Michael SimonStaff Writer, PCWorld

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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Google exposes G Suite issue that stored plain-text passwords on its servers for 14 years

Google has fixed a G Suite issue that left some passwords stored in plain text on its servers.

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Apple really wants you to know that Apple News+ has a new button

Apple has issued a press release featuring quotes from publishers praising Apple News+ and spotlighting its new follow button.

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These WD 10TB My Book and 4TB My Passport deals are so insane we thought they were a mistake

Amazon is selling the 10TB WD My Book for $80 and the 4TB WD My Passport for $55, nearly half off the previous lowest price

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Minecraft Earth busts out of the box as a Pokemon Go-inspired mobile AR game

Microsoft has announced Minecraft Earth, a new AR game for iPhones and Android phones that will be in limited beta this summer.

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Google offers free 2FA Bluetooth Titan Security Key swaps after security flaw discovered

Google is offering free replacements for its Bluetooth Titan Security Key due to a security issue.

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Apple TV app arrives on Samsung Smart TVs as Apple expands its services push

Samsung has announced that the Apple TV app will be available on its Smart TVs beginning today.

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The next-gen Google Assistant is taking the privacy fight right to Siri—and it just might win

Google demonstrated its next-gen Assistant during its I/O conference and it ran circles around Siri both in speed and privacy.

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Apple should bring back the iPhone SE and model it after Google’s Pixel 3a

Google has released the $399 Pixel 3a, and it’s everything the iPhone SE should be.

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Four Wear OS problems Apple needs to solve with its on-device Apple Watch App Store

An App Store on the Apple Watch might sound great in theory, but there are plenty of problems that it could bring. Here are four ways Apple could avoid the biggest ones.

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Apple Watch takes another step toward independence with a rumored on-wrist App Store

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reports that Apple is looking to bring a full App Store to the Apple Watch in watchOS 6. as well as a few new apps and features.

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Major leak reveals iOS 13’s biggest secrets: revamped apps, handy new features, and a Sleep Mode

An extensive report on iOS 13's features reveals sweeping changes to apps and navigation.

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Apple’s heavy hand with parental-control apps is about trust, not anti-trust

The New York Times raised the specter of anti-competitive behavior after Apple banned some parental-control apps in the App Store. The Times has it wrong.

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Apple’s Q2 2019 results, the battle with parental control apps, better iPhone video on Android, and your hot takes

On the show, we’ll talk about Apple’s recent financials and Apple’s battle with parental control apps. Plus, how to preserve video quality when sharing videos between iPhones and Android phones, and your hot takes.

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Apple Q2 2019 results: iPhone sales fell, but just about everything else is thriving

Apple posts another loss for the second-quarter 2019, but a return to growth could be imminent.

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Anki is shutting down, but its adorable Cozmo and Vector robots deserve a new home

Recode reports that Anki and its family of robots will be shutting down, but let's hope it's not the end.