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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Forget the rumors and save big on the AirPods Pro right now

Amazon's Woot is selling the AirPods Pro for $190, less than the MSRP for the regular AirPods.

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M1 MacBook Air vs Pro: What to buy and why to spend extra on RAM and storage

It's hard to tell the difference between the new M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, so we've broken them all down for you.

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How Google could turn Android into just another subscription

Google's recent changes to Photos suggests that the company is moving toward offering its software as a service. It could shed its Pixel phones and instead sell an Android launcher that worked on any phone, with a subscription for Android updates.

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Samsung just out-Googled the Pixel at guaranteeing Android updates

Samsung is promising four years of security updates for more than 130 Galaxy phones.

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Fitbit teams with Deepak Chopra to bolster its Premium membership

Fitbit is launching a new Mindful Method series featuring sessions from Deepak Chopra as part of its Premium subscription.

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30K Macs are infected with ‘Silver Sparrow’ virus and no one knows why

Security researcher Red Canary has discovered a new malware target at Macs running both Intel and M1 chips but there’s a twist: It doesn’t actually do anything.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: All of Android for somewhat less

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is less expensive than the S20 Ultra, and it's still Samsung's best and most full-featured phone to date. It is very big, though.

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Amazon will build these crazy Alexa devices if enough people want them

Amazon has launched a Kickstarter-like program to gauge interest in niche Alexa concepts starting with a cuckoo clock, nutrition scale, and sticky note printer.

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How to take control of your passwords using iCloud Keychain on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

iCloud Keychain is a handy free tool Apple has built into iOS, iPadOS, and macOS to help you manage your passwords.

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This year's iPhone might finally bring one of Android’s best features

A new rumor claims that Apple will bring an always-on display to the next iPhone thanks to LPTO display technology.

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If your aging MacBook is having battery issues, Apple may fix it for free

Apple is offering free battery replacements to some older MacBook Pro users.

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This Android 12 leak looks an awful lot like iOS 14

The first leak of Android 12 is here and, well, it should look very familiar to iPhone users.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 12: This is the $800 phone to buy

By cutting the price of the S21 to $800, Samsung has put the iPhone 12 in its sights.

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Galaxy S21 FAQ and buyer’s guide: Where, why, and how to buy Samsung’s latest flagship

Here's everything you need to know about the Galaxy S21 before you decide to buy.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 review: A premium phone that's a great value

The Samsung Galaxy S21 isn't a huge upgrade over the S20, but it makes smart sacrifices to reach its best price in years