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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.

M1 Macs: Should you upgrade? (YouTube video)

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Should you (or your IT department) upgrade your MacBook to a new M1 Mac? Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld senior writer Michael Simon join Juliet Beauchampe to discuss their experiences with the first generation M1 MacBook Pro. They discuss the issues with having few USB-C ports, battery life and overall performance as compared to previous MacBooks. Plus, Ken explains what IT teams should consider when deciding whether or not to upgrade existing Apple users.

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Apple’s next MacBook Pros might dump the Touch Bar, revive MagSafe

Two new reports from Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman claim that Apple is planning big changes for the next MacBook Pro: MagSafe and function keys.

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With the Galaxy S21, Samsung has finally figured out the iPhone's secret: Value

With the Galaxy S21, Samsung is delivering premium performance and design at a much cheaper price.

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Apple’s 2021 release schedule: What we’re most excited about

The iPhone 13, an Apple silicon iMac, iPadOS 15—those are just some of the products we could see from Apple in 2021. Which ones are we most excited see in the coming year? We talk about that and more in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Apple to launch a new education and innovation hub in pledge to fight racial inequity

Apple outlines numerous initiatives as part of its $100 million inventment in the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.

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Apple has a ‘big announcement' tomorrow but it’s not a new device

CBS This Morning will air an exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook that will feature a 'big announcement.'

Folding iPhones, 5G and Apple Glass: 2021 mobile predictions (YouTube)

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What’s in store for mobile development in 2021? Apple may be in the very early stages of developing a folding iPhone. Plus, there may be wearables on the way as more reliable 5G access spreads across the country. Macworld senior writer Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet Beauchamp to discuss how a folding iPhone may look like an iPhone/iPad hybrid, what to expect in terms of continuing 5G rollout and whether or not 2021 will be the year of Apple Glass.

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Save up $50 on the awesome new iPad Air in any color

Amazon is selling the iPad Air for $569 (64GB) and $699 (256GB) today.

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Macworld Podcast: Apple’s 2020 report card

It was an eventful 2020 for Apple, and in this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we’ll take a look at the year in review for the company, with our thoughts on what went right and what went wrong.

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Apple report card: How we grade everything released in 2020

Apple launched a lot of new products in 2020. Here's what we think of all of them.

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Spend your stimulus cash wisely on this all-time-low 4K iMac

Amazon is selling the top-of-the-line 21.5-inch iMac for $120 off today.

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How Apple’s philosophy of ‘no’ has us saying ‘yes’ to $549 AirPods Max and maybe an electric car

Apple’s longstanding philosophy of a thousand nos for every yes has led to some insanely great products—but could it actually sell a car?

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Apple is reportedly testing two folding iPhones

A new report from the Economic Daily News claims that Apple is prototyping two different folding iPhones.

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If Santa didn’t bring new AirPods Pro, buy a pair for super cheap right now

Amazon's Woot is selling AirPods Pro for $189, cheaper than they're ever been.

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Why you shouldn’t upgrade your iPhone 12 data plan just to get 5G

Just because your new iPhone can connect to a 5G network doesn’t mean you need to spend a bunch of money to do it.