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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Siri in macOS 10.15 might finally be able to set alarms and timers (plus Shortcuts and Screen Time)

A new 9to5Mac report says Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and iMessage effects may be on the way in macOS 10.15

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Samsung Galaxy Folds are already breaking, proving Apple is right to wait for a foldable iPhone

The Samsung Galaxy Fold isn't off to a great start, with reviewers complaining of display issues and several models needing to be returned.

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iOS 13 rumors, Apple and Qualcomm, how to disable Live Photos, and your hot takes

In the latest episode of the Macworld Podcast, we’ll talk about some of the major recent Apple headlines, and what companies should Apple buy? Plus: your hot takes.

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Anker's Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to your car's 12V socket, even with an iPhone

Anker's new Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant and a pair of USB ports to your car for $50.

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Apple and Qualcomm surprisingly settle their legal differences, and it’s pretty clear who won

Apple and Qualcomm have surprisingly settled their legal case, with Apple agreeing to pay Qualcomm an undisclosed sum and royalties.

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How Apple’s iCloud authentication system fails to protect your account when using a browser

Apple’s 2FA iCloud system is generally very diligent about securing your account, especially when you have two devices, but it has one key flaw.

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iOS 13 rumored to be a massive overhaul with dark mode, new gestures, and multi-window apps for the iPad

A new report from 9to5Mac says that Apple is gearing up for a massive overhaul with iOS 13.

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Fingerprint scanner face-off: Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs OnePlus 6T vs Galaxy S9 vs Apple's iPhone

Are the newer optical and ultrasonic fingerprint scanners actually better than the physical sensors? We put four of them to the test.

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Two-factor authentication explained: How to choose the right level of security for every account

Everything you need to know about two-factor authentication so you choose the right method for every account you own.

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Apple’s ‘courage’ to remove the headphone jack has created a brave new world

It’s been over two years since Apple opted to axe the headphone jack from the iPhone and guess what? Things are pretty good.

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Apple cuts the price of HomePod by $50, but it’s still too expensive

Apple has lowered the price of its HomePod smart speaker to $299, which is better but still not great.

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The Powerbeats Pro ‘totally wireless’ earphones are the most Apple product Beats has ever made

Apple has unveiled a new true wireless version of its Beats Powerbeats earphones, and there’s a lot of AirPods tech inside.

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Fitbit Versa Lite review: Lower cost with little sacrifice

The Versa Lite is a low-cost version of Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch, but there’s nothing cut-rate about it.

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Verizon’s dubious new Just Kids plan is a terrible deal for you and your kids

Verizon is selling a new Just Kids plan that limits data and contacts to "make it easier for families to call a technology truce." If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

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Apple AirPower wireless charging pad: Nope

Apple has killed AirPower before it ever shipped