Howard Wen

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

Coming soon: On-premises 5G gear for enterprises

Handy, fast, free: Network tools for your iPhone and Android phone

Handy, fast, free: Network tools for your iPhone and Android phone

Network analyzers, remote access apps, and testing utilities turn your smartphone into a powerful network tool

10 useful and free networking tools that are Windows 10 apps

10 useful and free networking tools that are Windows 10 apps

Easy-access network tools are simple but essential and can be downloaded from the online Microsoft Store and pinned to the Windows 10 Start menu

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

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

Aerohive, ASUS and D-Link are among vendors readying 802.11ax access points and routers that take advantage of 802.11ax speed. The latest update to the Wi-Fi protocol standard, 802.11ax has been designed to transmit data even faster,...

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.

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