Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of three tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.
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Recent January, 2021 Stories
Today, Microsoft reported a net income of $15.5 billion on revenues of $43.1 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2020.
The Windows Insider Program still isn’t attaching any of its release channels to a specific Windows 10 version. But at least we have a new Feature Experience Pack.
Google is rolling out Chrome OS 88 this week, adding a faster web sign-in experience and personalized lock screens to the platform.
15 months after it converted YouTube Music into a Progressive Web App (PWA), Google has done so with its flagship YouTube web app as well.
Spotify has quietly entered the market for audiobooks and is now offering 9 titles for free through its mobile and web apps.
A J.D. Power study claims that Americans now spend $47 per month, on average, for streaming services, up 24 percent from the $38 per month spent before the pandemic.
Microsoft announced today that it has added support for user profiles Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) that are installed as apps through the Edge web browser.
With the launch of Fitness+ in late 2020, Apple has really started to differentiate Apple Watch from other smartwatches.
Microsoft not so subtly mocks the new M1-based MacBook pro in a video ad that designed to look like it was made by a typical YouTube vlogger.
Two months after it jettisoned its Honor smartphone brand, a new report claims that Huawei is shopping its flagship Mate and P lines as well.
Long associated with gaming, Razer stakes a claim in the premium portable PC market with its impressive-looking Book 13.
Well, here we go again. For my second look at an M1-based Mac, I’m evaluating the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro, which retails for $1299.
Happy Friday! Here’s a delightfully brief Ask Paul to kick off the weekend a bit early while we ponder this nation’s overdue return to decency.
Is it me, or are these announcements coming earlier and earlier every month? Whatever: Xbox Live Gold subscribers are getting a special bonus in February.
We thought that Microsoft was moving to end the Xbox Live Gold subscription. Instead, the software giant is raising the price of the service.
Faced with new legislation in Australia that would force it to pay for news stories it now scrapes for free, Google says it could pull its search engine from the country.
Microprocessor giant Intel today reported that it earned a net income of $5.9 billion on $20 billion in revenues in the quarter ending December 31, 2020.
One year ago, Microsoft launched a very incomplete new Edge for the masses. Today, Edge is in much better shape, and now it’s getting some new features too.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss a major Windows 10X leak and what it means, Microsoft's self-driving car investment, a new Intel CEO, Julia White, Xbox, and much more.
Last month, I wrote about our need to stop supporting the current edition of the Windows 10 Field Guide and somehow move forward. Here’s the plan.
Though it still doesn’t identify itself as a Progressive Web App (PWA), Google Calendar for web now supports a basic offline mode, but only for Workspace customers.
Web browser maker Opera has acquired Scotland-based YoYo Games for $10 million and is launching its Opera Gaming division. For some reason.
As part of its latest quarterly earnings report, Netflix announced this week that it has surpassed the 200 million active user milestone.
Google has begun rolling out Chrome 88 this week. Key among the improvements is a set of updates to password management and protection.
In a bid to make the web faster, safer, and more open, Brave has integrated IPFS capabilities into its Chromium-based web browser.
But the software giant didn’t mention Windows 10X at all, leading to some understandable speculation about the timing of that release.
Microsoft revealed that several more games are coming to Xbox Game Pass across supported platforms during the second half of this month.