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Dan writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst. You can find him on the web at danfrakes.com.

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Four's not a crowd for the Anker Quad-Port Wall Charger

Not only can this sturdy, compact power adapter handles up to four devices at a time, it also charges iOS and Android devices at full speed, making it a great choice for multi-device households.

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Mac Pro (Late 2013) review: Apple's new Mac Pro really is for pros

Apple's new Mac Pro is finally here, but is it for you? That all depends on the apps you use and what expansion options you need.

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Switch to Mac: Bring your hardware with you

When switching to a Mac from another computer, you’ll likely worry about software compatibility. But don’t forget all your keyboard, mouse, and other external accessories. Here’s how to get that gear to work with your Mac.

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Logitech announces new Harmony remotes and Hub controller

Accessory vendor Logitech announced on Tuesday that the company is expanding its Harmony line of universal remote controls with a new flagship model, a new low-end model, and a multi-function hub that extends the capabilities of both.

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Monoprice to introduce high-end LED display

Budget-accessory vendor Monoprice.com will soon introduce a line of high-end LED displays with screen quality designed to compete with Apple’s $999 Cinema Display.

Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors

With the seventh generation of the iPod nano, Apple has taken the best of the previous two generations and combined them into an iOS-inspired player that for many people will be the best nano yet.

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AirPlay Speakers You Can Actually Buy

AirPlay-enabled speaker systems are finally widely available.

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Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover makes the right compromises

Many iPad keyboard cases are big and bulky, and you have to take them with you even when you don’t need the physical keyboard. Logitech's Smart Cover-inspired Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is svelte enough that if you do serious typing on your iPad, you may actually want to carry it with you all the time.

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Up Close with iOS 5: Safari

The latest version of mobile Safari adds even more features inspired by the Mac edition of Apple's Web browser. The finished product won't match the full-featured experience of a desktop Web browser, but with Safari in iOS 5, you won't feel like sacrificing quite as much when you browse on the go.

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Up Close with iOS 5: Mail's Changes

iOS 5 continues the trend seen of prior mobile OS updates, in which a number of user-requested features find their way into Mail. Macworld's Dan Frakes looks at what's new with iOS 5's mail client.

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My Backup Plan: Dan Frakes

We've published many articles over the years about ways to back up your data. (It can't be said enough: If you don't have a solid backup strategy, get one. If...

Installing Snow Leopard: What You Need to Know

With Snow Leopard, Apple has streamlined and simplified the process of installing Mac OS X. While older versions of OS X made you decide what kind of...

Neu 1.0.1

A common feature request I get--often from Windows users switching to the Mac, but also from long-time Mac users--is for a way to more-quickly create a new file...

NudgeMail

Most Mac Gems are Mac software, but I occasionally cover a Web service if it's especially useful, and today's Gem, NudgeMail, is just that. If, like me, your...

The Mac App Store: The Devil Will Be in the Details

The day of Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event, I wrote that the Mac App Store announcement was the biggest news of the day. Many people misread that article...