Posts From Rich Woods

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 Teams adds new features to try getting your friends and family to ditch Zoom

Well over a year ago, right when the COVID-19 pandemic was starting, Microsoft announced that it was rebranding Office 365 to Microsoft 365. That also came with new features, such as a new Microsoft Family Safety app and consumer features for Microsoft Teams. Now, those consumer features in Teams are finally here, the Redmond firm announced...

Apple will offer Lossless Audio in Apple Music without a price hike

Today, Apple announced Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos coming to Apple Music. The idea is that the audio experience is multidimensional, therefore being more immersive. Thousands of songs will be available with Spatial Audio at launch, but the Cupertino firm is going to be offering the entire catalog of 75 million songs with Lossless Audio. Interestingly,...

Photoshop now available for Windows on ARM in mediocre support push from Adobe

When Microsoft announced the Surface Pro X back in October 2019, Adobe was there to show off its new Fresco drawing application. It explicitly promised to bring Fresco to Windows on ARM, but later on, it confirmed that the entire Adobe CC suite would be coming to the platform. It's been a slow move from there. Photoshop...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: A winner with big improvements

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 was already one of the best business laptops around. This year, it has some solid changes that really put it over the top. For example, it has a taller, 16:10 display. 16:9 was the standard on laptops for a long time, and that really only ever happened because movies...

How to run Windows 10 on an Apple Silicon Mac

Ever since Boot Camp was introduced on Macs back in 2006, it hasn't been an uncommon task to run Windows on a Mac. Boot Camp allowed users to dual-boot macOS and Windows, running both operating systems on bare metal hardware. That changes with Apple Silicon. Despite the fact that both Windows 10 and macOS run on...

New Windows 10 preview has better HDR support for color-managed apps

It's Friday, but Microsoft still managed to squeeze out a Windows 10 Insider Preview build in the Dev channel. This week's build is number 21382, and frankly, there's not a whole lot that's new. The big new feature is HDR in color-managed apps. Apps that are going to be affected by this change are those that...

Dolby Vision is coming to Xbox Insiders with an Xbox Series X|S today

If you're an Xbox Insider on the Preview Alpha ring, your console is about to get Dolby Vision support. Unsurprisingly the feature is limited to the new Xbox Series X|S, as it was actually announced at launch. Indeed, Dolby has been clear that the current-gen consoles are the first to have both Dolby Atmos and...

It’s your last chance to get free Galaxy Buds Pro with a Galaxy Book purchase

Last month, Samsung announced a bunch of new laptops, such as the Galaxy Book Pro, the Galaxy Book Pro 360, and the Galaxy Book Flex2 ⍺. As always, there are a bunch of deals if you pre-order. If you order through Samsung.com, you get either a $150 eCertificate or free Galaxy Buds Pro. All of the...

Lenovo has a new portable USB-C battery that can charge your laptop

Today, Lenovo is announcing a new brand called Lenovo Go, and it's all about accessories. The firm said that the mission behind the new brand is to bridge the gap between working in the office and working from home. While the company is obviously planning to expand the brand into a wide array of devices,...

Windows Holographic version 21H1 now available for HoloLens 2

Windows 10 version 21H1 is coming soon. But that also means that other versions of Windows 10 have to get the update as well. And while the client update isn't here yet, others are, such as the Xbox One May update. Another update that arrived today is Windows Holographic version 21H1, which is available for HoloLens. There...

Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 19042.985, 18363.1556 – here’s what’s new

It's the second Tuesday of the month, and that makes it Patch Tuesday. Every supported version of Windows 10 is getting new cumulative updates today. That includes versions 1507, 1607, 1803, 1809, 1909, 2004, and 20H2. However, after today, Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1809 will drop off of the list. If you're on Windows 10...

Windows 10 version 1909 and two others are no longer supported after today

It's once again time to go down the list of versions of Windows 10 that aren't going to be supported anymore. There are actually a few for the month of May, but the most notable one is Windows 10 version 1909. Specifically, Windows 10 version 1909 will no longer be supported in Windows 10 Home and...