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Skype lives on as Microsoft adds new features to take on Zoom and Google Meet

Microsoft is updating Skype with a set of new features designed to make the app faster, reliable, and more modern.
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Surface Book 4: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s missing 2-in-1

The Surface Laptop Studio might have killed off the Surface Book 4. So we're speculating on why and taking a look at everything you need to know.
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Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Everything you need to know

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 is coming this fall. From design to specs to features, here's everything we know about the Surface Duo 2.
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Surface Pro 8 vs. Surface Pro 7+ vs. Surface Pro 7: All the differences

There's a new Surface Pro 8 available for purchase, and you might be wondering how it compares to the rest of Microsoft's offerings. Here's what's different.
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How to pre-order the new Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, and Surface Pro X

The new Surface models are now available for pre-order. Here's where you can buy a Surface Laptop Studio, Pro 8, and more.
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After two years, the new Surface Pro X is finally living up to its potential

It's been about two years since its release, but with the latest Surface Pro X model, Microsoft finally got it right, combining hardware with software.
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Surface Pro 8: Everything we know about Microsoft’s next flagship 2-in-1

Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 has been officially announce, and it offers a lot of features to get excited about.
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The Surface Pro 8 is its biggest redesign in 6 years. Here’s what’s new

The rumors were indeed true. At its annual hardware event, Microsoft has announced its next flagship 2-in-1, the Surface Pro 8.
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How to watch Microsoft’s fall Surface event today and what to expect

Microsoft could announce the Surface Pro 8, the Surface Duo 2, and the Surface Book 4 at its annual fall event. Here's how you can watch it.
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Here’s everything that’s new in Microsoft Office 2021

Microsoft Office 2021 is coming on October 5. Here's a look at everything new for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more.
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3 easy ways to drastically improve your PC’s performance

If your PC is feeling slow, don't worry. There's more than one way to help speed it up. Here are three ways you can increase the performance in Windows.
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Your Microsoft account just went completely password-free

Microsoft is moving to a password-less future by allowing you to remove the password from your Microsoft Account in favor of the Microsoft Authenticator app.
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Update Google Chrome now to patch this critical security flaw

Google has issued an update for the Chrome web browser that patches a total of 11 security issues. You should update now to stay protected.
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The next Surface devices could finally get Thunderbolt. Here’s why that’s vital

Rumors indicate that the next Surface device could come with a Thunderbolt port. Here's why that's a good thing.
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Enable these 3 easy Windows settings to drastically improve your PC’s security

From ransomware and malware to viruses, a lot of things can go bad when you own a PC. Here are three settings you can change to improve security in Windows.
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New Microsoft Teams, Outlook features are designed for hybrid remote work

Microsoft is helping support the move to hybrid work with some big updates to Teams, Outlook, LinkedIn, and several other Microsoft products.
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Chromebooks finally feature an improved Android app experience

Google has launched Chrome OS 93, and it delivers improvements to the Android app experience, Tote previews, and a lot more.
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How to find your Windows 11 product key

There are more ways than one to find your product key in Windows 11. Here are some of the best ways to find your Windows 11 product key.
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Your Microsoft Teams messages can now get deleted if deemed ‘inappropriate’

Microsoft Teams administrators will soon be able to remove inappropriate content in messaging channels, though it's mainly designed for Teams for Education.
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Microsoft Start is a new way for you to stay up to date on your news, interests

Microsoft has launched Microsoft Start, a new service designed to help you keep track of all of your interests online and via a mobile app.
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Google might be developing an M1 competitor for Chromebooks

Inspired by Apple's M1 Chipset, Google might be working on its own custom processor for next-generation Chromebooks, according to one report.
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Microsoft’s September 22 event could reveal Surface Duo 2, new Surface Laptop

Microsoft has announced a Surface event for September 22. It's likely the company could announce Surface Duo 2 or a new Surface Laptop model.
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Microsoft warns select Windows 11 beta testers to move back to Windows 10 now

If you've been beta testing Windows 11 on a device that's unsupported by Microsoft, then it's time to move back to Windows 10.
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How to uninstall apps from Windows 11

Is there a program in Windows 11 that you want to remove? Here's how to uninstall apps and programs from Windows 11 in a few different ways.
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Windows 11 general availability and free update set to start on October 5

Windows 11 has hit a new moment in its history, as Microsoft has announced the operating system will hit general availability on October 5.
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Windows 10’s update screen will soon tell you if your PC supports Windows 11

The next version of Windows 10 could bring a nifty feature in Windows Update that lets you know if your PC can run Windows 11.
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Surface Duo 2 benchmark leak confirms specs, hints at possible launch date

A leaked benchmark result has revealed the Surface Duo 2's specs, which fall in line with previous rumors about the next-gen Microsoft dual-screen foldable.
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Microsoft fixes Windows 11 PC Health Check app, extends processor compatibility

Microsoft is bringing back the controversial Windows 11 PC Health Check app with some big changes to make sure there are no false positives.
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Google Docs to finally borrow one of the best features from Gmail

Google is updating its Docs service with a new Smart Reply feature for comment replies. It's designed to help you compose comments with extra confidence.
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Update Google Chrome now to protect yourself from these severe vulnerabilities

Google has discovered a total of nine vulnerabilities in its web browser, and is urging users to update as son as possible to stay protected.
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Survey results predict a surprisingly positive reception to Windows 11

A new survey reveals that nearly half of a set of polled Windows users might end up upgrading to Microsoft's new operating system.
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Google is making it easier to save Tab Groups in Chrome

Google is updating the Tab Groups feature so that you can save your tab groups, rather than having to recreate them each time you quit the web browser.
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Microsoft Teams brings major improvements to search and breakout rooms

Microsoft is planning some big updates to the search experience in Teams to help make it easier to discover messages, files, and more.
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Razer mice could give hackers wide-open local access to your Windows PC

Hackers can use a Razer Mouse to gain system privileges in Windows and abuse the command prompt or Powershell to take local control of PCs.