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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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.

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Apple is testing two features to make our Mac, iOS, and watchOS apps closer than ever

Apple is testing a new feature that will allow apps purchased on the iPhone will reflect on the Mac (and vice versa), while in-app purchases will soon be available on the Apple Watch.

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Google may have accidentally sent your private videos to some random person

Google has admitted that it accidentally distributed private videos to the wrong Google Photos users.

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The final nail may have been driven into BlackBerry’s coffin

TCL has announced it will no longer make BlackBery Android phones as of August 31, 2020, which comes as a surprise to absolutely no one.

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Apple is now doing house calls for some iPhone repairs

Apple has quietly added "onsite service" to its available repair options for broken iPhones.

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Now that the Apple Maps redesign is complete, here are 6 more things it needs

The new Apple maps redesign finally brings its map data up to par with Google Maps, but there's still a lot of work to be done.

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Report: AirPower Mini, Apple Tags, and AirPods Studio may be on the way in 2020

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting some new products from Apple in 2020, and we’re intrigued.

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Apple cracks $90B in a single quarter for the first time as the iPhone returns to glory

Apple kicks off fiscal 2020 with another record quarter as Services and Wearables all jump to new highs, and the iPhone bounces back.

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Ring admits its Android app uses third-party trackers following EFF report

Ring's Android app uses multiple third-party trackers to deliver customer data to companies other than Amazon.

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