Mark Hachman

Senior Editor

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.

Meet the Latitude 11 EDU, Dell's Windows 10 S answer to the Chromebook

Meet the Latitude 11 EDU, Dell's Windows 10 S answer to the Chromebook

Dell's Latitude 11 EDU is one of the low-cost Windows 10 S laptops designed to help Microsoft's take back the classroom from Chromebooks.

Surface Laptop hands-on: Microsoft transforms the Surface Pro 4 into a mainstream laptop

Surface Laptop hands-on: Microsoft transforms the Surface Pro 4 into a mainstream laptop

Microsoft's Surface Laptop boasts the expected amazing Surface display plus all-day battery life in a sturdy laptop for students.

Leaked: Surface Laptop images, specs suggest a low-cost machine for the masses

Leaked: Surface Laptop images, specs suggest a low-cost machine for the masses

Images and some details of a Surface Laptop have leaked ahead of a Microsoft event in New York, along with a cloud-centric Windows 10 S.

Microsoft reinstates My People for Windows 10, connecting you to your BFFs

Microsoft reinstates My People for Windows 10, connecting you to your BFFs

Microsoft has made the delayed My People experience part of its recent Windows 10 Insider build, putting your best friends as close as your taskbar.

Surface sales sag and Windows Phones fade, as Microsoft's hardware business takes a hit

Surface sales sag and Windows Phones fade, as Microsoft's hardware business takes a hit

Microsoft's device businesses took a hit this quarter, as Microsoft admitted during an earnings call that Surface sales were lower than expected and sales of its branded Windows phones would essentially end by June.

Microsoft cuts off 40 percent of Windows phones with Creators Update shift

Microsoft cuts off 40 percent of Windows phones with Creators Update shift

Microsoft has cut off nearly 40 percent of its existing user base of phones from the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update. The alternative: run the beta OS.

Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback

Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback

Google says it's actively looking for, and trying to bury, fake news in its search results, using feedback mechanisms in autocompleted searches and Featured Snippets.

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update review: The future is increasingly uncertain

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update review: The future is increasingly uncertain

Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update follows on its desktop cousin with so few features, for so few phones, that one wonders what the point is.

Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor

Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor

Called "Cloudbooks" by industry watchers, a leaked Microsoft document sets minimum specs for cloud-based laptops powered by Windows 10 Cloud.

Microsoft will cut services to standalone Office users so they’ll subscribe to Office 365

Microsoft will cut services to standalone Office users so they’ll subscribe to Office 365

Standalone Office users will start to feel the pinch in a few years, when Microsoft will cut off services unless you subscribe to Office 365. OneDrive and Skype for Business will be the first perks to go.

Microsoft commits to a permament schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates

Microsoft commits to a permament schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates

Microsoft reveals when Redstone 3 will ship—as well as every Windows feature update beyond that—as part of its new semiannual schedule for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.

Windows 10's power-throttling feature will benefit battery-hungry laptops

Windows 10's power-throttling feature will benefit battery-hungry laptops

A feature available for Windows 10 Insiders could extend your battery life by about 10 percent, Microsoft claims.

Microsoft's next Surface may be a Chromebook competitor for schools

Microsoft's next Surface may be a Chromebook competitor for schools

Microsoft may take aim at Chromebooks' dominance in schools with an inexpensive Surface and cloud-based Windows.

Microsoft prepares for Redstone 3's fall release, with Windows 10 Mobile nowhere in sight

Microsoft prepares for Redstone 3's fall release, with Windows 10 Mobile nowhere in sight

Microsoft's moving on from the Windows 10 Creators Update to Redstone 3, its fall update, with a new Insider release. But where's Windows 10 Mobile in all this?

Inside the Windows 10 Creators Update: The 17 best hidden features

Inside the Windows 10 Creators Update: The 17 best hidden features

Not every feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update is worthy of a headline. But there are a number of new features under the hood that deserve special mention.

How Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 Creators Update helps avoid data overage fees
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How Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 Creators Update helps avoid data overage fees

Part of the Windows 10 Creators Update includes a feature called Delivery Optimization, which will help you avoid re-downloading the same patches and app updates over and over across the multiple PCs in your home.

Tested: Microsoft Edge is the only browser to run Netflix in 4K

Tested: Microsoft Edge is the only browser to run Netflix in 4K

In 2016, Microsoft Edge was the only major PC browser to run Netflix in 1080p. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, it's now made the jump to 4K.

Windows 10 Creators Update could take months to roll out, data suggests

Windows 10 Creators Update could take months to roll out, data suggests

Data released by AdDuplex suggests that it took up to three months for most users to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and the same could go for the upcoming Creators Update.

Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chips

Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chips

Microsoft takes the rather harsh step of blocking Windows updates to those who try to run Windows 7 or Windows 8 on Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen chips.

Opera really wants you to use ad blocking, considers making it a default feature

Opera really wants you to use ad blocking, considers making it a default feature

Upset that not enough users are blocking ads, Opera says it may switch its ad-blocking preference to being on by default.

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