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 May, 2019 Stories
Microsoft is rebooting the PowerToys, a set of system utilities that debuted alongside Windows 95, as open source projects on GitHub.
Chrome OS and the Chromebooks on which it runs are now sophisticated enough for web and Android developers, Google says.
Google had previously announced plans to bring Flutter, its cross-platform mobile development framework, to the web.
I’m plenty-busy here in Seattle for Microsoft Build, but I wanted to at least provide a quick rundown of today’s Google I/O announcements
Coincidental with the first day of its I/O conference today, Google launched Android Q Beta 3, adding a new system-wide dark theme and more.
After months of leaks, Google has made the Pixel 3a and 3a XL official. The new mid-range handsets start at $399.
Google announced today that there are now over 2.5 billion monthly active Android devices worldwide, up from 2 billion in 2017.
If you think Microsoft Build is boring, you’re missing the point. This isn’t a consumer press event. It’s a developer show.
Upset that Microsoft is no longer bringing window tabs to Windows 10? The new version of Groupy may be just what you need.
Samsung said today that it cannot predict when it will be able to ship its innovative Galaxy Fold smartphone.
If you caught yesterday’s Build 2019 keynote, you may have witnessed the awkwardness of a failed HoloLens 2 demo.
Thanks to mounting fears of Big Tech’s privacy invasions, the world is about to change. And Microsoft is poised to ride this wave to great success.
Future versions of Windows 10 will ship with a real Linux kernel that offers dramatically better WSL performance.
Amazon released a new version of its Alexa app for Windows 10 that runs in the background and enables hands-free use.
Google announced that it is launching a major design overhaul of Android Auto that will roll out to all compatible automobiles this summer.
The next .NET release after .NET Core 3 will be branded as .NET 5, with Microsoft finally combining classic .NET with the open source .NET Core into a single platform.
Today at its Build 2019 developer show, Microsoft announced several coming improvements to Windows 10.
It’s finally happening: The European Commission will investigate whether Apple is abusing its market power with the iPhone’s app store.
Microsoft announced that the new Chromium-based Edge web browser will offer Internet Explorer compatibility and other improvements.
Microsoft is hosting its Build 2019 developer conference this week in Seattle. And yes, Brad, Mary Jo, and I are here to cover the show.
The new version of Google Fi for iPhone now supports that platform’s visual voicemail functionality, a significant improvement.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft's quarterly earnings, Windows 10 1903 and 20H1, Microsoft's cloud, and much more.
I’m in Vancouver, British Columbia ahead of next week’s Build conference, so it’s no surprise that many are wondering about the show.
Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi said today that it sold 27.5 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2019.
The makers of the top-rated wellness app for iPhone have lashed out at Apple for removing it from the App Store.
Fitbit announced better-than-expected revenues for the quarter ending March 31 thanks to a 117 percent increase in smartwatch sales.
A new update to Windows 10’s Your Phone app lets you save your smartphone-based photos directly to the PC.