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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.

SMART Utility

A few years ago, I covered SMARTReporter, a simple, free utility for monitoring your drives’ Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) status. As...

Macessity Intros TrayStation Convertible Laptop Stand

Mac accessory maker Macessity on Monday announced the TrayStation Cooler/Riser, a combination laptop stand and cooling tray.

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Multiple-Clipboard Utilities & Why You Should Use One

As someone who works with text for a living, I'm a huge fan of utilities that provide multiple Clipboards. These programs store multiple recent contents of the...

Shure Announces SE115m+ IPhone Headset

Audio vendor Shure on Wednesday announced the SE115m+ Sound Isolating Headset with Remote and Microphone, the iPhone-headset version of the company's SE115 Sound...

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PTHPasteboard Pro Provides Multiple Clipboards

As a writer and editor, I couldn't be nearly as productive as I am without a multiple-Clipboard utility--a program that stores multiple recent contents of the...

Razer Mako

Razer has been in the business of computer-gaming accessories for years, but most of the company's efforts have focused on input devices: mice, keyboards, and...

Apple Quietly Updates AirPort Extreme, Time Machine

While Apple's announcements of new iMacs, a remodeled MacBook, updated Mac minis, and a new multitouch mouse have dominated Tuesday's tech news, the company also...

Build a Whole-home Audio System

Many of us here at Macworld are music lovers. We listen to a lot of music in a lot of places around the house. Which means many of us are also big fans of Sonos'...

Harman Kardon Soundsticks II

The subject of this review may have some readers double-checking the date of publication. After all, Harman Kardon's SoundSticks II speaker system, the...

App Lets You Edit Spell-check Dictionaries

A convenient feature of Mac OS X is its built-in spell checker, used by most Apple programs and accessible to any developer that wants to include the feature in...

Altec Lansing Expressionist Plus (FX3021)

When part of your job is to keep up on the latest in computer audio, it’s easy to take for granted the advances in technology and design from year to year. So...

Notify Makes It Easier to Keep an Eye on Gmail

If you use Gmail for your primary e-mail account, but don’t access it using a dedicated email client (or a dedicated Gmail app such as Mailplane), you know how...

Edifier E3350

Edifier's E3350 is a budget-level computer speaker system that tries not to seem like a set of budget speakers. This 2.1 system--which means it uses relatively...

M-Audio Studiophile AV 40

Over the past few weeks, we've reviewed a series of 2.0 computer speakers--systems that comprise compact, powered left and right speakers. In those reviews...

App Store Expense Monitor Tracks App Spending

One of the appeals of the iPhone's App Store is how easy it makes purchasing software. You just click a button, and in a few seconds the app is in iTunes, ready...