Laptop brawl: New CPUs slug it out. Secrets of an Excel eSports player. Buying a laptop just got harder. Windows 11 preview fixes flaws. Review: Intel 12th-gen laptops. Reclaim Gmail storage space. Read the March issue today!
Windows 11 preview fixes glaring flaws, adds a slew of new features • Live captions, Taskbar drag and drop, and a whole lot more.
Mozilla warns of potential Y2K-style bugs in Chrome and Firefox • Version 100 of the popular browsers might create user-agent issues on some websites.
Buy an SSD while they’re still cheap: Contamination ruins 6.5 billion gigabytes of storage • A manufacturing defect affecting millions of terabytes of storage means a new supply crunch.
Microsoft’s new Defender Preview is a safety blanket for Windows and Android • This is one of the first times Microsoft has overtly considered both Android phones and Windows PCs as part of a holistic ecosystem of your devices.
Broken Steam Deck? Valve wants you to fix it, not chuck it • A partnership with iFixit makes repairs possible.
4K Blu-ray support is dying on the PC. MakeMKV can help • This free software allows you to avoid a downgrade to 1080p playback.
The hidden costs of multi-gigabit fiber internet: A cautionary tale • Here’s what you can learn from my journey to 10Gb internet service.
Lenovo’s monitor master plan hints that your next PC display will blow your mind • Mini-LED, OLED, and more.
Intel 12th-gen laptops are here: 5 things you need to know • Intel’s top-of-the-line laptop CPU is a clear winner, but not in every way.
Ryzen 6000 tested: 5 key things to know about AMD’s laptop CPUs • Get ready for even higher performance in thin laptops.
HP Chromebook x2 11: A premium 2-in-1 at a reasonable price • The HP Chromebook x2 11 is affordable and lightweight while still offering good performance.
R-Drive Image 7: The best backup now looks the part • A major facelift brings the interface of this fantastically reliable and easy backup solution in line with modern expectations.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050: A truly modern GPU for the masses • The GeForce RTX 3050 delivers great 1080p gaming performance and modern features—let’s hope it stays in stock at a sane price.
Sony WF-1000XM4 vs. Jabra 85t vs. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: Which noise-canceling true wireless earbuds are best for you? • Choice is good, especially since no two people have the exact same needs.
SECRETS OF AN EXCEL ESPORTS PLAYER: HOW PROS TAP THE TRUE POWER OF SPREADSHEETS • WE INTERVIEWED A HEAVY-DUTY EXCEL USER AND ESPORTS PLAYER ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO COMPETE WITH SPREADSHEET MASTERS.
ARCANE CPU TWEAKS JUST MADE BUYING A LAPTOP HARDER. HERE’S THE INFO YOU NEED • P-CORES? E-CORES? GPU CORES? WE BREAK IT ALL DOWN.
10 ways to make the most of your password manager • Simplify and strengthen your security.
Delete duplicate photos with this free PC software • AllDup is a great Windows app for cleaning up your photo folder.
Out of Gmail storage? Reclaim space by moving emails to a new account • This trick will free up most of your Gmail storage.
OneDrive Personal Vault: How to use it to stash ultra-sensitive files • Skittish about storing sensitive documents on your PC? Microsoft’s built-in OneDrive security feature might help.
Tech Spotlight • A video showcase of the latest trends