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.

Windows 11 could get background stickers and more new features [Update]

Windows 11 is set to get a few new features this month, but we're already looking forward to what might be in store next. A new leak from Twitter user Albacore has shared an early look at new features coming to Windows 11 at some point in the future. Among the new feature are stickers...

Edge 98 is out with multi-profile improvements and more security

Microsoft has updated its Edge browser to version 98, in line with the four-week schedule for new updates. This release comes with some improvements for PCs with multiple Edge profiles, plus a new security mode and other improvements. For users that have multiple Edge profiles set up, you can now create a list of sites that...

New Windows 11 Media Player is now available to Insiders in the Beta channel

Microsoft's new Media Player app for Windows 11 is now available for Windows Insiders in the Beta channel, the company has announced. The app was first rolled out to Insiders in the Dev channel back in November, and it's a unified media player experience that replaces both Groove Music and the Movies & TV apps. The...

Windows Terminal 1.13 comes with a new look for settings and auto-elevated profiles

Microsoft has released Windows Terminal 1.13 Preview today, and the latest version is packing some new changes, as per usual. Meanwhile, Windows Terminal 1.12 is now available as a stable release including all the changes that were available in preview. That includes the to restore windows from a previous session, and a new transparency mode...

Nintendo Switch has officially outsold the Wii and it’s the fifth-best selling console ever

Nintendo recently published their earnings report for the nine months ending on December 31, 2021, and it comes with some big numbers. Specifically, it comes with the news that the Nintendo Switch has officially outsold the Wii, reaching a massive 103.54 million units sold since its launching less than five years ago. This number also...

Microsoft has reportedly cancelled the HoloLens 3 and doesn’t know what to do with AR

Microsoft's AR efforts seem to be misguided and the future of the HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headsets is uncertain. According to a report by Business Insider, Microsoft has cancelled plans to release the would-be HoloLens 3. The report cites sources inside Microsoft, with one specifically saying this may be the end of the road for...

How to make a meme in 2022 so you can (try to) be funny

Memes have become the language of the internet, and everyone is using them. It's gotten to the point where it's hard to define what a meme really is. Nowadays, memes can really be almost any image used in the right context. Any image used as a reaction to a specific situation can be a meme,...

How to block websites on Google Chrome (and other browsers)

The internet is the source of all kinds of knowledge, information, and entertainment these days. It allows you to be here right now, reading this article, so it's a pretty big deal. But there's a time and place for everything, and you've probably noticed that it's all too easy to get distracted on the internet....

Microsoft Teams news for January 2022 include music mode, front row on Windows, and more

We're already in February, and in typical Microsoft fashion, the company has let us know all the new features that rolled out to Teams users during the month of January. As per usual, the list of changes and news is massive, so there's a lot to go through, but it's not as big as some...

New NVIDIA Studio Driver adds support for RTX 3080 Ti laptops

NVIDIA has released the latest version of its Studio drivers, geared towards users with a creative focus. The latest version of the NVIDIA Studio driver adds support for the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti laptop GPUs, which were announced at CES 2022. A handful of laptops featuring NVIDIA's new GPUs are already available...

Microsoft’s deal to buy Activision could yet be killed

Microsoft's acquisition deal for Activision Blizzard is set to be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States, according to people familiar with the situation. The information was reported by Bloomberg, who noted that the FTC has become more aggressive in its stance on large corporate acquisitions. Typically, the process would have been...

The best laptops for mining cryptocurrency in 2022

Over the past few years, interest in cryptocurrencies has surged significantly. Not only has the ever-popular Bitcoin grown a lot, but a wealth of other cryptocurrencies have sprung up, including Ethereum, Dogecoin, and many more. Typically, mining cryptocurrency is something that's done on desktop PCs, and that's part of the reason GPU prices have skyrocketed...