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.

Windows 11 PC Health Check app is now available for everyone

As we approach the release date for Windows 11 - which is set for October 5th - Microsoft is now making it easier for anyone to check if their PC supports Windows 11. The PC Health Check app, previously available to Windows Insiders, can now be downloaded by anyone. If you're unsure whether your PC...

Windows 11 deep dive: Chat with Microsoft Teams

We're quickly approaching the launch of Windows 11, which is set for October 5th. This new operating system brings a lot that's new compared to Windows 10, so we're to help you learn more about it. If you're a Windows Insider, you probably already know about the many features available in preview, but for everyone...

New NVIDIA drivers for September add support for Windows 11

NVIDIA has released the September update to the Studio and Game Ready drivers for its GPUs. One of the headlining features in the latest NVIDIA drivers is support for Windows 11, something we've seen from both Intel and AMD. This is because the new operating system is set to release on October 5th, so we're...

The best laptops for photo editing: HP Spectre, MacBook, and more!

If you look around for a new laptop to buy today, you'll find no shortage of options to choose from. There are many fantastic laptops on the market from all kinds of different companies and for all kinds of users. Even if you have a specific use case in mind, you'll likely have a lot of...

Windows 11 deep dive: Checking out the Widgets pane

Windows 11 is just a few weeks away. The release date is set for October 5th, and soon many of us will be using the brand-new operating system. If you're a Windows Insider, you're probably already aware of the many new features already available in preview. But for everyone else, we're here to help. As...

Windows 11 deep dive: Snap Layouts and Snap Groups

We're quickly approaching October 5th, which is the release date for Windows 11. Soon, many of us will be using this new operating system, and there's quite a bit that's new if you've been using Windows 10. If you're a Windows Insider, you're probably aware of the many new features already available in preview. But...

PowerToys comes to the Microsoft Store on Windows 11

Microsoft has released the latest version of PowerToys on the Microsoft Store for Windows 11. This gives users a new way to install the set of utilities meant to enhance the Windows experience for power users. It's also another step in making the Microsoft Store feel more complete. For those unaware, PowerToys was the name of...

Windows 11 deep dive: How to use virtual desktops

Windows 11 is almost here. Microsoft has set the release date for October 5th, and soon many of us will be using the brand-new operating system. Windows 11 is different in many ways from Windows 10, so we're here to show you the ropes of this new OS. If you're a Windows Insider, you're probably...

Razer launches the Huntsman V2 keyboard with an 8000Hz polling rate

Razer is on a roll with its product launches, and today the company introduced the Huntsman V2 wired gaming keyboard. As you'd expect, this new version builds on previous iterations of the Huntsman, but it now includes 2nd-generation Razer linear optical switches for faster actuation, along with other improvements. To clarify, this isn't the first...

Microsoft and Honor sign partnership to develop “new AI and devices”

Honor today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Microsoft, which will see the companies work together to "develop ground-breaking AI and devices". The goal is to create integrated solutions that ultimately support Honor's 1+8+N strategy, which sees all of its devices as part of a larger ecosystem that spans every area of...

Windows 11 deep dive: Checking out the new Photos app

Windows 11 is very close to its general release, with Microsoft setting the release date for October 5th. Soon, many of us will be using the brand-new operating system and there's a lot that's new, so it's good to be aware of how things work in this new version. For Windows Insiders, most of the...

Microsoft Office 2021 LTSC is now generally available for volume licensing

Microsoft has announced that the latest perpetual release of Office, called Office LTSC 2021, is now generally available for commercial customers on Windows and macOS. This is the first major release since Office 2019, but it's actually coming three years after that release. Microsoft used to number its Office releases using the year after which...