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.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus shown off in leaked image with a second screen for drawing

Lenovo is working on a laptop with a second screen that might be tailored to digital artists, according to a new leaked image. Evan Blass recently shared an image of the laptop - seemingly called Lenovo ThinkBook Plus - on Twitter, featuring a 17-inch primary display as well as a small screen on the keyboard...

Microsoft PowerToys 0.49 adds Find My Mouse and more tools

Microsoft's PowerToys has received an update to version 0.49, and it's one of the larger ones in we've had in a while. For users of the stable releases, this version includes two major new tools, one of which is new Video Conference Mute utility. This tool has been in testing in experimental versions of PowerToys...

MacBook Pro 16 vs LG gram 17: Which laptop should you get?

Apple recently launched the 2021 MacBook Pro, and its announcement made quite the splash. Powered by the new Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chipsets, the MacBook Pro is a very powerful laptop, and on top of that, it's power-efficient, and it brings back classic ports users have been begging for. It's easily one of...

The best Samsung memory products: SSDs, SD cards, and flash drives

Samsung is a well-known brand for many of its products, including smartphones, TVs, and laptops. One area where the company also has a big presence is storage. From SSDs to flash drives and microSD cards, Samsung has all kinds of memory products available. If you've been looking to expand the storage on your laptop, smartphone,...

MacBook Pro vs HP Spectre x360: What laptop should you get?

Apple recently announced its brand-new MacBook Pro 2021 models powered by the Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. These are seriously impressive laptops and are bound to be one of Apple's very best. Of course, that begs the question: how does the MacBook Pro compare to some of its most prominent Windows rivals? In...

XDA Basics: How long do MacBooks last? How long are they supported?

Apple recently introduced the MacBook Pro 2021 models, including the all-new MacBook Pro 14-inch and a major upgrade for the 16-inch model. These two MacBook Pro models are powered by the Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets, which are incredibly powerful relative to their power consumption. Because of that, the new models promise both...

Microsoft Edge is getting new enterprise features for Microsoft 365

Microsoft's Edge browser is getting a handful of new features for business users with Microsoft 365. The idea is to help users "work smarter" by providing seamless context switching and other improvements. These features are rolling out over the next six months. First off, when it comes to context switching, one of the pain points Microsoft is...

Windows 11 Microsoft Store is now available for Windows 10 Insiders

Windows 11 launched a few weeks ago, and one of the many new things it introduced was a revamped Microsoft Store. However, the new Microsoft Store was never meant to be Windows 11 exclusive, and now, it's finally coming to Windows 10. The news was shared by Rudy Huyn, principal architect for the new Microsoft...

Windows 11 is already on over 5% of Windows PCs, according to AdDuplex

Windows 11 is already running on 5% of modern Windows PCs, according to the latest survey from AdDuplex. For those unfamiliar, AdDuplex is a cross-promotion network - that is, an advertising platform - for Microsoft Store apps, and it can be found in over 5,000 apps. The company gathers usage data from apps powered by...

WSATools makes it easier to sideload Android apps on Windows 11

Last week, Android apps finally came to Windows 11 for Insiders enrolled in the Beta channel. Officially, only apps from the Amazon Appstore are available, and only a few of them at that. However, we've already shown you how you can get the Windows Subsystem for Android to run on non-Insider PCs, as well as...

The best laptops you can buy at Walmart in 2022

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and for many of us, that means it's time to buy gifts. Whether it's for yourself or as a gift to a loved one, buying a fancy new laptop is something many will do, and we're here to help. We've already rounded up some of the best laptops you...

Microsoft shares how it’s improving meeting quality in Teams

Microsoft is taking steps to improve the call and meeting quality in Teams meetings through AI and other enhancements that help users stay in the flow of a meeting with fewer distractions. Hybrid work has been a big deal for Microsoft in the past year and a half, but we usually hear about new Teams...