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 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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Polls, stats and parodies: The 10 must-follow websites of the 2016 presidential election

Don't miss a single, gory detail of the presidential election. These sites offer a wealth of graphs, fact-checks, funny takes, and more.

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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.

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BitTorrent hits Apple TV via a P2P livestreaming news app

Say hello to the first P2P live streaming app for Apple TV.

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The Pirate Bay gets into the streaming game

The Pirate Bay is back with another big feature addition—one that the MPAA really won't like.

The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

Go Daddy was benched this year, but we've got ads from Amazon, PayPal, and more.

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Google Chrome will flag deceptive download buttons in ads as a security threat

In another move to make browsing on the web safer, Google will start penalizing sites with ads that have deceptive download buttons.

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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

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T-Mobile ties Verizon for LTE speed supremacy in latest OpenSignal report

T-Mobile may be having fun with the competition in public, but the company is deadly serious about improving its infrastructure--and it's paying off.