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Update: Zoom issues fix for UNC vulnerability that lets hackers steal Windows credentials via chat

Update: Zoom issues fix for UNC vulnerability that lets hackers steal Windows credentials via chat

Update: After this story and others went live April 1, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan addressed Zoom security and other issues in a blog post. Part of the blog post detailed a bug fix to be released, which would
How to prevent Zoom bombing by being smarter than Boris Johnson

How to prevent Zoom bombing by being smarter than Boris Johnson

Even heads of state need some help with Zoom. A screenshot of a Zoom meeting shared publicly by the UK’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, included its Zoom Meeting ID. Don’t do that! Here’s why.With
Microsoft Edge plans to add password monitoring, vertical tabs

Microsoft Edge plans to add password monitoring, vertical tabs

Microsoft said Monday that it’s adding new security and usability features to Microsoft Edge, complementing the company’s rebranding of its Office 365 suite for consumers into Microsoft 365.Microsoft
How to tune Windows 10 for laser-focused productivity

How to tune Windows 10 for laser-focused productivity

Find yourself suddenly needing to be more productive? Good news! Windows 10 comes loaded with all sorts of tools designed to help you Get Things Done, along with deeper tweaks that can optimize the
Google Chrome terms of service are changing on March 31: Here’s what’s new

Google Chrome terms of service are changing on March 31: Here’s what’s new

While you won’t be getting a new version of Chrome or Chrome OS for a while due to the coronavirus outbreak, Google has announced upcoming changes to its Terms of Service, effective March 31, that
How to set up Zoom video for dual monitors and screen sharing with PowerPoint

How to set up Zoom video for dual monitors and screen sharing with PowerPoint

While Zoom publishes a straightforward document on how to use dual monitors with the Zoom desktop client, in our experience, the process can be more complex. Because some apps may not work the way you
How to create custom Zoom backgrounds to entertain your coworkers

How to create custom Zoom backgrounds to entertain your coworkers

Creating a custom, AI-driven background in the Zoom videoconferencing app is a great way to hide background clutter while working from home. But with a couple of extra steps, you can go crazy with
Microsoft unveils new Microsoft Teams features, including one that filters out background noise

Microsoft unveils new Microsoft Teams features, including one that filters out background noise

”Mute your phone!” If you’ve ever been on a conference call, you know how annoying background noise can be. Microsoft said Thursday that Microsoft Teams will do something about it, part of a raft of
Slack reworks its interface to reorganize the sidebar and emphasize apps

Slack reworks its interface to reorganize the sidebar and emphasize apps

Beginning Wednesday, Slack users will receive a user interface update that allows them to reorganize the channels in the left navigation bar, along with a tweak that makes shortcuts to related apps
How to work from home: Pro tips from PCWorld's editors

How to work from home: Pro tips from PCWorld's editors

When you're working from home for the first time, you quickly realize that it requires more thought than plunking your laptop on the coffee table. Nailing down the tech is a large part of it. But we
Excel formulas: The most popular functions and tools, with examples

Excel formulas: The most popular functions and tools, with examples

Excel has over 475 formulas in its Functions Library, from simple mathematics to very complex statistical, logical, and engineering tasks such as IF statements (one of our perennial favorite stories);
Microsoft's solution for COVID-19 is a free Teams subscription for six months

Microsoft's solution for COVID-19 is a free Teams subscription for six months

Microsoft has responded to COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, and the increased number of work-from-home policies it's inspired, by making its paid collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams,
Windows 10 20H1 review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

Windows 10 20H1 review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

Our review of Microsoft’s Windows 10 20H1 update—also known as version 2004, or perhaps the Windows 10 April 2020 Update—shows an OS focused primarily on building out existing features, rather than

Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra on waitlists, freemium pricing and future products

"No matter what Gmail — or any other company for that matter — does, it doesn't really change our focus on our customers."
Microsoft begins blocking 'unwanted applications' like adware and cryptominers, using Edge

Microsoft begins blocking 'unwanted applications' like adware and cryptominers, using Edge

Beginning with the current version of Microsoft Edge, Microsoft will begin blocking adware, Bitcoin miners, and other unwanted apps that sometimes accompany apps that users download from the
Hands on: Microsoft's Office app for Android is tuned for the smartphone generation

Hands on: Microsoft's Office app for Android is tuned for the smartphone generation

Microsoft’s mobile version of Office for Android and iOS is distinctly unlike the company’s Office app for Windows 10. While the latter seems little more than a gateway to your recently-used
What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 20H1 release, due soon

What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 20H1 release, due soon

Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) looks like it’ll finally be giving Windows users something to talk about, after a year’s worth of vanilla updates. Using Microsoft's Insider builds as a guide, you can
Microsoft's Windows 10X: A dozen ways it's cooler than just two screens

Microsoft's Windows 10X: A dozen ways it's cooler than just two screens

Before Tuesday, all we really knew about Windows 10X was that it would be some flavor of Windows 10, optimized for dual-screen devices such as Microsoft’s own Surface Neo and an unknown number of
Why Microsoft's new Edge could eventually win the browser wars

Why Microsoft's new Edge could eventually win the browser wars

Recently, I realized I had broken a habit that had been in place for about a decade: When setting up a new PC, I didn’t use Microsoft’s Edge browser to download Google Chrome. I downloaded the new
Excel percentage formulas: Percentage of total, percent increase or decrease, sales tax and more

Excel percentage formulas: Percentage of total, percent increase or decrease, sales tax and more

Excel percentage formulas can get you through problems large and small every day—from determining sales tax (and tips) to calculating increases and decreases. We’ll walk through several examples