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 Apple's new iPad is a better option for schools than a Chromebook tablet

Acer's new Chromebook tablet may be a dead ringer for the new iPad, but when it comes to schools, Apple has a key advantage when it comes to privacy.

Macworld Podcast 598

Hands-on with the new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple's education event

We also take your comments and questions in episode 598.

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5 reasons to buy Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad vs. the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the iPad Pro brings, but it does have Pencil support and a much lower price tag.

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You can now buy the coolest part of the iMac Pro without spending $5,000

Apple is selling space gray versions of its Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2 for $20 more than their silver counterparts.

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Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad brings Pencil support for the same low price

Apple has released a new 9.7-inch iPad with support for Apple Pencil and a flurry of classroom tools aimed at rekindling interest from schools.

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Apple's building a massive TV studio, but shows reportedly won’t debut before 2019

A new report outlines Apple strategy for its first slate of TV programming, which will be lighter and more family-friendly than Netflix and HBO.

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Fitbit Versa review: The first non-Apple smartwatch that’s worth your time

Fitbit’s new Versa smartwatch is the first smartwatch that might make people thing twice about buying an Apple Watch.

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Apple’s Chicago ‘Field Trip’ event: 5 things we might see (and 5 things we probably won’t)

Apple's spring event is being held at a Chicago high school this year, so there might be some surprises in store.

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A budget MacBook is coming, but it reportedly won't debut at Apple’s ‘Field Trip’ event

Apple's in-development sub-$1,000 MacBook Air will reportedly not be ready for next week's event, but a new cheaper iPad is on the way.

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Google Assistant's new voice command sends money to your contacts

On the heels of its Shopping Actions program that encourages stores to use Assistant to sell stuff, Google has unveiled a new way to send money to your friends using Google Assistant.

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Macworld Podcast 597

Apple education event, MicroLEDs, and other Apple news

What can we expect at Apple’s event on Tuesday, March 27? What does Apple’s MicroLED technology mean for the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad? We also feature your comments and questions.

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Apple’s annual spring Apple Watch band refresh brings stripes, accents, and loops

Apple has announced a series of new Apple Watch band colors ready for spring and will sell the Nike Sport Loop as an accessory for the first time.

How to delete, disable, or limit your Facebook account

If the news of Facebook's data handling has got you spooked, here's how you can limit third-party access to your account.

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How Apple can use Google’s simple strategy with Android P to make a better iOS 12

Google's Android P update is a typical release, focusing on system-level enhancements rather than innovative features. What if Apple adopted a similar strategy for iOS 12?

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Apple’s next big display innovation could be microscopically small

Apple has a "secret" lab in Cupertino that is working on MicroLED displays, Bloomberg reports, which will bring screens that are brighter, thinner, and more power efficient.