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Dan is Senior Editor at The Wirecutter and a former Macworld senior editor. He 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.

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Gear We Love: Mountek car mounts make your CD player useful again

Mountek's mounts are sturdy and convenient, and they make clever use of the long-neglected CD player in your car's dash.

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Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

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LogViewer for Time Machine review: Find Time Machine info in OS X system logs

When Time Machine goes awry, OS X's system logs record what went wrong. LogViewer makes it easier to find that info in the log.

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OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know

The Yosemite public beta marks the first time a major new version of OS X has been available to users before it’s formally released. We've got answers to your questions about the beta program.

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Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly

This fantastic utility shows you live previews of your Markdown-, HTML-, and XML-formatted files, helping you improve the readability and appearance of your Web content.

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Gear We Love: Revo Wireless offers Bluetooth-headphone convenience without the compromise

Jabra's rugged and comfortable Revo Wireless gives you the convenience of Bluetooth without the audio compromises we've come to expect from wireless headphones.

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Buying guide: Find the best iPad keyboard

For serious typing sessions (or if you just can't get the hang of the iPad's on-screen keyboard), an external keyboard is a great iPad accessory. Here's our guide to the different types, along with recommendations for the best models.

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Gear We Love: BlueLounge Jimi gives your iMac a USB port on the front

The iMac's sleek design looks nice, but it can be a hassle to use the USB ports hidden in back. BlueLounge's Jimi gives you a sturdy USB port you can access from the front.

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Welcome to GemFest 2014

It's time for our annual GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems), where we'll spend the next few months reviewing a Mac Gem each day.

Intermission 1.1 review: Pause and rewind your Mac's audio, TiVo-style

Intermission brings TiVo-like controls to audio you play on your Mac. It's also useful as a universal Pause button.

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Gear We Love: Nite Ize iOS accessories for your bike, desk, and bag

Nite Ize specializes in nifty gadgets, and three in particular are appealing accessories for iOS devices.

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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.


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.