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 is finally bringing widgets on the home screen to iPadOS 15

Today, Apple held its keynote for WWDC, announcing new software updates like iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey. For iPadOS 15, Apple is finally delivering some key iOS 14 features like home screen widgets. Indeed, last year, the Cupertino firm delivered home screen widgets for the iPhone, but iPad users...

Windows 11 is coming – Here’s everything we know about Microsoft’s next major software update

Soon, Microsoft is going to launch what it's calling "the next generation of Windows". All signs point to it being called Windows 11. While Windows 11 is getting a full version bump when Microsoft said it was going to use "Windows 10" forever, that's not the only reason it's the next generation of Windows. This...

Microsoft seems set to launch Windows 11 this month

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a launch event for "the next generation of Windows". But even before then, there's been a lot of speculation on what this new version will be called. All signs are starting to point to the launch of Windows 11. The firm hasn't publicly said so, and won't until its big...

Samsung has two new ARM-powered laptops, the Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G

Today, Samsung announced the heavily-leaked Galaxy Book Go and the Galaxy Book Go 5G, two similar but different laptops. The former uses Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset, while the latter has a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. "PCs continue to enable our digital lives, helping us connect to our friends and family, work remotely, and...

The Best Windows laptops with Number Pads for Summer 2021 come from HP, LG, Samsung, and others!

If you're looking for a good laptop with a number pad on the keyboard, the first thing you have to know is that you'll be looking at laptops in 15- to 17-inch sizes. You don't see number pads on 13-inch laptops, since they're simply too small. But while many 15-inch laptops have number pads, many...

Microsoft to announce the next generation of Windows on June 24

For some time now, we've known that there are big changes coming to Microsoft's desktop operating system. It's the worst kept secret at Microsoft, and now, the Redmond firm is finally ready to take the wraps off of the next generation of Windows. CEO Satya Nadella called it just that when he teased it at Build....

Microsoft announces Edge 92 will get Automatic HTTPS

Microsoft has announced that it's bringing Automatic HTTPS to its Edge browser with version 92. It's currently available in preview through the Dev and Canary channels. Here's how it works. When you type a URL, you're obviously not starting it off with "http" or "https". What the browser does right now is it defaults to HTTP...

These are the Best Macs right now: MacBook Air, M1 iMac, and more!

Apple doesn't make too many products, so if you've already decided on getting a Mac, you're halfway towards buying the thing you want. Now you just have to decide which Mac you're going to get. Steve Jobs famously divided the Mac lineup into four quadrants. There's laptop and desktop, and for each one, there's consumer...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Review: Crazy light, but also crazy good

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Nano is a phenomenal PC. I've already said as much when I compared it to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. They're both meant to be premium, thin and light laptops for businesses, but the ThinkPad X1 Nano is next-level thin and light. This is actually the second one that I've reviewed, as Lenovo...

Alienware fully unveils new X-series to show what it can do

Back when Intel unveiled its latest H-series processors, Dell announced a bunch of laptops too. What might have flown under the radar at the time was the Alienware X-series, more specifically the X17. It was just a teaser, but now the wraps are being taken off. In Dell's blog post, it refers to the "X factor",...

HP has some new AMD Ryzen-powered PCs for businesses

At COMPUTEX today, HP announced a couple of new business PCs from its Elite and Pro lineups, including the EliteDesk 805 G8 series and the ProDesk 405 G8 series. They include AMD's Ryzen PRO 5000 desktop chips. For the HP EliteDesk 805 G8 series, the company says that users can finely tune the fans. That way...

Intel announces new ultrabook CPUs, hitting 5GHz in the U-series

It's COMPUTEX, which means that there are some in-bound announcements from Intel. They range from new U-series CPUs to a new 5G modem. First up is the new Core i5-1155G7 and Core i7-1195G7. The U-series Core i7 already had two tiers, the Core i7-1165G7 and Core i7-1185G7, but this is another level. The base clock speed...