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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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Fantastical 2 for iPhone review: Calendar app gets more fantastic for iOS 7

Outstanding calendar app maintains intuitive interface and natural-language-event-creation capabilities, gains reminder management and an overhauled interface.

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Apple introduces new Retina iPad mini

Apple has introduced a new iPad mini with Retina display, along with lower prices for the original iPad mini.

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Which iPhone accessories will work with the 5s and 5c?

We’ve been testing various gadgets and gear with the new iPhones, and here’s what we’ve found.

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iCloud-hosted data inaccessible for some users

For the past week, and counting, some iCloud subscribers have been unable to access their iCloud-hosted app data, and their apps have been unable to sync with the service.

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Apple iPhone 5s Case review: Slim, attractive case is a safe bet

Looking for a case for your iPhone 5s (or your old 5)? Apple's first non-bumper iPhone case is worth a look.

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.

on macworld.com

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Review: Elegant, flexible Timer gives your iPhone multiple timers

If the iPhone Clock app's single timer is too limited for you, check out Timer. This easy-to-use app lets you configure and customize multiple timers and quickly access any with a tap.

Apple responds to Prism reports, emphasizes user-privacy efforts

In an open letter posted to the company's website, Apple provides information about what kinds of data it does and does not provide to U.S. government agencies, when it provides that information, and how the company promises to protect user privacy.

Review: Annex's Quad Lock is an outstanding iPhone case/mount system

Annex's Quad Lock system combines a standout iPhone case with an array of clever mounting options.

Review: Logitech's Easy-Switch Keyboard pairs with everything

Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard takes much of what was good about the company's K760—including great keys and the capability to pair with up to three devices simultaneously—and adds backlighting and a more-portable design.

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.

on techhive.com

Hands on with Mophie's Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5

Power vendor Mophie has announced its first battery case for the iPhone 5, the Juice Pack Helium. We've got one of the first units, and we've done some early testing.

Logitech announces Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad mini

Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad has been among the best of the genre since its debut. On Tuesday, the company debuted a smaller version designed to fit Apple's popular iPad mini.

Review: InCharge X5 charges 5 iPads, iPhones, and iPods

The appeal of the InCharge X5 is plain: It's a compact, no-cable-clutter place to stash up to 5 devices for charging and storage. The debut of Apple's Lightning connector takes a bit away from the X5's self-contained appeal, and bulky cases won't fit, but it otherwise does its job well.