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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.

Chrome Extensions for Mac coming soon

Earlier this week, Google launched browser extensions for Chrome for Windows and Linux users, but not for the newly released Mac version of Chrome. However, it's said to be in the works.

Twitter co-founder Squares up credit card payments

Square is a new product that turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a credit card payment system.

Apple to offer big Black Friday discounts?

According to rumors on the Internet, Apple might be getting ready to offer some steep discounts on Black Friday that could save you hundreds of dollars on iPods, Mac computers, and Apple software.

Apple beats Psystar: Is it a win for you?

Apple won big in its case against clone-maker Psystar. But did consumers? PC World's Ian Paul share his thoughts.

Mint puts Twitter to work

The popular online finance service Mint launched a new feature on Thursday that uses Twitter's real-time information stream to keep users updated on the latest financial news and tips.

Google Editions embraces universal e-book format

Google will launch an e-book store that won't be device-specific, allowing for e-books bought through Google Editions to be read on a far greater number of e-book readers.

Microsoft recovers most Sidekick data

Microsoft has good news for most Sidekick users: the company says it has recovered most of the data for T-Mobile Sidekick users who saw personal information...

Report: New iPhone 3GS may be jailbreak-proof

The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and a cadre of hackers continues as Apple is reportedly now shipping iPhone 3GS units that are jailbreak-proof.

Newton veteran returns to Apple... to market rumored tablet?

Michael Tchao, one of the leading proponents of the Newton, is back to work at Apple, according to the New York Times.

Google Docs adds student-friendly features

Over the summer, Google hired student interns to figure out what features Google Docs was lacking that would encourage more students to use the productivity suite. Here's what Google's adding to attract a younger crowd

Gaming consoles gear up for the holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, and gaming console makers hope to make 2009 a record-setting year.

Report: Verizon scraps Palm Pre plans

Verizon has reportedly ditched plans to offer the Palm Pre early next year.

Netflix Prize 2: What you need to know

Is Netflix on the brink of a major data breach with its latest contest? Ian Paul of PC World tackles questions swirling around the Netflix Prize 2.

Sidewiki: One big headache for Google?

The launch of Sidewiki, a comment system that lets Google Toolbar users discuss any Web page in a browser's sidebar, has provoked another content ownership debate. PC World's Ian Paul weighs in.

Music industry wants Apple, Amazon to pay up

Performing arts groups including the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and Broadcast Music Inc. believe retailers like Apple need to pay royalties on the 30-second song samples in iTunes. Ian Paul of PC World breaks down the argument.