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.

Wikileaks reveals potent Windows malware from the CIA

FTC to crack down on bogus ‘tech support’ lines

FTC to crack down on bogus ‘tech support’ lines

Bogus sites claiming to be Microsoft are the new Nigerian scammers.

Microsoft shares details on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft shares details on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft hasn't given its upcoming update the most creative name, and the best rumored feature isn’t happening.

Is Microsoft in the smartphone business? It depends who you ask

Is Microsoft in the smartphone business? It depends who you ask

Mixed messages from the company won’t do much to reverse the trend.

Government systems use ancient OSes, have potential to get hacked

Government systems use ancient OSes, have potential to get hacked

While there is no direct link, the connection looks pretty obvious.

Microsoft will separate Edge from OS updates

Microsoft will separate Edge from OS updates

Edge updates will now come from the Windows Store, if the rumors are true.

Microsoft launches a slew of IoT-related offerings

Microsoft launches a slew of IoT-related offerings

Microsoft's goal is to reduce the complexity of IoT deployments.

Microsoft’s Edge browser is pretty dull

Microsoft’s Edge browser is pretty dull

It underperforms in almost all benchmarks and fails in real world use.

Most of the Windows zero-day exploits have already been patched

Most of the Windows zero-day exploits have already been patched

Late last week, a hacker group known as The Shadow Brokers released a trove of Windows exploits it claims to have obtained from National Security Agency's (NSA's) elite hacking team. The group released the tools and presentations...

Microsoft pushes ahead with Redstone 3, the next big Windows 10 update

Microsoft pushes ahead with Redstone 3, the next big Windows 10 update

Redstone 3 will include a lot of new features, if they all make it.

Creators Update notes: Boot Camp issues and personal experience

Creators Update notes: Boot Camp issues and personal experience

So far it’s a mostly smooth rollout, with just a few hiccups here and there.

Vista, XP remain firmly rooted in businesses

Vista, XP remain firmly rooted in businesses

Despite ending support, Microsoft can't kill off its old OSes.

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