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.

Samsung all but confirms the Note 20 will be the last Galaxy Note ever

Samsung all but confirms the Note 20 will be the last Galaxy Note ever

Samsung president TM Roh has basically signed the Galaxy Note's death warrant.

Google Pixel 4a 5G review: Stuck in the middle

Google Pixel 4a 5G review: Stuck in the middle

The Google Pixel 4a 5G is a fine phone placed in an awkward position—sandwiched between the budget Pixel 4a and the premium Pixel 5.

Verizon’s $50 Yahoo phone is a rebranded ZTE Blade A3 with lots of pre-installed apps

Verizon’s $50 Yahoo phone is a rebranded ZTE Blade A3 with lots of pre-installed apps

Verizon new Yahoo phone costs $50 and is loaded with Yahoo apps.

The Pixel 5 is Google’s smartest phone since the Nexus 5

The Pixel 5 is Google’s smartest phone since the Nexus 5

At first glance, the Pixel 5 might seem overpriced or underpowered, but it's actually a very smart move by Google.

OnePlus 8T review in progress: Return to a winning formula

OnePlus 8T review in progress: Return to a winning formula

The 8T is just what Android and OnePlus fans need to close out 2020.

The Google Pixel 5 has arrived with a new definition of ‘flagship’ phone

The Google Pixel 5 has arrived with a new definition of ‘flagship’ phone

The Google Pixel 5 has arrived, and it's changing what we expect of flagship phones. Its mostly midrange feature set is the most Google-y rather than the most premium.

Google Pixel 5 preview: Lower price, mid-range parts, and 5G

Google Pixel 5 preview: Lower price, mid-range parts, and 5G

Google is set to unveil the Pixel 5 this week, but it might not be the flagship Android phone you're hoping for.

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is for fans of Samsung phones that cost exactly $700

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is for fans of Samsung phones that cost exactly $700

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition has arrived with a 6.5-inch 120Hz display, 5G, and an existential crisis.

How to get the screenshot button back on your Pixel phone in Android 11

How to get the screenshot button back on your Pixel phone in Android 11

Android 11 removed the screenshot button from older Pixel phones when using 2-button navigation. Here's how to get it back.

The swiveling LG Wing phone is a radical cry for attention

The swiveling LG Wing phone is a radical cry for attention

LG has announced a new smartphone concept called the Wing and it has a swiveling screen.

Microsoft Surface Duo review roundup: A unique dual-screen phone with too many issues

Microsoft Surface Duo review roundup: A unique dual-screen phone with too many issues

Reviewers of Microsoft's first Surface phone like the idea but hate the idea of buying it.

Google's Android 11 message: No other phone will be as good as a Pixel

Google's Android 11 message: No other phone will be as good as a Pixel

Google might have finally figured out how to leverage its biggest advantage over its competitors.

Android 11 is here, bringing minor changes to Pixel phones (and others soon)

Android 11 is here, bringing minor changes to Pixel phones (and others soon)

Androif 11 is live for Pixel phones, though some other handsets are getting day-one betas and previews.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Killer specs in search of killer purpose

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Killer specs in search of killer purpose

The upgraded Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has better screens and specs, but it still doesn't have a killer app.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 isn't on the Play Store: How to get it on your Android phone

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 isn't on the Play Store: How to get it on your Android phone

Fortnite might be gone from the Play Store, but you're just a few steps away from making sure you get the next update.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: A love note to Note lovers

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: A love note to Note lovers

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the best phone Samsung has ever made. But you already know that.

Galaxy Note 20 features are coming to the S20—but the best is probably missing

Galaxy Note 20 features are coming to the S20—but the best is probably missing

Samsung is pushing several Note 20 features to the Galaxy S20 with the One UI 2.5 update, but it doesn't look like adaptive refresh will make it.

Why the Microsoft Surface Duo already worries me as an Android user

Why the Microsoft Surface Duo already worries me as an Android user

Microsoft's Surface Duo costs more than the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but it's clearly lacking in specs, power, and versatility.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs S20 Ultra: Which ultimate flagship should get all of your money?

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs S20 Ultra: Which ultimate flagship should get all of your money?

Samsung is selling two incredibly powerful and incredibly big phones with Ultra in their name. Which one should you buy?

They're not in the box but Samsung is still offering free earbuds with the Galaxy Note 20

They're not in the box but Samsung is still offering free earbuds with the Galaxy Note 20

Samsung has decided to dump the wired earbuds from the Galaxy Note 20 box, but you can still get a pair for free.

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