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 July, 2019 Stories
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss why Microsoft's partners are upset, Windows 10, non-Windows Microsoft news, and much, much more.
The iPhone will retain its huge notch until 2020, when versions with a much smaller notch---or no notch all---will finally arrive.
Andrew and Paul discuss Apple finally ditching its butterfly keyboard, the Galaxy Fold, Android notifications on Windows 10, and much more.
Say hello to C++, an object-oriented superset of C that is still one of the most popular programming languages in the world.
We’re only halfway through 2019, but I’ve already listened to some great new audiobooks plus a growing collection of serial podcasts.
Before moving past Visual Basic classic, let’s take a look at how Microsoft evolved VB through derivatives, one of which still exists today.
Today’s the day: As promised, Google is no longer automatically syncing photos between its Drive and Photos services.
Nintendo today announced a cheaper, smaller, and lighter version of its Switch video game console called Switch Lite.
And now, a brief interlude while we ponder the personal computing coulda, shoulda been, Microsoft and IBM’s OS/2.
Today, Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 68 for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and enterprise.
IBM announced today that it has closed its $34 billion acquisition of commercial open source pioneer Red Hat.
Microsoft has been cheapening its flagship Windows platform with advertising for many years. It's trying the same tactic now on Android, too.
The Google Store is hosting a summer sale with huge savings on Pixel 3/3XL, Google Nest Hub, Google Home Mini, and more.
Apple today released new beta versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 for both developers and its public beta testers.
OnePlus is starting to roll out OxygenOS 9.5.9 to the OnePlus 7 Pro, adding more camera and touch sensitivity improvements to its new flagship.
Today, Microsoft released the July 2019 Xbox Update, bringing new Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Skill for Alexa functionality to its consoles.
Google is reportedly looking at creating a fourth U.S. wireless carrier with Dish Network in the wake of an expected Sprint/T-Mobile merger.
As a young technology enthusiast, I despised Microsoft and its inability to innovate. And then something happened.
Steve Jobs was a magical asshole, and Bill Gates created a terrible Microsoft culture that he now regrets. Someone’s been reading Thurrott.com.
Visual Basic was instantly popular and its ease of use and suitability for application development helped drive Windows to new levels of market acceptance.
Visual Basic was the right tool at the right time, and it was everything that Windows API development was not: Easy, visual, and fun.
Last week, Microsoft began mysteriously teasing the first version of Windows on Twitter. Now we know why. It’s just a TV show tie-in.
While this article series focuses on Windows, Microsoft’s empire was initially built on an even shakier foundation: The BASIC programming language.
In researching the history of Microsoft Basic, I realized I had forgotten something: We need to look at "hello, world" in Microsoft Basic too!
Microsoft has quietly posted a new hub for all of its Insider programs called Microsoft Insiders.
Techcrunch is reporting that Corel has been acquired by private equity giant KKR for over $1 billion.
StudioMDHR announced today that it has delayed the release of Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course to 2020.