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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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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.

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Tom Bihn Synapse 25 review: Upsizing a classic laptop/iPad backpack

Tom Bihn’s Synapse 19 is a superbly versatile backpack, as long as you travel light. The company's new Synapse 25 sheds that limitation, accommodating a laptop, an iPad, and much more in a comfortable, multipurpose package.

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Get more out of OS X's save-as-PDF feature

One of OS X's most-useful features is the capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. This week's video shows you some nifty ways to get more out of this feature.

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Great gear you may have missed

We see a lot of gear that we can't review. But that doesn't mean it should all go unnoticed. Here are some of the best "little" accessories we've seen recently--things that have earned a spot on our desks or in our bags.

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Mac Gems of the Year: 2013

Our Mac Gems department aims to uncover the best in great, inexpensive software. Of the nearly 120 Mac Gems we reviewed in 2013, here are our favorites.

Opinion: The new Mac Pro makes the iMac the power user's desktop

The new Mac Pro offers impressive performance. But unless you spend most of your time in pro apps, Apple's other computers are great performers, too. These days, power users no longer need to go pro.

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Mac Pro (Late 2013) review: Apple's new Mac Pro really is for pros

Apple's new Mac Pro is finally here, but is it for you? That all depends on the apps you use and what expansion options you need.

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12 things that show how small the Mac Pro really is

Everyone knows that Apple's new Mac Pro is smaller than the old one. But to really get just how small it is, you need to see it in person--or at least next to something familiar. Here are a dozen household objects that will give you some perspective.

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The new Mac Pro: First impressions

We've got a new Mac Pro in house and are testing it now. Here are a first few hands-on impressions with Apple's tiny high-end machine.

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The new Mac Pro: First look and hands-on slideshow

The 2013 Mac Pro is in the house. Here's a photo slideshow as we take the wraps off the new computer.

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Editor’s picks: Our favorite cases for the iPad Air

We spend a lot of time testing and using iPad cases, but there are a few we keep coming back to once our testing is done.

The Best iPad mini Cases: Our personal favorites

Our editors spend a lot of time testing and using iPad cases, but there are a few we keep coming back to once our testing is done. Here are some of our personal favorites for the iPad mini..

Buying Guide: Find the best speakers

Looking for a new set of speakers for your computer, smartphone, tablet, or media player? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our annual guide for picking the right speaker system.