Michael SimonExecutive Editor, Macworld

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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Apple TV app lands on select Amazon Fire TV devices ahead of Apple TV+ launch

Apple continues its push to get Apple TV+ everywhere with the launch of the Apple TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices.

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Ring Spotlight Battery review: The best Smart Lighting starting point

If you're looking to dive into Ring's Smart Lighting world, the best place to start is the Spotlight Battery.

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Amazon's upgraded Fire HD 10 tablet finally dumps micro-USB for USB-C

Amazon has refreshed its low-cost Fire HD 10 tablet with the one thing we've always wanted: USB-C.

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If your August, Nest, and Hue home/away triggers aren’t working with your new iPhone 11, here’s a fix

If your home/away triggers aren't working in iOS 13, you need to check your location settings.

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This Sony 55-inch 4K HDR OLED TV is nearly 50% off but you need to act fast

B&H Photo is selling the 55-inch 4K A8F TV with Android TV for $1,399, nearly half off its $2,500 retail price and the best price we've seen.

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Amazon Echo Auto review: Alexa just doesn't deliver as a co-pilot

The Amazon Echo Auto brings Alexa into your car, but it relies too much on your existing technology to be of much use.

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Leaked images reportedly show off the Sonos Move, the company's first portable smart speaker

Ahead of a press event on Monday, August 28, images of the Sonos Move have leaked, showing off the company's new portable speaker.

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TP-Link cancels HomeKit plans for the most promising smart home device for Siri

TP-Link has announced that it has cancelled an update to the Kasa Smart Plug Mini that would have added support for HomeKit and Siri.

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How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

Amazon Echo and Google Home users can shut the door on “human review” of their voice recordings. Also: how to wipe your Siri history off of Apple's servers.

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Apple’s Siri ‘eavesdropping’ controversy can be fixed with a toggle that should’ve been there all along

An Apple whistleblower has revealed the company’s practice of listening to samples of Siri recordings unbeknownst to users.

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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Small and solid wins the race

Amazon's newest Echo speaker is its best yet, with a great design, excellent features, and a killer price tag.

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This hugely discounted $100 Philips Hue color bulb kit is perfect for smart light newbies

Amazon is selling a three-pack of Hue color bulbs with a hub for just $100 today.

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Ember Ceramic Mug and Ember Travel Mug reviews: Smart at home, less so on the road

The Ember Ceramic Mug and Travel Mug are expensive, but they just might be worth the investment.

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Ring Floodlight, Battery review: Not enough light and not enough smarts

The Ring Floodlight, Battery is one of the company's new Smart Lighting devices, but it's a little too dim, and a little too simple.

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Lenovo Smart Clock review: Great form compensates for a lack of function

The Lenovo Smart Clock is the smallest Google Assistant-powered smart display, both in size and stature, but it nails its core mission.