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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Third-party faces might be more of a curse than a blessing for Apple Watch

Speculation is mounting that Apple will open up watchOS to third-party watch faces. That might not be a good thing.

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Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch Series 1: Which budget smartwatch is right for you?

Fitbit's new Versa smartwatch is on sale today for $200. How does it stack up against the $249 Apple Watch Series 1?

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macOS High Sierra: Everything you need to know about Apple’s latest Mac operating system

Apple has taken the wraps off High Sierra, the next version of macOS, and while it may be a maintenance release, it still brings some exciting new features.

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Apple needs to stop promising new products and start delivering them

Now that we've learned the new Mac Pro won't be launching until sometime in 2019, it might be time for Apple to rethink its product announcement strategy.

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New iPad review, Apple to ditch Intel, and iOS 11.4 beta: Macworld Podcast episode 599

The Macworld staff talks about the latest happenings in the world of Apple. Plus, we feature your comments and questions.

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Apple hiring Google's AI chief is a huge test for Siri's privacy stance

Apple has hired John Giannandrea, Google's longtime AI and machine learning wizard, to head its new Siri team, but the transition is going to be tricky.

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Apple’s future iPhones might have more curves and fewer fingerprints

A new report from Bloomberg claims Apple is working on a curved screen and touch-free gestures for future iPhones.

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How a custom processor could make Apple’s MacBooks exciting again

Bloomberg's report that Apple is working on a custom Macs processor could mean big things are in store for Apple's notebooks.

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Grab Apple's Leather Case for iPhone X with some of the lowest prices we've ever seen

Amazon is running a sale on several of Apple's iPhone X leather cases today—so act fast.

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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.

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

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.