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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.


How to turn Google Chrome into a Microsoft Office-loving browser

A Chrome extension from Microsoft makes life easier for Office Online users.

Synaptics' IronVeil imbues your mouse with biometric security and Windows Hello

There are already fingerprint readers out there promising easy integration with Windows Hello. Synaptics' solution builds it into peripherals you're already using.

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Skype adds call scheduling and seamless Office integration to Android app

Skype wants to make it easier to schedule that Skype call you've been meaning to have with your mother.

Testing firm picks Kaspersky and Bitdefender as the best antivirus suites of 2015

AV-Comparatives' annual security roundup tested all the major suites on elements such as real-time protection, file detection, and malware removal.

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Microsoft will recall Surface Pro power cords due to overheating fears

Microsoft plans to announce a voluntary recall in the coming days for the AC powercords for Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3 tablets.

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Verizon's FreeBee Data 360 program lets companies pay for your mobile Internet usage

There were rumblings about it in late 2015 and now it's here. Verizon wants Internet companies to pay for some of your mobile data usage.

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These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

SplashID recently published its round-up of the worst passwords of 2015. '123456' and 'password' still reign supreme

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Microsoft, Mojang announce Minecraft: Education Edition for classrooms

Some teachers are already using Minecraft as a teaching tool. Now, Microsoft is building a version of Minecraft specifically for education.


How to know if your PC is ready for virtual reality

With Oculus Rift on preorder and HTC Vive coming soon, the big question is whether your PC will be up to the VR task. The Rift compatibility tool will tell you—and you don't need to preorder anything to use it.

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EVGA motherboard BIOS update lets you overclock non-overclockable Skylake CPUs

EVGA recently introduced a BIOS update for Z170 motherboards that allows for overclocking of non-K series Skylake chips.

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How to turn your Android phone and Windows 10 PC into a dynamic duo with Cortana

Cortana has some great tricks up its sleeve—including a few new ones—that make it a great companion for any Windows 10 user on Android.

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Amazon Prime price slashed 25% this weekend to celebrate Golden Globe win

If you want to get a Prime subscription, a good time to buy will be Friday starting at 9 p.m. Pacific.


How to banish the Windows 10 upgrade prompts in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Are you a Windows 7 or 8.1 user tired of seeing Microsoft's incessant taskbar pop-ups prompting you to upgrade to Windows 10? Here's how to banish them forever.

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Skype's magical real-time language Translator tool goes live for all Windows users

Skype Translator is now live for everyone using Skype on Windows.

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Comcast bugs BYO modem user with browser pop-ups suggesting an upgrade

Comcast is messing with your web browsing again with pop-up warnings you'd never see on a non-Comcast connection.