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.

Macworld Podcast 594

iPhone X competitors/copycats, Apple healthcare, Apple's new TV shows: Macworld Podcast episode 594

New smartphones have been introduced that look remarkably like the iPhone X. Apple is going to provide its own healthcare to its employees. New TV shows are coming to the Apple TV.

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5 ways the Galaxy S9 might be better than iPhone X

The Galaxy S9 probably isn't an iPhone X killer, but there are some things it does better.

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One day we may buy AppleCare for our bodies, not just our iPhones

Apple is poised to launch a new network of AC Wellness health-care clinics for its employees, with on-site physicians, nurses, lab tests, as it looks to to deliver 'compassionate, effective healthcare.'

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Galaxy S9+ vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Spec showdown

Samsung newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S9+, brings better specs, an improved camera, and an Animoji competitor. So how does it stack up to Apple's latest?

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Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs

The Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs are very serious, and the fixes can create serious slowdowns in PCs, Macs, and other devices. Here's everything you need to know.

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Apple Airpods

AirPods 2 update may bring hands-free Hey Siri support and a new wireless chip

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is planning an update to its AirPods wireless earbuds that will bring a new chip and hands-free 'Hey Siri' support.

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Siri vs Siri: What Apple’s AI can and can’t do on every Apple device

Siri is on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Macs, and HomePod, but the experience is different on each device—in some cases there are surprising and frustrating limitations.

Macworld Podcast 593

iPad rumors, Telugu bug, Apple the most innovative company, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 593

The iPad rumor mill is starting to churn out some new ones. Apple fixes the Telugu bug. Fast Company declares Apple the most innovative company. We also feature your comments and questions

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8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music player

HomePod sounds great, but it isn't the music authority Apple wants you to think it is. Here are eight ways Apple can make it better.

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15 awesome tips and tricks to master Apple's HomePod

Your HomePod can do more than kick out the jams. More than you may realize.

iPhone X Gestures

iOS 12: Animoji in FaceTime, deeper Siri integration, DND improvements

Axios and Bloomberg are reporting that Apple will be punting several features planned for iOS 12 to 2019 as it focuses on quality issues, security, and performance.

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6 things to do to prepare for the Apple HomePod

If a new HomePod is on your way to your home today, here are six things you need to do before it arrives.

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Apple confirms iOS source code leak, but downplays it as old and outdated

The source code the the heavily-guarded iOS iBoot system has leaked on GitHub, bringing with it a major headache for Apple.

Macworld Podcast 591

HomePod early reviews, Apple Watch apps, iOS 11.3 Battery Health, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 591

The first round of HomePod reviews are out. Developers are leaving the Apple Watch. The beta of iOS 11.3 with Battery Health settings will be released soon. We also feature your comments and questions.

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iOS 11.3 Battery Health FAQ: What it does and how to use it on your iPhone

The iOS 11.3 Public Beta has introduced the new Battery Health tab in Settings to provide better control over battery-related performance throttling. Here's everything you need to know about it.