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 may finally be getting serious about stopping iOS bugs before they reach our iPhones

Apple is reportedly changing the way it handles iOS beta builds, letting developers turn off specific features to get a better handle on bugs and issues.

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Those awful retail playlists might soon be powered by Apple Music

Apple has launched Apple Music for Business, which aims to bring the curated playlist experience to your favorite retails stores.

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Apple is finally building a TV app for Windows because it still doesn't care about PCs

A new LinkedIn job listing suggests that Apple is working on UWP versions of its Apple Music and Apple TV apps for Windows.

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Upgrading to a 5G phone: When's the right time?

With 5G expanding to more cities and more phones, we'll help you decide when to upgrade your 4G handset.

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You need this Echo Dot with Clock smart plug bundle deal in your life

Amazon is selling a new Echo Dot with Clock and a TP-Link Smart Plug Mini for $45 today, nearly half off what they usually cost separately.

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I would totally pay $50 a month to Apple for an iPhone+ bundle

A Bloomberg report suggests that Apple is getting ready to offer Apple News+ and Music bundles to boost sales. Why stop there?

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The new MacBook Pro is nice, but it’s missing a few things I still want

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has finally arrived and it fixes many of the flaws that plagued its 15-inch predecessor. But it’s missing features that I want in a laptop.

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Upcoming Versa update offers a glimpse of a post-Google Fitbit OS

Fitbit has announced a new update to its mobile OS, and it brings a slew of features that will make your watch smarter.

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How much of an Apple Watch ripoff is the Xiaomi Mi Watch? This much

Xiaomi is back to its old tricks but this Apple clone might be the worst of all.

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Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch

Google's purchase of Fitbit may bring about a whole line of Made by Google wearables, but that's not the main draw here.

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4 Fitbit features that are likely going away after the Google deal (and 4 that will get way better)

Now that Google’s purchase of Fitbit is official, let’s take a look at how things could change.

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Google is buying Fitbit for $2 billion and the smartwatch wars just got real

Google has announced that it is acquiring Fitbit in a $2.1 billion deal that could dramatically alter the smartwatch landscape.

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Apple TV+ premiere, OS update problems, and more

Apple TV+ is almost here! The misadventures of Apple’s OS updates! That and more are in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Apple Q4 2019 earnings: iPhone revenue dips nearly 10%, but wearables come to the rescue

Apple posted another record quarter on the back of not iPhone, but Apple Watch sales.

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16-inch MacBook Pro: Laptop to feature Touch Bar and Touch ID button

Apple is reportedly on the verge of releasing a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro, but it could bring a whole lot more than a new size.