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Charged is an independent publication and newsletter, edited and crafted by developer and journalist Owen Williams.

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The state of switching to Windows from Mac in 2019

I switched from macOS to Windows two years ago—let's look at the good, bad and ugly of how far Windows 10 has come in that time.

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Pixel 3 gets dual SIM dual standby (DSDS) support with Android Q

Google quietly added support for using two SIM cards at the same time for Pixel 3 in a software update—and it's a big deal.

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You probably don't need that hip web framework

Modern web development is a hellscape. Why are we doing this to ourselves?

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Notifications are broken. It's time to fix them.

Let's start calling notifications what they really are—interruptions—and force technology companies to take ownership over how they're affecting us.

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Google News is broken

It's one of the biggest traffic drivers on the web, but Google's policies about how to get into the index are opaque, and applied at random.

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Laptop buyer's guide: The best MacBook alternatives for 2019

Looking for a new laptop for 2019? I've been hunting, testing and reviewing every quality Windows PC for a year, and these are the results.

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Self-flying drones are here and they're mind blowingly cool

The real, self-flying drone has finally arrived, and the future is way more fun than I ever thought it could be. Why fly yourself when the drone can do it for you?

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