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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.

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.

Palm Pre price cut expected

Palm-watchers suggest the phone will sell for $150 after a mail-in rebate from Tuesday until October 31.

Google's Gmail fail casts dark cloud on cloud computing

Tuesday's Gmail outage was not only an inconvenience. It calls into question -- yet again -- the feasibility of present day cloud computing.

9 Web-based office productivity suites

Looking for alternatives to Microsoft Office? Here are nine office productivity application suites you can run inside a Web browser.

Sony to embrace open e-book standard

Sony is expected to announce today that its line of e-readers will support the open ePub standard by the end of the year.

Microsoft begins offering Zune HD pre-orders

Beginning today, Microsoft is offering pre-orders for its forthcoming Zune HD portable media player.

Report: Facebook tests 'lite' version of service

Facebook is reportedly testing a simplified interface of its social network service with faster load times called Facebook Lite.

Amazon leaks Zune HD pricing

Pricing for the Zune HD appeared on Amazon.com, and PC World's Ian Paul thinks the Microsoft device could give the iPod touch a run for its money.

Twitter redesigns home page to woo new users

PC World's Ian Paul takes a closer look at Twitter's new home page, which the microblogging service changed to attract new users.

Second RIAA piracy trial starts

A new trial involving the Recording Industry Association of America and music piracy is underway, and if Monday’s proceedings are any indication, it figures to be an interesting case.

Twitter hacked—secrets to be revealed?

Alleged internal documents and sensitive information from Twitter and its employees might be posted today on news sites and other Web outlets.

Google Images adds usage rights filters

Google Images, formerly Google Image Search, has added new functionality that lets you find photos licensed for third-party use free of charge, and has made explicit image filtering much easier.

Google's 'My Location' tracks PC's location on Google Maps

Google is making it easier for you to find out where you are, with the introduction of My Location for the desktop.

AT&T: Best sales ever on iPhone 3GS launch day

The exclusive service provider for the iPhone in the U.S. said it had its best-ever day of sales when the iPhone 3GS launched, according to a leaked memo.