Susie OchsExecutive Editor, 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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Low Power mode in iOS 9 saves battery life by slowing performance

But at least you get to actually use your iPhone's features, rather than enabling Airplane Mode and frantically searching for a power outlet.

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LeapFrog's new Imagicard games and LeapPad Platinum give kids new ways to play

This kid-friendly tablet has a Web browser hand curated by education experts, and Imagicard games combine digital and physical experiences.

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For the lulz: The 9 best moments in American Genius: Jobs vs. Gates

Break out the popcorn and maybe the shot glasses. It's worth it to see our favorite tech titans played by unknown actors, as the soundtrack pounds and the narrator intones.

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Google will personalize the Play Store with better discoverability and parental controls

From a customized storefront for everyone, to special filters and controls for parents, the Google Play Store will make it easier to find the apps and content you want.

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Now on Tap will make Google Now even better in Android M

Google Now can't read your mind (yet), but Now on Tap will let it get pretty close, by gleaning contextual information from every app on your phone.

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Chrome Custom Tabs smooths the transition between apps and the web

Being sent from an app to a web browser will be a lot less jarring in Android M.

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Every built-in Apple Watch app, ranked best to worst

Some feel a little more 1.0 than others, but you're stuck with all 20 whether you like 'em or not.

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Apple Watch review: Beautiful form, frustrating function

The Apple Watch's little annoyances are harder to ignore than the iPhone's, iPad's, and Mac's, because you're wearing them right on your wrist.

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Jawbone tackles mobile payments with UP4 fitness tracker

Out this summer, the UP4 will combine the heart-tracking features of the UP3 with NFC payments by American Express. A lightweight UP2 tracker rounds out the offering.

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iFixit uncovers the Force Touch trackpad in the 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

The new MacBook isn't the only Apple laptop to get a fancy new pressure-sensitive trackpad, though it may not be exactly the same model.

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Lumoid will rent the Apple Watch starting at $45 a week

You could always try various watch sizes, finishes, and bands at the Apple Store, buy one, and return it in 14 days. But if you're nowhere near an Apple Store, gadget rental service Lumoid has you covered.

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12-inch MacBook hands-on: Great keyboard and trackpad, but only one port

OK, there are two ports—if you count the headphone jack. But the new 12-inch MacBook didn't get so thin and light without making tradeoffs.

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Watch this space: Apple is about to fill all the holes in the Apple Watch story

Details like what it'll cost and how long it'll last are important, but the big question remains, simply, why.

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Stir's new Kinetic Desk M1 is a smarter desk for a lower (but still high) price

With a bigger touchscreen, fresh interface, and the smarts to know when you want to sit and when you want to stand, this desk is an investment in your home office and your health.

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Bluetooth in your snowboard bindings?! Meet the XON Snow-1

Balance and flex sensors collect data about each ride, and the app can even overlay that data on a video of your run.