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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Fitbit Versa Lite review: Lower cost with little sacrifice

The Versa Lite is a low-cost version of Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch, but there’s nothing cut-rate about it.

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Verizon’s dubious new Just Kids plan is a terrible deal for you and your kids

Verizon is selling a new Just Kids plan that limits data and contacts to "make it easier for families to call a technology truce." If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

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No joke, Google is killing off the Pixel 2, Inbox, goo.gl URL shortener, and Google+ this week

Google is trimming down its product line with the removal of Inbox, the Pixel 2, Google+, and URL shortener goo.gl.

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Huawei is basically forcing fans to buy the P30 Pro by crippling the P30

Huawei's P30 Pro has a bigger screen, way better cameras, wireless charging, and water resistance than the P30, which still costs $800.

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Apple leaves Android users with few alternatives as Texture is earmarked for May 28 shutdown

Texture has announced that it will be shutting down on May 28, leaving Android users with no place to read their digital magazines.

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Apple's 'apology' for the MacBook keyboard only proves that we need a new MacBook keyboard

If Apple needs to issue an official apology for poor functionality of one of the most used features in its most expensive notebook, something is wrong.

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Huawei’s P30 Pro goes toe-to-toe with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ on power, price, and photography

Huawei has unveiled its first flagship phones of 2019 in the P30 and P30 Pro, and they're packed with features to take on the Galaxy S10.

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Apple's services event laid the groundwork for a long and difficult transition away from the iPhone

Apple may be late to the video streaming party, but it's getting ahead of the shift away from its No. 1 device: the iPhone.

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The Apple Card may be the most revolutionary announcement Apple made at its 'Show time' event

Apple on Monday unveiled a new credit card with no fees, daily cash rewards and powerful security. It might change the way we use credit cards forever.

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Apple's 'Show time' event: 10 surprises we might see

Apple's 'Show time' event is just hours away and details are starting to trickle in.

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Bent iPad Pros may develop logic board issues, but good luck getting the Apple Store to fix it

Two different Apple Store technicians concluded that a Macworld reader’s iPad Pro issues were caused by bending but refused to repair it under warranty.

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Apple’s launch week continues as new AirPods arrive with wireless charging case, ‘Hey Siri’ support

Apple's string of product releases continues on Wednesday with the launch of the second-generation AirPods and a new wireless charging case.

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Apple resurrects the Air and updates the mini, but the iPad lineup has the same old problems

Apple has resurrected the iPad Air and updated the iPad mini in an attempt to streamline and simplify its family of tablets.

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Apple sounds off on Spotify's antitrust claims in surprisingly tone-deaf screed

Apple has published a statement in response to Spotify's claims that it is being anti-competitive with its App Store fees. But it hits a sour note.

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10 awesome (and not-so-awesome) things I learned while becoming a cord-cutter

I finally decided to take the plunge and cut the cable cord, and I learned a few things along the way.

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