Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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How to turn off Twitter's algorithmic feed and see tweets in chronological order

Here's how to turn off Twitter's new algorithmic feed that shows the "best tweets first."

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Google Maps embraces Uber and other services with dedicated ride-sharing tab

Google Maps got an Uber upgrade that makes it clearer and easier to hail a car with your smartphone.

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Oculus Rift founder reiterates: Apple's Macs can't handle VR

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey says the company won't bring the Rift headset to Macs, because the machines don't make the grade.

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Google's new Hands Free payment app lets you buy stuff with your face

Not content with Android Pay, Google is upping the stakes with a new payment system called Hands Free.

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Western Digital's 8TB hard drives mix helium with mammoth storage

Western Digital's bringing big-time storage to NAS boxes and external drives with new helium-filled 8TB hard drives.

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Next PlayStation 4 update will let you play your games on Windows PCs and Macs

The next major operating system update for PlayStation 4 will stream games to your Windows or Mac PC via Remote Play, but the upcoming beta won't have the new feature.

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Report: Apple's rushing to close iPhone hack opening after FBI decryption demand

Apple doesn't want to be in the iPhone hacking business and is looking to close the vulnerability at the center of its current fight with the FBI.

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Samsung's 256GB flash chips point to super-sized storage for future phones

Soon smartphones will come rocking 256GB onboard storage on a single chip.

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Facebook goes beyond Likes with new Reactions for anger, sadness, love, and more

You can still "like" posts to your heart's content, but if you need something stronger there's Reactions.

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How to turn your screencast into a GIF with Recordit

Because sometimes an animated GIF really is worth a thousand words.

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Firefox 2.0 for iOS released with convenient new features aimed at iPhone strengths

A new version of Firefox for iOS is out with some nice additions if you're running a newer device.

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Microsoft Translator adds AI-powered offline translation on Android, iOS text translation

Microsoft Translator is bringing optical character recognition and offline translation to iOS and Android, respectively.

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Twitter gets graphic with videos in direct messages and a GIF library for all

Twitter is getting serious about turning the direct messages feature into its own chat platform. Plus now it's easier to send animated GIFs!

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1Password rolls out a $5 per month family plan

Now the whole gang can store passwords on their computers and mobile devices for $5 a month using 1Password.

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Foursquare wants to send you food and groceries when you don't feel like checking in

Don't just order takeout via Foursquare, pick-up a six pack and paper towels as well.