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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5 ways Apple's awful quarter could impact the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch in 2019 and beyond

Tim Cook's letter to investors wasn't just a warning about the upcoming quarterly results—it was a sign that things could be changing at Apple.

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How to unlock and enable Developer options on any Android phone

Google provides a set of developer options on all Android phones, but you won't find them unless you know the secret code.

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Essential is no longer selling phones, but should we still believe in Andy Rubin's vision?

Essential has confirmed that it will be no longer selling the PH-1, the company's overhyped handset. But something new might still be on the way.

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Apple's gaslighting over bent iPads is a stunning response to a serious problem

Apple wants you to believe that bent iPads are normal—and that’s not acceptable.

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Boost your PC's sound with an all-time low price on the Logitech's awesome 2.1 Z523 speaker system

Amazon is selling the Logitech Z523 speaker system for $50 today, half off its retail price.

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Android Confidential: The Android phones and features that flew and flopped in 2018

2018 was filled with some great and some not-so-great Android phones and features.

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Anki Vector robot review: A magnetic personality covers a lack of smarts

Anki's Vector probably won't win you over as a traditional smart device, but its personality will melt your heart.

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The five coolest tech products that should have arrived in 2018 but didn't

Don't call them vaporware just yet, but there are some cool things that missed the 2018 deadline.

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If you've ever wanted to buy a Google Home Hub, this Target deal is too insane to pass up

Target is selling the Google Home Hub for $99 today—and you get two Google Home Minis for free.

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You can save up to $300 on a Pixelbook with Google’s incredible last-minute holiday deal

Google is knocking $250 off the entry-level Pixelbook, and some lucky buyers will also get a bonus $50 gift card.

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Amazon is selling $50 Google Play cards today for the lowest price in years

Just in time for Christmas, Amazon is taking 10 percent off $50 Play Store card purchases today.

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HP Chromebook x2 review: A better bet and bargain than the Google Pixel Slate

The HP Chromebook x2 isn't as powerful or feature-packed as Google's Pixel Slate, but it's a better value and a better all-around machine.

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Fitbit rolls out OS 3.0 for Versa and Ionic with new apps, more stats, and an eye on the future

Fitbit OS 3.0 is rolling out to Ionic and Versa watches bringing new apps, enhanced dashboard features, and powerful APIs.

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How to link Apple Music to your Amazon Echo and set it as the default service

Apple Music is finally available for streaming on all Amazon Echo devices. Here's how to set it up the right way.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 renders show hole-punch camera, headphone jack, and no fingerprint sensor

Case maker Olixar has provided Galaxy S10 renders to Mobile Fun, and they answer a lot of the questions we have about Samsung's next flagship phone.