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 October, 2015 Stories
Here’s what’s happening today: No delay for Xbox One's new dashboard, thoughts on the new iMacs, Apple's expiring antitrust oversight, and Twitter layoffs.
Microsoft is changing nothing with regards to software updates when it comes to updating its next smart phone OS, now called Windows 10 Mobile. But it's OK.
Yes, the HP Spectre x2 is a "tablet-first" 2-in-1 PC with a kickstand and a clip-on keyboard cover. But HP also offers improvements over Surface Pro.
The new HP Spectre x360 Limited Edition will take the already excellent "normal" version of the x360 and turn it up to 11 with a gorgeous new color scheme.
The Envy Note is an 8-inch Windows mini-tablet with a keyboard base that is larger than the tablet and provides a bottom-mounted clip-in area for traveling.
iHeartRadio will reportedly be the first outside service to be integrated into Microsoft's Groove Music, and will provided a key missing feature: live radio.
With the latest Insider build, Microsoft will now let customers enter a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 product key to activate Windows 10. This is a big change.
Microsoft markets Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book as premium devices, but they're missing a few forward-leaning features. And the most problematic is USB-C.
Here's what's happening today: Columbus Day, a book update, the real reason Dell bought EMC, and an Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows arrival date.
Here's what's happening today: Further proof that Android is the new Windows, and news of potential Xbox 360 game capability with Windows 10 PCs.
Until Microsoft makes its own set-top box or supports Groove and Movies & TV with apps for established solution, your options in the living room are limited
Here's what's happening today: Microsoft is selling the original Microsoft Band for just $99, so act fast, and OpenPlus 2 sales will be open to the public.
Here's what's happening today: Logmein is buying LastPass, and Microsoft will no longer make Lumia cases ... and that is just fine with me.
Just days after they were announced, you can now preorder the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Microsoft Band 2, with delivery expected later in October.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Andrew Zarian and I discussed Microsoft's big device event this week, the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, more.
There is some confusion about the new Lumia handsets and Microsoft's plans for distributing them. But the firm is simply doing what it said it would do.
Microsoft has finally come up with the right design for the new Surface Dock, which works with any Surface tablet that includes a SurfaceConnect port,
This episode of Windows Weekly came live from New York: Leo, Mary Jo and I break down all the announcements from Microsoft's epic Windows 10 devices event
Here's what's happening today: Skype apologizes (poorly), someone underestimates what Microsoft has just accomplished, and PS4 heads to the bargain bin.
I've been a Microsoft Band user since last year, and I've followed its software and services improvements with quite a bit of interest ever since.
Here's what (else) is happening today: Skype for Business expands on Office 365, a skewed look at the new Lumias, the Lumia 550, and thoughts about Office.
Microsoft tells that the camera that is common to the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL is the best camera that has ever shipped in a Lumia. That's good news.
With its new hardware, Microsoft is shooting for the high-end of the market. And in doing so, it is providing a much-missed sense of leadership.
Surface Pro 4 features a bigger screen, a thinner and lighter body, better RAM and storage options, improved pen and Type Cover, and Windows Hello options.
While it wasn't a complete surprise, Microsoft's new Surface Book takes the firm's tablet line into new territory with a unique 2-in-1 design.
I'm heading to Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event. Here's what (else) is happening today, including some thoughts about getting Groove in the living room.