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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.

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.

Place a phone call -- via Twitter

Twitter users will soon be able to make short phone calls for free directly through the micro-blogging service. JaJah, an Internet telephony company that allows...

Why I don't want (or need) Visual Search

Features like Bing's Visual Search and Google Fast Flip are supposed to be improving the traditional search engine. Searching with images is meant to help us find what we want faster. But Ian Paul of PC World thinks these tools are doing more harm than good.

iPhone MMS showing up early for some

Some lucky iPhone owners are reporting that multimedia messaging has started working on their iPhones ahead of AT&T's scheduled September 25 roll-out date.

Can Google save newspapers?

Your favorite newspapers may soon be charging for online content with help from an unlikely source: Google.

Opinion: Apple, stop breaking Palm Pre sync with iTunes

Bad news, Palm Pre owners: it looks like Apple has broken the Pre's iTunes syncing ability once again.

The Beatles and iTunes: A complicated history

Could Wednesday finally be the day that the Beatles arrive on Apple's iTunes Store? Ian Paul of PC World recounts the complicated history between the band and the computer maker.