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Rich Woods
Rich Woods

Managing Editor for XDA Computing. I've been covering tech from smartphones to PCs since 2013. If you see me at a trade show, come say hi and let me ask you weird questions about why you use the tech you use.

Microsoft is ditching its biannual Windows Server updates

Microsoft is abandoning its efforts to deliver feature updates to Windows Server twice a year. The practice began alongside Windows 10, so it should come as no surprise that alongside Windows 11, that practice is changing. After all, Windows 11 isn't getting biannual updates either. However, while Windows 11 is getting annual updates, Windows Server...

Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 Review: The workhorse of the ThinkPad family

Known as the workhorse of the lineup, Lenovo's ThinkPad T14 is the best-selling product in the ThinkPad range. It's meant to check the right boxes, and not let you down when you need it. It's dependable, it has MIL-STD-810G durability, and more. Indeed, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 is the ultimate mainstream business laptop,...

Windows 11 is coming – Here’s everything we know about the new Windows

After what seemed like ages of waiting, Microsoft has finally announced what it's calling "the next generation of Windows". Windows 11 is a major, major change. It's representative of a big shift in how Microsoft delivers Windows, but it's also a big UX overhaul as well. On top of that, it's getting new Android app...

Windows 11 is reportedly already on about 1% of PCs

AdDuplex has released its latest Windows usage report, which now includes Windows 11. The data is based on data collected from about 5,000 apps that use AdDuplex SDK version 2 or higher, and it was collected on July 26. The company noted that there were a total of about 60,000 PCs surveyed. The biggest news is...

Qualcomm has a new partner to build its chips: Intel

Next year, Qualcomm is set to introduce a new custom ARM architecture that's going to compete with Intel's processors. But a couple of years later than that, Intel might be building Qualcomm's chips. Today, Intel laid out its roadmap through 2025, renaming its process nodes and showing what each generation will look like. One of...

Intel lays out its roadmap through 2025, renames its process nodes

Intel is a company that's firing on all cylinders right now, as freshly minted CEO Pat Gelsinger aims to drive the company forward toward catching up in the (many) areas where it's lost ground to competitors. Today, the company laid its cards on the table, showing off its roadmap through 2025, but also emphasizing its...

Some Microsoft Store apps on Windows 11 will be updated externally

Ever since we've become accustomed to using curated stores to get apps on our smartphones, the benefits have been obvious. The apps are more secure, since they've been vetted by the platform vendor. They're also seamlessly updated in the background, and usually easier to remove. With Windows 11, Microsoft is redesigning its app store and...

Microsoft might be putting a real camera on the Surface Duo 2

When Microsoft's Surface Duo shipped last year, it represented Microsoft's return to the smartphone space, although it's an Android phone this time. Unfortunately, the device was problematic. It had year-old hardware and the camera simply couldn't live up to the $1,399 price tag. At the very least, it looks like the camera is going to...

People are getting malware from fake Windows 11 installers

It's wild to have to say this, but if you're planning to install Windows 11, you should get it from official sources. As it turns out, people who are using alternative methods to get Windows 11 are also getting some malware along with it, according to Kaspersky. There's one malicious file called 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1...

New Windows 11 preview build comes with more rounded corners and Focus Assist in the Notification Center

Microsoft released this week's Windows 11 Insider Preview today, bringing the build number to 22000.100. There's not a whole lot that's new. Indeed, one of the key features that was missing - Teams integration - arrived for Insiders earlier this week. That didn't even require an update to get it. Note that Microsoft is doing...

Microsoft Edge 92 is out with a Password Health Manager and more

Microsoft is releasing version 92 of its Edge browser today. As usual, it comes with a bunch of new features, such as a Password Health Manager. The Password Health Manager does exactly what it sounds like. It's going to tell you if the password that you're saving isn't very secure, or if you've used that...

Windows 11 is getting an LTSC version, but not yet

When Windows 11 arrives this holiday season, there is going to be a ton of changes. It looks totally different, supports Android apps, and more. There are also changes coming to how Windows 11 is updated and how it's supported, so just in case you were worried about it, you'll be pleased to know that...