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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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Chromebooks get a remote lock tool for admins

It's not yet available for individual consumers, but after months of experiments in the dev channel Chrome OS remote disabling features are finally showing up.

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Warning! Bogus Razer Comms game chat app comes loaded with malware

This may be the first time attackers have used bogus game communication doppelgangers to get at gamers, Malwarebytes says.

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Verizon cut prices on most data plans, but raises costs for heavy data users

Verizon says it doesn't follow, it leads. This time it's leading by offering discounts, just like its competitors.

The power of F2: An easier way to copy and move text in Microsoft Word

Keyboard shortcuts are great. More efficient shortcuts are even better, as our latest tip for Microsoft Word proves.

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Reddit puts its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Reddit notes aren't dead, but the cryptocurrency isn't under active development either.

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Amazon may buy some RadioShack stores to establish a physical presence

RadioShack doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's network of more than 4,000 U.S. retail locations is finding interest from other companies looking to expand their online presence.

Verizon to allow opt-outs of dubious perma-cookie program, but isn't giving up

Verizon is rethinking how it tampers with user web traffic just as the U.S. Senate starts asking questions.

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10 alternative carriers that can save you serious cash on your smartphone bill

These mobile carriers piggyback off the big guys and save you some serious dough in the process.

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Three distraction-free tools that force you to focus on your tasks

Need your PC to give you a little "encouragement" to write your next TPS report? Check out these apps.

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The next Toshiba TV you buy won't be made by Toshiba

Toshiba says the U.S. TV market just isn't worth it anymore. You'll still see the Toshiba brand on TVs although those sets won't come from the company itself.

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OnePlus to unveil custom OxygenOS Android ROM on February 12

OnePlus is almost ready to share details of its custom-made ROM, called OxygenOS.

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LibreOffice gets a streamlined makeover, native alternatives for major Microsoft fonts

LibreOffice is a great productivity suite and version 4.4 gives the suite an improved interface and new fonts to replace two popular choices from Microsoft.

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Samsung Gear VR will provide first-class entertainment on Qantas flights

Australia's major airline is teaming up with Samsung to put virtual reality in the clouds--the real ones.

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So long, Flash! YouTube now defaults to HTML5 on the web

Flash's importance to YouTube has been dwindling for some time. Now Adobe's video solution is one step closer to banishment from the world's most popular video site.