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 5G will give the iPhone 12 an advantage over every Android phone

Apple is set to launch an all-5G lineup with the iPhone 12, but if you were prepared for a price hike, you're in for a pleasant surprise.

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Apple’s first coronavirus-impacted quarter isn’t great but it’s not terrible either

Apple posts small year-over-year growth in its first coronavirus-impacted quarter. Services revenue sets a quarterly record.

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This random message notification will crash your iPhone before you even read it

A new iOS messaging bug will lock up and crash your iPhone with a single text.

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Nintendo account hack FAQ: What happened, who’s at risk, and how you can secure your ID

Nintendo has divulged that some 160,000 online accounts have been compromised. Here's what happened and how you can secure your persona information.

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Apple admits to widespread iOS Mail security threat but says it doesn't pose ‘an immediate risk’

Apple vows a fix "soon" for iOS Mail flaws that "do not pose an immediate risk to our users."

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Apple’s first ARM Mac could arrive in 2021 and could be surprisingly fast

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is working to launch its first ARM-based Mac in 2021—and it'll reportedly still run apps made for Intel machines.

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Your hot takes on iPhones, the headphone jack, headline typos, and more

On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, it's all about listener hot takes. We'll respond to your thoughts from the Macworld Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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iPhone SE 2020 review roundup: Stale design, fresh everything else

The first round of iPhone SE reviews are in, and it's exactly what we hoped it would be.

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Cord-cutting myths busted: Why you should stop worrying and dump cable

If you're not sure if cord-cutting is for you, we've broken down, busted, and dispelled the biggest myths that might be holding you back from saving serious money.

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iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 8: Why Apple’s new phone is its best deal in years

Apple has replaced the iPhone 8 with a phone that looks the same but is better in every way.

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Get Apple's new iPhone SE for 50% off without a trade-in

Walmart is taking $200 off the price of a brand new iPhone SE 2020 in any color and capacity.

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How to survive homeschooling with nothing more than an Echo, Roku, and a Disney+ subscription

Homeschooling can be a pain for everyone involved, but with the help of a few smart devices, it can be much more pleasant.

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9 new iPhone SE tips and tidbits you need to know before you buy

The iPhone SE has the body of an iPhone 8 with the brains of an iPhone 11, but there are some things you might not know.

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Meet Jon Prosser, the new Apple rumormonger who hasn’t missed yet

Jon Prosser somehow knew exactly when the iPhone SE was coming. In a 45-minute interview, we learned some of the emerging rumormonger’s secrets.

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Apple’s rumored over-ear headphones might have swappable earpads, touch controls

A new Bloomberg report says Apple's rumored over-ear headphones will have magnetic earpads that can be swapped out.