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.

Truly Wireless Earphones Comparison – TaoTronics SoundLiberty 53, Samsung Galaxy Buds, Apple AirPods and Airpods Pro

Phone accessories can often be indispensable, especially to power users. Whether by trying to extend battery life or listening to some tunes, you probably use some smartphone accessories regularly, if not daily. From earbuds to cables and charging bricks, these enhance our smartphone experience by accentuating their pros or diminishing their cons. We have taken...

Accessories Review: Aukey and RAVPower Chargers, Cables, Power Banks, USB Hub, and Storage

Phone accessories can often be indispensable, especially to power users. Whether by trying to extend battery life or listening to some tunes, you probably use some smartphone accessories regularly, if not daily. From earphones to cables, charging bricks, and power banks, these enhance our smartphone experience by accentuating their pros or diminishing their cons. In...

The Nubia Z20’s dual screen setup is unexpectedly pointless

The Nubia Z20 was announced a while back, making headlines by offering a really unique and interesting concept: it has two screens, one on the front and one on the back. The idea was to get rid of the popup or front cameras by letting you flip your phone around to the back screen when...

How to use Adoptable Storage on the NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) [VIDEO]

The NVIDIA Shield TV (streaming stick) is one of the best Android TV devices on the market. It has 4K AI upscaling with Dolby Vision along with NVIDIA's own gaming apps. One of the only big issues with the new Shield TV is its storage capacity. It only has 8GB of storage, which NVIDIA says...

[Update: Rolling Out] 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 brings Galaxy Watch Active 2 features to the Galaxy Watch & Watch Active

For the past few years, Samsung smartwatches have had physical rotating bezels as a way to control their watch UI. Sadly, Samsung removed it with this years' Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active 2. Luckily, with the new Watch Active 2, Samsung introduced its new touch bezel. This touch bezel emulated the rotating bezel...

[Update 17: 22 Launch Titles] Google Stadia launches in November for $10 per month

Google Stadia has been one of the most exciting things to happen in the gaming industry this year. It brings high-quality gaming to the masses using Google's technology. Up until today, very little was known about the actual details of the service. Google has finally announced a game lineup, pricing, and launch date for Stadia. The...

Samsung Camera app hints at 8K Video Recording, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, and 108MP Photos, possibly for the Galaxy S11

As Samsung rolls out new versions of its camera app, we can take a look to see what the company is working on for future smartphones. Previously, we found hints that Samsung will be using its own 108MP camera sensor in an upcoming device. In the latest update to the Samsung Camera app, we found...

Samsung Camera hints at new Director’s View Mode, Night Hyperlapse, Single Take Photo, and more

Based on current rumors, what Samsung has already announced, and the information I've dug up myself, Samsung is really going to make big strides in smartphone photography and videography next year. Along with [email protected] and 108MP camera support, Samsung is working on many new photo and video modes for its upcoming smartphones. These modes are...

Google Stadia AMA reveals Claw controller for Pixel phones, Chromecast Ultra update requirement, and more

With Google's Stadia launch just a week away, the team decided to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit to answer all the questions the community might have, and of course, there were a lot. During the AMA, we learned plenty of new information about what to expect when the cloud gaming service launches....

The Pixel 4 Camera Makes Google’s Latest Smartphones Worth Buying

When you talk about the Google Pixel smartphones in public, the first thing people usually ask about is the camera quality. With a Pixel smartphone in my pocket, I've always been the designated photographer in my friend group. However, just because Pixel phones have traditionally had excellent camera quality doesn't guarantee every new Pixel device...

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Battery Life Impressions – Can Google’s Smartphones Last a Full Day?

 The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are considered by some in the tech community to be disappointing. While Google has yet again nailed the overall camera and software experience and there's little to complain about when it comes to QA or design, Google's questionable decision to pack smaller-than-average batteries has, predictably, resulted in poor...