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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Dropbox wants your photos in the wake of Google's data cap

Dropbox said Tuesday that it's making photo uploads a free feature, while beefing up password management with a dedicated browser extension.

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Windows 10 isn't dead yet, as Microsoft reveals '21H2' feature update

Microsoft hasn't forgotten Windows 10, and Windows 10 21H2, due this fall, will be the next Windows 10 update with a few new features.

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Hey Microsoft, the last things we need are animated emoji

Microsoft's designers said Thursday that it plans to bring animated emoji to both Windows 11 and Teams, just two days after Microsoft's designers told us that Windows 11 was designed to calm us down.

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How to make Windows 11 faster

Windows has an easy way to increase your PC's performance. In Windows 11, it's called the Power Mode. We'll show you how to find Power Mode in Windows 11.

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What's a Cloud PC? Microsoft's video offers a first look

What's a Cloud PC? What's Windows 365? This Microsoft video walks you through what Windows in the cloud means.

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Windows 365 launches Microsoft's Cloud PC era

Microsoft launched Windows 365 at its Microsoft Ignite conference, putting Windows into the cloud as a new managed Windows-as-a-service offering for businesses.

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Razer launches new Blade 17 gaming notebook for both work and play

The new Razer Blade 17 is designed for work as well as gaming. It adds a Windows Hello camera, improved audio and an 11th-gen Core chip.

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Does the Windows 11 preview slow down your PC?

We tested the current Windows 11 beta with our benchmark suite to find out if Windows 11 is faster or slower than Windows 10.

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Five Windows Hello webcams you can buy right now

Windows Hello webcams are relatively rare outside of laptops—not even Microsoft sells one. We've rounded up several PC cameras that do support Windows Hello, so you can add facial-recognition login to your PC.

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Net neutrality, right to repair, broadband fees: How Biden's order will affect tech users

President Biden issued an executive order on Friday that will make sweeping changes to the tech landscape, covering everything from net neutrality, your right to repair smartphones, and broadband fees and competition.

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Which PCs can upgrade to Windows 11?

Everyone wonders if their PC can upgrade to Windows 11. PC makers including Microsoft, Dell, and Asus, are publishing detailed information.

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Windows 11 Build 22000.65 adds search to Start, brings back performance booster

Windows 11 Build 22000.65, has added a search function to the Start menu and added back the missing power/performance slider, referred to as power mode.

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Vilo aims to disrupt the router market with a $20-per-node mesh network system

Vilo's new mesh router system costs just $20 per node, replacing premium Wi-Fi technologies with something a little older but a whole lot less expensive.


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How to remove the Widgets button from Windows 11

With just a few clicks, you can get rid of the Widgets button (or Search, or the Task View virtual desktops) from Windows 11.

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Windows 11 will give you 10 days to roll back to Windows 10

Windows 11 will give you 10 days to go back to Windows 10 if you don't want to stay on the new operating system, Microsoft says.