Ian Paulian@ianpaul.net, Greenbot

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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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Google Play Music for Android passes 500 million downloads

Google Play Music recently passed the 500 million download mark.

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Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Bundle album hits 1m downloads in a week

The Radiohead front man's BitTorrent Bundle experiment is a success so far, according to BitTorrent.

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Harlequin passionately embraces Scribd's e-book subscription service

Harlequin's famous bodice rippers and other tales are heading to Scribd's subscription service for an exclusive one-year agreement.

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Move over Chromecast: $25 Firefox-powered Matchstick streaming adapter revealed

There's a new Firefox OS-powered HDTV dongle coming soon to take on Google's Chromecast.

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Samsung Gear VR demo units appear at some Best Buys

The Galaxy Note 4 is almost here and apparently so is it's virtual reality accessory, the GearVR. Recently, a few bloggers have spotted the headset at Best Buy locations around Los Angeles.

AT&T offers double data for family plans, but read the fine print carefully

Feel like you don't have enough shared data on your current smartphone plan? AT&T has a deal worth looking at, but it's only available for a limited time.

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PayPal will let you pay with Bitcoin, sometimes

As if Bitcoin payments weren't already common online, now PayPal is getting in on the action.

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Chrome Apps for Mobile upgraded to feel more like native apps

Google's project to bring Chrome apps to mobile continues with new capabilities to give Chrome apps that native-like feel on mobile.

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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BitTorrent Bleep's serverless, peer-to-peer messaging enters public alpha

BitTorrent's Bleep messaging app is now available for anyone to try.

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Revolv smart home hub adding IFTTT support to become even more automated

Pretty soon Revolv users will be able to pause their connected stereo and dim the lights every time a call comes in on their smartphone. All thanks to IFTTT.

Slimmer, higher-res Kindle Voyage e-reader leaked by Amazon

It appears a new Kindle Paperwhite is coming, according to Amazon's international sites.

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Fear not: Kindle flaw that opened your Amazon account to attackers appears fixed

A concerning XSS flaw discovered by a German security researcher appears to be fixed. Here's what happened.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.