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, 2021 Stories
Apple has made three changes to its App Store policies for developers related to an August settlement with U.S.-based developers.
As I noted in my Google Pixel 6 Pro Preview, eager would-be buyers of the new handset experienced horrific problems preordering them.
Happy Friday, and an early Happy Halloween, since I’ll be traveling next Friday, and this will be the final Ask Paul for October.
Earlier this month, we learned that AMD-based PCs that were upgraded to Windows 11 suffered from a 3-15 percent performance hit.
Intel reported that it earned a net income of $6.8 billion on revenues of $19.2 billion for the quarter ending September 30.
Microsoft announced today that the October update for Xbox is now available. Among the improvements is a 4K dashboard for Xbox Series X.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11, more Insider releases, several developer stories, Xbox, and much more.
Microsoft revealed today that it has finalized Windows 10 version 21H2 and will soon offer it to existing users.
Stardock has announced Fences 4, which provides new features, a refreshed user interface, and support for Windows 11.
Google revealed today that it will improve the functionality of YouTube Music for both paying and non-paying customers.
Unlike Apple, Google has seen the light: It is dramatically lowering the fees that it charges for subscription and media apps in its Play Store for Android.
This week, Microsoft released a new web-based version of its Visual Studio Code Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Next month, Microsoft will release Halo Infinite simultaneously on Xbox consoles and PC. And the PC version will have some advantages.
With Android app compatibility (sort of) appearing in pre-prelease versions of Windows 11 this week, I finally went hands-on.
Microsoft continues to confound our expectations and, frankly, common sense. Case in point, today’s Windows Insider release.
Microsoft this week published documentation for developers who wish to optimize their Android apps to run well in Windows 11.
Last year, Apple wowed me with iOS 14, a major visual and functional refresh of its increasingly creaky mobile OS. This year, it's Android 12.
As promised, I preordered a Google Pixel 6 Pro, and I added a Google case and 30-watt power adapter to the order as well.
At a virtual event today, Google formally launched the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, a new Pixel Pass subscription option, and much more.
As part of its ongoing push to eliminate Google from our daily web experiences, Brave is removing Google Search as its default search engine.
Microsoft continues to baby-step around the obvious, but it has officially deprecated the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
Following up an earlier report about Google expecting record sales of the Pixel 6 family, Nikkei Asia now adds some more data to the prediction.
When I’m at home, I use a professional podcasting rig that consists of a broadcast-quality microphone, a boom arm, and a USB audio interface.
To celebrate Xbox’s 20th anniversary next month, Microsoft will kick off three months of back-to-back Xbox Game Pass game launches.
My, how time flies: it’s already the second half of October, so Microsoft is here with another set of titles for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
At a virtual event today, Apple announced new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets.
Microsoft announced this past week that it will finally bring Minecraft to the PC versions of Xbox Game Pass.