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 June, 2019 Stories
I start the morning the same way every day: Wake up, drink coffee, and read the news. And then I start wrestling with spammers on Thurrott.com.
Though the firm rarely comments on it publicly, Google is known to be plotting an Android and Chrome OS replacement codenamed Fuchsia.
Microsoft has announced the four Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles coming to Game for Gold in July. The first two will be available by Monday.
Happy Friday! Here’s another great round of reader questions to carry us into the weekend, and into the end of June.
A new update to the Canary channel version of the new Microsoft Edge provides the long-awaited tracking protection feature. Here’s how to enable and use it.
The next Firefox for Android will provide a complete makeover of the mobile Firefox experience, Mozilla says.
OnePlus has done it again: The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the best smartphones in the market and an unparalleled value. There’s just one problem.
According to a new report, Windows 10 version 1903 is only installed on 6.3 percent of Windows 10 PCs out in the world.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss a new Microsoft/Android rumor, Bill Gates' biggest mistake, OneDrive improvements, Windows 10, and much more.
Andrew and Paul discuss rumors about a foldable Surface device that might run Android apps, Bill Gates' biggest mistake, and iPadOS.
A Windows-based take on “hello, world” neatly explains why Windows API programming was never going to take over the world.
Microsoft has emailed customers who purchased ebooks from its online store, alerting them that refunds will arrive in July.
Google is testing a Drive feature that will allow users to make any file type, and not just Docs, Sheets and Slides files, available offline from Chrome.
It's hard watching Microsoft’s former CEOs prostrate themselves and apologize for their previous misdeeds. Especially when they get it all wrong.
As you may have seen, Apple today released public betas for all of the platforms it announced at WWDC. Here’s a quick peek.
Microsoft says that a U.S. blacklisting of Huawei will not prevent it from supplying the firm’s PC with software updates going forward.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is the first ultra-low-cost computer board from the Raspberry Pi Foundation to offer truly PC-like performance. It’s time to turn it into a real PC.
The process of writing a Windows application with the native Windows API in the C programming language hasn’t changed a lot in the past 30+ years.
The original design of Windows was inexorably tied to that of the Intel x86 microprocessors on which it and MS-DOS ran. Yes, this is all IBM’s fault.
Happy Friday, and Happy First Day of Summer (at least here in the Northern hemisphere). Here’s another Ask Paul to get the weekend started.
Microsoft’s inability to communicate effectively is embarrassing. But it’s also a disservice to its customers. And it needs to be fixed.
Huawei sold a healthy 100 million smartphones in the first five months of 2019, by which time the U.S. blacklisting had taken effect.
Google has confirmed a new report claiming that it will not follow up its lackluster Pixel Slate. Google has exited the tablet market.
An interesting Microsoft post on Medium discusses the firm creates and publishes apps for the Android mobile platform.
The 15-inch version of Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 can now be purchased in a lower-end configuration with a Core i5 processor.
Despite its U.S. blacklisting, Huawei this week committed to delivering both security updates and Android system updates to its handsets.