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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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.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator takes off August 18 in three editions for PC

Microsoft said Monday that its photorealistic Flight Simulator reboot can be downloaded now before the game unlocks on August 18 in three digital editions. The game will be free for Microsoft Game Pass owners.

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Microsoft's Surface devices are now receiving the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Update: not yet)

Microsoft says a recent patch solved an Always On, Always Connected bug that could cause affected devices to shut down or restart unexpectedly. But are Surface devices actually getting the Windows 10 May 2020 Update?

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PC market surges as coronavirus forces working from home

While the first quarter saw PC sales plunge, both Gartner and IDC reported a big positive swing in PC sales as quarantined workers bought PCs and Chromebooks.

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Intel unveils the Thunderbolt 4 spec, which AMD believes it can use

Intel reveals the technical details of Thunderbolt 4, its next-gen technology for connecting docks, displays and storage. AMD-based PCs remain out of the picture.

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Microsoft Teams adds 'Together mode' in massive update

Microsoft adds a number of features to Microsoft Teams, including a new "Together mode" with avatar-like images, new transcription and chat options, filters, and even some hardware.

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Powerful new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus headed for gaming phones

Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G mobile platform, combining 5G with a more powerful version of its Snapdragon 865 for gaming phones that will debut this fall.

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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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Data caps on Comcast, T-Mobile return on July 1

Unless ISPs extend benefits like unlimited data and the Keep America Connected Pledge to waive late fees, all of the incentives to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic will expire next week.

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New Windows test build makes major changes to Start, Taskbar, and Alt+Tab

Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider build 20161 makes major changes to the Start menu, taskbar, Alt+Tab, the Settings menu, and more. These are all experimental changes, but they're profound.

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OneDrive simplifies document sharing by making it even more complex

Microsoft has added additional controls to simplify the sharing of documents stored within its OneDrive cloud storage service. But they don't look especially easy to use.

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Windows 10's Xbox Game Bar adds a widget store and much-needed transparency controls

Microsoft has created a widget store to add functionality to Windows 10's Xbox Game Bar, including Destiny-specific widget. Even better, there are now transparency and click-through controls, too.

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Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

If you're buying a new Windows 10 PC, chances are you'll receive Windows 10 Home. But should you upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, just to be sure?

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Microsoft's Xbox Series S (code name Lockhart): What we know, what we expect

Microsoft is expected to announce a second, cheaper console to complement its Xbox Series X. Could this "Lockhart" console be called the Xbox Series S? Here's what we know about it so far.

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