Ian PaulContributor, Macworld

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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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The iPad mini 4's display shrugs off ambient light like a champ, says DisplayMate

The iPad mini 4 has the same resolution display as its predecessor, but its quality is actually much higher.


Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.


Pandora's One Day Pass offers 1 day of ad-free music for $1

Streaming might kill the Internet radio star, but Pandora won't give up without a fight.

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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.

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Spotify cleans up privacy mess with plain language policy update

Spotify is making amends for its privacy policy mistakes with plainer, clearer language.

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Skype beefs up iPad app, adds material design to Android

Skype 6.0 for Android and iOS is an overdue improvement adding new interface features that are specific to each platform.

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How to automatically embed your latest tweet in your Yahoo Mail signature

Want to make your email look a little more hip and social...or something like that? Embed your latest tweet into your email signature on Yahoo Mail.

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Comcast tests hefty $30 per month fee to ditch Internet data cap

Comcast subscribers in certain areas of Florida can pay an extra $30 per month to remove the 300GB bandwidth cap.


PayPal launches PayPal.me, a person-to-person payment service

Want to send money to a friend in Canada or Sweden without leaving home? PayPal.me is your answer.

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Spotify CEO hints why the music service's privacy policy gets all up in your business

Spotify recently changed its privacy policy. Now the CEO is hinting why.

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Flash's fall from grace continues as Amazon swings ad banhammer

Flash lost its prominence in web video, and now Amazon is refusing to use Adobe's technology in its ads.

Apple Store to move the iPod from table to rack

The Apple Store is making room on the sales floor for other products by moving the iPod off the display tables.


Google Drive's new desktop program launcher plays better with PCs and mobile apps

Now there's another way to launch files stored in Google Drive. Here's what happened when we tried it.

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Facebook said to be prepping Twitter-like news app for mobile

Facebook is reportedly creating a news app that delivers breaking news to users from partner news sources.


Rdio gets live radio from partner Cumulus Media, catching it up to competition

A struggling Rdio needs all the features it can get, but adding traditional radio stations might not be enough.