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 April, 2021 Stories
Apple announced today that it is expanding its “Find My” services to third parties, starting with Belkin, Chipolo, and VanMoof next week.
All signs are pointing to a virtual Surface event sometime soon, and now Microsoft’s support website notes the existence of Surface Laptop 4.
In 2017, Microsoft announced that it was going to move Microsoft Paint into the Microsoft Store so that it could be updated more frequently.
While most people associate Java and maybe Kotlin with Android, the low-level parts of the mobile OS are written in C and C++.
This is a bit earlier than usual, but Microsoft today announced several new titles that will come to Xbox Game Pass in the middle part of April.
This is when a review gets personal, when my mind narrows from its focus on the greater user base to what kinds of problems the product might solve for me.
Powered by Intel Evo, the Razer Book 13 is a premium Ultrabook from an unexpected source that seriously challenges the Dell XPS 13.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Google v. Oracle and sided 6-2 with the online giant in determining that its copying of Java code constitutes fair use.
Well, it’s finally happened: Bowing to the inevitable, LG this morning announced that it is exiting the smartphone business.
What a difference a pandemic makes: With our vaccinations scheduled, we’ve started plotting some long-delayed travel.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano takes the notion of a thin and light Ultrabook to a new extreme, and I mean that in a good way.
Google notified customers of its Google Wifi and Nest Wifi systems that it is moving management of these products to the Google Home app.
After pioneering custom silicon in previous Pixel models, Google could ship its own mobile microprocessor as soon as this year in the Pixel 6.
Microsoft has had a change of heart after previously announcing that it would open its offices to employees by July.
Apple announced today that it is expanding the available games in Apple Arcade by adding older App Store games to the subscription.
Happy Friday, and Happy Easter if you’re celebrating. Let’s get the weekend off to an early start with the first Ask Paul for April 2021.
Announced on March 23, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are now available for purchase, with a starting price of $729 in the U.S.
Long-time PlayStation exclusive “MLB The Show” is coming to Xbox consoles and, it turns out, Xbox Game Pass including Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss a possible Microsoft consumer push, Project Reunion 0.5, Windows 10 version 20H2, Cortana off of mobile, Xbox, and much more.
Kensington recently announced its VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key, which lets you add Windows Hello fingerprint recognition to any Windows 10 PC.
Opera today announced the availability of the first M1-native version of its flagship browser, and it’s claiming that it’s two times faster than the previous version.
Amazon isn’t buying into the work-from-home future and it expects all of its employees to return to the office by this fall, with some coming back in the summer.
Google announced today that it will welcome some employees back to its offices in April with a full reopening set for September.
Microsoft announced today that it has received a contract worth up to $21.88 billion over ten years to build 120,000 custom HoloLens headsets for the U.S. Army.
Following through on its July 2020 announcement, Microsoft has ended support for the Cortana app on Android and iPhone.
Xbox Cloud Gaming---formerly called Project xCloud---now provides access to 16 OG Xbox and Xbox 360 games to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
Huawei reported overall growth in 2020, but its consumer business was hit particularly hard by U.S. sanctions, and most of its growth came from China.