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 November, 2020 Stories
Smartphone makers sold 360 million units in the third quarter of 2020, a decline of 3.6 percent compared to the 373.7 million sold in the year-ago quarter.
HP performed well overall in the previous quarter, but PC revenues were flat despite exploding premium notebook PC and Chromebook sales.
25 years ago today, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates published his first book, The Road Ahead. Today, he takes a look back at what he got right … and wrong.
Games with Gold will be back in December with four more games, but I have questions about the future of this service given recent developments.
Microsoft announced today that it has released its second World Update for Flight Simulator, which provides an enhanced flight experience in the United States.
Vivaldi has taken a page from the Netscape Communicator playbook with the release of Mail, Calendar, and Feed Reader components in its web browser.
Amazon alerted users of its Alexa-powered devices that it will soon enable a potentially dangerous new service called Sidewalk. You may want to disable it.
I’ve been gaming exclusively on Xbox since the release of the Xbox 360 in 2005. But two console generations later, the world is changing.
Well, this doesn’t happen very often: Microsoft 365 Business Premium is now on sale for 25 percent off for small and medium-sized businesses.
A group of technology companies that includes Microsoft has filed a motion in Google’s antitrust case to keep their data private from the search giant.
Google announced last night that it will now support Chrome on Windows 7 through January 2022, an extension of 6 months.
Microsoft announced today that it’s Edge-based WebView 2 is now available for developers to use in .NET 5, .NET Core, and .NET Framework applications.
Happy Friday! Because of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, this will be the last Ask Paul for November. So let’s get the weekend started...
The new version of Microsoft Edge enables the web browser’s shopping features by default and adds numerous other new features.
And no, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are not part of Microsoft’s holiday deals, which isn’t all that surprising since they were just released and are in very short supply.
Andrew and Paul discuss Apple's migration to M1-based Macs and its impact on Intel, Microsoft Pluton, and the release of macOS Big Sur.
Microsoft announced that it is bringing the first personal features to Teams on Windows and the web in preview, plus a few new personal features for Teams on mobile.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft's Pluton security chip, the first Apple Silicon reviews, Windows 10, Microsoft Search, and so much more.
Fitbit announced today that Fitbit OS 5.1 is now available for its Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches with Google Assistant support, Bluetooth calling, and more.
Google announced today that it has successfully rolled out Rich Communication Services (RCS) support to its Messages app globally.
NVIDIA is using a web-based client to bypass Apple’s terrible app store policies for its GeForce NOW game streaming service.
Google announced a major redesign of its Google Pay app on Android and iOS that provides better functionality and security.
Arriving about a month after the Pixel 5, and about three months after the Pixel 4a, the Pixel 4a 5G is the closest we’ll get to an XL Pixel this year.
Thanks to the 2020 lineup, I’ve gone through what I call the 7 Stages of Pixel Grief: Confusion, Confusion, Confusion, Confusion, Confusion, Anger, and Resignation.
With multiple threats of antitrust action looming against it, Apple has finally bowed to common sense and is lowering its App Store fees for developers.
Microsoft today said that it will update the core system iconography in its Edge web browser to utilize the Fluent Design System.
Google today announced Chrome 87, which it says offers major performance and efficiency improvements on desktop and mobile.