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.

Apple rolls back some Safari design changes in macOS Monterey beta

When Apple announced its next-gen operating systems back in June, it said that it's going to redesign Safari in macOS Monterey. One of the things that's set to change is the tab experience, which was seen in the first developer beta. One thing that went away was the address bar, something that people apparently weren't too...

Microsoft announces Windows 365, a subscription service for Windows 11 in the cloud

At its Inspire partner conference, Microsoft is announcing Windows 365. Indeed, it's exactly what it sounds like; it's a paid subscription service for Windows. But let's get one thing out of the way. It's not for consumers. This is a business product that's going to let you stream Windows 10 or Windows 11. It's like...

The new Razer Blade 17 packs a Core i9-11900H and RTX 3080 graphics

Today, Razer is announcing its new Razer Blade 17, along with a refresh of its base model Razer Blade 15. The Blade 17's claim to fame is that it has the most powerful Intel processor found in a Razer laptop to date. It includes an Intel Core i9-11900H. The CPU has eight cores and 16 threads,...

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19043.1110, 19042.1110 – here’s what’s new

Today is the second Tuesday of the month, making it Patch Tuesday. That means that all supported versions of Windows are getting updated today. For consumers, that includes Windows 10 versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004. To make things easy, they all get the same update. There's no update for the Windows 11 preview though, despite Microsoft...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Review: Premium improvements with legacy support

Lenovo has done a lot with its flagship ThinkPad X1 lineup over the past year. It went all in on innovative designs that weren't possible a year ago, like the ThinkPad X1 Nano and the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga. Still, it moved forward with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which are...

New Windows 11 preview comes with new taskbar features, but not the one you want

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 build 22000.65 to the Dev channel, its second ever public beta build of the new OS. Being that it's the second preview of a major new operating system, you might be expecting big new features, but you'd be mistaken. The list of new features is pretty minor, but they...

Intel is discontinuing the Lakefield chips that were supposed to go in the Surface Neo

Two years ago, Intel's Lakefield processors were something of a big deal. They were Intel's first attempt at replicating the big.LITTLE architecture that we see on ARM chips. Of course, Intel isn't one to admit that it makes little anything, so Intel's Hybrid Technology was called big-bigger. Now, Intel Lakefield is being discontinued, or at...

Microsoft Cloud PC reportedly being announced next week

Microsoft's Cloud PC is something that's been rumored for a while. In fact, the rumors date back to the Windows 10X days, before any of us were talking about Windows 11. According to a new report from ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is finally set to announce it next week. Codenamed Project Deschutes, Cloud PC is...

The Windows 11 system requirements aren’t the end of the world

It's been a week since Microsoft announced Windows 11, and the dust is finally starting to settle. There are a bunch of new features on the way. Windows is getting an all-new design, a new notification center, Quick Settings, Android app support, and improvements across the board. But the one Windows 11 change that's caught...

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Review: Ryzen 5000 and RTX 30 performance, and a 16:10 screen

One of the big stories around Lenovo's Legion 5 Pro is that it now comes with a 16-inch 16:10 QHD display. Considering the amount of power that's under the hood here, there's a lot going on with what's technically Lenovo's mainstream gaming laptop, or a Pro version of it. I can tell you that with AMD...

Which Android apps do you want to see on Windows 11?

Windows 11 is official, and if you're a Windows Insider, you can test the first preview right now. Unfortunately, one of the big new features, Android app support, isn't yet available in the first Windows 11 Insider Preview. A look back at Android on Windows Talk about Android app support in Windows has been around for a...

Microsoft is changing the BSOD color to black in Windows 11

Microsoft is changing up the screen you see when your PC crashes. With Windows 11, you're going to see the black screen of death, whereas with Windows 10, you get a blue screen. It's the first big change since the company started giving Windows Insiders green screens (a GSOD, instead of a BSOD) to differentiate...