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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Why the iPhone 11 won’t have 5G (and the iPhone 12 might not either)

I tested the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G using Verizon’s network in Providence and I learned one thing: We won’t be getting 5G in an iPhone anytime soon.

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Apple is finally sending ‘genuine’ parts to independent repair shops to fix broken iPhones

Apple has announced a new independent repair provider program that will send genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals and diagnostics to independent iPhone repair shops.

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5G on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ delivers dizzying highs and frustrating lows

Real-world 5G speeds on the Galaxy Note 10 5G are legit but also incredibly frustrating.

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Goodbye Android Q, hello Android 10: Google's dessert-based code names are over

Android Q is Android 10 as Google gives up on dessert naming once and for all.

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Amazon Echo Auto review: Alexa just doesn't deliver as a co-pilot

The Amazon Echo Auto brings Alexa into your car, but it relies too much on your existing technology to be of much use.

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Leaked images reportedly show off the Sonos Move, the company's first portable smart speaker

Ahead of a press event on Monday, August 28, images of the Sonos Move have leaked, showing off the company's new portable speaker.

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iMessage is never coming to Android, so please stop asking

iMessage for Android might be on the wishlist of tech journalists and pundits, but it wouldn’t make much sense for Apple.

on macworld.com

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Samsung Galaxy A50 review: A $350 phone that gives Galaxy a whole new meaning

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is more than a fantastic $350 phone, it's a recipe for a budget phone that you'll love like a premium one.

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Google Assistant can now remind other people to do things you don’t want to do

Google is rolling out a new Assistant feature called assignable reminders, which allows you to tell other people in your family to do things.

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If you bought an original Pixel, Google owes you $20—and maybe a lot more

Google has a settled a class-action lawsuit over microphone issues with the original Pixel—and you can get paid.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy S10: Which high-priced premium phone should you buy?

You need to be a forensic scientist to break down the differences between Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 phones. Or just read this article.

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Why the more expensive Note 10+ is the only real choice for die-hard Note fans

It's taken 10-odd versions, but Samsung has figured out the best way to maximize profits for its most expensive handset: Bait and switch.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ hands-on: A new model changes the game, for better or worse

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, dividing the line between "good enough" and "great."

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Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far

The war on smartphone bezels is going too far. As vendors shave off millimeters or even go edgeless, we're losing features and comfort along the way. But there's one phone that could save us.

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How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

Amazon Echo and Google Home users can shut the door on “human review” of their voice recordings. Also: how to wipe your Siri history off of Apple's servers.

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