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 August, 2015 Stories
Microsoft announced today that it has shipped very early preview versions of its Skype for Business app for both Android and iOS.
Windows 10 features yet another revamp to Microsoft’s parental controls functionality. Here's an explanation of the change, and why it happened.
Google’s Android One initiative was a disaster, so the search giant is starting over and will address the issues, which include halving the cost of phones.
OneDrive has released Shared Folder sync for all OneDrive users. So you can now sync folders that others have shared with you to your desktop PC or Mac.
Microsoft's Cortana app for Android--currently in private beta--now lets you replace Android’s ubiquitous Google Now feature with Cortana. Huzzah!
With Windows 10, Microsoft has streamlined the way you download and create Setup media, which may confuse some who are used to doing things the old way.
I’m not sure how I forget to mention this yet, but the Windows 10 wallpaper you’ve seen in all my recent articles is available for download in HD-plus glory.
We’re two-thirds of the way through this year’s home swap in Lyon, France. but after a hectic couple of weeks, things are starting to settle down.
While Cortana can be used for an amazing array of tasks using natural language, her ability to create reminders on the fly is perhaps one of the more useful.
Microsoft has announced with new and improved apps for both Apple Watch and Android Wear. The most interesting new app, perhaps, is Microsoft Translator.
While Windows 10’s Action Center is useful for notification management, it also displays quick actions for quickly accessing often-needed system settings.
Like any digital assistant, Cortana needs to get to know you a bit before she can be truly useful to you. Here’s how to get started configuring Cortana.
In Windows 8.1, you could electronically upgrade from Windows 8.1 Core to Windows 8.1 Pro. This capability is present in Windows 10 but in a different place.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the wild first week of Windows 10 and get some answers to our questions.
Just a week after the initial release of Windows 10, Microsoft has delivered the first major update to its latest OS, called Service Release 1 (SR1).
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it has taken Sway out of preview on the web, iPhone and iPad. Even more exciting, Sway is now available on Windows 10.
Windows 10 finally makes notifications useful, adding a notification center called Action Center that is used to access and manage missed notifications.
Microsoft announced an improved user interface and new features for what it is now calling Outlook on the web, the web version of Outlook in Office 365.
Microsoft has confirmed my previous reports that it would deliver digital video recording (DVR) capabilities to its Xbox One video game console soon.
Microsoft announced that it will deliver some new and improved keyboards and mice for Windows 10 in the fall with support for key Windows 10 features.
Microsoft’s latest Surface tablets—Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3—are now available with Windows 10 pre-bundled from the Microsoft Store.
Here is small collection of the very many Windows 10-oriented emails I’ve received in the past day or so. Yes, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
You can join the Windows Insiders program today and get and give feedback on new Windows 10 features and updates more quickly than the general public.
Microsoft Edge is powerful, fast and compatible, but lack a few IE features you may be used to. Here’s what you can do now to configure Edge to work better.
In Windows 10, Microsoft lets you pin Settings, Settings groups, and even individual settings to Start. But you can also pin Settings in other ways too.
Microsoft posted a coming soon page for Windows 10 Mobile which lists a small handful of Lumia smart phones that will be upgraded when the new OS ships.