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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With the iPhone 11 Pros, Apple stripped all meaning from the ‘Pro’ name

Apple says the iPhone 11 Pro is “the first iPhone powerful enough to be called Pro,” but that’s hardly the case.

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iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max: 5 features that justify the 'Pro' designation

The new iPhone is here, and Apple is calling it Pro. Here's why.

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Apple's ‘Innovation’ event last-minute rumors: Pencil support is out but a new iPad is in

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo serve up some interesting tidbits as Apple's 'By Innovation Only' iPhone event looms.

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What to expect at Apple’s ‘By Innovation Only’ event: iPhones, Apple Watch, and one more thing

Apple’s annual September event is just hours away. Here’s what you can expect to see.

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Fitbit Versa 2 review: Small steps add up to a giant leap forward

Fitbit has made enough improvements to the Versa 2 to call it a true Apple Watch competitor.

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Apple Sept. 10 event preview, sleep tracking on the Apple Watch, your hot takes, and more

Apple’s big event is next week—let’s talk about it! Is sleep tracking coming to the Apple Watch? Plus, your hot takes! That and more are all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Fresh rumors raise the possibility of the iPhone SE making a return

The Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that Apple is gearing up to launch a new iPhone SE in 2020.

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Why the iPhone 11 won’t have 5G (and the iPhone 12 might not either)

I tested the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G using Verizon’s network in Providence and I learned one thing: We won’t be getting 5G in an iPhone anytime soon.

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Apple is finally sending ‘genuine’ parts to independent repair shops to fix broken iPhones

Apple has announced a new independent repair provider program that will send genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals and diagnostics to independent iPhone repair shops.

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Five features that would actually make the iPhone a ‘pro’ device

If the iPhone is finally turning pro, it’s going to need a whole lot more than a new processor.

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16-inch MacBook Pro: Bloomberg report says it will be revealed in September

Apple is reportedly on the verge of releasing a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro, but it could bring a whole lot more than a new size.

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Apple Card, Apple Arcade, your hot takes, and more

Are you ready for the Apple Card? Apple Arcade pricing and availability revealed! And your hot takes! That and more are all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Amazon Echo Auto review: Alexa just doesn't deliver as a co-pilot

The Amazon Echo Auto brings Alexa into your car, but it relies too much on your existing technology to be of much use.

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Apple has rules for keeping your Apple Card clean, but they don’t go far enough

Apple has issued a series of tips for keeping your Apple Card clean, but we have a few idea of our own.

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The Apple Card could be the riskiest piece of Apple’s walled garden

The Apple Card, the latest piece of Apple’s lock-in strategy, could end up costing you way more than an iPhone—or a Mac Pro.