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Marco Tabini is based in Toronto, Canada, where he focuses on software development for mobile devices and for the Web.

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Hidden magic: a look at the secret operating system inside the iPhone

Did you know that your iPhone runs two different operating systems? In addition to iOS, a special firmware known as the “baseband” makes sure that your handset can play nice with cellular networks -- and can potentially open up a slew of very scary vulnerabilities.

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Should Apple ban in-app review reminders from the App Store?

Sparked by a spate of blog posts, a lively discussion has kept Apple bloggers and developers busy for the last few weeks: Should Apple forbid developers from soliciting reviews for their software with in-app popups?

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Apple updates pro video apps with Mac Pro optimizations

Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor get new features and improvements that take advantage of the company's new high-end desktop computer.

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Apple requiring app submissions to be optimized for iOS 7 by Feb. 1

According to a post on Apple's developer website, all developers will be required to submit apps that are compatible with iOS 7 and built with Xcode 5 as of February 1, 2014.

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Apple announces 'Best of 2013' iTunes winners

As 2013 comes to a close, Apple has released its yearly 'best-of' list of iTunes content, setting forth what it believes are the best songs, movies, TV shows, books, and apps of the last twelve months.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Tinker tailor soldier spy

There's a bit of everything in this week's Mac App roundup, with software that helps you keep track of your finances, share your files, write better documents, and even keep your Windows-toting pals happy.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Corner office

This week's iPad-case roundup features some great keyboard cases, alongside a number of protective accessories designed for use in the boardroom, and a few that go just about anywhere.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Striking gold

In this week's iPhone-case roundup, you'll find plenty of metal, much of it married to the most modern technologies to give your phone protection that’s both high-tech and great to look at. But, if you prefer a warmer touch, we also have some great-looking leathers and a case that looks like it came straight out of a mid-Nineties MTV commercial.

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Fleksy brings alternate keyboard to several popular iOS apps

There's a new keyboard in town, as startup Fleksy brings a new way to enter text into iOS apps like Launch Center Pro and Wordbox.

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Apple adds ABC, KOR-TV, and Bloomberg to Apple TV lineup

The Apple TV's slow growth continues with four new channels, and the potential of more to come.

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AT&T, T-Mobile shift tactics as smartphones saturate markets

Getting your hands on a new iPhone may soon cost you more, as carriers move away from subsidies and aim to make customers pay for their phones directly.

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Apple's holiday giveaway app now available to U.S. customers

Apple's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway app is back for 2013—and can finally bring some holiday cheer to iTunes users in America.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Voyage in the third (and a half) dimension

This week's Mac app roundup opens up your Mac to the wonderful world of fractals as well as helping you organize and manipulate your images, keep an eye on your personal finances, and even design your backyard.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Brick by brick

This week's iPad case roundup includes a model that will unleash your inner child, one brick at a time. It also includes the usual mix of accessories designed to keep your tablet safe and looking great.

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iOS 7 is Apple's fastest growing mobile operating system

With over 500 million installs, Apple's latest mobile operating system is also its fastest growing ever. That's good news for both Apple and third-party developers.