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 April, 2021 Stories
Today, Dell announced a redesigned family of Inspiron laptops in 13-, 14-, 15-, and 16-inch form factors. It also added an OLED display option to its XPS 13.
The fourth World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator delivers more detailed flights around Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands.
In partnership with Microsoft, Amazon now lets customers directly download Xbox Game Pass titles using the Alexa smart assistant.
Watching Microsoft slowly evolve its Surface lineup is like watching paint dry. And after all these years, I gotta be honest. I’m ready to give up.
It is, perhaps, the worst-kept secret in personal technology, but Microsoft today announced the Surface Laptop 4, plus several new accessories aimed at meetings.
Google revealed this week that it will replace its Play Movies & TV app on LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs with the YouTube app.
Brave announced today that it is working to disable Google’s new Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) tracking method.
Today, HP announced the next-generation versions of its entry-level Z2 workstations. I’m reviewing the small form factor (SFF) version.
Microsoft announced today that it will acquire AI software maker Nuance in an all-cash deal valued at $19.7 billion.
With its OnePlus 9 Series handsets, OnePlus has finally vaulted into the upper echelon of premium smartphones alongside Apple and Samsung.
Some will be amused by this, and I suppose some will even be outraged. But there is just something special about the new iPad Air.
DuckDuckGo announced yesterday that it has updated its web browser extension to block Google's new FLoC tracking method in Chrome.
Multiple rumors erupted today that Google would be forced to cancel the Pixel 5a because of component shortages. But that’s not the case, Google says.
Happy Friday! Here’s another great set of reader questions to kick off the weekend a bit early so we can enjoy this Spring weather.
I’ve often said that Apple’s ecosystem is a one-way, dead-end street, and now that theory has been proven true by the company’s own executives.
Microsoft will reportedly announce Surface Laptop 4 on April 27, and the PC’s (European) prices and specifications have leaked.
Microsoft is now offering a preview of the 64-bit version of OneDrive for Windows for anyone who wishes to test this long-overdue update.
After skipping out on the 2020 rendition of its annual developer show because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google I/0 is back for 2021.
Just three months after it launched its SmartTag Bluetooth tracker, Samsung announced a new version, SmartTag+, that also supports Ultra-Wideband technology.
Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft's OpenJDK preview, Windows 10 changes, Surface Laptop 5 confirmed, cloud outages, and much more.
Following this morning’s rumors about Paint heading to the Store, Microsoft confirmed that news and will also update Snipping Tool that way.
Just over one year ago, Microsoft announced the consumer versions of Microsoft 365. Today, the firm discussed several features it’s recently added to the subscriptions.
Apple announced today that it is expanding its “Find My” services to third parties, starting with Belkin, Chipolo, and VanMoof next week.
All signs are pointing to a virtual Surface event sometime soon, and now Microsoft’s support website notes the existence of Surface Laptop 4.
In 2017, Microsoft announced that it was going to move Microsoft Paint into the Microsoft Store so that it could be updated more frequently.
While most people associate Java and maybe Kotlin with Android, the low-level parts of the mobile OS are written in C and C++.
This is a bit earlier than usual, but Microsoft today announced several new titles that will come to Xbox Game Pass in the middle part of April.