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 has a new Windows 10 build with a refreshed Segoe UI font

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21376 to the Dev channel. For this week's build, there's not a whole lot that's new. The key new feature is that Microsoft refreshed the Segoe UI font. Obviously, it's not the most thrilling of changes. The font is designed for 9pt, so it works well at that...

HP Elite Folio First Impressions: HP returns to Windows on ARM

It's been a while since HP released a Windows on ARM PC. It was one of the first companies to do so with the Envy x2, but it wasn't on board with the next two generations. Now HP is back with the Elite Folio; yes, this time it's a business PC. In fact, the HP...

The HP EliteOne 800 All-in-One is made for hybrid work scenarios

Today, HP is announcing a range of new business desktop PCs. At the top of the lineup is the HP EliteOne 800 All-in-One. The firm says that it's designed for hybrid work environments, and indeed, it makes some interesting choices. For example, it actually comes with two 5MP cameras, one that's front-facing and one that's rear-facing....

How to change the SSD on the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

One of the key features in all of Microsoft's latest Surface PCs is removable storage. It debuted in the Surface Laptop 3, one of the best AMD Ryzen laptops around. That includes the Surface Laptop 4 of course, so you can swap out the SSD. It's actually a pretty rare feature in modern ultrabooks. It's...

Lenovo has a new Yoga tablet with HDMI input

Lenovo's strategy when it comes to Android tablets in recent years has focused on hybrid use cases. For example, the Yoga Tab P10 was Alexa-enabled and docked in a speaker to become a smart speaker. The Yoga Smart Tab had Google Assistant, and you could hang it on the wall as a smart picture frame...

How to clean the Alcantara keyboard on the Surface Laptop 4

Alcantara fabric has been a staple of the Surface Laptop since it debuted. At the time, it came in four colors -- Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, Platinum, and Graphite Gold. Microsoft also introduced the Signature Type Cover, an Alcantara keyboard for the Surface Pro. The colors changed over the years, and now Alcantara is just an...

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is showing up all over the place

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU is coming. While most leaks shouldn't be taken too seriously until the product is announced, the RTX 3080 Ti has just been leaked so many times by now. The latest was by Reddit user FaisalKhatib (spotted by VideoCardz). According to the post, the MSI Suprim X was spotted at a...

Microsoft’s Edge browser is now available in beta for Linux

Today, Microsoft released its Edge browser in the Beta channel for Linux. It's been available in the Dev channel since Ignite last year. That means that if you're on Linux or even for Chromebooks, you can test a more stable version of the browser. If you choose to download it, you're going to get Edge 91....

Microsoft has a new Reading Progress feature in Teams

In a blog post thanking teachers for all of their work throughout the pandemic, Microsoft announced a new Reading Progress feature that's on its way to Teams. Essentially, it records the student while they're reading. It then gives a rating of words per minute and has an accuracy rating. It's also integrated into Education Insights. That...

Microsoft is finally killing off Flash in Windows 10 this summer

Support for Adobe Flash has been fading away for some time now. It's been removed from all modern browsers, and it's been unsupported by Adobe since the beginning of the year. Microsoft has been slowly killing it off in Windows 10 by offering an update to remove the software. For most people, that update installed automatically...

XDA Basics: Can I use an external monitor with the M1 iMac?

Apple's new iMac is here, complete with pretty colors and an M1 processor. We called the MacBook Air with M1 the best affordable laptop for Apple users, and the iMac should deliver that level of quality for desktop users. But before you order, you'll need to know if you can still use your sweet multi-monitor...

Surface Laptop 4 vs Surface Pro 7: Which Surface device is the right choice for you?

The latest portable PC from Microsoft is the Surface Laptop 4, but the Redmond firm offers a wide variety of Surface devices. The one that has the most parity with the Surface Laptop 4 is the Surface Pro 7. They're both under the premium umbrella and they both have similar internals, but they have different...