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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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.

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Microsoft's Sway gains legitimacy with Windows 10 plans, iPad app

Microsoft's lightweight content creation tool will be an integral part of Windows 10 when it launches this summer.

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Here's how the Siri of iOS 9 will push ahead of Google Now and Cortana

When Siri arrives as part of iOS 9 this fall, it'll be with new features that should make Google Now and Cortana take notice. Here are the standouts, from Spotlight to deeper app integration and more.

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Apple's Siri becomes even more helpful with proactive assistance

Apple says that its Siri digital assistant will now better understand what you want, supplying the information you need when and where you need it.

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A revamped Microsoft Delve looks like a corporate mashup of Facebook and LinkedIn

Delve has leaped beyond curating documents to curating everything about you and your job. There's even a blog and mobile apps.

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Here's how to run Android apps on Chrome with Google's new tool

Google's ARC Welder is a developer app for porting Android apps to Chrome and Chrome OS. But there's nothing stopping you from using it to run your favorite Android apps on your Chromebook.

Elon Musk: Teslas could drive themselves, today

Tesla founder Elon Musk said that its Tesla electric cars could drive themselves today, but not with the reliability that they need to make them safe. But it's only a matter of time, and of hardware.

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Twitter buys Periscope as its livestreaming response to Meerkat

Twitter and Periscope confirm that the livestreaming video app is now part of the Twitter flock. Periscope is reportedly similar to Meerkat, a competing video streaming startup that's making waves.

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HBO announces HBO Now standalone streaming service with discounted Apple TV

HBO said Monday that the HBO Now standalone streaming service will launch in April. It will be exclusive to iOS devices, but with some loopholes for Windows users.

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New Outlook for Android, iOS wipes the app, not the phone

Microsoft's new version of Outlook for Android and iOS adds a PIN lock and isolates email, leaving the rest of your phone intact.