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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Apple escalates its fight with Facebook following report of data-collecting iPhone app

After TechCrunch outed a Facebook app that was collecting data by circumventing the App Store, Apple blocked the company from running internal iOS apps.

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Apple Music takes its battle with Spotify to 30,000 feet with American Airlines partnership

Apple Music subscribers will be able to stream music for free on select domestic American Airlines flights.

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Apple’s first quarter 2019 results include some bright spots: Macs, iPads, Services, Wearables all up

Apple has announced its first quarter results for 2019, with revenue in line with its revised guidance. But there are reasons to be optimistic.

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Aetna customers can get a free Apple Watch just for keeping close tabs on their health

Apple and Aetna are teaming up on a new service that lets you earn a free Apple Watch just by staying healthy.

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Apple's handling of scary FaceTime spying bug shows that privacy is a right when it's good PR

Apple has shut down Group FaceTime after a bug allowed callers to eavesdrop on people before they answered the call. And it appears that Apple knew about the bug at least a week ago.

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Apple is reportedly planning yet another premium subscription service, this one for video games

A report from Cheddar says that Apple is planning to launch a new premium subscription service for video games that will function like Netflix.

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This 64GB SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 flash drive is less than $13 on Amazon today

Amazon is selling the 64GB SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 flash drive for an all-time low of just $12.89 today.

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Apple reportedly slashes its Project Titan team by 200 workers as auto division 'focuses their work’

According to a CNBC report, Apple has cut its Project Titan car team by 200 employees as it shifts its AI and machine learning focus to other projects.

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Google may have finally committed to making Wear OS a true competitor to Apple Watch

Google has spent $40 million to bring Fossil's wearable research and development ideas and employees under its roof, which could mean big things for Wear OS.

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Apple’s adjusted earnings forecast, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 make some noise at CES

Plus your comments and questions on the latest Macworld Podcast.

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HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019. Now Siri needs to get a whole lot better

A slew of companies announced at CES that they were signing on to support Apple’s HomeKit, including some affordable device makers. That means Siri has a chance to show the world what it can do.

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Apple’s iPhone privacy billboard is a clever CES troll, but it’s also inaccurate

Apple’s new billboard in Las Vegas touting the iPhone’s privacy features doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

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Apple will launch iTunes video app on Samsung Smart TVs this spring—and it’ll support Bixby

Samsung and Apple have announced an exclusive partnership to launch a new iTunes Movies & TV Shows app on Smart TVs this spring.

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5 ways to fix slumping iPhone sales

There's no more denying it: iPhone sales are dropping. Here are five ways Apple can make sure it's a speed bump and not a free fall.

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5 ways Apple's awful quarter could impact the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch in 2019 and beyond

Tim Cook's letter to investors wasn't just a warning about the upcoming quarterly results—it was a sign that things could be changing at Apple.