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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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How to use Cortana with Netflix, Uber, and other Windows Store apps

The fun and convenience of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant isn't just for Windows 10 functions—it's integrated with a host of third-party apps in the Windows Store.

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These amazing gaming PCs come with custom Lego cases

Mike Schropp's latest Lego PC is a gaming rig that even the most serious gamer can love.

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Internet Archive's malware museum takes you back to the days of cheeky viruses

The Internet Archive is creating a repository of the darker aspects of computer culture: malware.

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Google Chrome will flag deceptive download buttons in ads as a security threat

In another move to make browsing on the web safer, Google will start penalizing sites with ads that have deceptive download buttons.

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Vaio's sleek debut Windows 10 phone is all business

The reborn Vaio isn't just about PCs anymore. The company recently introduced its first smartphone, and it's running Windows 10.

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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

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A third of all PC gamers on Steam use Windows 10

Steam users are moving towards Microsoft's latest operating system in large numbers, but Windows 7 still reigns supreme.

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T-Mobile ties Verizon for LTE speed supremacy in latest OpenSignal report

T-Mobile may be having fun with the competition in public, but the company is deadly serious about improving its infrastructure--and it's paying off.

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Try deep linking, a powerful way to customize Windows 10's Start menu

Pin all kinds of specific app content to Windows 10's Start menu, not just an app's home screen.

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Irate Comcast subscriber turns Raspberry Pi into a watchdog for slow Internet speeds

One Comcast customer has a Raspberry Pi complain to the company every time his fast connection becomes too slow.

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Microsoft's audacious Project Natick wants to submerge your data in the oceans

Project Natick capsules put data center servers underwater for five years at a time.

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Safari's now the only major browser supporting Do Not Track on iOS

Due to the limitations Apple puts on third-party web browsers for iOS, Chrome and Firefox effectively can't offer Do Not Track on the mobile platform.

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HP and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi team up on a crystal-laden smartwatch for women

It won't run apps, but you'll look very stylish receiving incoming call alerts.

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Puzzle Bar for Firefox lets you stash your add-on icons where you want

Whether you move your add-on icons to the top, bottom, or side of your browser, this tool gives you options.