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The Week in iPad Cases: A stitch in time

This week's iPad-case roundup goes from leather to cloth, from premium plastic to space-age composites, all with the goal of keeping your tablet safe and looking its best wherever you go.

The Macalope Weekly: Reasonable explanations

There's one for pretty much everything.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Gmail gets better

The latest edition of Gmail works about as well as you think it should, at last. Also, apps for paying bills, reading documents, and fighting World War II better than ever.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Stands that deliver

This week's roundup of accessories includes stands that make your iOS-using life easier, as well as Bluetooth speakers and the world's first made-for-iPhone hearing aid.

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Using a flash drive with an iPad

It's not impossible to use a flash drive with an iPad, but what you can do with some of them is limited to images and videos. Chris Breen explains.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Just dandy

This week: Keyboard options for writers of all stripes, plus protective goodness made (the manufacturers claim) from the finest materials.

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Five things you should know about iOS security

Digital keys galore, synchronized hardware encryption, and extreme paranoia are just some of the more exciting ingredients that keep your mobile data safe from prying eyes, whether on your device or in the cloud.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Abraham Lincoln, sentient cheeseburger hunter

This week's roundup of apps includes a game that features world-historical figures facing off against zombies, werewolves, and fast food. There's also offerings for music lovers, nature admirers, and people who just want to get someplace else on time.

The Macalope: Future shock

Apple is destroyed once again! Man, every time!

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iPad or laptop: Which is right for you?

The "Should I get an iPad or laptop" debate rages on. Chris Breen weighs in with the options.