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Dan writes about OS X, iOS, troubleshooting, utilities, and cool apps; and he covers hardware, mobile 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 been a policy analyst.

Five Dictionary Tricks

Mac OS X's modestly named Dictionary application is a handy resource that offers much more than simple definitions. You can look up information about words and...

IPad Keyboard Dock or Bluetooth Keyboard?

Compared to the iPhone's tiny onscreen keyboard, the version on the iPad is nearly touch-typable, especially in landscape mode. But if you plan to use your iPad...

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Quix Adds Nearly 100 Shortcuts to Your Browser

Earlier this week I covered Instapaper, a Web-based service that lets you save articles for later reading. Today's Gem, Quix, is also Web-related, but its...

Our IPhone OS 4 Scorecard: How Apple Fared

The features Apple has promised in iPhone 4.0 tackle much of what we're looking for in the next version of the company's mobile operating system. But there are...

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The IPad and Accessories: What You Need to Know

Now that the iPad has been out for a few days and you've read every possible review, first-impressions article, and opinion piece, you're probably starting to...

The IPad's Charging Challenge Explained

Anyone taking possession of a shiny new iPad this weekend may have noticed an odd message when connecting their gadget to some computers or USB chargers: the...

IPad Mail Takes Baby Steps Towards Desktop Mail

With the iPad, Apple claims you can "see and touch your e-mail like never before." While that may be technically true--there's never been a 9.7-inch tablet...

iPad's Safari Edges Closer to the Desktop

Analysis: Apple touts the iPad's browsing chops, and the iPad's Web experience is indeed very good so far.

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TaskCard Brings Task Management to Stickies

Apple's Stickies program, which lets you put Post-It-style notes on your Mac's screen, has been around for nearly 16 years, yet apart from styled text and the...

B&W P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones

British high-end-audio manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has been making speakers for over 40 years, but it's only with the P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones...

Set a Different Background for Each Space

There are a number of reasons why Mac OS X's Spaces feature hasn't taken the Mac-using world by storm. But one of the most frequent criticisms I hear is a simple...

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Need an IPad Case? Take Your Pick

So you've pre-ordered your iPad, or there'll be one with your name on it at the local Apple Store. You've combed apple.com/ipad more times than you can count...

Access Alternate Time Machine Drives

Today's hint is very simple, but one that, after searching through the Macworld archives, I realized we've never explicitly covered--and one that has come in...

Apple Stores Purging Screen Protection?

Among the most popular accessories for the iPhone, iPod, and MacBook lines are films and coverings designed to protect the screen from scratches; some products...

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A Shortcut for Googling the Current Website

Savvy Google users know you can restrict your search to a particular Website using the syntax site:[site] [search term(s)]. For example, a Google query of...