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David has been covering Apple and how to get the most out of its products since 2005. Now a freelance tech writer, he runs Finer Things in Tech, jots down thoughts at DavidChartier.com, occasionally starts outlining the great American tech novel, and might still get to snowboard Breckenridge one more time.

Verizon to offer unlimited iPhone data plan for a limited time

Verizon has announced that its unlimited data plan will remain available to new iPhone owners for a short time. Eventually, the carrier plans to follow AT&T's lead and drop unlimited plans altogether in favor of a tiered data pricing model.

SuperSync 4.0 makes it easier to sync iTunes libraries

A major upgrade to this Mac and PC sync client for iTunes makes it easier to import from more sources and scrounge the Web for media metadata.

TestFlight makes iOS app testing a lot easier

TestFlight is a free service that leverages little-known iOS 4 features to take much of the pain out of testing new apps for both developers and end users l.

Review: Slappa HardBody Pro

The HardBody Pro is a unique, hardshell cocoon of a laptop case with room for a few extra accessories. But its clunky physical size and lack of an included shoulder strap leave room for improvement.

Apimac releases updated iDatabase for Mac, iPhone

In the market for a streamlined database app with both Mac and iPhone clients? Apimac just released major upgrades to iDatabase with improved interfaces, more visual editing tools, and improved syncing between the platforms.

iMacworld app updated for 2011 expo

The iMacworld app now includes information about next week's show, as well as a new community discussions feature. The app has been optimized to run on the iPad as well.

Apple releases MacBook Air, iDVD updates

Apple on Monday released a pair of software updates. The first tackles a particular nagging issues for some owners of the new MacBook Air, while the second brings better iLife '11 compatibility to iDVD.

Verizon to offer iPhone credit for returned phones

Regretting that Android or feature phone you bought on Verizon over the holidays, now that you know the iPhone has been liberated from AT&T? Verizon is offering a Visa debit card if you return your phone and buy a new iPhone at full price. Fortunately, some digging reveals you may not need to spend all that money.

TiVo releases official iPad app

The DVR pioneer teased its iPad app back in November, but now it's available for all TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL owners.

Ten changes we'd like to see at the Mac App Store

After using the Mac App Store for a week, here are ten features we'd like to see Apple add -- or fix, as the case may be.

Apple releases iOS 4.3 beta for developers

Barely a day after Verizon announced its own long-awaited iPhone, Apple released a major new beta of iOS for developers to begin testing. Included are AirPlay support for third-party apps and new four- and five-finger multi-touch gestures.

Google releases new Google Places app for iPhone

Google continues its recent stream of iOS releases with Google Places, a new app for discovering new places around you, ranking your experiences, and sharing it all with friends.

How To: Prepare to switch from AT&T to Verizon

So you've suffered on AT&T for long enough, and now that Verizon will officially get the iPhone, you can't wait to make the leap. But slow down there, Action Jackson, because you probably need to do a little research into your current contract, early termination fees, and whether your existing phone number can be ported. Macworld can help.

AT&T and Verizon iPhone plans compared

The iPhone's liberation from AT&T is finally here, so we did some homework to see how Verizon's plans stack up. The nation's most popular carrier claims to have a more reliable network than AT&T, but you may have to pay extra for it, depending on your needs.

Packrat 2 brings deeper Backpack integration, more

A major upgrade to this client for 37signals's Web-based intranet service for businesses brings much better support for inline editing, multiple accounts, and offline media and attachments.