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 December, 2021 Stories
Stardock announced that Fences 4 is now available for Windows 10 and 11 with a Windows 11-style UI and a new Peek feature.
Amazon’s new health tracker is now available, offering a choice of bands and a full year of the Halo subscription membership for $79.99.
After completely screwing up Paint with a horrible Dark Mode-averse update, Microsoft is going after Notepad in Windows 11 too.
Mozilla has announced the immediate availability of Firefox 95, which adds a security feature called RLBox across all platforms.
Next week, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users will get a massive system update that addresses many of the complaints about the devices.
Well, it took long enough, but Microsoft is finally testing native OneDrive clients on Windows on ARM and M1-based Macs.
Since publishing my preview of the Halo Infinite campaign, I’ve played a bit deeper into the game, so here are some additional screenshots to enjoy.
Those with Pixel 3a and newer Pixels have a new Feature Drop to enjoy. And it’s the first one to add new features to the Pixel 6 series.
After lurching into uncomfortable territory in the two most recent installments of the series, Halo and Master Chief are back, and in fine form.
Bloomberg reports something we’ve long suspected, that Sony will use some in-house DNA to better take on Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Microsoft has explicitly confirmed that it probably will not wait for the next major version of Windows 11 to fix the many problems with this OS.
Given the news this past week, I’m not surprised to see where your heads are at. So here’s some great questions to kick off the weekend.
Google has again postponed the date that it expects workers to return to the office. But this time, it isn’t offering a new return date.
With bad news at Microsoft Edge arriving almost daily, many were ready to give up on Microsoft’s web browser. But here’s a bit of good news.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today sued to block Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of chip designer Arm, citing competitive concerns.
Xbox touch controls are now available on over 100 Xbox Cloud Gaming titles, and they’re used by over 20 percent of gamers, Microsoft says.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul Edgegate, Microsoft Teams Essentials, Windows 11, and Xbox, and we take a bunch of listener questions.
Microsoft announced Teams Essentials yesterday, and it seems like a great deal at just $4 per month per user. But the firm offers an even better deal.
Apple today announced its 2021 App Store Award winners across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Apple Arcade.
Vivaldi has announced the latest major update to its flagship web browser on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android.
The old joke is that Microsoft Edge, like Internet Explorer before it, is only used once by most users, to download Google Chrome. But it’s no joke.
While the world waits for Qualcomm’s NUVIA acquisition to bear fruit, the chipset maker will foist another minor upgrade on PC users.
In October, Astropad released Luna Display 5.0, which lets Mac and Windows users use an iPad as a secondary display.
Windows 11 was released in an unfinished state back in October, and one of the key complaints was the new Start menu.
As it does every so often, Google today announced a variety of new Android features that aren’t part of a version upgrade of Pixel feature drop.
Microsoft will offer a standalone version of Teams for small businesses, called Teams Essentials, for $4 per user per month.
Today, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass titles that will be coming to PC, console, and cloud in the first half of December.