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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Why the $29 iPhone battery replacement is Apple's best move of the year

Apple's announcement that it will replace aging batteries in iPhones 6 and later is the perfect way to end a rocky 2017.

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30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

From useful utilities to handy archivers and transcoders, here are 30 free yet powerful macOS apps you can download today.

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Amazon Echo Spot review: This Alexa speaker is as sharp as it is smart

Amazon’s Echo Spot is its best smart speaker yet, with good looks, good sound, and a killer screen.

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Sorry, Apple Watch Series 3 LTE users: If you want to stop and start service it'll cost you

As the three-month promotion for Apple Watch Series 3 comes to an end, many users are going to want to suspend their cellular service. Here’s why it might end up costing more in the long run.

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iMac Pro, Apple and Shazam, holiday wish lists, 2018 predictions, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 586

Apple's most power and most expensive Mac is the iMac Pro. Why would Apple want Shazam? Plus, thought about the end of the year and the one coming up.

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FCC votes to kill net neutrality in an unsurprising move. What happens now?

The FCC has voted to kill its own net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines. Here's what will likely happen next.

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You can buy an iMac Pro on Dec. 14, but you can't upgrade the RAM

Apple has announced that it will begin selling its new iMac Pro on Thursday, December 14, but users won't be able to add RAM after they buy one.

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Apple and Shazam: It’s not just about identifying songs

Apple’s purchase of Shazam might not be as splashy (or as expensive) as its $3.2 billion Beats buy, but it means much more to the iPhone.

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Amazon Prime Video, tvOS 11.2, iOS 11.2 and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 585

The Macworld staff talks about the recent news in the world of Apple.

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Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV: Here’s everything you can watch

At long last, Amazon Prime Video has arrived on Apple TV.

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Apple Watch and watchOS: Apple Pay Cash now available, plus new bands and a new trade-in program

Whether you've been an Apple Watch user since day one or just bought your first one, there's a lot to know about Apple's wearable platform. We've got all of the answers inside.

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Fitbit expands Ionic OS with Hue, Flipboard apps, and 80 clock faces

Fitbit has released the first software update to its Ionic smartwatch, bringing a handful of new apps and dozens of clock faces.

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If your iPhone started crashing at midnight on Dec. 2, iOS 11.2 will fix it

Another widespread bug has hit Apple devices, this time affecting iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.1.2. In response, Apple has pushed out iOS 11.2 early.

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With new EKG monitor and Heart Study app, Apple Watch could one day save your life

Apple has announced that its Heart Study app is available for download, letting Apple Watch owners participate in a research group to identify irregular heart rates.

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The iPhone X vs. Black Friday, Apple patches the High Sierra ‘root’ bug, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 584

According to a recent report, Apple sold 6 million iPhone X units over Black Friday weekend—and it wasn't even at a sale price! Plus, we talk about the latest High Sierra bug, what's next for Face ID, and more.