Microsof's Bing search engine adds phone-versus-phone research tools and comparison shopping, but its deals archive doesn't quite live up to what it promises, yet.
Microsoft Windows 10 Insider build 18282 adds several new conveniences, including a long-awaited intelligent Windows Update that won't unexpectedly download and install updates. There's a light theme, too.
Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update includes a few nifty tricks, such as the PC-to-PC cut and paste, and the Your Phone app to grab photos from your phone. But there's more under the hood than on the surface.
Microsoft has re-released the Windows 10 October 2018 update after more than a month's delay, saying it's upgraded its bug-testing procedures.
Microsoft announces three versions of the new Surface Go with LTE Advanced, though always-on connectivity will set you back at least $679.
Microsoft confirms that mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox game console is due next week, and that battle-royale hit Fortnite will be among the first games.
Problems with Microsoft's activation servers have caused Windows 10 Pro PCs to report themselves as Windows 10 Home, and caused other PCs to pop up an error message claiming that they require activation.
Build 18277 of Windows 10 doesn't add many new features, but Microsoft tweaked Focus Assist and the Action Center icons, among others.
Javier Soltero, who oversaw Microsoft's Cortana for just a few months, confirmed he is leaving Microsoft. Is Cortana destined to become just another technology within Microsoft's AI stable?
Google says its upcoming Chrome 71 browser will take down all ads from sites that allow deceptive advertising.
As Microsoft struggles to release the Windows 10 Oct. 2018 Update, its development teams have moved on to the next version: 19H1. Here's an early list of 19H1 improvements Microsoft has revealed in early builds.
Microsoft unveils the Surface Go: a 10-inch Surface tablet priced to attract the everyday user at $399, alongside an updated Surface Mobile Mouse and pen. Just don't expect too much in terms of performance.
Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chip, which enables this Windows tablet to achieve industry-leading battery life at the cost of some performance.
HP's latest 13-inch Spectre X360 convertible notebook PC includes a boatload of changes: Intel "Whiskey Lake" power, LTE, nearly a full day of battery life, and a new, faceted design that puts the USB-C port at an offset angle.
HP's updated Spectre x360 15 convertible notebook for 2018 boasts up to six cores of processing power; a new, faceted design; and a Webcam kill switch for privacy's sake.
Articles by Mark HachmanOlder stories