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Jason is the former editorial director of Macworld, and has reviewed every major Apple product of the last few years, including the original iPhone and iPad as well as every major version of Mac OS X. Check out Sixcolors.com for his latest Apple coverage.

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Free Siri! Why Apple should make an Echo competitor

Siri is waiting in the wings to serve you in your home.

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9.7-inch iPad Pro first look: A worthy successor to the iPad Air 2

It looks like an iPad Air. It feels like an iPad Air. But spend some time with the new 9.7-inch iPad, and you'll know it's a Pro.

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iPhone SE first look: Where 2012 meets 2016

Jason Snell takes a close look at the new iPhone SE and he finds himself thrown back in time.

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Why smaller iOS developers would be smart to head back to the Mac

It's hard to get noticed in the iOS App Store, but the Mac is a better bet.

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Ding-dong, the doom is dead

Let's face it, the "Fight back for the Mac" times are over. So why is it sometimes hard to be gracious winners?

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Apple may be about to shake up the naming scheme for iPads and iPhones

iPad Pros in multiple sizes? iPhones without numbers? It's possible, says Jason Snell.

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Mac versus iPad: Why I'm on Team Both

Since the iPad Pro launched, the old debate about whether the iPad can replace the Mac as a work machine has been reignited. Jason Snell explains why he's firmly in the middle.

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How a streaming video service could solve Apple's biggest problem

When sales of hardware like the iPhone level off, selling loyal customers monthly subscriptions is a great way to keep growing.

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6 essential tips for working smarter with Slack

The chat app Slack can replace meetings, reduce email, and blend productivity with silly GIFs, all day long.

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How far can the iPad fall?

Sales continue to slide, and Jason Snell wonders when we'll hit the bottom.

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The 5 key moments in Apple's Q1 2016 earnings call

Apple set revenue records yet again, but next quarter's guidance still made this a strangely negative conference call with analysts.

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4 reasons why you should run your own Mac server, and 4 reasons why you shouldn't

Running a Mac server isn't for everyone, but it can be useful. Jason Snell breaks down the reasons why you should consider it, and why you should skip it.

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Cars, trucks, iPads, and laptops

Jason Snell assumed the touchscreen generation would prefer tablets to laptops. In at least one case, in his very own household, he was wrong.

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Why supply chain rumors don't necessarily mean bad news for the iPhone

The WSJ says Apple has reduced iPhone orders from its suppliers. Even if that's true, it doesn't automatically mean the iPhone is doomed.

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What the Mac needs in 2016

Jason Snell makes his predictions for Apple's Mac lineup in the new year.