Michael SimonStaff Writer, PCWorld

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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LG one-ups OnePlus with the U.S. launch of the mid-range 5G Velvet

LG has announced that its 5G-powered Velvet phone is coming to the U.S. this week.

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Extreme Makeover Phone Edition: How to customize your Android phone so it feels new again

Not buying a new Android phone for a while? Then maybe it's time to give your old phone a serious makeover.

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The five 'power devices' mostly likely to arrive at Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 event

Samsung president TM Roh has revealed that the company will be announcing five new "power devices" at its August Unpacked event. We already know the Galaxy Note 20 is incoming, but what other announcements are in store?

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I tried switching from the 13-inch MacBook Pro to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Here's why I failed

Here are the reasons why I just can’t switch from the Mac to the iPad Pro, even though I loved typing on the Magic Keyboard.

on macworld.com

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T-Mobile takes on scammers with free and paid tools to block, ID, and eradicate spam calls

T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier event focused on scam calls and how it's working to get rid of them.

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Why the iOS Mail app shows a phantom unread message badge and what to do about it

If the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad is displaying phantom unread messages badge, you might have a sorting problem. Here’s how to fix it.

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If you have an iPhone 6 or 7, Apple owes you some cash

Apple has settled a class-action lawsuit over iPhone throttling, agreeing to pay up to $500 million to consumers.

on macworld.com

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Get a new pair of Apple's AirPods Pro for the lowest price ever: $215

Amazon's Woot is selling a brand new pair of Apple's AirPods for $215, a new all-time low.

on macworld.com

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Harmony is offering a full refund to anyone who ever bought its $250 Alexa remote

Harmony is discontinuing its Alexa-powered Express remote this year, but it's offering a full refund or upgrader to anyone who ever bought one.

on techhive.com

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Best Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra cases: Top picks in every style

The Galaxy S20 is one of the most expensive phones ever made, so you're going to want to protect it.

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11 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android phone

Zap cached app files in a single tap, clear the Downloads folder, delete unneeded offline maps, take charge of music downloads, and more.

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Apple removing the iPhone 12 power adapter wouldn't be courageous. It’s just mean

A new rumor says that the iPhone 12 won't include a power adapter in the box and that's not cool.

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: Redefining the small and cheap tablet

Don’t be fooled by the Lenovo Duet’s size: It’s an excellent Chromebook at a truly incredible price.

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If you have to buy a MacBook, this 13-inch refurb for $500 off is the way to go

Woot is selling last year's 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,000 nearly $500 off its original price.

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How iOS 14 stole features from Android—and made them so much better

Apple has borrowed many Android features in iOS 14 but iPhone users aren’t going to care. Why? Because everything is so much better.