Leah YamshonAssistant Editor, Macworld

Leah started out as a PCWorld columnist before Macworld scooped her up as an assistant editor. Now, she happily writes features and covers iOS apps, smartphone cases, gadget bags, and social media trends across all three of our sites.

Safari gets energy-efficient update in Mavericks

When OS X Mavericks arrives later this year, a new-and-improved version of Safari will come with it. Here's what to expect.

AT&T clocks best overall speeds with 3G/4G combo

Verizon may have more LTE coverage, but AT&T's combination of fast LTE and reasonably fast HSPA+ service will keep most users in the fast lane most of the time.

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AT&T has fastest LTE service, T-Mobile off to strong start

For the second year in a row, AT&T's LTE service proves to be the fastest in our nationwide study, while T-Mobile LTE is spreading rapidly and performing well. Verizon LTE is reasonably quick and available everywhere, while Sprint lacks speed in urban centers.

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3G Tests

T-Mobile wins 3G shootout, Sprint and Verizon speeds fade

On the strength of high speeds in East Coast cities, T-Mobile 3G showed the highest 20-city average in our study, but network performance was hardly consistent nationwide. Sprint and Verizon averaged well less than 1 mbps for downloads.

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Disney Interactive launches Story, a non-Disney-centric photo app

Disney Interactive's latest app, Story, lets you create interactive photo and video collages to share with friends. Mickey Mouse is optional.

Replacing Messages: Three alternative apps for iOS messaging

Dissatisfied with Apple's Messages? There are other messaging apps for iOS to choose from. And while they might not be able to completely replace Messages, they could teach it a thing or two.

Facebook's Home launcher for Android creates 'Facebook Phone'

Facebook's new Home launcher for Android is available April 12 as a software download from Google Play. HTC will intro the first phone to include Home, the $100 HTC First, on April 12 as well.

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Take Apple out of your iPhone

While Apple's preloaded iOS apps are great, sometimes they don't quite fit the bill for your needs. Try these apps instead of the Apple standbys for a different approach.

Innovation, apps provide winning mix at SXSW's Tech Cocktail event

A trio of startups stood out at the Tech Cocktail event during South by Southwest Interactive. And their apps and offerings will soon be coming to a mobile device near you.

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What to expect at South by Southwest Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive has become a major launching pad for tech startups, apps, and web programs. What will we see this year?

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Pro photographer smartphone shoot-out

We equipped three professional photographers with three different smartphones known to be the photo leaders of their respective mobile OSs, and asked them to use the phones at work for a few weeks. Here are some of the shots.

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New DivX Stash stores all your online videos in one place

Launched at Mobile World Congress this week, the still-in-beta DivX Stash lets you save movies from various video sites to watch later on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

SBP TV turns to mobile screens for streaming TV

SPB TV lets you stream live TV straight to your mobile device, and now the company has a second screen app for additional content.

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AppMachine unveils do-it-yourself visual app builder beta for beginners

Have an idea for a mobile app, but lack the development chops? AppMachine can help.

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Expo Notes: KiwiPixel shows off Inspire Pro update with live art demo (video)

Inspire Pro, a popular painting app for the iPad, got a facelift this week with an update that introduces a plethora of new features.