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 September, 2015 Stories
In a big day that was partially ruined by leaks, Google announced two new Nexus-branded Android handsets, a new Pixel C tablet, and new Chromecast devices.
HP this morning announced a number of new Windows 10-based PCs for the business market, including new all-in-ones, towers, desktops, and SFF designs.
To help customers get quickly up to speed on the new Office releases, Microsoft this week shipped sets of free Quick Start Guides for Office 2016.
Microsoft this week updated its Windows Phone Recovery Tool, renaming it to Windows Device Recovery Tool and adding support for the HTC 8X.
Today, Microsoft finally took up its own defense. And as you might expect, it says that Windows 10 does not violate your privacy.
In using iPhone 6S Plus more, I've identified a few more features that I think will prove problematic for Microsoft to overcome with its coming new Lumias.
I picked up an iPhone 6S Plus, but for now I'd like to focus on the challenge the new iPhones pose to Microsoft, Lumia, and Windows phones in general.
A major leak from an internal Microsoft presentation has confirmed previous rumors about Microsoft's coming flagship handsets and other expected hardware.
Microsoft explains how it will segregate the market for Windows 10 Mobile handsets into three focus areas: Value phones, premium phones and value phablets.
It should come as no surprise that iPad Pro owners will need an Office 365 subscription to get the full functionality of Microsoft Office Mobile apps.
Here is a final peek at what Windows phone usage looks like after a year of low-end handsets. The good news? Multiple new handsets are now being tested.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the Office 2016 launch, the Skype outage, Windows 10 news, and more.
An anonymous tipster has sent me what appears to be internal Microsoft plans for packaging mid-range and high-end Lumia handsets for businesses.
Google has announced it will improve its Gmail email service with two very useful features, block and unsubscribe, on both the web and mobile clients.
I received some interesting advice several months back: Instead of just using the services that come with Windows, we should use services that work better.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss this week's Skype outage and ponder a future without--or with less--technology.
It's Crazy Eddie time, folks: Users running Windows 10 with Office 2010 can now purchase a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal for 50 percent off.
Motorola's new smart watch, the Moto 360, comes in a wide range of style and size choices. My review unit arrived today and I've paired it with my Moto X.
Today marks the general availability of Office 2016 for Windows, a suite of desktop applications that pushes Microsoft's vision for PC-based productivity.
Microsoft has announced that the "new Xbox One experience"--i.e. the update that includes Windows 10--has begun rolling out to the Xbox Preview Program.
Sonos added Microsoft Groove support to its line of well-regarded, Wi-Fi-connected smart speakers. This was my cue to see how they work together.
I'm excited by the pace at which Microsoft has improved Windows 10 since its initial release. This new strategy of keeping Windows evergreen is paying off.
The ability of Safari in iOS 9 to block ads has caused quite a ruckus this week. But this is just part of an inevitable trend I've been describing for years.
Microsoft has released another Windows 10 build to Insiders on the Fast ring, and this one actually addresses a number of complaints that users have had.
Last week, I explained why Windows Store was Windows 10's biggest problem. This week, Microsoft defended Windows Store, and then promised to improve it.
Like most Windows phone fans, I was interested to hear what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's said about my favorite mobile platform this week at Dreamforce.