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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Samsung’s new phones, the latest Apple rumors, and your comments and questions

We’re talking about the latest Apple rumors, plus your comments and questions. Join us!

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Apple’s best analyst just gave his 2019 predictions and suddenly I’m super hopeful for the future

Ming Chi-Kuo predicts that Apple will release new iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Macs, AirPods, and a whole lot more this year.

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Apple is making the same old mistakes with its over-the-top Services demands

With the imminent launch of Apple's news and video services, a picture of Apple's strategy is beginning to emerge and it's not so pretty.

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A ‘dull’ iPad mini 5 could be Apple’s most exciting release of the year

Apple is rumored to release a new iPad mini with the same and design as the three-year-old model it’s replacing. Bring it on.

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Apple is removing the Do Not Track toggle from Safari, but for a good reason

The next update to Safari will remove the useless "Ask websites not to track me" as Apple implements stricter and smarter anti-tracking tools.

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5 ways Angela Ahrendts changed Apple and the Apple Store forever

Angela Ahrendts may be leaving Apple in just a couple months but her legacy will live on forever.

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AT&T 5GE on iPhone and Android phones: What you need to know

AT&T 5GE is rolling out to select Android phones and iPhones. Just don't expect any benefits quite yet.

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When Apple, Facebook, and Google fight, we all lose

Apple, Google, and Facebook are playing a very high-profile game of chess—and we could all end up being the losers.

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How to rescue your movies and TV shows from Ultraviolet before it shuts down on July 31

Ultraviolet has announced that it will close its digital locker for good on July 31, 2019. Here's how to make sure you don't lose any of your movies.

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Apple escalates its fight with Facebook following report of data-collecting iPhone app

After TechCrunch outed a Facebook app that was collecting data by circumventing the App Store, Apple blocked the company from running internal iOS apps.

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Apple Music takes its battle with Spotify to 30,000 feet with American Airlines partnership

Apple Music subscribers will be able to stream music for free on select domestic American Airlines flights.

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Apple’s first quarter 2019 results include some bright spots: Macs, iPads, Services, Wearables all up

Apple has announced its first quarter results for 2019, with revenue in line with its revised guidance. But there are reasons to be optimistic.

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Aetna customers can get a free Apple Watch just for keeping close tabs on their health

Apple and Aetna are teaming up on a new service that lets you earn a free Apple Watch just by staying healthy.

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Apple's handling of scary FaceTime spying bug shows that privacy is a right when it's good PR

Apple has shut down Group FaceTime after a bug allowed callers to eavesdrop on people before they answered the call. And it appears that Apple knew about the bug at least a week ago.