Posts From Max Weinbach

Max Weinbach
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Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal. I do some Android stuff, focusing on Samsung phones. My Twitter is @MaxWinebach, Instagram is mweinbach, and my email is [email protected] If you have any questions or want to contact me for whatever reason, use that.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review: Seriously Worth the Price

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series represents the best of what Samsung has to offer. The Note has the best display, best specifications, and best cameras of Samsung’s phones each year. Unlike previous years, Samsung launched two Galaxy Note smartphones this year: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. A lot of people...

[Update: Available in Stable release] Instagram rolls out an AMOLED dark theme on Android

Dark themes are becoming extremely popular in recent months thanks to both Google and Apple adopting dark modes in Android 10 and iOS 13 respectively. While Google has added dark themes to most of its apps, third-party apps are taking more time to adopt dark themes on Android. Instagram, for example, has historically not supported...

Samsung Pay beta rolls out with international money transfers and Samsung Pay Cash card

Samsung Pay is, in my view, the best mobile payment app out there. It supports making payments through MST on Samsung Galaxy flagships and NFC payments on some devices, and you can hook up PayPal or most credit cards for payments. Samsung has also added cashback awards and Samsung Pay Rewards to the app. Now,...

[Update: Home calling rolling out] Google Duo tests Google Home calling and call reminders

Google is always testing new features in their apps. These features can range from groundbreaking to minor and anywhere in-between. Some of the new features being tested in Google Duo, Google's audio and video chat app, are call reminders and the ability to call Google Home devices. The first feature, which lets you set reminders for...

Google Assistant in Chrome brings Google’s Duplex AI to the web

At Google I/O 2019, one of the big announcements was Google Duplex being added to websites. The idea was to have Google fill in your information and simplify the process of buying movie tickets or reserving a car. While Google didn't announce an official date during I/O, they did mention they would have more details...

Samsung’s One UI 2.0 beta based on Android 10 could start this month

In the past, Samsung updates have lagged many months behind the official release of a new Android OS version. It took up to a year from the launch of a new Android version for your Galaxy phone to be updated. The issue stems from Samsung's heavy customization of Android and delays due to carriers. Luckily,...

Fortnite v10.30 adds 60fps support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10

If you call yourself a gamer and love playing Fortnite on your smartphone, then you probably own (or at least plan to own) one of the few smartphones that support playing the game at 60fps. There aren't many of them; only about 10 phones support it. Epic Games is slowly working on adding support for...

Google Pixel 4 “Motion Sense” gestures detailed in new leak

The Project Soli radar in the Google Pixel 4 series is probably going to end up as one of the main selling points for the two phones. The precision radar opens up new ways to interact with the devices. The gestures remind me of the LG G8 ThinQ's hand gestures or the Samsung Galaxy S4's...

LG V50 ThinQ Dual Screen Attachment Review: Amazing for a product that shouldn’t exist

The LG V50 has been around for a little while now and while it's a good phone it does lack excitement. One of the few interesting things about the device, the Dual Screen attachment, wasn't even available in all regions. I jumped at the chance when I was given the opportunity to check out this...

Panasonic Toughbook 55 launches with 14-inch rugged design and hot-swappable batteries

A lot of laptops these days are not super durable. If you are like me, you don't want to baby something that is meant to be portable. I want to be able to throw my laptop into my bag and not worry if I drop it. Panasonic is launching their new Toughbook 55 that takes...

Samsung Galaxy A50, Galaxy Tab S6, and Galaxy Watch Active 2 are now available

In the past, the A series of Samsung phones were usually carrier phones in the US. They never had unlocked phones for the masses. Luckily, they are looking to change this. The Samsung Galaxy A50 is now available unlocked. This, along with the Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Watch Active 2, and AKG N9700NC M2 headphones,...

F(x)tec Pro1 is a Slider Smartphone for Physical Keyboard enthusiasts

The F(x)tec Pro1 is the newest phone from the London-based startup, F(x)tec. The Pro1 isn't any normal smartphone, though; it's got something hidden up its sleeve. It has a keyboard which slides out from the back. This is one of the only devices currently on the market with a physical keyboard. Specifications F(x)tec Pro1 Dimensions 154 x 73.6 x...