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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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.

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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.