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.

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

Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business access will go away unless you give Microsoft more money by subscribing to Office 365

Windows 10's power throttling may help battery-hungry laptops

Windows 10's power throttling may help battery-hungry laptops

A feature available for Windows 10 Insiders could extend your battery life by about 11 percent, Microsoft claims

What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update

What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update

All these omissions are an embarrassment for what is otherwise a very good Windows 10 update

Windows 10 Creators Update will take months to roll out, Microsoft confirms

Windows 10 Creators Update will take months to roll out, Microsoft confirms

Data 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

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7
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AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7

Some PC users will again be forced to choose: the latest hardware or Windows 7?

Microsoft sets the stage for Cortana-powered smart devices

Microsoft sets the stage for Cortana-powered smart devices

Microsoft's first moves won't be in the home, it appears, but in the car

Windows RT done right? Regular Windows apps will run on new ARM-based PCs

Windows RT done right? Regular Windows apps will run on new ARM-based PCs

Microsoft-Qualcomm deal puts Windows 10 and Win32 apps on ARM-based PCs, using several techniques

Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft's new AI chief hasn't ruled it out

Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft's new AI chief hasn't ruled it out

Microsoft's XiaoIce and Tay chatbots could teach Cortana a thing or two

Sunrise calendar is dead, and only some features live on in Outlook

Sunrise calendar is dead, and only some features live on in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android still hasn't achieved feature parity with Sunrise

'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10 Fusion, powers Apple's new iPhone 7

'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10 Fusion, powers Apple's new iPhone 7

Apple's A10 Fusion at the heart of the iPhone 7 is the most powerful chip ever to appear in a smartphone, the company claimed. Apple's new ARM processor allocates low-effort jobs to special low-powered cores, then ramps up the...

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