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.

Google wants to solve the Android update problem once and for all

New Android security report is alarming, but not because of the amount of malware

New Android security report is alarming, but not because of the amount of malware

A new security report says that more than 3.5 million instances of malware will land on Android this year, with most phones unequipped to stop them

8 ways Samsung still manages to annoy us with the Galaxy S8

8 ways Samsung still manages to annoy us with the Galaxy S8

Don't get us wrong, the Galaxy S8 is the best Android phone we've ever used, but there are still a few things about it that drive us crazy

Seeing red: Samsung to offer software fix for tinted Galaxy S8 displays

Seeing red: Samsung to offer software fix for tinted Galaxy S8 displays

The update, coming in response to customer complaints, will provide 'a further enhanced ability to adjust the color setting'

The 10 best features in Android O (so far)

The 10 best features in Android O (so far)

We've explored the developer's preview of Android O, the next version of Google's operating system, and found some exciting new things

Apple finally refreshes the Mac Pro, but the model you want isn't coming this year

Apple finally refreshes the Mac Pro, but the model you want isn't coming this year

Apple throws a bone to its Pro customers with a minor speed bump

Hands on with Dex, Samsung's bid to make your Galaxy S8 a desktop computer

Hands on with Dex, Samsung's bid to make your Galaxy S8 a desktop computer

The docking station will connect to a big screen using HDMI and let you use your Android apps in a full desktop environment

Samsung plans to refurbish, resell some Note 7 phones that didn't explode

Samsung plans to refurbish, resell some Note 7 phones that didn't explode

Samsung will be refurbishing some recalled Note 7s for re-use, as well as removing components and extracting metals from the ill-fated phone

Apple's new iPad lineup slashes prices, the iPad Air, and iPad Mini storage options
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Apple's new iPad lineup slashes prices, the iPad Air, and iPad Mini storage options

Apple reboots the original iPad with an A9 chip and a lower price as it looks to reinvigorate its foundering family of tablets

Google will add Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones this week

Google will add Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones this week

After months of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is opening up Assistant to a bunch of Android smartphones

The ultimate guide to increasing your Android phone's battery life

The ultimate guide to increasing your Android phone's battery life

You don't need to buy a new phone to add hours to your battery. All you need is to flip a few switches and adjust your habits

Google might be gearing up to remove millions of Play Store apps next month

Google might be gearing up to remove millions of Play Store apps next month

The crackdown by Google, which sets a March 15 compliance date, targets apps with questionable privacy policies

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