Ian PaulContributor, Macworld

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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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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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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.