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Dan is Senior Editor at The Wirecutter and a former Macworld senior editor. He 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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Repurpose your car’s obsolete CD player with Mountek's car mounts

Mountek's mounts are sturdy and convenient, and they make clever use of the long-neglected CD player in your car's dash.

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Buying guide: Find the best iPad keyboard

For serious typing sessions (or if you just can't get the hang of the iPad's on-screen keyboard), an external keyboard is a great iPad accessory. Here's our guide to the different types, along with recommendations for the best models.

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Gear We Love: Nite Ize iOS accessories for your bike, desk, and bag

Nite Ize specializes in nifty gadgets, and three in particular are appealing accessories for iOS devices.

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Why ZeroChroma's Vario-SC Mini case stands out

ZeroChroma's clever Smart Cover companion offers good protection and an sturdy, adjustable stand.

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Gear We Love: A car mount and charger that fit in your pocket

When using your iPhone in the car, you need a reliable mount and way to charge your device. Check out this tiny car kit for your travels.

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What does $240 get you in an iPhone case?

The Macworld/iWorld show was full of interesting products. One of those was a crazy-expensive iPhone case.

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Fantastical 2 for iPad review: Bigger (and sometimes even better) than on the iPhone

Fantastical 2 gets the iPad treatment, but it's more than just a scaled-up version of the iPhone app.

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PCalc 3 review: Standout iOS calculator gains programmability and polish

The basic Calculator app is good for simple calculations, but if it’s a full-featured scientific calculator you want, there’s no better app than PCalc.

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Tom Bihn Synapse 25 review: Upsizing a classic laptop/iPad backpack

Tom Bihn’s Synapse 19 is a superbly versatile backpack, as long as you travel light. The company's new Synapse 25 sheds that limitation, accommodating a laptop, an iPad, and much more in a comfortable, multipurpose package.

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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.

on macworld.com

Buying Guide: Find the best speakers

Looking for a new set of speakers for your computer, smartphone, tablet, or media player? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our annual guide for picking the right speaker system.

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Buying Guide: Find the best headphones

If you're looking to get more audio enjoyment from from your smartphone, tablet, media player, or computer, new headphones will do wonders. To help you find the perfect set of headphones, our annual buying guide covers what to look (and listen) for, descriptions of the different types, and recommendations for standout models.