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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Bait and fix: Apple is basically forcing you to get AppleCare for your new MacBook Pro

Apple has implemented a new policy that will render your MacBook Pro 'inoperative' if you try to fix it at home or through an unauthorized repair shop.

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LG V40 review: The V stands for Victory (and Very expensive)

After a string of disappointing handsets, LG has finally released a phone you might actually want to buy. But probably not at this price.

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Android Confidential: The LG V40 is a better G7, with an OLED display and an extra camera

The LG V40 has arrived, but how does it stack up to LG's other flagship phone, the G7? Find out in this week's episode of Android Confidential.

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Meet the LG V40 ThinQ: More screen, more battery, more cameras, and more fun

LG has unveiled the V40, with a 6.4-inch OLED display and five cameras: two on the front and three on the back.

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The $450 LG Watch W7 is what you get when you put mechanical hands on a giant digital screen

LG is trying something totally new with its Watch W7: always-there mechanical hands over a full-screen Wear OS smartwatch.

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Google preps for Pixel 3, smart display launch with a visual Assistant makeover

Google is rolling out a new visual makeover for Google Assistant as it preps for the launch of the Pixel 3 and a rumored smart display next week.

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The upcoming LG V40 has a cool cinemagraph maker built right into the camera

LG is teasing a new feature ahead of the official unveiling of the V40, and it gives you the ability to create animated gifs out of your photos.

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Screen Time, Family Link, and FreeTime vs my 7-year-old son: Which parental controls are best?

Apple, Amazon, and Google all offer a set of parental controls for monitoring and limiting the time our kids spend on their devices. But which one is best for outsmarting a wily 7-year-old?

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Facebook account hack FAQ: What happened, how it affects you, and what you should do now

Facebook has announced that at least 50 million users were exposed in a massive security breach. Here's what happened and what you should do to protect your account.

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Google's Wear OS 2.1 update cares more about future smartwatches than your old one (sorry)

Google's Wear OS 2.1 update for smartwatches has arrived, but it's made for future smartwatches rather than the current and older crops.

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Google really wants you to use Maps and search to plan your next outing

Google is rolling out new features in Maps and search to help plan trips and outings with friends.

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Best Android phones 2018: What should you buy?

Looking for the best budget Android phone, the best for photography, or the best at everything? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

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Android Confidential: 3 reasons why you should buy a cheap Android phone this October

Phones are becoming more expensive than laptops. Find out why you might not need to spend so much on your next one in the latest episode of Android Confidential.

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Google promises a fix for Chrome's auto account-sign-in snafu, but you can stop it right now

Chrome 69 looks like it logs you in to the Chrome browser when you sign in to a Google Web service. It may be a big misunderstanding, but here's a way to help you to be sure.

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Why Fitbit’s biggest advantage over Apple Watch Series 4 is sleep tracking, not fitness

Fitbit's multi-day battery life isn't just about lasting longer, it's about tracking valuable data while most Apple Watches are sitting on their chargers.

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