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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Facebook brings end-to-end encryption to Messenger with ‘secret conversations’

Facebook Messenger now has an encrypted messaging tool, but it doesn't come close to covering all your conversations on the messaging platform.

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Amazon teases Prime Day deal bash with free Prime trials

Amazon is promoting a few minor tech deals today, but the big sales are still a few days away.

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Facebook’s shifted your news feed to put friends and family ahead of published content

Facebook is tweaking the news feed algorithm again to put family and friends first, just like the company's news feed manifesto says it should.

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Unicode 9.0's 72 new emoji threaten to kill the beloved ROFL and Picard face palm pics

Unicode 9.0 is here and it brings with it a side of avocado for your taco emoji moments.

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T-Mobile halts free pizzas after Domino's giveaway leaves some customers hungry

T-Mobile's Domino's giveaway limit was no match for America's love for pizza.

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Facebook adds video replies to its list of commenting options

If you have something to say in the comments of a Facebook post, but words, stickers, and emoji won't do the job, you can now let it rip with video.

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Twitter is notifying affected users after millions of login details leaked

Twitter's not to blame, but the company is taking action to protect users affected by the recent breach.

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More Uber deliveries may be coming from your favorite online services

Uber just announced that its UberRush delivery service is now available to any business, and can be easily integrated into an existing website or mobile app.

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More than 32 million Twitter credentials reportedly hacked

LeakedSource says it has a database of more than 32 million stolen Twitter credentials. Luckily, checking to see if you're affected is easy.

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UberPool guarantees you'll arrive on time or get (a small portion of) your money back

Uber will give you a $2 rebate for its carpooling service when you arrive late in an UberPool car.

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New Instagram feature for iOS makes it easier to share photos from other apps

Instagram recently added sharing extensions functionality to its iOS app. Now, you can share photos from third-party apps directly to Instagram.

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Amazon stops offering refunds for after-purchase price drops

Amazon used to give you a refund, upon request, if the retail price dropped shortly after you purchased an item. Those days appear to be over.

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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

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Chromebooks surge past Macs in the U.S. for the first time

Chromebooks outsold Macs in the early months of 2016, according to IDC. But the victory comes with a few caveats.

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Attack of the bots! 10 AI helpers you can try today

With everyone from Microsoft to Facebook to Slack singing the praises of bots, it's time you see what all the fuss is about.