Michael Simon

Executive Editor

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.

Podcast: When is it time to upgrade? Device lifecycles and upgrade timelines

Podcast: When is it time to upgrade? Device lifecycles and upgrade timelines

When the newest version of a phone, tablet and/or laptop launches, the idea of upgrading a personal device can feel enticing. For IT teams, keeping employee devices up-to-date means upgrading strategically and adhering to planned...

Podcast: M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks

Podcast: M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks

Early benchmarks suggest that the soon-to-be-shipped M1 iPad Pro is much faster than the previous generation iPad Pro, as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9 processor. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and...

Podcast: How Apple v. Epic Games could force the App Store and iPhone to change forever

Podcast: How Apple v. Epic Games could force the App Store and iPhone to change forever

Apple and Epic Games, the developer behind the popular video game Fortnite, are in court over Apple's decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store. Epic Games attempted to bypass Apple's in-app purchasing system within Fortnite,...

Podcast: iOS 14.5 brings App Tracking Transparency; Next Apple Silicon chip

Podcast: iOS 14.5 brings App Tracking Transparency; Next Apple Silicon chip

Apple's iOS 14.5 update arrived this week, including a much-discussed feature called App Tracking Transparency. The feature allows users to have more control over their data and how they're tracked across apps and websites. Plus,...

Podcast: What to expect at Apple's

Podcast: What to expect at Apple's "Spring Loaded" event

Apple is holding a spring event after all. After weeks of speculation and rumors, Apple announced it will host a virtual event, titled Spring Loaded, on April 20. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor...

Podcast: Ranking Apple's worst products of all time

Podcast: Ranking Apple's worst products of all time

Apple has released its fair share of disappointing or frustrating products, and just last year the company settled a lawsuit over allegedly slowing down older iPhone models. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld...

Podcast: WWDC 2021: What to expect at Apple's June event

Podcast: WWDC 2021: What to expect at Apple's June event

While we wait for confirmation about Apple's rumored April event, the company has confirmed its annual developers conference, WWDC, will take place the week of June 7. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive...

Podcast: Intel's anti-Mac ads: What's next for Intel?

Podcast: Intel's anti-Mac ads: What's next for Intel?

It's been a year since rumors began to swirl that Apple would sever its ties with Intel, and a few months since that transition became official. Apple has released a few Apple Silicon/M1 Macs already, and there's more in the...

Podcast: FCC to auction off 5G bandwidth; Apple data privacy update

Podcast: FCC to auction off 5G bandwidth; Apple data privacy update

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. will auction off previously reserved 5G spectrum, potentially speeding up next-generation wireless rollout. As device makers continue to release 5G-enabled phones and tablets,...

Podcast: iMac Pro discontinued: What does it mean for the future of 'Pro' Macs?

Podcast: iMac Pro discontinued: What does it mean for the future of 'Pro' Macs?

Apple has confirmed it is discontinuing the iMac Pro, as rumors suggest an M1 iMac is on its way. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss what they wanted from the...

Podcast: iPhone 13 rumors: More storage, better camera and always-on display

Podcast: iPhone 13 rumors: More storage, better camera and always-on display

Although the arrival of the next iPhone is likely months away, rumors about what it may look like are circulating. On this episode of Today in Tech, Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon...

Podcast: 30K Macs infected with

Podcast: 30K Macs infected with "Silver Sparrow" virus; M1 Mac SSD health

Security researchers uncovered malware affecting tens of thousands of macOS devices, but it's unclear what exactly the malware does. Affecting both Intel and Apple Silicon processors, this malware, nicknamed "Silver Sparrow," still...

Podcast: M1X chip: The next generation of Apple Silicon

Podcast: M1X chip: The next generation of Apple Silicon

Apple's existing M1 Macs may not be the only Apple Silicon Macs for long. Rumors about the next generation of M1 chips have leaked, and they suggest the powerful new chip, the M1X, will possess more cores than the M1. On this episode...

Podcast: Worldwide chip shortage affects the iPhone 12; Apple Car rumors

Podcast: Worldwide chip shortage affects the iPhone 12; Apple Car rumors

A worldwide shortage of semiconductors is hurting the sales of everything from smartphones to cars. Apple said the chip shortage affected sales of its latest iPhones. Automakers, who also rely on semiconductors in newer car models,...

Podcast: iOS 14.5: New features and release date

Podcast: iOS 14.5: New features and release date

Beta testing for the latest update to Apple's mobile operating system is underway, and users can expect to see some heavily anticipated features once it rolls out. The newest iteration of iOS, iOS 14.5, will include updated privacy...

Apple in 2021: New products and predictions

Apple in 2021: New products and predictions

It was a banner year for Apple, from the release of the first 5G iPhone, to the Apple Silicon announcement and subsequent rollout of the first M1 Macs. Apple isn’t showing any signs of slowing down as 2021 approaches. It’s expected...

What the new iPhone 12 means for 5G

What the new iPhone 12 means for 5G

By now, you’ve probably heard that Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will have 5G capabilities. And you have also probably heard us discuss how 5G speeds are still only available in some parts of the country with some carriers. Apple will...

Apple’s 'Hi, Speed' event preview: New 5G iPhone 12

Apple’s 'Hi, Speed' event preview: New 5G iPhone 12

Apple announced its second fall event for Tuesday, October 13. Expect to see the new additions to the iPhone lineup, including the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld writer...

What the Pixel 5 means for Google’s smartphone strategy

What the Pixel 5 means for Google’s smartphone strategy

Google recently announced its latest addition to its smartphone lineup, the Pixel 5. It comes with a lower price tag than previous Pixel phones and a new Google smartphone strategy. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and...

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

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

Apple released two new Apple Watches, new generations of the iPad and iPad Air and new subscription services and plans at its Time Flies event on September 15. Macworld senior writer Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor...

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