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 January, 2020 Stories
Today, we implement the Replace, Replace All, and Go To commands, improve the fit and finish, and change the application name.
With Windows 7’s support end-of-life just days away, I find myself thinking about Windows 10, not Windows 7.
Privacy International is asking Google to stop bundling apps in Android that cannot be uninstalled, creating privacy and security issues.
In this quick sidetrack, I make a few changes in anticipation of the final branding of our Notepad clone. NotepadWF isn’t going to cut it.
Happy Friday! Here’s a nicely diverse range of reader questions to round out this past week.
A report in The Guardian claims that Skype and Cortana audio was accessed by workers in China with “no security measures.”
Microsoft is deprecating its Windows Store for Business and Windows Store for Education, another major step back from its original app store strategy.
According to Neilsen, music streaming services grew 30 percent in the U.S. last year and hit one trillion streams for the first time.
Mozilla's release of Firefox 72 this week was somewhat dampened by the fact that it includes a patch for a 0-day vulnerability in the browser.
With Windows 7 still in use by 500 million people, Google has pledged to support Chrome on that platform past its support EOL.
A reader has graciously pointed me in the right direction towards solving some of the more vexing issues with this project.
The recently re-released versions of DOOM and DOOM II have been updated to support 60 FPS and many more new features.
Google has announced the results of its EU search choice screen auction for Android. And Bing came in dead last.
Mikah, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows in 2020, Microsoft in the 2010s, CES 2020, the Windows 7 end game, and much more.
Chrome 80---and, presumably, all Chromium-based browsers---will display much less annoying site notifications.
Samsung president and CEO Koh Dong-jin said at CES this week that Samsung has sold 400,000 to 500,000 Galaxy Folds.
There’s a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build available for testers in the Fast ring, so there’s no way to know if any of this is real.
Apple today said that its Services business grew dramatically in 2019, but it offered little in the way of hard numbers.
Andrew and Paul discuss CES 2020, Sony's first car, new laptops from HP and other PC makers, and Apple's rumored iPhone SE 2.
With Chromebook sales stagnating, Intel is partnering with Google to bring more premium Chromebooks to market.
Google has made minor but crucial changes to its security disclosure policy after years of complaints from rivals.
Two months after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Google’s appeal in the Java case, the search giant filed its opening brief.
This series isn’t about installing and configuring Windows 7 here in 2020. It’s about using it, as 500 million other people are doing.
Microsoft has revealed which games are coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC and console in the first half of January.
Following in the footsteps of the leading smartphone makers, OnePlus today introduced a new feature called Optimized Charging.
I finally got Windows 7 successfully installed on my old NUC, so I’m able to move to this aging OS fulltime now. I think.
Amazon has announced a major new milestone for Fire TV as it expands the technology to in-car entertainment and more.