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, 2022 Stories
Over a month after Google promised to fix a sweeping set of issues with the Pixel 6 series handsets, it has a new release date scheduled for the update.
Microsoft had to deliver on its sweeping promises for .NET and a new generation of Windows. It would fail on both counts.
While most of Microsoft’s public .NET pronouncements involved web services, .NET also brought a major upgrade to Windows app development.
Microsoft announced that it will review the effectiveness of its sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies.
Not sure why this is news per se, but Microsoft confirmed this week that it stopped making Xbox One consoles over a year ago.
PC makers sold 344.3 million PCs in 2021, a gain of 16 percent over the previous year, marking the third consecutive year of growth.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss new Windows 11 builds, Start 11, the race to AR/XR, Microsoft, new Surface PCs, xbox, and much more.
In 2000, Microsoft was working to modernize Visual Basic for the .NET era and make its capabilities available to C# as well.
The latest build of Windows 11 previews several new features, including a new calling experience for the Your Phone app.
Stardock today released Start11 v1.1 for Windows 10/11 with support for folders, app icon configuration and other new features.
Niko Partners reported this week that Microsoft has now sold over 12 million Xbox Series X and S consoles despite global supply chain issues.
Sony confirmed this week that it will continue making its previous-generation PlayStation 4 console through the end of 2022.
Mozilla today released the latest version of its flagship web browser, Firefox 96, adding several new features and fixes.
With .NET 6 now available, I’ve been looking over the four versions of .NETpad that I created a few years back to see how they can be modernized.
Linux Mint announced that it will keep Mozilla Firefox as its distribution’s default web browser, but with some major changes.
Google went public this week with its frustration over one of Apple’s strongest ecosystem lock-in strategies: the blue and green bubbles in iMessage.
Apple now has over 745 million paid subscriptions with its App Store delivering over $60 billion in revenues in 2021.
Having missed its self-imposed 2021 deadline for a lossless tier of its music service, Spotify now says it has no idea when it will be ready.
Microsoft planned to release Whistler and Blackcomb back-to-back to usher in the .NET era and rebrand Windows to Windows.NET.
Most modern smartphones now support dual SIM capabilities that let you call and text with two phone numbers while accessing one cellular data network.
Happy New everyone! Here is our first Ask Paul of 2022 so we can kick off the weekend early with some great reader questions.
To wrap up my early preview of the exciting HP Elite Dragonfly G3, here’s my quick take on the look and feel, plus some HP-supplied specifications.
Google’s Android TV and Google TV devices experienced strong growth in 2022, with over 110 million monthly active devices.
Google alerted customers that it will remove features from its smart speakers and displays because they infringe on Sonos patents.
The Elite Dragonfly G3 is the most exciting of HP’s many CES announcements this past week, and the firm sent me an early sample to test out.
The ITC ruled today that Google cannot import phones, laptops, or speakers into the United States because they violate five Sonos patents.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul ring in the New Year with a look at the CES chipset, PC, and phone announcements, plus more Microsoft and Xbox news.