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The Week in iPad Cases: Om nom nom nom

The world’s most gluttonous monster makes an appearance in this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, alongside a little piggy, some denim, and a whole lot of protection.

No leg to stand on

Dubious claims! They're what make the world of Apple punditry go 'round.

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Details that count: Apple's obsession with reversible cable connectors

Apple's fixation with custom connectors is legendary, and the company's reported quest for a reversible USB plug is but the latest episode in a long chain of steps towards friendlier cables.

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Hold the phone: iMessage spam not all it's cracked up to be

Claims that iMessage is being overrun by spam are, at best, premature--and, at worst, inaccurate.

For the ultimate home cinema, start with NAS

Great home theater is about more than just the biggest, smartest TV and the most sophisticated sound system.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: A troll in your phone

In this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases, you’ll find Studio Ghibli’s most famous character, a screen protector that won’t shatter in your hand, and a case with a bright idea or two.

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How to use a game controller with your Mac

Have a spare DualShock 4 controller? Why not use it to play games on your Mac? Chris Breen explains how.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: The Great Upgrade Freakout (and how to deal with it)

Client freaking out because you're going to upgrade their computer and disrupt the way things are done? Here's how to talk your client off the ledge.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Encoding miracles and missing audiobook chapters

Kirk McElhearn returns to dispense wisdom concerning the difference between lossy and lossless encoders, the heartbreak of corrupt iPhone backups, and how to navigate through an audiobook's chapters.

Staying in touch: great ways to save, manage, and recover your iPhone contacts

Never lose touch with your contacts using these handy apps and services.

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Small heads, safe ears: The best headphones for kids

These days, kids need headphones, too. We looked at a slew of cans designed to fit your child's head while protecting their hearing.

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ColorSnapper review: Get color values from any pixel on your screen

ColorSnapper can convert color values to 14 different formats.

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You Should Play: Max Gentlemen

Victorian-era musclemen burst through their shirts and stack hats in this weird, charming free mobile game.

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Putting Vine's new importing and editing tools to the test

Vine just made it easier to create six-second masterpieces. We go hands on with the video-sharing app's biggest update yet.

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Hands-on with Swing Copters, the Flappy Bird creator's vertical (and very frustrating) new game

Is it another smash hit, or does this one-tap successor crash and burn?

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