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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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Samsung's introduces the shrunk-down (but still sensor-packed) Galaxy S5 mini

There's no U.S. date yet, but the S5 mini is rolling out in global markets to the coming weeks.

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Security-focused Blackphone ships, stuffed with encryption and anonymity tools

The creators of the Blackphone are bringing an end-to-end encrypted smartphone to anyone with $629 in their wallet.

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Aereo investor says 'It's over now' after devastating Supreme Court ruling

Aereo may want to fight on, but if the company does it will have to look extra for future cash infusions.

The Nexus line isn't being killed, says Android's engineering head

The rumors have been squashed. One Google exec says Nexus devices are here to stay, even with Android Silver handsets on the horizon.

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Roku remote control apps hit Windows and Windows Phone

Forget about those third-party apps, Roku's official remote control solution for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is finally here.

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Barnes & Noble plots new chapter by splitting Nook, retail store businesses

Barnes & Noble says, once again, that it's time for the company's retail shops and the Nook to split.

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Starting Monday, some Sony TV owners will be able to play PS3 games without a console

Sony is expanding its PlayStation Now service on Monday to the first of several devices that will get the game streaming service in the coming months.

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Please, Google: 4 simple tweaks that would make Android 5.0 shine

Google I/O is almost here, and while everyone is focused on the big announcements, we take a look at four small annoyances that are long overdue for a fix in the stock version of Android.

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Watch out Google: Firefox OS-powered Chromecast competitor in the works

Recently, images of a FirefoxOS-based TV casting dongle surfaced online, but few people know who is making it or when it might be released.

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Two months later, Heartbleed patching stalls out with 300k servers still vulnerable

A large number of sites are still vulnerable to Heartbleed, but it's unlikely we'll see them get patched anytime soon.

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Leading into I/O, Google spells out Android Wear interactions

A Google developer advocate spells out some more information about how users will interact with Android Wear.

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Galaxy S5 upgraded with supercharged LTE-A and 2560x1440 screen, but only in South Korea

It's probably not coming here, but Samsung just announced its first smartphone with a quadHD display.

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Garmin targets Waze and Google Maps with Viago, a $2, upgradeable GPS app

It's still not free, but for just $2 how can you go wrong with Garmin Viago?

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Amazon's Appstore for Android triples in size in one year, tops 240,000 apps

It's not as big as Apple's App Store or Google Play, but Amazon still has a respectable stable of apps.

Department of Transportation wants control over your phone's navigation apps

Regulators already say they can regulate smartphone navigation apps but want that authority explicitly enshrined in law.