7 settings every PC gamer should tweak immediately
In this article, we show you how you can optimize your PC`s gaming performance using Windows and UEFI settings -- and introduce you to useful software that every gamer should have.
Kelvin Köpke

10 Windows features that will disappear soon
Bye bye bye.
Thomas Joos

Microsoft PowerToys: 23 Ways to Enhance Windows For Free
Need to rename multiple files at once, find your mouse cursor, or quickly mute your audio during a virtual meeting? Microsoft’s free PowerToys utility will give your operating system a boost.
Lance Whitney

41 years later, Windows Notepad finally gets spell check
Writres, rejoyce!
Michael Crider

10 neat tricks for Visual Studio Code
From simple shortcuts to expert-level configuration changes, here are 10 ways to get the most from Microsoft’s open source programming editor.
Serdar Yegulalp

27 Windows 11 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know
Customize your Windows experience, learn about the best new features, and squeeze the most out of your desktop OS with these tips.
Jason Cohen & Michael Muchmore

Microsoft Office 2024 will release as a one-time purchase
Microsoft makes it official.
Hans-Christian Dirscherl

Our Top 100 Budget Buys: Affordable, Tested Tech That`s Actually Worth It
Our experts review more than 1,500 technology products each year. Our mega-guide, updated monthly, scopes out the very best cost-conscious products across 15 key categories.
PCMag Staff

How to roll back a problematic Windows update
Windows updates are supposed to solve existing bugs, but they can also cause new problems. For this reason, Microsoft introduced the Known Issue Rollback (KIR) three years ago.
Peter Stelzel-Morawietz

38 Excel Tips for Becoming a Spreadsheet Pro
Microsoft`s program does just about everything one could ask for in a spreadsheet. Become the office Excel guru in no time with these 38 hacks and tricks.
Eric Griffith

Does your next laptop really need to be an AI PC?
AI PCs aren’t what they sound like — not at the start of 2024, anyway.
Chris Hoffman

Goodbye, bloatware! How to declutter Windows 11
Like its predecessors, Windows 11 comes with a lot of bloatware. This not only takes up memory space, but also impairs the performance of the system. Here`s how to get rid of superfluous software.
Christoph Hoffmann

Worst things to ask Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant
I use Siri to send texts, put my phone on Do Not Disturb before I record, set meetings and lots more.

How to Remove the Most Annoying Ads From Windows
Microsoft likes to promote its own services in Windows 10 and 11. Tweak these settings to stop the irritating tips, suggestions, and pop-ups.
Whitson Gordon

Windows 12: How to try tomorrow’s new features, today
What Microsoft is planning for the future can be seen in the pre-release versions.
Thorsten Eggeling

Azure AI Studio: A nearly complete toolbox for AI development
Azure AI Studio, while still in preview, checks most of the boxes for a generative AI application builder.
Martin Heller

AI PCs could make 16GB of memory the new normal
Eight ain`t enough.
Michael Crider

Microsoft Debuts Copilot Pro, a More Powerful AI Assistant for $20 Per Month
Copilot Pro features priority access to the latest AI model from OpenAI if you pay up.
Michael Kan

macOS vs. Windows: Which OS Is Best?
Apple or Microsoft: How do the two leading desktop operating systems stack up on usability, security, hardware compatibility, and 16 other important factors? We break it down feature by feature.
Michael Muchmore

The Best of CES 2024
Among countless new products and technologies at CES this year, these are the ones that will shape the landscape for the next 12 months and beyond.
PCMag Staff