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.

Best sleeves for the HP Spectre x360: Kinmac, tomtoc, UAG, and more!

HP's Spectre lineup has a history of offering great premium experiences, and the latest Spectre x360 is no different. Packing Intel's Tiger Lake processors with Iris Xe Graphics, it can plow through almost any task you throw at it. You also get features like Thunderbolt 4, a color-accurate display, Windows Hello, and more. All of...

Visual Studio 2022 is now in preview, built for 64-bit PCs

Microsoft has released the first preview of Visual Studio 2022, the next major update to its developer IDE. Microsoft first announced Visual Studio 2022 back in April, and the big news is that it's now a 64-bit app. It won't be limited to using 4GB of RAM on the main process, so it will be...

Microsoft is bringing Headspace mindfulness guides to Teams

Microsoft hosted an event focused on hybrid work today, where it announced a bunch of new features for its apps. Fluid components are expanding to more areas, Teams Rooms are getting new features, and Whiteboard has a new look. But that's not all, as Microsoft is also bringing new mindfulness guides to Microsoft Teams, courtesy...

Microsoft adds more hybrid work features to Teams and Teams Rooms

Microsoft has announced a series of new features and improvements to Teams to make hybrid work easier. The announcements are part of an event the company announced earlier this week. These features including the addition of Fluid components to Teams meetings, as well as new Teams Rooms features. Microsoft first announced the Fluid Framework back at...

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...

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...