Marco TabiniMacworld

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

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Closed ranks: Lack of open access to FaceTime and iMessage is good for users

Apple's choice not to open up its popular communication platforms has some downsides, but on the whole has resulted in a safe environment in which privacy reigns supreme.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Big grip, small hands

There's a big case in this week's roundup that's designed specifically for small hands, while others bring together materials, from plastics to natural woods, to keep your tablet safe from everyday accidents big and small.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Space and nature

One of the cases in this week's roundup celebrates the upcoming Earth Day in collaboration with a famous Mouse, while another has enough space-age materials to launch into space.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Light bulb

From organizing ideas to creating beautiful photos, this week's app round has a little for everyone.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Out and about

This week's roundup of new iPad cases features several that are designed to help you take your iPad everywhere from the beach to the workplace—even when your workplace is a dusty construction site.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Say cheese

One of the items in this week's roundup of new iPhone cases is all corners, while another teaches you how we Italians say cheese.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Blank page

This week's Mac app roundup brings you a great selection of writing tools designed to fit every need, from the professional screenwriter to the casual author, with a little email and photography sprinkled in for good measure.

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Why Apple's wearable technology will be personal technology

The current crop of wearable devices focuses too much on form and too little on function, says contributor Marco Tabini. But that leaves plenty of room for Apple to innovate where it matters.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Ground floor

This week's roundup of new iPad cases includes ways to keep your tablet safe everywhere from the pool to the boardroom.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Heart in hand

High fashion, ruggedness, and practical protection all play parts in this week's roundup of new iPhone cases, with brings you hearts, carbon, and even a little happy meal.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Bioshocking

This week's Mac app roundup takes us shooting through an underwater city in an alternate reality. If fantastic games aren't your thing, we've got plenty left to entice you.

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In praise of Apple's horrible mice

From buttons to shape and materials, Apple's history with mice is a perfect metaphor for the company's nearly maniacal attention to every design detail.

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BusyMac launches all-new Mac contact-manager

BusyContacts aims to replace Apple's built-in Contacts app with a solution that offers extensive syncing and search capabilities, improved relationship management, and integration with social networks.

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Wall to wall Apple: How iOS could make its way into your home

Is Apple trying to launch a revolution in the world of home automation? The pieces are slowly falling into piece, says contributor Marco Tabini.

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The Week in Mac Apps: A notebook in the cloud

A certain tech giant's cloud note-taking software makes its appearance in this week's Mac app roundup, which also brings you a bit of music, some weather news, and a way to finally wade through that massive collection of photos.