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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.

Twitter redesigns its iPad app, introduces new profile header

Twitter's getting just a bit more photogenic: The company on Tuesday announced a redesign for its iPad Twitter app, along with updates to its iOS and Android apps and a new profile page overhaul that includes Facebook-style cover photos.

TechHive: iPhone 5 preorders begin; ship dates slip to two weeks


Apple and U.S. carriers began accepting iPhone 5 preorders early Friday morning. By 8 a.m. ET, shipping estimates had already slipped to two weeks.

TechHive: iPhone 5 to debut on Cricket Wireless Sept. 28


AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint won't be the only U.S. carriers to offer the iPhone 5 later this month. Cricket Wireless will also offer a prepaid, no-contract version of Apple's latest phone, though it will be available a week after it goes on sale elsewhere.

TechHive: The Kindle Fire HD as an iPad rival


Amazon's is priming its newly unveiled Kindle Fire HD as an iPad competitor. Here's how the two tablets measure up.

TechHive: What comes next in Apple-Samsung


The battle is far from over: Samsung is appealing, Apple wants to ban sales of specific Samsung devices in the U.S., and a much bigger battle could be brewing between Apple and Google. Here's what to look for in the coming days.

Sony cuts Tablet S pricing by $100

A price cut to Sony's Tablet S shows how iPad rivals are trying to compete with Apple's dominance in the market by lowering prices.

10 Black Friday digital camera deals

These digital camera and camcorder Black Friday deals will make finding that perfect "something" a lot easier to find when shopping for the shutterbug on your gift list.

Hands on with YouTube's new video editor

PCWorld's Ian Paul spends some time with the newly introduced video editing features for Google's YouTube online video site.

Facebook CEO addresses privacy concerns

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday publicly addressed the growing criticisms against his company for its failure to safeguard user privacy.

Google gives the gift of Pac-Man forever

Google has announced that its interactive 30th anniversary Pac-Man doodle has earned a permanent spot on Google.com.

Report: Facebook debates privacy changes

Facebook is reportedly undergoing internal struggles as the company debates concerns raised over user privacy, and the social network may revamp its user privacy settings in the coming days.

Facebook plans a privacy summit

Facing a growing chorus of dissatisfaction from users, pundits, critics, and lawmakers, Facebook is reportedly holding an all hands meeting on to address the backlash against the company's privacy policies.

Five burning questions about the Verizon-Google tablet

Verizon says it's working on an iPad rival with Google. But with so little information available, a number of questions about this rumored device remain.

Mozilla discusses Firefox 4 plans

The new version of Firefox will focus on features like improved speed, a simpler user interface, and HTML 5 technologies. And Mozilla spent some time this week discussing some features being considered for Firefox 4.

Five ways Facebook should improve user privacy

Whenever Facebook introduces new services, especially those that expand into other parts of the Web, it doesn't take long before privacy advocates and users...