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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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HTC launches Viveport, a VR app store focused on non-gaming experiences

You still buy Vive VR games from Steam, but you can try HTC's Viveport for non-gaming experiences.

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The FCC's plan to replace your cable box with apps hits a snag

The FCC shelves "unlock the box" cable vote amidst industry criticism and political cries for delay.


New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

USB Type-C audio is finished, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack's days are numbered.

Surface desktop keyboard discovery hints at inbound Surface all-in-one

A Surface-branded desktop keyboard has been spotted at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Does this suggest a Surface all-in-one is incoming?

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Amazon's faster new Fire TV Stick comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote

Amazon is adding the Alexa Voice Remote to the Fire TV Stick. Pre-orders are now available.

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BlackBerry stops making hardware, but BlackBerry phones live on

BlackBerry will stop making hardware to focus on software, but that doesn't mean the iconic phones are done for—yet.


OneDrive's file placeholders will return to Windows 10 as On-Demand Sync

Windows 10 users are getting OneDrive placeholders with a new name: On-Demand Sync.


4K Chromecast Ultra details leak ahead of Google event

The Chromecast Ultra is expected to cost $69 when it rolls out after Google's hardware event on October 4.

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How to use 'Training for Google Apps' as your personal tech support

Google has a helpful Chrome extension that shows you how to use each of Google's online services.

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Andromeda inbound? Google's long-rumored Android/Chrome OS merger may debut Oct 4

Are Chrome OS and Android on a collision course?

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Plex Cloud lets you say goodbye to your always-on home media server

Plex Cloud relies on Amazon's Web Services to stream your media, rather than a constantly connected PC sitting in your home.

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How to search the full text of web pages in your Chrome browsing history with Falcon

A new Chrome extension called Falcon lets you find web pages in your browsing history by searching for any word or phrase contained on the page you're looking for.

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Following Pandora, iHeartRadio reveals new premium radio and on-demand music streaming

iHeartRadio is going head-to-head with Spotify but hopes its expertise in Internet radio will give it an edge.

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Apple's Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival reportedly hits the prototype phase

It's not ready yet, but a report from Bloomberg says Apple's Echo rival is now in the prototype and testing phase.

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Surface Pro 3 plagued by more battery problems

The Surface Pro 3 is having battery issues again, but this time it's largely affecting LG-made batteries.