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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Revealed: How home router manufacturers dropped the ball on security

A study by Fraunhofer shows that router makers are failing at almost all aspects of network security, from providing timely updates to using ancient Linux kernels with known vulnerabilities.

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This is what next year's Microsoft 365 office apps could look like

What's next for Microsoft's office apps? The chief Microsoft 365 designer shows how Microsoft's office apps will evolve, both visually and with AI assistance.

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Microsoft's data loss prevention tools may begin snooping around your PC

Microsoft has extended its existing Data Loss Prevention services from the cloud to the "endpoint," which can include individual PCs and storage devices.

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Microsoft Teams adds its own apps as Microsoft Lists nears completion

At Microsoft's Inspire event, new features are unveiled for Microsoft 365. Yammer and Teams get upgrades, the Lists app is nearly done, and the Walkie-Talkie mobile app debuts.

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Reports: Windows 10X will remove Win32 support as focus shifts to a 'Cloud PC'

Microsoft will strip legacy Win32 support from Windows 10X, according to reports, affecting the Windows launch schedule and apparent plans for a new Cloud PC for virtualized apps.

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How to get rid of old files and clean up your PC with Windows' Storage settings

The combination of Windows 10's Storage settings, Storage Sense, and free third-party apps like WinDirStat can quickly clear out enough extra space to store the latest games and videos.

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Microsoft is discontinuing the Xbox One X

Microsoft is halting production of the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S Digital Edition in anticipation of the Xbox Series X launch this holiday.


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Chrome and Edge's magic memory-reducing tech is dead for now

An engineer at the Chromium open-source browser project puts a hold on a feature that would cut memory usage in Microsoft Edge and Chrome by over 20 percent.

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Google's new, integrated Gmail looks a lot like Outlook

Google is overhauling its Gmail experience for the web and mobile to integrate Gmail, Meet, Rooms and Chat into a unified app experience.

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A bad update breaks Outlook for many users, but there's a fix

Microsoft acknowledges an issue that has caused Microsoft Outlook to crash unexpectedly and repeatedly. A fix has surfaced on the Internet that seems to work.

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Intel teases 'something big' is coming September 2

Will Intel launch its Tiger Lake CPU and Xe GPU at the September event?

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The 'Zoom from Home' display doesn't get what Zooming from home means

Zoom launches a new "Zoom from Home" appliance from DTEN, which can serve as a secondary monitor but lacks features that more home workers are asking for.

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Mozilla's paid, unlimited VPN service goes live

Firefox browser developer Mozilla launches the Mozilla VPN, hoping that you'll trust its reputation as you choose among various VPN providers.

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Microsoft OneDrive's Fetch feature goes away at the end of July

Microsoft is turning off the ability to use OneDrive to fetch files stored locally on another PC at the end of the month.

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Microsoft Outlook's wave of new features includes a join button for Zoom

Microsoft has expanded some Outlook features, including Play My Emails and Meeting Insights, to new platforms, while tweaking old conveniences like calendar sharing.