I spend a lot of time listening to audiobooks, and this was another great year. Here are some of my favorites from 2016.
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We're fine-tuning things and responding to feedback, and this week's update adds a monthly subscription option, a Premium Content page, and more.
We've all done it: You come down with some common ailment, Google the symptoms, and are shocked to discover that you could have cancer or some other terrible problem. So the advice is simple: Don't self-diagnose. But here's the thing: One time, I did do so, and Google saved my life.
Next month, Nintendo will ship a miniature retro console called the NES Classic Edition, a release that will take generations of gamers down memory lane. Perhaps not surprisingly, this throwback device has also triggered some memories of my own from the late 1980s.
Brad and I are at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta this week, and if you're at the show or live in the area, we'd love to meet with you. Here's our schedule.
We're bearing down on the end of September, and have a big trip planned next week to Atlanta for Microsoft Ignite. So I wanted to provide another update about the work we're doing to improve Thurrott.com, for both Premium and non-Premium members.
Here's a quick update on where we're at in our work on Thurrott Premium. Also, I'd like to confirm that the daily Xbox Elite Wireless Controller giveaway---which is open to everyone---will continue until Premium is fully deployed sometime later this month.
While I often focus on the gadgets and other hardware I use when traveling, I've also come to rely on a number of mobile apps and services. Here are a few that have proven invaluable on my current trip to Paris.
This is something I've been meaning to write about for a long time, as the quality of the narration can really put an audiobook over the top. So without further ado, here are my top 5 Audible narrators.
This year's home swap is different for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that our son opted out of the trip for the first time. But with less time away than usual, I've reexamined how to approach the trip from a work perspective, and I've brought less gear than usual.
We're getting ready to start phasing in some of the Thurrott Premium features we've promised, so this is a good time to update you on where we are. And to thank everyone who has already signed up for Thurrott Premium.
This is a bit random, but three readers have asked me the same question over the past week: What do I use to backup my PCs? It's a great question.
I travel a lot for work and pleasure, and if I’m going to be spending at least one night away from home, I make sure to pack my laptop bag and a luggage-based gadget bag appropriately.
About a year and a half ago, I partnered with Blue Whale Web to create Thurrott.com. As the site has grown, we have repeatedly evaluated how to best present our content to readers. And I'm excited---and, yes, a bit nervous---to present the next stage in our evolution.
Almost a year and a half ago, I made the difficult but exciting decision to leave a job of 15 years and partner with George Coll and Blue Whale Web. Today, the Blue Whale Web family is growing again with the acquisition of IT Unity and NC Communications.