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.

Alleged Windows 11 screenshots leak and it looks a lot like Windows 10X

Next week, Microsoft is set to announce Windows 11. A major part of it is that it's going to have a big overhaul in the UX, the codename for which is Sun Valley. As we know, a large part of the UX shift is going to come from the Windows 10X shell, and as we...

Dell XPS 13 9310 Review: OLED makes this laptop even sweeter

Everyone already knows that the Dell XPS 13 is one of the best laptops around, right? Oh good. Thanks for reading, everyone! Just kidding. There's so much to talk about when it comes to the XPS 13, and what amazes me is how the lineup continues to get better with each generation. I remember when the...

Razer announces its first AMD-based gaming laptop with Ryzen 5000

Razer has traditionally been an Intel shop, at least as far as its PCs are concerned. In fact, up until recently, it's only ever used a 45W Core i7 in its laptops. As the company once told me, it knows what has worked for it, and it continues to do that. Now, it's introducing its...

Microsoft is making its own Xbox game streaming devices for TVs

Today, Microsoft expanded on its ambitious plans for gaming. As usual, this includes Xbox Game Pass and its various SKUs, but more importantly, part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is game streaming. And if you're a Microsoft watcher, then you know that the cloud is where it's at. Microsoft has a ton of plans to...

Android 12’s Material You wallpaper-based theming is now live

Google released Android 12 beta 2 today, and as the OS gets closer to release, there are a bunch of changes. One thing that the Mountain View firm promised back at Google I/O was that the theme of the device could automatically adjust to your wallpaper with Android 12. That's now live in the new...

Moto G Stylus 5G offers pen support and fast connectivity on a budget

Today, Motorola is introducing the Moto G Stylus 5G, and it's essentially a 5G version of the model that was introduced back at CES. There are a few key differences between the two, the most obvious being support for sub-6GHz 5G connectivity. To make that happen, the new Moto G Stylus 5G has a Snapdragon 480...

How to install the tvOS 15 Developer Beta with spatial audio

During Apple's WWDC keynote, one thing that Apple didn't talk about was tvOS. It did briefly mention that tvOS 15 will include spatial audio, but that's about it. This isn't uncommon, of course. After all, there's only so much that you add to a content-consumption platform. Nevertheless, you can get your hands on the tvOS 15...

How to install the watchOS 8 Developer Beta with new workouts and more

Apple announced watchOS 8 today, and the developer beta is out. Coming this fall, it's part of a long list of updates unveiled at WWDC, and there's actually a fair bit of things that are new. There are new Wallet features, which will let you store your ID and even car keys. And as usual, there...

How to install the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Developer Beta

If you're the type to get excited about new features coming to iPhone and iPad, well, that's probably why you're here right now. Apple announced iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 today, and you can get your hands on the developer betas right now. There's quite a bit that's new. In FaceTime, you can now share music...

How to install the macOS Monterey Developer Beta

Today, Apple held its keynote for its WWDC 2021 conference, announcing big updates for all of its operating systems, including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and of course, macOS Monterey. macOS Monterey has a lot of new stuff, such as Universal Control, which lets you control multiple devices with the keyboard and trackpad...

Microsoft isn’t releasing any new Windows preview builds until after Windows 11 event

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21390.1000 to the Dev channel. It's yet another cumulative update with no features or fixes, designed to test the servicing pipeline. What's more interesting is that the blog post said that updates like this one are all we're going to get for the next several weeks, as opposed...

Safari gets a reimagined UI on macOS, extensions on iOS and iPadOS

Today at the WWDC 2021 keynote, Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey. While some of it is about features that we're getting on iOS, like new FaceTime features, there's also a lot that's coming to Safari. And on macOS, Safari has been totally redesigned. Apple said that it rethought the entire browser experience with Safari on macOS....