Michael SimonExecutive Editor, PCWorld

Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.

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Devastating chip shortages could hit smartphones soon, too

A Reuters report says the industry-wide chip shortage could being affecting smartphone processors from Qualcomm, including the flagship Snapdragon 888.

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Fitbit rolls out higher-priced Ace 3 kids tracker with longer battery life

Fitbit has updated its Ace kids tracker with more faces and longer battery life.

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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy SmartTags shine most within the SmartThings ecosystem

Samsung's SmartTags are little more than basic Bluetooth trackers, but they show their greatest potential as part of the broader Samsung ecosystem, and a more powerful model is on the way.

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Forget the rumors and save big on the AirPods Pro right now

Amazon's Woot is selling the AirPods Pro for $190, less than the MSRP for the regular AirPods.

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M1 MacBook Air vs Pro: What to buy and why to spend extra on RAM and storage

It's hard to tell the difference between the new M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, so we've broken them all down for you.

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How Google could turn Android into just another subscription

Google's recent changes to Photos suggests that the company is moving toward offering its software as a service. It could shed its Pixel phones and instead sell an Android launcher that worked on any phone, with a subscription for Android updates.

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Samsung just out-Googled the Pixel at guaranteeing Android updates

Samsung is promising four years of security updates for more than 130 Galaxy phones.

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Fitbit teams with Deepak Chopra to bolster its Premium membership

Fitbit is launching a new Mindful Method series featuring sessions from Deepak Chopra as part of its Premium subscription.

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30K Macs are infected with ‘Silver Sparrow’ virus and no one knows why

Security researcher Red Canary has discovered a new malware target at Macs running both Intel and M1 chips but there’s a twist: It doesn’t actually do anything.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: All of Android for somewhat less

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is less expensive than the S20 Ultra, and it's still Samsung's best and most full-featured phone to date. It is very big, though.

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Amazon will build these crazy Alexa devices if enough people want them

Amazon has launched a Kickstarter-like program to gauge interest in niche Alexa concepts starting with a cuckoo clock, nutrition scale, and sticky note printer.

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How to take control of your passwords using iCloud Keychain on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

iCloud Keychain is a handy free tool Apple has built into iOS, iPadOS, and macOS to help you manage your passwords.

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This year's iPhone might finally bring one of Android’s best features

A new rumor claims that Apple will bring an always-on display to the next iPhone thanks to LPTO display technology.

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If your aging MacBook is having battery issues, Apple may fix it for free

Apple is offering free battery replacements to some older MacBook Pro users.

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This Android 12 leak looks an awful lot like iOS 14

The first leak of Android 12 is here and, well, it should look very familiar to iPhone users.