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 August, 2020 Stories
Vivaldi 3.2 for Android provides a more consistent UX along with improvements to its anti-tracker and ad blocking functionality.
At an expensive $1400, Microsoft’s Surface Duo is hard to justify. But let’s examine the firm’s rationalization for this product. Is it innovative or an also-ran?
$1399? Yikes. It looks like Surface Duo is going to set enthusiasts back a lot more than most probably anticipated.
With the HP Envy 15 up and running in a quick-and-dirty fashion in my home office, it’s time to move towards a cleaner configuration.
Google has won a court case in which it had been caught “red-handed” stealing song lyrics from a song lyrics website.
A 2019 antitrust ruling against mobile chipmaking giant Qualcomm has been thrown out by a U.S. appeals court.
Mozilla announced today that it is laying off 250 employees, the second time this year that it’s been forced to do so.
Dell today has announced the new 14-inch Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise, which is available in laptop and 2-in-1 convertible form factors.
Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 16, the latest version of its Mac-based desktop virtualization solution.
Amazon today announced that it is rebranding its Twitch Prime service to Prime Gaming to keep it more inline with the firm’s other Prime perks.
Google today announced a major update to Google Maps for Apple CarPlay and the return of its app for Apple Watch.
And the charges will sound awfully familiar to anyone who has been following the firm’s troubles in Europe and the United States.
Microsoft announced today that Minecraft: Education Edition is now generally available for users on Chromebook.
Our sister site Petri.com is hosting a free GET-IT Teams Day virtual event on Wednesday featuring an all-star slate of subject experts.
For years, I’ve resisted using a docked laptop, but with a recent lightning strike taking down my desktop PC, I’m forced to give it a shot.
Some transitions are seamless while others are disruptive. Moving from Google Play Music to YouTube was somewhere in-between those extremes.
Mobile chipmaking giant Qualcomm has petitioned the U.S. government to let it provide smartphone chipsets to Huawei.
Thanks to withering U.S. sanctions, smartphone giant Huawei this week said that it will have to halt production of its own chipsets.
A more suitable suitor for beleaguered social network TikTok has emerged: According to reports, Twitter has now spoken to the firm about a sale.
With Microsoft expected to formally launch the Surface Duo in coming days, some promotional renders have leaked via Twitter.
Toshiba this week confirmed that it has sold the remaining stake in its laptop business to Sharp and is formally exiting the PC market.
While I know that the Pixel 4a will never meet my needs, I can’t ignore what I feel is the single-best value in the smartphone market today.
Happy Friday, and welcome to August, such as it is. Here’s another great set of reader questions to kick off the weekend.
Apple has been quietly waging war against its own developers for years in an effort to grab as many revenues as possible from its ecosystem.
Microsoft will still hold a virtual Ignite conference in September as planned, but it will now hold a second Ignite in early 2021 as well.
A new report claims that Microsoft is attempting to purchase TikTok’s entire global business and not just its U.S.-based assets.
Google today released the third and final beta of Android 11 and says that the final Android 11 release is coming very soon.