Dan MorenContributor, Macworld

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Dan has been writing about all things Apple since 2006, when he first started contributing to the MacUser blog. Since then he's covered most of the company's major product releases and reviewed every major revision of iOS. In his "copious" free time, he's usually grinding away on a novel or two.

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The next big thing in tech ought to be better batteries

One of the trickiest problems with our Apple devices these days is keeping them all charged.

5 apps and accessories for getting more done on the road

With a trusty iPad keyboard, writing apps, and ways to access any file on your Mac back home, you'll be able to travel light without missing a step.

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Apple's web of authentication

Apple uses three main authentication factors: something you know, something you have, and something you are.

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Three reasons to run your own Mac server

Running a server isn’t as scary as you’d think. Here are three reasons why you should consider it, too.

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Sorry, macOS: Messages’ best new features are iOS only

Apple is upping its messaging game in iOS 10, but many of its best features can’t be experienced on non-iOS devices—not even on the Mac. Dan Moren explains why that’s both good and bad.

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Who benefits from Apple's public betas? We all do

Apple's public beta program has its ups and downs, but in the end, everybody wins, even if you don't install macOS Sierra or iOS 10 for months.

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It's the ecosystem, stupid: Why Apple's latest OS's complete each other

With iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3, we've gone beyond the stage of Apple products simply working better with other Apple products, and more into them actively working together.

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New iOS extensions stand to benefit Apple Watch

By opening up its core iOS services to third-party developers, Apple is paving the way for some major innovation in watchOS 3.

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With Sierra, Apple lets the Mac be the Mac

Our fears about the grand unification of OS X and iOS were unfounded.

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WWDC wish list: Surprises, wild cards, and one more things

Real tech surprises don't happen that often, but Apple has a knack for pulling them off.

Remembering the long-ago days of upgradeable Macs

A toast to all the cases we've opened, RAM we've installed, and processors we've replaced.

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Apple's intelligent assistant plans shouldn't just echo the Echo

Opening up Siri would accomplish more than releasing a device like Google Home or Amazon Echo.

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Here's hoping Google's new messaging apps aren't just two more silos

Allo and Duo sound cool, and we're glad they're coming to iOS. But how many more closed messaging systems does the world need?

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Reimagining the iPad's Smart Connector

The Smart Connector on the iPad Pro could do more than just connect a keyboard—couldn't it?

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Confessions of a digital packrat

It’s easy to hold onto each and every piece of digital information that passes through your life. But should you?