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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The self-driving Apple Car has arrived, but it's not exactly what we dreamed it would be

The NY Times is reporting that Apple and Volkswagen have teamed up to build a new van that will shuttle employees back and forth between Apple's campuses.

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Apple offers $50 credit if you paid full price for an iPhone battery replacement last year

Apple has announced a new program that will refund the $50 difference between last year's iPhone battery replacement prices and this year's.

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Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program: Everything you need to know

Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a new battery in their phone for $29. Here's how Apple's program works.

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5 reasons why Apple's next-gen 7nm A12 chip could be the best feature in the 2018 iPhones

A new report claims that production has started on Apple new 7nm A12 processor. Here's why that's a big deal.

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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.