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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.

Dell revamps its Mobile Connect app to take on Microsoft’s Your Phone

Dell's Mobile Connect app has been shipping in the company's PCs for a while now. It predates Microsoft's Your Phone service, and frankly, it's offered better and more functionality since day one. The biggest example of this is that it's always had iOS support, something that Microsoft hasn't even publicly attempted. These days, Dell Mobile...

Microsoft Teams Chat is coming to the Windows 11 preview today

While Windows 11 has been in testing with Insiders for weeks now, there have been some features missing. One of those features is Microsoft Teams chat, which is in the Windows 11 preview beginning today. You'll be able to send and receive messages from any of your devices, and the person that you're talking to...

Adobe Premiere Pro for Apple Silicon comes out of beta

Today, Adobe is releasing Premiere Pro version 15.4, and while there are a bunch of new features, the big story is that it comes with native support for Apple Silicon. Apple's custom ARM processors are cable of running both native ARM64 apps and emulated x64 apps; however, native always performs better. In fact, some features are a...

Intel drops a possible hint that Windows 11 is coming in October

It's been nearly a month since Microsoft officially announced Windows 11, and if you're a Windows Insider, you can test it out now. All the company has said about when it will be publicly available is that it's coming this holiday season. However, there have been various hints that Windows 11 is coming in October. For...

Microsoft breaks down context menu changes in Windows 11

A big part of Windows 11 is an entirely new design language. The Start Menu and taskbar are redesigned and centered, and the OS has an entirely new look and feel. One of the smaller changes that was made in Windows 11 is that there are new context menus. In a blog post today, the...

HP Elite Dragonfly Max Review: A phenomenal business convertible

One of my favorite convertible laptops is the HP Elite Dragonfly. Naturally, when the company offered to send out the Dragonfly Max for review, I jumped at it. In fact, all of HP's EliteBooks are really good; even the mainstream EliteBook 800 series stands out above the rest. The Elite Dragonfly series (I guess it's called...

Yet another Print Spooler vulnerability found in Windows

It's been a rough couple of weeks in the world of Windows 10 security vulnerabilities. A print spooler issue called PrintNightmare was exposed by a group that thought it was already patched. Microsoft issued an out-of-band patch to fix it. The only problem was that the cumulative update didn't actually fix it properly. Now, there's another...

Microsoft details new features in Windows 10 version 21H2

When Microsoft announced Windows 11 last month, it confirmed that there was also going to be a new feature update to Windows 10 coming later this year. Today, Microsoft has formally announced Windows 10 version 21H2. As expected, there's not much that's new. Unsurprisingly, the bulk of the new features that are in development are being...

New Windows 11 preview comes with a new widget and acrylic context menus

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22000.71 to the Dev channel. It seems to be the case that the company isn't going to be seeding a lot of new features through the Windows Insider Program. It looks like what we have is what we're going to get, with the exception of some...

Microsoft starts talking about Windows 365 pricing

This week at its Inspire 2021 partner conference, Microsoft announced Windows 365, its Windows 10 and Windows 11 subscription offering in the cloud. At the time, the company said that Windows 365 pricing would be made public when the service is available on August 2, but it did let one detail slip in a session. For...

Windows 11 Wishlist – Here’s what we want to see in the new OS!

Last month, we made a list of 15 features that we want to see in Windows 11. The OS is official now, and for the most part, we know what we're getting. There's actually quite a bit. It starts with a big visual overhaul, including a centered Start Menu and taskbar, rounded corners, a new...

Microsoft Edge gets updated in Dev channel with Windows 11 design

Last week, it was spotted that Edge Canary has a flag in it that enables some visual changes in Windows 11. Now, the new Windows 11 design is getting promoted to Edge in the Dev channel, although you'll still need to enable a flag to use it. The new Edge Dev build is version 93.0.946.1, and...