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.

How to run Windows 10 on an Apple Silicon Mac

Ever since Boot Camp was introduced on Macs back in 2006, it hasn't been an uncommon task to run Windows on a Mac. Boot Camp allowed users to dual-boot macOS and Windows, running both operating systems on bare metal hardware. That changes with Apple Silicon. Despite the fact that both Windows 10 and macOS run on...

New Windows 10 preview has better HDR support for color-managed apps

It's Friday, but Microsoft still managed to squeeze out a Windows 10 Insider Preview build in the Dev channel. This week's build is number 21382, and frankly, there's not a whole lot that's new. The big new feature is HDR in color-managed apps. Apps that are going to be affected by this change are those that...

Dolby Vision is coming to Xbox Insiders with an Xbox Series X|S today

If you're an Xbox Insider on the Preview Alpha ring, your console is about to get Dolby Vision support. Unsurprisingly the feature is limited to the new Xbox Series X|S, as it was actually announced at launch. Indeed, Dolby has been clear that the current-gen consoles are the first to have both Dolby Atmos and...

It’s your last chance to get free Galaxy Buds Pro with a Galaxy Book purchase

Last month, Samsung announced a bunch of new laptops, such as the Galaxy Book Pro, the Galaxy Book Pro 360, and the Galaxy Book Flex2 ⍺. As always, there are a bunch of deals if you pre-order. If you order through Samsung.com, you get either a $150 eCertificate or free Galaxy Buds Pro. All of the...

Lenovo has a new portable USB-C battery that can charge your laptop

Today, Lenovo is announcing a new brand called Lenovo Go, and it's all about accessories. The firm said that the mission behind the new brand is to bridge the gap between working in the office and working from home. While the company is obviously planning to expand the brand into a wide array of devices,...

Windows Holographic version 21H1 now available for HoloLens 2

Windows 10 version 21H1 is coming soon. But that also means that other versions of Windows 10 have to get the update as well. And while the client update isn't here yet, others are, such as the Xbox One May update. Another update that arrived today is Windows Holographic version 21H1, which is available for HoloLens. There...

Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 19042.985, 18363.1556 – here’s what’s new

It's the second Tuesday of the month, and that makes it Patch Tuesday. Every supported version of Windows 10 is getting new cumulative updates today. That includes versions 1507, 1607, 1803, 1809, 1909, 2004, and 20H2. However, after today, Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1809 will drop off of the list. If you're on Windows 10...

Windows 10 version 1909 and two others are no longer supported after today

It's once again time to go down the list of versions of Windows 10 that aren't going to be supported anymore. There are actually a few for the month of May, but the most notable one is Windows 10 version 1909. Specifically, Windows 10 version 1909 will no longer be supported in Windows 10 Home and...

MSI’s new gaming laptops have 11th-gen Intel CPUs, up to NVIDIA RTX 3080, and more

Today, MSI is announcing its latest round of gaming and creator laptops. Obviously, it aligns with the launch of Intel's 11th-generation 45W CPUs, codenamed Tiger Lake-H. As MSI notes, these new processors should have a 30% boost over previous generations, but that's not all. Because while the CPU is faster, it comes with PCIe Gen 4,...

Acer refreshes mid-tier gaming laptops with new CPUs and GPUs

Today, Acer announced new gaming laptops from its entry-level and mid-tier. Specifically, it includes new models of its Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300, and Nitro 5 laptops. Like you've probably seen from about seven other OEMs this morning, they include the newly-launched Intel 11th-gen 45W CPUs. They're the first 45W 10nm chips from the...

Lenovo unveils new Legion gaming laptops with 11th-gen CPUs

Thanks to Intel's announcement of its Tiger Lake-H processors today, it's time for the OEM announcements to roll in. Lenovo is announcing new Legion laptops, including a new Legion 7i, Legion 5i Pro, and Legion 5i. There's also a new Legion Y25g-30 gaming monitor. All of the new gaming laptops include Intel 11th-generation processors, hence the...

Intel announces its 11th-gen ‘Tiger Lake-H’ processors for gaming laptops

Today, Intel is announcing its H-series processors from the Tiger Lake family. This is the latest piece of the 11th-gen puzzle, as the firm has already been offering a 35W, quad-core flavor for ultraportable gaming PCs. That was called Tiger Lake-H35, but this is full-blown Tiger Lake-H, which will power some of the best gaming...