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.

How to dual-boot Windows 11 and Linux on your PC

Windows 11 is now rolling out to PCs around the world, and if you've read our Windows 11 review, you know we recommend the upgrade from Windows 10. It has a brand-new visual design that's more consistent and attractive, and it includes some big new features like support for Android apps. As good as it...

Here are the best 4G LTE laptops you can buy in 2021

Nowadays, the market is flooded with fantastic laptops that can do everything you want and then some. There are lots of devices out there, and you're usually spoiled for choice. However, if you want a laptop that can stay connected on the road, your options are a bit more limited. Laptops with 4G or even...

The best webcams you can buy in 2021

In the past year and a half, we've been spending a lot more time at home. In-person meetings and gatherings have often been replaced by virtual get-togethers, and it's become more important than ever to have a good webcam. However, the PC market hasn't necessarily followed. Be it the result of shrinking bezels or the...

Windows 11 Home vs Windows 11 Pro: Here are the major differences

As you may know, every major version of Windows comes in a few different editions. The same applies to Windows 11, which has mostly the same editions as Windows 10 aside from the upcoming Windows 11 SE for education. For most people though, it's going to come down to Home and Pro. These are the...

Windows 11 will let you change your default browser more easily again

Microsoft is reverting a change in Windows 11 that made it much harder to change your default browser through the system settings. With Windows 11 build 22509, which was released earlier this week, Microsoft has added a button to the Settings app that allows you to quickly change your default browser to whatever you prefer,...

The Surface Laptop Studio with a 512GB SSD is discounted to just $1,500 today only

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but Best Buy is treating Microsoft fans to a pretty sweet deal for a very limited time. Right now, you can get the Surface Laptop Studio - yes, the one that launched just a couple of months ago - at a $300 discount, making it cost just...

Microsoft Edge now says Chrome “is so 2008” if you try to download it

Microsoft has arguably gone too far already with forcing its new Edge browser on users by making it harder to switch your default browser on Windows 11, as well as blocking apps that redirect certain Windows links to your favorite browser. But it turns out things can always get worse, as Microsoft's browser is now...

Microsoft Office’s Windows 11-inspired design is now available

Microsoft has begun rolling out the new design for its Office suite of apps on Windows to the general public, the company announced today. Microsoft initially announced this new design for the Office apps back in the summer, and it's meant to align with Windows 11, which launched just two months ago. The new design features...

Microsoft launches Teams Essentials, a version of Teams for small businesses [Update]

Microsoft today announced the launch of Microsoft Teams Essentials, a new standalone offering based on Teams designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Like many of Microsoft's products and efforts lately, this service came as a result of the changes that happened in the world in the past year and a half. Microsoft Teams Essentials...

These are the best Windows Hello facial recognition laptops in 2021

In recent years, it's become more and more apparent that passwords can be insecure, and they're often very easy to guess, leaving many people unprotected. Beyond that, having to type in a password every time you want to unlock your computer can be a chore. Thankfully, a few years ago, Microsoft introduced Windows Hello, and...

Microsoft PowerToys 0.51 adds a mouse highlighter for presentations

Microsoft's PowerToys suite is getting an update to version 0.51 today, adding a new tool called Mouse Highlighter. This is different from the Find My Mouse feature introduced in the last version, and it's more so geared towards presentations. When you enable Mouse Highlighter - which you can do by pressing Windows + Shift + N simultaneously - a...

Windows 11 Paint update brings a more uniform design for Insiders

Microsoft has released an update for the Windows 11 Paint app for Insiders enrolled in the Dev channel of the program. The update goes further in modernizing the UI elements of the app to align with the rest of Windows 11. When Microsoft first introduced the new Paint app, some dialogs, like the color picker and...