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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4 Fitbit features that are likely going away after the Google deal (and 4 that will get way better)

Now that Google’s purchase of Fitbit is official, let’s take a look at how things could change.

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Google is buying Fitbit for $2 billion and the smartwatch wars just got real

Google has announced that it is acquiring Fitbit in a $2.1 billion deal that could dramatically alter the smartwatch landscape.

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Apple TV+ premiere, OS update problems, and more

Apple TV+ is almost here! The misadventures of Apple’s OS updates! That and more are in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Apple Q4 2019 earnings: iPhone revenue dips nearly 10%, but wearables come to the rescue

Apple posted another record quarter on the back of not iPhone, but Apple Watch sales.

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Sonos offers a sweet trade-up deal for owners of its aging speakers and amps

Sonos has launched a trade-up program that offers 30 percent off its new multi-room audio products when you recycle an old one.

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Apple warns HomePod users of potentially fatal iOS 13.2 flaw

Apple has pulled the latest HomePod update and is warning users not to reset their speaker, lest they render it inoperable.

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You have one week to update your iPhone 5 before it stops working

Apple is warning iPhone 5 users to update their phones to iOS 10.3.4 before Monday to ensure that they continues to function properly

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Apple TV app lands on select Amazon Fire TV devices ahead of Apple TV+ launch

Apple continues its push to get Apple TV+ everywhere with the launch of the Apple TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices.

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Night Sight fight expanded: The Pixel 4 is no match for the iPhone 11 in low light

The first sample pics of the Pixel 4 Night Sight versus the iPhone 11 Night mode were surprisingly one-sided, and the second round is more of the same.

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Your hot takes on macOS Catalina, iOS 13, AirPods, and more

On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, it’s all about your hot takes. We listen to your comments and we’ll respond on the show.

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The Pixel 4 has the same problem as the Pixel 3: It's too expensive

Google's new Pixel phone may have a great camera, speedy Assistant, and radar-sensing motion tech. But the bottom line is it just costs too much money.

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Apple’s best analyst just predicted the 2020 product pipeline of our dreams

Ming Chi Kuo is reporting that Apple will release a new MacBook keyboard, 3D-sensing iPad, iPhone SE 2, and a pair of augmented reality glasses in 2020.

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Microsoft Surface Pro X vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Which big-screened productivity tablet is best?

Microsoft has a new Surface tablet that seems specifically designed to take down the iPad Pro. But does it have the specs to do it?

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Ring Spotlight Battery review: The best Smart Lighting starting point

If you're looking to dive into Ring's Smart Lighting world, the best place to start is the Spotlight Battery.

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If you bought an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus in the past year, Apple might fix it for free

Apple has launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Service Program for No Power Issues.