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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The Data Transfer Project’s big-name support won’t matter without the biggest one: Apple

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft have teamed on the Data Transfer Project, a new, secure way to let users share their files and photos between online services. But where's Apple?

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The best paid Apple Watch apps of 2018

Now that you've downloaded a bunch of free apps for your Apple Watch, it's time to crack open your wallet to get the best of the best.

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Best Amazon Prime Day deals on fitness trackers and smartwatches

Get in shape and save money with these great deals on fitness bands and smartwatches for Amazon Prime Day.

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The 10 best free Apple Watch apps of 2018

There are lots of ways to enhance your Apple Watch without spending a single cent in the App Store. Here are out favorites.

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The new MacBook Pros only make me long for an Apple custom processor even more

Apple's new MacBook Pros bring impressive speed boosts over the prior models, but there won't be any real innovation until Apple takes over the processor from Intel.

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Apple’s pitiful Beats Back to School promotion is slightly less pitiful this year

Apple is once again offering a free pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of new Macs and iPads Pro for its annual Back to School promotion.

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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

Did you know that you can use your Echo to make voice and video calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how to do it.

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Are pigs flying? Because Apple is reportedly updating the Mac mini this fall

A new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will finally be updating its Mac mini this year following four years of stagnancy.

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3 reasons why Microsoft's Surface Go beats Apple's iPad (and 3 reasons why it doesn't)

Microsoft's new Surface Go has its sights squarely set on the iPad. But is it a real competitor to Apple's tablet dominance?

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Macworld Podcast 612

iPhone rumors, new Apple Maps, iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

New iPhone colors? Apple Maps seems to be finally getting the attention it deserves. Have you been using the iOS 12 and macOS Mojave betas? We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions.

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Stock up on Philips Hue Color Ambiance bulbs and floodlights with 20% off at Amazon

You can get the Hue color bulb and floodlight for $40 today at Amazon.

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Right turn ahead: The maps in Apple Maps are getting re-mapped

A first-hands report by Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch outlines Apple's massive undertaking in building a new Maps.

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Why a supersized Apple TV/Music/News subscription streaming bundle just might work

The latest rumor about Apple's upcoming streaming video service suggests it may bundle music and news into one giant package. Here's how that might work.

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Five things iOS 12 can tell us about the next iPhone, iPad, and everything else Apple is working on

iOS 12 is available for everyone to play with, but the most interesting thing about it isn't the new features. It's what it can tell us about the next round of devices.

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High-end AirPods and headphones could amplify Apple’s audio ambitions in 2019

A Bloomberg report says Apple will introduce three new audio products in 2019 to target the high-end headphone space.