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.

How your Apple, WearOS, and Fitbit smartwatch can help track your coronavirus symptoms

Apple's planning an 'aggressive' shift from Intel to ARM processors, oft-correct analyst claims

Apple's planning an 'aggressive' shift from Intel to ARM processors, oft-correct analyst claims

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will move away from Intel in a big way next year.

Apple is doing a lot to help during the coronavirus pandemic. It could be doing more

Apple is doing a lot to help during the coronavirus pandemic. It could be doing more

Apple has stepped up in a big way as the coronavirus continues its relentless spread around the world, but there are two big steps it has taken yet.

Google Chrome terms of service are changing on March 31: Here’s what’s new

Google Chrome terms of service are changing on March 31: Here’s what’s new

Google has updated its Chrome and Chrome OS terms of service as of March 31, 2020. Here's everything you need to know.

Why I spent a bundle on a Wi-Fi 6 router for my work-from-home setup: Speed, speed, speed
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Why I spent a bundle on a Wi-Fi 6 router for my work-from-home setup: Speed, speed, speed

You might balk at buying a high-end Wi-Fi 6 router because they cost so much than Wi-Fi 5 models, but you'll find it's worth the investment.

Samsung brings Galaxy S20 features to the S10 and Note 10 as sales slump

Samsung brings Galaxy S20 features to the S10 and Note 10 as sales slump

Samsung has already begun rolling out its annual feature update to the S10 and Note 10, months earlier than usual.

Six unfortunate truths cord-cutting newbies should know

Six unfortunate truths cord-cutting newbies should know

I've encountered a few drawbacks in the year since I cut the cable TV cord.

Wyze takes aim at Fitbit and Apple with new $25 fitness band and $20 scale

Wyze takes aim at Fitbit and Apple with new $25 fitness band and $20 scale

Wyze is breaking into the world of fitness tech with a new $25 band and $20 activity tracker.

2020 iPad Pro review roundup: No reason to rush to upgrade

2020 iPad Pro review roundup: No reason to rush to upgrade

The new iPad Pro brings a speedier chip, better microphones, and a new camera array, but early reviewers find little actual reason to upgrade if you already have one.

How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo
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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

You can use Alexa on your Amazon Echo to make calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how.

A bunch of Amazon kids shows are now free even if you're not a Prime member

A bunch of Amazon kids shows are now free even if you're not a Prime member

Amazon has removed the Prime paywall for dozens of popular family-friendly shows.

2020 MacBook Air review roundup: The keyboard steals the show, but base performance is just OK

2020 MacBook Air review roundup: The keyboard steals the show, but base performance is just OK

Apple's new MacBook Air is making its way into the wild and the first impressions are in.

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