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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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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Microsoft's next Windows 10 21H1 has essentially one new feature

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 21H1, the next feature update, and made it available to test via its Insider channels. But there's really only one feature of note.

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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.

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How to tell if your password has been stolen

How can you tell if your password has been stolen or compromised as part of a password breach? We'll discuss free and paid services you can use, from websites to your browser or paid password managers.

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Google Chrome is killing off support for some ancient PCs

Google Chrome is ending support for PCs that lack SSE3 support, which was first introduced in processors like the AMD Athlon 64.

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Microsoft will remove the old Edge browser from all Windows 10 PCs on April 13

Microsoft began installing the new Edge browser on Windows PCs as part of the Windows 10 October 2020 Update. Now a new patch will uninstall the old Edge in April.

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Tested: How fast is the Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ versus the Surface Pro 7?

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ tablet gets Intel's 11th-gen Tiger Lake Core chip, and in our tests it crushes its predecessor the Surface Pro 7 and its 10th-gen Ice Lake Core processor.

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Microsoft Viva is Teams' attempt to replace your company's intranet

Microsoft has launched Microsoft Viva, an 'employee experience platform' that provides a gateway to town halls, employee insights, online coursework, and more, all via Microsoft Teams.

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Fight Google's data cap with a simple change to Google Photos

In June, 2021, new photos and movies saved to Google Photos and the cloud will count against the Google One data cap. Exceed it, and you'll be charged for storage or Google will delete your photos.