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 October, 2021 Stories
After seeing the WinUI spit shine that it gave to Paint in Windows 11, it is no surprise that Microsoft will give Notepad a similar update.
This week, Vivaldi upgraded its flagship desktop web browser to version 4.3, adding several useful new improvements.
Long the darling of the open-source crowd, Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has received some questionable updates in recent days.
With the release of Windows 11 and new Surface PCs this week, we can enjoy an epic set of reader questions and an early start to the weekend.
Microsoft is now testing a smooth scrolling feature for Excel for Windows and expects to bring it to the stable version of the app soon.
In a new report, Microsoft states that Russia is responsible for more nation-state cyberattacks than all other nations combined.
For the first time, I’ve weathered the transition from a desktop PC-based setup to a laptop. And I have a few observations.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the Windows 11 launch, a new generation of Surface PCs, Microsoft 365, Xbox, and much more.
Xbox will celebrate its 20th anniversary on November 15 and Microsoft is marking the milestone with some new hardware.
Windows 11 users who are understandably unhappy with the new Start menu now have a compelling new alternative from Stardock.
In an open letter, four of Google’s search rivals call on the EU to actually address the search giant’s dominance in a meaningful way.
The Netherlands antitrust authority has ruled that Apple’s in-app payment system requirements must be changed.
Japan's Fair Trade Commission announced that it is investigating Apple and Google for abusing their dominance in the smartphone market.
AMD revealed that customers are now experiencing a 3-15 percent performance hit when they upgrade to Windows 11. A fix is on the way.
Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2022 are now available with AI-powered improvements for photo and video editing and sharing.
In many ways, the new Signature Keyboard for Surface Pro 8 isn’t a major update when compared to Type Covers past.
Mozilla this week updated Firefox across desktop and mobile, and the firm revealed that the browser is coming to the Microsoft Store.
Amazon’s Twitch gaming service has been hacked, with the attacker leaking the service’s source code and user payout details.
Google has unveiled a new push in its sustainability initiative and has updated services like Maps, Nest, and Flights to support these efforts.
Microsoft’s Surface Slim Pen 2 resembles a carpenter’s pencil and it works even better when paired to Surface Pro 8.
The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is made of 20 percent recycled ocean plastic, and it comes in a 100 percent recycled box.
Well, it’s official: Google will announce the much-anticipated Pixel 6 family of handsets during a virtual event on October 19.
Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, announced new biometric authentication security keys today.
Google announced today that the 2nd-generation indoor, wired version of its Nest Cam is now available for purchase.
Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass titles that it will release across PC, console, and cloud in the first half of October.
Surface Pro 8 is exactly what fans wanted, with a larger display, Thunderbolt 4 compatibility, and superior smartpen capabilities.
OnePlus announced that it has released the first open beta of the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.