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.

Need more storage? Here’s how to replace the SSD on the Surface Pro 8

The Surface Pro 8 is one of the best devices Microsoft has made in recent years, and it's hard to deny that it does a lot right. With a bigger, high-resolution 120Hz screen, a new design with Thunderbolt ports, and a spec bump, it's truly a great laptop as you can see in our Surface...

These are the best video editing laptops in 2022

Nowadays, there are a lot of fantastic laptops out there, and choosing one can be difficult. Having more choice is usually better and it means that even if you're looking for a specific type of laptop, you have options. For example, if you're a content creator, we've already rounded up some of the best laptops...

Microsoft invites people to pirate Office by offering a 50% discount

As much as we might advise against it, it's no secret that tons of people run pirated versions of Microsoft Office. It's one of the most common tools used for school and work, and many people can't afford or simply choose not to buy a genuine copy. Now, Microsoft is taking an interesting approach to...

NVIDIA GeForce Now adds support for 1600p streaming on Mac, Ubisoft account linking

Every so often, NVIDIA shares some upgrades for its GeForce Now streaming service, and this month is no different. For its December update, NVIDIA is adding support for Ubisoft Connect account linking in GeForce Now, as well as improving the streaming experience on Mac. Of course, it's also adding new titles to the service. Let's start...

Download the Windows 11 wallpaper in Pantone’s Color of the Year 2022

The Windows 11 Bloom wallpaper is getting a new touch thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Pantone. Microsoft has just released a new theme on the Microsoft Store featuring four new Windows 11 wallpapers emphasizing Pantone's Color of the Year 2022, 17-3938 Very Peri. This color is a shade of purple, and described as a...

Stardock launches Fences 4 to help you organize your Windows desktop

Stardock, the developer of popular apps including Start11, is launching Fences 4, the latest version of its software to help you organize your desktop. If you're not familiar with it, Fences is an app that lets you create areas (called fences) on our desktop, allowing you to organize your shortcuts and files into these distinct...

These are the best Microsoft Surface PCs in 2021

Ever since the inception of Microsoft's Surface line of products, they were meant to be showcase devices. Like Google's Nexus (and now Pixel) family, Surface devices are supposed to show other companies what can and should be done with a Windows PC. The original Surface Pro arguably kicked the convertible market into gear. In the...

How to dual-boot Windows 10 and Windows 11 on the same PC

Windows 11 is now available and rolling out to users around the world. If you've read our Windows 11 review, you know there's a lot to love about this new OS, but there's also some risk involved with trying a brand-new operating system. Some issues may still pop up, so it's good to have a...

Windows 11 is getting a new Notepad with dark mode support

Microsoft is rolling out a new version of the classic Notepad to Windows Insiders trying out Windows 11 in the Dev channel. As you might expect, the new app brings Notepad much more in line with the design language of Windows 11, including things like the Mica transparency effect and new iconography. Perhaps most importantly,...

Windows 11 is significantly slowing down some NVMe SSDs

Windows 11 is once again being causing some issues for users, this time with numerous reports of slower performance of NVMe SSDs using the operating system. The reports can be found on multiple Reddit threads, as well as on Microsoft's support forums (via Neowin), and they're actually not new. Reports on this problem go back a...

XDA Basics: Here’s how to download and install Windows 11

Windows 11 is finally here, and if you've read our review, you know we found it to fix many of the mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8 and 10. This is the most visually appealing operating system Microsoft has made in a while, including tons of redesigned apps and visual elements. It has new features...

OneDrive finally has a native app for ARM PCs [Update]

Microsoft has finally released a version for OneDrive designed to run natively on ARM computers, including both Windows-based ARM devices and Apple Silicon Macs. If you have the OneDrive app for Windows or macOS, that means you can now opt to get the native ARM app instead of the emulated versions. And that, in turn,...