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Review: BearExtender Mini gets your Mac connected to faraway Wi-Fi hotspots

The BearExtender Mini is a small, powerful USB accessory for boosting your Mac's ability to connect to wireless networks.

Go green and save money with a programmable thermostat

We put three programmable thermostats to the test to find out which is the most powerful, flexible, likely to reduce your energy bill.

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Review: Compact Kanex MySpot extends an Ethernet network to Wi-Fi

Kanex's MySpot lets you extend your Ethernet network to Wi-Fi using a compact, USB-powered accessory. However, it suffers from using older wireless technology and security.

The 28th Annual Editors' Choice Awards

Our 28th annual Eddys recognize the year's 21 greatest Apple-related products for work, entertainment, mobile use, and creative tasks.

New AirPort Express a tiny Wi-Fi base station powerhouse

For the money, the AirPort Express makes an effective base station for modestly sized apartments or homes, or where access is only needed in a few adjacent rooms in an office.

Airtoggle saves menu-bar space, toggles Wi-Fi from the keyboard

Airtoggle is a nifty utility that lets you toggle Wi-Fi from the keyboard and frees up some menu-bar space.

Cloak secures your Internet traffic without the hassle

Connecting to public Wi-Fi networks can be risky. Cloak gives you the benefits of a virtual private network (VPN) without the usual setup, configuration, and activation hassles.

Mac mini with Lion Server ideal for SOHO and SMB

The Mac mini server was already a great machine. The latest version, the Mac mini with Lion Server, is even better.

NetSpot helps you optimize your Wi-Fi networks

NetSpot is a remarkable aid in laying out even a small-home Wi-Fi network, using a Mac laptop as your wireless-survey tool.

iNet is a must-have for network monitoring and troubleshooting

iNet offers an easy-to-use summary of information, beautifully presented, about your network and the devices on it.

AirPort Utility for iPhone and iPad

AirPort Utility for iOS is the perfect tool for configuring and troubleshooting Apple’s gear without having to lug a laptop around.

Review: Denon RCD-N7 Network CD Receiver with AirPlay packs a lot of functionality into a compact package

The Denon RCD-N7, an AirPlay-enabled receiver, packs a heck of a lot of functionality into a compact package.

Mac OS X Lion Server

The ninth major release of Apple’s server operating system is as big a change as the change from OS X Server 1.0 to OS X Server 10.0. In many ways, Mac OS X Lion Server (version 10.7) succeeds, but it is hampered by UI annoyances and inconsistencies that will probably be fixed in future updates. But right now, using Lion Server is a tad more maddening than it should be.