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: Apple introduces the A15-powered iPhone 13, plus iOS 14.8 patches Pegasus spyware flaw

Podcast: iPhone 13 announcement: What to expect at Apple's September 14 event

Podcast: iPhone 13 announcement: What to expect at Apple's September 14 event

Apple's next event, titled "California Streaming," will occur on Tuesday, September 14 at 10 a.m. PT. It's expected that Apple will announce the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and new set of AirPods. Potential new iPhone features...

Podcast: Apple's plan to monitor iCloud photos met with pushback from cybersecurity and privacy experts

Podcast: Apple's plan to monitor iCloud photos met with pushback from cybersecurity and privacy experts

Apple announced last week that it will soon begin scanning photos uploaded to iCloud for child sexual abuse material. Cybersecurity and privacy experts met the announcement with skepticism, with many pointing out potential abuse of...

Podcast: Google makes its own chip for the Pixel 6, plus how to make hybrid work successful

Podcast: Google makes its own chip for the Pixel 6, plus how to make hybrid work successful

Google announced that its new system on a chip, called Tensor, will power the upcoming the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Google says Tensor will improve the Pixel's camera system and its speech recognition abilities, among other...

Podcast: Global chip shortage affects Apple and the iPhone

Podcast: Global chip shortage affects Apple and the iPhone

The semiconductor shortage has wreaked havoc on manufacturers, and Apple will soon feel pinch. In the company's Q3 earnings call, chief executive Tim Cook said that supply constraints around "legacy nodes" will affect iPhone sales....

Podcast: Pegasus spyware and iPhone security

Podcast: Pegasus spyware and iPhone security

Amnesty International's Security Lab revealed that a handful of iPhones, mostly belonging to journalists and human rights activists, were successfully infected with Pegasus spyware. While the majority of iPhones users are not...

Podcast: Future Mac chips: M1X, M2, M2X and more

Podcast: Future Mac chips: M1X, M2, M2X and more

Apple's M1 chip is the first in what the company calls a "family of chips" that is expected to grow later this year. The next iteration of Apple Silicon, the so-called M1X chip, may arrive in the second half of 2021 and power...

Podcast: Windows 11 arrives; what's new, how it compares to macOS

Podcast: Windows 11 arrives; what's new, how it compares to macOS

Microsoft announced its latest version of its Windows operating system, Windows 11, last Thursday. Some changes look similar to macOS, but others seem to hit directly at Apple and its closed ecosystem. Macworld executive editor...

PODCAST: iPhone 13 rumors and leaks, plus Apple argues against sideloading apps

PODCAST: iPhone 13 rumors and leaks, plus Apple argues against sideloading apps

Rumors are swirling about the upcoming iPhone 13, from potential launch date to new features. And as lawmakers push for stronger tech regulations, Apple argues in a whitepaper that sideloading apps poses a security risk. Macworld...

Podcast: What iOS 15 means for the future of the iPhone

Podcast: What iOS 15 means for the future of the iPhone

Apple will not force users to upgrade to iOS 15, instead offering iPhone users two options: upgrade to iOS 15, or stick with iOS 14 and continue to receive security updates. At the same time, some new iOS 15 features could position...

Podcast: WWDC 2021 recap: iPadOS overview, enterprise improvements and unnannounced iOS 15 features

Podcast: WWDC 2021 recap: iPadOS overview, enterprise improvements and unnannounced iOS 15 features

Apple announced updates to its operating systems, including iOS, iPadOS and macOS at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. iPadOS has new productivity features, but do the updates justify the company's decision to put...

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...

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