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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The next-gen Google Assistant is taking the privacy fight right to Siri—and it just might win

Google demonstrated its next-gen Assistant during its I/O conference and it ran circles around Siri both in speed and privacy.

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RCA's 100th anniversary Android phone is the Victrola of 2019 smartphones

RCA has announced a 100th anniversary Android smartphone and it's definitely vintage.

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Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL vs Pixel 3 and 3 XL: Half as good or twice as nice?

The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL cost half as much as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but they have a lot of overlapping features. Here's a full comparison of all the phones.

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PSA: The Pixel 3a isn’t getting the same unlimited Google Photos storage as the Pixel 3

One of the highlighted features of Google's new $399 Pixel 3a is free unlimited storage in high quality with Google Photos. But it's not really a benefit at all.

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With the 3a, the Google Pixel is finally what it should be: a platform, not a phone

The Pixel 3a is more than a cheaper version of the Pixel 3—it's a statement that the Pixel is more than a handset.

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6 Pixel 3a features that may sway you from buying a thousand-dollar flagship

The Pixel 3a might start at $399, but it's packed with features you'd normally find in a thousand-dollar flagship phone.

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6 new Android Q features we can't wait to try (after the Dark Theme)

Google is rolling out the third developer beta of Android Q, and it's packed with new features. Here are five that we can't wait to use.

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Four Wear OS problems Apple needs to solve with its on-device Apple Watch App Store

An App Store on the Apple Watch might sound great in theory, but there are plenty of problems that it could bring. Here are four ways Apple could avoid the biggest ones.

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Major leak reveals iOS 13’s biggest secrets: revamped apps, handy new features, and a Sleep Mode

An extensive report on iOS 13's features reveals sweeping changes to apps and navigation.

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Google I/O 2019 preview: What we expect, hope for, and really want to see

Google I/O 2019 is set to kick off on Tuesday, and there could be plenty of surprises on the big stage.

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A $399 Pixel 3a could be the Google phone we should have gotten all along

Google is expected to unveil a new member of the Pixel family during its I/O keynote on May 7, and it could be the killer phone we've always wanted.

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Google's Wear OS gets glancy with swipeable Tiles for news, weather, timers, and more

Google is rolling out a new Wear OS feature that offers up quick information at a glance.

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Anki is shutting down, but its adorable Cozmo and Vector robots deserve a new home

Recode reports that Anki and its family of robots will be shutting down, but let's hope it's not the end.

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How to stop your 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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Apple plays strong privacy card in battle with parental control apps, but offers few solutions

Apple defended tis decision to limit and remove some parental control and screen monitoring apps in a lengthy explanation, but it offers few solutions for developers.

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