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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Two-factor authentication explained: How to choose the right level of security for every account

Everything you need to know about two-factor authentication so you choose the right method for every account you own.

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Apple’s ‘courage’ to remove the headphone jack has created a brave new world

It’s been over two years since Apple opted to axe the headphone jack from the iPhone and guess what? Things are pretty good.

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Apple cuts the price of HomePod by $50, but it’s still too expensive

Apple has lowered the price of its HomePod smart speaker to $299, which is better but still not great.

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The Powerbeats Pro ‘totally wireless’ earphones are the most Apple product Beats has ever made

Apple has unveiled a new true wireless version of its Beats Powerbeats earphones, and there’s a lot of AirPods tech inside.

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Fitbit Versa Lite review: Lower cost with little sacrifice

The Versa Lite is a low-cost version of Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch, but there’s nothing cut-rate about it.

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Verizon’s dubious new Just Kids plan is a terrible deal for you and your kids

Verizon is selling a new Just Kids plan that limits data and contacts to "make it easier for families to call a technology truce." If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

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Apple AirPower wireless charging pad: Nope

Apple has killed AirPower before it ever shipped

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No joke, Google is killing off the Pixel 2, Inbox, goo.gl URL shortener, and Google+ this week

Google is trimming down its product line with the removal of Inbox, the Pixel 2, Google+, and URL shortener goo.gl.

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Apple leaves Android users with few alternatives as Texture is earmarked for May 28 shutdown

Texture has announced that it will be shutting down on May 28, leaving Android users with no place to read their digital magazines.

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Apple's 'apology' for the MacBook keyboard only proves that we need a new MacBook keyboard

If Apple needs to issue an official apology for poor functionality of one of the most used features in its most expensive notebook, something is wrong.

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Apple Card FAQ: Interest rates, rewards, sign-up and everything else you need to know

Here's everything you need to now about Apple's new credit card.

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Apple's 'It's show time' event: Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and your hot takes

In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we cover Google's Stadia service, iOS 12.2, and the latest developments in Qualcomm's fight with Apple. Our feature discussion covers Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and the Apple Card.

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Apple's services event laid the groundwork for a long and difficult transition away from the iPhone

Apple may be late to the video streaming party, but it's getting ahead of the shift away from its No. 1 device: the iPhone.

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The Apple TV+ video streaming service: 8 burning questions

Apple unveiled its new TV+ video streaming service, but there's a lot we don't know about it.

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The Apple Card may be the most revolutionary announcement Apple made at its 'Show time' event

Apple on Monday unveiled a new credit card with no fees, daily cash rewards and powerful security. It might change the way we use credit cards forever.