Ian PaulContributor, Macworld

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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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Report: Apple's rushing to close iPhone hack opening after FBI decryption demand

Apple doesn't want to be in the iPhone hacking business and is looking to close the vulnerability at the center of its current fight with the FBI.

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Samsung's 256GB flash chips point to super-sized storage for future phones

Soon smartphones will come rocking 256GB onboard storage on a single chip.

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Facebook goes beyond Likes with new Reactions for anger, sadness, love, and more

You can still "like" posts to your heart's content, but if you need something stronger there's Reactions.

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How to turn your screencast into a GIF with Recordit

Because sometimes an animated GIF really is worth a thousand words.

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Firefox 2.0 for iOS released with convenient new features aimed at iPhone strengths

A new version of Firefox for iOS is out with some nice additions if you're running a newer device.

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Microsoft Translator adds AI-powered offline translation on Android, iOS text translation

Microsoft Translator is bringing optical character recognition and offline translation to iOS and Android, respectively.

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Twitter gets graphic with videos in direct messages and a GIF library for all

Twitter is getting serious about turning the direct messages feature into its own chat platform. Plus now it's easier to send animated GIFs!

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1Password rolls out a $5 per month family plan

Now the whole gang can store passwords on their computers and mobile devices for $5 a month using 1Password.

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Foursquare wants to send you food and groceries when you don't feel like checking in

Don't just order takeout via Foursquare, pick-up a six pack and paper towels as well.

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BitTorrent hits Apple TV via a P2P livestreaming news app

Say hello to the first P2P live streaming app for Apple TV.

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The Pirate Bay gets into the streaming game

The Pirate Bay is back with another big feature addition—one that the MPAA really won't like.

The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

Go Daddy was benched this year, but we've got ads from Amazon, PayPal, and more.

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Google Chrome will flag deceptive download buttons in ads as a security threat

In another move to make browsing on the web safer, Google will start penalizing sites with ads that have deceptive download buttons.

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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.