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 June, 2020 Stories
Microsoft has announced several new games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC by the middle of June.
As part of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft fixed a blocking issue that allows it to bring the May 2020 Update to some of its own computers.
While Pixel sales fell off a cliff in late 2019 because of the Pixel 4, the low-cost Pixel 3a helped saved the day, according to IDC.
While I still plan to wire Ethernet into my home office, I’m experimenting with Powerline networking in the furthest reaches of the house.
Amazon has sued Google to prevent a former Amazon executive from taking a job in the search giant’s Google Cloud business.
In two weeks, Apple will host WWDC 2020, and while the rumors have been flying in recent days, I see two key areas of opportunity for the firm.
Sonos today released the S2 version of its smart speaker OS and mobile app and renamed the legacy versions to S1.
A new report says that Huawei now considers itself in “a state of war” thanks to ever-more aggressive U.S. sanctions.
With pandemic emphasizing what’s really important, I thought this might be an interesting time to take another look at what I use every day.
Brave, which makes a privacy-focused web browser alternative, has been caught redirecting searches with affiliate links.
Apple will try to sidestep the economic impact of the pandemic by offering customers an easier way to buy its expensive products.
The Dell XPS 13 manages to fit a 13.4-inch display into a gorgeous and portable 11-inch form factor that is almost entirely devoid of compromises.
The U.S. states that are investigating Google for antitrust violations are leaning towards breaking up the firm, CNBC reports.
In an open letter to employees and customers, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that Microsoft would be made more diverse and inclusive.
Happy Friday! We have a metric ton of questions this week, and that seems like a fine way to kick off the weekend.
A new report claims that Huawei has stockpiled up to two years’ worth of critical U.S.-based chipsets and components.
Slack's revenues in the most recent quarter exploded 50 percent year-over-year to $201.7 million as it added a record 12,000 net new paid customers.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the great Windows 10 version 2004 drama of 2020, the great WinGet drama of 2020, and so much more.
It’s finally happening: Microsoft has begun automatically deploying the new Edge web browser to Windows 10 users via Windows Update.
Surface Go 2 is an interesting option for those in need of a secondary Windows 10 device. But you’ll want to carefully weigh the tradeoffs.
A proposed class-action lawsuit claims that Google has been tracking users even when Chrome is set for private browsing.
Brave, which makes an alternative Chromium-based web browser, now claims to have over 15 million monthly active users.
HP today announced a new generation of its OMEN and Pavilion gaming PCs and peripherals that will launch starting today.
15 years ago, I headed to Microsoft’s Red West campus to learn about MSN, Microsoft’s effort at the time to adapt to Internet time.
Following a similar IDC report, Gartner now says that smartphone sales fell by 20 percent in the first quarter thanks to COVID-19.
Google today announced the third Pixel feature drop, adding adaptive battery improvements, new safety features, and other improvements.
Samsung Access is a new subscription that ties a Galaxy S20 handset to premium support and a Microsoft 365 Personal account.