Michael Simon

Staff Writer

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.

Apple picks a fight with popular app developer Basecamp on eve of WWDC

Annual Android and iOS releases are boring and they need to stop

Annual Android and iOS releases are boring and they need to stop

It's time for Apple and Google to stop rolling out splashy annual upgrades for our phones while there's still some excitement left.

Amazon is offering big savings on iPads of all sizes today

Amazon is offering big savings on iPads of all sizes today

Amazon is discounting the iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad today by up to $100.

Apple’s back to school promo is both better and worse than ever

Apple’s back to school promo is both better and worse than ever

Apple is offering savings toward AirPods instead of Beats headphones this year, but you’ll probably need to spend more.

Apple expands 0% financing for Apple Card users to all products except Apple Watch

Apple expands 0% financing for Apple Card users to all products except Apple Watch

Apple has expanded its Apple Card special financing to include nearly every product it sells.

Samsung lowers the price of 5G with the $600 A71 5G

Samsung lowers the price of 5G with the $600 A71 5G

Samsung has announced that its first mid-range 5G phone will be available at T-Mobile and Sprint stores beginning June 19.

12 things I learned by switching from the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra to the $399 iPhone SE

12 things I learned by switching from the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra to the $399 iPhone SE

Switching from the most expensive Android phone to the cheapest iPhone made me realize a lot about the things I usually overlook.

Bizarre internet 'dot' glitch lets you watch ad-free YouTube vids and bypass paywalls

Bizarre internet 'dot' glitch lets you watch ad-free YouTube vids and bypass paywalls

A Redditor has uncovered a crazy trick: Putting an extra dot in the URL will bypass ads and paywalls on many sites.

This brand new 21.5-inch 4K iMac is cheaper than Apple’s refurb price

This brand new 21.5-inch 4K iMac is cheaper than Apple’s refurb price

Amazon's Woot is selling the 2017 4K iMac for $1,000 today, $59 less than Apple charges for a refurbished model of the same machine.

Google quietly releases Android 11 public beta with few notable features

Google quietly releases Android 11 public beta with few notable features

Google has dropped the Android 11 beta, but there's very little to get excited about.

Why 64GB isn’t enough space for Android phones anymore

Why 64GB isn’t enough space for Android phones anymore

As phone storage has increased, so has the space Android needs for system files, nearly topping 30GB on some phones. That's why 64GB may not be enough anymore.

Take up tp $230 off an iPhone 11 Pro in any color in rare refurb sale

Take up tp $230 off an iPhone 11 Pro in any color in rare refurb sale

Amazon's Woot is selling refurbished iPhone 11 Pro models for up to $230 off today.

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