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, 2021 Stories
Yesterday, I prepared my M1-based Mac Mini for return to Apple and was reminded of how terrible this process is on Apple’s desktop platform.
I always keep at least one modern Mac on hand for testing purposes. But it’s clear that the M1-based Mac Mini should not be that Mac.
Happy Friday, and welcome to the first Ask Paul of 2021. Let’s get the weekend, and the new year, off to an early start with some great reader questions.
Roku has purchased the content previously owned by failed streaming video startup Quibi for less than $100 million and will make it available to customers for free.
Microsoft denied a rumor claiming that Xbox controllers still come with Duracell AA batteries because of a “constant agreement” with that firm.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows 10 rumors and hopes, Microsoft's two mulligans, Azure MDC, Hackgate, tons of Xbox news, and so much more.
With its temporary mix of advanced features and limitations, the Parallels Desktop technical preview for M1-based Macs provides a tantalizing glimpse at the future.
Microsoft is giving Windows 10 users yet another feature they can disable until it's discontinued in a few years: A news and interests feed on the taskbar. Someone didn't get the memo.
Apple’s well-trained customer base showed up as expected in the wake of Christmas 2020, spending $1.8 billion on App Store purchases that week alone.
Roku announced today that it surpassed the 50 million active user milestone before the end of 2020, with a total of 58.7 billion streaming hours last year.
Microsoft enthusiasts have had a lot to complain about over the past several years. But it looks like the firm may finally address two of the bigger issues.
Responding to customer complaints about connectivity issues with the new Xbox Wireless Controller, Microsoft says it will fix the problem.
Apple’s new M1-based Mac Mini has held up well in early testing, with excellent software and hardware compatibility and performance. Well, with one exception.
Microsoft announced this morning that several new game titles will be coming to Xbox Game Pass during the first half of 2021.
Qualcomm announced that CEO Steve Mollenkopf will retire from the firm in June. He will be replaced by current Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon.
The new M1-based Mac Mini arrives in a form factor that is identical to its predecessor but with fewer expansion ports and dramatically different internals.
You can add Discovery+ to the long and growing list of video streaming services that you can now pay for each and every month.
Acknowledging that it has done a poor job of getting new consoles into customers’ hands, Microsoft this past week said that it was pressing AMD for more silicon.
Some users are reporting that the stable version of Microsoft Edge can now sync browser history and open tabs between PCs and devices.
A Microsoft job posting confirms that the software giant has big plans to overall the Windows 10 user experience in the coming year.
My approach to file management has evolved over the years, guided by both my own special form of OCD and by major improvements to cloud-based storage services.
After posting my overview of Google Stadia, I realized that I hadn’t tested a key usage configuration. And to my surprise, it’s the best one yet.
Microsoft admitted last night that hackers gained more access to its internal infrastructure than previously thought. But it’s not as serious as you might expect.
Happy, um, Thursday. No, Happy New Year! In this special lightning-round of Ask Paul, I tackle some of the questions we didn’t get to in this week’s AMA.
Gazelle revealed to customers this week that starting in about a month, it will no longer allow them to trade-in their devices via the mail.
Amazon announced this week that it is purchasing award-winning podcast studio Wondery for an undisclosed sum that is likely north of $300 million.