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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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Microsoft's DisplayCover prototype gives the Surface keyboard an e-ink display

The DisplayCover keyboard concept could extend your Surface Pro's screen real estate with an e-ink touchscreen.

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How to create a local account in Windows 10

Want to create a local account to use on your PC for yourself or other people in your home? Here's how to do that.

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How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

Windows 10 has deep cloud hooks and shares a lot of data with Microsoft in order to create a smart, seamless experience across devices. If you prefer to keep some privacy, here's how to disable all of it.

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How to use Windows 10's File History backup feature

Need a quick and easy way to back-up your personal files in Windows 10? Give File History a try.

How to use Dropbox's handy new browser-agnostic bookmarking feature

Dropbox's new drag-and-drop feature for the web app makes it easier to use Dropbox as a bookmarks repository.

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Spotify CEO hints why the music service's privacy policy gets all up in your business

Spotify recently changed its privacy policy. Now the CEO is hinting why.

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Flash's fall from grace continues as Amazon swings ad banhammer

Flash lost its prominence in web video, and now Amazon is refusing to use Adobe's technology in its ads.

FreeSync gets a friend: Future Intel CPUs will support Adaptive-Sync standard

Intel may soon get into the variable refresh rate game with its integrated GPUs.

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Surface Pro 4 and new Lumias inbound? Microsoft hardware event tipped for October

Microsoft is getting ready to show off some new goodies including the Surface Pro 4, two Lumia phones, and a new Microsoft Band. Or, so say the rumors anyway.

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Sony-less Vaio PCs returning to the U.S. this fall

The VAIO brand is coming to America (again) and it's as expensive as it's always been.

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Windows 10 won't run some older CD-ROM games, thanks to DRM

SafeDisc and SecuRom DRM schemes are not allowed on Windows 10, which means the games that require it aren't allowed either.

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Google gives Hangouts a dedicated website

If you don't like Google+ or the Chrome Hangouts app now you have a new way to chat with your Google friends online.

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The easiest way to wirelessly get videos from your PC to your tablet

Basically, BitTorrent Sync is the answer for everything.

8chan back in Google's index after temporary disappearance

It appeared that the imageboard 8chan was banned from Google's search index for a few days, but now it's back.

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Fears of Microsoft scanning your Windows 10 PC for pirated games are overblown

Microsoft may be scanning your PC, but for usage data, not counterfeit software.