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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4 ways Android P's gesture navigation is better than the iPhone X's (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has introduced new gesture navigation in Android P, powering the virtual home button with swipes and taps. Here's how it's better (and worse) than Apple's method on the iPhone X.

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JBL’s Link Bar might be the Google Assistant/Android TV soundbar of my dreams

Google and JBL are partnering on a new smart sounder with always-on Google Assistant support and Android TV.

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Android quick replies on your Fitbit Ionic and Versa: How to get set up and customized

Fitbit has flipped the switch on Android smart replies for the Versa and Ionic. Here's how to get it set up on your smartwatch.

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LG's G7 is boring because all Android phones are boring now—and it's Apple's fault

Apple's effect on Android phones is at an all-time high in 2018, and it's making everything boring.

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Apple posts another record quarter and the iPhone X is selling just fine, people

Apple has posted its second quarter results for 2018, and surprise, surprise, things are going very well.

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Apple’s cross-platform iOS-Mac project isn’t coming this year—and it’s not what you think it is

John Gruber has dismissed the notion that Apple's Mac-iOS project will be unveiled at WWDC, and he cautions that it might not be the cross-platform experience we want.

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5 reasons why the T-Mobile-Sprint merger might be great (and 5 reasons why it might not be)

T-Mobile and Sprint have finally agreed to a long-rumored merger, so let's take a look at what it could mean for subscribers.

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Requiem for the AirPort base station: A testament to everything Apple was and isn’t anymore

Apple has announced that it is killing its AirPort routers, ending a line of visionary products that stretch back all the way to the original iBook.

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Grab these free and cheap Avengers comics, movies, and cases just for time for ‘Infinity War’

'Avengers: Infinity War' is out today and there are deals to be had.

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Snapchat's Spectacles 2 are here and Apple's AR glasses can't come soon enough

Snap's second-generation Spectacles sunglasses, are thinner, water resistant, and upload faster. But that doesn't mean people will want to wear them.

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How Spotify’s new free tier could put a dent in Apple Music’s subscriber base

Spotify’s new app update gives its free tier access to hundreds of on-demand songs and a heavy focus on personalization, and it just might be better than Apple Music.

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Spotify ups its game, pruning Apple's product tree, Apple-related odds and ends

Plus your comments and questions in Macworld Podcast episode 602.

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Google's major Gmail update boosts your privacy and productivity

Google has rolled out a major update to its Gmail web client, bringing a new interface and strong privacy features.

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5 reasons to switch from Spotify Premium to its new free tier (and 5 reasons not to)

Spotify has taken the wraps off its new mobile app, which includes a major upgrade to the streaming service's free tier. Here's why Premium users might want to give it a listen.

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13-inch MacBook Pro battery replacement program FAQ: What it is and how to use it

Apple has launched a battery replacement program for some non-Touch Bar model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Here's how to find out if your model is affected and how to get it replaced.