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.

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iPhone 9 release and high-end vs. low-end smartphones

iPhone 9 release and high-end vs. low-end smartphones

Apple is rumored to announce its new, lower-end iPhone at the end of March. Modeled after the iPhone 8, the iPhone 9 (or maybe it'll be called the iPhone SE 2) will offer consumers a cheaper alternative to the higher-end iPhone 11 or...

What we can expect from Apple in 2020

What we can expect from Apple in 2020

2019 was a big year for Apple, with the arrival of the Apple Card, the iPhone 11, the new Mac Pro and and a new MacBook Pro. What can we expect from the company in 2020? Macworld’s Michael Simon and Computerworld’s Ken Mingis offer...

What's on our 2019 holiday wish list | TECH(talk)

What's on our 2019 holiday wish list | TECH(talk)

Computerworld's Ken Mingis is joined by PCWorld's Michael Simon to discuss what they're wishing for this holiday season. From existing smart home gadgets and the Mac Pro to the yet-to-be-announced 5G iPhone, Ken and Michael hash out...

Technology we're thankful for | TECH(talk)

Technology we're thankful for | TECH(talk)

In honor of Thanksgiving, Ken and Juliet are joined by Macworld's Michael Simon to discuss the technology they appreciate the most. From iPhones to WiFi, there's plenty to be thankful for.

5G in 2020: What to expect | TECH(talk)

5G in 2020: What to expect | TECH(talk)

2020 is supposed to be the year of 5G. We can expect to see more infrastructure roll out, faster speeds and 5G-enabled phones will flood the market. PCWorld's Michael Simon joins Juliet to discuss who will get 5G when and how the...

Your Apple iOS questions answered | TECH(talk)

Your Apple iOS questions answered | TECH(talk)

Macworld’s Michael Simon and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about Apple iOS.

Technology that scares us | TECH(talk)

Technology that scares us | TECH(talk)

Drones, self-driving vehicles and intrusive tech devices have our otherwise fearless hosts on edge. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp, plus Macworld’s Michael Simon discuss why that tech scares them and...

The hottest iPhone 11 rumors | TECH(talk)

The hottest iPhone 11 rumors | TECH(talk)

With the new iPhone unveiling just weeks away, the rumor mill is in overdrive. What can you expect? We get the latest news and leaks from Macworld's Michael Simon, Computerworld's Ken Mingis and TECH(feed) host Juliet Beauchamp.

AI and your smartphone: How AI is transforming mobile apps

AI and your smartphone: How AI is transforming mobile apps

Computerworld’s Ken Mingis and Michael Simon from PCWorld and Macworld talk about how more mobile apps use artificial intelligence and how it improves features.

All about Apple's latest updates and 5G push | TECH(talk)

All about Apple's latest updates and 5G push | TECH(talk)

It's already been a big summer for Apple: the company unveiled the long-awaited Mac Pro, updated its line of laptops and may buy Intel's smartphone modem business. Computerworld's Ken Mingis and Macworld's Michael Simon explain what...

Tech giants are embracing financial services | TECH(talk)

Tech giants are embracing financial services | TECH(talk)

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a digital wallet, and has already announced plans for an Apple credit card. Now, Facebook expects to roll out its own cryptocurrency in 2020. So just what's going on?

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