Michael SimonStaff Writer, PCWorld

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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Google Pixel 4a preview: Single camera, no 5G, arriving August 3

Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 4a, the anticipated follow-up to the best Android bargain of 2019

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How to remedy these five annoying Android issues that a restart won't cure

Not every Android problem requires a restart to fix—here are five that don't.

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How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

If you're in need a webcam for all the video conferences you're doing nowadays, your iPhone can carry the load.

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Google reportedly looking to take back control of Android from Samsung

Samsung and Google are reportedly eyeing a deal that would give Google Assistant and the Play Store a more prominent role on Galaxy phones.

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How to back up your Google Photos library and keep your metadata

If you want to create a full backup of your Google Photos library, you're going to lose all of your metadata. Here's how to keep it intact.

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The Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion feel like the end of the Android gaming niche

The Asus ROG 3 and Lenovo Legion are loaded with every bell and whistle you could possibly cram into an Android phone, but who are they really for?

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Add a gigabit ethernet port to your Thunderbolt MacBook for just $23

Amazon is selling Apple's official Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter for just $24 today.

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It sure sounds like OnePlus’s affordable and attractive 5G Nord will never come to the U.S.

OnePlus has announced the affordable Nord 5G, but don't get your hopes up about a U.S. release.

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The OnePlus Buds look, sound, and act like AirPods for a fraction of the price

OnePlus has unveiled its first pair of true wireless earbuds and they only cost $79.

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LG one-ups OnePlus with the U.S. launch of the mid-range 5G Velvet

LG has announced that its 5G-powered Velvet phone is coming to the U.S. this week.

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Extreme Makeover Phone Edition: How to customize your Android phone so it feels new again

Not buying a new Android phone for a while? Then maybe it's time to give your old phone a serious makeover.

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The five 'power devices' mostly likely to arrive at Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 event

Samsung president TM Roh has revealed that the company will be announcing five new "power devices" at its August Unpacked event. We already know the Galaxy Note 20 is incoming, but what other announcements are in store?

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I tried switching from the 13-inch MacBook Pro to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Here's why I failed

Here are the reasons why I just can’t switch from the Mac to the iPad Pro, even though I loved typing on the Magic Keyboard.

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T-Mobile takes on scammers with free and paid tools to block, ID, and eradicate spam calls

T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier event focused on scam calls and how it's working to get rid of them.

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Why the iOS Mail app shows a phantom unread message badge and what to do about it

If the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad is displaying phantom unread messages badge, you might have a sorting problem. Here’s how to fix it.

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