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.

Microsoft Store gets a new look on the web, along with a search bar

Microsoft is making it easier to find Windows apps on the web version of the Microsoft Store. The company has quietly launched a redesigned portal for Windows apps on the web, and it includes major improvements to make it easier to find the apps you're looking for.  That includes a new search bar and improved...

Amazon Luna is now available to everyone in the US, and it has new features

After launching in early access over one year ago, Amazon has announced that its Luna cloud gaming service is now available to everyone in the mainland United States. Since its initial launch, the service has expanded to more devices, now covering Windows, macOS, Chromebooks, iOS (via the web), Android (including Fire tablets), and Fire TV...

PowerToys 0.56 is out with FancyZones and mouse utility improvements

Microsoft has released a new version of its PowerToys suite of tools, bringing it to version 0.56.1. This update focuses less on brand-new features, but it does bring some notable improvements to existing ones, such as FancyZones and the mouse utilities, specifically Find My Mouse. Another noteworthy change is that new PowerToys updates now include...

Windows 11 is now on nearly 20% of PCs, according to AdDuplex

AdDuplex has released its Windows usage report for the month of February, giving us some insight into the latest numbers for Windows 11 and other versions of the OS. According to the report, Windows 11 is now on nearly 20% of Windows PCs, a small growth from the 16.1% usage share we saw in January....

Video shows off what Windows 11 wallpaper stickers look like

A while back, we reported that Microsoft is working on wallpaper stickers for Windows 11, giving users more personalization options. While it's been a few weeks, this new feature isn't officially available for Windows Insiders, but that doesn't mean we don't know what it will look like. Twitter user Albacore, who had first discovered the...

Lenovo’s new IdeaPad Gaming 3 series has 165Hz displays and RTX graphics

Lenovo has announced the new IdeaPad Gaming 3 series laptops at this year's MWC. The latest models of Lenovo's entry-level gaming laptop comes with the latest hardware from Intel (IdeaPad Gaming 3i) or AMD (IdeaPad Gaming 3). The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i comes with 12th-generation Intel Core H-series processors, up to a Core i7-12700H, while...

Lenovo announces new IdeaPads and tablets with 12th-gen Intel CPUs

Lenovo has a ton of announcements coming out of MWC 2022, and among them are a handful of new laptops geared towards consumers under the IdeaPad brand. The new Lenovo IdeaPad devices are powered by 12th-generation Intel processors, and they're mostly convertibles running either Windows 11 or Chrome OS. There's also a new iteration of...

HUAWEI announces new MateBook PCs and more at MWC 2022

MWC 2022 is officially underway in Barcelona, and instead of smartphones, HUAWEI is taking the stage to announce new Windows devices at the show. The lineup of devices coming in 2022 includes a new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, the MateBook E 2-in-1 tablet, the MateStation X all-in-one (AiO), and the MatePad Paper e-reader. All of...

These are the Best Wired Chargers for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series in 2022

Buying a new phone charger used to be something most of us didn't expect to do, since we all got a charger in the box when we bought the phone. Now that premium phones are starting to ship without a charging brick, it's more of a necessity for many of us. That's also the case...

Windows Insiders can now connect Bluetooth devices more easily on Windows 11

Microsoft is making it easier for users to connect Bluetooth devices to their Windows 11 PCs, starting with users running build 22563. Now, users can connect to Bluetooth devices directly from Quick Settings panel on the taskbar, instead of having to open the Settings app. Until now, while there was a Bluetooth button in the Quick...

Windows 11 is getting a new app picker for opening files

Microsoft is working on a new design for the app picker UI when you try to open a file in Windows 11. In the latest build released to Insiders in the Dev channel, build 22563, you can enable the new UI, which looks much more in line with the rest of Windows 11. The new design...

Microsoft recaps new features for Microsoft 365 in February

As we approach the end of yet another month, Microsoft has shared an overview of all the changes and improvements made to the Microsoft 365 suite in February. The list of changes this month is relatively small, but there are still some welcome news here. Some of the biggest news this month have to do with...