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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.

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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: Mail

With iOS 8 likely coming later this year, it's time to talk about the changes and improvements we'd like to see in the next version of iOS. Today we cover Mail.

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How to make a bootable install drive for Macs that shipped with Mavericks

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

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Gear We Love: A car mount and charger that fit in your pocket

When using your iPhone in the car, you need a reliable mount and way to charge your device. Check out this tiny car kit for your travels.

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What does $240 get you in an iPhone case?

The Macworld/iWorld show was full of interesting products. One of those was a crazy-expensive iPhone case.

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Beamer 2 review: Drag and drop to stream any video to an Apple TV

Beamer makes it easy to stream any video from your Mac to your Apple TV, even if you've got an older Mac or a video format iTunes can't handle.

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Podcast: Comics are funny 'til someone gets hurt

Dan Frakes joins Chris Breen to talk about the dilution of ComiXology, new MacBook Airs, the thing we once called Net Neutrality, and a hiring settlement.

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Gear We Love: V-moda's XS portable headphone gets everything right

If you're looking for a great headphone--great sound, great looks, and great fit--the XS is tough to beat among on-ear models. That's why it earns a coveted spot among the Gear We Love.

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Gear We Love: IK Multimedia’s iLoud is a Bluetooth speaker even a musician can love

This week's Gear We Love features IK Multimedia's versatile iLoud speaker, which should appeal to both audio buffs and on-the-go musicians.

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Build a custom lock screen to save your iPhone, your iPad, or even your life

This week's video tip shows you how to quickly and easily make a custom lock-screen image for your iOS devices that contains contact and emergency information.

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10 ways Apple could make iOS's Notification Center great

Notification Center in iOS has loads of promise, but it also has quite a few annoyances. Here are the changes we'd like to see as we anticipate iOS 8

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Fantastical 2 for iPad review: Bigger (and sometimes even better) than on the iPhone

Fantastical 2 gets the iPad treatment, but it's more than just a scaled-up version of the iPhone app.

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Expo Notes: Do something useful with your iMac's stand

The iMac foot is a nice, elegant bit of design, but it could be more useful. Two vendors at Macworld/iWorld are showing off iMac stands that actually do something.

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Change your short username in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

If you need to change your account's short username, Mavericks, like its OS X predecessors, offers a few options for doing so. However, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We show you the why and how for each method.

iOS 7.1: The changes we love (and the ones we don’t)

Macworld's Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell, and Dan Frakes go hands on with the iOS 7.1 update. Here's what we like (and the changes we're not too fond of).

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PCalc 3 review: Standout iOS calculator gains programmability and polish

The basic Calculator app is good for simple calculations, but if it’s a full-featured scientific calculator you want, there’s no better app than PCalc.