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 share your iPhone’s mobile connection by tethering or hotspot

If you need Wi-Fi on your Mac or iPad, here's how to share your iPhone's mobile data.

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Would Apple actually be crazy enough to kill the Beats brand? It’s complicated

A new rumor suggests that Apple might be phasing out the Beats brand with the launch of two new headphones. But even if it does, Beats will forever be entangled with Apple’s products.

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iPhone SE rumors, iPhone 12 rumors, and more

What’s up with the iPhone SE? What’s up with the iPhone 12? What’s up with the 13-inch MacBook Pro? This and more on the Macworld Podcast.

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How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

If you're in need a webcam for all the video conferences you're doing nowadays, your iPhone can carry the load.

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Fitbit Charge 4 vs Charge 3: Is the newest do-it-all fitness tracker a worthy upgrade?

Here's how the new Fitbit Charge 4 compares to its predecessor.

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iPhone SE 2020 preview: Price, specs, size, and an imminent launch likely for Apple's budget phone

Apple is set to launch a new iPhone SE in April. Here's everything we think we know about it.

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How to stop iPhone videos from turning into a blurry mess on Android phones (and vice versa)

If you’ve ever sent a video to an Android friend, it probably ended up as a blurry, unwatchable mess. Here’s how to stop that from happening next time.

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Killed by Apple: Dark Sky isn't alone in Cupertino's Android app graveyard

Apple, please stop buying our favorite Android apps and killing them.

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Fitbit launches the Charge 4 with built-in GPS, few other reasons to upgrade

Fitbit has launched the Charge 4 with built-in GPS, new activity zones, and the same $150 price tag.

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How YubiKey Bio could make remote security concerns a thing of the past

Yubico will soon be launching its first biometric-powered security key, and in our new work-from-home world, it could be the way of the future.

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Apple's planning an 'aggressive' shift from Intel to ARM processors, oft-correct analyst claims

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will move away from Intel in a big way next year.

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Apple is doing a lot to help during the coronavirus pandemic. It could be doing more

Apple has stepped up in a big way as the coronavirus continues its relentless spread around the world, but there are two big steps it has taken yet.

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Wish lists for the MacBook Air and iPad Pro, and more

Apple may have released a new MacBook Air and iPad Pro, but they’re still missing features that we want. That and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Why I spent a bundle on a Wi-Fi 6 router for my work-from-home setup: Speed, speed, speed

You might balk at buying a high-end Wi-Fi 6 router because they cost so much than Wi-Fi 5 models, but you'll find it's worth the investment.

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Six unfortunate truths cord-cutting newbies should know

I've encountered a few drawbacks in the year since I cut the cable TV cord.

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