Author: Paul Thurrott

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.

Microsoft and Samsung Settle Contract Dispute

by Paul Thurrott

Microsoft and Samsung have quietly settled a major contract dispute that threatened Samsung's use of the Android mobile OS on its smart phones and tablets. The bad news: Absolutely no details about this agreement have been made public. It doesn't get any terser than this statement: "Microsoft and Samsung have agreed on settlement terms that… Read More

Apple Sold 74.5 Million iPhones in Q4 2014

by Paul Thurrott

Well, it's official: Apple is now the iPhone company. The Cupertino consumer electronics giant sold an astonishing 74.5 million iPhones in the final quarter of 2014, up from 51 million in the same quarter a year ago. But aside from that astonishing rate of growth—all the more impressive given the maturity of the product line—fully… Read More