a modern laptop

If you own an older PC and are considering buying a new one, here are six reasons—beyond price and performance—that you should consider.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 bundle delivers $330 in savings (but for one day only)

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 discount pushes the price under $1,000. The excellent Surface Laptop 2 discount lives on, too.

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Lenovo gives its affordable ThinkPad L390 notebooks a boost with Intel Whiskey Lake chips

Lenovo upgrades its value-class ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga notebooks to the latest 8th-gen Intel Whiskey Lake cores, ofering a 10-percent boost in performance..

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Microsoft's '12 Days of Faves' deals knock the Surface Laptop 2 price down to a fantastic $799

Microsoft's selected 12 deals for its "12 Faves" holiday deals promotion. A discounted Surface Laptop 2 is by far the best bargain, though a $499 Dell Inspiron 15 and a cheaper Surface Pro 6 are also worth checking out.

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Samsung upgrades its Notebook 9 Pen (2019) with Thunderbolt and a discrete Nvidia GPU

Samsung announces two versions of the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for 2019, with key performance upgrades that include Thuinderbolt and a discrete GPU in the larger 15-inch model.

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Careful! Windows 10's 'Check for updates' button may download beta code

Microsoft reveals that users who manually ask for Windows 10 updates during the latter half of the month may receive code being beta-tested in advance of its official Patch Tuesday.

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A Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers wouldn't work without the Xbox

A Microsoft job posting hints that Microsoft will offer a Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers in the near future. But what consumer services does Microsoft have left to offer?

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The best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet

Tested and approved: We'll tell you which USB-C hub to buy for your laptop or tablet, based on our hands-on evaluation of more than a dozen products.