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.

Can I use the Dell XPS 17 for gaming? What do I need?

If you're looking for a laptop that's both stylish and powerful, the Dell XPS 17 should be on your radar. It's one of the best laptops you can get, and a fantastic laptop for creators. Despite its sleek design, the XPS 17 packs a lot of power to help with creative work. But is it...

Is Windows 11 a free upgrade for Windows 10 and Windows 7?

After six years of Windows 10, we finally have a whole new version of Windows upon us. Windows 11 is very exciting, and we already have our first hands-on with an early build. But with it also come a lot of questions. Will Windows 11 be a free upgrade just like Windows 10 was? While...

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18363.1645 – here’s what’s new

Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1909. Patch Tuesday was just last week, and today's update is what's called a C/D update. It's completely optional, and the changes here will be rolled into the next Patch Tuesday in July. Those updates will be mandatory, so you can just wait for...

Windows 11 SE seems to be a stripped-down version of the new OS

While we're waiting for Microsoft to shine light on all the details of Windows 11 at a June 24 event, a build leaked earlier this week has given us a fairly good idea of what to expect. We have our own hands-on coverage of the build, but we're still still digging up more as we...

Windows 11 takes some obvious design cues from Microsoft’s canceled Windows 10X

An early build of Microsoft's Windows 11 update has just leaked onto the internet, and we've been covering all the tidbits we can find in it. As we continue to update our coverage with bits and pieces of the overall update, we learned that there was something else worth exploring. We long thought that Windows...

You may be able to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 11 for free

As you've undoubtedly noticed already, a big Windows 11 build has just leaked onto the internet, and it reveals a lot of details about Microsoft's upcoming OS. We've already grabbed the Windows 11 default wallpapers for you to download and use right now if you'd like. One of the things you may be wondering about...

You can download the Windows 11 wallpapers right now!

While we're waiting for the Windows 11 launch next week, a full build has just leaked online, potentially revealing what the operating system may end up looking like when we do see it. In addition to a look at the Start menu and other UI elements, the leaked build also includes new wallpapers for Windows...

What do you want to see Microsoft add or change in Windows 11?

The time is almost upon us — after almost six years of Windows 10, Microsoft is expected to introduce Windows 11 at an event on June 24th. In 2015, a Microsoft developer evangelist implied that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows, and that's apparently how Microsoft saw things, too. But plans can...

Microsoft acknowledges blurry text in News and interests in Windows 10

Recently, Microsoft rolled out the News and interests feature for Windows 10 users with a cumulative update. The feature was first tested with Windows Insiders back in December, and a phased rollout began in April. Despite the few months of testing, the feature still has some issues for Windows 10 users, though. In the release...

Does the vegan leather on the HP Elite Folio make it heavy?

We recently reviewed the HP Elite Folio here at XDA and found it to be a great ARM-powered laptop. The Elite Folio is HP's return to using leather on a laptop, but it's a bit different this time. HP had already made the Spectre Folio, and that uses real leather. The Elite Folio, on the...

Does the HP Spectre x360 have dedicated graphics?

Like many other HP laptops, the HP Spectre x360 is a great ultrabook, which means it's great for work on the go. It also has the benefit of being a 2-in-1, so it's very versatile. But gaming is a different beast entirely, and you're probably going to want a laptop with a discrete GPU. Does...

Microsoft’s hybrid work event this week could bring new Teams and 365 features

We're all looking forward to Microsoft's Windows event on June 24, at which we're expecting the company to announce Windows 11. In the meantime, though, Microsoft has just announced they're holding another event this week. The event will focus on the future of hybrid work, but that's all Microsoft is saying about it right now. Microsoft's...