Andy Patrizio

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.

A guide to migrating off Windows Server 2008

10 tips for a secure browsing experience

10 tips for a secure browsing experience

Your browser is one of the easiest ways for malware to penetrate your network. Here are 10 ways to practice safe surfing in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.

Can developers dictate how their software is used?

Can developers dictate how their software is used?

The politics of the Silicon Valley are colliding with customers and impacting innocent bystanders who put their trust in open source software.

9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

With Microsoft's support ending in January, our Windows 7 Survival Guide for 2020 offers ways to protect your older machines that can't or won't be upgraded.

8 simple ways to clean data with Excel

8 simple ways to clean data with Excel

Data is rarely properly formatted and structured when you import it. Try these eight tips for fast data cleanup in Microsoft Excel.

How to use Excel as a data visualization tool

How to use Excel as a data visualization tool

Microsoft Excel has more dataviz capabilities than you may realize. Find out how to make your data stand out with charts, PivotTables, sparklines, slicers and more.

Excel: Your entry into the world of data analytics

Excel: Your entry into the world of data analytics

It’s not for big data, but you can use Microsoft Excel to learn a lot more about analytics than you may realize.

Wikileaks reveals potent Windows malware from the CIA

Wikileaks reveals potent Windows malware from the CIA

It could take over a machine, delete files and upload more malicious code.

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.

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