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, 2022 Stories
Before getting started with any of the recovery tools included with Windows 11, you should consider creating a recovery drive that can be used to boot your PC into the Windows Recovery Environment.
Microsoft Edge lets you install web apps in Windows 11 alongside traditional desktop applications, Microsoft Store mobile apps, and other types of apps.
My three-node Eero Pro 6E Wi-Fi mesh system arrived today. The first thing I did was ask my wife, “how badly do you need to be online today?”
Happy Friday! Let’s get the weekend off to an early start with another blockbuster round of reader questions.
With Twitter teetering on the edge of collapse, it’s probably well past the time to download your archives. But try anyway.
I’d been waiting on Google’s Black Friday sale to pull the trigger on two personal technology upgrades, one long overdue. Here goes nothing.
Leo and Paul discuss Windows 11, Microsoft and the Bill Gates legacy, Microsoft 365, Surface, Qualcomm, and a metric ton of Xbox and gaming news.
Amazon announced that it was laying off an unknown number of employees just days after multiple reports suggested the number could be as high as 10,000.
The Windows App SDK 1.2 now supports creating widgets for Windows 11, more modern WinUI controls, and various reliability, stability, and performance improvements.
DuckDuckGo App Tracking Protection is now available to all Android users in open beta after a full year in private beta.
Web browser maker Vivaldi today announced its Mastodon instance, Vivaldi Social, as an open alternative to Twitter, the dying social network.
After an independent review found that its discrimination and harassment policies were lacking, Microsoft said today that it would accept its recommendations.
Video editing is notoriously difficult and time-consuming, but a startup called Descript says it has found a way to make it as easy as creating a document or spreadsheet.
Google announced today that over one dozen health and fitness apps on Android now support its Health Connect service for secure data sharing.
The attorneys general for 40 U.S. states announced today that Google will pay almost $400 million in fines related to user privacy abuses.
In today’s world of subscription offerings, a perpetual Office license, especially one with so many limits and none of the advantages of Microsoft 365, seems a bit out of touch. But hold on one second.
Because online shopping is such a common activity, Microsoft Edge includes a set of features that can help you save money while doing so.
Bowing to antitrust complaints, Google has rolled out the first implementation of user choice billing with Spotify for Android.
It’s been a few weeks since the last update, so here’s another peek at what’s happening with the Windows 11 Field Guide.
Microsoft today announced the availability of Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition, which features helicopters and gliders for the first time.
Happy 11/11, happy Friday, and happy Veteran’s Day! Let’s kick off the weekend a bit early with a great set of reader questions.
A new report in The Wall Street Journal says that Amazon’s Alexa devices unit posts an operating loss of $5 billion per year and could face significant cuts.
A unique Microsoft Edge feature called Collections helps you gather, save, and organize information about a specific topic as you access relevant content from multiple places on the web.
Microsoft Edge provides unique reading features like a Reader mode experience for web articles, comprehensive built-in PDF capabilities, and Read aloud.
Leo and Paul discuss Windows 11 usage, a new Insider Preview build, Microsoft 365 and its competitors, more earnings, .NET 7, Xbox, and much more.
Like so many software releases these days, the initial launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was woefully incomplete. But that's about to change.
GitHub announced several new features for enterprises and developers at its hybrid GitHub Universe event in San Francisco today.