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.

XDA Basics: How to take screenshots on the Surface Pro 7

Taking a screenshot is something many of us do often, especially on our phones. On PCs, there have long been ways to capture a still image of your screen, but they usually require a keyboard. The Surface Pro lineup helped popularize Windows tablets and 2-in-1s, but because of that, there also had to be a...

These are the best accessories for the Dell XPS 13

There's no denying the Dell XPS 13 is a fantastic laptop. In fact, it's one of the very best laptops you can get right now. It's no surprise, considering Dell makes plenty of great laptops for different types of users. But as good as any laptop is, there's always going to be something you wish...

MSI launches new mobile workstations with Quadro RTX graphics

MSI has announced the launch of a series of new mobile workstation PCs, meant for heavy professional workloads. The new laptops include a refreshed WS, WF, and WE series. These mobile workstations come with the latest NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs and Intel Core H-series CPUs. They also all come with features like Windows Hello, TPM...

These are the best Dell laptops you can buy for under $500

Dell is one of the most renowned PC manufacturers out there, and for good reason. The company makes some of the best laptops you can buy today, particularly with its XPS and Inspiron families. However, those high-end laptops aren't cheap. If you're looking for something more affordable, we've rounded up the best Dell laptops you...

What Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon configurations should I choose?

If you've looked around for the best laptops out there, you've no doubt noticed that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is brought up often. It's a lightweight and premium device with high-end specs and a 16:10 display that's great for productivity. It also carries the legacy of the ThinkPad brand. It features the classic black...

Intel releases first graphics driver with support for Windows 11

Intel has released the latest version of its graphics driver for Windows. This update brings the Intel's driver to version number 30.0.100.9684, and the big news is that it adds official support for Windows 11. That means a few things. For one thing, it means this is the first driver to support the Windows Display Driver...

Valve’s SteamDeck is a Switch-like gaming PC starting at $399

Valve, the company behind the popular PC gaming platform Steam, has announced the SteamDeck. The SteamDeck is a handheld gaming PC that seems to be taking some inspiration from the Nintendo Switch. We've seen a few devices like this crop up, but they've mostly been from relatively small or unknown companies. Even Qualcomm has been...

Samsung launches the Galaxy Chromebook Go, LTE version coming soon

Samsung has announced another new Chromebook as part of its portfolio: the Galaxy Chromebook Go. This is an entry-level Chrome OS-powered laptop, and it's significantly more affordable than the Galaxy Chromebook 2 it launched earlier this year. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go features an Intel Celeron N4500 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage....

Microsoft has brand new emoji coming to Windows 11 and Microsoft 365

Microsoft has unveiled a new set of emoji that's going to be available across its Microsoft 365 apps and services, as well as Windows 11. This is a complete overhaul of the company's emoji set, spanning over 1,800 emoji. It's the first time Microsoft has made such a significant change to its emoji in a...

XDA Basics: How to record your screen in Windows 11

Screen recording has become fairly standard functionality on a lot of operating systems. Android and iOS both let you do it natively, but Windows still doesn't make it as easy. With Windows 11 coming up and already available in preview, we hope for that to change. However, it hasn't happened yet but thankfully, you can...

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 is now available with new icons and features

About a month ago, Microsoft released the first preview of Visual Studio 2022. This is the first version of the IDE to be built exclusively for 64-bit PCs, so the first release was focused on finding and fixing issues with the transition. There wasn't a whole lot that was new. Today, though, we're getting Visual...

Microsoft Teams adds Dynamics 365 integration and more apps

During its Inspire event today, Microsoft had some news to share. Among them, there's Windows 365, which we've previously heard of as Cloud PC. But Microsoft also announced new features for Teams, mainly integration with Dynamics 365. Dynamics 365 is Microsoft's customer relationship management (CRM) platform, and the Teams integration makes it easier for businesses to...