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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BitTorrent Shoot's easy, Bump-like photo sharing spans all major mobile platforms

BitTorrent has a new app that makes it easier to share photos and videos with friends on different mobile platforms.

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Google yanks Chrome's new visual bookmarks manager

Chrome is going back to its old tree-style bookmarks manager apparently in the face of user revolt.

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EyeIn trawls the social web for relevant, more personal image searches

Want to find Instagram and Twitter images from the earthquake in Nepal or the Stanley Cup finals? EyeIn helps you do that in one place.

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Spotify shows off impressive growth ahead of Apple Music launch

Spotify isn't afraid of Apple Music and it has the users to show it with a doubling of paid subscribers in just over a year.

Twitter cuts the noise with conversation filtering on tweet pages

Ever feel like you're trying to talk to someone in a crowded bar on Twitter? This addition to individual tweet pages should make life easier.

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Yahoo axes Maps, Pipes, other services as it narrows focus

Yahoo says it has a clear focus on search, communications, and digital content, and to keep that focus some older services must go.

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Facebook boosts notification email security with OpenPGP encryption

Don't let hackers take your Facebook account. Protect your email notifications with OpenPGP.

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Amazon massively expands free same-day Prime delivery in the U.S.

Want that HDMI cable today for online prices? Amazon's got you covered if you live in one of these 14 metropolitan areas.

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Shazam's expansion to visual scanning is all about marketing

Shazam will be the next contestant in the attempt to popularize QR-like codes embedded in posters, print ads, and postcards.

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Facebook brings context to messaging with 'caller ID' for Messenger

Got a message from a Facebook friend, but you can't for the life of you remember who they are? Facebook wants to solve that problem by adding profile data to new message conversations.

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BitTorrent Sync's cloudless cloud storage just became a lot easier to manage

BitTorrent is beefing up Sync organization with a new search function, more columns, and the ability to hide offline devices.

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Walmart's testing a $50 Amazon Prime competitor

Walmart reportedly plans to take on Amazon this summer with an invite only trial program that offers unlimited free delivery for a low annual fee.

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Google tweak lets you order pizza, burgers, and more directly from search results

Looking for pizza delivery? Now you can start your order with Google.

This Chrome extension helps color-blind users see the web

If you need help discerning colors online this new Chrome extension from Google could help.

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Home Depot wants to start accepting Apple Pay

The Home Depot is aiming to the largest retailer yet to support Apple Pay, as long as it can cut a deal with Apple.