Dan MorenSenior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

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.

Reading List: Do it yourself

Apple's reportedly building an in-house team to work on speech recognition research, but its in-house advertising team isn't doing so hot.

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Apple launches Back to School promo, offers gift cards with purchase

As in past years, Apple is offering a gift card to the Apple Store alongside the qualifying purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone for the upcoming school year.

OS X 10.9.4 update fixes Wi-Fi network issue, includes Safari 7.0.5

The latest revision of Mavericks patches a number of bugs, including one that could prevent Macs from not joining a known Wi-Fi network.

iOS 7.1.2 arrives with fixes for iBeacons, mail attachment encryption, more

A relatively small update for Apple's mobile devices patches bugs with a handful of features, and brings some security fixes as well.

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iTunes U update will bring course creation, management to iPad

Beginning in July, the iTunes U app for iPad will let teachers create courses right on the device, among other improvements.

How to work around the current Podcast app crashing bug

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Is Apple's Podcasts app crashing on your iOS device? Rene Ritchie has a suggestion for how to work around the bug until Apple fixes it.

TVs, watches, Glass, and the Smartphone Cold War

We discuss the aftermath of Google's IO developer conference, including smartwatches, Android TV, the absence of Google Glass, and the Google/Apple cold war. With guests Jason Cross and Susie Ochs.

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Apple drops iPod touch prices, powers up 16GB model

The touchscreen iPod is now cheaper across the board, and the 16GB model is finally a fully-fledged member of the family.

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Five new ways Google is taking on Apple

At its I/O developer conference, Google announced a slew of new products and technologies. But these five are targeted most directly at Apple.

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Podcast: Lightning strikes once

Chris Breen is joined by Dans Frakes and Moren to talk about the ubiquity of Dropbox, the next Apple TV, and Lightning-struck headphones.

Reading List: News to me

Apple's rolled out more channels on the Apple TV, Angela Ahrendts posts to Linked In, and more.

Apple introduces new, entry-level iMac

The 21.5-inch model comes with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, and starts at just $1099.

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Reeder 2 for Mac review: Consume RSS with speed, style

For those who don't need advanced features, Reeder 2 lets you quickly and easily read your RSS feeds. Gesture control and support for plenty of sharing services give the app polish.

Too many apps, robot convoys, and E3 excitement

We discuss the aftermath of Apple's developer conference, debate whether there are just too many apps, talk about exciting gaming announcements from E3, and ponder the other uses for autonomous vehicles.

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Reading List: Zen and the art of product design

A new lock screen bypass rears its head, Apple aims for more marketing moves, and exactly what kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs?