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Paul Ferrill has been writing about computers and networking for more than 25 years. He's had articles published in InfoWorld, Network World, PC Magazine, and a wide range of other publications. He's also the author of two books and currently working on a third.

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Three ways to use BitTorrent Sync to share your files without the cloud

BitTorrent's latest version of Sync is so much easier to use. If you haven't tried it out, now's a good time. Here are three ways you can use the new app to sync files across your devices.

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Hands-on: Sweeping BitTorrent Sync update streamlines cloudless file-sharing

A sweeping update to BitTorrent Sync makes the peer-to-peer file sharing app much more user-friendly.

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Newegg rolls out same-day delivery in Los Angeles

Newegg? Yes, Newegg wants to take on Amazon, eBay, Google, and Walmart by offering a same-day delivery service.

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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.

Apple launches free iPhone 5 battery replacement program for defective units

If your iPhone 5 is experiencing battery life issues, you may have a faulty device. Check with Apple to see if you're eligible for a free replacement power pack.

Microsoft cuts Surface 2 prices by $100

Remember the Surface 2? Microsoft is still selling it and for a limited time the Windows RT slate is $100 cheaper.

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Shape shifters: The 11 most intriguing hybrid PCs

From 7-in-1s to table-size AIOs, they're anything but conventional.

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Microsoft Miracast dongle spotted at FCC ahead of Lumia event

Is Microsoft going after the Chromecast/Apple TV crowd with its own screencasting dongle? Looks like it.

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Three easy ways to separate work and play on the same PC

If you've got strict divisions between your work and play identities online, what's the easiest way to keep the two worlds from colliding? Here are three suggestions.

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Android app ambush: Researchers successfully hack Gmail 9 times out of 10

It sounds like a pretty ominous security exploit, but it sure doesn't look easy to pull off.

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

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Netflix whips up 3D VR viewing room for Oculus Rift during company hack day

It may not become a real product. But Netflix's hack day Oculus Rift interface is so cool, how could it not?

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Three easy ways to get the weather on your desktop

Checking the weather is easy in Windows 8.1 thanks to the live tiles, but for desktop-only types there are also several ways to have weather at-a-glance.

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Sprint's new $100, 20GB per month family plan: All the caveats and comparisons you need to know

Sprint is late to the game, but now it also has a $100 shared data bundle that you can share between family members. But unlike the 10GB typically offered by its rivals, Sprint is offering 20GB.

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HP Stream revealed: Microsoft's Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

German-language site Mobile Geeks recently uncovered specs on the HP Stream 14. It looks nice, but can it run Windows well enough?