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.

We're All Ears

Because they sit just inside the ends of your ear canals to block out a decent amount of external noise, a set of canalphones makes the ideal replacement for the...

Strike the Right Key

Maybe a keyboard doesn't sound like the sort of gift that inspires squeals of delight come holiday time, but at least you know it's something the recipients are...

Twelve South Announces BassJump Laptop Subwoofer

Twelve South on Monday announced the BassJump, a portable, USB-powered "subwoofer" designed to enhance your MacBook's audio output by adding midrange and bass...

Roku Player Software and Channel Store

Roku will announce on Monday a major update to the software powering the company's Roku Player models. As part of that update, the company will also introduce...

Keyboards Buying Guide

Is there a more underappreciated part of your desktop computer system than the keyboard? It's the second-most-used component--after the display, of course--and...

Incase Debuts New Chargers for IPod and IPhone

Accessory vendor Incase has released two new chargers for iPods and iPhones. The $40 Combo Charger is an update to the company's 2-in-1 Wall & Car Charger...

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Plug-in Previews Graphics, Publishing Files

Back in September, I reviewed SneakPeek Photo, a nifty plug-in that enhances Quick Look previews of image files, providing lots of useful information about...

B&W Announces Headphones, Computer Speakers

High-end audio vendor Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) this week announced the company's first headphones and first computer speakers.

TomTom, Navigon Update IPhone Apps

Navigation vendors TomTom and Navigon this week announced significant updates to their respective turn-by-turn navigation apps for the iPhone.

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Peek Inside Folders, Files With FolderGlance

I previously covered FinderPop, a great utility that, among its myriad features, lets you see what's inside a folder in the Finder by simply right-clicking on...

Upgrade the Mac Mini in Six Minutes

I've upgraded quite a few Mac minis over the past several years, from the original 2005 model to the latest version, released last week, and some in between...

Jitouch Adds New Gestures to Multi-Touch Trackpads

I'm a big fan of the Multi-Touch trackpads on Apple's recent laptops; by letting you use various gestures to perform actions, this technology makes the trackpad...

Klipsch Releases Wireless ProMedia 2.1

Audio vendor Klipsch on Tuesday announced the new ProMedia 2.1 Wireless iPod/Computer Speaker, a wireless version of the company's venerable ProMedia 2.1 speaker...

Mac Mini (Late 2009)

Back in March, when I reviewed the previous Mac mini models--officially called the Mac mini (Early 2009)--Apple's smallest desktop computer had just received a...

SMART Utility Monitors Hard Drives' Health

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