Ian Paulian@ianpaul.net, PCWorld Follow me on Google+

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.

xbox one

Upcoming Xbox One updates include TV streaming to mobile devices

Ahead of Gamescom 2014, Microsoft tipped some big home entertainment improvements that are coming to the Xbox One.

nokia lumia 1020 color range 100045701 gallery

Microsoft teases Lumia smartphone announcements for September 4

It looks like Microsoft is getting ready to release more Lumia phones, including the long-rumored "selfie" phone.

encryption security lock 100052900 large

These 3 Chrome extensions make encryption easier for everyone

Want to use encryption tools, but you find most too hard to use? Check out these Chrome-based tools aiming to take the difficulty out of protecting your data online.

samsung nook

Barnes & Noble, Samsung set to unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook on August 20

Two months after first announcing the plans, Barnes & Noble and Samsung will show off a new Nook tablet on Wednesday, August 20.

on techhive.com

yahooendtoend

Yahoo Mail to support end-to-end PGP encryption by 2015

Just like Gmail, Yahoo Mail is going to have an encryption option supplied by Google's End-to-End Chrome extension modified for Yahoo's service.

gmail logo

Gmail makes it easier to unsubscribe from bulk email

It's not the most exciting feature in the world, but Gmail's new unsubscribe link will be useful for taming the amount of mail hitting your inbox.

start menu windows 81

Windows 9: Goodbye, Charms bar, hello virtual desktops?

The Windows 9 reports keep filing in and boy oh boy does this upcoming release sound the like modern OS Windows fans have been waiting for.

moto 360 4

More Moto 360 details revealed: Wireless charging dock, heart rate monitor, more

Wondering what the Motorola's anticipated smartwatch is going to be like? Italian tech blogger Luca Viscardi dishes out some tasty details.

on techhive.com

timexironmanonegpsplus

Meet the Ironman One GPS+: Timex's quasi-smartwatch doesn't need your phone

Timex is ready to get into the smartwatch game with an effort targeted at runners. But this is no Android Wear device. It's barely even a smartwatch.

on techhive.com

googlesearch

Google Search: 5 of the most useful instant answers

Google isn't just a search engine it's also an answer machine. Here are five key queries you may find helpful on a day-to-day basis.

windows phone 8.1 update folder large

Some Windows Phone 8.1 Update downloads halted by errors, missing drivers

This doesn't seem to be affecting a ton of people, but some Windows Phone users aren't going to be able to take advantage of Microsoft's recent developer preview.

Hands-on: miniLock's powerful file encryption is dead simple to use

A new Chrome app called miniLock is making it easy to encrypt and share single files with others.

redditgwatch

LG issues update to stop G Watch charging pin corrosion

Some LG G Watch owners are complaining of problems with their sweat corroding their smartwatches corroding pins. LG is trying to fix that with a new software update.

on techhive.com

chocolatey

How to use Chocolatey: A delicious Windows package manager

Get a taste of automated app installation with this sweet command-line tool.

hp smartwatch

HP's luxury smartwatch focuses on fashion, supports both iOS and Android

Don't expect this smartwatch to be an Android Wear device, but if you're concerned about looks HP's watch will be one of your best bets.

on techhive.com