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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PC-nuking malware sneakily replaces popular free software on FossHub

Everything is fine now, but a few unfortunate FossHub users installed a fake Classic Shell installer that may have temporarily messed up their computers.

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1Password's new individual subscription plan protects your passwords across devices

Now individuals can get the benefits of a 1Password subscription.


How to enable Windows 10's dark theme in the Anniversary Update

The dark theme is ready to trick out your Windows 10 PC. Here's how to enable it.

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Extensive Firefox revamp safeguards against freezes, crashes, and lag

With Firefox 48 the browser is getting multi-process functionality to prevent the program from freezing up.

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How to use Windows 10's Active Hours to prevent surprise update installs

Want to make extra sure Windows 10 won't install updates when you need your PC the most? Active Hours can help.

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How to install Microsoft Edge browser extensions

With the Anniversary Update Microsoft Edge can finally use browser extensions. Here's how to install them.

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Goodbye, Hello: Firefox casts off its built-in video chat client this fall

Firefox’s built-in video chat component, Firefox Hello, could disappear from the browser as early as Firefox 49, which is scheduled for release in mid-September.


A beginner's guide to BitLocker, Windows' built-in encryption tool

Here's how to get started with BitLocker, the encryption tool Microsoft built right into many versions of Windows.

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How to find your Windows or Office product key

Locate your Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office product keys with this simple guide.

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Xbox One Summer Update rolls out with even deeper Windows 10 ties

The Xbox One Summer Update recently began landing on consoles packed with more Windows 10 features.

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3 ways you can still get Windows 10 for free

There are a few tricks you can use to still get a free Windows 10 upgrade, but they're all pretty shady.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's biggest update to Windows 10 is set to drop August 2. Here's what you need to know to get ready for the big day.

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Virtual reality gets its first dedicated Steam Sale

VR is still a burgeoning technology, but with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in the wild it's still a great time for a Steam sale.

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Nvidia agrees to GeForce GTX 970 false advertising settlement, offers $30 refunds

A proposed settlement for 15 lawsuits seeking class-action status would see Nvidia and friends pay out $30 per card to GeForce GTX 970 owners.

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How to make sure you're using the latest version of LastPass for Firefox

LastPass just patched a major security flaw that allowed an attacker to remotely compromise an account. Here's how to make sure you're not vulnerable.