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.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19043.1288 – here’s what’s new

Today is the second Tuesday of October, and that means it's time for Microsoft to release its usual set of cumulative updates on an occasion known as Patch Tuesday. This is the first patch Tuesday since Windows 11 launched last week, and there are a ton of fixes for the new operating system. But Windows...

Here are the best HP laptops to buy this holiday: Spectre, Envy, Omen, and more

Few brands in the laptop world are as renowned and popular as HP. From budget-friendly laptops to high-end premium experiences, the company offers some of the best laptops you can buy. If you're looking to upgrade your current personal or work computer, or you want to gift someone as we're about to enter the holiday...

Microsoft Edge Canary gets redesigned PWA hub to manage your apps

Microsoft Edge was recently updated for Insiders running Canary builds of the browser, and Microsoft has now highlighted one of the big changes in the latest release. Currently being tested with a subset of Microsoft Edge Canary users is a new hub for Progressive Web Apps (PWA), where users can manage the web apps they've...

Windows Subsystem for Linux is now on the Microsoft Store for Windows 11

Microsoft has released a preview version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on the Microsoft Store for Windows 11 devices. The company is testing a new way to deliver updates for WSL, which separates them from core Windows updates. So far, WSL has been an optional feature for Windows 10 and 11, which you...

These are the Best 15 inch Laptops this holiday: Dell XPS 15, HP Spectre x360, Surface Laptop Studio, and more

For many users, a 15 inch screen is the ideal size for a laptop. This is a size where you can still strike a great balance of portability and real estate. Most 17 inch laptops tend to be heavy, and 13 inch laptops just don't give you as much screen size to comfortably multi-task. Because...

The best Lenovo ThinkPads to buy in October 2021 – X1 Carbon, X1 Extreme, and more

Lenovo's ThinkPad brand has long been synonymous with business devices. The ThinkPad lineup was initially produced and sold by IBM, who designed the laptops at its Yamato labs in Japan, but Lenovo acquired IBM's personal computing business in 2005. Since then, the laptops have carried the Lenovo branding, but they're still very much geared towards...

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2022 are now available

Adobe has announced that the 2022 versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are available to try or buy starting today. For those unaware, the Elements family of products includes simplified versions of the Photoshop and Premiere apps, aiming to make video and photo editing more accessible for users who may not need the full...

Windows 11 deep dive: Learn about Windows features with the Tips app

Windows 11 is rolling out now, and it brings a lot of new things to the table. The new OS is shaping up to be a high point in Windows history, and we've found it to fix the many wrongs of Windows 10 in our review. But with any big new release also comes some...

These are the Best Laptops you can buy this holiday: Dell XPS, Alienware, HP Spectre, and more!

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...

Xbox celebrates 20th anniversary with a translucent controller and headset

Microsoft is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Xbox brand with a handful of new products for fans. The original Xbox console launched on November 15th, 2001, and paved the way for Microsoft to become one of the biggest names in gaming. Headlining today's announcements is the new 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller. This...

AMD processors are slower on Windows 11, but a fix is coming

Windows 11 began rolling out this week after just over three months of public testing with Windows Insiders. While the operating system launched with a few known issues, it seems that one may have slipped by undetected. AMD has confirmed that its processors are being negatively affected by the Windows 11 upgrade, resulting in reduced...

There may not be a FIFA 23 game next year

Electronic Arts is considering removing the FIFA name from its football (soccer, for the Americans) video games, the publisher has announced, meaning we may not see a FIFA 23. The move comes as something of a shock considering EA has published FIFA games annually for nearly three decades now. Hot on the heels of the launch...