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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3 reasons why Apple spent a billion bucks on Intel's smartphone modem business

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is eyeing the purchase of Intel's smartphone modem chip business. Here's why that could be a massive deal.

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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Small and solid wins the race

Amazon's newest Echo speaker is its best yet, with a great design, excellent features, and a killer price tag.

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Apple is poised to lose lots of iPhone users if it keeps ignoring the middle

If Apple wants to start growing iPhone sales again, it should target the mid-range market like Google and Samsung.

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Macworld reader hot takes on the MacBook Air, Apple Maps, Jony Ive, and more

We did a special edition of the show where we feature your hot takes from the Macworld social media feeds.

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Emoji are getting more inclusive on your iPhone and Android phone—even if you're a vampire

Google and Apple have unveiled a preview of the new emoji coming to phones this fall.

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

You can use Alexa on your Amazon Echo to make calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how.

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best tech, electronics, PC, and mobile deals

Year five of Amazon Prime Day is packed with good tech deals—and you can still find a few incredible bargains, too. To help you cut straight to business, we're highlighting the best of the best.

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Apple pushes new silent updates to address vulnerable Zoom software

Zoom has patched its Mac app after a researcher discovered a vulnerability that could allow a website to access your Mac's camera.

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The Fitbit Charge 3’s Prime Day discount brings it down to an all-time-low price

Amazon has shaved $30 off the price of the Fitbit Charge 3, bringing it down to an all-time-low price of $120.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals on Fitbit devices, smartwatches and fitness bands

Amazon has slashed prices on numerous Fitbit devices and smartwatches as part of its Prime Day extravaganza.

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This hugely discounted $100 Philips Hue color bulb kit is perfect for smart light newbies

Amazon is selling a three-pack of Hue color bulbs with a hub for just $100 today.

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Save on iCloud, Apple Music, and movies with this $50 iTunes card for just $40 at Amazon right now

Amazon is selling a $50 iTunes card for $40 right now.

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Google Keep Notes: 10 tips and tricks to become a master

Google Keep Notes isn't as basic as it seems. Here are 10 tips and tricks so you can unlock its full potential.

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The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earphones have dropped to their lowest price of the year

The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earphones are just $120 on Amazon Prime Day, matching an all-time low.

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MacBook lineup revamp, Apple after Jony Ive, Zoom security vulnerability, your hot takes, and more

Major changes to Apple’s MacBook lineup! Has Zoom made your Mac vulnerable to hackers? What will Apple be like without Jony Ive? That's all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.