Howard Wen

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

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.

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 and will include many additions addressing the ways you interact with the core OS itself. Here are the most noteworthy, based on what’s we’ve...

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

The sites are ranked starting at the fewest number of user accounts with passwords that were taken.

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...

Best bookmark managers for Google Chrome

Best bookmark managers for Google Chrome

Tiny Bookmarks and Popup My Bookmarks win test of seven popup bookmark managers.

Review: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

Review: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

Biometric security means that users don't have to remember those pesky passwords.

The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

Since its release, a major point of controversy with Windows 10 has been the many ways that it can track your personal activity and gather other data about you.

Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app

Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app

A new remote-access tool in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update makes it easy to help another person with their Windows 10 computer.

5 free apps that add cool Windows 7 features to Windows 10

5 free apps that add cool Windows 7 features to Windows 10

A new OS often retires features that were in its predecessor. If you’re still holding onto Windows 7 because a feature you’re fond of doesn’t appear in Windows 10, chances are there are alternative programs you can install to replace...

9 new features in Windows 10

9 new features in Windows 10

Here are the new features that have shown up thus far, plus ones that are expected to be included in Win 10 as Redstone is updated prior to the June or July release.

7 cheap alternatives to the Microsoft Surface

7 cheap alternatives to the Microsoft Surface

If you’re willing to compromise a bit on form factor and specs, there are cheaper Windows 10 tablets by companies other than Microsoft that, like the Surface, are designed to work with a detachable keyboard. This article highlights...

8 free Chrome extensions that enhance Google Drive

8 free Chrome extensions that enhance Google Drive

If you regularly use Google Drive through the Chrome browser or Chrome OS, here’s a selection of extensions that enhance the features of Google’s cloud storage service. All of these are free and we have tested all of them.

Top 10 breaches of personal data in 2015

Top 10 breaches of personal data in 2015

It was a bountiful year for hackers who gained unauthorized access to countless corporate and government databases. Here are the online breaches that hauled in the largest amount of personal data -- most of them tallying into the...

7 surprising tech gadgets of 2015

7 surprising tech gadgets of 2015

There were some gadgets that stood out. Our criteria wasn’t necessarily whether the gadget in question was a bestseller or innovative -- or even good. What mattered most was if it left an unexpected impression on the public and the...

9 ways Windows 10 just got better

9 ways Windows 10 just got better

We rank the new features and tweaks to Windows 10 that were included in last week’s update.

5 ways to personalize Windows 10

5 ways to personalize Windows 10

Windows 10 is a welcome return to the Windows operating system that many of us missed after Microsoft implemented radical design changes in Windows 8. Win10 has been praised for going back to the basics we're familiar with, but not...

11 hidden tips and tweaks for Windows 10

11 hidden tips and tweaks for Windows 10

Here are the best and most useful modifications you can do to your Windows 10 system, plus some valuable tips about using the new OS’ features and tools.

6 quirky features of Windows 10

6 quirky features of Windows 10

Here are 6 issues with some of its new features

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