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Christina is a contributor to media outlets such as,,, Auto Trader and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. She writes about a myriad of topics including technology, the automotive industry and health and fitness. Her talents outside of writing include photography, getting people to talk (although that certainly helps with writing) and gardening.

App Draw: Will Paper for iPad be the Next Instagram?

The design app available from Apple's App Store makes it easy to create beautiful things and share them on social networks.

Google Hit With FCC $25K Fine Over Street View Data Collection

At issue is the finding nearly two years ago that Google Street View cars had been collecting payload data from unprotected Wi-Fi networks via code written for an experimental project.

MegaUpload Founder Causes Uproar Over Lawyer Choice

The shuttered file-sharing website hired attorney Andrew Schapiro, but his firm's previous participation in cases involving movie, TV show and software companies has raised conflict of interest concerns.

Nokia Answers Lumia 900 User Complaints with Software Update, Bill Credit

The credit effectively means anyone who was on the fence about whether to try out the Windows Phone platform can essentially get on board for free if they buy one before the offer runs out.

Online Privacy Debate Heats Up

It's one thing if you don't care if companies want to know everything about you, but it's quite another to be blind to the degree to which all sorts of entities want access to your personal data.

Google Glasses All Hype or Reality?

Defying the critics, consumers remain optimistic and hopeful that Google augmented reality glasses are coming soon.

Google+ Numbers Show Social Network is Growing

Google CEO Larry Page published a public letter recently noting increased user numbers, and said the company’s social network is now integrated with 120 services, including Search, YouTube, and Android.

20 April Fools' Must-See Websites From Google to Sony to YouTube

With so many amusing tricks, falsehoods and fabrications on the Internet, it could be hard to find the best ones, so PCWorld has done the work for you.

Online Oversharing Can be Dangerous

A geo-location based app called Girls Around Me has raised eyebrows, but the real lesson is you need to be careful what you post online.

Facebook Privacy Debate a Passionate One

While privacy is important in online social settings, standing up for personal responsibility doesn't mean you are against online privacy.

Pinterest Responds to Concerns, Changes Terms of Service

The changes appear to be welcomed by users -- co-founder Ben Silbermann's blog post announcing the update has generated thousands of up votes and nearly 500 comments, many of them positive.

Facebook Tips to Make Password Privacy Issue a Non-issue

Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the popular social networking service and not worry about interfering with your ability to land that perfect job.


WikiLeaks Founder to Run for Australian Senate

The question of whether Julian Assange can succeed in his bid is a good one, but he has the media savvy to make a go of it.