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 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...

Does the vegan leather on the HP Elite Folio make it heavy?

We recently reviewed the HP Elite Folio here at XDA and found it to be a great ARM-powered laptop. The Elite Folio is HP's return to using leather on a laptop, but it's a bit different this time. HP had already made the Spectre Folio, and that uses real leather. The Elite Folio, on the...

Microsoft’s hybrid work event this week could bring new Teams and 365 features

We're all looking forward to Microsoft's Windows event on June 24, at which we're expecting the company to announce Windows 11. In the meantime, though, Microsoft has just announced they're holding another event this week. The event will focus on the future of hybrid work, but that's all Microsoft is saying about it right now. Microsoft's...

When Windows 11 releases, here’s how much longer Windows 10 could be supported

With Windows 11 right around the corner, Windows 10 users may be wondering how much longer the current operating system will be supported. If you're worried about being left behind, you'll still be supported for a while longer. Windows 10 will reach end of support in 2025, according to the respective Microsoft support page. The...

Does the HP Spectre x360 support 5G? Do I need it?

HP is a popular brand that makes fantastic laptops, and the Spectre x360 is one of the best laptops you can buy right now. But what if you need to stay connected to the internet when you're not home? You may have heard about 5G networks and you might be wondering if you'll be able...

Boot Camp now supports Windows Precision Touchpad gestures on Mac

Apple has updated the Boot Camp software on macOS to add support for Windows Precision Touchpad gestures. The feature was spotted by Reddit user ar25nan, and according to Apple's support page, it works on Mac devices with the T2 security chip. This chip was introduced in 2018, and most Mac models released since then support...