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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How to use your iPhone as an encrypted Google security key

Google has added the ability to use your iPhone as a physical security key to authenticate your account. Here's how to set it up.

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Memories of the original iPhone event, Mac pro mode, and more

When will the 5G iPhone launch? Speaking of launches, do you remember the very first iPhone launch? All this and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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How Microsoft could improve Windows by being more like Apple

As Microsoft shuts down Windows 7, it has an opportunity to move Windows into a new era—and it could take a few lessons from Apple on how to do that.

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Apple just extended the iPhone XS and XR Smart Battery Case warranty to two years

Apple launched the Smart Battery Case Replacement Program, which extends the warranty of iPhone XR and XS Smart Battery Cases for an extra 12 months.

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Please, Android phone makers, just give us better cameras, not more dumb gimmicks

2020 has barely begun and we already have out first camera gimmick of the year. Please make it stop.

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This Firefox vulnerability is so bad, the U.S. government is urging users to patch it immediately

Mozilla has issued a patch for its Firefox browser after a bug was found that could give a hacker complete control over a user's PC.

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Apple’s ‘The Morning Show’ didn’t win a Golden Globe but it’s still the best show on TV right now

Apple didn’t take home any Golden Globes hardware this year, but it’s definitely worth your streaming time.

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You can turn your iPad into a ‘laptop’ with Brydge’s trackpad keyboard

Brydge will soon sell a standalone trackpad and a keyboard with a built-in trackpad for the iPad.

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These Bose over-ear noise-canceling headphones have a wire, but they’re a steal at $129

Amazon is selling the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for $129, more than half off the MSRP and an all-time low price.

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A decade of Apple: The most impactful moments of the past 10 years

Apple had a decade filled with huge moments that will forever define the company.

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30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

From useful utilities to handy archivers and transcoders, here are 30 free yet powerful macOS apps you can download today.

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How to set up your new Apple Watch: 5 things to do first

If you’ve got a new Apple Watch, there are a few things you’re going to want to do right away.

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You can get up to six months of free Apple Music just by using the Shazam app

Apple is offering anyone who uses the Shazam app up to six months of free Apple Music. Here’s how to get it.

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Ghostery breaks out of the browser with Midnight, a privacy suite for your entire system

Ghostery's Midnight desktop app offers system-wide ad- and tracker-blocking for a fee.

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The year in Apple: 2019 in review

It was a big year for Apple. We talk about the major events for the company in 2019, and what the future holds.