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.

Which accessories work with the new iPad?

Whether the new iPad is your first or you're upgrading from an older model, you're probably wondering whether existing accessories--those originally designed for the iPad 2--work with the new model. We've spent much of the day testing the new iPad with accessories originally made for the iPad 2, and here's the scoop on what works and what doesn't.

Accessorize your new iPad

Looking for accessory recommendations for your new iPad? We've got a quick buying guide to the most-useful iPad add-ons.

Hands On with Apple TV Software Update 5.0

On Wednesday, Apple introduced a new version of its Apple TV media player, but the company also brought all of that model's software improvements to its predecessor, via Apple TV Software Update 5.0. Here's a look at what the new software brings to both the second- and third-generation Apple TV.

Be more productive with LaunchBar, Part 1

We love launcher utilities, which let you find and open files, folders, applications, and more using the keyboard. But what's the advantage over just using Spotlight? Senior editor Dan Frakes shows you some tips for using his favorite launcher, LaunchBar, to be more productive.

Wigglehop for iPhone and iPad

If you're a frequent moviegoer, and especially if you regularly go to the movies with family or friends, Wigglehop is a standout app that makes it easy to plan your next cinematic excursion. And it's even easier to share that plan with others.

Scrawl lets you store text notes and sync them between your Macs

Scrawl is a simple menu-bar utility for storing basic text notes, and it uses iCloud to keep those notes in sync between your Macs.

Cook, Apple's success take center stage at annual shareholder meeting

At Apple's annual shareholder meeting, the focus was again on CEO Tim Cook, who addressed the company's fortunes (and fortune), with some corporate-governance changes thrown in for good measure.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Mail

When Apple released Lion (OS X 10.7), Mail received its biggest overhaul ever, gaining many new and noteworthy features. The changes to Mail in Mountain Lion are more subtle, though there are some nice improvements, along with one significant omission.

Skip Tunes is a simple and elegant music controller

Skip Tunes gives you a simple menu-bar controller for iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Contacts and Calendar

Many Mac users will welcome the updated versions of iCal and Address Book--renamed Calendar and Contacts, respectively--offered in Mountain Lion. While they don’t fix all issues present in their Lion counterparts, each offers a number of significant improvements. Here’s a quick look.

Pacifist makes you the boss of file archives and packages

Pacifist lets you examine, and even extract files from, installer packages and file archives. It also provides a number of troubleshooting tools.

Create a bootable Lion install drive for newer Macs

If your Mac was released after Lion, it's not quite as easy to make a bootable Lion install disc or drive, but it's still possible. We've got the complete instructions.

WeatherMin elegantly displays the weather

WeatherMin provides an elegant display for keeping tabs on your local weather.

Clarify makes it easy to create annotated images and how-to documents

Clarify simplifies the process of making how-to documents and annotated images. It's great for professional use, but it's also useful for explaining a procedure to your remote relatives.

Expo Notes: Smile introduces PDFpen for iPad, iCloud storage

Smile Software has introduced an iPad version of its PDF-editing app, along with iCloud syncing of PDFpen documents for both the iPad and Mac versions.