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, 2021 Stories
Spotify confirmed this weekend that it is retiring the Car View feature of its mobile app, which made it easier to use while driving.
Like many of you, I pay attention to the Black Friday deals on personal technology every year. But this time is a bit different.
Google has agreed to create its upcoming Privacy Sandbox “with regulatory oversight and input” from the UK CMA.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the latest Windows on ARM revelations, the Windows 11 upgrade, Xbox news, and much more.
Two of the world’s biggest PC makers just had monster quarters, providing an interesting peek at how PC buying has changed.
The Pixel 6 Pro marks Google’s reentry into the premium smartphone market, and it is significantly cheaper than its flagship rivals.
We are a good week early here, but Microsoft has announced the four titles it will give away as part of Games with Gold in December.
According to one report, Microsoft has an exclusivity deal with Qualcomm for Windows on ARM (WOA) that’s expiring soon.
Last week, DuckDuckGo announced that it was adding App Tracking Protection to its mobile app on Android and I've been using it for a few days.
A terrific group of Xbox alumni will appear live today at 10 am PT/1 pm ET to discuss the past, present, and future of the gaming platform.
A new report from Counterpoint Research shows Apple ceding 10 percent of its market share in the wearables market to Samsung.
It sounds like a little thing, but it’s odd that Spotify defaulted to shuffle play for albums. That is, until Adele stepped in.
Anyone with an Android phone who engages in text messaging with iPhone users has experienced the frustration.
The International Trade Commission said that it would review parts of a judge’s findings in the Sonos patent infringement case against Google.
Hulu’s live TV option hasn’t garnered many users, but the addition of Disney+ and ESPN+ may put it over the top for some.
The ECS LIVA Mini Box QC710 Desktop is aimed at developers interested in porting their apps to Windows on ARM.
Starting today and running through December 2, Xbox is hosting a Black Friday sale with significant discounts on games, accessories, and more.
Happy Friday! Here’s another great collection of reader questions to get the weekend started a bit early.
If you’re using Windows 11 and Chrome, you can now get a more native look in Google’s browser by enabling an optional new feature.
Google has admitted what independent tests already proved: the Pixel 6 Pro doesn’t really charge all that quickly. But as suspected, that’s by design.
Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition as a free update for existing users.
In an internal memo, Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees that he now expects them back in the office by February 1, 2022.
Microsoft today announced a new Xbox Series S – Fortnite and Rocket League Bundle that will launch worldwide by December. It's available today in North America.
DuckDuckGo today announced a new app tracking protection feature in its Android app that will block Google and Facebook trackers in other apps.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows 10 version 21H2, annual feature updates, Windows 11, Windows on ARM, Edge, Xbox, and much more.
If the Pixel 6 series has a serious problem---and it does---it’s the in-display fingerprint reader, which is slow and unreliable.
Today, Microsoft announced the availability of the November Xbox Update, which brings new color filters, audio settings, and more to the platform.