Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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As PCWorld's senior staff writer, 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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How to buy the best productivity-focused Android, iOS, or Windows tablet

Avoid the low-cost throwaways. We'll help you find a quality device with the features you'll need day in and day out.

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Surface Book vs. Surface Pro 4: Picking the best came down to just one thing

The Surface Book's a great convertible laptop. The Surface Pro 4's a great tablet hybrid. Mark Hachman and Gordon Mah Ung debate which is better, and it's not an easy question.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: It's faster, it's better, and it has more competition

Microsoft re-engineers the Surface Pro 4 tablet for performance, adding a new Intel Skylake processor, an improved Type Cover, and even a better Surface Dock.

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New Microsoft app Twist is like Instagram chat

The new Microsoft Garage app, Twist, allows "photo conversations" where users mash together photos in a conversation.

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Now you can stream Netflix at 35,000 feet—and for free

Netflix said Tuesday that it has struck a deal with Virgin to allow passengers to stream Netflix content on connected tablets and other devices.

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It’s a keyboard, it’s a fashion statement: Logitech debuts redesigned, multi-OS hardware

Do you own a Mac? A PC? No problem. At IFA 2015, Logitech launches the Logitech K380 keyboard and the M535 Bluetooth mouse with multi-OS support.

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Facebook 'M' deploys army of virtual assistants to help fix your life

Facebook has begun trials of M, a virtual assistant service of sorts that lives on the Messenger app.

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Apple will replace defective iSight rear cameras on Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has acknowledged a manufacturing defect with some of the iPhone 6 Plus models sold late last year, causing photos to look blurry.

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Hands-on with Smart's Kapp IQ: This digital whiteboard keeps it super simple

What's makes a whiteboard smart, you may wonder? That would be two pens, a 4K screen, and the ability for anyone in or outside the room to collaborate.



Nuance pushes speech recognition to Android, iOS with new Dragon Anywhere

Nuance's popular dictation app is now a cloud-connected service that works in tandem with updated versions for the Mac and PC.

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Microsoft releases iOS-to-Windows app maker Windows Bridge to open source

Also called "Project Islandwood," the development environment is Microsoft's bid to accelerate Windows app development by bringing in popular apps from other platforms.


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Now you can try Microsoft's Sway visual story tool on iOS, Windows 10 and the Web

Sway pulls together images, sound, and words into content for collaboration and sharing. It's a new way of communicating that's easier to try than to explain.

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Send is Microsoft's version of Facebook Messenger, but just for Outlook

With Send, Microsoft launches instant messaging that works within an Outlook environment.

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Can your wearable's sucky battery life be saved? Maybe by streaming to a smartphone

Microsoft Research believes that the key to extending wearable battery life is eliminating writing data to and from flash memory, using a system called WearDrive.

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Microsoft releases Office 2016 for Mac, but just for Office 365

After about half a decade of waiting for an up-to-date version of Office for the Mac, Microsoft has delivered -- even before it ships Office 2016 for Windows PCs.