Susie OchsContributor, Macworld

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Susie has been covering Apple since 2006, and when she isn't glued to her MacBook Air and iPhone, you can find her building sand castles at the beach or snowboarding in the mountains.

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Podcast 558: Apple’s billion-dollar move

Apple is digging deep to seed an investment fund for advanced U.S. manufacturing.

Podcast 557: Pondering the Siri Speaker rumors and watchOS 4

Looking ahead to WWDC, a focus on improving Siri could benefit all of Apple’s platforms—and help break down the barriers between them.

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Apple joins 'Made in America' trend with $1 billion fund to promote U.S. manufacturing

Our President wants to bring jobs back to America, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is obliging with a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing in the United States.

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WWDC wish list: What we’d like to see from watchOS 4

The Apple Watch is already the king of the smartwatch mountain, but a few software tweaks would make it even better.

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Podcast 556: Uber my dead body

Uber got in some hot water with Apple, but it was all handled behind the scenes, while Glenn thinks that users should have been alerted.

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Podcast 555: Imagining the iPhone 8 and a Mac Pro that works

We'll probably be sick of discussing the next iPhone before it's even announced—but it's a nice break from trying to figure out how the Mac Pro lost its way.

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Logitech Pop programmable buttons get HomeKit support

Now you can control your HomeKit devices with a physical, programmable button, instead of having to rely on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

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Podcast 554: The cheaper iPad is gold, baby, gold

If preferring the new iPad to the iPad Pro makes Susie an amateur, she can live with that.

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iPad (2017) review: With a stripped-down iPad for $329, you may not need to go pro

The remixed 9.7-inch iPad brings all the best features and stellar battery life for its lowest price ever. It's a better choice than the iPad Pro for a lot of users.

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Podcast 553: The future of the Mac Pro

If you’re a Mac pro who needs a Mac Pro, Apple has good news and bad news.

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How to use Find My AirPods in iOS 10.3

The Find My iPhone app has a new trick in iOS 10.3—locating a misplaced set of AirPods. Well, if they're on and connected, anyway.

All the new Apple Watch bands—and third-party knockoffs for under $25

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Apple refreshed its line of watch bands for Spring 2017. And so did the companies selling inexpensive imitations on Amazon.

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BeatsX review: Just as magical as the AirPods, but more comfortable and convenient

Compared to the AirPods, BeatsX has longer battery life, a more comfortable fit, an an inline remote, so you don't have to rely on Siri.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.