Howard Wen

Howard Wen reports for several technology publications. His website can be found at www.howardwen.com.

802.11ax preview: Access points and routers that support the Wi-Fi 6 protocol on tap

Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Nmap has established itself as a premier, free, open-source network mapping tool. There are alternatives that are also free, though they vary in their sophistication and ease of use.

7 things Microsoft left out of Windows 10

7 things Microsoft left out of Windows 10

As usual in the tech industry, not everything that’s previewed by a vendor shows up in the final product. That’s what happened with the latest update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, which was released last month. Microsoft showed...

7 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

7 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more – if you have the right apps. We’ll tell you how to make it work.

10 hidden features in the new Windows 10 Creators Update

10 hidden features in the new Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft is also adding several under-the-covers changes that may not be as showy, but are equally important. They affect the underlying way that the OS works, and how you may use it on a more technical level. Here are 10 that you...

How to remotely control your Windows 10 computer via Google Chrome

How to remotely control your Windows 10 computer via Google Chrome

Google provides a free and powerful tool, Chrome Remote Desktop, that lets you connect to and control your Windows 10 computer over the internet. (It also works with Windows 7 and Windows 8.) The computer has to be running Chrome, of...

REVIEW: Windows 10 Yoga Book: The good, the bad, the useful
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REVIEW: Windows 10 Yoga Book: The good, the bad, the useful

Lenovo has introduced tablets with unique designs over the years, and their latest Yoga Book, released in October, is one of the most intriguing examples. This hybrid device looks like a mini notebook, but it’s technically a tablet...

10 new UI features coming to Windows 10

10 new UI features coming to Windows 10

The next major upgrade for Windows 10, dubbed the Creators Update, will be released in April. It will add new programs for creating content (like new music composing and painting apps), but there will be many additions addressing the...

Fix Windows 10 problems with these free Microsoft tools

Fix Windows 10 problems with these free Microsoft tools

A handful of free tools can be used to repair most problems on Windows 10 PCs -- and they’re all provided by Microsoft. Here’s how to use them.

10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

You take great pains to come up with a strong password when registering for an account on a website -- only to see your efforts go for naught when that site gets hacked. Several sites had their databases of user accounts not only...

10 most useful Slack bots

10 most useful Slack bots

We experimented and tinkered with numerous bots that are available for Slack, the cloud messaging service meant mainly for business. (You can still use Slack for non-work reasons, particularly under the service’s free option.) Here...

8 most significant tech gadgets of 2016: Winners and losers

8 most significant tech gadgets of 2016: Winners and losers

Every year, tech companies come up with fantastic ideas for cutting edge, futuristic products. Some of these products turn into huge hits. Others end up bombing. And still others become precursers or inpirations for the next...

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