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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How to share your iPhone’s mobile connection by tethering or hotspot

If you need Wi-Fi on your Mac or iPad, here's how to share your iPhone's mobile data.

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Samsung's low-cost Galaxy A-Series phones aim to reverse U.S. smartphone slump

Samsung launches six new A-Series phones to target the low- and mid-range markets with big screens, multiple cameras, and 5G.

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Chrome OS’s new tablet mode is a lot more like Android (and the iPad)

Google has resumed Chrome OS updates, and its first one will bring big changes to tablet mode.

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How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

If you're in need a webcam for all the video conferences you're doing nowadays, your iPhone can carry the load.

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Face unlock on the Pixel 4 just gained an important security feature you need to turn on

Google has finally added an attention awareness feature to Face unlock on the Pixel 4. Here's how to turn it on.

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Wait, TCL now makes phones? Yes, and the 10 Series has a premium design at an affordable price

TCL is best known for its TVs, but has officially launched a trio of new phones: the 10L, 10 Pro, and 10 5G. The design looks great, and the price is nice, but specs are decidedly mid-range.

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Fitbit Charge 4 vs Charge 3: Is the newest do-it-all fitness tracker a worthy upgrade?

Here's how the new Fitbit Charge 4 compares to its predecessor.

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iPhone SE 2020 preview: Price, specs, size, and an imminent launch likely for Apple's budget phone

Apple is set to launch a new iPhone SE in April. Here's everything we think we know about it.

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How to use your Android phone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

If you need a webcam in a pinch, here's how your Android phone can pitch in.

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Samsung brings Galaxy S20 features to the S10 and Note 10 in the U.S. as sales slump

Samsung has already begun rolling out its annual feature update to the S10 and Note 10, months earlier than usual.

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How to share your Android phone’s mobile connection by tethering or hotspot

If you need to get Wi-Fi on your laptop in a jiffy, your Android phone can help.

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How to stop iPhone videos from turning into a blurry mess on Android phones (and vice versa)

If you’ve ever sent a video to an Android friend, it probably ended up as a blurry, unwatchable mess. Here’s how to stop that from happening next time.

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Killed by Apple: Dark Sky isn't alone in Cupertino's Android app graveyard

Apple, please stop buying our favorite Android apps and killing them.

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How Huawei’s flagship P40 Pro could still impact premium Android phones in the U.S.

Huawei's P40 Series won't be sold in the United States and doesn't have Google apps, but its presence will still impact the Android-verse.

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Fitbit launches the Charge 4 with built-in GPS, few other reasons to upgrade

Fitbit has launched the Charge 4 with built-in GPS, new activity zones, and the same $150 price tag.

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