Raising a child where everything is connected and you need to have an app to get the full experience, can be challenging when you are trying to limit the exposure to technology at a young age.
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It’s time for a quick smart home check in to see where we’re at and look ahead at what we’d like to accomplish in 2019.
Happy Friday. Here’s another round of Q’s and A’s for Thurrott Premium members.
If the past year has proven anything, it’s that smartphone makers need China to thrive. What they don’t need, alas, is the United States.
Free Windows 10 upgrades and longer PC refresh cycles have forced Microsoft to find other ways to further monetize its users.
Will Windows 7’s retirement result in a new wave of Windows 10 PC upgrades? Perhaps. But there’s much evidence to the contrary.
Welcome to the latest edition of Ask Paul. This week, I look at a problematic forum post and revisit a previous question too.
I’ve been pushing back against Microsoft’s escalation of advertising in Windows since the beginning.
The PC market has now experienced seven years of decline, with PC sales hitting 259 million units in calendar year 2018.
When Microsoft first started putting advertisements in Windows back in 2012, I accurately called it a slippery slope.
Earlier this week, we learned that Apple’s iTunes and AirPlay services are coming to Samsung smart TVs. But it’s not just Samsung.
There are over 100 million Amazon Alexa-powered devices out in the world. But there are ten times as many Google Assistant-powered devices.
Anyone who cares at all about Windows or Microsoft should be rooting for Windows 10 on ARM to succeed.
I’m confused that anyone was surprised by Apple’s admission this past week that its latest iPhones aren’t selling as well as expected.
Welcome to 2019! Here’s the first set of questions and answers for the New Year.
Recent builds of Windows 10 19H1 partially answer two of my biggest complaints about this platform.
Microsoft’s Surface Headphones would make more sense if they were part of a broader family of related peripherals.
With the understanding that both of these things are mostly theater, only one really resonates with all of its customers.
Yes, Windows 10 usage finally surpassed that of Windows 7. But this belated milestone is really about Windows 8.
Back when the “SuperSite for Windows” was a thing, I would take an occasional look at the technology I used regularly.
As 2018 comes to an end and we take a look back at the past 12 months, one thing I like to do is to document the tools used in the previous year.
When it comes to paid and free online services, I’m usually looking for cross-device and -platform availability, with as little lock-in as possible.
As with my PCs, I install the same basic set of mobile apps on each phone and tablet that I use. Here’s a quick rundown.
I install the same basic set of desktop applications, web apps, and Store apps on every PC I use. Here’s a quick rundown.
I’ve developed a strategy for minimizing the annoyances in Windows 10 and optimizing it to be as efficient as possible.
Happy holidays! Here's the final "Ask Paul" for 2018, with another great set of reader questions.
Crapware, ads, and endless system updates routinely top the list of Windows 10 complaints. But there's another issue that gets little attention.