Articles by Michael Simon |

Articles by Michael Simon |

Michael SimonStaff Writer, PCWorld

Articles by Michael Simon |

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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Mar 13, 2019 2:06 PM | By Michael Simon

7 changes in Android Q that will make your phone better than it is now

Google has released the first developer beta of Android Q, and while there aren't too many major changes, there are a few that will make your phone faster and more secure than ever.

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Mar 8, 2019 2:30 PM | By Michael Simon, Jason Cipriani

The best clear and translucent cases for your Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+

The Galaxy S10 is a beautiful phone, so you're going to want to show it off with a great clear case. Here are our favorites.

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Mar 8, 2019 10:39 AM | By Michael Simon

How to use Wireless PowerShare on the Galaxy S10 to charge your Galaxy Buds or another phone

The Samsung Galaxy S10 has a new feature called Wireless PowerShare that lets you turn your phone into a Qi charging pad. Here's how to use it.

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Mar 8, 2019 3:30 AM | By Michael Simon

Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: The phone that goes higher, further, faster

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ might not be as revolutionary as the Galaxy Fold, but it's still the baddest Android phone in the universe.

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Mar 6, 2019 9:23 AM | By Michael Simon

Fitbit Versa Lite and Inspire HR hands-on: Affordability will look great on your wrist

Fitbit slims its lineup, trims prices with new Versa, Inspire, and Ace 2 in an effort to attract first-time wearable buyers.

on macworld.com

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Mar 1, 2019 7:36 AM | By Michael Simon

Attention enthusiasts: Amazon is blowing out the Razer Phone 2 for $500, a massive $300 discount

Amazon is selling the Razer Phone 2 for $500, $300 off its list price and the lowest we've ever seen.

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Mar 1, 2019 3:32 AM | By Michael Simon

Touching holograms with HoloLens 2 is amazing, but phone AR is way more fun

Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is technically impressive, but it's still not a fully realized augmented reality experience.

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Feb 28, 2019 3:30 AM | By Michael Simon

5 MWC Android announcements you might have missed but really need to know

MWC wasn't all about folding phones—here are five under-the-radar announcements you might have missed.

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Feb 27, 2019 3:30 AM | By Michael Simon

Samsung's One UI: Six tips and tricks for mastering Android 9 on the Galaxy S9 and S10

One Ui is a massive change for Samsung's phones. Here's how to get the most out of it on your Galaxy S9 and S10.

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Feb 26, 2019 8:55 AM | By Michael Simon

3 obstacles that folding phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X need to overcome

Folding phones are the next big thing, but here are three potential obstacles they need to conquer first.

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Feb 26, 2019 8:17 AM | By Michael Simon

Apple needs to get into the folding game and save us from years of bad phones

I spent some time with the Huawei Mate X, and I have one takeaway: Apple, please make a folding phone.

on macworld.com

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Feb 25, 2019 11:14 AM | By Michael Simon

Samsung's Galaxy Home quietly gains more features, but it still doesn't have an official release date

Samsung hasn't officially unveiled anything new about the Galaxy Home, but I got to see some cool new features as part of a Bixby Routines demo.

on techhive.com

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Feb 25, 2019 7:10 AM | By Michael Simon

Folding phones aren't ready and 5G isn't here yet

Mobile World Congress is full of prototype phones that promise a future of folding handsets and blazing-fast 5G speeds. Just don't believe the hype.

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Feb 24, 2019 11:30 AM | By Michael Simon

The LG V50 ThinQ is basically everything that's wrong with 5G

LG has unveiled the V50 ThinQ, which is basically a V40 with 5G. Sigh.

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Feb 24, 2019 11:00 AM | By Michael Simon

LG G8 hands-on: Could the future of smartphones be in the palm of my hand?

The LG G8 looks a lot like the G7 it replaces, but it brings two new features that make it more forward-looking than anything LG has done in years.

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