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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Apple issues firmware update for second-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro

There are no release notes associated with new firmware, but they typically fix small bugs or reliability problems.

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5G FAQ: What is 5G and when is it coming to the iPhone

Here’s what you really need to know about this next-gen wireless technology.

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The Mac Pro is here, iPhone rumors, and more

Let’s talk about Apple’s new Mac. Plus, iPhone rumors, the Golden Globes, and your hot takes. All this and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Amazon Echo Buds review: An excellent value plagued by small annoyances

Amazon's true wireless earbuds get many things right, but lacks the refinement of its best competitors.

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Sony firmware update adds AirPlay 2 and Homekit to some 2018 and 2019 TV models

Just in time to make good on its January promise to support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit this year.

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Mophie's sturdy Wireless Charge Pad is only $20 for Black Friday

Our biggest complaint was the price, but at $19.99 it's a steal, and a great option to get started with wireless charging.

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Accessorize your AirPods and AirPods Pro with these cases, skins, straps, and more

Dress up your wireless earbuds with these sleeves, tips, skins, and straps.

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Stock up on USB-C to Lightning cables with this $12 cable from Anker

Apple charges 40% more for its comparable cable.

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Anker's affordable PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand is at the lowest price we've seen for Black Friday

Even though you have to supply your own USB power adapter, this is a great deal.

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The new 16-inch MacBook Pro: What’s the big deal?

We have the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, so we’ll talk about our impressions of the new laptop. Plus, we’ll respond to your hot takes and a lot more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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The new Apple Maps expands to the West and parts of the Midwest

More than half of the U.S. is now covered, but Apple has a long way to go to meet its goal of updating the entire U.S. by the end of 2019.

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Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2.3 with fixes for system search, Messages, and background apps

The rocky release of iOS 13 has started to settle down, but there are still bugs to fix.

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Apple to remove vaping apps from the App Store

After a spate of recent illnesses and deaths, Apple is going to remove apps related to vaping products.

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Apple issues a firmware update for the AirPods Pro

There’s no telling exactly what the firmware does, though it probably includes some minor bug fixes or reliability tweaks.