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Paul Desmond has been involved in the IT trade press since 1988. He is principal with PDEdit (www.pdedit.com), an IT publishing firm he founded in 2001 that produces content for the IT trade press and vendor communities, including white papers, case studies, blogs and Web sites. Prior to founding PDEdit, Paul spent 11 years at Network World, serving as a reporter as well as news editor and features editor. Under his leadership, Network World’s features department took home a number of editorial excellence awards, including a 1996 Neal Certificate of Merit Award from the Business Press Association and two 1998 awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Paul has also served as editor of Redmond magazine and was the founding editor-in-chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine, which earned a Neal Award for Best Startup publication of 2005. He was also founding editor of the eComSecurity.com Web site, now known as eSecurityPlanet.com.

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Move over Chromecast: $25 Firefox-powered Matchstick streaming adapter revealed

There's a new Firefox OS-powered HDTV dongle coming soon to take on Google's Chromecast.

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Bye, Bing: Microsoft's Windows apps rebranded as MSN

The future of Microsoft's online services is here---and it's MSN. Say goodbye to Bing unless you're using Cortana or doing a search.

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Need help? Microsoft Stores offer free tech support, PC tune-ups, malware removal

If you've got a problem with your PC. The Microsoft Store may be able to fix it for you for free.

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Samsung Gear VR demo units appear at some Best Buys

The Galaxy Note 4 is almost here and apparently so is it's virtual reality accessory, the GearVR. Recently, a few bloggers have spotted the headset at Best Buy locations around Los Angeles.

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Windows 9 Technical Preview page briefly appears online, named 'Windows TH'

These days it seems the biggest leaks come from the vendors themselves. Microsoft is the latest company to tip its hand by offering the next version of Windows to IT pros on a publicly accessible web page.

AT&T offers double data for family plans, but read the fine print carefully

Feel like you don't have enough shared data on your current smartphone plan? AT&T has a deal worth looking at, but it's only available for a limited time.

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Will that game play on your PC? Can You Run It tells you

Can You Run It scans your PC and compares it against a game's hardware requirements.

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PayPal will let you pay with Bitcoin, sometimes

As if Bitcoin payments weren't already common online, now PayPal is getting in on the action.

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3D printing expands to nearly 100 UPS Stores across the U.S.

UPS is just the latest company to go big on 3D printing by providing the technology to nearly 100 retail locations nationwide.

How to use the Tor Browser to surf the web anonymously

Want to stay private online? Tor's browser and a few easy rules of the road can help you do just that.

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Chrome Apps for Mobile upgraded to feel more like native apps

Google's project to bring Chrome apps to mobile continues with new capabilities to give Chrome apps that native-like feel on mobile.

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McAfee announces 2015 editions of its antivirus and security suites

McAfee's latest security products are here. Do you need them? It depends on how much you value convenience.

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Record broken: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales top 10 million in opening weekend

It's another big sales weekend for Apple as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit the street with 10 million devices sold already.

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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How to get (mostly) stock Android on your phone easily with CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod has an almost one-click installer to install the community-driving ROM onto your Android device.