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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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Windows RT update brings a Windows 10-like Start menu to Surface tablets

Microsoft's promised Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 is showing up in the wild with the previously announced Start menu.

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How to open files in Google Drive directly from Office

Love Office, but all your files are stored in Google Drive? Here's how to access Google's storage service similarly to OneDrive in Office for the desktop.

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Toshiba's low-cost Satellite Click 10 hybrid packs Intel's new Atom x5 and a HD display

Toshiba's new Satellite Click 10 is one of the earliest devices to pack Intel's new Atom x5 chip, and it has a cheap price to boot.

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McAfee adds multi-factor authentication and cross-device support to all its 2016 antivirus security suites

The revamped McAfee lineup includes LiveSafe, AntiVirus Plus, Internet Security, and Total Protection.

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Don't use waterproof Xperia phones underwater, Sony says

Xperia phones have got a lot of play for being waterproof. But for Sony Mobile waterproof doesn't mean what you think it means.

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How to quickly jump to often-used Windows app subsections in Windows 10's Start menu

Always jumping into Windows Update or another part of the Settings app in Windows 10? This trick makes getting there easier.

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Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.

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Signs hint at next-gen 4K Amazon Fire TV

The FCC database is a great place to uncover upcoming hardware. The latest device to be revealed thanks to public documents could be an upcoming Amazon Fire TV refresh.

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Pandora's One Day Pass offers 1 day of ad-free music for $1

Streaming might kill the Internet radio star, but Pandora won't give up without a fight.

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Samsung's new RAM heralds the dawn of 6GB smartphones

More RAM will land in smartphones and tablets in the coming months thanks to Samsung's new 20nm-based 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM.

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Turn Chrome's new tab page into a to-do list powerhouse

Microsoft's Wunderlist offers a great Chrome extension that puts your to-do list in front of your face every time you open a new tab.

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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.

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Raspberry Pi gets its first official touchscreen display

Want to create a smart home terminal with a Raspberry Pi and a good touchscreen? The Raspberry Pi Foundation just made that project a teensy bit easier.

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Spotify cleans up privacy mess with plain language policy update

Spotify is making amends for its privacy policy mistakes with plainer, clearer language.

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How to customize Windows File Explorer's details view

You spend a lot of time diving into the file system on a PC. Getting File Explorer organized just the way you like it is quick, easy, and worth it.