Posts From João Carrasqueira

João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Editor 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.

LG has a new 48-inch OLED gaming monitor, and one with DisplayHDR 1000

LG has announced three new UltraGear monitors aimed at the gaming market, including its first-ever OLED gaming monitor, the UltraGear 48GQ900. Along with that, there are two more reasonable-sized IPS monitors with higher refresh rates and more advanced HDR support. This will be launching in Japan this month, with other markets such as North America...

HP Spectre x360 13.5 (2022) vs Lenovo Yoga 9i: What’s the best convertible?

In 2022, we've seen companies introduce some of the best laptops they've ever made. Among those, HP recently introduced the 2022 refresh of the Spectre x360 13.5, formerly known as the Spectre x360 14. This is a brand-new design for HP's most premium convertible, and with it builds on what was already one of the...

Windows Server 2022 now supports WSL2 Linux distributions

Microsoft has announced that it's now possible to run Linux distributions based on WSL2 in Windows Server 2022. The change was rolled out with the latest cumulative, which brought the OS to build number 20348.740, though the change wasn't mentioned in the official changelog. Microsoft's Craig Loewen confirmed that support for WSL2 was added in...

These are the best convertible laptops to buy in 2022

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 -...

Microsoft announces new features coming to the OneNote app for Windows

Last year, Microsoft announced it was working on a unified OneNote app for Windows, which would come in the form of a redesign of the classic OneNote app, superseding OneNote for Windows 10. While we still don't know when the transition will be completed, Microsoft today announced that it will soon be rolling out major...

Microsoft Edge PWAs will soon feel more native on Windows

Microsoft has announced a bunch of improvements coming to its Edge browser at Build 2022. The new features include improvements to progressive web apps (PWAs), improvements to Edge DevTools, and more. Starting with PWAs, Microsoft is working to make them feel more native on Windows. First off, it's enabling new APIs that allow PWAs to handle...

HP Spectre x360 13.5 (2022) vs Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Which should you choose?

We're a few months into 2022 now, and companies have brought out some of the best laptops we've seen in a while. If you're looking to replace your current machine, there's no shortage of fantastic options right now, and it can be hard to choose one. We're here to help, though. If you want a...

Microsoft’s Power Platform can now build websites and turn images into apps

It's that time of the year again when Microsoft holds its Build developer event, and with it comes a ton of news for all kinds of Microsoft products. That includes the Power Platform, Microsoft's low-code development platform meant to make it easier for business to create apps without requiring advanced programming skills. This year, Microsoft...

Microsoft Teams gets Live Share experiences and much more at Build

At this year's Build developer event, Microsoft has unveiled a range of new capabilities for Teams, promising to take online collaboration even further. This includes a new Live Share feature that Teams apps can leverage to enhance productivity during a Teams meeting. Live Share - a name Microsoft also uses for its real-time collaboration feature in...

Android apps on Windows 11 are coming to five new countries

Microsoft is bringing the Windows Subsystem for Android - which allows users to run Android apps on Windows 11 - to five new markets later this year, the company announced at Build. Currently only available in the United States, WSA will launch in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom before the end of...

MSI announces new PCs and peripherals and teases the Titan GT77 laptop

At this year's Computex, MSI has teased the return of its top-of-the-line Titan GT series with the Titan GT77 laptop. This is a powerful desktop replacement, and the next iteration is going to be powered by Intel's 12th-generation HX series processors, which were announced just a few weeks ago. MSI also revealed a wide range...

ASUS refreshes the ExpertBook B9 and B7 Flip with 12th-gen Intel CPUs

At this year's Computex, ASUS has announced a refreshed of its premium ExpertBook laptops, geared towards business users. The refreshed laptops include the ExpertBook B9 - which ASUS calls its lightest 14-inch business laptop - and the ExpertBook B7 Flip. Both of them come with Intel's 12th-generation processors, but not a whole lot has changed...