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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 iPhone Cases: Hogtown

This week’s iPhone-case roundup includes a great mix of protective accessories, including some TV-inspired fashion, and one model in which our neighbors to the north show off all their...studs.

Mac Gems: Look ma, no mouse—thanks to Keymo

Keymo assigned keyboard combinations to your cursor so you don't have to use a mouse.

Hands-on: YouTube update brings picture-in-picture to iOS

YouTube 2.0 makes searching and watching at the same time easier, and comes with a few welcome user-interface changes.

Why would Apple add a fingerprint sensor to the iPhone?

Incorporating a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone could change the way we access everything from Twitter to our bank accounts. And it could make our devices a lot less interesting to would-be thieves.

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Mac Gems: Despite its UI, Skype is still the go-to app for Internet communications

It's hard to beat the features and flexibility that Skype offers for communicating via the Internet.

Tweet heard 'round the stock market makes Carl Icahn Apple's unlikely white knight

How can a single tweet from corporate takeover tycoon Carl Icahn make such a difference in the fortunes of Apple's stock? Marco Tabini explains why Icahn is such a significant figure in the financial realm, and what he might mean to Cupertino.

Mac Gems: MYStuff Pro 2.0 a flexible inventory database

MYStuff Pro is a database for cataloging all kinds of stuff.

Why the Chromecast's future could be brighter than the Apple TV's

Support for third-party apps is a decisive advantage in Google's bid to dominate your living room experience.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Spokes and links

Fashion makes a strong appearance in this week’s roundup of iPhone cases, with models for all seasons and tastes. Plus, we have a special treat for lovers of the velocipede, who can finally put their wheels where their phones are.

Hands-on: Tastemade turns everyone into a food TV star

Ever dreamed of having your own food-related TV show? The folks behind the new app Tastemade want to lend you a hand.

The Week in iPad Cases: A day in the life

The ever-popular Fab Four make an appearance in this week's iPad case roundup, lending the covers of their celebrated albums to your protective needs. We’ve also got a few cases that could be used in a battlefield—and some that remind us of the sacrifices that war demands.

Apple's Store app now offering app freebies

After a recent update, the company is now using its online shopping app to promote content across its various properties -- including, of course, the App Store.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Split hearts

In this week’s iPhone-case roundup, we bring you a protective accessory that offers the definitive answer to the question, “Where did I put my charger?” We’ve also got one that splits a heart in two, with sparkling crystals to boot.

Lack of focus killed FileMaker's Bento

Bento, FileMaker's entry-level database app, was too simple for sophisticated users, and too complex for its intended audience.

How the iPhone has changed the way we shop

Shopping is not on Marco Tabini's list of favorite activities—but Apple's technologies are turning what is often a chore into an almost pleasant experience.