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.

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Use Printopia to send docs and photos to your Mac

The Printopia utility brings AirPrint to any printer. But it's also a handy way to save documents and images from your iOS devices to your Mac.

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Podcast: Lightning strikes once

Chris Breen is joined by Dans Frakes and Moren to talk about the ubiquity of Dropbox, the next Apple TV, and Lightning-struck headphones.

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Gear We Love: Toddy Gear makes screen-cleaning cloths that work

We see scads of me-too screen-cleaning products, but Toddy Gear's cloths are easy to recommend.

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iTunes: What's great, what's not, and how Apple might fix it

iTunes has its flaws, but it's also a powerful and useful media-management app. Here's what Apple could do to make it great again.

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Longtime Apple-accessory distributor Dr. Bott files for bankruptcy

Dr. Bott, a stalwart as both a distributor and retailer in the Apple-accessory market, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Gear We Love: ZeroChroma's Vario-SC Mini case stands alone

ZeroChroma's clever Smart Cover companion offers good protection and an sturdy, adjustable stand.

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iCloud FAQ: Why Apple's online service will matter more than ever

iCloud will be the foundation for some of the coolest new features coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac this fall.

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Getting familiar with Family Sharing

OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 will both support a feature called Family Sharing which will allow family members to easily share media and data. Here's the lowdown.

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Eight OS X Yosemite features we wish we could use right now

Apple preview of OS X Yosemite gave us a taste of what to expect when the new OS is released this fall. Some of the new features have us wishing we didn't have to wait.

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iOS 8 changes we’d like to see: The OS and Home screen

We've been publishing our hopes for changes and improvements in iOS 8. In this final installment, we cover the OS and Home screen in general.

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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: FaceTime, Maps, Messages, Music

With WWDC imminent, we're covering changes and improvements we'd like to see in the next version of iOS. This installment covers FaceTime, Maps, Messages, and Music.

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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: Safari

The mobile version of Safari is pretty great as mobile browsers go, but perfect it's not. As we await the next version of iOS, here are the changes and improvements we'd like to see in Apple's mobile browser.

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Use the Finder's tags feature from the keyboard

The Finder's new tags feature in Mavericks (OS X 10.9) can be useful. Here's how to take full advantage of it without lifting your fingers from the keyboard.

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Gear We Love: CitySlicker keeps your Mini Jambox safe and sounding good

WaterField Designs makes great laptop bags, but we've been loving this tiny case for Jawbone's tiniest speaker.

Apple issues iTunes update to fix /Users issue

iTunes 11.2, released Thursday, included a bug that hid the /Users directory and made it vulnerable to modification. Late Friday, the company issued an update to fix the issue.