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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iPhone XR vs iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: Which one should you buy?

Apple has unveiled three new iPhone models this year, and figuring out which one to buy is harder than ever. We're here to help.

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Apple sends out colorful, creative invites to presumed Mac, iPad event

Apple has invited members of the press to an event in Brooklyn on October 30 where new Macs and iPads are expected.

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A new MacBook may be on the way, but I'm not buying one until Apple dumps Intel for its own chip

Invitations have gone out for Apple's October Mac and iPad event, but Ming-Chi Kuo is already predicting something better: an A-Series-powered MacBook by 2020. And that's the one I want.

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Google Pixel 3 XL vs Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max: Which $1,000 phone is worth it?

The iPhone XS isn't so lonely anymore: The Google Pixel 3 XL has joined the Galaxy Note 9 in the four-figure realm. But how does it stack up?

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Google Home Hub hands on: Is there an Echo in here?

The Google Home Hub isn't just a competitor to the Amazon Echo, it's also one of best smart speakers I've ever seen.

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iPad 2018 rumors: Landscape Face ID, 4K HDR video output, new Magnetic Connector, and Apple Pencil 2

What can we expect in the new iPad? We round up the rumors here.

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Google is shutting down Google+ after it exposed user data and neglected to tell anyone

After The Wall Street Journal reported that Google hid a Google+ breach for more than six months, the company announced it was shutting down the service for consumers.

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Bait and fix: Apple is basically forcing you to get AppleCare for your new MacBook Pro

Apple has implemented a new policy that will render your MacBook Pro 'inoperative' if you try to fix it at home or through an unauthorized repair shop.

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Google preps for Pixel 3, smart display launch with a visual Assistant makeover

Google is rolling out a new visual makeover for Google Assistant as it preps for the launch of the Pixel 3 and a rumored smart display next week.

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Screen Time, Family Link, and FreeTime vs my 7-year-old son: Which parental controls are best?

Apple, Amazon, and Google all offer a set of parental controls for monitoring and limiting the time our kids spend on their devices. But which one is best for outsmarting a wily 7-year-old?

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Facebook account hack FAQ: What happened, how it affects you, and what you should do now

Facebook has announced that at least 50 million users were exposed in a massive security breach. Here's what happened and what you should do to protect your account.

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Google really wants you to use Maps and search to plan your next outing

Google is rolling out new features in Maps and search to help plan trips and outings with friends.

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Your comments and questions about the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Our impressions of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and your comments and questions.

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Why Fitbit’s biggest advantage over Apple Watch Series 4 is sleep tracking, not fitness

Fitbit's multi-day battery life isn't just about lasting longer, it's about tracking valuable data while most Apple Watches are sitting on their chargers.

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If you're upgrading to an iPhone XS, your old iPhone X case might cause more harm than good

The camera bump is slightly taller on the iPhone XS, so some old iPhone X cases might not fit right, which could scratch or damage your new iPhone.