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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Apple and Shazam: It’s not just about identifying songs

Apple’s purchase of Shazam might not be as splashy (or as expensive) as its $3.2 billion Beats buy, but it means much more to the iPhone.

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Amazon Prime Video, tvOS 11.2, iOS 11.2 and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 585

The Macworld staff talks about the recent news in the world of Apple.

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Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV: Here’s everything you can watch

At long last, Amazon Prime Video has arrived on Apple TV.

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Apple Watch and watchOS: Apple Pay Cash now available, plus new bands and a new trade-in program

Whether you've been an Apple Watch user since day one or just bought your first one, there's a lot to know about Apple's wearable platform. We've got all of the answers inside.

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Fitbit expands Ionic OS with Hue, Flipboard apps, and 80 clock faces

Fitbit has released the first software update to its Ionic smartwatch, bringing a handful of new apps and dozens of clock faces.

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If your iPhone started crashing at midnight on Dec. 2, iOS 11.2 will fix it

Another widespread bug has hit Apple devices, this time affecting iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.1.2. In response, Apple has pushed out iOS 11.2 early.

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With new EKG monitor and Heart Study app, Apple Watch could one day save your life

Apple has announced that its Heart Study app is available for download, letting Apple Watch owners participate in a research group to identify irregular heart rates.

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The iPhone X vs. Black Friday, Apple patches the High Sierra ‘root’ bug, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 584

According to a recent report, Apple sold 6 million iPhone X units over Black Friday weekend—and it wasn't even at a sale price! Plus, we talk about the latest High Sierra bug, what's next for Face ID, and more.

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How to unlock your iPhone on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Virgin Mobile

If you want to switch to a new carrier, you'll need to make sure your iPhone is unlocked first. Here's how to do it on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Virgin Mobile.

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HomePod is looking more and more like the return of iPod Hi-Fi

Apple's new smart speaker is on track to release in early 2018 after a delay, but it might not be everything we want it to be.

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Apple's upcoming iMac Pro might have an iPhone chip

iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith has uncovered reference to an A10 Fusion chip in the iMac Pro code, which could brings always-on Siri to macOS.

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Apple delays HomePod till 2018

Siri skips Christmas this year; Apple's HomePod speaker was due to begin shipping in December.

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iPhone X versus the best Android phones, how will Apple close out 2017, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 582

How does the iPhone X stack up against the Galaxy Note 8, the Google Pixel 2, and the LG V30? And what should we expect from Apple before the end of the year?

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iPhone X versus Android's best: A surprisingly lopsided affair

I pitted iPhone X against the Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel 2 XL, and the LG V30, and the results were very one-sided.

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Future iPhones may include a laser-powered, 3D-sensing rear camera to augment AR

Apple may be working on a new laser-emitted iPhone rear camera to augment its AR ambitions. But we won't see it till 2019.