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 January, 2020 Stories
Happy Friday, and Happy New Year! Here’s the first Ask Paul of 2020, with another great set of questions from readers.
Confirming recent rumors, Samsung today officially unveiled the more affordable Galaxy S10 Lite and Note10 Lite.
Google has temporarily disabled Xiaomi’s access to its Assistant and Home and Nest devices after a security breach.
Samsung announced today that it sold nearly 7 million 5G-capable Galaxy smartphones in 2019, an impressive figure.
With several hundred Windows Updates finally complete, my nostalgic trip back in time with Windows 7 can continue. Up next: Applications.
Originally called COOL, for C++ Object-Oriented Language, this new language would very closely resemble Java.
With just two weeks left on the meter, I decided to return to Windows 7 so that I could ride it out into its final sweet sleep.
Samsung isn’t the only PC maker preempting CES: Dell has announced a thinner new version of its XPS 13 laptop today as well.
In a bid to steal some thunder from rival PC makers, Samsung has announced a new Galaxy Book Flex ahead of CES.
Here’s a look back at the audiobooks and podcasts---especially podcast serials---that I enjoyed in the second half of 2019.
Huawei’s two biggest businesses grew at a healthy clip in 2019 despite a U.S. blacklisting, but the firm warned of a “difficult” 2020.
A new generation of game streaming services arrived in 2019, but their true impact won’t be known for some time to come.
Our quick and dirty Auto Save functionality was perhaps a bit too quick and too dirty. So here are some improvements.
As I struggle to duplicate some of Notepad’s more complex features, I was reminded that Notepad itself has changed a lot over the years.
Here in the weird interim between Christmas and New Year’s is an Ask Paul to end the week … and the year!
It’s finally happening! Thanks to Microsoft’s Chris Capossela, we have some exciting Surface hardware to give away today.
As I continue to put off the really hard bits, here’s how to change the icon and add a quick and dirty auto-save feature.
Anders Hejlsberg has been doing the impossible since his first foray into programming language and compiler design in 1980.
Vivaldi is another great web browser that should be part of the conversation about the move away from Google Chrome.
Thanks to Chris Capossela, we are giving away some Microsoft hardware devices and software. Here's round two, for 10 Office 365 Home product keys.
This time, we’re going to clean up some code, fix some bugs, and see whether a context menu can improve the app.
If you’re a PC gamer, you must know about the incredible free games that Epic Games Store regularly offers.
With Christmas right around the corner, things are starting to wind down here. But first, a final Ask Paul before the holidays.
We’ve got almost two weeks to go before January, but Microsoft has already revealed its next Games for Gold titles.
Google announced this week that it has improved the offline translation capabilities of its Translate mobile app.
As part of its partnership in the Connected Home over IP alliance, Apple said that it would open-source some of HomeKit.
Thanks to Microsoft’s Chris Capossela and Windows Weekly, we are giving away 10 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate product keys!