Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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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Confirmed: Mouse and keyboard support coming to Microsoft's Xbox 'soon'

Mike Ybarra, the corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft's Xbox game console, confirms that mouse and keyboard support is due soon.

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Microsoft upgrades Outlook Mobile, but restricting personal email may be one of the changes

Microsoft is adding several cool features to its Outlook Mobile email and calendar mobile app, but administrators will also have the option of locking out your personal email accounts.

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Google's new search features tap AI to make your Android phone and PC even smarter

As Google celebrates its 20th anniversary as a search engine, it lays out several fundamental changes to how you'll search using Google, especially on mobile phones.

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Microsoft half-heartedly announces the availability of Office 2019

Microsoft announces the general availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac, which will be available to consumers shortly. Here's what in it, and what features Microsoft is holding back for Office 365.

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Here's a way to help protect your browser from Google Chrome's latest privacy snafu

Chrome 69 looks like it logs you in to the Chrome browser when you sign in to a Google Web service. It may be a big misunderstanding, but here's a way to help you to be sure.

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New Microsoft Search, Ideas tap AI to add smart features to Microsoft's Office 365

At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announces a ton of features that tap the Azure cloud. A few, such as Microsoft Search and Ideas, directly benefit office workers using Office 365.

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Microsoft plans to make you pay more to rotate the Surface Hub 2, just to drive you crazy

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 strategy just got more complicated, with two separate 'experience' versions—the 2S and the 2X—and fundamental features like rotation restricted to a swappable processor module.

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Skype is coming to Alexa devices, bringing another Microsoft service to Amazon's hardware

At one time, Skype seemed to be the one thing Microsoft was holding back in reserve from its Cortana-Alexa partnership. That no longer seems to be the case.

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Microsoft warns that overstuffed hard drives could stall the Windows 10 October 2018 update

Microsoft recommends that you take a few minutes to prep your PC for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, as Windows Update won't run correctly if your PC's hard drive is too full.

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One of the best features of Microsoft's October update to Windows could be in doubt

Microsoft declines to confirm that a smarter Windows Update feature, known colloquially as Smart Updater or Update AI, will appear in the October 2018 Update to Windows 10.

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How Microsoft Edge's hidden WDAG browser lets you surf the web securely

Windows 10 Pro users can use an enterprise-class version of the Edge browser, called Windows Device Application Guard, for secure surfing. Here's how to use it.

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Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Remote Assist finally makes the HoloLens useful for anyone

Microsoft debuts two new apps, Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Dynamics 365 Layout, that take the best parts of the original HoloLens demo and make them available to end users.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) review: A business laptop that's tops in its class

It's difficult to find fault with Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen). It's expensive, but it exudes quality. It's a no-brainer for those who want a powerful, light laptop with decent battery life.

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I played Shadow of the Tomb Raider over 5G, and it didn't suck

Cloud gaming can be a questionable experience over Ethernet, but on AT&T's 5G service, it was surprisingly decent. Will we someday be playing Fortnite on 5G-enabled laptops?

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AT&T reveals what cities will get 5G wireless in 2018 and 2019

At its Spark conference in San Francisco on Monday, AT&T offered an update on its 5G deployment plans for the next two years.