Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know

OneNote is the best Microsoft program you’re probably not using. For me, it's become the online home for much of my work: article drafts, interview transcripts, even random thoughts about how to re-organize the home office.I love that I can take it with me basically anywhere. OneNote is baked right into the company’s own Surface devices, and there are apps for iOS, Android, MacOS, and support for Apple Watch and Android Wear. It’s not easy ......
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StarCraft Remastered brings 4K graphics, modern audio, and more to the legendary RTS

Blizzard's StarCraft Remastered unveiled: 4K support, updated audio, and more Don't care about shiny new graphics? StarCraft Anthology will be free starting later this week, once Blizzard issues the new 1.18 update. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: StarCraft: Remastered ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoa......
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Inkle's space archaeologist adventure won't tell you if your lost language translations are wrong

“The game isn’t going to tell you if you got that right.” It’s an ominous way to start a game demo, but one I’m not too surprised by after playing 80 Days and Sorcery! Heaven’s Vault is Inkle’s new game, and I met up with studio co-founders Jon Ingold and Joseph Humfrey recently to get some hands-on time. At first glance it’s a huge step away from Inkle’s previous games—where 80 Days and Sorcery mostly played out in text, Heaven’s Vault fea......
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Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals

Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals | PCWorld The company has started surveying users to assess their interest in an improved TweetDeck Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: Magdalena Petrova ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray......
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How enthusiasts designed a powerful desktop PC with an ARM processor

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.But in 1987, Archimedes wasn’t available to Torvalds in Finland, so he settled for the Sinclair QL. In the meanwhile, the Archimedes failed and disappeared from the scene, killing any chance for ARM chips to dominate PCs.Since then, multiple attempts to put ARM chips in PCs hav......
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How to create an icon-only bookmarks bar in your browser

Sometimes you just want to slap yourself for accepting things the way they are instead of considering there might be a method that works much better you.I recently had one of those days.I love using my browser’s bookmarks bar, but I've always hated how little space there was for all these quick-access portals. Even on a large screen many of my go-to sites were hidden under a “more” button of some sort depending on the browser.[ Further read......
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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics' Knox platform later this year.That means that organizations looking for smartphones offering government-grade security will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or, soon, the S8 rather than the now-discontinued BlackBerry OS smartphones like the on......
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How Wadjet Eye's Unavowed weaves modern design into a gritty point-and-click adventure

“AGS [Adventure Game Studio] is easy,” says Dave Gilbert, when I ask if he’s started to run up against the limitations of the now 20-year-old engine for adventure games. I’ve met up with Gilbert to discuss his latest game, Unavowed—the first Wadjet Eye title he’s spearheaded since 2014’s Blackwell Epiphany—and not long after we start talking I’m reminded that Gilbert continues to be AGS’s best advocate.It’s not just that Wadjet Eye is the p......
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Waymo worried that Uber may peek at secret court documents

Alphabet's autonomous car unit Waymo is concerned about giving Uber Technologies’ internal counsel extensive access to documents it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and patent infringement by the ride-hailing company.But on Thursday, District Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Nicole Bartow, in-house counsel for Uber, could review m......
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Inside the Russian hack of Yahoo: How they did it

One mistaken click. That's all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating the intrusion for two years, but it was only in late 2016 that the full scale of the hack became apparent. On Wednesday, the FBI indicted four people for......
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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45: Hands on with the swankiest Wear watch of all

Somewhere on the grand continuum of gadget nerdlery, there’s a consumer who will buy a very expensive—almost recklessly expensive—Android Wear watch. TAG Heuer had a surprise hit with its original TAG Heuer Connected, and now it’s embracing Android Wear 2.0 with the Connected Modular 45, an incredibly swank, finely machined, lusciously tactile smartwatch.No, make that a family. It’s a smartwatch family. No, scratch that. It’s a smartwatch s......
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Joe Biden’s passionate plea at SXSW: ‘We need your help’

Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot is a personal mission, one he’s forging ahead with after leaving office. A year after President Barack Obama took the South by Southwest stage, Biden and wife Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Austin to appeal to the festival’s technology entrepreneurs, developers, and engineers: “You’re the future,” Biden said. “You can make a gigantic impact. We need your ingenuity. We need you to help us reach people to......
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Every custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card revealed so far

You can’t discern tiny facts like that from Zotac’s heavily obscured teaser image. It’s not totally devoid of info, though.Zotac’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti sticks to the company’s beloved yellow hue, with what appears to be an RGB logo on the side. The image shows two heatsinks connected by a copper pipe, while airflow’s handled by a triple fan configuration.UPDATE: Zotac's revealed not one, not two, but four GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards on its web......
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Microsoft updates Cortana for iOS with a fresh look

Microsoft updates Cortana for iOS with a fresh look | PCWorld The virtual assistant’s app gets a redesign to match its Android counterpart Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: Blair Hanley Frank Microsoft gave its Cortana app for iOS a facelift Friday, replacing its old black and blue aesthetic with a new look that puts the assistant’s key features at users’ fingertips.......
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Ghost Recon: Wildlands review: 400 square kilometers of emptiness, but it sure is pretty

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a technological marvel. I said it Monday in PCWorld's initial PC performance impressions piece, and it’s worth reiterating now. This is a game where you can spend 10 to 15 minutes crossing the map by helicopter without hitting a single load screen. In a car? I don’t even want to estimate how long it’d take to cross this fictional Bolivia. A maddening amount of time, no doubt.It's stunning—and yet therein lies the s......
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Watch us unbox the Microsoft Surface Studio

The ultimate Windows All-in-One comes in a very big box. Open it with us.   Credit: Adam Patrick Murray   Microsoft’s Surface Studio is the ultimate Windows All-in-One, the showcase for Windows 10’s biggest innovations—especially some of those coming in the Creators Update.  We just received our Surface Studio loaner and couldn’t wait to open the box. The very big box. Watch as we unwrap everything and talk about the......
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WikiLeaks looks at helping tech vendors disarm CIA hacking tools

WikiLeaks has attracted plenty of haters over its controversial disclosures. But the site may be in a unique position to help tech vendors better secure their products.That’s because WikiLeaks has published secret hacking tools allegedly taken from the CIA, which appear to target smartphones, smart TVs and PCs.Companies including Apple and Cisco have been looking through the stolen documents to address any vulnerabilities the CIA may have e......
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Google's Neural Machine Translation engine learns three new languages, with more on the way

Late last year, Google announced a breakthrough in translating. Dubbed Neural Machine Translation, it let Google’s AI-powered engine tackle full sentences instead of just words, giving translations a more natural feel. Now Google is expanding it to a several more languages.Back when it launched, Google’s new translator was available for English and just eight other languages, including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese,......
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IBM's new Q program to include a 50-qubit quantum computer

Characters named Q in film and TV have been portrayed as being exceptional. Q in the James Bond movies served up futuristic gadgets, and Q in Star Trek was omnipotent.A new quantum computing program called Q at IBM will be remarkable in its own right. In a few years, IBM plans to create a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step closer to the trash heap.IBM Q will deliver paid quantum comp......
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20% off When you Pre-Order Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands - (XBOX ONE, PS4) - Deal Alert

20% off When you Pre-Order Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands - (XBOX ONE, PS4) - Deal Alert | PCWorld Shopping links may be manually or programmatically inserted into this content, and our site may receive payment for activity generated through them. They should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: Amazon ......
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The Microsoft Store is selling a 1TB Xbox One with 'The Division' for $229

The Microsoft Store is selling a 1TB Xbox One with 'The Division' for $229 | PCWorld It's got a lot of storage and a great game, and the Xbox One can even share some content with your Windows 10 gaming PC. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: Microsoft ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:fal......
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US FCC stays data security regulations for broadband providers

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has halted new rules that would require high-speed internet providers to take 'reasonable' steps to protect customer data.In a 2-1 vote that went along party lines, the FCC voted Wednesday to stay temporarily one part of privacy rules passed in October that would give consumers the right to decide how their data is used and shared by broadband providers.The rules include the requirement that intern......
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'Meet' Google's new videoconferencing service for the enterprise

Google appears to have accidentally revealed its new group videoconferencing service for businesses on Tuesday, a week before a big user conference. The service, called Meet, appears to be its offering for businesses that want to do group meetings over the Internet. According to a saved iOS App Store listing captured by AppAnnie, it will support high-definition video meetings with up to 30 participants. That’s an upgrade over the company’s......
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SAP sets March 30 as launch date for its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

Almost a year after SAP teamed with Apple to develop business applications for smartphones and tablets, the German enterprise software developer is ready to unveil the first fruits of their partnership.On March 30, it plans to release the first version of SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, a tool to enable businesses to integrate Apple's handheld devices with their back-end information systems. And at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this we......
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The new BlackBerry has a physical keyboard and will arrive in April

The new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone, unveiled Saturday, is the first smartphone to carry the brand that doesn’t come from BlackBerry. It will go on sale globally in April, said Nicolas Zibell, CEO of TCL Communication, the phone’s manufacturer and licensee of the brand, at a launch event in Barcelona on the eve of Mobile World Congress. Like the BlackBerries of old, the KEYone has a physical keyboard with raised keys. A neat twist is tha......
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This week in games: Play Prey as a toilet paper roll, install Doom on a Porsche, and more

We already wrote about it earlier this week but here’s a reminder: The Ghost Recon Wildlands demo marketing stunt open beta runs this weekend, so if you’re bored on Saturday and want to give the game a spin before plunking down $60, now’s your chance. What else happened this week? Overwatch teased a new hero, Battlefield 1 teased a new...something, Prey showed off its toilet paper physics, Humble decided to sell a billion hours of Civili......
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Belkin 12-outlet PivotPlug review: Clever design helps avoid blocked outlets

This best-in-breed affordable surge protector continues to let power flow even after protection is exhausted. If you have equipment that could lose data or be damaged if powered down abruptly, including a desktop computer with a hard disk drive (HDD) rather than an SSD, Belkin’s 12-outlet PivotPlug (model number BP112230-08) is the right choice. Its $33 price tag makes it one of the more expensive surge suppressors we’ve evaluated lately, ......
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UPS launches an autonomous drone from a delivery truck

Credit: UPS On Monday, a UPS drone buzzed over fields in Lithia, Florida, to deliver a test package to a rural home. It was launched from the roof of a modified UPS truck and automatically returned to the vehicle after making its drop-off. The idea is that the driver can continue along his or her route while the drone makes a delivery that would otherwise be out of the way.  “Imagine a triangular delivery route where the stops are m......
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Apple, Microsoft and Amazon offer fairer deal on cloud storage

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to give cloud storage subscribers fairer contracts after intervention by the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority.Such cloud storage services are typically used to store photos, videos, music or digital copies of important documents.If the services shut down or vary their capacity or prices without notice, customers can lose their data, or be held hostage.The CMA asked the storage service provider......
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The Full Nerd Episode 17: Vega vs. GTX 1080 Ti, Ryzen Rumors, and GDC preview

The Full Nerd Episode 17: Vega vs. GTX 1080 Ti, Ryzen Rumors, and GDC preview | PCWorld With competing events from Nvidia and AMD and just two weeks before Ryzen is supposed to launch, the Full Nerd crew goes full nerd on what to expect in hardware this month PCWorld | Feb 18, 2017 11:30 AM PT Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: IDG ");});t......
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