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

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.

Printopia Pro brings AirPrint support to organizations large and small

Printopia Pro, an enterprise version of the popular OS X utility, aims to expand support for Apple's AirPrint to large and small organizations, all at less than the cost of a single new printer.

The Week in iPad Cases: Art and society

You'll find some great examples of artistry at work in this week's iPad-case roundup. From leather to the most modern of synthetics, we've got a case for every taste—even for those who find the best kind of beauty in minimalistic simplicity.

The Week in iPhone Cases: The claaaaw!

In this week’s edition of our iPhone-case roundup, you’ll find a case inspired by some memorable cartoon characters, a veritable Swiss Army knife for your handset, and a case that could save your life one day—plus, of course, our usual selection of protection for all tastes.

Twitter revives, updates native OS X client

It appears that reports of the social network's native desktop client for Mac were decidedly premature, as the company announced on Thursday that it has updated its client, adding support for Retina displays and a number of new features.

Review: PaintCode excels at transforming vector images into code

Pixel perfection is the objective of every app developer, but it is not always possible, or even desirable. PaintCode allows you to bring vector images right into your code, and provides a number of interesting features that could change the way you program.