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.

The Best iPad mini Cases: Our personal favorites

Our editors spend a lot of time testing and using iPad cases, but there are a few we keep coming back to once our testing is done. Here are some of our personal favorites for the iPad mini..

Pocket 5.0's dynamic story prioritization feature is a real Highlight

Read-it-later service Pocket now sorts your stories by length and popularity, making it easier to power through your reading list.

Where’s My Water? 2 launches with new puzzles, more ducks, and hard challenges

Disney Interactive launched Where's My Water? 2 on Thursday, a follow-up to the popular original.

No, U.S. smartphone costs aren't highest in the world

Sure, our phone bills are high, but so are everyone else's. We compare smartphone costs and plan rates for several countries around the globe.

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Video comes to Instagram, with filters and stabilization

Brace yourself for a flood of 15-second videos of steaming latte foam, overtaking your Instagram feed.

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Why iOS 7 will kill some apps (and make others stronger)

Apple is upgrading many of its stock apps for iOS 7, which poses a bit of a challenge for some third-party app developers. Here are some apps that face competition from Apple itself.

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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