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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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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.

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How to view the ~/Library folder in Mavericks

Ever since Lion (OS X 10.7), Apple has hidden your personal Library folder (~/Library) by default. In Lion and Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8), you could make the folder visible, but it required some work. In Mavericks (OS X 10.9), it's a simple, easily accessible setting.

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.

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Should you do a "clean install" of Mavericks?

Some Mac users choose to perform a "clean install" of each major new version of OS X, erasing their drive and starting over. Here’s a look at whether or not that's possible when installing Mavericks and, more important, whether it’s advisable.

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How to install Mavericks over Leopard

Apple says you need either Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), Lion (OS X 10.7), or Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) installed before you can install Mavericks (OS X 10.9). But there are situations in which you may have a valid license for one of these prerequisite versions, but your Mac still has Leopard (OS X 10.5) installed. Here's how to save some time, and reduce the hassle, by upgrading directly from Leopard to Mavericks.

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Installing Mavericks: What you need to know

Mavericks (OS X 10.9) is available only as a direct download from Apple’s Mac App Store. This method of distribution is convenient, but it’s not without challenges and questions. Here’s a comprehensive look at the details of downloading, installing, and setting up Apple’s lastest OS. We also take a look at some of the upgrade obstacles you might face.

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Get your Mac ready for Mavericks (OS X 10.9)

Like Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) and Lion (OS X 10.7) before it, OS X 10.9 Mavericks is as easy to install as downloading an installer from the Mac App Store and double-clicking. But there are still some things you should do before downloading Mavericks to ensure that your Mac is ready and that the upgrade process goes smoothly.

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How to make a bootable Mavericks install drive

Though you can install Mavericks (OS X 10.9) directly from your Mac's hard drive, a bootable installer drive can be more convenient for installing the OS onto multiple Macs. And if your Mac is experiencing problems, a bootable installer makes a handy emergency drive. We walk you through the process of creating such a drive, step-by-step.

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Installing Mavericks: Our complete guide

The latest version of OS X, 10.9 Mavericks, is here. But before you rush to install Mavericks, you'll want to check out our in-depth guide to preparing your Mac for the new OS, downloading and installing it, creating a bootable backup of the installer, and more.

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Apple introduces new Retina iPad mini

Apple has introduced a new iPad mini with Retina display, along with lower prices for the original iPad mini.

What's still to come from Apple this fall

Apple's had a busy September, but many people are expecting a lot more from the company this fall. Which of those expectations are realistic? We've handicapped the contenders.

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CargoLifter review: Automatically send email attachments via the cloud

CargoLifter slims down your email messages by automatically uploading attachments to your favorite cloud-storage service.

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PhotoReviewer review: Quick and easy image triage

PhotoReviewer makes quick and easy work of reviewing and sorting your photos—before you import them into iPhoto, Aperture, or your image-library app of choice.