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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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Separated at birth: Why Apple won't merge OS X and iOS

Should Apple merge its two flagship operating systems into a single product? Not so fast, says contributor Marco Tabini.

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The Week in Mac apps: Green and fuzzy

There's a bit of retro goodness in this week's app roundup, with a text editor that will bring you back to a time when monitors were curved and text was both green and fuzzy.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Diamonds are forever

This week's roundup of newly released iPad cases includes the perfect gift for that recently minted Internet billionaire in your life, as well as some choices that are more moderately priced if your startup hasn't quite made it big yet.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Against the grain

This week's iPhone case roundup is all about materials: There's the usual combination of high-tech plastics and composite components, various kinds of leather, and even wood harvested from environmentally sound sources for the one-of-a-kind look you've always wanted.

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How smartphones can reshape the way we pay

News of large-scale credit card fraud seem to surface all the time lately, leading to billions of losses for consumers and businesses. But the solution to this problem may already be sitting in your pocket.

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A developer's week working from the iPad

Everybody knows the iPad is only good for consumption—but contributor Marco Tabini somehow missed the memo and used it as its primary development device for a week.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Meet me at the corner

There's a way to bring those meetings you can't avoid to order in this week's Mac App roundup, alongside other great pieces of software that help you organize your business, crop your pictures, and keep your remote connections safe, secure, and looking great.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Davy Jones's Locker

There's a bit of beastly protection in this week's iPhone-case roundup, alongside elegant leather, sturdy plastics, and a great selection of accessories designed to keep your handset safe while you exercise, work, and have fun.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Bork, bork, bork

This week's Mac app roundup includes a way for your children to cook without messing up your kitchen, a tool that helps you become a better writer, and a few graphic apps that, judging by some of their features, may or may not be about to become self-aware.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Sensei

This week's iPad-case roundup is all about serious protection, with three different ways to keep your tablet safe during high-impact situations. We also cover several stylish cases, and even some sparkling ideas to make your iPad look especially great while you're on the go.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Up Up Down Down…

This week's iPhone-case roundup has a distinctive console flair, with a protective accessory that gives you the power to unleash your inner player. For everyone else, we have a great lineup of add-ons for your handset, from the fashionable to the practical, with a bit of whimsy thrown in for good measure.

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The Week in Mac Apps: All together now

This week's Mac app roundup brings you a way to make cut-and-paste smarter, an app that keeps your personal bits secure, and one that helps you organize them like a pro.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Clammed up

This week's iPad-case roundup brings you an accessory that's all shell, as well as a selection of protective gear that varies from the fashionable to the tough, all with the ultimate goal of keeping your tablet safe and looking great.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Cornucopia

This week's iPhone-case roundup has something for everybody, including accessories that will give you extra power, sparkle up your day, lighten up the night, and give unwanted intruders the shock of their lives.

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Hold the foam: Starbucks releases iOS app update in response to security reports

The popular coffee chain has quickly released an update to its iOS app, after security researchers pointed out it stored unencrypted user details.