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 December, 2015 Stories
Fans of Microsoft's Windows Live Writer---an ancient way to write blog posts---will be excited to hear that Microsoft has fulfilled is promise to open-source the classic Windows desktop application.
In one of the first high-profile tests of the universal app platform outside of Redmond, Uber has delivered a version of its app that works on Windows 10 PCs and tablets as well as phones.
Microsoft has lowered the price of all Xbox One models by $50 through December 26. That means you can get the core Xbox One console for just $299 now.
Windows phone zealots, prepare for a bit of bad news: the firm's Cortana personal digital assistant is now generally available on both Android and iOS.
Here are some tidbits from around the web: A possible combination of Vaio, Toshiba, and Fujitsu, the EU moves to digital content roaming, iOS 9.2, Mozilla kills Firefox OS.
Windows 10 Mobile 10586.29 just silently rolled out indiscriminately to new handsets almost as soon as it was released. How the heck did that happen?
Day 9 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals is here, and today's deal is pretty broad: Up to 40 percent off of select Dell PCs, displays, and other peripherals.
Google's controversial Surface knock-off, the Pixel C tablet, is now available for purchase for $500 and up, depending on the storage you choose.
An unknown source makes a wild claim: Microsoft's Surface outsold Apple's iPad in October. Well, when you look at online sales anyway. And just in the U.S.
Lots going on today, including a major Surface fail on MNF, how Band 2 estimates VO2 Max, Apple's iPhone 6S battery case, Star Wars game complaints, more.
On the 8th day of 12 Days of Deal, my true love gave to me, a Surface 3. With a $75 Microsoft Store gift code. Type Cover and Surface Pen sold separately.
Choosing a living room set top box can be trying for the Microsoft technology fan, and each of the best devices comes with its own set of pros and cons.
Dropbox announced today that it is shuttering its email and photo services in order to focus on its core cloud storage business.
This one seems kind of obvious, but Google this week is updating Google Calendar for Android and iOS to support to-dos and reminders for those to-dos.
The Windows Device Recovery Tool has been updated to support the Lumia 950/XL and 550. This is a must-have addition to any Windows phone user's toolbox.
15 long months after Microsoft made major changes to its Office 365 plans for SMBs. existing customers can finally switch to one of the new plans.
What else is going on in the (tech) world? Microsoft's remaining 12 Days Deals are leaked, Twitter looks back on 2015, and Spotify's free tier rankles some.
Earning barely a mention at the firm's October hardware event, the new entry-level Lumia 550 smart phone is now available in select markets, Microsoft says.
On the 7th day of Christmas---er, sorry, Deals---Microsoft offers up $250 in savings on the Acer Aspire F5 15-inch laptop. It's just $349, today only.
This year, Amazon has finally started playing to its strengths again, and the result is a new lineup of delightful and affordable Kindle HD tablets.
For day 6 of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals promotion, you have a nice choice of select Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, most of which are $20 to $30 off the normal price.
Microsoft has streamlined the Windows 10 Setup process so that it prompts the user much less than before. But in doing so, it sets some unwanted defaults.
Day 5 of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals provides lots of interesting options, with $70 to $500 off select Intel-powered Windows 10 PCs.
Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring can now obtain a new cumulative update to Windows 10 Mobile. And if you're using a new Lumia, you can get beta updates starting next week.
Microsoft now says it will not solve the endemic power management issues that have dogged Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 until early next year.
Microsoft will hold the next rendition of its developer-oriented Build conference from March 30 to April 1, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Here are some more tidbits from around the web: HP is abandoning low-end tablets, Apple open sources Swift, Microsoft ships Outlook add-on, and more.