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, 2015 Stories
About two months after partnering with TaylorMade to bring integrated golf experiences to its Band wearable, Microsoft has added support for myRoundPro too.
The various available options for running Windows on a Mac have been updated to support Windows 10. So it's time to take another look at how this works.
The latest firmware updates are available for the Surface lineup, with only two of the devices—Surface Pro 2 and 3—seeing updates, and only for Windows 10.
I've been looking forward to the ability to color the title bars of windows in Windows 10. But the way it looks and works now in build 10525 isn't optimal.
Microsoft is now rolling out the August system update for the Xbox app on Windows 10, bringing 1080p/60fps Xbox One game streaming and other improvements.
Microsoft has issued Windows 10 build 10525 to Windows Insiders, providing much-needed window color options, memory manager improvements, and more.
Developers wishing to test their web sites and apps on Microsoft's new Edge browser now have a new option: they can obtain Windows 10 virtual machines.
Windows 10 ships with a free OneNote mobile app, but anyone can get a more powerful OneNote desktop application for free. Which should you choose?
This year, Google needs to get Nexus right, avoiding the double-whammy of disappointment it offered last year. Early indications are that it will do so.
While I feel that most Windows 10 privacy concerns are overblown, it's fair to say that the anti-Windows FUD crowd has had an impact on the mainstream media.
While Windows 10 makes it easy to pin shortcuts to universal apps to Start and the taskbar, there's no way to create shortcuts for these apps on the desktop
While Microsoft had tried to push an unnecessary new document format, Windows 10 finally embraces the PDF format everyone uses and lets you print to PDF.
Windows 10 is unique in that it works quite well on traditional PCs as well as tablets and 2-in-1s. The key to this success is a feature called Tablet mode.
For some reason, Windows 10's Mail app provides a background image option. Changing the image is easy. But what if you want to remove the background image?
While Windows 8 made it very easy to uninstall Modern mobile apps, Windows 10 extends this capability universal apps and--unexpectedly--legacy desktop apps.
I've gotten a lot of questions about the Windows 10 Field Guide, which is certainly understandable. So here's an an explanation of what's happening.
Microsoft has expanded the real-time collaboration functionality in Word 2016--part of the Office 2016 Preview--to include documents stored in OneDrive too.
With the arrival of Windows 10 and the universal Office mobile apps, Microsoft is no longer providing free Office 365 Personal subscriptions to customers.
The Cortana personal digital assistant in Windows 10 works pretty well without any training. But if you take a few minutes, Cortana will work even better.
Microsoft announced new adds-in from Boomerang, Evernote, PayPal and Uber that will work across Outlook, Outlook on the web, and, soon, Outlook.com too.
Microsoft this week announced a second delay for its Surface Hub, pushing back availability of this unique collaboration solution to January 2016.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly--and my last from France--Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss how Windows 10 is doing after two weeks.
Apple now supports dual-booting newer Macs with Windows 10 using a technology called Boot Camp. As always, doing so incurs numerous trade-offs, but it works.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10512 introduces a few temporary issues, sure, but it also provides our most cohesive look yet at this ever-improving new system.
Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring can update their Windows 10 Mobile-based phones to build 10152 today. The new build includes a wide range of improvements.
Windows 10 is a lot friendlier than its predecessor, but you can safely remove some space-wasting items on the Windows 10 taskbar and still use new features