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 365 free trials paused temporarily due to “unbelievable response”

It didn't take very long. It was this Monday that Microsoft launched Windows 365, its cloud PC service announced in July. Just about one day later, though, the company had to pause free trials for the service. In its official Microsoft 365 Twitter profile, the company announced that it was seeing "significant demand" for Windows...

These are the best replacement charger options for the MacBook Pro

When you spend over $1,000 on a premium laptop like the MacBook Pro, it's only natural you'd want it to last as long as possible. Of course accidents do happen, and you can still break or lose your charger. There's no reason to buy a new laptop just because your charger broke, though. It's fairly...

Windows 10 will automatically block unwanted apps later this month

Microsoft is enabling a new security feature in Windows 10 which automatically blocks potentially unwanted apps (PUAs). The ability to block PUAs in Windows isn't completely new, and Microsoft added this option to Windows Security with the May 2021 Update for Windows 10. However, it's disabled by default, so you have to go into the...

Beware: Touch ID on Apple’s Magic Keyboard won’t work with Intel Macs

After launching the 24-inch iMac with the Apple M1 chipset earlier this year, Apple finally made the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID available separately today. This new Magic Keyboard allows you to sign into your Mac desktop more easily, so it was always weird that you couldn't buy it on its own. However, it's not...

You can now buy Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for M1 Macs

Apple launched the 24-inch iMac earlier this year, and with it came a handful of new peripherals. It came with a new charger, plus a new color-matched mouse, trackpad, and keyboard. The Magic Keyboard got another substantial update, though: the addition of Touch ID. The problem is you couldn't buy that new Magic Keyboard unless...

Windows 365 is now available, starting at $20 per user per month

Windows 365, Microsoft's Cloud PC subscription service, is available for businesses starting today. If you haven't heard, Windows 365 is a new subscription that lets users create virtual PCs in the cloud. This makes those PCs available to use on all kinds of devices, wherever the user is. It's only meant for companies, so you...

Surface Pro 9: Release date, price, and everything you need to know

It's been over nine months since Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 8, which is quite a fantastic device. Bringing big new features like Thunderbolt 4 and a 120Hz display, it's easily one of the best Surface devices ever, and one of the best laptops you can buy right now, too. But it's never too early...

How to install Hyper-V on Windows 11 Home

Every major release of Windows comes in a few different editions, or SKUs, which have different features. The upcoming Windows 11 is no different, and we already know it'll come in editions like Home, Pro, and more. One of the big features that's usually exclusive to Pro editions of Windows is Hyper-V, but with some...

These are some of the best laptops you can buy for seniors in August 2021

If you’re looking to buy a new laptop for your elderly parents or grandparents, it's important to consider a few factors before making your choice. There are some fantastic laptops out there, but that doesn't mean they're all the greatest choice for older users. Finding the best laptop for seniors is a bit more tricky...

These are the best cases for the 15-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

Microsoft makes some great premium PCs, and its Surface family is one of the well-known brands out there. They're all great laptops and worthy of competing with the best laptops on the market. Among the Surface line, the Surface Laptop 4 is one of the best PCs you can buy right now, featuring the latest...

GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs are breaking while playing Amazon’s New World [Updated]

Amazon has been trying to break into gaming with some in-house efforts over the past couple of years. However, the company hasn't been too successful. Last year, it released Crucible after six years of development, and shortly after release, it sent the game back into the beta phase before ultimately canceling it altogether. But that's not...

Here are the best replacement chargers for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

The Surface Laptop 4 is currently one of Microsoft's best Surface PCs. It has a traditional laptop form factor, but it comes with touchscreen support and a premium design you can't really find anywhere else. It also comes with top-tier performance thanks to its high-end specs. But even high-end products can have problems, and you...