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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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Viber joins WhatsApp and Apple with end-to-end message encryption

Not wanting to be left behind by WhatsApp, Viber just announced the addition of end-to-end encryption for messaging on its platform.

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Uninstall now! Apple abandons QuickTime for Windows despite lingering critical flaws

Apple is giving up on QuickTime for Windows. If you're using the software you'll want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, Vista, and earlier versions of Mac OS X

Chrome is giving up on XP two years after Microsoft ended support for the aging operating system.

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4 ways Chrome's Safe Browsing protects you from devious Internet dangers

Google Chrome protects against many threats online. Here's a breakdown of some of the biggest threats.

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New USB-C authentication spec protects against malware and shoddy chargers

USB-C will soon have an authentication specification to avoid shoddy cables and chargers, and malicious USB devices.

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Facebook Messenger snags Dropbox integration for in-chat file sharing

Dropbox just made it easier to share videos, images, and files inside Facebook Messenger.

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This man's Fitbit may have saved his life

One man in New Jersey came to the emergency room with arrhythmia and ended up with a proper diagnosis after consulting data from his Fitbit tracker.

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Newegg customer service comes to Facebook Messenger

Newegg is moving to Facebook Messenger to answer all your questions and concerns about graphics cards, RAM, and motherboards.

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Facebook adds reactions, events support, and filters to live video broadcasts

Facebook Live video broadcasts are getting reactions, filters, groups and events support, and more.

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Amazon's flagship new Kindle e-reader may get slimmer thanks to a rechargeable case

Amazon Kindle devices already last for weeks on one charge, but Amazon wants them to last even longer.

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Moleskine's Smart Writing Set transforms pen and paper notes into digital files

Moleskine's latest digital-paper combination, the Smart Writing Set, has the style of a tablet and the convenience of digital manipulation.

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Twitter signs deal to stream Thursday night NFL games

Twitter will stream the National Football League's Thursday night games online as the Twitter-NFL partnership continues to blossom.

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Gmail April Fools' prank yanked after Minion mic drop GIFs wreak havoc on people's lives

It's all fun and games until someone loses their job due on April Fools' Day.

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The best April Fools' Day tech pranks of 2016

Those crazy, geeky pranksters from Google, Samsung, Kayak, and more are at it again for April Fools' Day 2016.

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New Facebook Messenger bot helps you manage your flights

Dutch airline KLM can now deliver travel information via Facebook Messenger.