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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Google is buying Fitbit for $2 billion and the smartwatch wars just got real

Google has announced that it is acquiring Fitbit in a $2.1 billion deal that could dramatically alter the smartwatch landscape.

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If 2020 will be the year of the tall phone, I want no part of it

Samsung has teased a new form factor for its next folding phone that opens like a wallet to reveal an ultra-tall display.

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Apple warns HomePod users of potentially fatal iOS 13.2 flaw

Apple has pulled the latest HomePod update and is warning users not to reset their speaker, lest they render it inoperable.

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You have one week to update your iPhone 5 before it stops working

Apple is warning iPhone 5 users to update their phones to iOS 10.3.4 before Monday to ensure that they continues to function properly

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Why the next Google Pixel should be a program, not a phone

The Pixel 4 XL is a perfect encapsulation of Google’s strengths and weaknesses, and it might be time to shake things up.

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Even the carriers agree that Android messaging sucks and they’re teaming up to fix it

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are launching a new RCS-based messaging standard designed to “deliver the next generation of messaging to consumers and businesses.”

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Apple TV app lands on select Amazon Fire TV devices ahead of Apple TV+ launch

Apple continues its push to get Apple TV+ everywhere with the launch of the Apple TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices.

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Google Pixel 4 XL review: Half great, half-baked

If you absolutely need to have the newest Android features and want to be on the Pixel’s bleeding edge, then buy a Pixel 4. Otherwise, wait for a few updates—or for the Pixel 5.

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Night Sight fight expanded: The Pixel 4 is no match for the iPhone 11 in low light

The first sample pics of the Pixel 4 Night Sight versus the iPhone 11 Night mode were surprisingly one-sided, and the second round is more of the same.

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Pixel 4 vs every other Pixel: The newest Google phone might not be the best one to buy

The Google Pixel 4 has better specs and more features than any Pixel phone that came before—but does that mean it's worth buying over the others?

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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ cases: Top picks in every style

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of the most beautiful phones we've ever laid eyes on, so you're going to want to keep it safe.

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OnePlus 7T review: Just the right amount of ‘pro’

The OnePlus 7T might not have the pro surname, but you won’t miss it.

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Six-month-old Galaxy S10 bug lets strangers bypass your fingerprint scan, Samsung admits

After a British woman reported that her husband was able to unlock her Galaxy S10, the problem was traced to a third-party screen protector and a software bug.

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The Pixel 4 has the same problem as the Pixel 3: It's too expensive

Google's new Pixel phone may have a great camera, speedy Assistant, and radar-sensing motion tech. But the bottom line is it just costs too much money.

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Google Pixelbook Go hands-on: Come for the low price, stay for the keyboard

The Pixelbook Go is a cheaper Pixelbook with a bigger screen, newer processor, and better keyboard.