David ChartierContributor, Macworld

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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.

Element Case Vapor for iPhone 4

Element Case's Vapor is beautiful, but in practice it's not very practical. This block of "aircraft grade aluminum" needs to be literally bolted together, and it doesn't provide a whole lot of protection.

Adium 1.4 arrives with Twitter, IRC, more

After a lengthy beta period, Adium 1.4 brings a ton of new features and fixes, including new support for Twitter and IRC, more customizability, and a healthy dose of performance tweaks.

Instagram update adds new sharing, exploring features

This increasingly popular photo app and sharing service got an update that adds e-mail sharing, cleans up your friends's photo feed, and makes a few other nips and tucks.

Naked Touch 2.0 gets iPad interface, better editing

This powerful iOS photo editor gets its first major upgrade, bringing an iPad interface, support for high-res Facebook uploads, and more.

DevonThink To Go puts your knowledge in your pocket

Devonthink has been a longtime favorite among Mac users for organizing documents, archived Web pages, and news feeds. Now a universal companion client for iPhone and iPad can bring all that information on-the-go.

MacPractice releases iPad interface, ePrescribe

MacPractice, maker of management and clinical software for physicians, chiropractors, optometrists and dentists, has released an iPad interface with access to many of the desktop version's features.

Osprey Flare

If you’re looking for a light, featured-rich pack that you can take to work and then unload and take to the woods, the Osprey Flare is a great option.

Friendly for Facebook adds multiple account support, more

This third-party iPad app that enhances Facebook's touch.facebook.com Website now supports multiple accounts, photo uploads, birthday reminders, and more.

Eye-Fi introduces online media-sharing service

The maker of clever Wi-Fi-enabled SD cards for digital cameras now offers an online hub for managing the photos you share, as well as an easier e-mail sharing option and FTP uploads for RAW files.

Apple now offering free iPad engraving

Engraving a two-line message has been a long-time perk of buying an iPod. Now, iPad buyers and holiday gift-givers can get in on the fun.

Apple Store app gains Genius bar check-ins, more

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple-Store-in-your-pocket app with a few key features that make it even easier for you to spend your hard-earned cash on Apple stuff and get help from the Genius Bar.

Zennaware releases Cornerstone 2 version control client

a major update to this client for developers, designers, and writers brings over a dozen new features and 20 enhancements, including more powerful tools for merging, comparing, and organizing project files.

PBS launches full-content iPad app

Public Broadcasting Service has made a big leap into the App Store's video market with an iPad app that provides access to full-length episodes from 25 of its shows.

More developers announce plans for the Mac App Store

Developers big and small contacted Macworld with plans to get their products ready for the Mac App Store. Here are just a few of the ones who have announced participation so far.

Developers have hopes, questions for Mac App Store

Apple's upcoming Mac App Store is going to be a big deal for consumers, but it's an even more significant announcement to the developers who will be tasked with stocking its shelves. Macworld talked to some software makers to get their reactions and thoughts on what the Mac App Store means for everyone.