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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.


Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.

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Signs hint at next-gen 4K Amazon Fire TV

The FCC database is a great place to uncover upcoming hardware. The latest device to be revealed thanks to public documents could be an upcoming Amazon Fire TV refresh.


Pandora's One Day Pass offers 1 day of ad-free music for $1

Streaming might kill the Internet radio star, but Pandora won't give up without a fight.

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Samsung's new RAM heralds the dawn of 6GB smartphones

More RAM will land in smartphones and tablets in the coming months thanks to Samsung's new 20nm-based 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM.


Turn Chrome's new tab page into a to-do list powerhouse

Microsoft's Wunderlist offers a great Chrome extension that puts your to-do list in front of your face every time you open a new tab.

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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.


Raspberry Pi gets its first official touchscreen display

Want to create a smart home terminal with a Raspberry Pi and a good touchscreen? The Raspberry Pi Foundation just made that project a teensy bit easier.

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Spotify cleans up privacy mess with plain language policy update

Spotify is making amends for its privacy policy mistakes with plainer, clearer language.


How to customize Windows File Explorer's details view

You spend a lot of time diving into the file system on a PC. Getting File Explorer organized just the way you like it is quick, easy, and worth it.

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Chrome 45 curbs the browser's voracious memory appetite, puts Flash on a leash

Chrome 45 is a good step forward for Chrome users who are driven nuts by the amount of memory the browser takes up.

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The 10 coolest, fantastical, and most powerful PC reveals of IFA 2015

We saw a stunning array of new hardware at IFA 2015, fueled in large part by the recent releases of Windows 10 and Intel's Skylake. Feast your PC-enthusiast eyes here.

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Skype beefs up iPad app, adds material design to Android

Skype 6.0 for Android and iOS is an overdue improvement adding new interface features that are specific to each platform.

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Samsung reveals world's first UltraHD '4K' Blu-ray player

Samsung's the first manufacturer out of the gate with a 4K Blu-ray player, but it won't be the last.

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How to automatically embed your latest tweet in your Yahoo Mail signature

Want to make your email look a little more hip and social...or something like that? Embed your latest tweet into your email signature on Yahoo Mail.

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Comcast tests hefty $30 per month fee to ditch Internet data cap

Comcast subscribers in certain areas of Florida can pay an extra $30 per month to remove the 300GB bandwidth cap.