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

The Week in iPad Cases: Just keep swimming

Summer is practically here, so it's only fitting that one of the cases we cover in this week's roundup of iPad cases is good enough, and protective enough, to take swimming. If taking a dive is not in your immediate future, though, we have plenty of other protective accessories that are great when you're dry.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Caped Crusader

In this week’s edition of our iPhone-case roundup, you’ll find protection inspired by one of history’s darkest and most-loved superhero vigilantes. But if battling crime is not your thing, we also have our usual mix of the fashionable, the practical, and the adventurous.

App Store surpasses 50 billion downloads

Apple on Thursday announced that the App Store has issued its 50 billionth download. The downloader in question will start their day with a brand-new $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading a free game.

Review: 9 Rugged Bluetooth speakers for travel and outdoor use

With summer on its way, the temptation to take your music on the go is getting hard to resist. Here are seven Bluetooth speakers designed to take the kind of abuse your handset can't.

Square's new Stand turns iPad into a cash register

Internet payment company Square is gunning for small businesses with an upcoming series of hardware products that turn the humble iPad into a high-tech cash register.

Apple and the file system: Skating to where the puck might go

Since the introduction of the Mac, Apple has steadily taken aim at file system. That conflict has widened in recent years, as attempts to keep users safe and to simplify their experience has led to the near-complete disappearance of files and directories from iOS. This approach has not been problem-free, but it may well eventually lead us to a better way of managing our data.

The Week in iPad Cases: Opposites attract

In this week’s-iPad case roundup, we bring you cases from across the materials spectrum: from luxurious leather for the discerning fashionistas, to humble cardboard for the earth-conscious folks who like to leave their marks only on the things they own.

Amazon launches iOS photo app for Cloud Drive

Got photos? You'll be happy to know you can use your iPhone to safely store them on Amazon Cloud Drive thanks to the company's new—and free—iOS app.

A cheaper iPhone doesn't necessarily mean a "cheap" iPhone

With its growth slowing, calls for Apple to come up with a cheaper companion are on the rise. But a lower price, on its own, is not the solution.

T-Mobile sells 500,000 iPhone 5 units in three weeks

The company's first-quarter financials also reveal 300,000 iPhone activations through its bring-your-own-device program.

The Week in iPad Cases: Jurassic pad

This week’s edition of our iPad-case roundup features the usual variety of options, including one that will picture exactly what you want, and one that stars everyone’s favorite fossil.

Hands on: Instacast for OS X beta is a good listener

If you're a fan of the Instacast podcast app for iOS, you'll be happy to hear it's coming to OS X really soon. Marco Tabini goes hands on with the public beta.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Precious

In this edition of our weekly iPhone-case roundup, we bring you a case that’s precious, several that are tough, and many that are fashionable—all designed to keep your iPhone safe while adding a bit of your personality.

Imagining a Passbook-powered digital wallet

iOS 6's Passbook has had a slow start, but if Apple were to turn it into a real, two-way digital wallet that connects customers and retailers, it could be the beginning of something revolutionary.

Apple expands flash storage options across iMac line

In the market for an iMac? You'll be happy to hear you can now have a side of Flash storage with that dish of awesome thinness.