Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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The Anniversary Update's most exciting features: Windows 10 users weigh in

We know Microsoft's spin on the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, but here's what users say they're most pumped about.

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Ford embraces Android Auto, offering it with SYNC 3 on all its 2017 vehicles

Ford's embracing all connected-car platforms. Starting with its 2017 lineup, all its cars with SYNC 3 will run Google's Android Auto phone-to-car interface as well.

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OneDrive's smarter photo features help it catch up with Facebook and Google

OneDrive’s smarter photo features borrow a little from Facebook and Google, and work better with a slightly improved Photos app in Windows 10. Improvements include automatic photo albums and new folder layouts.

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Verizon will cut off unlimited data users who use too much unlimited data

Verizon is forcing heavy data users to get off its unlimited plan or get off the carrier's network entirely.

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Redbox Digital starts selling videos in small scale test

Redbox is back with its second attempt at a digital platform. This time the company is reaching for sales and rentals, not subscriptions.

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The easiest fix for missing green check marks in OneDrive

The green check marks let you know which files are synced. But Windows has a limited number of icon overlays for installed programs. Here's how to make sure they appear in OneDrive.

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RIP, VHS players: The last VCRs ever will be made this month

Soon, you'll no longer be able to buy a brand new VHS player.

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Firefox will start blocking Flash content next month

Mozilla is joining the other major browser developers by intelligently auto-pausing Flash with more to come in 2017.

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Dell retires Alienware's X51, the desktop that kicked off the tiny gaming PC revolution

Dell's original "mini-PC that could" no longer can, as the Alienware X51 heads into retirement.

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The Humble 2K Bundle's dirt-cheap lineup of superb PC games isn't humble at all

There are gaming bundles and then there are gaming bundles. The Humble 2K Bundle offers a ton of killer games for just $15

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Deezer's music streaming service comes to the U.S., but without a free option

Deezer's small-scale entry into the U.S. market is over. The service is now available to all—though it lacks a free tier.

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Plex's new universal Windows app powers up media playback with key Windows 10 features

Plex has a very nice universal Windows app built specifically for Windows 10, but only for PCs and tablets for now.

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Acer's new Predator G1 gaming PC dumps the Titan X for a more ferocious GTX 1080

Acer's Predator G1 gaming desktop is now available with the GeForce GTX 1080 instead of the originally announced Titan X.

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How to set up photo reminders in Cortana in Windows 10

The Anniversary Update is chock-full of little tweaks that will make your experience just that much better, like photo reminders in Cortana.

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Early Android app support rolls out to two more Chromebooks

The addition of Acer's R11 and the 2015 Chromebook Pixel brings the total number of Chromebooks able to run the Play Store to three.