Andy Patrizio

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Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Microsoft updates Office Online Server, announces release schedule

The AMD Effect might be back—and that’s a good thing

The AMD Effect might be back—and that’s a good thing

AMD is going to make Intel fight for every sale it gets, and that only benefits the consumer.

Microsoft touts the Edge browser’s battery-friendly traits

Microsoft touts the Edge browser’s battery-friendly traits

Microsoft says the Edge browser is more battery-friendly than the competition, using up to 31% less power than Google Chrome and 44% less than Mozilla Firefox.

Microsoft rumor: New Surface device that runs Windows Cloud

Microsoft rumor: New Surface device that runs Windows Cloud

Microsoft’s May 2 event could include the launch of a Windows Cloud device—perhaps the CloudBook.

Security researcher blasts Tizen: 'May be the worst code I've ever seen'

Security researcher blasts Tizen: 'May be the worst code I've ever seen'

Israeli security researcher criticizes Tizen, a Samsung-backed Android alternative, for its many security flaws.

Major zero-day flaw found in Microsoft Word

Major zero-day flaw found in Microsoft Word

The Microsoft Word vulnerability is exploited via attached .rtf files. If you click on it, malware is installed without you knowing. A fix is in the latest Patch Tuesday release.

Microsoft buys open-source container developer Deis

Microsoft buys open-source container developer Deis

Microsoft’s purchase of open-source developer Deis reflects the company’s commitment to container technology.

Privacy settings may be the Creators Update’s biggest change

Privacy settings may be the Creators Update’s biggest change

Microsoft tries to quell user anger over its nosy OS by adding privacy settings to Windows 10 Creators Update.

Microsoft Surface beats Apple iPad in JD Power tests

Microsoft Surface beats Apple iPad in JD Power tests

JD Power tests show the Microsoft Surface beats all tablets, including Apple’s iPad, in user satisfaction.

Microsoft shutters CodePlex in favor of GitHub

Microsoft shutters CodePlex in favor of GitHub

Microsoft’s plan to shut down CodePlex, the company's code-hosting site for open-source project, in favor of GitHub is now official.

Do you own your social media contacts or does your employer?

Do you own your social media contacts or does your employer?

A fight at conservative news outlet The Blaze over Tomi Lahren’s Facebook page could set precedent on if you own your social media contacts.

Microsoft signs off on Windows 10 Creators Update final code

Microsoft signs off on Windows 10 Creators Update final code

Microsoft officially signed off on Build 15063 as the final code for the Windows 10 Creators Update and is making it widely available for download.

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