Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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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.

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LastPass gives up PC-centrism, lets you start on any device for free

Want to use LastPass but have no use for it on PCs? Now you can sign-up for free on your smartphone or tablet.

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Ad-blocking software is costing websites real money

A new report released Monday says ad blocking will cost online businesses nearly $22 billion worldwide, and it will only get worse in the coming years.

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EFF's tracker-smashing Privacy Badger exits beta

After more than a year in beta, the EFF's Privacy Badger privacy-protecting add-on for Chrome and Firefox is available in its first stable version.

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Update Firefox now! Fix rushed out for an exploit that steals files off your hard drive

Mozilla released Firefox 39.0.3 on Thursday to patch a pretty serious security flaw.

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HBO Now rolls out support for Google's Chromecast

Now it's really easy to beam your HBO Now subscription to your TV without an Apple set-top box.

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Epson's new printers aim to kill the costly hassle of frequent ink cartridge refills

Epson is bucking the trend of low-priced printers and high-priced ink with a new line of EcoTank printers starting at $380.

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BitTorrent Sync's cloudless file syncing adds mobile productivity features

BitTorrent Sync for mobile is great if you just want to view files sent to you from PCs. Now, Sync taps into your smartphone or tablet's productive side.

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Angry Birds 2 is the 'sequel' you've been waiting for

Can't get enough of smashing those green piggies? Good, neither can Rovio.

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Google search tweak helps you avoid long lines at local shops

Got a hankering for coffee but can't stand the thought of waiting in line? Google search on mobile can help you figure out if that's likely to happen.

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Google's Nest smart thermostat yanked from the Apple Store

HomeKit-enabled devices are slowly rolling into Apple's world, and Google's Nest Learning Thermostat is rolling out.

Chrome 44 brings the Physical Web to iPhone, iPad

Don't download the app for your smart device. Check if it has Physical Web support first.

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Twitch finally starts ditching Flash for HTML5

Twitch's slow move out from under Adobe Flash is slow going, but work on the video player is starting to appear.

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Google Maps' new 'Your Timeline' feature helps you track your travel history

Your Timeline shows you where you've been on any given day if you're storing your location history with Google.

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Amazon's 'Prime Day' birthday blowout promises more deals than Black Friday

Amazon's big Black Friday-style sale begins on Wednesday, but Walmart wants to play too.

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Mozilla Firefox temporarily blocks Flash by default

Mozilla's Firefox has had enough of Flash and its security problems, at least for now.