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 is getting a new Notepad with dark mode support

Microsoft is rolling out a new version of the classic Notepad to Windows Insiders trying out Windows 11 in the Dev channel. As you might expect, the new app brings Notepad much more in line with the design language of Windows 11, including things like the Mica transparency effect and new iconography. Perhaps most importantly,...

The best laptops you can buy for under $1,000 in 2021

Buying a new laptop is quite an important decision. It can be hard to find the exact things you need in a laptop, and this is a device you're going to use for a few years, so it's important to choose the right one. To help out with that, we already have a list of...

These are the best convertible laptops to buy in 2021

When buying a laptop, there are a few form factors you can choose from. You can buy a typical clamshell laptop if you just want the basics, or go with a tablet and a detachable keyboard if portability is your number one priority. But then there's the best form factor a PC can have -...

Windows 11 is significantly slowing down some NVMe SSDs

Windows 11 is once again being causing some issues for users, this time with numerous reports of slower performance of NVMe SSDs using the operating system. The reports can be found on multiple Reddit threads, as well as on Microsoft's support forums (via Neowin), and they're actually not new. Reports on this problem go back a...

These are the best lightweight laptops you can buy in 2021

Buying a new laptop is always hard, but it's not for lack of choice. There are lots of fantastic laptops out there, and choosing one can be tricky. There are different form factors, sizes, processors, and many more factors to consider. But one factor that tends to be pretty important when choosing a laptop is...

XDA Basics: Here’s how to download and install Windows 11

Windows 11 is finally here, and if you've read our review, you know we found it to fix many of the mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8 and 10. This is the most visually appealing operating system Microsoft has made in a while, including tons of redesigned apps and visual elements. It has new features...

OneDrive finally has a native app for ARM PCs [Update]

Microsoft has finally released a version for OneDrive designed to run natively on ARM computers, including both Windows-based ARM devices and Apple Silicon Macs. If you have the OneDrive app for Windows or macOS, that means you can now opt to get the native ARM app instead of the emulated versions. And that, in turn,...

How to dual-boot Windows 11 and Linux on your PC

Windows 11 is now rolling out to PCs around the world, and if you've read our Windows 11 review, you know we recommend the upgrade from Windows 10. It has a brand-new visual design that's more consistent and attractive, and it includes some big new features like support for Android apps. As good as it...

Here are the best 4G LTE laptops you can buy in 2021

Nowadays, the market is flooded with fantastic laptops that can do everything you want and then some. There are lots of devices out there, and you're usually spoiled for choice. However, if you want a laptop that can stay connected on the road, your options are a bit more limited. Laptops with 4G or even...

These are the Best Laptops you can buy in 2021

As much as smartphones have become the central tool for many aspects of our lives, there are some things you can only do on a PC. Even if smartphones have the power to do almost anything, some things are just more convenient on a laptop. To me, buying a new laptop is always an incredibly...

The best webcams you can buy in 2021

In the past year and a half, we've been spending a lot more time at home. In-person meetings and gatherings have often been replaced by virtual get-togethers, and it's become more important than ever to have a good webcam. However, the PC market hasn't necessarily followed. Be it the result of shrinking bezels or the...

Windows 11 Home vs Windows 11 Pro: Here are the major differences

As you may know, every major version of Windows comes in a few different editions. The same applies to Windows 11, which has mostly the same editions as Windows 10 aside from the upcoming Windows 11 SE for education. For most people though, it's going to come down to Home and Pro. These are the...