Dan FrakesSenior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

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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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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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 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.

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Kanex Multi-Sync Keyboard review: One keyboard, four Macs and iOS devices

This convenient keyboard connects to up to four devices (three via Bluetooth, one over USB) simultaneously, letting you easily switch between them, though its keys are a step down from Apple's.

Mac Gems: Wrapping up GemFest 2013

The 2013 edition of GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems) has come to an end, but we've got links to all our reviews.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Drink (or not) and be merry!

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes devices that help you track your drinking: One tells you if you're drinking too much, the other if you need to drink more. We've also got speakers and cables and docks and batteries...the usual mix.

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Which iPhone accessories will work with the 5s and 5c?

We’ve been testing various gadgets and gear with the new iPhones, and here’s what we’ve found.

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iCloud-hosted data inaccessible for some users

For the past week, and counting, some iCloud subscribers have been unable to access their iCloud-hosted app data, and their apps have been unable to sync with the service.

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Apple iPhone 5s Case review: Slim, attractive case is a safe bet

Looking for a case for your iPhone 5s (or your old 5)? Apple's first non-bumper iPhone case is worth a look.

Get to know iOS 7: Mail

Senior editor Dan Frakes goes over Mail's new look and features in iOS 7.