Michael SimonStaff Writer, TechHive

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 tell which iPad model you have

From a distance, you might not be able to tell two different iPad models apart. But it's easy to tell which one you have...if you know where to look.

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iSpy: Red Sox caught using Apple Watches to steal signs from Yankees

The Boston Red Sox have admitted to using Apple Watches in a ploy to quickly deliver stolen signals to players during baseball games this season.

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iPhone event on Sept. 12? iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy Note 8, and 4K Apple TV: Macworld Podcast episode 571

Apple may have an event on September 12 that showcases the new iPhone. What would it take for you to be more productive with your iPhone? And reports say that 4K video is in the works for the Apple TV.

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Meet Fitbit Ionic: A little smartwatch, a lot of fitness tracker

Fitbit has released its newest wearable, Ionic, which brings a new design and app platform that aims to break the fitness tracker out of its mold.

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The Galaxy Note 8 is the productivity phone I wish the iPhone 8 would be

Samsung's Note 8 will almost certainly be eclipsed once the iPhone 8 makes its debut, but it won't do everything I want it to do.

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Apple takes on Netflix, Apple Watch gets LTE, and iOS 11 has new app icons: Macworld Podcast episode 569

The Macworld staff talks about the latest Apple Watch rumors, iOS 11's questionable redesign, and Apple’s billion-dollar bid for original programming.

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An LTE Apple Watch brings lots of potential problems. Can Apple solve them all?

It's all but certain that Apple will be releasing an LTE-enabled Apple Watch in the fall, but getting it right won't be easy.

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Microsoft's Surface Plus upgrade program is a great idea... for Apple to steal and give to the Mac

Microsoft's new Surface Plus program features no up-front costs and lets you upgrade to a new Surface after 18 payments. I'd sign up for a Mac version faster than you could say High Sierra.

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10 huge iPhone 8 details we learned from Apple's HomePod leak

The past week has been a veritable treasure trove of information about the next iPhone, and it all came from Apple's own leak. Here are the most interesting things we learned.

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Apple's third-quarter earnings soar on the back of booming iPad sales

Apple posts stellar third-quarter results, with sales of 41 million iPhones and a surprising 11.4 million iPads.

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Microsoft just killed Word Flow, one of the best iPhone keyboards

Microsoft is no longer offering its Word Flow keyboard in the App Store, directing users to download SwiftKey instead.

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The Rock and Siri, the iOS 10.3.3 update explained, iPhone 8 pricing rumors: Macworld Podcast episode 566

After a brief hiatus, the Macworld Podcast is back! And now you can watch us talk about Apple news.

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Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests

Google has officially killed off the Google Now name, replacing it with a smarter, more personalized feed that aims to deliver only the most relevant information to your phone.

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How Apple can make the iPod mighty again

Baby Driver has kindled our iPod nostalgia, but a little inspiration from a new Spotify player it could be a killer listening device again.

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Apple again offers free Beats for its back-to-school promo, but the iPhone is excluded

Students and faculty can rock out with a pair of Beats Solo3, Powerbeats3, or Beats X wireless earphones with most Mac or iPad Pro purchases—but not the iPhone 7.