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 July, 2020 Stories
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft closing its retail stores, further reflections on last week's Apple news, Windows, Edge, Microsoft 365, and more.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, the Lenovo Flex 5G is the world’s first 5G PC, and it promises up to 24 hours of battery life.
Yesterday, Microsoft gave some hope to those who worry it can’t design a nice user experience. It’s time for a bit of perspective.
Microsoft today announced a sweeping set of improvements to its OneDrive cloud storage service for consumers and businesses.
Delivering on its promise to bring extensibility to the Xbox Game Bar, Microsoft has added support for a store and third-party widgets.
Microsoft’s Power Automate platform helps you create automated workflows that react to events in multiple apps and services.
Today, Microsoft unveiled the games that subscribers to Xbox Game Pass for console and PC can expect in the first half of July.
Spotify has added a Premium Duo Subscription for couples in 55 markets, complementing its individual and Family plans.
With no real hits in its game service collection, Apple is shifting its strategy for the Arcade service in an effort to retain subscribers.
Four weeks after Microsoft began automatically deploying Edge via Windows Update, it is updating its plans to roll it out further.
In an effort to combat the economic impact of COVID-19, Microsoft is launching a global initiative aimed at digital skills learning.
The latest version of Windows 10, called 2004, is now in use on 7 percent of Windows 10-based PCs out in the world, according to AdDuplex.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today that its CodeGuru toolset for web developers is now generally available.
An Amazon Prime Video app is now available for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store. It’s virtually identical to the web experience.
Two separate reports state that Microsoft has stopped advertising on Facebook’s services because it publishes hate speech and misinformation.
Two weeks after it announced the change, Microsoft is switching the Windows Insider program from rings to channels today.
Early Apple silicon benchmarks have leaked online as expected. And it’s really bad news for fans of Surface Pro X and Windows 10 on ARM.
Mixer co-founder Matt Salsamendi said in an interview this weekend that he agrees with Microsoft’s decision to shut down the service.
On August 23, 2012, I attended the launch of the first Boston-area Microsoft retail store. Here are the photos I took that day.
Microsoft has quietly released a new utility called Windows File Recovery for Windows 10 version 2004 or newer.
We're seeing a lot of self-doubt in the Windows community in the wake of Apple’s blockbuster Mac revelations this past week. But we're going to be fine.
With Windows 10 version 2004, Microsoft is removing a key perk of Windows 10 Pro or better: The ability to defer updates up to 365 days.
Happy Friday! Not surprisingly, this week’s Apple announcements have triggered a wave of questions. So let’s dive right in.
Microsoft announced today that it will permanently close all of its retail stores and reassign those employees to other locations.
Based on my first experiences using Power Apps, I can already see that it’s possible to build sophisticated apps with literally no code. And that is blowing my mind.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss this week's Apple's announcements, Microsoft 365, Xbox, and so much more.
Google has announced a major redesign of Google Photos that will roll out to the mobile apps over the next week.