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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.

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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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.

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.

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Buying Guide: Find the best headphones

If you're looking to get more audio enjoyment from from your smartphone, tablet, media player, or computer, new headphones will do wonders. To help you find the perfect set of headphones, our annual buying guide covers what to look (and listen) for, descriptions of the different types, and recommendations for standout models.

Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 review: Slim, gesture-enabled mouse is great for travel

Logitech's Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 sacrifices some ergonomics for portability, but the result is an impressively travel-friendly mouse that gives you much of the Multi-Touch functionality of a trackpad.

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Make iPhone actions easier with Launch Center Pro

Launch Center Pro helps you get more out of, and do stuff more efficiently with, your iPhone or iPod touch. This week's video shows you how.

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New ProductiveMacs bundle offers Mac Gems on the cheap

Looking for some great software? Don't want to spend a lot? The latest ProductiveMacs bundle includes a nice bunch of Mac Gems, along with a couple other quality apps, for just $30.

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Fantastical 2 for iPhone review: Calendar app gets more fantastic for iOS 7

Outstanding calendar app maintains intuitive interface and natural-language-event-creation capabilities, gains reminder management and an overhauled interface.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: System Preferences

What's changed in System Preferences under Mavericks? Find out here.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Apple Mail 7.0

Apple's Mail hasn't changed much in Mavericks, but it does offer a few features to help you be more productive. Unfortunately, it also brings some changes that adversely affect how Mail handles Gmail accounts.