Michael SimonStaff Writer, TechHive

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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First-gen Philips Hue bridges will lose support next month

Signify has announced that the first-gen Hue Bridge will no longer receive updates after April.

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The coronavirus is everywhere, new Apple mini-LED products, the iPad trackpad, and more

What is the effect of the coronavirus on Apple? Will that stop Apple from making new mini-LED based products? And is an iPad with trackpad support a bad idea? All this and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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An iPad with trackpad support is the worst idea since the puck mouse

Apple is rumored to be working on a Smart Keyboard with a trackpad for the iPad Pro. I’m hoping we never see it.

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New Apple Watch study aims to add stroke detection to the list of life-saving features

The Apple Watch continues its push into health care with a new joint study in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson.

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Firefox flips on default DNS over HTTPS to encrypt Internet traffic at the source

Mozilla has announced that it is enabling default DNS over HTTPS on its Firefox browser, likely setting up a lengthy battle with the U.S. government.

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Apple’s March 31 event might bring over-ear AirPods, Apple TV refresh… and an iPod touch?

A slew of new product names spotted in Target's internal database raises speculation for Apple's March event.

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Apple might finally let you pick Chrome over Safari in iOS 14

A new report from Bloomberg suggests that Apple may allow users to use third-party apps as defaults on iOS devices.

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Apple and the coronavirus, our iPadOS 14 wishlist, and more

The coronavirus hits Apple, but rumor has it that it won't stop the iPhone SE 2 from appearing. Plus, an iPadOS 14 wish list, your hot takes, and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X60 5G modem has an audience of one: Apple

Qualcomm has unveiled the next generation of its 5G modem, the X60, and it's a thinly veiled bid to lock up the iPhone.

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Ring beefs up its security with mandatory 2FA, suspends third-party trackers in mobile app

Ring flips on mandatory two-factor authentication in an effort to clean up its image.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the iPhone moment folding phones have been waiting for

I got to use the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip for an hour and it changed my whole perception of folding phones.

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3 Samsung Galaxy S20 features Apple should borrow for the iPhone 12 (and three it shouldn't)

The Galaxy S20 is loaded with bells and whistles—some of which would be nice to see in the next iPhone.

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Flume Smart Water Monitor review: Smarter than your average leak detector

Flume is a smart leak detector that will save you money—even if it never detects a leak.

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Google celebrates Maps' 15th 'birthday' with new features and design

Google is celebrating Maps' 15th "birthday" with new design, icon, and features for its ubiquitous app.

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Is Apple Maps better? Plus, iPhone rumors, Mac gaming gets a boost, and more

Apple updates Apple Maps. Could we actually see a foldable iPhone in the future? GeForce Now gives Mac gaming a boost. All this and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.