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’s adjusted earnings forecast, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 make some noise at CES

Plus your comments and questions on the latest Macworld Podcast.

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HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019. Now Siri needs to get a whole lot better

A slew of companies announced at CES that they were signing on to support Apple’s HomeKit, including some affordable device makers. That means Siri has a chance to show the world what it can do.

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Apple’s iPhone privacy billboard is a clever CES troll, but it’s also inaccurate

Apple’s new billboard in Las Vegas touting the iPhone’s privacy features doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

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Apple will launch iTunes video app on Samsung Smart TVs this spring—and it’ll support Bixby

Samsung and Apple have announced an exclusive partnership to launch a new iTunes Movies & TV Shows app on Smart TVs this spring.

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5 ways to fix slumping iPhone sales

There's no more denying it: iPhone sales are dropping. Here are five ways Apple can make sure it's a speed bump and not a free fall.

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5 ways Apple's awful quarter could impact the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch in 2019 and beyond

Tim Cook's letter to investors wasn't just a warning about the upcoming quarterly results—it was a sign that things could be changing at Apple.

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Apple's gaslighting over bent iPads is a stunning response to a serious problem

Apple wants you to believe that bent iPads are normal—and that’s not acceptable.

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Boost your PC's sound with an all-time low price on the Logitech's awesome 2.1 Z523 speaker system

Amazon is selling the Logitech Z523 speaker system for $50 today, half off its retail price.

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Anki Vector robot review: A magnetic personality covers a lack of smarts

Anki's Vector probably won't win you over as a traditional smart device, but its personality will melt your heart.

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The five coolest tech products that should have arrived in 2018 but didn't

Don't call them vaporware just yet, but there are some cool things that missed the 2018 deadline.

on pcworld.com

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Fitbit rolls out OS 3.0 for Versa and Ionic with new apps, more stats, and an eye on the future

Fitbit OS 3.0 is rolling out to Ionic and Versa watches bringing new apps, enhanced dashboard features, and powerful APIs.

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How to link Apple Music to your Amazon Echo and set it as the default service

Apple Music is finally available for streaming on all Amazon Echo devices. Here's how to set it up the right way.

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Stream your Apple Music library right in your browser with this awesome third-party player

A Reddit user has created an awesome web player for Apple Music.

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After another massive Google+ data breach, you should probably delete your profile right now

Google has announced another Google+ data breach, this time affecting more than 50 million users. So here's how to shut down your profile for good.

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Apple after Tim Cook, the last good MacBook, and more audience hot takes

We listen to your hot takes on Apple and respond to them on the show.