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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BlackBerry may finally make an Android device

A BlackBerry Android device would jibe with the company's play to be the go-to management solution for multi-platform environments.

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Cord cutters shut out from MLB Network's new live-streaming service

The MLB Network is live and available online 24/7, but only if you have a cable subscription.

Microsoft's good deed for the day: browser-hijacking Ask Toolbar gets the banhammer on Windows

Microsoft's security tools built into Windows will now remove the Ask Toolbar for you.

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Gmail for Android gets safer with OAuth authentication for Microsoft, Yahoo accounts

Just like letting a third-party app access your Facebook or Twitter account, now you can use your Microsoft or Yahoo account with Gmail for Android without having to enter your credentials repeatedly.

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Spotify shows off impressive growth ahead of Apple Music launch

Spotify isn't afraid of Apple Music and it has the users to show it with a doubling of paid subscribers in just over a year.

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State-run SSL certificate authorities make Congress nervous about web security

SSL certificates issued by state-run agencies could be influenced or abused by political motivations. At least, that's what worries the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce committee, and it's asking Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla for help.

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Microsoft bulks up to a 1TB Xbox One, ahead of rumored 1TB Sony PS4

With the E3 gaming conference looming, the console wars are ramping up--and Xbox One needs every edge it can get against the dominant PlayStation platform.

Twitter cuts the noise with conversation filtering on tweet pages

Ever feel like you're trying to talk to someone in a crowded bar on Twitter? This addition to individual tweet pages should make life easier.

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How to blast through your daily email with InboxVudu

InboxVudu from Parakweet parses the messages in your inbox to surface the important ones. Here's what happened after I tried it.

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The Dallas Cowboys are using drones and virtual reality to prep for the 2015 season

Players can strap on a VR headset and step back into crucial plays to figure out what went wrong or right. Drones can show what special teams do better than traditional video. Virtual reality is proving its usefulness beyond gaming once again, as the Dallas Cowboys turn to virtual reality and drones to improve team performance.

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Plex gets more secure, adding free SSL encryption for all free and paying users

Plex Media Server users just got an important upgrade: The company is giving all of its customers, both paid subscribers and free users, an SSL certificate from a trusted authority, for free.

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Yahoo axes Maps, Pipes, other services as it narrows focus

Yahoo says it has a clear focus on search, communications, and digital content, and to keep that focus some older services must go.

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Microdia introduces microSD with laptop-sized storage

It won't be cheap, but if you need a large amount of storage in a package the size of a fingernail, Microdia's microSD is it.

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Computex 2015: The powerful, wacky, and important PC gear you need to know about

From new Intel and AMD chips to one of the most fire-breathing graphics cards ever to a crazy laser-projected mouse you have to see to believe, this is the PC gear you need to know about from Computex 2015.

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How to use Google's Search Tools filters to find exactly what you're looking for

Want to pare down your search results on Google, but aren't sure where to start? Try the search tools.