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.

Dell XPS 13 Plus vs Surface Laptop 4: What’s the best modern laptop?

At CES 2022, Dell introduced a fresh take on its popular XPS 13 laptop, the XPS 13 Plus. Featuring a brand-new design that looks incredibly modern and futuristic, the Dell XPS 13 Plus is a promising device, but how does it compare to another sleek and modern laptop like the Surface Laptop 4? The XPS...

Razer Blade 17 (2022) vs Dell XPS 17 (2021): How much power do you need?

Razer took some at CES 2022 to announce refreshed of its most popular Blade laptops, including the Blade 17. This was already a powerful gaming laptop, but now it comes with the latest Intel processors and upgraded NVIDIA graphics, putting it on the bleeding edge of performance. If you're looking for a powerful 17-inch laptop,...

Windows 11 build 22000.466 rolls out to Insiders with lots of fixes

This month's Patch Tuesday was seemingly light on fixes for Windows users, but Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels are getting some extra improvements today. Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 build 22000.466, and as usual for builds in the Beta channel, it's all about fixing and improving various issues with the...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 vs Surface Laptop 4: Which should you get?

Lenovo recently introduced the Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 10 laptop, and it's a big step up from its predecessor in more ways than one. The X1 Carbon is one of Lenovo's most iconic and best ThinkPads, and with this refresh, that's more true than ever. Of course, that begs the question: how does the ThinkPad...

The latest Windows updates are breaking users’ VPN connections

Earlier this week, Microsoft rolled out a new set of updates for the first Patch Tuesday of 2022. This included updates to both Windows 11 and Windows 10 and there were a couple of fixes bundled in. However, it looks like the latest updates are causing problems with VPN connections, both on Windows 10 and...

ONE XPLAYER Mini review: A handheld gaming PC that’s actually portable

It would be wrong to say that the Nintendo Switch was the first big-screen handheld console, but there's no denying that the sheer popularity of the system has prompted many more companies to create their own handheld gaming devices, often based on Android or Windows. Among the many devices trying to capitalize on the success...

The ONE XPLAYER Mini is a 7-inch handheld gaming PC with Windows 11

One-Netbook is back at it with a new handheld gaming PC, the ONE XPLAYER Mini. If you don't remember, the company launched the ONEXPLAYER last year, and it was a console/PC with a large 8.4-inch screen, but the new Mini model comes with a 7-inch screen that's more in line with the upcoming Steam Deck...

Razer Blade 14 (2022) vs Dell XPS 13 Plus: Should you choose play or work?

As is often the case, CES 2022 was host to a ton of laptop and PC announcements from all kinds of companies. This time around, Intel launched its mobile processors at the same time, so we saw even more laptops than we usually would. One of the standout announcements was the Dell XPS 13 Plus,...

New OneDrive Files On-Demand experience is now available on macOS

Microsoft has announced that its new OneDrive Files On-Demand experience for macOS is rolling out today. This new experience is built on Apple's File provider platform, offering tighter integration with the OS and better app compatibility, along with other improvements. The new OneDrive Files On-Demand experience was first announced last June, alongside a handful of...

PCIe 6.0 specification announced with up to 256GB/s of bandwidth

PCI Express, or PCIe, 5.0 has barely started making its way to consumer products, but version 6.0 is already on the horizon. The PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) announced the finalized version of the upcoming standard this week, once again doubling the bandwidth of the previous generation. Arriving less than three years after PCIe 5.0...

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 19044.1466 – here’s what’s new

We're officially on the second Tuesday of 2022, and that means it's also the first Patch Tuesday of 2022 for Microsoft. The company is rolling out security updates for all supported versions of Windows, which includes Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2. This update brings the Windows 10 build numbers to 19044.1466, 19043.1466, and...

These are all the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you need to know

For the majority of people, using a computer with a keyboard and mouse is the most natural way to do this. It's just how most modern computers are designed to be used, and in general it can be more intuitive. Using a mouse lets you easily see and point at the things you want to...