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 July, 2021 Stories
It’s the Ides of July, or something, so let’s kick off the weekend early again with another great set of reader questions.
Yes, Windows 11 is the new hotness, but Microsoft will still issue another version of Windows 10 this year too.
Anyone looking for a Nintendo Switch-like portable gaming PC will want to check out the Steam Deck, which will cost $400 and up.
Back in March, Microsoft announced that it would move its Edge web browser from a 6-week release cycle to a 4-week release cycle.
The ASUS ExpertBook is billed as the world’s lightest 14-inch business-class laptop, and it makes a strong case with its 1.94-pound curb weight.
Microsoft has released the third official build of Windows 11 and, sure enough, the major build number is unchanged and it brings only a handful of small refinements.
It’s unclear why I had to wait so long to get the Office Visual Refresh, but it has finally arrived, so here’s a quick peek at the changes it brings.
Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows 365 (Cloud PC), more Windows 11 handwringing, and much more.
Citing ongoing component shortages, OnePlus admitted that it won’t be bringing the base model OnePlus 9 Pro to the U.S. or Canada.
Today, Google announced the immediate availability of Android 12 Beta 3, which ships with the final API versions for developers.
Microsoft is branding its Cloud PC service as Windows 365 and will offer it to commercial customers starting in early August.
LG announced today that Amazon Alexa is coming to a wide range of third-party smart TVs that are built on its webOS TV platform.
As part of its virtual Google for Games Developer Summit, Google today announced dramatically better financial terms for game developers.
Microsoft’s Xbox Family Settings app has been updated to support a way to manage how your children spend money on the Xbox service.
Mozilla Firefox 90 supports background updating, HTTPS-only exceptions, Print to PDF improvements, and private browsing improvements.
France fined $593 million for ignoring a 2020 ruling that requires the search giant to reach a fair deal with French news sources from which it stole content.
As expected, PC sales growth is slowing dramatically as the global pandemic winds down, with PC makers selling 77.6 million units in Q2 2021.
While it’s not too late for Microsoft to avoid disaster, I feel like it’s going to fall into the same old trap of trying to please everyone with Windows 11.
As part of its Google for Games Developer Summit 2021 event, Google today announced the release of the Android Game Development Kit.
Google’s consumer and commercial customers will soon transition to a new Google Drive sync client for Windows and Mac.
A Reuters report says that Google will try to overturn a 2018 EU antitrust ruling against Android this September.
Microsoft announced this morning that it will acquire RiskIQ, which makes threat intelligence and attack surface management solutions.
The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is a business-class convertible laptop with a 14-inch IPS display, modern components, and a nice mix of expansion ports.
Like Snap Layouts, Snap Groups is a new Windows 11 feature that builds on the Snap capability we’ve been using in Windows for years.
Happy Friday! It’s been another slog despite the short week here in the U.S., so let’s get the weekend started early with some great reader questions.
The HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 is an entry-level mobile workstation aimed at technical and creative managers, STEAM students, and product designers.
Microsoft has issued its second public build of Windows 11, but it only adds a few minor changes.