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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Gotta catch 'em all: 5 facts that prove Pokémon Go is eating the world

Pokémon Go is less than a week old, but it's already caught the fascination of Android and iOS smartphone owners the world over.

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Facebook brings end-to-end encryption to Messenger with ‘secret conversations’

Facebook Messenger now has an encrypted messaging tool, but it doesn't come close to covering all your conversations on the messaging platform.

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Amazon teases Prime Day deal bash with free Prime trials

Amazon is promoting a few minor tech deals today, but the big sales are still a few days away.

How to access your Chrome apps without the apps launcher

Google plans to remove the Chrome Apps Launcher from Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July. Luckily, there's a workaround.

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The first universal Windows app hits Microsoft's Xbox One

Twenty-thousand lucky Xbox One Preview Program participants are getting their first look at the console's first universal Windows app, and it's a Blu-ray player.

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Mozilla aims to combat the closed web by baking smart, open discovery into Firefox

Mozilla's Context Graph wants to help you find content on the web based on previous user experiences and how one page on the web relates to the other.

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Opera’s 4 standout features that make it competitive with Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

Small, scrappy Opera has always been a great browser, but with recent additions of ad-blocking, battery saving and more, it's bidding for big-time market share.

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RIP: The BlackBerry Classic (and its iconic keyboard) is dead

The BlackBerry Classic was the last phone to offer users the original BlackBerry physical keyboard experience.

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How to use Facebook's new save and share Chrome extensions

Facebook recently released two new Chrome extensions that come in handy when browsing the web.

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Microsoft's rolling out an intrusive full-screen Windows 10 upgrade nag for final push

Microsoft stopped the tricks with its Windows 10 upgrade pop-ups. But the company is also adding a full-screen prompt ahead of July 29.

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When browser cookies go bad: How to avoid 'bad header' problems on favorite websites

If you're seeing a "400 Bad Request. Request Header or Cookie Too Large" error that doesn't let you access a site, you've probably got a cookie that's too large or corrupted. Here's how to fix that.

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Facebook's beefing up its huge army of Messenger bots as Google and Amazon catch up

Facebook still dominates the bot wars, with more than 11,000 bots Facebook Messenger bots ready to answer your questions. Soon they'll be able to send you GIFs, too. But Google and Apple are coming up fast.

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How to ban the sites you hate from Cortana's top headlines

Like Cortana but hate that it always surfaces news from a certain site? Now you can dump that site thanks to a new Cortana feature.

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Is this the future of Windows 10 Mobile? NuAns is pitching its Neo phone on Kickstarter

Is anyone interested in a Windows 10 Mobile device that's not a Lumia? We'll soon find out thanks to a Kickstarter campaign from NuAns.

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Windows 10's big Anniversary Update will hit phones the same time as PCs

It appears Windows 10 Mobile users will start seeing upgrades around August 2, or soon after.