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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. You can find him on the web at danfrakes.com.

Macworld at CES: Products Catching Our Eye

The International Consumer Electronics Show is a massive event--showcasing tens of thousands of products--making it difficult for the press to cover. Thankfully...

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The Unbootable Mac Mini

Last week, I took advantage of some vacation time to perform a bunch of around-the-house tech maintenance. One of those tasks was to move a Mac mini from my data...

Logitech Announces Speaker Lapdesk

Logitech on Tuesday announced the Speaker Lapdesk N700, a laptop desk for notebook computers that aims to keep your laptop and your lap cool while providing...

Logitech Announces Speaker Lapdesk

Logitech on Tuesday announced the Speaker Lapdesk N700, a laptop desk for notebook computers that aims to keep your laptop and your lap cool.

Cinch Makes Two-up, Full-screen Windows Easy

A few months back, I covered TwoUp and SizeUp, two utilities for managing windows on your Mac. TwoUp and SizeUp let you use keyboard shortcuts or a systemwide...

Gifts for the IPhone Lover

Add another item to the list of ways the iPhone can improve your daily life--it makes gift-giving a heck of a lot easier. After all, if someone on your list...

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RunCore Pro IV SSD for MacBook Air

The MacBook Air has never been known for its performance. Though it's incredibly thin and weighs just three pounds, making it great for portability, the Air is...

QuickBoot Eases Startup-volume Switches

Today's Mac Gem is a simple one, but it's sure to be useful to developers, frequent users of Boot Camp, and anyone else who regularly boots their Mac from...

Mac Gems of the Year (2009)

'Tis the season of awards here at Macworld. Earlier this week, we unveiled our 25th annual Editors' Choice Awards, given to our favorite Mac hardware and...

ITunes Store (finally) Adds Album Previews

Back in September, in my review of iTunes 9, I lamented the fact that despite overhauling the design of the iTunes Store, Apple still hadn't provided a way to...

IMedia Browser Makes Accessing Your Media Easy

Apple's iLife suite make it easy to share your media--photos, music, and movies--between iLife's programs thanks to a handy media browser. Karelia's iMedia...

Headphone Buying Guide (2009)

If you're looking to improve the audio coming from your iPod, iPhone, or Mac, a new set of headphones is probably the most rewarding upgrade you can make...

Computer Speakers Buying Guide

While every Mac includes a built-in speaker (or two), those speakers don't do your audio justice. They're fine for hearing beeps and other alerts, but if you...

Gems I’m Thankful for

It's Thanksgiving day here in the U.S., and I want to wish all our U.S. readers a happy holiday. Since Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday, which is also a Mac Gems...