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 September, 2015 Stories
The ability of Safari in iOS 9 to block ads has caused quite a ruckus this week. But this is just part of an inevitable trend I've been describing for years.
Microsoft has released another Windows 10 build to Insiders on the Fast ring, and this one actually addresses a number of complaints that users have had.
Last week, I explained why Windows Store was Windows 10's biggest problem. This week, Microsoft defended Windows Store, and then promised to improve it.
Like most Windows phone fans, I was interested to hear what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's said about my favorite mobile platform this week at Dreamforce.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss the big Windows devices event in October, and a whole lot more.
Amazon this morning announced a new lineup of Fire tablets—include an entry-level version for just $50—plus new Fire TV models aimed at gamers and 4K video.
Microsoft has released an update to its OneNote mobile app that supports iOS 9 as well as features unique to the upcoming iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
This week, Microsoft has expanded the availability of its Send mobile app—which combines messaging with email—to both iPhone and Android, in preview.
Microsoft has announced a new system update for Xbox 360 that adds support for more cloud storage plus some other previously-announced features.
If you own a Surface tablet of any kind, know that Microsoft offers a downloadable recovery image which you can use to recover Surface to its original state
Microsoft announced today that Groove Music is now supported on Sonos. So you can now enjoy your own music on the high-end smart speaker solution.
Since June, I've been using various pre-release versions of iOS 9 on my iPhones, iPads and my iPod touch, and I upgraded to the final version last week.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss our expectations for Microsoft's October hardware announcements, and much, much more.
It's the long-overdue end of an era: This week Microsoft told the remaining few Zune users and Zune Pass subscribers that the ride is finally over.
Microsoft released a single firmware update for Surface Pro 3 today, but neglected to do so for all of the Surface and Surface Pro models.
While Skype has long supported emoticons and emojis, Microsoft is taking it to the next level by adding support for short animated video clips called Mojis.
It's been over a month, but Microsoft has finally shipped a new build of Windows 10 Mobile for phones to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. No, really.
In this second article in my series about performing a crapware-free clean install of Windows 10 on a new PC, I look at a critical step: Disaster recovery.
On October 6, 2015 Microsoft will finally unleash new Windows 10 hardware devices at a special media event in New York City. Here's what I expect.
Microsoft's mobile app buying binge shows no sign of slowing down, with the software giant recently acquiring the well-reviewed Echo Notification Lockscreen.
Microsoft posted Windows 10 Ready lists of current Windows phone handsets to its US and UK store sites, leaving off some handsets that it's still selling.
For all the excitement around the new iPhone 6S and iPad Pro, the new Apple TV was in fact the most momentous announcement at last week's Apple event.
Cyanogen's CEO said in an interview this week that his firm would integrate Microsoft's Cortana digital personal assistant into its version of Android.
Don't lament failed strategies like "Windows only" or "Windows first," because we're in a better place now called "Microsoft first." And it makes sense.
Yesterday, my custom-designed Moto X Pure Edition arrived, and I spent much of yesterday afternoon installing apps and otherwise moving to the new phone.
In November, Xbox One will be updated to include Xbox 360 game compatibility, a new Guide, a redesigned Dashboard, and a new Store. Oh, and Windows 10.
Apple will now sell you new iPhones on a curiously reasonable monthly plan. This should have a huge and positive impact on iPhone sales going forward.