Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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Google Keep for Chrome adds drawing tools for doodling in notes

You can now use Google Keep to add drawings to notes, but only in the Chrome app.

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RansomFree is the free program that protects your PC against ransomware

Security firm Cybereason recently announced a free anti-ransomware program for Windows 7 and up, RansomFree.

How to check if your VPN is leaking private data

A trusted virtual private network is a great tool for security and privacy, but if it's not configured correctly it may not be so private.

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Chrome OS is coming to Lenovo's radically creative Yoga Book

The Yoga Book's innovative adaptive keyboard may be a good fit for schools, so Lenovo's planning a Chrome OS version for 2017.

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Amazon's new Fire TV interface is a gorgeous, much-needed upgrade that swipes Netflix's style

Amazon just pushed out a new Fire TV interface that's similar to what Netflix is doing.

Steam adds support for Sony's DualShock 4 PlayStation controller

Sony's PlayStation 4 controller will soon work with games that support it on Steam.

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Dolby's luscious Atmos surround sound is coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One

Dolby Atmos is coming to most of the Windows 10 world in 2017, including PCs, tablets, and Xbox consoles.

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How to replace 5 major Yahoo services and delete your Yahoo account

Yahoo users have 1 billion more reasons to switch another major hack. Here's how to replace major Yahoo services with rivals and delete your Yahoo account.

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Microsoft rushes out Windows 10 patch to fix broken Internet connections

Microsoft released two Windows 10 updates in quick succession, leading many to believe their DHCP connection problems were caused by the earlier update.

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LG's bringing HDR to PCs with one of the first high dynamic range monitors

HDR displays are huge on televisions, but have yet to make their way to PC monitors. That changes during CES 2017 with LG's first HDR PC monitor.

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How to sideload extensions in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge lets you install browser extensions from unofficial sources. Here's how to do it.

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Snapchat's Groups let you chat with 16 friends at once

Snapchat Groups lets you share posts with up to 16 people at once.

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Cortana's coming to robots and smart devices via Windows 10 for the Internet of Things

Cortana is coming to your coffee maker courtesy of Windows IoT Core and the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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Popular uBlock Origin ad-blocker appears in Edge's walled extension garden

uBlock Origin, the popular "wide-spectrum blocker" that stops ads and more is now available for Microsoft Edge.

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Skype's radical real-time voice translator now works with normal phone calls

Skype's making it easier to use Skype Translator for real-time multi-language conversations by enabling calls to landlines and mobile phones.