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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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.


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?

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Imagining a totally wireless MacBook or iPhone

Someday one port will seem like one port too many.

Why Intel's problem won't be Apple's problem

Intel's dominance of the PC market just led it to lay off 12,000 people, but Apple is smart enough to hedge its bets.

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Is Apple ready for a car trip?

Cars are more than design and technology. They're also about service and infrastructure.

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Pencil it in: Apple should bring back handwriting recognition on the iPad

A few third-party apps let you search for words you wrote with the Apple Pencil, but real handwriting-to-text translation across iOS would be even better.

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Could Apple Pay clean up the in-app purchase mess?

Making Apple Pay available for digital purchases could be a game changer.

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As tech gets more complex, the best tech stays simple

Voice control and simplified interfaces are two key ways to keep technology from becoming so complicated it loses its convenience factor.