Jason CrossStaff Writer, Macworld

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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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Is the iPhone overpriced? Does the MacBook Pro need more ports? Audience Hot Takes on the Macworld Podcast

This week we asked viewers/listeners on Twitter for their hot takes. We picked a few and we’ll talk about them on the show. Join us with your comments and questions.

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Apple Music adds new Friends Mix weekly personalized playlist

The For You section gets a boost with another weekly custom playlist.

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Apple removes Alex Jones and Infowars podcasts from iTunes and Podcast apps

Apple says: 'We have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users.'

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Apple earnings, new features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, weight loss with the Apple Watch

Apple announced its Q3 2018 results. There are a bunch of new features to explore in the betas of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. Leif talks about his weight-loss project using Apple Watch. Join us with your comments and questions.

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Mophie Powerstation XXL review: High capacity, multi-port, Lightning-based power

Though it's a little bigger than the Powerstation Plus XL, the non-Plus XXL version offers more bang for the buck.

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HomePod update reported to add multiple timers, phone calls, and more this fall

A report from iGeneration says that several "missing" features will come to HomePod when it gets an iOS 12 update this fall.

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Mophie Powerstation Plus XL review: Leave your micro-USB cable at home

This battery pack means you only ever have to carry around a single Lightning cable, but you pay a lot for the convenience.

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The 2018 iPhones may drop Qualcomm's modems and go Intel-only, and that could be a good thing

Intel's modem quality is improving rapidly, and it benefits us all to have one global hardware variant.

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MacBook Pro throttling: What we know, how it was fixed, and what it means for Apple

The 2018 MacBook Pro has had an eventful week. We'll talk about the new laptop and its performance issues. Join us with your comments and questions.

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Apple highlights new emojis coming with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave to celebrate World Emoji Day

Over 70 new emoji based on the Unicode 11 standard are coming in iOS 12 this fall.

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The new 2018 MacBook Pro has a silicone membrane under each key

In an apparent effort to improve reliability, Apple has put a little dust cover over the butterfly switches on its new MacBook Pro keyboards.

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Adobe is bringing full Photoshop to iPad

A new cross-platform version of Photoshop may be demonstrated this fall, with a release in 2019.

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New MacBook Pro laptops, Apple product rumors

We’re here to talk with you about the new MacBook Pro and Apple product rumors. Join us with your comments and questions, live on Twitter and YouTube.

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What to expect from the MacBook Pro’s leap to 8th-generation Intel processors

Apple is finally refreshing the MacBook Pro line with 8th-generation (Coffee Lake) Intel CPUs, and everything is about to get a whole lot faster.

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How to use iOS 12's new animated Activity stickers for Messages

Talking smack to your Activity Competition rival? Here's how to liven up the chat with animated Activity stickers.