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 November, 2015 Stories
In my experience the real-world battery life of Microsoft Band 2 is 24 hours or less if you use the GPS. So my advice is to charge it every day if possible.
Here's what else is happening today: Halo 5 hits $400 million in first week, Microsoft introduces the team behind Arrow, Google knifes Samsung, and more.
Looking at a new Surface? The Microsoft Store is now offering a Surface trade-in program that can net you up to $700 towards the purchase of a new Surface.
Microsoft this week enabled the ability to share web articles via Skype. mimicking similar functionality for Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
It's going to take me a while to really process Microsoft's unexpected decision to completely hobble its OneDrive cloud storage service. Here's where I'm at.
Firefox 42 is now available, adding tracking protection and tab audio indicators on Windows. And Firefox on Android offers some other new features too.
Here's what else is happening today. An end date for Windows 7 PCs, an Amazon book store, Activision buy Candy Crush, and Blackberry's first Android phone.
Google vice president of design Matias Duarte triggered a bunch of coverage yesterday when he criticized Windows 10. I have a few thoughts about this clown.
Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for OneDrive, Microsoft revealed that it will significantly defang its cloud storage options for consumers.
Google today said that Chrome OS was "here to stay" and that it has "no plan to phase out Chrome OS." But that's not quite a refutation of a WSJ report.
This month's Xbox 360 games are also guaranteed to work on Xbox One in compatibility mode, so Xbox One users are actually getting four free games.
You can charge your Surface Book using the power adapter that came with the device, or with Surface Dock. But you can't use previous Surface Pro chargers.
The Yoga 900 introduces a new naming convention for Lenovo's excellent 2-in-1 lineup, but it also marks a return to form from a processor perspective.
If want to game wirelessly on Windows 10 using Microsoft's top-notch controller, the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows is pretty much your only choice.
Microsoft has released an update to its web-based Windows App Studio tool that supports Windows 10, letting you build apps with no or minimal code.
Here's what else is happening today: A great use of Microsoft Sway, Microsoft's Band problem, getting Black Ops III on launch day, and Bond. James Bond.
Surface Book does not behave like other 2-in-1s and let you access Tablet mode when you detach its keyboard base. Fortunately, you can easily fix this.
I have high hopes for the new Apple TV. But my first impressions are a bit mixed, as this device is still incomplete and only a minor step forward.
Surface Book ships with the new Surface Pen, which lets you swap out the Pen tip with your choice of tips courtesy of the new Surface Pen Tip Kit.
Surface Book doesn't have dedicated screen brightness keys. But it does support this functionality via secret keyboard shortcuts, and they work great.
Because of Surface Book's Pen capabilities, context menus open to the left of the mouse cursor. If you find this annoying, you can change this behavior.
Once you get your new Microsoft Band 2 home and sync it up with your smart phone for the first time, the next step is to customize it. Here's how you do so.
The excellent Work & Play bundle is back, providing an inexpensive way to acquire one year of multiple Microsoft services all in a single purchase.
Google may finally be moving towards a more cohesive mobile OS strategy: It will reportedly combine Android and Chrome OS into a single mobile OS.
Today, Microsoft announced a number of changes that it says will make it easier for consumers to upgrade for free to Windows 10. Some are controversial.
Today, the Office team revealed various enhancements coming to Office across multiple platforms, including Mac, iOS, Android and the web.