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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.

QuickCal makes it easy to add to and view your calendars

Looking for an easier way to add events and tasks to your calendars, and to get a quick overview of your schedule? QuickCal is an inexpensive solution.

Jetpack Joyride for iPhone and iPad

Thanks to solid gameplay and compelling missions and achievements, this delightful and addictive cave flyer game will keep you coming back for more.

Gems Revisited: Fantastical 1.1 and Moom 2.3.1

Since we originally reviewed Fantastical and Moom, these Mac Gems have seen significant updates that warrant another look, as well as new ratings.

Promising Prospect: RestoreMeNot

RestoreMeNot lets you disable Lion's Resume feature for particular applications, leaving it active for the rest.

Hands on with the new iPod nano software

The iPod nano Software 1.2 update brings the latest features, including a new interface, new clock faces, and new fitness capabilities, to all sixth-generation iPods.

Up close with iOS 5: Mail's changes

iOS 5 continues the trend seen of prior mobile OS updates, in which a number of user-requested features find their way into Mail. Dan Frakes looks at what's new with iOS 5's mail client.

Up close with iOS 5: Safari

The latest version of mobile Safari adds even more features inspired by the Mac edition of Apple's Web browser. The finished product won't match the full-featured experience of a desktop Web browser, but with Safari in iOS 5, you won't feel like sacrificing quite as much when you browse on the go.

Hands on with Find My iPhone, Mac, and Friends

The launch of iCloud has ushered in a spate of location-aware services that help you track down your iOS devices, your Mac, and even your friends. Dan Frakes takes Find My iPhone, Find My Mac, and Find My Friends out for a spin.

Apple releases iTunes 10.5

A day before it releases iOS 5, Apple rolled out iTunes 10.5, which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad owners will need to download in order to upgrade to the new mobile operating system.

iPhone 4S preordering: Early-morning snags frustrate early adopters

Apple's iPhone 4S was available for pre-order early Friday morning. But the process was anything but smooth for those anxious to reserve their new phone.

Jobs humanized technology, made the magical common

Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes thinks the true legacy of Steve Jobs is in making technology accessible and the magical common. And that makes Jobs a truly historical figure.

AppleCare+ for iPhone covers accidental damage

Apple quietly updated its AppleCare service plan for the iPhone to cover up to two incidents of accidental damage -- for a small fee.

Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball

Senior editor Dan Frakes says that Kensington’s Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball is the first portable trackball that's good enough to earn a place in his laptop bag, though it’s not without its drawbacks