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 September, 2019 Stories
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition buyers can now access Gears 5 ahead of its normal launch.
The first two utilities in Microsoft’s new PowerToys---a Windows key shortcut guide and a Snap window manager---are now available.
Microsoft is finally allowing all Insiders in the Slow ring to actually test Windows 10 version 19H2 features.
I’ve been using Android 10 since its first beta release back in March. And while most focus on the new Dark theme, there’s more to it than that.
My Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ arrived today, and I’m up and running. I can already see that I made the right choice.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul look at some Windows history that most forgot or never even knew happened. Plus some other stuff.
Microsoft announced today that Xbox Insiders have begun testing some of the features that will come in the October Update.
When there’s nothing material to complain about, some choose to make up something to complain about.
Google will pay a record $170 million fine to settle allegations by the FTC that YouTube has violated the privacy of children.
Today, Microsoft announced the games that we can expect to see on Xbox Game Pass on console and PC in early September.
Two years into its incredible embrace of the Internet, Bill Gates became convinced that the strategy was now threatening Windows from within.
It’s IFA this week, so Acer has unleashed a long list of new product announcements, including new Chromebooks, PCs, and displays.
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today published the official USB4 specification, which is based on Thunderbolt 3.
Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 69, the latest version of its flagship browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
I’ve got to box up my Galaxy Note 10 up and ship it back ahead of the arrival of my Note 10+. Here are a few final impressions.
I’ve approached the new NUC a bit gingerly, given my early reliability problems. But now that I’ve solved the display issue, all is well.
VBScript was best used with the IIS web server and Active Server Pages (ASP) to “activate the Internet” with databases and ActiveX components.
Apple announced Friday that it will replace the displays on aluminum models of the Apple Watch Series 2 and 3 for free.
With ActiveX, Microsoft would “activate the Internet” by bringing its COM technologies to the web.
Happy Friday! I’m out of the office this afternoon, so I wanted to get this done as early as possible. It’s a big one.
Those responsible for explaining what’s happening to Windows 10 have explained their recent inability to explain.
Microsoft today revealed the free games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will gain access to throughout September.
Chris Beard announced today that he will step down from his role as Mozilla CEO at the end of 2019, ending a five-year run.
The hitch? They will only do so for out-of-warranty iPhone repairs. And it will only be available in the U.S. at first.
Today, Lenovo announced new Chromebooks, Windows 10 PCs, and displays aimed at the consumer market.
We already knew that the new, Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge won’t support the EPUB document format.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft's October hardware event, Windows 10, Microsoft on mobile, Xbox and Mixer, and much more.