Dan FrakesSenior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

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.

TaskPaper for IPhone

For the past year, my biggest complaint about TaskPaper for Mac was that Hog Bay Software didn't have an iPhone version. The developer has finally taken care of...

Easily Type Accented Characters

Long-time Mac users know that you can type diacritical characters--for example, â, é, ì, ü, and ñ--by first typing the diacritical (which usually requires the...

Standout IPhone and IPod Accessories

One of the benefits of being the Macworld editor in charge of iPod and iPhone accessories is that I get to play with lots of gadgets. On the other hand, too...

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Quickly Search Safari Bookmarks and History

If you frequently dig through your browser history to find a Web page you looked at a few days earlier (or accidentally closed a few seconds ago), or peruse your...

Apple Focuses on Green at Shareholder Meeting

Apple shareholders gathered on Thursday at the company's Cupertino headquarters, questions in hand. But unlike last year, when the primary concern of many...

Movist Plays Movies When QuickTime Can't

VLC Media Player has long held the crown of "best free, handle-anything media player" for Mac OS X. But these days, there are a number of quality alternatives...

ShrinkIt Shrinks Your PDFs

There are a number of Mac utilities that will compress PDF files for easier e-mail sending, or, for developers, to reduce the size of an application bundle that...

Opera Mini for IPhone: Will Apple Approve It?

With Opera Software's announcement that the company is this week demonstrating an iPhone-app version of its eponymous Web browser, we've seen quite a bit of...

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Expo: FastMac Turns the iPhone Into a Universal Remote

In addition to being able to try out the Best of Show-winning U-Power outlet, visitors to FastMac's booth on the Macworld show floor got a sneak peek at the...

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Macworld 2010: IPhone Accessories

There are several iPhone accessories on the show floor at Macworld 2010. In this video, I'll talk about three products that stood out: Uncommon's custom iPhone...

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FastMac U-Socket and Verbatim Titan XS

In this video, I'll talk about the new U-Socket from FastMac. U-Socket is a power outlet with built-in USB ports for your home. I'll also look at Verbatim's new...

BashFlash Handles Misbehaving Flash

We're big fans of ClickToFlash, the Safari plug-in that lets you choose which bits of Flash content, on which Websites, get loaded--blocking everything else. But...

Five Sites for Smart Consumers

We all have our own opinions about politics, sports, and even technology. We all occupy our own particular neighborhoods, income brackets, and sections of the...

ZoomMediaPlus Announces SD Storage for IPhone

ZoomMediaPlus has announced the ZoomIt, a dock-connector accessory that lets you use SD memory cards with the iPhone and iPod touch.

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Freedom Locks Down the 'Net So You Can Work

Ah, the Internet: Fountain of information, smorgasbord of entertainment, nexus of social networking. Oh, and bane to productivity.