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’s Time Flies event recap; iPad Air vs iPad Pro

Apple’s September 15 event: Why Apple may host multiple events

Apple’s September 15 event: Why Apple may host multiple events

Apple’s September event may look a bit different this year, but the (virtual) show will still go on. Expect to see the new Apple Watch Series 6 and updated iPad Air at the September 15 “Time Flies” event. Rumors suggest that Apple...

Apple fall 2020 product launches: iPhone, iPad and Mac preview

Apple fall 2020 product launches: iPhone, iPad and Mac preview

It’s almost September, which means Apple’s fall product launches are right around the corner. While there may not be a single big event this year, expect individual events around the release of the new 5G iPhone 12 and the first...

New iMac specs: Should you buy it?

New iMac specs: Should you buy it?

The iMac was due for an upgrade, and earlier this month, Apple released the new 27 inch iMac. It’s armed with an Intel processor, SSD across the board and a new 1080p FaceTime webcam. If you’re at the end of your life cycle, is it...

How much will Macs with Apple Silicon cost?

How much will Macs with Apple Silicon cost?

Most future Macs will be armed with new, Apple-made processors called Apple Silicon. Since Apple will have more control over the manufacturing of those devices, is there potential for cost savings? And will any savings be passed onto...

Powered by Apple silicon, what will future Macs look like?

Powered by Apple silicon, what will future Macs look like?

The Mac is getting a major update in Apple’s own processors. But, what about changes to future Macs that aren’t just about ditching Intel chips? From touch to speed to Thunderbolt, Macworld’s Michael Simon and Computerworld’s Ken...

WWDC 2020: Predictions and wishlist

WWDC 2020: Predictions and wishlist

Apple’s annual developers’ conference, WWDC, will happen virtually next week. Per usual, Apple is expected to announce updates to all of its operating systems: iOS, iPad OS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. Apple may also announce its new ARM...

Apple ARM chips: WWDC's big hardware announcement

Apple ARM chips: WWDC's big hardware announcement

After 15 years of Intel processors, Apple is expected to announce its transition to its own ARM chips at WWDC 2020. These new chips will power future generations of MacBooks and iMacs, and allow Apple to deliver more power-efficient...

Apple Glass: Apple’s rumored AR glasses

Apple Glass: Apple’s rumored AR glasses

Apple’s new rumored wearable has been getting a lot of buzz. The Apple Glass (or iGlasses… just kidding) will likely be an augmented reality (AR) headset. But what will they look like? Who will use them, and why? Computerworld...

Google and Apple release contact tracing app API

Google and Apple release contact tracing app API

Google and Apple delivered their contact tracing app API to public health agencies across the globe. The apps would allow Bluetooth pings between smartphones within six and a half feet of each other. And in theory, these apps would...

iPad Magic Keyboard overview and Apple’s enterprise push

iPad Magic Keyboard overview and Apple’s enterprise push

Apple’s newly launched iPad Magic Keyboard brings even more enterprise capabilities to the iPad Pro. But is it worth it? If a MacBook Air is cheaper than a souped-up iPad Pro and keyboard, which is the better buy? Computerworld...

Podcast: What happened to the iPhone 9 release?

Podcast: What happened to the iPhone 9 release?

Amid concerns about the coronavirus, Apple released its latest iPad Pro and MacBook Air without an official event in mid-March. But one piece of hardware was noticeably absent… the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2. Early rumors suggested a...

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