Posts From João Carrasqueira

João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Writer at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

Does the HP Spectre x360 support 5G? Do I need it?

HP is a popular brand that makes fantastic laptops, and the Spectre x360 is one of the best laptops you can buy right now. But what if you need to stay connected to the internet when you're not home? You may have heard about 5G networks and you might be wondering if you'll be able...

Boot Camp now supports Windows Precision Touchpad gestures on Mac

Apple has updated the Boot Camp software on macOS to add support for Windows Precision Touchpad gestures. The feature was spotted by Reddit user ar25nan, and according to Apple's support page, it works on Mac devices with the T2 security chip. This chip was introduced in 2018, and most Mac models released since then support...

The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is now available for $349

Samsung has announced the new ARM-powered Galaxy Book Go, which is available starting today. It's one of the first few laptops to ship with the new Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 introduced last month. While that chipset is a minor refresh, it still has real advantages over Intel laptops in this price range, like instant wake,...

ASUS has new gaming laptops with RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs

ASUS has announced a range of new ROG and TUF gaming laptops featuring Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs. From the ROG family, we have the Flow X13, the Zephyrus M16, and, and the Strix G15 and G17. Meanwhile, the TUF family adds the Dash F15, Gaming A15, and Gaming F15 and F17. ROG...

US government revokes order banning TikTok and WeChat

Last summer, then-President of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to bar apps such as TikTok and WeChat from most types of transactions with US investors. Today, the US government revoked that order, The New York Times reports. The order claimed that these apps posed a threat to users and could give...

Developers can now sign up to get Google’s lower Play Store fee

Google is now allowing Play Store developers to sign up for a lower 15% service fee, the company has announced. This means developers will be able to keep more of the money made from app sales on the Play Store. In an email sent to developers today, the company is letting them know that they can...

OneDrive is adding support for Apple M1 Macs and new sync features

Microsoft has announced that it's bringing support for Apple M1 processors in its OneDrive app for Mac. The announcement comes alongside a bunch of other improvements to the service. These include support for known folder move, improved Files On-Demand, and more. Since Apple released its first Apple M1-powered Macs last October, it's important for some apps...

Microsoft’s Visio diagram tool is coming to Microsoft 365

Microsoft is bringing its professional diagram tool, Visio, to Microsoft 365 commercial customers. Previously, Visio was only available as a standalone purchase. But starting in July, a lightweight version of the tool will be available a no additional cost. Visio lets users create complex and professional diagrams for all kinds of scenarios. Like most other Microsoft...

Microsoft has a new meeting scheduler service to save you time

Today, Microsoft is launching a meeting scheduler service for Microsoft 365 customers. The Scheduler service works with Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, to recognize natural language requests and act on them. Users can ask Cortana for help setting up a meeting by simply including her in an email. You can even ask for a specific amount...

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19043.1052 – here’s what’s new

Today is the second Tuesday of June, and for Windows users, that means it's Patch Tuesday. Every supported version of Windows 10 is getting cumulative updates, which are meant to improve security and stability. The versions getting updates include 1507, 1607, 1809, 1909, 2004, 20H2, and 21H1. However, not every one of these versions is...

AMD has new Radeon PRO W6000 GPUs based on RDNA 2

AMD has introduced a new family of workstation GPUs, the Radeon PRO W6000 series. The new graphics cards are meant for high-power workloads, and they come with up to 32GB of ECC memory. As you'd expect, the new GPUs are based on the RDNA2 architecture, like most other AMD GPUs. RDNA 2 is highly scalable,...

Here are the new features Apple is adding to watchOS 8 for the Apple Watch

Apple today announced watchOS 8 at its WWDC 2021 event, with a ton of new health and fitness features in tow. The update will make the Apple Watch more mindful of your health and also more customizable. First, Apple is adding support for digital car keys on the Apple Watch series 6. Thanks to Ultra Wideband...