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Arif Bacchus

Arif Bacchus

Computing Writer

Arif Bacchus is a native New Yorker and a fan of all things technology. Arif works as a freelance writer at Digital Trends and OnMSFT, covering Microsoft, Surface, Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS news and rumors. He also writes the occasional laptop review and how-to guide. Arif is a huge Microsoft fan and has as many Windows PCs as he has fingers. When not writing or playing on PCs, you can find him on Twitter where he's always making new friends and engaged with the tech community.

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How to find your computer specs on Windows 11

If you want to know what's under the hood of your Windows 11 PC, there are a few ways yo do it. Here's how to check your PC's specifications.
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How to remove a login password on Windows 11

Removing your login password in Windows 11 is quite an easy process. Here's how you can do it in a few simple steps.
A man sits, using a laptop running the Windows 11 operating system.

Here is how you can uninstall Windows 11

If you've installed Windows 11 and find it unsatisfactory, reverting to Windows 10 or your previous operating system is a simple process.
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How do I recover my Gmail account?

Forgot your Gmail Password? Can't sign in to your Google account? We'll show you a few methods you can use to recover your Google account!
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How to move the taskbar in Windows 11

One of the changes introduced in Windows 11 is a centered taskbar and Start menu. If you don't like it, here's how to move the taskbar in Windows 11.
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How to delete your Spotify account

If you decided to no longer use Spotify, then you can close your account out in a few simple steps. Here's how.
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The most common Zoom problems and how to fix them

Here are some of the most common Zoom problems and how to troubleshoot them. From issues with your video to problems sharing your screen, we've got you covered.
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The best keyboard wrist rest in 2023

If you're in search of a keyboard wrist rest to alleviate pain and fatigue while typing, then we have you covered with our list of the best keyboard wrist rest.
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Windows 11 review: the new era evolves

Windows 11 is growing more popular than ever, but even with the latest updates, is it time to upgrade?
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Lenovo Glasses T1 hands-on review: virtual screens for your phone or PC

The Lenovo Glasses T1 is an interesting heads-up AR display that can bring what's happening on your computer or phone right up into your face.
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The Dell XPS 13 Plus has the M2 MacBook Air beat in this one important way

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is an amazing laptop, but when put up against the MacBook Air, it beats it in a critical way relating to external displays.
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Google Fiber is bringing high-speed internet to five new states

After a pause in new construction, Google has announced plans to expand Google Fiber to five new states including Arizona and Colorado.
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Parallels Desktop 18 makes Mac gaming better than ever

Parallels, the popular way to virtualize Windows on Mac, has been updated to Parallels 18. It brings controller and gaming improvements to Macs.
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This classic Mac feature solved my multitasking problems

Hot corners on MacOS helped me replicate some of my favorite Windows features on a Mac.
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After 10 years of headaches, I’m finally a believer in Windows on ARM

It's been a 10-year-long journey, but Windows on ARM is finally almost ready for prime time. But there's still work for Microsoft to do.
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Microsoft Edge has a new trick for increased performance

Microsoft has a new way to speed up the Edge browser, and it relates to compressing disk caching to save space.
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Editing video on Chromebooks just got a lot easier

Later in the fall, Google will roll out changes to Google Photos on Chromebooks that will turn the app into a video editor of sorts.
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A Redditor got the Google Pixel Buds Pro early — here are their impressions

A Redditor got the Google Pixel Bud Pros delivered early and has shared some impressions and initial thoughts.
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These simple settings will make your Mac dock so much better

To get the most out of your new Mac, you might want to tweak some of these settings related to the dock.
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Google’s latest anti-spam change helps clean up your calendar

Google has taken a simple step to help stop meeting spam on Google Calendar, and it relates to sender invites.
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This new Microsoft Teams feature is like Snapchat for your office chats

Announced at Inspire 2022, Microsoft Teams is getting new features, including Video Clip, which lets you send short videos to your colleagues.
A man holds the new Macbook Air (2022) in his hands.

These secret Finder settings will vastly improve your Mac

The Finder is the core way of interacting with your Mac, but there are a ton of different settings you can tweak to make the MacOS experience even better.
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How ChromeOS Flex turns old PCs into Chromebooks for free

Google's ChromeOS Flex is now out of beta and can help you repurpose your old computer to a Chromebook.
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How to download Windows 10 for free

As Microsoft removes support for Windows 7, Windows 10 will ensure that you're not open to security issues. Here's how to get Windows 10 for free.
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Powerful Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 Chromebooks could be coming soon

According to some listings in the Chromium Repository commits, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2-powered Chromebooks could be on the way soon.
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Use Office? Your PC could be at risk due to this Microsoft change

Macros are no longer disabled by default in Microsoft Office apps, after Microsoft got feedback from customers, though this could be a security issue.
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Windows 11 might pull ahead of Windows 10 in one key way

Computer builder Puget Systems revisited its Windows 10 versus Windows 11 test for computers and found that Windows 11 pulls ahead, with some caveats.
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M2 MacBook Pro teardown shows it’s eerily familiar — with one catch

iFixit has a teardown of the new M2 MacBook Pro, and it is eerily familiar to the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 chip.
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OneDrive is getting stories, but it’s not what you expect

Microsoft is testing a stories feature in OneDrive to help you connect with the people who matter most.
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Gmail is getting a major visual change, but you can opt out

Google is now rolling out a new look for Gmail, but you can now opt out if you don't like it.
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Sony’s new InZone gaming headsets raise the bar for PS5 audio

Alongside new gaming monitors, Sony is also launching a series of new gaming headsets with sound, comfort, and noise cancellation in mind.
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Sony’s first gaming monitor is under $1,000 and all-in on HDR

Sony is launching its first gaming monitor ever, and it could challenge the old top dogs from LG and Samsung.
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The M2 MacBook Pro’s performance is far worse than anyone thought

Additional testing has shown that the Apple M2-powered MacBook Pro doesn't perform as well as the MacBook Pro with an M1 chip in popular benchmarks..
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Looks like Apple’s M2 MacBook Pro has a major SSD problem

Speeds on Apple's new M2-powered MacBook Pro aren't as fast as the speeds on last generation's M1-powered MacBook Pro.