Jason CrossStaff Writer, Macworld

I have written professionally about technology for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I aim to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

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How to see your true cellular signal strength with the iPhone Field Test app

Signal bars don’t tell you as much as you think. If you really want to know the strength of your cell signal, use this hidden app.

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Report: Apple to start manufacturing AR glasses late 2019 or early 2020

The first-generation glasses would reportedly use your iPhone for much of its processing.

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Low-hanging fruit: Five things Apple could (and should) fix immediately

We expect plenty of big things from Apple, but sometimes little things matter just as much.

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Apple announces winners of its Shot on iPhone Challenge

The 10 winning photos will be used in billboards and ads, for which their creators will receive a licensing fee.

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Report: Apple working on sleep tracking feature for future Apple Watch

The long-desired feature may come to Apple’s wearable, but not until 2020.

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Apple fans shouldn’t worry about Samsung’s new phones

Samsung’s latest gear has some neat features, but it doesn’t present any real danger to Apple.

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Samsung’s new phones, the latest Apple rumors, and your comments and questions

We’re talking about the latest Apple rumors, plus your comments and questions. Join us!

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Your hot takes on the Macworld Podcast

This week on the show, we’re featuring your hot takes. Let us know what you are thinking and we could discuss it on the podcast.

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Apple reported to launch its new video service in April or May, without Netflix, Hulu, and possibly HBO

Apple is going to have trouble getting its service off the ground without the biggest names in streaming.

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Apple releases iOS 12.1.4, fixing Group FaceTime privacy bug

The serious bug that let FaceTime callers listen in on others before they picked up has now been fixed.

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These are the 230 new emojis coming to your iPhone and Mac in 2019

The Emoji 12.0 list for 2019 has been finalized. Now all that is left is for Apple to add them in a software update.

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The best cloud storage services for Apple users

Access all your stuff, anywhere, anytime.

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FaceTime bug, Apple’s Q1 2019 financial results, iOS and macOS Public Betas, Apple’s gaming service

We talk about the latest in Apple-related news, and we feature your comments and questions