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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.

Sip review: Get exact color information of on-screen pixels

Sip is a utility to get color information for items on screen.

Mac Gems: Winclone is a must-have utility for Boot Camp users

Winclone makes it easy to back up, restore, and migrate Boot Camp partitions.

Mac Gems: TaskAgent lets you sync and edit lists using Dropbox

TaskAgent is an inexpensive and easy-to-use list and task manager that syncs (using Dropbox) with matching iOS apps.

Essential Back-to-School Accessories

Essential back-to-school Apple accessories

School is almost here, which means it’s time to make sure your favorite Mac-using student has the right gear. From headphones to hubs, and keyboards to covers, here are some of our favorites.

Be More Productive with LaunchBar: Snippets

In this video, our third on getting more out of Objective Development's excellent LaunchBar utility, we show you how to take advantage of LaunchBar's new snippets feature to paste frequently used bits of text.

Matias Laptop Pro review: retro-good keyboard in a compact package

If you love mechanical-key-switch keyboards but not the space they require, or have been hoping for a retro-style keyboard without the retro cables, the Laptop Pro is worth a look. Despite its name, it works great with a desktop, too.

Mac Gems: Veteran Gem LaunchBar gets better and better

The latest version of this app-launching, file-opening app is better than ever.

Mac Gems: Welcome to GemFest 2013

It's time for our annual GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems). Starting today and continuing through the end of August, we'll be reviewing a new Mac Gem every day (except Sunday). Some of the programs are simple, some more complex. Some will be niche-y, while others will be programs everyone should use. The one thing they all have in common is that each is a Mac Gem.

Mac Gems: Actions turns your iPad into a Mac control pad

Actions is a combination of Mac and iOS apps that turn your iPad into a nifty touchscreen control pad and shortcut panel for your Mac.

Get started with AirPlay

AirPlay is Apple’s technology for streaming audio or video over a local network. This week's Macworld video gives you a quick look at the most common AirPlay setups and how to configure and use them.

Switch to Mac: Bring your hardware with you

When switching to a Mac from another computer, you’ll likely worry about software compatibility. But don’t forget all your keyboard, mouse, and other external accessories. Here’s how to get that gear to work with your Mac.

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Review: Elegant, flexible Timer gives your iPhone multiple timers

If the iPhone Clock app's single timer is too limited for you, check out Timer. This easy-to-use app lets you configure and customize multiple timers and quickly access any with a tap.

The new Mac Pro: What we wanted, what we're actually getting

Now that we've gotten a peek at the long-awaited new Mac Pro, how does it stack up against our wish-list?

Apple responds to Prism reports, emphasizes user-privacy efforts

In an open letter posted to the company's website, Apple provides information about what kinds of data it does and does not provide to U.S. government agencies, when it provides that information, and how the company promises to protect user privacy.

Set up a kid-friendly computer

You don't really want your kids to use your computer all summer long, do you? Here's how to set up a Mac that's just right for their small and messy hands.