Posts From Max Weinbach

Max Weinbach
Max Weinbach

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.

New unc0ver exploit allows jailbreaking Apple iPhone and iPads running iOS/iPadOS 12 to 13.5

The iOS jailbreak and Android rooting communities have a lot in common. We both love our respective devices but are disappointed by the lack of customization. Unfortunately, Apple devices aren't as easy to tinker with when compared to many Android devices. That's why new jailbreaks, like the recently released unc0ver exploit, are such huge deals....

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is coming to Verizon likely with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765

Back in April, Samsung announced that they're bringing the Galaxy A01, A11, A21, A51 5G, and A71 5G to the U.S. The Galaxy A71 5G and A51 5G are essentially the same as their LTE counterparts, the late 2019 Galaxy A71 and A51, but they pack upgraded processors and modems to support 5G connectivity. When...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Long-term Review: Throwing reason out the window

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a beast among smartphones. It has powerful internals, a big and beautiful display, a massive camera array, and much more. In pure numbers, including price, it’s almost impossible to find a phone that comes even close to matching it. It’s the best, biggest, and most expensive conventional glass slab...

TCL 10L and 10 Pro Review: Great Value Mid-Range Android Smartphones for the US

The TCL 10L and TCL 10 Pro are the first phones as part of TCL's major push into the US, Europe, and Australia. The TCL 10 Pro is a $450 mid-range phone with a good display and a good camera setup. The TCL 10L is a $250 phone with great cameras and a great display....

Samsung is preparing a cheaper Galaxy Fold “Lite” foldable smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was one of my favorite phones from last year. It's Samsung's first-ever foldable smartphone, and I think it's a joy to use. In my view, the main issue with the Galaxy Fold isn't its hardware but rather its price. At a retail price of $1,980, it is priced out of reach...

Microsoft announces the Surface Headphones 2 and launches its truly wireless Surface Earbuds

Last October during the Microsoft hardware event, Microsoft announced the Surface Earbuds. They are the company's first truly wireless earbuds. At the event, they didn't announce a launch date but said they would be coming soon. Now, almost 7 months later, the company is releasing the Surface Earbuds and the new Surface Headphones 2.Surface Earbuds https://youtu.be/EwxyD_dkGVAThe...

Microsoft announces the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 laptops

As the maker of the Windows OS, it may come as no surprise that Microsoft has some of the best laptops on the market. This was certainly not always the case as Microsoft left the hardware up to OEMs for a long time. However, these days, if you're looking for premium design and the best...

Google Stadia adds support for the OnePlus 8, mobile captures on the Stadia controller, and will get Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Google Stadia is quickly growing to be one of the best cloud gaming platforms, and there's no sign that Google is slowing down anytime soon. Every month, Google makes improvements to the service and announces new games. April has been one of the biggest months for new Stadia features and launches. Just a few days...

Google Stadia is adding PUBG, games from EA and Square Enix, and 2 new “First on Stadia” exclusives

Stadia is Google's first attempt to create a cloud gaming platform. Since it was announced last year, there have been concerns about the number of games (or lack thereof) that would be available and if it was worth investing in the platform. Stadia has gradually added more games to its library and today it's getting...

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may have an S Pen, 120Hz display, 512GB storage

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was one of the most innovative smartphones from last year. There were some missteps in its early days, but at its core, the Fold was a glimpse into the future. We are now in prime leak season for the phone's successor which is rumored to be called the Samsung Galaxy Fold...

Samsung announces new Galaxy A01, A11, A21, A51 5G, and A71 5G for the US market

The Samsung Galaxy A series consistently includes some of the best value phones in the US. They usually have great prices, respectable specifications, and decent carrier availability. With Samsung launching a lot of A-series phones, it only makes sense for Samsung to launch some of these in the US. Just today, Samsung officially announced the...

TCL launches TCL 10L, TCL 10 Pro, and TCL 10 5G starting at under $500

The TCL 10 series are some of the more interesting devices to launch this year for the North America region. They were first announced and showed off at CES 2020 without a lot of information. Now, almost 4 months later, TCL is finally launching the phones, letting us know all that there is to the...