Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He covers gaming and graphics for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.

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How to keep your real name and face out of Google's ads

Google just updated its terms of service to allow the company to use your real name, face, and comments in ads. Here's how to slam the brakes on it.

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Office for iPad is coming, Ballmer says... after 'Metro' Office apps for Windows

Good news! Microsoft's bringing Office to the iPad. Bad news: It won't be for a while.

App downloads to hit 102 billion in 2013, spurred by an avalanche of freebies

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but there's a veritable avalanche of free apps.

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Here's how to use Outlook.com's long-overdue IMAP support

More than a year after Microsoft unveiled its modern mail service, it finally supports the widely used IMAP protocol.

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Dousing rumors: Inferno at Hynix factory won't spark high-priced RAMpocalypse

The rumors and speculation came fast and furious after a Hynix production facility was engulfed in flame, but the damage wasn't really all that bad.

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Borked Google Authenticator update wipes iOS user data

The two-factor authentication offered by Google Authenticator works great, except for when it doesn't.

FAQs about hacks: Everything you need to know about the Syrian Electronic Army

What is the Syrian Electronic Army? What are they after? Should you be scared? Read on for the answers.

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Steve Ballmer's wackiest, craziest, downright funniest moments at Microsoft

When Steve Ballmer retires from Microsoft, the tech world is going to lose a whole lot of funny.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

It's the end of an insanely profitable era as Microsoft moves into a mobile-tinged future.

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How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.

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Google retires the classic Gmail composition interface: How to make the new one more usable

The Gmail composition interface you've used for years is officially gone, but fear not! You don't have to stare at a small box in the corner forever.

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How to use IFTTT to automate your online life

The quietly powerful If This, Then That fetches and carries Web content from one service to another so you don't have to. Learn how it works and check out some of its best 'recipes.'

Second-screen apps get a primary role at E3

Who needs a TV? A plethora of games on the E3 floor are leaning on complimentary mobile apps to spread the fun beyond the big screen.

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