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Max Weinbach

Max is a part-time contributor for 9to5Google focusing on reviews, editorials, and other long form content. You can reach him at @MaxWinebach on Twitter or by email at max@9to5mac.com

October 19

AirPods Pro 2 just came out a few weeks ago and are largely regarded as some of the best earbuds on the market. Unlike most Apple products, AirPods generally work really well with Android phones and are a great choice for everyone including Pixel users. Unfortunately, though, the latest AirPods Pro 2 aren’t working well Pixel due to a bug with A2DP offloading.

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September 19

A few weeks ago Google announced the hardware event where it’s going to be releasing the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch. While there are very few questions left about both devices, after having leaked for almost a year at this point, there are still questions about availability and the Pixel Watch price. Thanks to a retail source, we’re able to provide some answers about price.

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August 15

Waiting for products to get delivered is never a fun experience, especially when it’s a new piece of tech. In-store pickups are great to alleviate this – order on your phone and pick up later that day. Companies like Samsung have exciting devices coming, like the new Z Flip4 and Z Fold4, and sometimes delivery is unreliable. Now, Samsung.com is letting you order these new devices, among other things, and pick up in-store at Best Buy.

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August 5

Earlier today, Samsung published the first One UI 5.0 beta in Germany and South Korea, and it’s now available for the US Galaxy S22 series.

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July 27

Samsung Unpacked is coming up in two weeks, and we’re all anxious to know what Samsung has up its sleeves for us. We know Samsung is planning the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 along with a new Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

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July 21

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Pixels’ skins for Pixel 6 series are dbrand’s latest meme brought to life

dbrand has historically been known for fun and joke products at the expense of popular devices, creators, and characters. From the Something skins that take inspiration from the Nothing Phone (1), to the Linus Face Tips skins making fun of Linus Sebastian, to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Pixel skins, which make your Pixel 6a, 6, or 6 Pro look like one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

July 15

The Nothing Phone (1) has a really unique design – there is no denying that. The LED glyphs along with the white internals looks fantastic. dbrand must have thought so as well because they released Something skins, a Nothing style version of the company’s Teardown skins.

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July 8

With rumors of the official One UI 5 beta starting soon and internal previews already underway, people are getting excited to see what Samsung has up its sleeve for Android 13. Luckily, I’ve managed to get my hands on the latest One UI 5 beta before the public beta even starts. Let’s take a look at everything that’s new in One UI 5.

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June 30

Now Playing is one of the Pixel’s best features. It uses the same technology as “Hey Google” hotword detection to recognize music around you without you needing to do anything. Since the Pixel 2, this feature has been Pixel exclusive, and no other phone manufacturer has released any competitor or alternative. But, developer Kieron Quinn managed to port Now Playing to any un-rooted Android 12+ phone using his app Ambient Music Mod.

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June 23

Yesterday, Nothing announced its upcoming Nothing Phone (1) would not launch in the United States. There were plenty of people in the tech community that were outraged that Nothing had been marketing their device so much in the United States to just turn around and ignore it on their first major device launch. While it might feel like a betrayal or that Nothing is ignoring millions of tech enthusiasts in the US, it makes sense for them to not launch the Phone (1) here. Let me explain. 

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June 10

Every year when Google and Apple come out with their latest OS updates, there are always features that were inspired by each other. Whether it’s a new customization feature, design, or accessibility, someone always did it first. Here are the five biggest iOS 16 features that Google did first and Android phones can do right now.

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June 2

Rumors have been spreading about Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and about how Samsung might be removing the rotating bezel. Thanks to a new Samsung Health update, we get to see the official names of the watch and hints at the Classic model going away.

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