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.

Lenovo’s new lineup of Accessories includes a Wireless Charger for Laptops

Last month, Lenovo announced its new Lenovo Go brand of accessories. There were only two devices at the time, but today, the firm is ready to unveil a broad range of products. Unfortunately, none of them are coming until later on this year. Probably the coolest thing on the list is the Lenovo Go USB-C Wireless...

Windows 10 version 21H1 is now available to more devices

Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, also known as version 21H1, last month. Starting today, it's opening up the feature update to more users, but still to 'seekers'. Here's how it works. When you hit check for updates, your PC will find Windows 10 version 21H1, and then you'll see a message in Settings...

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 is as cheap as it gets for Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is coming to a close, so it's your last chance to get your hands on some deals. The deals aren't limited to Amazon either. Over at Best Buy, there's a hefty discount being offered on Microsoft Surface Pro 7, and it's being bundled with the black Type Cover. The model of the Surface...

Microsoft adds basic photo editing features to OneDrive

Microsoft is announcing some new OneDrive features today, and they're mostly about photo editing. Specifically with OneDrive.com and OneDrive for Android, there are some new, basic photo editing features on the way. In the announcement, there are three sections of new editing tools: cropping, rotating and flipping, and light and color adjustments. Most of it is...

If the new Windows 11 design is all there is, I’d be fine with that

We're now only a couple days away from the launch of Windows 11 and thanks to a leak, we've seen much of the design. If you went ahead and installed Windows 11 build 21996.1, you probably came to the same conclusion as everyone else -- it's just Windows 10 with a new design. I'm a Windows user,...

Lenovo’s best ThinkPad is over 50% off today

Topping out list of best ThinkPads is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga. The only thing is that it's pretty expensive. According to Lenovo.com, it will run you $3,369 for a model with a Core i5, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Today, you can get that model for $1,529.74. To be clear, Lenovo.com almost never...

Dell’s latest XPS 13 laptop gets a hefty discount for Prime Day

Any time that there are tons of deals, like on Prime Day or Black Friday, that tends to be an opportunity for laptop vendors to clear out old stock. Indeed, you're going to see lots of laptops with 10th-gen Intel or AMD Ryzen 4000 processors on sale today. But with the Dell XPS 13, you...

Samsung Galaxy Book Go First Impressions: I can’t believe it’s so cheap

When I think of a laptop that costs under $400, I think of something that no one should buy under any circumstances. I think of thick, heavy laptops with terrible battery life and often, underpowered processors. But now, the Samsung Galaxy Book Go is on my desk, and my first impressions are not what I...

Windows 11 apparently offers big performance improvements over Windows 10

Microsoft is set to announce Windows 11 next week, and in case you missed it, a build of the new OS leaked this week. Now, one user is citing some big Windows 11 performance improvements over Windows 10. It comes from YouTuber Ben Anonymous, who's claiming to be using an official build of Windows 11. It's...

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19043.1081 to Insiders – here’s what’s new

Today, Microsoft is releasing a new cumulative update for Windows Insiders on the Beta and Release Preview channels. The cumulative update is KB5003690, and it brings the build number to 19043.1081 or 19042.1081, depending if you're on Windows 10 version 21H1 or 20H2, respectively. Indeed, while the Windows Insider Program is supposed to be about what's...

Microsoft adds a Windows 11 developer event to the June 24 lineup

Just a week from now, Microsoft is set to announce Windows 11 at a live-streamed event. A build of it leaked already, so while we've seen the UI, there's still likely more to tell. The company just added a second event to its public calendar for that date, and this one is for Windows 11...

Microsoft redesigns Whiteboard with a focus on hybrid work

Microsoft today announced an all-new version of its Whiteboard application. The focus of the new app is hybrid work, even though that was, more or less, the focus of the old one. Microsoft Whiteboard is an app that does exactly what it sounds like, but people can collaborate on the whiteboard in real time. First up...