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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.

Change Hidden iTunes Preferences lets you tweak iTunes options

iTunes has a good number of hidden settings that affect how the program works and what options are available to you. Change Hidden iTunes Preferences presents the settings in an easy-to-use interface.

Clamcase announces Clambook docking station for iPhone, Android

Clamcase has revealed the Clambook, a laptop-like docking station that provides a larger screen and a physical keyboard for your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Three Gems-heavy bundles offer great bargains

Three current software bundles include Mac Gems, offering a slew of good software at even-better-than-usual prices.

CheatSheet helps you find and remember keyboard shortcuts

Like former Gem KeyCue, CheatSheet makes it easy to discover and remember keyboard shortcuts for particular applications.

CleanMyDrive lets you monitor and clean removable drives

CleanMyDrive lets you monitor connected drives and mounted volumes, but it can also automatically clean thumb drives and other removable drives to keep them free of cruft.

Logitech announces Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 for Mac and iOS

Logitech on Wednesday announced the Wireless Solar Keyboard K760, a solar-powered desktop keyboard that can be paired with up to three devices (for example, a Mac, an iPad, and an iPhone) at the same time.

Justnotes is an elegant notes app that syncs across devices

Justnotes is an elegant plain-text-notes app that syncs across devices using Simplenote and Dropbox.

Mac Gems for even less cash

The Mac Gems blog focuses on reviews of great, inexpensive software, but every once in a while we call your attention to past Gems that are currently even less expensive. Here are 13 Gems you can get for a steal.

Promising Prospect: EdgeCase enhances multiple-display setups

EdgeCase is a unique utility that gives you the user-interface benefits of a single display when using multiple displays.

DragonDrop makes moving things more convenient

DragonDrop is a simple utility that gives you a temporary place to store files, folders, and other content, making it easier to move those items between windows, applications, and workspaces.

Lion DiskMaker makes it easier to create a bootable Lion installer

We've written at length about how to create a bootable installer for Lion (OS X 10.7). Lion DiskMaker simplifies the process.

Thule 13-inch MacBook Pro + iPad Attache is a rugged, capable case

If you appreciate laptop-case minimalism, Thule's Attache is sturdy, protective, and reasonably priced, and it holds both a MacBook Pro and an iPad.

Logitech announces Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad

Logitech on Thursday announced the Solar Keyboard Folio, a folio-style keyboard case for the iPad that charges via solar or ambient light and offers several unique features.

Be more productive with LaunchBar, Part 2

We love launcher utilities, which let you find and open files, folders, and applications using the keyboard. But they can do much more. Senior editor Dan Frakes shows you a second set of tips for using his favorite launcher, LaunchBar.

iKey30 wired iPad keyboard offers unique features

Macally's low-priced iKey30 iPad keyboard foregoes a Bluetooth connection in favor of a dock-connector cable. This is in some ways less convenient than a wireless connection, but it has its own advantages.