Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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Ian is an independent writer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. His current focus is on all things tech including mobile devices, desktop and laptop computers, software, social networks, Web apps, tech-related legislation and corporate tech news.

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You may be waiting 'a few weeks' for your free Windows 10 upgrade, says Microsoft

14 million PCs are already rocking with Windows 10, but your PC may not be among them for a few weeks yet.

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88,000 Nvidia Shield tablets recalled due to heat risk

Got Nvidia's 8-inch Shield Tablet? Thinks it's a hot piece of gaming equipment? You don't know the half of it.

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How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10

You can still use the Control Panel, but there are also options to uninstall from the Start menu and the Settings app.

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Angry Birds 2 is the 'sequel' you've been waiting for

Can't get enough of smashing those green piggies? Good, neither can Rovio.

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Twitter's new Windows 10 app is a huge improvement

The new version is a scalable universal app that catches up on features compared to Twitter apps for other platforms.

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Use Windows 10's individual display scaling to perfect your multi-monitor setup

Want to boost the scaling on your 1080p monitor by a little and your 4K display by a lot? With Windows 10 that's an easy fix.

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How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Regretting the loss of DVD playback on your fancy new Windows 10 upgrade? Here's how to get that capability back for free.

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Google search tweak helps you avoid long lines at local shops

Got a hankering for coffee but can't stand the thought of waiting in line? Google search on mobile can help you figure out if that's likely to happen.

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How to download Windows 10 ISO files

Want to stash an ISO of Windows 10 on a thumb drive or your regular hard drive? Here's how to do that.

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Windows 7 holdouts: Why diehard users refuse to move to Windows 10

We asked, you answered. From legacy software to pure suspicion, the people speak about why they're staying right where they are, thank you.

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Set Windows 10's Wi-Fi connections as metered to download forced updates at your own pace

Want to avoid Windows updates downloaded to your PC automatically? Setting your connection as metered can help avoid that.

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How to schedule when Windows 10 updates restart your PC

You can't choose which updates to download in Windows 10, but you do have a say about when they're installed. Here's how to schedule Windows 10 updates.

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This awesome micro PC and its accessories look like giant Lego bricks

Looking for a PC that's a little out of the ordinary as a basic entertainment PC? How about one built entirely out of Lego?

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3 tips for a hassle-free Windows 10 upgrade

Even if you aren't part of the first wave that's getting Windows on July 29, your upgrade shouldn't be far behind. Here are a few things you can do to get ready.

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Windows 10 installation files already sneaking onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs

'Twas the night before Windows and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a clicky mouse. The PC was running in the basement with care in the hopes that Cortana soon would be there.