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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Google celebrates Maps' 15th 'birthday' with new features and design

Google is celebrating Maps' 15th "birthday" with new design, icon, and features for its ubiquitous app.

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Google may have accidentally sent your private videos to some random person

Google has admitted that it accidentally distributed private videos to the wrong Google Photos users.

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Galaxy Z Flip preview: Samsung’s second foldable phone is a reboot, not a sequel

Samsung is set to announce a new foldable phone at February's Unpacked, and it's quite a departure from the Galaxy Fold.

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The final nail may have been driven into BlackBerry’s coffin

TCL has announced it will no longer make BlackBery Android phones as of August 31, 2020, which comes as a surprise to absolutely no one.

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Ring admits its Android app uses third-party trackers following EFF report

Ring's Android app uses multiple third-party trackers to deliver customer data to companies other than Amazon.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 preview: This one goes past 11 with more screen, more cameras, more everything

Samsung is set to release the Galaxy S20 just a few days before Valentine's Day, but will you fall in love with it? Here's everything we know so far.

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Puma Smartwatch review: A smartwatch that’s best when the smart stuff is turned off

The Puma Smartwatch is another Wear OS entry that's too buggy to be taken seriously.

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Google wants to bring Steam to Chromebooks

A new report by Android Police says Google is working on bringing Steam to Chromebooks.

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How to use your iPhone as an encrypted Google security key

Google has added the ability to use your iPhone as a physical security key to authenticate your account. Here's how to set it up.

on macworld.com

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How Microsoft could improve Windows by being more like Apple

As Microsoft shuts down Windows 7, it has an opportunity to move Windows into a new era—and it could take a few lessons from Apple on how to do that.

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Samsung teams up with Microsoft to sell a weirdly practical phone that means business

The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is built for business, with support for Microsoft Team's Walkie-Talkie feature, military-grade drop protection, and a removeable battery.

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Please, Android phone makers, just give us better cameras, not more dumb gimmicks

2020 has barely begun and we already have out first camera gimmick of the year. Please make it stop.

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This Firefox vulnerability is so bad, the U.S. government is urging users to patch it immediately

Mozilla has issued a patch for its Firefox browser after a bug was found that could give a hacker complete control over a user's PC.

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CES 2020: 8 exciting Android announcements you might have missed

Folding prototypes, super-fast chargers, and gaming controllers are among the awesome Android annoucnements made at CES this year.

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Sonos lawsuit seeks ban on Google Home and Pixel device sales in U.S.

Sonos has filed a lawsuit claiming Google stole patents related to how speakers communicate with each other.