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.

Huawei launches new MateBook laptops with 12th-gen Intel CPUs in Europe

Huawei has announced a couple of new Windows 11 laptops for the European market, the MateBook 16s and the MateBook D 16. Both of these are 16-inch laptops, and they're powered by Intel's 12th-generation Core processors, specifically from the H series. The new laptops also come with a new Smart Conference solution, which uses AI to...

Does the Dell XPS 13 (2022) run Linux? Can you install it?

The 2022 Dell XPS 13 is one of the best laptops you can buy right now, but like most other laptops, it's mostly known for being a Windows machine. SO what if you're not a Windows fan? No need to worry, you can run Linux on the Dell XPS 13, and Dell even gives you...

Best accessories for the Dell XPS 13 (2022): Monitors, docks, and more

Dell's XPS 13 has long been one of the best laptops you can buy each year, and for 2022, the lineup got quite a refresh. The 2022 Dell XPS 13 comes with a whole new design and colors, plus it has new Intel 12th-generation processors, promising even more performance in a smaller package. But as...

Does the Dell XPS 13 (2022) have an OLED display?

Dell recently introduced a refreshed version of the XPS 13 laptop for 2022, and it comes with a radically new design compared to previous entries. Ditching the dual-tone look, it now comes in a couple of more colorful variants and it's lighter than ever. One thing that has barely changed is the display, but there...

Microsoft Edge Collections now let you follow online content creators

Microsoft has announced a handful of improvements for the Collections feature in its Edge browser, particularly on desktop devices. This includes a new "inspiration feed" and the ability to follow content creators across the web. The latter is potentially one of the more interesting features, though it's rolling out gradually. Essentially, when you visit a content...

Arm introduces second-generation Armv9 processors, plus a ray-tracing GPU

After debuting the brand-new Armv9 architecture last year, Arm has just announced the second generation of Armv9 CPUs, spearheaded by the new Cortex-X3 flagship CPU, alongside the Cortex-A715 and a revised Cortex-A510. Additionally, the company introduced its first-ever flagship GPU, the Immortalis-G715, complete with support for hardware-level ray tracing. These new components also power Arm's...

Microsoft starts rolling out the WebView 2 Runtime to Windows 10 users

Microsoft has announced that it's now rolling out the WebView 2 Runtime, based on the Chromium-powered version of Edge, to users on Windows 10. Microsoft introduced WebView 2 a while back, but it wasn't included in Windows 10 itself, though it does ship with Windows 11. Until now, if developers wanted to develop an app that...

The Razer Ornata V3 keyboard is thinner, lighter, and cheaper than it predecessor

Razer has launched two new members of its Ornata series of keyboards, the Ornata V3 and V3 X. Razer's Ornata keyboards are "mecha-membrane" boards, mixing mechanical switches with a membrane board underneath. This provides the clicky feel of a mechanical switch, while also feeling soft like a membrane. The new keyboards are available starting today,...

Can the MacBook Pro 13 (2022) run Windows? Technically, yes

Apple recently introduced the 2022 refresh of the MacBook Pro 13, and it's mostly focused on the new Apple M2 chip. This new generation of Apple Silicon brings significantly improved performance, but it's still based on Arm technology, which means there are some limitations. And one of them is the ability to run Windows in...

What configurations of the MacBook Pro 13 (2022) are available?

Apple introduced a whole new MacBook Air model during this year's WWDC keynote, powered by the Apple M2 chip and featuring a new design. But while it didn't get the same kind of attention, the 13-inch MacBook Pro also got a refresh at the event, upgrading from the Apple M1 to the M2 chip. This...

Should I install Windows 11 version 22H2 on my PC?

Microsoft is gearing up to release Windows 11 version 22H2, the first major update to Windows 11 since it originally made its debut on October 5th, 2021. This update comes with a slew of changes, including new features, design tweaks, and improvements to existing functionality. If you're wondering whether you should install the 22H2 update...

Windows 8.1 users will soon start seeing notifications about impending end of support

Microsoft is soon going to start sending notifications to Windows 8.1 users about the upcoming end of extended support. The OS is set to reach the end of its support period on January 10th, 2023, and the warning messages will start showing up next month. Windows 8.1 support is governed by Microsoft's fixed lifecycle policy, and...