Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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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Minecraft pulls Pocket users closer to Windows with paid DLC and Paint 3D support

Microsoft's latest Discovery Update, version 1.1, adds an in-app Minecraft Marketplace where creators sell new maps and skins to players.

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Microsoft prepares for Redstone 3's fall release, with Windows 10 Mobile nowhere in sight

Microsoft's moving on from the Windows 10 Creators Update to Redstone 3, its fall update, with a new Insider release. But where's Windows 10 Mobile in all this?

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Netflix offline streaming lands on Windows 10 PCs, delighting travelers and commuters

Business travelers, rejoice: You can now save some Netflix shows to your Windows 10 laptop's hard drive for viewing in the air or in your hotel.

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Hands-on with the Windows 10 Creators Update for the Xbox One: Beam game streaming arrives

The Windows 10 Creators Update for the Xbox One involves a minor redesign of the interface, and the major addition of Beam game streaming.

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Inside the Windows 10 Creators Update: The 17 best hidden features

Not every feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update is worthy of a headline. But there are a number of new features under the hood that deserve special mention.

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Windows 10 Creators Update rolls ahead with early access and date for phones

Microsoft added two new dates to its Windows 10 Creators Update calendar: early access for "advanced users," and the date when phones will start getting it.

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

Data released by AdDuplex 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.

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Missing pieces: What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update is missing key features promised when it was unveiled, including Windows Capture 3D, mixed-reality devices, Xbox Arenas, and more.

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Tested: Microsoft Edge is the only browser to run Netflix in 4K

In 2016, Microsoft Edge was the only major PC browser to run Netflix in 1080p. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, it's now made the jump to 4K.

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How Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 Creators Update helps avoid data overage fees

Part of the Windows 10 Creators Update includes a feature called Delivery Optimization, which will help you avoid re-downloading the same patches and app updates over and over across the multiple PCs in your home.

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Windows 10 Creators Update review: Microsoft adds fun to its flagship OS

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has rediscovered its sense of fun, building in everything from 3D content to 4K Netflix capabilties as it launches tools for creators and consumers alike.

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How to buy and read ebooks in Edge as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has brought ebook capabilities to its Microsoft Edge browser. Here's how to take full advantage of those features.

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Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chips

Microsoft takes the rather harsh step of blocking Windows updates to those who try to run Windows 7 or Windows 8 on Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen chips.

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Opera really wants you to use ad blocking, considers making it a default feature

Upset that not enough users are blocking ads, Opera says it may switch its ad-blocking preference to being on by default.

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AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

We now know Ryzen 5's prices (starting at $169) and release date (April 11). What we still don't know is the performance.