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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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Hands on with Dragon's new Voice Print feature

Building on Dragon Mobile Assistant's wake-up phrase, the Android app can now open your phone at the sound of (only) your voice.

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Google cracks down on shady ads and app-promotion tactics in Google Play

Google makes developers responsible for keeping scammy stuff like simulated system alerts and sudden redirects out of their apps. The company also sets curbs on pornography.

on greenbot.com

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Now you can buy a computer-powered rifle on the Internet with Bitcoins

Texas-based TrackingPoint is now accepting Bitcoin for weapons purchases. It's not the first time you could buy guns with Bitcoin, but it might be the first time you could do it legally.

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Hands-on with Amazon's long-overdue Cloud Drive Photos app revamp

You may have forgotten about, but Amazon does automated photo backups too. The online retailer just updated their app with a UI overhaul.

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The new HTC One looks great, but don't try fixing it at home

Just like its predecessor, the new HTC One (M8) received a terrible repairability score from iFixit.

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How to use Tumblr's new two-factor authentication

Tumblr joins a large number of online services that are making it harder for hackers to break into your account thanks to two-factor authentication.

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Hands-on: Link Bubble rethinks in-app Android links to save you serious time

A new Android app borrows Facebook's Chat Heads idea and puts it to good use to save you time.

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'Powers' slated as Sony's first PlayStation Network original TV series

Sony's PlayStation Network is getting into original programming with a TV adaptation of the comic book series Powers.

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Android gets voice-activated camera functionality, smarter keyboard

The Google Search app for Android now lets you open your camera in still image or video mode with your voice.

on greenbot.com

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Move over Morpheus: Microsoft reportedly developing Xbox VR headset

The battle for fooling your eyeballs continues.

Walmart gets back into buying and selling used video games

After a brief attempt at video game trade-ins four years ago, Walmart is getting back in the game.

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Popcorn Time returns under new management

Popcorn Time, the "Netflix for pirates," is back after the original team gave up on the project, presumably due to legal pressures.

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Play Store update lets you require password entry for all in-app purchases

Users can now make it harder or easier to get past the password requirement for in-app purchases on Android.

on greenbot.com

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Hands-on with VLC's beta Metro app: Already better than Windows 8's Video app

The PC geek's beloved video player, VLC, has finally landed on the modern side of Windows 8.

on pcworld.com

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Neil Young's Pono music player blasts past Kickstarter goal

Less than 24 hours after debuting on Kickstarter, the Pono is fully funded with another month of its campaign left to go.