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 Microsoft's Surface Go beats Apple's iPad (and 3 reasons why it doesn't)

Microsoft's new Surface Go has its sights squarely set on the iPad. But is it a real competitor to Apple's tablet dominance?

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Macworld Podcast 612

iPhone rumors, new Apple Maps, iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

New iPhone colors? Apple Maps seems to be finally getting the attention it deserves. Have you been using the iOS 12 and macOS Mojave betas? We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions.

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Stock up on Philips Hue Color Ambiance bulbs and floodlights with 20% off at Amazon

You can get the Hue color bulb and floodlight for $40 today at Amazon.

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Right turn ahead: The maps in Apple Maps are getting re-mapped

A first-hands report by Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch outlines Apple's massive undertaking in building a new Maps.

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Why a supersized Apple TV/Music/News subscription streaming bundle just might work

The latest rumor about Apple's upcoming streaming video service suggests it may bundle music and news into one giant package. Here's how that might work.

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Five things iOS 12 can tell us about the next iPhone, iPad, and everything else Apple is working on

iOS 12 is available for everyone to play with, but the most interesting thing about it isn't the new features. It's what it can tell us about the next round of devices.

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High-end AirPods and headphones could amplify Apple’s audio ambitions in 2019

A Bloomberg report says Apple will introduce three new audio products in 2019 to target the high-end headphone space.

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4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has finally launched Android Messages on the web, letting users send and receive texts from their PC. But is it better than Apple's Messages on the Mac?

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7 ways to master the new Google News and use it more like Google Reader

The new Google News app and web interface is yet another attempt by Google to replace the hole left behind by the death of Google Reader. Here's how to use it to its full potential.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newest release shows how Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale

Beyoncé and Jay-Z unveiled a new album last Saturday that was exclusive to Tidal. Here’s why less than 48 hours later, you could listen to it everywhere.

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Apple adds secure emergency location features to get ahead of smartphones' 911 problems

Apple has announced a new feature in iOS 12 that will securely and accurately relay your location when you dial 911.

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Why Apple's rumored 6.1-inch iPhone will be the model everyone wants, even with an LCD screen

A new Wall Street Journal report says Apple is ordering more LCD iPhones than OLED ones for next year's cycle. Here's why that's not the least bit surprising.

Macworld Podcast 609

iPhone and Apple Watch rumors, Sonos vs. HomePod, WWDC 2018

iPhone and Apple Watch rumors, Sonos vs. HomePod, WWDC final thoughts, and your questions and comments.

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Nothing to C here: Apple is never switching from Lightning to USB-C in the iPhone

A new report from DigiTimes suggests that the 2019 iPhones will dump the Lightning cable in favor of USB-C. Here's why there's no chance of that happening.

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Fitbit’s Ace tracker for kids could be the ultimate weapon in the fight against smartphone addiction

Fitbit's first fitness tracker for kids, the Ace, is now available for $99.