Michael SimonStaff Writer, Macworld

If it has a screen, battery or a plug, Michael Simon wants to play with it. He has been obsessed with technology since he bought his first ThinkPad—the one with the lift-up keyboard that let you swap out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style.

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Apple takes on Netflix, Apple Watch gets LTE, and iOS 11 has new app icons: Macworld Podcast episode 569

The Macworld staff talks about the latest Apple Watch rumors, iOS 11's questionable redesign, and Apple’s billion-dollar bid for original programming.

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An LTE Apple Watch brings lots of potential problems. Can Apple solve them all?

It's all but certain that Apple will be releasing an LTE-enabled Apple Watch in the fall, but getting it right won't be easy.

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Microsoft's Surface Plus upgrade program is a great idea... for Apple to steal and give to the Mac

Microsoft's new Surface Plus program features no up-front costs and lets you upgrade to a new Surface after 18 payments. I'd sign up for a Mac version faster than you could say High Sierra.

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Apple Watch Series 3 rumors: Apple will release an LTE and non-LTE model this fall

According to a new report, Apple will release an LTE and non-LTE version of the Apple Watch Series 3.

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Apple Watch and watchOS: Everything you need to know about Apple's most personal device

Whether you've been an Apple Watch user since day one or just bought your first one, there's a lot to know about Apple's wearable platform. We've got all of the answers inside.

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Apple TV and tvOS: Everything you need to know about Apple's digital media streamer

Have a question about Apple TV or tvOS? We've got answers! Here's everything you need to know about Apple's digital media receiver.

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macOS High Sierra: Features, release info, system requirements, and more

Apple has taken the wraps off High Sierra, the next version of macOS, and while it may be a maintenance release, it still brings some exciting new features. If you're up for it, you can try the public beta now.

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10 huge iPhone 8 details we learned from Apple's HomePod leak

The past week has been a veritable treasure trove of information about the next iPhone, and it all came from Apple's own leak. Here are the most interesting things we learned.

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Apple's third-quarter earnings soar on the back of booming iPad sales

Apple posts stellar third-quarter results, with sales of 41 million iPhones and a surprising 11.4 million iPads.

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Microsoft just killed Word Flow, one of the best iPhone keyboards

Microsoft is no longer offering its Word Flow keyboard in the App Store, directing users to download SwiftKey instead.

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The Rock and Siri, the iOS 10.3.3 update explained, iPhone 8 pricing rumors: Macworld Podcast episode 566

After a brief hiatus, the Macworld Podcast is back! And now you can watch us talk about Apple news.

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Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests

Google has officially killed off the Google Now name, replacing it with a smarter, more personalized feed that aims to deliver only the most relevant information to your phone.

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How Apple can make the iPod mighty again

Baby Driver has kindled our iPod nostalgia, but a little inspiration from a new Spotify player it could be a killer listening device again.

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Apple again offers free Beats for its back-to-school promo, but the iPhone is excluded

Students and faculty can rock out with a pair of Beats Solo3, Powerbeats3, or Beats X wireless earphones with most Mac or iPad Pro purchases—but not the iPhone 7.

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25 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

From useful utilities to handy archivers and transcoders, here are 25 free yet powerful macOS apps you can download today.