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
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.
The HP Chromebook x2 11 is an 11-inch Chrome OS tablet PC that offers an interesting blend of entertainment and productivity.
It looks like I’m not the only one complaining about bloatware in Microsoft Edge: Microsoft’s customers are pushing back too.
At its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, Qualcomm announced the successor to the Snapdragon 888, which comes with new branding.
Amazon said that it saw record-breaking sales during the Black Friday period, including Cyber Monday. And some sales are ongoing.
The redesigned Paint app for Windows 11 is terrible, but Microsoft is apparently working to make it a little bit better. Just a little bit.
Thanks to some Amazon gift cards and the Black Friday sale, I’ve upgraded my more mobile computing setup pretty significantly. Here’s a quick peek.
Microsoft will bring an Xbox Cloud Gaming feature called Clarity Boost to its Microsoft Edge web browser in the coming months.
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has resigned from the firm after a 16-year run. He was replaced by Parag Agrawal, the former CTO.
The latest report from AdDuplex shows that Windows 11 has been installed on almost 9 percent of PCs out in the world.
Google today revealed its favorite apps and games across phones, tablets, wearables, and Google TV from the Play Store in 2021.
Spotify confirmed this weekend that it is retiring the Car View feature of its mobile app, which made it easier to use while driving.
Like many of you, I pay attention to the Black Friday deals on personal technology every year. But this time is a bit different.
Google has agreed to create its upcoming Privacy Sandbox “with regulatory oversight and input” from the UK CMA.