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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.

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.

Gem Update: FreeSpace 1.1 improves drive monitoring and management

FreeSpace is a handy menu-bar utility for keeping an eye on your free drive space, as well as for quickly accessing and unmounting volumes. Version 1.1 provides a number of improvements that make it even more useful.

Sydnee Smart Recharge Station charges multiple iPads at once

The Sydnee isn't inexpensive, but if you've got a few iPads and other iOS devices, it offers the convenience of full-speed charging of up to four iPads from a single wall outlet. However, if any of your iPads are protected by bulky cases, the Sydnee's design means those iPads have to share a single shelf, as the charger's slide-in slots can't accommodate bulkier cases.

Clean Text helps you clean up messy text

Clean Text is a useful tool for cleaning up messy text. It doesn't have as many features as the best text-cleaning offerings, but it provides many of the most-common options for a reasonable price.

Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover makes the right compromises

Many iPad keyboard cases are big and bulky, and you have to take them with you even when you don’t need the physical keyboard. Logitech's Smart Cover-inspired Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is svelte enough that if you do serious typing on your iPad, you may actually want to carry it with you all the time.

Lion Designer lets you tweak the look of Lion

If you've ever wanted to tweak OS X's backgrounds and appearance, Lion Designer makes it relatively easy.