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 April, 2022 Stories
Microsoft has historically cherry-picked the data it chooses to share with the public at each earnings announcement, and this past quarter was no different.
Google parent company Alphabet announced that it earned a net income of $16.4 billion on revenues of $68 billion in the quarter ending March 31.
Microsoft announced today that it earned a net income was $16.7 billion on revenues of $49.4 billion in the quarter ending March 31.
A U.S. Pentagon oversight body now expects the U.S. Army to “waste” nearly $20 billion on its HoloLens project, IVAS.
Google today announced the release of Android 13 Beta 1, which adds new features for developers and, one hopes, for end users too.
Clipchamp for Windows 10 and 11 is a surprisingly capable video editor and should offer all of the features most users need.
When pushed on its Windows 8 design decisions, the Windows team simply dug in and ignored the telemetry data and feedback.
It’s official: Twitter announced today that it has agreed to a sale to billionaire Elon Musk for about $44 billion.
As part of a fruitless bid to get businesses to upgrade to Windows 11, Microsoft on Friday provided details about its own mass upgrade.
A prototype Google Pixel Watch was allegedly found by the patron of a restaurant who promptly reported it to an Android blog.
This week in IT, Russell Smith examines whether Microsoft Autopatch could kill off Patch Tuesday for some businesses.
Happy Friday! In addition to the usual set of excellent reader questions, I have a couple of quick updates this week as well.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss a new Windows usage report, the death of SMB1, PC sales in Q1, Microsoft Purview, and much more.
The Windows Runtime (WinRT) was a major departure from the .NET desktop frameworks that preceded it. Yet it was familiar too.
Canonical today announced the release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS which, as a long-term support release, will be supported for 10 years.
One hour into the Build 2011 keynote, developers got their first peek at the new WinRT development environment for Windows 8.
Head of Xbox Research & Design Chris Novak announced yesterday that he is leaving Microsoft after almost 20 years.
Is the great COVID PC sales boom finally winding down? Hardware makers sold 79.2 million PCs in Q1 2022, down 6 percent YOY.
It’s not just Brave: DuckDuckGo announced today that it too is blocking Google AMP in its mobile apps and browser extensions.
As part of its quarterly earnings report, Netflix revealed that it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022.
With Windows 8, Microsoft chose to “reimagine Windows from the chipset to the experience.” It was a disaster in the making.
Brave announced today that it is rolling out a new feature called De-AMP that lets users bypass Google-hosted AMP pages.
In 2011, Microsoft began revealing its plans for Windows 8 via a series of announcements and public demonstrations.
Samsung has announced its latest convertible Chromebook, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 360, which starts at just $430.
2010 was a big year for Microsoft: in the wake of Apple’s iPad announcement, it had some high-profile product launches and some big failures.
Happy Friday! Here’s another great set of reader questions to kick off the weekend a bit early. I think we all share the same concerns.
A new survey of 10 million Windows devices shows that 1.44 percent of them are running Windows 11, fewer than the number running Windows XP, 7, or 8.