Michael SimonStaff Writer, PCWorld

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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4 reasons why YouTube Premium will beat Apple Music (and 4 reasons why it won't)

At long last, Google is launching its new YouTube Premium service, which combines music and video under one roof. But is it a worthy competitor to Apple Music?

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Google One vs. iCloud, iOS 12 features we want, Apple Store anniversary

We'll be live on Twitter and YouTube. Topics: Google One versus iCloud, iOS 12 features we want, and the Apple Store anniversary. Plus, your comments and questions.

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Google One is the value-driven online storage locker I want iCloud to be

Apple's iCloud is surprisingly competitive on a per-gigabyte basis, but Google One has it beat as a complete online solution.

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The Google privacy conundrum: Why locking down your data is a hard choice

Google has made it easier to see and control what parts of your data it collects from you, but the decision to make it private is harder than it's ever been.

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Android P’s notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12

Google might have finally developed the perfect system for notifications in Android P and Apple should just copy it.

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What Apple can take away from Google I/O

Google is having its developers conference this week, and the company showed off new tech. Should Apple take notice? We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions.

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4 ways Android P's gesture navigation is better than the iPhone X's (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has introduced new gesture navigation in Android P, powering the virtual home button with swipes and taps. Here's how it's better (and worse) than Apple's method on the iPhone X.

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JBL’s Link Bar might be the Google Assistant/Android TV soundbar of my dreams

Google and JBL are partnering on a new smart sounder with always-on Google Assistant support and Android TV.

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Android quick replies on your Fitbit Ionic and Versa: How to get set up and customized

Fitbit has flipped the switch on Android smart replies for the Versa and Ionic. Here's how to get it set up on your smartwatch.

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LG's G7 is boring because all Android phones are boring now—and it's Apple's fault

Apple's effect on Android phones is at an all-time high in 2018, and it's making everything boring.

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Apple posts another record quarter and the iPhone X is selling just fine, people

Apple has posted its second quarter results for 2018, and surprise, surprise, things are going very well.

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Apple’s cross-platform iOS-Mac project isn’t coming this year—and it’s not what you think it is

John Gruber has dismissed the notion that Apple's Mac-iOS project will be unveiled at WWDC, and he cautions that it might not be the cross-platform experience we want.

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5 reasons why the T-Mobile-Sprint merger might be great (and 5 reasons why it might not be)

T-Mobile and Sprint have finally agreed to a long-rumored merger, so let's take a look at what it could mean for subscribers.

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Requiem for the AirPort base station: A testament to everything Apple was and isn’t anymore

Apple has announced that it is killing its AirPort routers, ending a line of visionary products that stretch back all the way to the original iBook.

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Grab these free and cheap Avengers comics, movies, and cases just for time for ‘Infinity War’

'Avengers: Infinity War' is out today and there are deals to be had.